Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS Digest.

In the news ...

--A Blade Runner fanfiction story by Sara Campbell has been found! Campbell was the editor and publisher of the first Blade Runner fanzine, CITYSPEAK. The story is titled "Two Faces" and is featured in the fanzine, "TIME WARP". As Anne Elizabeth Zeek, the fanzine's Editor-in-chief, said of "Two Faces"; 
"Sara Campbell's "Two Faces" gives us a unique look at the world of the BLADE RUNNER. Consider most carefully the title of this vignette -- and then prepare yourself for an ending that will twist around all your preconceptions of the universe presented to us in that most complex and fascinating movie." 
The story is available to read and download at the CITYSPEAK athenaeum website HERE

--The 2014 Philip K. Dick Festival date and location has been set: April 25-26, 2014 -- UC Irvine in Irvine, California. A Facebook event has been set up for this festival in addition to the Facebook page that has been used for the two previous conferences.

Event Page

Fan Page

--An early charcoal production sketch depicting a scene that takes place in the "sidewalk diner", later known in the final film as the "White Dragon noodle bar". The sketch is from the great Mentor Huebner (1917-2001), production illustrator on the film. More HERE.

--Brandon Bye reviews the book, "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School," by Kevin Smokler. Among the books to reread? Well, read HERE to find out. 

--Pre-order your Nexus 6: Pris 1/16 figure HERE! -- from S. Petersen.

Now for some articles, art, and videos!



"Too bad she won't live" -- Andrew Lyons




For several years, MOVIEBARCODE has compressed entire films and famous film sequences into barcode-like images where the lines represent frames from the movie. There are hundreds in the archive and prints are available too. Seen here at top, Blade Runner. And here's a Movie Barcode Generator so you can do it yourself! (via @death_waltz_records)


Adam Savage Makes a Blade Runner Blaster Carrying Case

Blade Runner - The Film Noir Cut

LittleBigPlanet Vita Blade Runner (movie) by wolfy_616
More about the game HERE.

Back in December 2012, Adam Savage talked about his obsession with the PKD Blaster. The video is below. 

And again in July 2012.

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Have a better one!

~ Kipple

NOTE:  To those Blade Runner/DADoES enthusiasts that create articles, art, music, or videos; please submit them to if you'd like them to be included or mentioned in the OFF-WORLD NEWS. At present, the OFF-WORLD NEWS is coordinated by one person -- ME! I don't always have the time to scour the net in search of material for this newsletter -- as a result, I miss some fantastic fan-creations. And I can't always stay up-to-date with the on-going fan projects. So, please help me help you!  ~ Craig  

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