The first of three Avalon: Web of Magic-centric episodes of the Jewel Riders Archive podcast is up! Listen to me talk about Circles in the Stream, the history of Avalon: Web of Magic, the long-teased animated series, and merchandising with Chris and Ronnie from Jewel Riders Archive.
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An update from our friends at Jewel Riders Archive:
As part of Jewel Riders’ 25th Anniversary Celebration, we wanted to give a little love to Avalon: Web of Magic, the twelve book middle-grade fantasy series (very loosely) based on ✨Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders✨. In March, May, and July, we’ll be discussing the one each of three books on the #podcast, with special guest host and Avalon expert extraordinaire Jacquesworth from our sister site The Avalon Archive! We hope you read along with us and join the discussion!
Use those Christmas gift cards to pick up your copy of the first three #books 📚 Finish the first book before March to be caught up for the first #bookpodcast.
Some exciting news from our friends at Jewel Riders Archive:
Hey Jewel Fans!
2020 is the twenty-fifth Anniversary of Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders, and we have some great stuff planned for this year.
As part of Jewel Riders’ 25th Anniversary Celebration, we wanted to give a little love to Avalon: Web of Magic, the twelve book middle-grade fantasy series (very loosely) based on Jewel Riders. In March, May, and July, we’ll be discussing one each of three books on the podcast, with special guest host and Avalon expert extraordinaire Jacquesworth from our sister site The Avalon Archive! We hope you read along with us and join the discussion!
Read the complete blog at The Jewel Riders Archive!
Listen to me discuss Avalon: Web of Magic with the guys from the Jewel Riders Archive starting in March!
Our friends at Jewel Riders Archive would like to remind you that they’re posting the finale of Princess Gwenevere / Starla and the Jewel Riders this coming Friday! Many American fans (myself included) had to resort to summaries or bootleg tapes to experience this because they didn’t air these episodes. Soon you’ll be able to watch them online in English (both Gwen and Starla versions) and French!
[Great news, everyone: The Avalon Archive and the Jewel Riders Archive are teaming up to cross-promote major updates on our sites! Now Avalon: Web of Magic fans can learn more about the books’ source material, and vice versa.]
Our friends at the Jewel Riders Archive recently posted some interesting materials earlier this week as part of a “Christmas in July” event: storyboards from the episode “Wizard’s Peak” and detailed pictures of a complete set of Jewel Riders VHS tapes. I highly recommend looking through the storyboards. It’s an interesting behind-the-scenes look at Jewel Riders’ production, and the artwork is great to boot. Be sure to check back later when they have the storyboards synced up with the episode’s audio track!
You can read the Jewel Riders Archive’s full post here.
[Special thanks to Bella for bringing this to my attention!]
There are two things Avalon: Web of Magic fans have been eagerly anticipating: Shadow Warrior and the film adaptation of the series. After three years of silence on both projects, we finally have an update.
According to the voyager.world Instagram account, Film.UA Animagrad is producing an Avalon: Web of Magic animated series:
Some information gleaned from image comments:
- it will be “Pixar meets Miyazaki in style”
- an animated demo exists
- the official site is being redesigned, as are the social media accounts
- no broadcast network secured yet, but they are shooting for a September release
There’s also some production art of the mages and the Dark Sorceress. I’ve added a selection below:
I’ve always thought that Avalon would work best as an animated series, just like Jewel Riders, the cartoon that inspired it. In a way, things have gone full circle. (See what I did there?)
I’ll keep you posted on any new Avalon animated series developments. For now, I’ll leave you with this image of the production team doing their research.
Last time on Princess Gwenevere / Starla and the Jewel Riders, Gwen saved a beast-man, obtained a Wizard Jewel, and earned a new love interest. Will she have to do the same for all the other Wizard Jewels? Find out after the cut.