L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36 Cover Art Announced

The cover art depicts a young princess holding a phoenix egg representing an unknown future

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers & Illustrators of the Future Volume 36 releasing April 2020

Head shot of Echo Chernik, award winning illustrator who is also the Coordinating Judge for the Illustrators of the Future Contest

Echo Chernik is the Coordinating Judge for the Illustrators of the Future Contest

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L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers & Illustrators of the Future

The L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 36 cover art was inspired by the most successful SF&F writing contest and illustration contest in the world.

The 'Uncertain Egg' is a piece about undiscovered potential. It's about hope, dreams, and the unknown.”

— Echo Chernik

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — World-renowned artist Echo Chernik has painted the cover art for L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36 releasing April 2020.

Echo Chernik had wanted to create a cover for the Writers and Illustrators of the Future anthology because of what she had observed the Contests doing for aspiring artists and authors. In describing her art, Chernik stated, "The 'Uncertain Egg' is a piece about undiscovered potential. It's about hope, dreams, and the unknown." Regarding the impact of the Contests themselves, she went on, "The illustration is also about being supported, and encouraged—and given the wings to fly. L. Ron Hubbard dreamed of helping undiscovered talent soar and succeed, and we strive to continue that legacy by providing support, encouragement, publicity, and education to the burgeoning talent that is upcoming."

The upcoming volume 36 also contains a short story by New York Times bestselling science fiction author and Writers of the Future Contest judge Jody Lynn Nye, entitled "The Phoenix's Peace" which was inspired by Chernik's cover art. She told us, "My story complements Echo's vision, in that the main character, a young priestess who, like our writers and illustrators, has to learn as she goes forward in her chosen career, making use of what she is given by those who have devoted their lives to the same art. She is able to face a crisis and rise beside the phoenix, thanks to mentors who help her nurture her own innate talent."

Echo Chernik has more than twenty years of experience as a professional commercial artist in the advertising field, and five years as an instructor of graphics and digital illustration at Pratt Institute, Westchester Community College, Marymount Manhattan, and Skidmore CCI. She specializes in art nouveau-influenced poster design, advertisements, package design, and book covers. She has been an Illustrators of the Future judge since 2016.

Writers of the Future is a contest initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 as a means of providing a helping hand to aspiring writers. Due to the immense success of the writing contest, a sister competition, Illustrators of the Future, was created.

The annual Contests draw entrants from around the globe and are free to enter. Winners retain full rights to their work and each is given cash awards. Grand prize winners receive an additional $5,000. The Contest flies out all winners to Los Angeles for an expense-paid, week-long workshop of writing tips and how-to advice given by Contest judges and culminates in a black-tie gala awards event.

For more information, go to www.writersofthefuture.com.

To preorder your copy, go to bit.ly/WOTF36.

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Valentines Day Gifts for Him

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Valentines Day Gifts for Him

BRISTOL, UK, January 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — There is nothing more difficult than trying to find something for him on valentines day. You don't know whether to get them chocolates, or a photo frame, or something that they will be able to use more often. Something that they will be able to use but is still a good valentines day gift. It can be easy to pick something from amazon like headphones however if you want something for that someone who love skincare and haircare products then we can help you choose the perfect gift. The best valentines day gifts are the ones with the most effort put into it. If you want a gift set you can check out this gift guide for men, forget the gadgets, gift cards, bluetooth earbuds" airpods", and other gift ideas that you may be thinking of getting for your other half.

We have a list of some of our best valentine's day gifts so you are able to get a great gift for your significant other.

Murdock Bailey Collection Gift Set

Murdock Artful Collection Gift Set

Haeckels Hand Care Rituals Gift Set

Patricks Jet Life Travel Essentials Kit

Stop The Water While Using Me! Travel Kit

If you want to give your partner a bunch of toiletry's so that you can give him a unique valentine's day gifts that's different from any other.

If you want to find a valentines gift for her then you can go over to our sister website's blog Calissa where you can find some of the best gifts for her.

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Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Her

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Valentines day is coming up and it can be incredibly difficult to decide what to get her. There are so many gift ideas but you want to step it up a notch.

BRISTOL, UK, January 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Romantic gift's to a loved one can often be for keepsake, like a photo album or a teddy bear, however if you want to get your money's worth then it's always better to go for something that she can use all the time. Chances are if you buy a thoughtful gift she will love it either way, just because you spent time thinking about getting her something. It also shows her how much you pay attention to her, by buying her skincare products if she is a skincare fanatic or makeup if she loves wearing makeup. Our list of valentine's day gift ideas are perfect for those who want to think outside the box this valentines day.

We have a wide range of gift sets and gift boxes. They are perfect for all year round and for any occasion, including Valentines day! You can still be romantic while also giving a practical gift. We have a few products that we think would be great to gift.

