Sunday, October 20, 2013

"Majicks" Vol. 1 Update / The Alien Factor screening

The shipment of Ray Harryhausen - Master of the Majicks Vol. 1 has arrived and is clearing Customs. I should be able to pick up the shipment this coming Tuesday or Wednesday. Given the need to truck the shipment to my offices and unload, I should be able to start shipping customer orders by Thursday or Friday. All preparations have been made on my end to start that process.

Everyone should keep in mind that I will be sending out a shipping confirmation e-mail (with tracking number) as each order goes out, so you will know that your order is on its way.

In the meantime, tomorrow night (Monday, October 21) I will be attending a midnight screening of The Alien Factor (1977) at The Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax in Hollywood. This was the first feature film I worked on— I designed and created the opening main title sequence and animated the stop motion "Leemoid" creature at the end. All pretty crude in retrospect, but "ya gotta start somewhere." I'll bring along what's left of the Leemoid model for a little show-and-tell before the screening.

Here's the link to "The United States of Horror" series going on at The Silent Movie Theater, which includes the listing for The Alien Factor:

If anyone reading this attends the screening, be sure to come up and say Hello!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"Majicks" Vol. 1 Has Arrived

The shipment of Ray Harryhausen - Master of the Majicks Vol. 1 has arrived at the port of Los Angeles. The shipment is going through Customs and will then be trucked to a nearby warehouse. I will then pick up the shipment and bring all the books to my offices to commence shipping. Barring any unforeseen delays, I expect orders to start going out to customers by the middle of next week.

In the meantime, our workspace is being organized and packing and mailing supplies (boxes, bubble wrap, mailing labels, etc.) are being assembled so that we'll be set and ready to go straight away.

Thanks to everyone for your continued patience. We're almost there...!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Diana Harryhausen passed away on Sunday, October 6. 

We extend our condolences to Ray and Diana's daughter, Vanessa.

Top: Ray and Diana at a preview screening of Jason and the Argonauts
at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood in 1963.

Bottom: Ray and Diana celebrate Ray's 90th birthday
in England in June, 2010.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

"Majicks" Vol. 1 - Final week of transport

Ray Harryhausen - Master of the Majicks Vol. 1 should complete its journey from the factory to the Port of Los Angeles by the end of this coming week. At that point, the shipment will have to clear Customs (which can take 3-10 days, depending on volume of shipments at the port), and then trucked up to my warehouse for shipping to customers.

In the meantime, I'm preparing everything for the packing and shipping of customer orders— boxes, bubble wrap, address labels, etc.— as well as arranging the workspace. Everything should be ready to go.

I'll be attending Son of Monsterpalooza this coming Saturday at the Marriott Burbank Hotel and Convention Center (near the Burbank airport). Hope to see some of you there!

Friday, October 4, 2013

E-mail problem fixed

Just a quick note to followup my previous post to say that Earthlink's web hosting servers are all back online and e-mail to Archive Editions and everything else is working fine.

If anyone tried to contact me and had their e-mail bounce back, please give it another try.

The shipment of books continues on its journey, and all's well.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Majicks on schedule / e-mail outage

My website is hosted on Earthlink, and since late Monday night Earthlink has been experiencing an outage connected to their web-hosting servers. Hopefully, this will be corrected soon. In the meantime, I am unable to send or receive e-mail using any of the "" addresses. If you have sent an e-mail, don't worry— I'll get it eventually and will respond as soon as I can.

In the meantime, I can report that transport of Majicks Vol. 1 is proceeding as planned. No specific developments, but making forward progress.

I'll update this blog next Sunday morning with the latest developments.


Ernest Farino
Archive Editions