Statement of #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force on Scarlett Johansson’s Lawsuit Against Disney

August 31, 2021 – The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force calls on Disney to respect Scarlett Johansson’s professional and artistic work on the film Black Widow. The first way to respect Ms. Johansson is to pay her properly and not use unethical contractual maneuvers to avoid payment. This is not the first time the Task Force has seen Disney attempt such twisting of contractual language.   The...

Fanatical Unveils Six Warhammer Digital Novel Collections as Part of The Big Story Weekend

Fanatical unveils six Warhammer digital novel collections as part of The Big Story Weekend Plus claim your FREE anime & manga comics bundle! August, 20th 2021 – Fanatical is inviting you to read tales of war, bravery and deception as the digital retailer has launched six Warhammer digital novel collections today as part of The Big Story Weekend for a limited time only. The collections, from...

Coast to Coast! WGA West and WGA East Join #DisneyMustPay Task Force

LOS ANGELES (August 19, 2021) – Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) are joining the #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force. The Task Force’s goals are to ensure that all writers who are owed royalties and/or statements for their media-tie in work are identified and that Disney and other companies honor their contractual obligations to those writers after acquiring...

#DisneyMustPay Task Force Begins Outreach to All Comic Book Creators Looking for Missing Royalties

LOS ANGELES (August 12, 2021) – The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force is expanding its focus and reaching out to all comic book and graphic novel creators who may be missing royalty statements and payments from Disney and its companies.   “Writers, artists, illustrators, letterers, and other artists are valued members of the creative teams that produce art and literature that is enjoyed by millions,”...

Inkwell’s Inking Challenge 2021 Result in More #ink-magic

The non-profit Inkwell Awards, devoted to promoting the art of comic book inking, has released the list of artists participating in its Joe Sinnott Tribute Challenge Spotlight. The event features artist Ron Frenz’s exclusive pencil art of Marvel’s Thor, which was scanned and sent to a variety of ink artists to embellish. The artwork will be then auctioned for fundraising. According to...

BOOM! Studios Begins Work with #DisneyMustPay Task Force

LOS ANGELES (May 25) – The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force is pleased to announce that BOOM! Studios have begun to work with them to achieve the Task Force’s goals to ensure that all writers who are owed royalties and/or statements for their media-tie in work are identified and that Disney and other companies honor their contractual obligations to those writers after acquiring the companies that...

Major Updates from the #DisneyMustPay Task Force More Author Groups Join the Task Force

LOS ANGELES (May 11) #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force is pleased to share news and updates as it works towards its goal that all WritersMustBePaid.org. Alan Dean Foster, James Kahn, and Donald F. Glut, the novelization authors of the original Star Wars trilogy, have resolved their royalties’ issues and will be paid by Disney. The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers (IAMTW), the International...

Inkwell Awards 2021 Results in #ink-magic

The Inkwell Awards has announced the winners of its 14th annual awards for excellence in the comic-book inking art form. Results are normally first made public at its live awards ceremony during its host show, The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, but at present, due to uncertainties with the Covid-19 pandemic, the show status is unknown and the ceremony is cancelled. Nominees were chosen by a separate...

#DisneyMustPay Uncovers Additional Unpaid Writer – Joint Task Force Announced by Major Professional Writers Associations

#DisneyMustPay Uncovers Additional Unpaid Writers Joint Task Force Announced by Major Professional Writers Associations   LOS ANGELES April 29. Contract issues with Disney-owned/controlled companies continue to affect multiple authors across different writer organizations. To advocate for these writers, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) formed the #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force...

New Pathfinder Comic Comes to Kickstarter!

April 14, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment and Paizo Inc. are proud to debut an exciting Pathfinder comic book making its world premiere on Kickstarter and live right now with lots of cool extra content for fans! Pathfinder: Fumbus is a 40-page standalone special issue starring the riotous eponymous goblin alchemist. The mischievous goblins of Pathfinder have always been one of the iconic roleplaying...