1. Compagnie De Provence EP Wild Rose Soft Skin Set
2. Dr. Hauschka Favourites Collection
3. Caudalie Travel Set 2019

If you wan't to put together a gift box of products as a valentine's gift. We have a wide range of products that you can put together into a basket or hamper that will look amazing put together.

MOR Marshmallow Deluxe Soy Candle 266g

Relax and enjoy the date with this candle. Perfect for relaxing at home, and it can easily fit into the room.

Mor Correspondence Pepperberry Cardamom Reed Diffuser 180ml

This diffuser is perfect for those who worry about lighting candles, or for those who don't want to light something in their room. This gives off a nice aroma while also looking slick.

Compagnie De Provence EP Pink Grapefruit Hand Cream 30ml

This hand cream is perfect during the winter months going into spring, the scent of rose isn't too strong. She can take care of her hands with this hand cream.

Compagnie De Provence EP Wild Rose Liquid Marseille Soap 500ml

This soap is perfect for those who love aesthetic, this soap does not only smell good, it's great for your skin and looks cute in any bathroom.

bkr Jet Water Bottle 1L

Water bottles are perfect for those who like to keep hydrated, this black water bottle is perfect for those who want to look cute without adding too much colour.

Niche Tea Body 15 bags 37.5g

Tea is always a good choice when making a basket or gift box, as so many people love drinking tea. This tea is specifically for the body, so it helps the inside of your body while also tasting great.

Skin & Tonic London Rose Lip Balm 4.3g

This lip balm is great to keep the lips hydrated. You can easily apply this lip balm when your lips get dry and it's something every girl has in her bag. So instead of her having to buy one, you can restock something that smells amazing and is practical.

If they love makeup products here is a selection of some of our favourite makeup products;

Ardell Flawless Lashes 805

The perfect lashes for the valentines date night. For when she wants to dress up for you, you can help by getting her something she will love, with these flawless lashes.

Billion Dollar Brows 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows

The billion dollar brows are a brand that was made for eyebrows and it's perfect for those who want to have beautiful brows for a date.

Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Pure Weightless Lip Colour 1.9g

This natural lip colour won't attract too much attention to the lips, it's long lasting so whether you're going for food or just having a drink, the colour will be able to stay on for longer.

Skin & Tonic London Make Up Remover 100ml

This makeup remover is perfect for the after date, when your date is at home, and wants to relax. Makeup remover is perfect for removing even the toughest parts of makeup, in the toughest of areas.

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"Hi-Ball Rush" di Jyamma Games sorprende i gamers con un tributo al gioco cult "Pong"

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Jyamma Games Studio irrompe nel mondo dei videogiochi con produzioni esagerate e divertenti. "Hi-Ball Rush" disponibile dal 6 febbraio.

Oggi la tecnologia ci permette di ripercorrere i classici e di mostrarli al pubblico in modi diversi. Questo accade in ogni campo, si pensi al cinema”

— Giacomo Greco, Jyamma Games CEO & Producer

MILANO, ITALIA, January 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Il Games Studio Jyamma Games, situato a Milano, irrompe nel mondo dei videogiochi con produzioni esagerate e divertenti. Il 6 febbraio, il loro primo gioco "Hi-Ball Rush" arriverà sugli smartphones di tutti.

La software house indipendente Jyamma Games sta cercando di lasciare un segno sul futuro dell'industria creando i videogiochi più divertenti di sempre. Il fondatore e CEO di Jyamma Games, Giacomo Greco, che ha iniziato la sua carriera nel mondo della musica come produttore (alias Jacky Greco, che vanta anche una collaborazione con il rapper Snoop Dogg), ha creato il "core development team" di Jyamma Games, seguendo le idee del teamwork e della creatività. Il team di Jyamma Games è un gruppo di persone spericolate, creative e visionarie che, attraverso i loro giochi, offre tutte queste qualità, con cenni a diverse nicchie che vanno dagli appassionati di design ai nostalgici del retro-gaming. L'obiettivo principale di Jyamma Games è quello di portare giochi divertenti al loro pubblico in modi non convenzionali: il gioco in sé non è definito entro i propri limiti – i videogiochi sono modi attraverso i quali i giocatori si immergono in mondi nuovi e trovano le proprie sfide.

"Hi-Ball Rush" gioca con la nostalgia dei giocatori retrò annuendo al gioco cult "Pong".

