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Secret Handshake #45: Betty Boop Dance Card Demo

Long-time Secret Handshake member Mickey Blumental is working on a new and exciting iOS game under his company, Fowl Moon Studios! Come down to Secret Handshake on Feb. 20th for a pre-release look at Betty Boop Dance Card.  

You'll be the first people in the world to play the game, plus you'll get to hang out at the pub and enjoy a live performance of the game's music composed by local Kenley Kristofferson and performed by both Kenley and Camilla Bard (the voice of Betty Boop). The live performance is at 20:00.

Oh, plus the usual mingling with Winnipeg's creative folk. 

About Fowl Moon Studios

Founded in 2013 by game designer Mickey Blumental and movie producer Miron Blumental, Fowl Moon Studios is a Winnipeg based game development boutique specializing in mobile devices. Mickey has worked on mobile phone entries in franchises such as Resident Evil, Need for Speed, Project Gotham Racing and Final Fantasy. Miron had acted as a lawyer for the best selling Irish writer, Maeve Binchy, he has also acted as producer (with or without credit) on films of Maeve’s Books “Circle of Friends”, “Tara Road and the TV movie “Anner House”.

Kenley Kristofferson  

Kenley has scored games published by Disney, Zynga, Complex Games and currently Betty Boop for Fowl Moon Studios.  While active in the games industry, he is also a published choral and concert band composer.  His music has been recorded by such ensembles as the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Antiphony, The Cleveland Symphonic Winds, and the University of Manitoba Wind Ensemble. 

He grew up in the beachside town of Gimli, MB and earned his B. Mus and B. Ed from the University of Manitoba in 2007.  He currently teaches Concert Band, Jazz, Music History and Composition at the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School in Selkirk, MB. 

His three-movement choral suite using the text of 20-century astronomer Carl Sagan, “Cosmos” was covered by science blogs at Discover magazine and “It’s Okay to Be Smart,” the blog of Dr. Joe Hansen who runs a show of the same name for PBS Digital Studios.

For more information, visit him at

About Camilla Bard

Born in Sweden, Camilla started her musical training at the age of nine when she was accepted at Adolf Fredrik’s Music School.  She moved to London at the age of 21. Two years later, she got the part of Esmeralda in "Notre Dame de Paris" at the Dominion Theatre in the West End, first as understudy and later took over as main. 

Since then, Camilla has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in “Songs for a new world” and “Schwartz it all about” and has worked extensively as a cabaret and session singer in France, Sweden, Hungary and the UK. She created the role of “Annette” in the workshop of Michel Legrand’s musical “Marguerite” and has also sailed the high seas as lead production singer for P&O Cruises and Cunard Cruises and performed as a cabaret guest artist on Windstar cruises. She now lives in her native Sweden where she still sings, acts and works as a voice-over artist. 

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  • Ben R.

    Another amazing Secret Handshake! Thanks to everyone who came out, it was a real blast. Mickey and everyone part of the Betty Boop Dance Card team, your game was so fun and the music was great!

    February 21, 2014

  • Scott G.

    I'm hoping to make it out a bit later, but I thought I was going to be able to get out of my choir practice tonight and it turns out I can't.

    February 20, 2014

  • Jamie I.

    Sorry folks, have a client deadline that needs my attention. If I make good progress, I might stop in later in the evening, though!

    February 20, 2014

  • Colin V.

    Sadly I can't make this one, but I will aim for Handshake #46!

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Note that the musical performance is going to be at 20:00! Looking forward to it. :-D

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Tiffany P.

    Hi all! Haven't been to a gathering yet but I'm assuming they go on for a little while? I can't be there right away but I'd love to come!

    February 10, 2014

    • Leanne S.

      Yes, we'll be there most of the night! It gets started at 5:30, the crowd "peaks" at about 7pm, then we usually stick around till at least 9:30. Sometimes later... hehehe. Looking forward to meeting you Tiffany!

      February 11, 2014

  • Michael K.

    Absolutely! It tends to thin out by 10:00, but we'll usually be there until they close up the floor.

    We'll see you on the 20th!

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • Lorne L.

    Boop oop eee doop!

    1 · January 29, 2014

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