Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Work of local Sci-fi Author to be featured at AnimeKon

Hi, peoples. You alL know I love my books and also supporting local talent, so here's some info on a local writer I mentioned earlier, TK Toppin. She's participating in the upcoming AnimeKon on July 2 and 3:

When the annual Animation and Gaming convention AnimeKon comes off on July 2 and 3 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, local author, TK Toppin, will be one of its main exhibitors.

Ms. Toppin will be promoting her debut science fiction (SF) romance novel The Lancaster Rule, published by Champagne Books of Canada.

AnimeKon fans will also have an opportunity to chat with TK Toppin about the other two books in the Lancaster trilogy – The Master Key and The Eternal Knot.

“Attending AnimeKon will be my first public appearance since I started writing seriously. I hope the show is well attended and I look forward to meeting and greeting SF enthusiasts,” Ms. Toppin said.

The Lancaster Rule can be purchased from DAYS Bookstore, Independence Square and Zen Bookstore, 8th Avenue, Belleville.

The Master Key will be available in ebook format in July from the Amazon, OmniLit, Fictionwise and All Romance Books websites, with the paperback version hitting bookstores in August. The Eternal Knot is due to be published in early 2012.

AnimeKon will be open to the public on July 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and on July 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Good luck with the writing, TK!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rihanna to get LOUD in Barbados

I knew this day was going to come eventually.

The Barbados Tourism Authority revealed today that it has signed a multi-year deal with local superstar Rihanna to exclusively promote Barbados as a tourist destination.

In a press release today, it stated that the three-year partnership officially kicks off in Barbados on August 5, 2011 with a full-length concert of her current “Loud” tour produced by the BTA and Roc Nation.

“Barbados is a place like no other and one of the reasons for this is the spirit and national pride of our people,” said Rihanna. “I want each and every visitor to this beautiful island to experience what makes this destination different from all others and that is the spirit and warmth of my fellow Barbadians.”

The BTA release further noted that as an ambassador for Barbados, over the next three years, Rihanna will exclusively promote the destination through advertising campaigns, promotional appearances and via her social media presence.

In addition to her concert in Barbados this summer, Rihanna will promote travel to the island from Brazil during her appearance on tour in September.

Well, this should be interesting. She's brave for sure, because you know what they say about a prophet in his own land. I'm sure they'll be a massive crowd in attendance for sure, definitely the Oval will be needed as a venue for this one.

I'll be sure to bring more on this mega event as time goes on.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer fun reading

I just finished reading a great science fiction novel written by a Bajan! It's called The Lancaster Rule, the first in a trilogy by local writer TK Toppin.
Check out the book trailers for the Lanacaster Rule and its successor, The Master Key.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Miles Robertson's quiet revolution

Although he's not as visible as his compatriots Rihanna, Shontelle or Hal Linton, musician Miles Robertson has been quietly making his mark as the backing keyboardist for British sensation and Grammy Award winner, Adele.

Robertson, who is a producer, engineer, drummer, violinist and musical director, has been performing with Adele since September 2008. He has appeared on popular TV shows such as Saturday Night Live, the View, Dancing With The Stars, as well as at the Grammy Awards with Sugarland.

His breakthrough to the international music stage came in 2005 when he toured as a backing musician for Atlantic Record's soca artiste Rupee. Rupee, who is also Barbadian, is known for his hits Tempted To Touch, which featured on the soundtrack for the Brett Ratner film After the Sunset.

Enjoy Miles and Adele below.

Rihanna's 'Man Down' video is here!

Rihanna - Man Down (Video) [World Premiere] by FMVCH

The video for Rihanna's new hot single 'Man Down' premiered last night on BET's 106 and Park.

I'm especially pleased because the song was co-written by fellow Bajan artiste (and yes, Cawmerian)Shontelle Layne.

Good job, girls! Keep that blue, yellow and black flying!