A prima vista, "Hi-Ball Rush" può sembrare avere una struttura molto semplice, che si riferisce ad atmosfere molto arcade. Questo è perché, in realtà, si ispira al mitico e leggendario "Pong" che ha segnato l'inizio dell'intrattenimento virtuale così come lo conosciamo.
Tuttavia, "Hi-Ball Rush" è molto più di un semplice gioco arcade. Il gioco presenta atmosfere molto sofisticate, realizzate in modo genuino combinando un design visivamente stimolante con una musica di sottofondo coinvolgente che conduce il giocatore in una dimensione totalmente nuova. Ogni persona che metterà le mani su "Hi-Ball Rush" potrà trovare la propria sfida procedendo attraverso il gameplay o semplicemente facendo una partita occasionale.
Anche in quello che molti definirebbero un gioco arcade, la storia di "Hi-Ball Rush" porta i giocatori in un viaggio intergalattico. I "Blorphians", una razza aliena della Via Lattea, creano le Ballaball, sfere di un'immensa energia. Grazie al potere delle Sfere, gli alieni creano una civiltà molto avanzata. 

Un antico membro della razza, cercando di impadronirsi del potere della prima sfera, viene maledetto trasformandosi in Cursatron. Il malvagio Cursatron crea una progenie di robot con i quali attacca la civiltà aliena per impadronirsi delle altre sfere. 

Per evitare che il Cursatron acquisisca il potere supremo, i Blorphians lanciano le Ballaball rimanenti nello spazio e le nascondono su vari pianeti della galassia. Si salvano anche due bambini insieme alla prima Ballaball mai creata, che avrà lo scopo di riportare i due infanti, una volta cresciuti, sul loro pianeta natale per riattivare il tempio, recuperare le altre sfere e ricostruire la loro antica civiltà.

Come formula vincente che vede dinamiche futuristiche e iper-stimolanti incontrare il gioco arcade retrò, "Hi-Ball Rush" si colloca in un contesto dove il fenomeno del "remake" è più grande che mai.
"Oggi la tecnologia ci permette di ripercorrere i classici e di mostrarli al pubblico in modi diversi. Questo accade in ogni campo, si pensi al cinema – dice il CEO Giacomo Greco – è fondamentalmente un'esigenza di prendere tutto ciò che ha avuto successo in passato e di mostrarlo alle nuove generazioni che non hanno potuto testimoniare il potere che alcune produzioni hanno avuto nelle loro epoche", aggiunge, "ma, naturalmente, tutto deve essere ricontestualizzato in un mondo diverso e in una società diversa", conclude.

Jyamma Games è pronto a entrare – e a rimanere – nelle tasche dei giocatori.

Ognuno di noi possiede uno smartphone, quindi una console di gioco. Jyamma Games è determinata a portare le sue produzioni ambiziose e sopra le righe sul maggior numero possibile di smartphone, dai giocatori hardcore a quelli casual – e lo sta facendo a modo suo.
Dal punto di vista degli appassionati di animazione, il team di Jyamma Games mira a portare alcuni tipi di atmosfere nei loro giochi con il loro tocco in più, in modo da poter intrattenere le persone e farle entrare in un mondo completamente folle. E questa è l'atmosfera che si respira ogni giorno negli studi di Jyamma Games, dove le personalità di ogni membro del team vengono tradotte nelle loro produzioni.
Il mondo si imbarcherà in una spedizione intergalattica con "Hi-Ball Rush" e non vediamo l'ora di vedere dove Jyamma Games ci porterà in futuro.

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Garrett Hofer Explains the Benefits of an Active Family

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NEW LONDON, CT, UNITED STATES, January 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — From reducing the risk of type two diabetes and heart disease to boosting mental and physical strength, exercise has several benefits for people of all ages, including kids. Garrett Hofer of East Lyme, CT, is a working father of two. He is also a former college rugby athlete and currently coaches a community rugby league in which his kids participate. Here are some suggestions on how to make health a family affair.

First, Garrett Hofer suggests picking activities your family enjoys. Being active can and should be fun, not a chore. Your family is more likely to stick to a healthy routine if everyone looks forward to the activities.

Growing up in Colorado, Garrett Hofer has always loved the outdoors. Since starting a family, he’s instilled that love of nature in his kids.

“I love immersing myself in nature and taking time to enjoy the amazing experiences that many people never see or pay attention to [like] sunrises, sunsets, the natural world coming to life each day, and getting to truly philosophize when nobody else is around,” Garrett Hofer said.

Some activities they enjoy most include swimming, riding bikes, sledding, playing at the beach, hiking, fishing, and horseback riding.

As a lifelong athlete, Garrett Hofer also loves participating in sports with his family, whether it’s coaching their rugby team or cheering them on as they play basketball and soccer. If you or your kids aren’t on a community or school sports team, you can still invite friends/family to participate in a local pick-up game!

Families that play together tend to be healthier and happier, as regular exercise can boost health and reduce the risk of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression.

For more ideas on ways to get active with your kids, click here.

More on Garrett Hofer CT

Garrett Hofer has dedicated his life and career to helping individuals, families, and businesses. In addition to his full-time job, he volunteers with the ACP Veterans Mentor Program, where he helps veterans transition from the military to civilian enterprises.

