April 2007: Fantasy artist Marianne Plumridge
has posted a review on her blog. You can read it here.
November 2006: Daikaiju!
contributor Eric Shapiro -- has just
announced the publication of his latest novel. Read
what he had to say about it... and, of course, pick up a copy
October 2006: "Death
is a place where the party's just getting started. That's the
way Greensboro horror writer Stephen Mark Rainey sees it anyway...." So begins an interesting article on Daikaiju!
contributor Stephen Mark Rainey in his local
entertainment paper, YES, WEEKLY. Mark talks about horror, his
writing career and, of course, Godzilla and co. Read it here.
October 2006: The release date for the sequels to Daikaiju!
has been decided: 1 June 2007.
26 July 2006: The following stories from Daikaiju! have made it onto Ellen Datlow's Highly Commended list for 2005: Paul Finch's "Calibos", Richard Harland's "The Greater Death of Saito Saku", Petri Sinda's "The Quiet Agrarian", and Doug Wood's "Lullabye". The list appears as an appendage to Ellen Datlow's annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror anthology. Big congratulations to all concerned!
12 May 2006: Note to authors: the content of the two sequels to Daikaiju! has already been finalised. We are not looking for new stories at this time.
3 May 2006: News on the Daikaiju! sequel! There's going to be two of them! Details here.
3 May 2006: Contributor Terry Dartnall has just had his first collection published. More info here.
20 April 2006: This year's Australian National SF Convention, Conjure 2006, proved a particularly good one for Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales, which won a Ditmar (the Australian Hugo) for Best Collection of 2005. Yay team!
6 April 2006: Big news about the much-anticipated sequel to Daikaiju! coming soon. Watch this space!
6 April 2006: Pictorial contributor Todd Tennant is currently involved in an amazing project that sees him developing a graphic novel based on the original unused script for the US Godzilla movie, written (and abandoned) in 1994. If you want to get a taste of what "might have been", check out his ongoing work here.
6 April 2006: A whole bunch of new animations from the Guidolon Project have been added to the site. Check them out!
10 March 2006: Frank Wu and Todd Tennant's Guidolon Project has made it onto "Ain't It Cool News" -- probably the biggest internet "gossip/rumor-mill" for these kinds of movies, TV and other genre culture. You can find the "blurb" here. Just scroll down to the bottom to the heading "More Kaiju Fan Work".
6 March 2006: Newly added to the site is information on the progress of Todd Tennant and Frank Wu's development of The Guidolon Project, which aims to produce an animated version of Frank's wonderfully funny and bizarre story from Daikaiju!: "The Tragical History of Guidolon, the Giant Space Chicken". Here you can learn about the Project, see Todd's creature designs and watch some exciting "test" footage. Check it out regularly!
26 February 2006: Re: my entry for 15 December last year (just below). Richard Harland's Daikaiju! story, "The Greater Death of Saito Saku" and Rosaleen Love's Daikaiju! story "Once Giants Roamed the Earth" have both won the Australian 2005 Aurealis Award for Best Short Fantasy Story. Yes, it actually was a tie! Remarkable!
In related news, Garth Nix's Daikaiju! story, "Read It In the News!", has been chosen by David Hartwell to appear in his influential Year's Best SF volume. Well done, Garth!