Jurassic Fandom: An Ethnographic Study
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News Archive - October 2010
Jurassic Park: Devils in the Desert
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 15:50 PM (Eastern Time)
The Jurassic Park stories continue from IDW publishing. A new four part series, written and illustrated by legendary John Byrne, is set to take place after the events of Jurassic Park: Redemption. Issue one is sett to release January 12th, 2011. It's listed here at IDW, and read more at Bloody-Disgusting.
Also, as you might notice when you check out the listing on IDW, below issue one of DITD is the listing for Jurassic Park: Redemption Vol. 1. The graphic novel version of the JPR series is set for a $19.99 price tag, and will most likely hit stores near the release of the second series.
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 10:09 AM (Eastern Time)
Due to some unfortunate and beyond-our-control issues with the July podcast and the fact I've been unable to edit and clean it up. I decided to move forward with the podcasts by doing them on my own for now. I also edited the initial music to be a bit shorter in it as well (my first time editing in Audacity as well too so I am going to be experimenting until I find something that works!). Be sure to download it, by right-clicking the logo in this post and "saving as" to give it a listen.
The Status of JP: Prime Survival
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 18:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Some of you may have heard of my fan film, Jurassic Park: Prime Survival. Well the movie was supposed to be released at the end of the Summer and that obviously didn't happen. I'm sorry we didn't make that deadline.
There have been numerous issues from day 1 of the film and I thought you all deserved an explaination as to what is happening with the film. No, I've not quit. The film is going to be finished. We've been having some issues with the sound which I will not go into, but it has delayed the movie a fair amount which is both dissapointed and angered me. And no doubt it annoyed you too.
We were going to attend a film festival just this past weekend and we've been trying hard to get the film ready for then, but we didn't make it. I don't really know when the film will be ready but rest assured it will be finished. I can only hope you don't lose interest because of these delays. As I've said before, there's no one who wants to see this film more than me.
Let's all hope for the best. And for now, please enjoy the trailer.
Jersey Dinosaur-Track Site Possibly Saved?
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 2:01 AM (Eastern Time)
Checking out the news lately and stalking the Project: Dryptosaurus site a tenuous situation that has been ongoing for about a month about a potential Dinosaur track site being lost in New Jersey may have come to a resolution according to this MSNBC article.
The foot fossil will be removed from the site of the new Four Seasons at Great Notch residential complex, currently under construction in the Woodland park section of Clifton, later today by volunteers and taken to the Museum of the State of New Jersey. It will be examined by scientists at a museum facility in Trenton.
I am glad a resolution to this story has finally transpired. JPL - as always - is a source that wants to stand behind the paleontology community and help in any endeavors we can. If any paleontologists or any aspiring paleontologists read this, and can find a way for us to help we will be glad to. I myself would be more than happy to provide help as needed as well too. Be sure to check out Project: Dryptosaurus pictures for more information about this track site and its successful extraction! Stay tuned to Project: Dryptosaurus itself for more information on Dryptosaurus as well too!
Oldest Dinosaurs' Footprints Found
Date: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 1:53 AM (Eastern Time)
Found recently were a group of tracks in a 25 mile area created by multiple creatures, all of which belonging to the early Triassic time period. The oldest dated track was called The Stryczowice Trackway. Two of the creatures are called Prorotodactylus and Sphingopus... Try saying that 3 times. These 2 are what Paleontologists call Stem Dinosaurs. They were predecessors to Dinosaurs and were, well, as skinny as stems.
The paper focuses on three sets of tracks all found within a 25 mile radius that were created between 250 and 246 million years ago. The oldest of the tracks, the Stryczowice trackway, contains evidence of the earliest predecessors to dinosaurs (called stem dinosaurs) ever discovered—a full five to nine million years older than the earliest skeletal remains.
The discovery is unique due to the sparsity of dinosaurs and stem dinosaurs during this period of the Earth's history. Less than two percent of fossilized footprints that date from this time period are from these early dinosaurs; most come from crocodile-like archosaurs.