In 2017, Garrett Hofer co-founded the Shoreline Spartans Rugby Team with Michael Meyer.
The team’s first practice was on April 5, 2017. The program started with seven kids but has since reached about 40. The league includes a grade-school and high school division. This summer, the Spartans plan to launch a one-week summer rugby day camp for youth. Soon, Garrett Hofer and Meyer plan to add an adult league as well.

For more information about Garret Hofer East Lyme, connect with him via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garrett-hofer-b5279539/ Or connect with Shoreline Spartans Rugby via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShorelineSpartansRugby/

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Michel Andy Townsend Explains Why Pro Days Are Important

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MARSHALL, TX, UNITED STATES, January 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 2019/20 NFL season is about to come to a climax with Superbowl LIV. But that doesn’t mean football players will hang up their shoes until spring. Athletes from New York to L.A. will be prepping for the next season. College NFL hopefuls, in particular, will be stepping up their training to prepare for spring Pro Days. Michel Andy Townsend, football coach, has mentored many star athletes over the course of his 14-plus year career, including some players who’ve gone on to play pro. He explains the importance of Pro Days.

Pro days provide an efficient, easy way for recruiters to gather stats on multitudes of NFL draft-eligible players in a short period, Andy Townsend football coach says. The recruiters administer tests and workouts to gauge players’ strengths and abilities.

This may sound similar to the Combine. But the two are not one and the same. Combines are typically where coaches and general managers narrow down their list of prospects. They also gather health data at this time.

For some players, who did not attend the Combine, Pro Day might be their only chance to demonstrate their aptitude on certain Combine drills. But even those who attended the Combine, which is typically a few weeks before Pro Day, should attend Pro days.

Often, recruiters already have a shortlist of prospects when Pro day comes around and use the opportunity to confirm or change the grade they gave that player earlier in the season. They’ll also gather more intel about the player. This includes not just their athletic aptitude but their personality, teamwork, and leadership abilities. Coaches are looking for players strong of mind as well as body, those who are respected by their coaches and teammates and who respect and support their teammates in return.

As all players and coaches know, only the best of the best go pro. Being an exceptional, dedicated, and well-rounded player is essential if you want to have a chance at making the cut.

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Michel Andy Townsend earned his bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University in kinesiology and a master’s degree from Greenville University in coaching. He’s been on the staff of two national champions: Texas A&M Commerce (2017) and Navarro Bulldogs (2010). Part of the inaugural football class at ETBU in 2000 and a 2004 graduate, Michel Andy Townsend has since held multiple titles including Associate Head Coach, Director of Football Operations, Offensive Line Coach, Defensive line Coach, and Tight Ends Coach. Michel Andy Townsend also founded the Lone Star Pro Day held at Texas A&M Commerce, which gives players from small schools an opportunity to showcase their talents to NFL personnel. Throughout the years, Michel Andy Townsend has coached multiple players who have gone on to play in the NFL, including DJ Hayden, Ethan Westbrook, Dustin Vaughan, Craig Watts, Luis Perez, and Michael Onuoha. He also designed a football camp app for Android and iPhone.

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Holabird's Feb. 14-17 Objects of Our Affection auction in Reno, Nevada will feature over 2,500 lots in many categories

Gold silver Potosi Mine ingot from the Bill Bliss collection, 8 grams, engraved “Blasdel”, used as a “charm” for Grace Blasdel, given to her on her wedding day in 1895 (est. $10,000-$20,000).

Original painting by Nevada gaming artist Franz Trevors (American, 1907-1980), commissioned by Felix Turrillas, Jr., signed and dated 1944, of cowboys roping steer (est. $10,000-$15,000).

Silver pie server presented to California Gold Rush pioneer James Marshall at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, plus two cabinet card photos of Marshall (est. $5,000-$10,000).

Rare copy of March of Comics #4 (K.K. Publications, 1944), featuring Donald Duck, 32 pages in full color, cover art by Walt Kelly and inside script and art by Carl Banks (est. $500-$1,000).

High-quality, ornate sterling silvered Mexican Charro parade-style saddle with matching sabre, sombrero and accoutrements, used in the Pasadena Rose Parade circa 1940 (est. $3,500-$6,000).

Categories will include numismatics, mining collectibles, Americana, railroad memorabilia and more. Start times all four days will be 8 am Pacific time.

RENO, NV, UNITED STATES, January 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A four-day Objects of Our Affection auction brimming with over 2,500 lots of numismatics, mining collectibles, Americana, railroad memorabilia and more will be conducted Thursday thru Monday, Feb. 14-17, by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC, online and live in the gallery at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite #308) in Reno. Start times are 8am Pacific.

