Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A New Quest for The Dark Crystal

Back in 1982, The Dark Crystal provided magic for millions. Produced and directed by the fabulous team that brought the world The Muppets, The Dark Crystal had a budget of $15 million and did over $40 million at the box office at a time when box office intake was trending down.

The story was transcendent. The cracking of a magical crystal a thousand years ago produced two warring races. There are tasks and various heroic journeys and, of course, all sorts of visual magic, as well. It was a wonderful 93 minutes.

Those who remember The Dark Crystal from childhood may well be excited to learn of the latest quest from their old favorites. The Jim Henson Company and a YA imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group have set out to find an author for a new novel set in the world of The Dark Crystal. And in true Dark Crystal fashion, they’ve set it up in a way that’s sure to arose interest and competition. From The Dark Crystal web site:
This new Dark Crystal novel will be a prequel story set at the time of the Gelfling Gathering, between the Second Great Conjunction and the creation of the Wall of Destiny. We will be placing all known lore from this era on, the definitive home of The Dark Crystal. There you will find all the knowledge available for you to shape and build your story—and all we ask is that you share your stories with us.
Submissions from “all professional and aspiring professional writers” will be accepted between October 1st, 2013 to December 31st, 2013. Full details of the quest are available here.


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