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Taking “Got Bannock” to the Next Level

July 3, 2014

Althea Guiboche, AKA “The Bannock Lady” has been recognized for her grassroots efforts to feed the poor and homeless in Winnipeg. It has been an honour and a pleasure to work alongside her, donating food and funds, helping with fundraising, and cooking and cleaning and serving food on the street. I am part of a team […]

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Income Inequality in Canada

February 22, 2014

          (Click image to embiggen) This chart is derived from Statcan tables on income. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/famil105a-eng.htm I have been working on a book on economics and inequality. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact me at jetpackmedia@me.com.

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Why are Snoopy & the Smurfs Ripping off little Kids?

February 11, 2014

The tech business is undermining itself with phony likes and manipulative sales practices that “game” customers. It could backfire.  I stumbled across two items on the web that pose an interesting problem for tech businesses, whether they are ad-supported, like Facebook or Google, or mobile games supported by in-app purchases. I think they show real […]

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$710K for Clandestine Anomaly

July 29, 2013

Jetpack Media helped secure a round of $710,000 in production funding for Clandestine Anomaly, which, together with Manitoba New Media Tax Credits makes nearly $1-million, which will be supplemented by investments from interested publishers. The game will be the single largest ever produced out of Manitoba. This is in addition to the $250,000 in funds […]

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License to Grill

April 16, 2013

This is an article I wrote for Today’s Parent before the birth of my first child. License to Grill – Today’s Parent  

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Jetpack Media helps land $250,000 in funding for Clandestine Anomaly

July 23, 2012

For the past few months, Jetpack Media has been working with ZenFri Inc., a creative company headed by Corey King. Corey came up with the idea of an epic sci-fi adventure game for mobile devices that uses augmented reality and GPS. He also assembled a team of programmers and artists from across Canada. Jetpack Media […]

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Clandestine Anomaly Animatics

July 13, 2012

Jetpack Media has been working with ZenFri Inc., an awesome creative startup in Winnipeg, on a groundbreaking AR (Augmented Reality) game for smartphones. Corey King runs ZenFri, and he’s developed a really cool idea for a new way playing mobile adventure games. We’ve been doing writing, editing and strategic communications work with them, but also […]

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Clandestine Anomaly on Gamespot

July 13, 2012

Jetpack Media helped place this video on Gamespot.com! We’ve been providing marketing, writing, and strategic communications support for this cool mobile game project. http://www.gamespot.com/clandestine-anomaly/videos/clandestine-anomaly-behind-the-scenes-video-6386825/

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Looking for Three Dreams Deep?

June 16, 2012

The Midwest Book Review gave Three Dreams Deep a great review in its June 2012 Children’s Bookwatch: How far can the concept of dreaming go? “Three Dreams Deep” is a young adult novel from D. F. Lamont, as he places readers with thirteen year old Willis Newman as he runs into a girl in his […]

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“Three Dreams Deep” – Three! Weeks on the Bestseller List

April 3, 2012

D. F. Lamont’s “Three Dreams Deep,” released in paperback March 20 at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg, has been on the young readers’ bestseller list for two weeks. “Beautifully imagined, built on a thoroughly enjoyable mix of science, philosophy and whimsy, this story goes the whole three dreams deep and takes the reader with it.” – […]

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