Featured will be Part 1 of the John Reynolds collection of exonumia (numismatic items such as tokens, medals and scrip) and Americana; the Benjamin Fauver collection of counter tokens; the Bill Bliss collection of Potosi Mine (Nevada) gold and silver ingots; and numismatics, to include Masonic pennies, coins, medals, so-called dollars, tokens, shell cards, wooden money and dies.

Also sold will be original James Marshall California Gold Rush collectibles; mining equipment, maps, ephemera, USGS folios and rare stock certificates; art (including works by Franz Trevors and William Forrest Martin, plus Japanese Netsuke); a whiskey and beer shot collection; vintage baseball and boxing collectibles; stocks and bonds from the Ken Prag collection; and other items.

Day 1, on Friday, February 14th, will feature 74 lots of artwork, general Americana (to include jewelry, pocket watches, souvenir spoons, souvenir plates, ephemera (geographically sorted), miscellaneous items (including decoys, books, music, toys and more), an mining artifacts and ephemera (including books, more geographically sorted ephemera, equipment and other items.

Day 1 featured lots will include a painting by Nevada gaming artist Franz Trevors (American, 1907-1980), commissioned by Felix Turrillas, Jr., the owner of Felix’s Bank Club in Lovelock, Nevada, signed and dated 1944, of cowboys roping steer (est. $10,000-$15,000); and two large, important Reyes family land grant maps, expertly framed, from 1868, showing land that is today downtown Los Angeles and indicating the city’s very first adobe houses (est. $4,000-$8,000).

Other star lots from Day 1 include a silver pie server presented to California Gold Rush pioneer James Marshall at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, plus two cabinet card photos of Marshall, one of them signed by him (est. $5,000-$10,000); and an exceedingly rare copy of March of Comics #4 (K.K. Publications, 1944), featuring Walt Disney’s Donald Duck, 32 pages in full color, cover art by Walt Kelly and inside script and art by Carl Banks (est. $500-$1,000).

Day 2, on Saturday, February 15th, will be dedicated to almost entirely to geographically sorted stocks and bonds (with categories that include mining, railroad, transportation and general). Also offered will be railroad artifacts and ephemera. In total, 643 lots will come up for bid on Day 2.

Lots to watch on Day 2 will include a stock certificate for Ocala & Silver Springs Co. (Ocala, Fla.), dated Jan. 18, 1892 for 100 shares, issued to William Black and signed by Civil War hero Joshua Chamberlain as president (est. $1,000-$1,500); and a stock certificate for the Sacramento Valley Rail Road Co. (Calif.), dated July 16, 1861 for 210 shares, issued to R.S. Tretz, signed by the president and secretary and featuring a railroad and gold miner vignette (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Day 3, on Sunday, February 16th, will be a dream for fans of numismatics. There will be coins (encased and elongated, Masonic and general), medals and so-called dollars, ingots, currency, exonumia, ephemera, tokens (shell cards and geographic sort), wooden money, dies and hobbs.

What could end up being the to-selling item in the entire auction will come up for bid on Day 3 as lot 3186: a small gold silver Potosi Mine (Nev.) ingot from the Bill Bliss collection, with a pre-sale estimate of $10,000-$20,000. The ingot, about 8 grams, is engraved “Blasdel”. It was used as a “charm” for Grace Blasdel, whose husband Henry was the son of Nevada’s very first governor, Henry G. Blasdel. The ingot was presented to Grace on her wedding day in May 1895.

Other expected Day 3 top lots include a massive assemblage of “Heads I Win / Tails You Lose” nude lady tokens from the collection of Ben Fauver – around 2,300 tokens in six double-row boxes being offered as a single lot (est. $2,000-$4,000); and a white metal Erie Canal medal, or so-called dollar HK#1, in a wooden box “made out of a piece of wood brought from Erie on the first canal boat, the Seneca Chief (est. $400-$1,000). The Erie Canal was completed in 1826.

Day 4, on Monday, February 17th, will conclude the sale with a flourish. Offered will be firearms and militaria, cowboy collectibles, Native Americana, bottles and glass, sports collectibles and bargains and dealer specials to include general Americana, numismatics and stocks and bonds. The stocks and bonds will feature several categories, to include mining, railroad and general.

Noteworthy Day 4 lots will include a high-quality and ornate sterling silvered Mexican Charro parade-style saddle with matching sabre, sombrero and accoutrements, with all parts matching, used in the Pasadena Rose Parade circa 1940 (est. $3,500-$6,000); and a Merwin & Hulbert .44-.40 caliber first model revolver, manufactured by Hopkins & Allen (Norwich, Conn.), circa 1876-1878, a robust revolver thought to be the strongest design of its time (est. $2,500-$6,500).

