Jurassic Fandom: An Ethnographic Study
Internet fandom itself is a widely held presence on numerous Internet communities and message boards from Star Wars, Star Trek, and Stargate to various other science-fiction related series. The fact is, so little know about the Jurassic Park online fandom. … Continue reading →
We apologize for the delay, but the new content we said would be available yesterday is now available.
You can go to the Film-Canon Mod section (located under "Interaction") in order to download version 2.0. We also have version 1.5 still available in case anyone wants to use those skins instead. Just remember, that our permission and credit claims extend to every version of the mod.
You can also head over to the General Notes section of the encyclopedia to view the new Size Chart. Please note that while the image shown on the page still shows the old version of the mod you will in fact be downloading the new version. We are working on correcting that issue.
We also have three new wallpapers available in the Downloads section as part of the Film-Canon Mod release.
Again; we apologize for the delay but hope everyone will enjoy the new content.
JP/// Anniversary, Contest Winners, and New Content
Date: Friday, July 18, 2008 - 11:53 AM (Eastern Time)
If you received Issue 04 of our Newsletter (sent out late last night) than you know that today is the seventh anniversary of Jurassic Park ///, the third film in the Jurassic Park franchise.
We decided to try something different for this anniversary compared to the last Jurassic Park anniversary (the fifteenth, if you didn't already know). Instead of contests and prizes JPL is releasing all sorts of new content. Most of it is updates to existing projects, but they are enjoyable none-the-less.
First is version 2.0 of the Film-Canon Mod, a game mod for the popular JP game Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. Similar to version 1.5, 2.0 also has new and more varied dinosaur skins for an even more realistic and immersing Jurassic Park experience.
Next is and updated version of the Ultimate JP Series Size Comparative Chart, which is bigger than ever before! It features new dinosaur renders, as well as species not seen in previous versions of the chart.
Note: Both will not be available for download until later tonight when our servers update. This will be accompanied by a second announcement.
That's right; exactly 150 years go (July 1, 1858 to be exact) Charles Darwin and fellow scientist Alfred Wallace presented papers on the development (and thus evolution) of animals to the Linnean Society in London.
At the time there was little reaction, but a year later things became heated with Darwin's "On the Origin of Species."
If Darwin had not made this revolutionary discovery than we today would be unable to comprehend the idea of evolution. Even our concepts of dinosaurs, and thus Jurassic Park, would be completely different.
In acknowledgment of his work the Linnean Society will be holding numerous speeches and meetings; one for today's occasion, another in February 2009 to celebrate Darwin's 200th birthday, and then again in November 2009 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of "On the Origin of Species."
I hope you will all take a moment to remember Darwin's contributions to science and society. Without his work Jurassic Park would not be, and modern science would be nonexistent.
You can read articles on the occasion here, on MSNBC, and another here on digitaljournal.com.
Site B Newsletter - Issue 03 Released
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 15:35 PM (Eastern Time)
The third issue of Site B: The Official Jurassic Park Legacy Newsletter, has been released to all subscribers.
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