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RFAs and Cons, an Update: All too often lately I have to check the calendar to check what year it is and look at a map to double check what country I live in because things come up that shouldn’t be a thing in the Unties States of America in 2015. There has been a lot of attention paid to Indiana’s recent passage of their Religious Freedom Restoration Act and it’s potential impact on Gen Con.
The legislation as it was originally written left many to believe that there was a possibility for business owners to deny goods and services to members of the LGBTQ+ community with impunity by claiming that it would infringe on their religious beliefs by doing so. GenCon and Dragon Con spoke out against this law and proposed laws like it. Partly due to the backlash that Indiana’s RFA received Governor Pence amended the law to expressly prohibit discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community.
Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC Released: I don’t know anyone that has had enough of Dragon Age: Inquisition. The game is gorgeous and amazing and now with the release of the DLC Jaws of Hakkon there is even more of the game to drool over. There DLC was first released for Xbox and PC and will be coming to PlayStation in May.
As a PS4 owner I can’t wait to get my hands on the DLC, but until then I’ll just play through the main story again.
Here’s to 57 years of Who: Steven Moffat, executive producer of Doctor Who, announced that the BBC plans to keep the show running through at least 2020. Given the Doctor’s history that means he might be literally running for the next five years.
The show having worked out its regeneration restrictions could feasibly go on forever but all good things must come to an end eventually. Who knows, the show might return after its been off the air for a few decades and find another new audience that will argue over who had the best iteration, or who the best Doctor was (which is obviously 10).
News from a wicked future: You probably remember Tina Turner’s powerful voice in the original Mad Max soundtrack singing “we don’t need another hero”. Well, it seems Warner Bros doesn’t. Tom Hardy told Esquire he has just signed for three more Mad Max movies.
When asked about performing the role of Max, Hardy explained “You always wonder, why doesn’t he just top himself? [He] has humanity within him still, despite the hopelessness of his environment. He has no home and he has no hope, but he’s reluctant to give in.”
“I’ve never been more excited and out of my comfort zone.”
Mad Max: Fury Road will open in cinemas on May 14, the same day as its Cannes Film Festival premiere.
Wake me up when September starts: Penguin Random House announced later beloved author Terry Pratchett’s 41st and final Discworld novel will be published on September 10.
Tom Weldon, CEO of Penguin Random House, said: “It is a huge privilege to be publishing Sir Terry Pratchett’s final Discworld novel, The Shepherd’s Crown. Terry’s writing is loved and respected the world over and this publication will be an incredibly important and special event for us all at Penguin Random House, and for fans and readers everywhere.”
Bring back, bring back, oh bring back my bonnie to me: After David Lynch let it out on Twitter he was no longer going to direct Showtime’s Twin Peaks sequel and called the cast to apologize, iconic members of the cast including Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer) and Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne) filmed an emotional plea to the director delivered in a mysterious Twin Peaks style that relates to their roles on the show.
After 1 year and 4 months of negotiations, I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
Showtime reacted to Lynch’s Twitter broadcast with an official statement: “We were saddened to read David Lynch’s statement today since we believed we were working towards solutions with David and his reps on the few remaining deal points. Showtime also loves the world of Twin Peaks and we continue to hold out hope that we can bring it back in all its glory with both of its extraordinary creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost, at its helm.”