A preview will be held live in the gallery on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 10am to 5 pm. To schedule a private preview please call 775-851-1859. Online bidding will be facilitated by iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, AuctionMobility.com and Auctionzip.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. For details on how to bid, please visit www.fhwac.com.

Color catalogs are available by calling 1-844-492-2766, or 775-851-1859. Also, anyone owning a collection that might fit into an upcoming Holabird Western Americana Collections auction is encouraged to get in touch. The firm travels extensively throughout the U.S., to see and pick up collections. Last year it visited Boston, Florida, Seattle and New York, among other destinations.
Holabird Western Americana Collections is always in the hunt for quality Americana and coin consignments, bottles, advertising and other collections for future auctions. To consign a single piece or a collection, you may call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766; or, you can e-mail him at fredholabird@gmail.com. To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections and the Feb. 14-17 Objects of Our Affection Auction, please visit www.fhwac.com.
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Meet ATP Stars at the 2020 New York Tennis Expo

Former Wimbledon and US Open finalist, and 2018 New York Open champion, Kevin Anderson will be a part of the Draw Ceremony at the 2020 New York Tennis Expo.

Former World No. 8 Jack Sock will be a featured speaker and take part in a Meet & Greet at the 2020 New York Tennis Expo.

"Guests will have a chance to ask questions of and learn from professional players, meet them and take pictures. Their participation adds yet another exciting element to the Expo.”

— David Sickmen, New York Tennis Expo Director

WANTAGH, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The New York Tennis Expo is less than two weeks away and we are excited to once again bring a can't-miss, one-of-a-kind event to all of the event's guests on Sunday, February 9 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Joining us at this year's Expo will be a number of players from the New York Open, including former World No. 8 Jack Sock, and last year's finalist Brayden Schnur.

Sock will be a part of the first Coaches Roundtable Live speaker session from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. before sitting down for a Meet & Greet and Autograph Signing from 11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Later in the afternoon, Schnur will be a featured speaker on the second panel from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. before taking part in a Meet & Greet and Autograph Signing from 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

The New York Open Draw Ceremony will take place at the New York Tennis Expo Broadcast Plaza from 12:45 – 1:15 p.m., and will feature multiple players from the tournament including former champion Kevin Anderson. The 2018 New York Open winner has been ranked as high as fifth in the world, and is a former Wimbledon and US Open finalist.

Following the ceremony, Anderson, along with other tournament players, will take part in a Meet & Greet and sign autographs for Expo guests at the Broadcast Plaza. In addition to these players, the New York Open field will feature Nick Kyrgios, John Isner, Milos Raonic and defending champion Reilly Opelka, so stay tuned for more updates on what additional players will be appearing at the Expo!

"We're thrilled to once again have many players from the New York Open join us for the New York Tennis Expo," said David Sickmen, New York Tennis Expo Director. "Guests will have a chance to ask questions of and learn from professional players, meet them and take pictures. Their participation adds yet another exciting element to the Expo. There will be no better way to spend Sunday, February 9 than at our family-friendly event…And it's all FREE!"

The Expo is a perfect way to enjoy a Sunday in the winter. In addition to the speaker sessions, chances to meet professional tennis players, and autograph signings, the Expo will feature games, activities and fun for the whole family. The event is completely free to attend, and make sure to preregister for free parking by visiting 2020NYTennisExpo.EventBrite.com.

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“Hi-Ball Rush” by Jyamma Games alienates its players with major throwbacks to arcade masterpiece “Pong”.

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Milan-based Jyamma Games Studio breaks into video games world with over-the-top, reckless productions. “Hi-Ball Rush” is set to impact phones on February 6th.

Nowadays technology allows us to go over the classics and show them in different ways to the public. This happens in each and every field, think about the cinema.”

— Giacomo Greco, Jyamma Games CEO & Producer

MILAN, ITALY, January 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As an emerging gaming reality, independent games studio Jyamma Games, based in Milan, Italy is trying to leave a path on the future of the industry delivering the most fun video games ever.
Jyamma Games founder and CEO Giacomo Greco, who started his carrier into the music business as a producer (aka Jacky Greco, who also boasts a collaboration with the rapper Snoop Dogg), created the “core development team” of Jyamma Games, following the ideas of teamwork and creativity. Jyamma Games’s team is a reckless, creative and visionary group of people who delivers all of these qualities through their games, with nods to different niches covering from design enthusiasts to retro-game nostalgics.

The main goal of Jyamma Games is to bring fun and enjoyable games to their audience in unconventional ways: the game itself isn’t defined within its own limits – the games are ways through players discover great design and find their own challenges.
Hi-Ball Rush” hits retro-gamers nostalgia by nodding to cult game “Pong”.
At a first glance, “Hi-Ball Rush” may seem to have a very simple structure, referring to very arcade-ish atmospheres. This is truly because, in fact, it takes its inspiration from the mythical and legendary “Pong” which marked the beginning of virtual entertainment as we know it.
However, “Hi-Ball Rush” is way more than a simple arcade game. The game presents very sophisticated atmospheres, genuinely crafted by combining visually-stimulating design with immersive background music which leads the player in a totally new dimension. Each and every person who puts his or her hands on “Hi-Ball Rush” will be able to find his or her own challenge by proceeding through the gameplay or by just having an occasional run.

