World-Renowned Fake Expert Grants Dougald Lamont Expert Status

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I am in a list of “experts” cited in John Hodgman‘s outstanding new book, THAT IS ALL.

Due to space-saving constraints and the rules of typography, my name was printed, not in the 1pt font that it deserved, but the SAME SIZE as actual famous people and real experts, creating the WELCOME ILLUSION, to me at least, that I am equal for a fleeting chart-based moment with creative luminaries such as (in alphabetical order):

Wyatt Cenac, Ted Danson, Dave Eggers, Stephen Fry, Neil Gaiman, Zach Galifiniakis, Ricky Gervais, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ira Glass, Ted Leo, Damon Lindelhof, Patton Oswalt, Tom Scharpling, Jon Stewart, Lee Unkrich and Jon Wurster.

 

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Preview of the cover of Three Dreams Deep

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Preview of the cover of the next book for young readers by D. F. Lamont, Three Dreams Deep:

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The Jinx – #1 on the YA Best Seller List

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The Jinx is at the #1 spot for Books for Young People Best Sellers List for Sept 18, 2011!

You can buy a softcover at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg, or online (or in e-book format) here:

 

       

 

 

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Signed Copies of The Jinx

If you live in Canada, you can buy signed copies of The Jinx direct from me.

The cost is $12.49  + 5% GST and $2.50 shipping and handling.

If you want to meet me in person, I will also be:

• At McNally Robinson Grant Park on Sept 21, 2011 at 7pm for the official book launch and

• The Central Canada Comic Con at the Winnipeg Convention Centre Oct 28, 29 30, selling and signing.

Click here to buy now!

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Spongee: Checks Lies & Videotape – The Director’s Cut

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A cult favourite documentary about the cult favourite sport of sponge hockey, played by 10,000 obsessed fans in -30C weather in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

It tells the story of the sport and a man, who, after the humiliation of being traded for a bag of pucks, suspects that he may have lost a championship because the other side used a performance-enhancing substance – WD-40.

A modified version of this documentary aired on a special version of CBC’s flagship sports show, Hockey Night in Canada – Hockey Day in Canada.

Produced and Directed by Gavin Adamson and Dougald Lamont. Thanks to Sloan and The Weakerthans for permission to use their songs, “Money City Maniacs” (from Sloan’s Four Nights at the Palais Royale) and “Left and Leaving” from The Weakerthans album of the same name.

SPONGEE: Checks Lies and Videotape – The Director’s Cut from Dougald Lamont on Vimeo.

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The Jinx

August 16, 2011

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Manitoba writer Dougald Lamont is hoping his first book, The Jinx, will be a hit with young readers of ebooks around the world.

It’s the story of Stephen Grayson, a 13-year old whose run of bad luck gets so bad he worries he is endangering his family. Fearing he is cursed, he flees home to protect his family, only to find that he is in the middle of a tug-of war between a cult obsessed with order and misshapen monsters known as “Chaons” who seem bent on hunting him down.

Lamont says the inspiration for the story – and almost all of its writing – took place in the middle of the night.

“I had a dream that I was having such bad luck, and it was affecting the people around me, so I had to run away to keep them safe,” he said. “The next morning it stuck with me, and I built the story around it.”

Most of the writing itself took place in the middle of the night when he couldn’t sleep.

“I’ve found that I can fight insomnia by making up stories,” he says. “I would wake up at three thirty AM, write for an hour or so, and go back to bed, hoping that what I wrote would actually make sense in the morning. Sometimes it did.”

After “testing” The Jinx with a number of young readers – to rave reviews – Lamont chose to self-publish his story as an eBook on the recommendation of a friend who works in publishing. It is currently available on Amazon around the world, and on iTunes for books on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Lamont said that Kindles and iPads have not only revolutionized the way people read, but it has also changed the way an author can sell. “Three days after submitting the file, my story is available around the world.”

Lamont has been writing for over 20 years, as a commentator, journalist, and humorist, but this is his first work of fiction. He is married and has four children.

You can find The Jinx online at Amazon.com: http://goo.gl/8BR08
Or in Apple’s iBookstore at: itun.es/iBf7X9

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Contact:

Dougald Lamont – Jetpack Media
(204) 475-1045 | jetpackmedia@me.com
318 Wentworth St. Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

 

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Highlands of Durham Games 2011

 

The Highlands of Durham Games is in its 16th year in Elgin, Uxbridge, Ontario.

Jetpack Media is providing marketing support – including direct e-mail, online sales, building the website, managing Facebook and social media updates, and most recently creating this ad.

Highlands of Durham Games Ad 2011

 

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You are Here

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Nice piece on a viral video campaign Jetpack Media created for Destination Winnipeg.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/TV/you-are-here-120533574.html

“When I was a kid, we used to visit my grandparents in England, and I remember seeing The 39 Steps on TV in the middle of the day,” says Dougald Lamont, owner of Winnipeg-based Jetpack Media and creator of the clip-compilation duet Does Winnipeg Really Exist? and OK, Maybe Winnipeg Exists, which have become viral-video YouTube hits viewed more that 150,000 times.

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Jetpack Media

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Jetpack Media provides design services for print, web, video production, strategic communications and public relations.

We provide the highest quality work, and know what it means to hit a deadline – whether it’s for writing and editing a print document, launching a website, producing a web video, developing a communications plan or writing a press release.

PR is also a cost-effective way of promoting your organization, your products and services, especially compared to the cost of print, TV or radio advertising. We have years of expertise in generating tens of thousands of dollars worth of “earned media” with a public relations campaign.

We can help coordinate media events, press release writing, editing, and distribution, and participate in strategic communications planning for your organization.

This year, our communications work for clients has resulted in many stories on both local and national Canadian media, including Maclean’s magazine, national coverage on CTV, several cover stories on the Winnipeg Free Press, and coverage by CBC Radio, CBC TV, CTV, Global-TV, CJOB, the Ottawa Citizen and more.

E-mail us to find out how we can help.

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Panoramic Photos

If you are renting a space, or selling a house, flat photos can make it hard to convey what it’s really like to be in the space.

A panoramic photo can change that.

Using a camera with a fisheye lens, and special software to stitch pictures together, you can put a photo on your website that allows visitors to look up, down, and all around a space – whether it’s a ballroom, a conference centre, or a house for sale or rent.

You can give them the feeling of what it’s like to really be there.

If you’re interested, contact us at jetpackmedia@me.com

Click on the photos and links below to get a sense of what a panoramic photo can offer.

The Exchange District

University Centre at the University of Manitoba

Sargent Sundae on Portage Avenue

Leo Mol Statue in the English Garden at Assiniboine Park

The pool outside the Leo Mol Gallery in the English Garden at Assiniboine Park

The Hut at the English Garden in Assiniboine Park

The Pavilion at Assiniboine Park – North Terrace

The Pavilion at Assiniboine Park – South Terrace

The Statue of Louis Riel on the banks of the Assiniboine River, South of the Manitoba Legislature

Waterfront Drive and a Statue of the Selkirk Settlers

Portage and Main – At the Foot of the Richardson Building

The Oodena Observatory and Gathering Place at the Forks

The Bridge Over the Assiniboine River at the Forks at Sunset

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