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Streamy Awards Preview

IN THE September 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andChris Lovato,
andJessica Ham,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andWeb Series & Vlogs
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by Lorie Lewis Ham, Chris Lovato,
& Jessica Runnels



This Sunday is the fourth annual Streamy Awards for online video. KRL has previously reviewed some of the web series nominated this year and we are reposting here our reviews of those nominated series: Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Chosen, and Bravest Warriors. A review of Emma Approved, also nominated, will be up this Saturday morning!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


With the Streamys coming up soon (online video’s version of the Emmy Awards), a lot of people are thinking about web series right now, something we at KRL have been keeping an eye on and reporting about for a while. Web series come in all different shapes and sizes, with all different kinds of budgets and target audiences. This week we are reviewing a new web series that premiered in July, and this one is just plain fun–Axis of Action.

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by Chris Lovato



When Ian Mitchell gets a wood box on his doorstep containing a photograph and a gun, he’s drawn into a game of, quite literally, life and death in the Crackle web series, Chosen.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


After I reviewed the web series Leap Year, I was contacted by Kelsey Rauber, one of the creators of the web series Kelsey. She asked if I’d consider reviewing their show. Always on the lookout for another good web series, I headed over to check it out.

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by Chris Lovato



With the rising popularity of Adventure Time, cartoons have become mainstream among the people they were popular with 20-something years ago. Since those people are “all grown up,” it’s become necessary to cater them toward adults and that is exactly what Pendleton Ward, the creator of Adventure Time seeks to do with his newest and quite popular, series: The Bravest Warriors.

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Hipsterhood: Web Series Review

IN THE November 9 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andJessica Ham,
andWeb Series & Vlogs
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by Jessica Runnels



I love web series. They are a great way to create something short but wonderful. Web series are my favorite way of entertainment these days, and I have a lot of favorites but one of them on the top of my list is Hipsterhood.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Thanks to my daughter I recently began watching web series and find I have fallen in love with this fairly new style of entertainment. The length of episodes (generally running from 5 to 10 minutes) is perfect for my busy lifestyle–I can sit down and take a quick break and enjoy an episode or two. What has amazed me is the incredible quality that is out there–they easily rival the quality of big budget TV.

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Job Hunters: Web Series Review

IN THE September 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andJessica Ham,
andWeb Series & Vlogs
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by Jessica Runnels



Web series have been my growing obsession for the last year. The episodes are shorter than a normal TV show and easier to catch up on seeing as they are on YouTube. Of all of the web series I have watched, Job Hunters is definitely the best. It is a dystopian style story, like The Hunger Games, but instead of competing to be free from their gloomy lifestyle, the characters of Job Hunters are competing for jobs.

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by Jessica Ham



Romance and web series writer Kate Noble will be speaking at the next Yosemite Romance Writers Meeting in Fresno on April 20. Kate Noble is the author of “deeply romantic historicals” and collaborator on the awesome Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a modern version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. She is the national bestselling author of the acclaimed Blue Raven Series, earning starred reviews from Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly for Follow My Lead, a spot on the Best Romance List from Kirkus Reviews for The Summer of You, and a RITA nomination for best Regency Historical Romance for Revealed. Her April 2013 release, Let It Be Me, has already been chosen as a Romantic Times Top Pick.

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The Guild: Web Series Review

IN THE August 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andJessica Ham,
andTeens,
andWeb Series & Vlogs
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by Jessica Ham



Are you a gamer? Are you a geek? Do you like quality writing? If any of those apply to you, then you will love The Guild. The Guild is a web series created/written/starring the web-famous redhead, Felicia Day (who was also in Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible). The series is about a group of gamers who are in a guild called The Knights of Good. A guild is a group of people in an online role-playing game who take care of each other and depend on one another for their success in the game.

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by Jessica Ham



One summer day a couple years ago I was really sad so I decided to browse some YouTube videos. While I was searching I ran across something that looked strange but interesting. When I watched it, I laughed harder then I ever have before. That was the day I became Shane Dawson’s biggest fan.

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