This website, the Center Stage Collection, all stories, poems, and illustrations contained therein, Starbird and VAT logo images, copyright 1983 - present, by Van Turner.
A word about theft. I have the original hand-written or hand-drawn documents for most of my work and can fairly easily prove what's mine. Go ahead and steal it. You will make me incredibly weathly.
Now for the legal stuff. I've tried to give proper credit where it's due. If I have used someone else's work without giving proper credit or if there is anything I need do, all I ask is that you let me know. I will work to rectify the situation. I hope I got these right. If I didn't, I'm sure I'll hear from somebody.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary...
...suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping on my chamber door...
Only this and nothing more...
Ah, distinctly I remember it was bleak December...
In the howling wind comes the stinging rain...
(Edgar Allan Poe, "The Raven")
See the face of fear running scared in the valley below...
(U2 - The Joshua Tree, "Bullet the Blue Sky." Island Records, 1987.)
You better run, run, run,...
(Pink Floyd - The Wall, "Run Like Hell." Capitol, 1994)
Secure yourself to heaven.
Hold on tight, the night has come...
(Indigo Girls - "Secure Yourself." Epic, 1989.)
Allow me to introduce myself:
My name, if you must know,
(Van Turner - "I Am He" 1987.)
The Apple logo, Power Macintosh, iBook, iMac, AppleWorks, Safari, and Mac OS are the property of Apple, Inc. Firefox is property of Mozilla Corporation. Adobe GoLive, PhotoDeluxe, Photoshop, and Illustrator are property of Adobe Systems, Inc. GraphicConverter is the property of Lemke Software. Fetch is the property of Fetch Softworks. Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office is the property of Microsoft, Inc.
Doctor Who and all related characters and elements are copyright British Broadcasting Corporation, 1963, 2005. Babylon 5 copyright 1996, 1997 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. Farscape and all related characters and elements are copyright and trademark The Jim Henson Company. All rights reserved. Firefly and all related images and content contained within this site are copyright Fox Broadcasting Company.
I don't know who has the current rights for the old Milton Bradley toy spaceship Star Bird, but it bears mentioning that Hasbro bought Milton Bradley some years ago and I assume that they have the current rights.
Winterstar's Castle is the property of Anna W. Turner, copyright 2001. TheTruraven Technical Services and Truraven Designs logos are owned by Van and Anna Turner, copyright 2001 and 2012.