Fandom Acquires Fanatical

FANDOM ACQUIRES FANATICAL, BRINGING ECOMMERCE TO ITS 330+ MILLION MONTHLY FANS San Francisco, CA (February 24, 2021) – Fandom, Inc., the world’s largest fan platform with more than 330 million monthly users, today announced that it has completed an acquisition of Fanatical, a leading gaming e-commerce platform. Fanatical offers a growing catalog of over 8,000 digital games, ebooks and e-learning...

Kringle Down! and Wendigo Tales Audiobooks

Chandler, AZ December 21, 2020 – Pinnacle Entertainment Group and Soundbooth Theater announce a partnership to bring an exciting variety of short fiction to audiobook format. Keep reading to find a holiday-themed audiobook, Kringle Down! Pinnacle Entertainment Group is the creator of Wendigo Tales, short fiction based on the many genres of their Savage Worlds™ tabletop roleplaying game. ...

It Is a Gaming Streaming Weekend with Worldbuilders

  $784,000 Raised So Far   Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders Fundraiser  for Heifer International    The geek community is very consistent, set a goal and they will bust through it. The goal was $775,000 and $784,000 has been raised for the Worldbuilders fundraiser for Heifer International.   This Weekend Die Hard Dice has donated RPG games to be given away during this weekend when Worldbuilders...

Where Can I Buy Neil Gaiman’s Typewriter?

  Worldbuilders’ End of the Year Auction  Offers Many Exclusive Items   For the past week Worldbuilders has presented a few dozen fun and intriguing panels, with some honored guests who joined the fun. But the Worldbuilders fundraiser isn’t just about the panels! The Auction is still going for all the awesome items you won’t find anywhere else.   A few of the showcased items include: Signed...

Authors Playing “Among Us” and $740,000 Raised for Heifer International

  All The Way from 1965 $740,000 Raised So Far   Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders Fundraiser  for Heifer International    The geek community is very close to reaching its third goal of $750,000 for the Worldbuilders fundraiser for Heifer International.   Highlights of Wednesday Galactic Journey took us back to back to 1965 – when Heifer International was 21 years old – for...

Galactic Journey Telethon for Heifer from Worldbuilders

  Mondays are Awesome $712,000 Raised So Far   Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders Fundraiser  for Heifer International    Today, the geek community is on its way to break through its second goal of $700,000 for the Worldbuilders fundraiser for Heifer International. Now our goal is $750,000, we can do this.   Join the crew from Galactic Journey to travel back to 1965 – when Heifer...

WOW! $635K! Fake Books! Real Compassion!

  Goal Status: Smashed! $635,000 Raised So Far   Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders Fundraiser  for Heifer International    Sunday, the geek community smashed the first goal of $500,000 and is well on its way to break through its second goal of $700,000 for the Worldbuilders fundraiser for Heifer International.   Special Announcement  As we reached our goal of $500,000, the Humble Bundle...

Imaginary Book Club & the Humble Bundle Community

$450,000 Raised as of Day Five Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders Fundraiser  for Heifer International    Worldbuilders, the Geeks Doing Good non-profit founded by best-selling fantasy Patrick Rothfuss continues to raise money for Heifer International. In just 5 days the geek community has raised more than $450,000.   Special Announcement  Humble Bundle community is ready to put another $100K...

Vampires, Heifers & Geeks

$430,000 Raised as of Day Four  Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders Fundraiser  for Heifer International  Worldbuilders, the Geeks Doing Good non-profit founded by best-selling fantasy Patrick Rothfuss continues to raise money for Heifer International. In just 4 days the geek community has raised more than $430,000.   Special Announcement  This just in: the Humble Bundle community was so happy...

Inkwell Awards Announces Artists For Ivan Reis Spotlight Challenge #ink-magic

(New Bedford, MA/USA—Nov 23, 2020) The non-profit Inkwell Awards, devoted to promoting the art of comic book inking, has released the list of 24 artists participating in its fifth annual Sinnott Inking Challenge Spotlight. This year’s Challenge features artist Ivan Reis’ take on DC’s iconic super-team The Justice League from the cover art to DC’s Man of Steel (2018) as originally...