COMEDIAN AND STAR OF LASERDISC GAME GALLAGHER'S GALLERY DIES -
Comedian Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr. has passed away at the age of 76. Gallagher got his start in
the mid 1970s performing prop/sketch comedy. His signature sketch was a pitch for the
"Sledge-O-Matic," a large mallet that he used to smash a
variety of items. In 1992, American Laser Games created the game
Gallagher's Gallery, where you shoot at things Gallagher
tells you to and then try to stop him from smashing watermelons with the
Sledge-O-Matic in the final round. Despite having health
issues, Gallagher continued to perform his stand-up routine
into the early 2020s when the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to
(posted 11 Nov 2022)
WEB-HOSTING COMPANY INAP DITCHES CLIENTS -
From Sep. 28 - Oct. 10, 2022, the Dragon's Lair Project website was
offline, following the dismal failure of the hosting company Internap Holding LLC (INAP),
whose response to a ransomware attack was to immediately and permanently abandon the multitenant
hosting business and their clients' data
losses. Service termination notice.
All messages ever posted to a dynamic message board / forum at this website are now lost, along
with users' account data. All static website content online at the moment of the attack has been
reinstated to a new server solely by the site's creators. Please resend any email that you sent
to the domains @dragons-lair-project.com or
@d-l-p.com between Sep. 28 - Oct. 10, 2022.
(posted 10 Oct 2022)
SPECIAL GUESTS AT TOON CON 2022 -
Toon Con welcomes four laserdisc game guests among their impressive lineup this year at the Pasadena
Convention Center in California, USA on October 9, 2022: Don Bluth (Borf), Lorna Cook
(Kimberly), Jeff Etter (Ace), and Dan Molina (Dirk).
(posted 23 Sep 2022)
TIME TRAVELER SUPPORTED BY MAME -
The MAME development team has released version 0.242 of the emulator, which includes support for
Sega's laserdisc-based Hologram Time Traveler game. The laserdisc content was preserved
with the Domesday86 Project, which is a higher-quality archival process that records the raw signal
from the laser pickup before the player has done its own conversion to a video signal.
(posted 01 Apr 2022)
VOICE OF DAPHNE, VERA LANPHER-PACHECO HAS PASSED AWAY -
Taken from The Art of Don Bluth Facebook page: "I am saddened by the news of my friend Vera's
passing. She was a spark that lit up a room. I cherish the all the time we worked
together and she will surely be missed. Not only for her artistic talents but for her
wonderful personality that she gave to all who knew her. We'll miss you Vera. Rest
in peace. - Don"
(posted 13 Dec 2021)
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