Even in what most people would refer to as an arcade game, the story of “Hi-Ball Rush” brings the players onto an intergalactic travel. The "Blorphians", an alien race of the Milky Way, create the Ballaballs, spheres that harness immense energy. Thanks to the power of the Spheres, the aliens create a very advanced civilization. 

An ancient member of the race, trying to seize the power of the first sphere, is cursed by turning into Cursatron. He creates a progeny of robots with which he attacks the alien civilization to take over the other Ballaballs. 

To prevent Cursatron from gaining supreme power, the Blorphians launch the remaining Ballaballs into space and hide them on various planets in the galaxy. Two infants are also saved together with the first Ballaball ever created, that will have the purpose to return the two children, once grown up, to their home planet to reactivate the temple, recover the other spheres and rebuild their ancient civilization.

As a winning formula which sees futuristic and hyper-stimulating dynamics meet retro arcade gaming, “Hi-Ball Rush” positions itself in a context where the “remake” phenomenon is greater than ever.
“Nowadays technology allows us to go over the classics and show them in different ways to the public. This happens in each and every field, think about the cinema” says CEO Giacomo Greco, “it’s basically a need of taking everything that has been successful in the past and showing it to the new generations which couldn’t witness the power that some productions had during their own eras”, he adds, “but, of course, everything needs to be re-contextualized to a different world and a different society”, he concludes.

Jyamma Games is set to addictively sneak – and stay – in your pocket.

Each one of us owns a smartphone, therefore a gaming console. Jyamma Games is determined to bring their over the top and ambitious productions to as many mobile phones as possibile, from hard-core to casual gamers – and they’re doing it their own way.
From a point of view of animation fans, Jyamma Games team aims to bring certain types of artistic environments into their games with an additional touch, so that they can entertain people and let them enter a completely crazy world. And that is the atmosphere you will be able to feel everyday in Jyamma Games studios, where the personalities of each end every team members are translated into their productions.
The world is set to embark on an intergalactic expedition with “Hi-Ball Rush” and we can’t wait to see where Jyamma Games will bring us in the future.

PRE-SAVE "Hi-Ball Rush" now!

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London’s Pax Romana to host Feb. 1 no-reserve auction of fine ancient jewellery, classical & Asian antiquities, coins

Rare Viking iron helmet fabricated from four triangular iron plates with riveted construction, circa 900-1000 A.D. Provenance: Old British collection, acquired in UK in the 1980s. Estimate £5,000-£7,000 ($6,500-$9,100)

Chinese Northern Wei or early Tang Dynasty terracotta prancing horse, circa 400-600 A.D., 24.8 x 24in. Fully authenticated by Ralf Kotalla Laboratory, Germany. Provenance: old British collection of Asian art. Estimate £5,000-£7,000 ($6,500-$9,100)

Large and very rare medieval (circa 1200 A.D.) Crusader’s solid gold bracelet, 40g, flat terminals displaying Maltese crosses, possibly worn by high-status knight or priest. Estimate £6,000-£8,000 ($7,800-$10,400)

Ancient battle gear includes Viking weapons and rare riveted iron helmet; Greek Hoplite Chalcidian helmet of the type worn by Alexander the Great’s army

Vikings would fight and invade using the same type of riveted four-plate iron helmet as the one we are auctioning. It was made circa 900-1000 A.D., and was part of an old British collection.”

— Dr. Ivan Bonchev, Director of Pax Romana

LONDON, UK, January 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Pax Romana, a British gallery and auction house known for its expertly vetted antiquities and discerning international clientele, will conduct a Saturday, February 1 no-reserve auction of antiquities, and ancient jewellery, weaponry and coins. The carefully curated selection allows all collectors, whether novice or advanced, to bid on beautiful, authentic ancient objects backed by trusted provenance and scholarship. Each lot will convey to its new owner with a professional Certificate of Authenticity signed by Pax Romana’s owner/director, Dr Ivan Bonchev (PhD, University of Oxford).

The auction catalogue is divided into five main categories of interest: Ancient Jewellery, Classical Antiquities, Ancient Weaponry, Asian Antiquities and Ancient Coins. Within the stellar lineup chosen for this sale are: a superb collection of ancient wearable jewellery in gold, silver and bronze; many exceptional ancient weapons, including swords, spears, axes and helmets; classical antiquities in marble, glass and terracotta; and a collection of Ancient Chinese and Gandhara figurines of peerless quality.

