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October 2018

This Mesozoic Month: October 2018

This Mesozoic Month

October is typically a big month, with both Tetzoocon and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology happening around this time. Add in the opening of the Picturing the Past exhibition of paleoart and we’ve had a huge month in paleontology. Let’s go! In the News First, a bit of sad news: the paleontological community mourns the loss of Junchang Lü, prolific Chinese paleontologist and pterosaur hunter. Read Richard Conniff’s memorial at SciAm. This one squeaked in right at the end of…

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Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs is on Patreon!

The Big Patreon Announcement Post

Announcements

I’m happy to announce that Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs is now on Patreon! It’s been a decision I’ve mulled over for a really long time, and after consulting with the rest of the team and considering my expectations, I finally decided to put a page together and hit “launch.” So… what does it mean for the blog? First of all… We will continue publishing as we do now. This is not a paywall. This remains a blog by…

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TetZooCon 2018 – Day 2

Conference

My second day of TetZooCon 2018 started with me arriving at Warren Street tube station almost an hour early, lurking in a coffee shop for a while, then traipsing over to the (locked) venue where, happily, I had the wonderful Sean Bell to talk to. Once the organisers arrived and got us in, I drank coffee until I felt slightly sick, mumbled incoherently at people and, finally, settled down for the second round of talks. Good thing the opening act…

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TetZooCon 2018 – Day 1

Conference

For the fifth time in as many years, I was obliged to get up early on a Saturday, travel all the way up to London and sit through a day of talks, for TetZooCon was on once again on October 6. And it gets worse – for the first time, the event was spread over two days this year. After a boozy Saturday evening, I had to get a poxy rail replacement bus at six in the ruddy morning. But…

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Pot-bellied T. rex vs. Jurassic PArk T. rex

When Dinosaurs Attac

Paleoart Gallery

Several years ago at LITC 1.0, I put up a post poking fun at the past-time of imagining prehistoric animals in one-on-one, Mortal Kombat style battles. I let my imagination fly and came up with my own wishlist of ludicrous match-ups: A hundred Mononykus vs. Carcharodontosaurus: They’d swarm the big brute and crawl into all sorts of uncomfortable places. Four strategically-placed Incisivosaurus vs. Giraffatitan: Two words: beaver style. Citipati vs. Gigantoraptor: I see the little dude running circles around Giganto…

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Vintage Dinosaur Art: My Favorite Dinosaurs – Part 2

Vintage Dinosaur Art

Let’s finish this thing. I know that everyone loves ’90s Sibbick as much as I do, and is never, ever bothered by the ‘Vintage Dinosaur Art’ series featuring art that’s so relatively recent. And let’s not forget that Herman Diaz went to all the trouble to send this one over from the States. Therefore, there surely won’t be any complaints. Surely. Look, here’s a comparatively obscure Iguanodon piece. The above is one of the few pieces featured in My Favorite…

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Paleoart Contest Announcement: The SummonEngh 2018

Announcements

Today, Brian Engh announces his new paleoart contest and we’re happy to help spread the word. Read on for all of the details from Brian himself. YOU HAVE BEEN SUMMONED TO RESSURECT ANCIENT CREATURES THROUGH ART AND SCIENCE! I am excited to announce that I won the Lanzendorf National Geographic Paleoart Prize for 2D illustration this year, but there really aren’t very many competitions for paleoart so I’ve decided to pay it forward and host my own! INTRODUCING THE SummonEngh…

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