Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Stuff and Chewbacca Too!

That's right. I just put up some new stuff on The Helm website. Two new pages actually. One is bios and pictures of the folks who worked on The Helm. I probably should have put that page up several years ago, but for some reason, it didn't occur to me until about a week ago. Anyway, it's up now and you can look at it at to find information about all of your favorite Helm related people, like artists Bart Sears, Randy Elliott and Dan Jackson, or fabulous editor Dave Land.

The other new page is the Chewbacca page. Mathew has a great and abiding love of Chewbacca and wanted to put up a page that featured his Chewbacca based artworks. You can check that out at This page will feature a new Chewbacca-based mash up artwork every week.

And is there other stuff to talk about? Nope. Nothing.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Helm Banned in China! Well... probably

Apparently, the Chinese government just issued new entertainment guidelines meant to discourage "fantasy, time-travel, random compilations of mythical stories, bizarre plots, absurd techniques, even propagating feudal superstitions, fatalism and reincarnation, ambiguous moral lessons, and a lack of positive thinking."

Now, while this announcement has left a lot of people scratching their heads and wondering what the Chinese are doing, it seems perfectly clear to me that this is a well disguised attempt to specifically block The Helm from reaching China and transforming their civilization with its amazing power. I'm pretty sure that they heard that The Helm was getting published in France and became very concerned that their country was next.

Apart from the time travel bit, they've pretty much covered all of The Helm's bases! Those Chinese are thorough!