A large (23 x 10.92in) and quite remarkable Gandhara carved panel of grey schist stone is a detailed representation of Buddha life, with The Buddha seated on a center pedestal, flanked by adoring attendant figures. Dating to circa 200-300 A.D., this wonderfully detailed artwork is in fine condition and presented on a custom stand. Its current owner, a professional art expert in London, obtained the artwork from an old British collection that was formed in the 1970s. Estimate: £6,000-£8,000 ($7,800-$10,400)

Sculpted to a very high standard, a rare Gandhara grey schist head of Shayamuni Buddha exhibits sensitively detailed facial features, including an aquiline nose, half-closed eyes, incised pupils and a thin, hemmed mouth. The forehead is adorned with an urna, and the wavy hair is styled in a prominent usnisha on the top of the skull. A pleasing combination of classical carving traditions and Buddhist art, the 16.14 by 7.08in sculpture is expected to make £5,000-£7,000 ($6,500-$9,100).

A Chinese Northern Wei or early Tang Dynasty terracotta prancing horse, circa 400-600 A.D., shows impressive size at 24.8 by 24 inches. The design incorporates appealing painted details such as an open mouth, intelligently piercing eyes, a saddle and elaborate blanket with swirl accent. Fully authenticated by Ralf Kotalla Laboratory in Germany, this handsome fellow was previously held in an old British collection of Asian art. Auction estimate: £5,000-£7,000 ($6,500-$9,100).

A fine example of Chinese Tang dynasty art, a lifelike traditional ceramic depiction of a “fat court lady” holding a baby displays well preserved original pigments. Made circa 200 B.C. to 200 A.D., the 18.11- by 4.72-inch figure has been TL tested and confirmed authentic by Ralf Kotalla Laboratory. With provenance from a London private collection formed in 1970s, it carries a £2,500-£3,000 ($3,250-$3,900) estimate.

A highlight of the Ancient Roman section is an attractive marble relief figure of a dancing nymph or muse that measures 7.6 by 3.3 inches. Finely carved, the figure is distinguished by its thick, flowing “hair” and free-spirited pose. Once part of a British private collection formed in the 1980s, it will be offered with a £1,200-£1,600 ($3,600-$2,080) estimate.

Another Roman artwork of note is a rare, circa 200 A.D. sandstone head of Medusa with stylized serpents at its sides. “Although frightening, such carvings were often placed at the entrances of Roman villas or temples to repel bad spirits and evil creatures. The symbol was used more as a talisman for protection than actual horror figure,” Dr Bonchev explained. Measuring 10 by 9.4 inches on its included custom stand, the well provenanced carving is estimated at £2,500-£3,000 ($3,250-$3,900).

Endlessly fascinating, body armor and helmets worn by soldiers in ancient times are rarely found in museum-worthy condition, but that is the standard seen in two particular helmets entered in the February 1 auction. A highly prized circa 400 B.C. Greek Chalcidian Hoplite helmet with distinctive cheek-guards is of a type that was used by Alexander the Great’s army. With provenance from an old British collection, the professionally mounted relic could command a winning bid of £15,000-£25,000 ($19,500-$32,500).

The second featured helmet conjures images of 9th-century Danish king Ragnar Lothbrok and his eldest son, the cruel and ferocious Viking chieftain Ivar the Boneless. “They would fight and invade using the same type of riveted four-plate iron helmet as the one we are auctioning,” Dr Bonchev said. Made circa 900-1000 A.D., and with provenance from an old British collection, it is estimated at £5,000-£7,000 ($6,500-$9,100).

A full complement of sumptuous – and wearable – ancient jewellery includes rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and brooches, many of them set with precious gemstones. A large, solid-gold medieval (circa 1200 A.D.) Crusader’s bracelet weighing 40 grams is designed with flat terminals marked with Maltese crosses. “Solid-gold bangles of this type are particularly rare, and the Maltese crosses suggest ownership by a high-status knight or priest,” Dr Bonchev noted. The auction estimate is £6,000-£8,000 ($7,800-$10,400).

Around 200 A.D., a talented Roman engraver recounted the Greek mythological tale of Leda and the Swan through a carved amethyst intaglio set at the center of a gold Roman legionary ring. Previously part of a British private collection formed in the last quarter of the 20th century, it now comes to auction with a £3,000-£4,000 ($3,900-$5,200) estimate.

All auction items sold by Pax Romana are accompanied by a professional Certificate of Authenticity. The company ships worldwide, and all packing is handled by white-glove in-house specialists. View the fully illustrated catalogue and bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. For questions about any item in the February 1, 2020 auction, call Dr. Ivan Bonchev, Director, Pax Romana, London, on +44 7424 994167 or email director@paxromana.auction. Online: www.paxromana.auction

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