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Edmonton

Authors

Drew Karpyshyn

January 16, 2015

Born in Edmonton in 1971, Drew Karpyshyn is an acclaimed writer of novels, screenplays and video games. After graduating from college with a degree in English, Karpyshyn answered an open call for novel ideas set in Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe. His submission eventually led to his first novel, Temple Hill.

In the spring of 2000, Karpyshyn began working for BioWare, the video game company responsible for the Baldur’s Gate series. During his 12 years with the company, Karpyshyn contributed to an illustrious list of games including Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2.

In 2013, Karpyshyn released Children of Fire, the first book in his Chaos Born series. He followed it up with The Scorched Earth in September of 2014. READ MORE

Actors & Actresses

Catherine Mary Stewart

July 3, 2014

On July 5, 1989, a film was released that would change the face of American cinema forever. A masterpiece of vibrant visuals and magnificently understated performances by actors at the peak of their profession, the film is a relentless takedown of the superficiality and greed of the 1980s, all told through the eyes of a pair of outsiders who are drawn into a harrowing life-and-death affair beyond their control.

That film is Weekend at Bernie’s, and this weekend, the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of this cinematic gem.

The female lead in the film is Catherine Mary Stewart, who brought her signature sweetness and charm to the role of Gwen Saunders, the love interest of Jonathan Silverman. A veteran of stage and screen, Stewart was raised in Edmonton and moved to London to study dance at the age of 18. In 1979, she landed a role in The Apple, a futuristic rock musical that, in the years since its release, has acquired a substantial cult following. READ MORE