Here's a blog post on the fulldome Web site for a blog post on the Loch Ness Productions Web site -- kind of a meta blog post.

Loch Ness Productions is pleased to announce that, yes, we now have a blog. It's where we share our thoughts about fulldome and answer questions like:

"What's new at Loch Ness Productions?"

"How do you choose fulldome shows for distribution?"

"How do you decide on topics for show production?"

"How did you get started?"

"What's your favorite fulldome show?"

We get asked these and many other questions by our colleagues at meetings, on the phone, in emails. Over the years we've enjoyed talking to many of you and having philosophical and technical discussions about fulldome shows, astronomy, space science, and many other cool topics that we have experience with in our daily work.

We're not often asked to share our experiences at meetings as guest speakers, but we do end up having fascinating conversations one-on-one with conference attendees. At IPS last year, after a long conversation with someone about writing for fulldome, he said, "Gee, you oughta write a book, you guys know so much."

That got us to thinking about creating a blog where we could share what we know freely. Our CEO, Carolyn Collins Petersen, already writes a fairly popular one about astronomy and space science, called "TheSpacewriter's Ramblings" and so she pondered about creating a Loch Ness Productions blog. We could make it a place where we talk about our thoughts and philosophies of fulldome, review shows, put our press releases, announce new shows, explain why we create what we create or distribute what we distribute -- in short, a place where we can have electronic conversations with colleagues year-round, not just when all of us happen to be at the same conference at the same time.

So, we launched the Loch Ness Productions Blog on June 25th. You can find it here:

http://www.lochnessproductions.com/lnpblog

Before, you actually had to make the effort to surf to the Loch Ness Productions Web site to find out the latest happenings. Now, by using WordPress and Feedburner for the blog, we can provide more functionality. You can subscribe and get the news automatically provided to you — by e-mail, or through our RSS feed

Today's entry talks about volume discount pricing for California Academy of Sciences show licenses, and announces two new versions of the gorgeous "Chaos and Order".

We welcome readers, comments and questions. It's not a one-way conversation, so please join in.

Come visit us in the blogosphere!


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