So a few former co-workers have formed a new company called Empire Avenue. They’ve been mostly quiet but they recently announced a beta of *whatever* it is they are doing. Now that’s the thing, this isn’t the first time people I worked with have went onto new and exciting things but this is the first time they’ve been so secretive about it and that secrecy has gotten me intrigued. Their CEO is Duleepa “Dups” Wijayawardhana and he’s the main reason I’ve been following Empire Avenue, since he’s one of the most intelligent and hardworking coworkers I’ve ever worked with. When he left BioWare a few years ago his absence was…
The fourth quarter writer winners for the Writers of the Future contest have been announced: 1st Place – Laurie Tom from Torrance, California 2nd Place – Scott W. Baker from Monterey, Tennessee 3rd Place – Lael Salaets from Oakridge, Oregon A hearty congratulations go out to the winners and it will be great to meet them this summer at the Writers of the Future awards week this summer. For those who didn’t place this time, I can only point you to Brad Torgersen’s blog where he summarizes quite aptly how significant it is to be a finalist and what it means in regards to the caliber of the writer’s work.