We here at Feltbeats are delighted to wish Tom a most joyous and delightful
29th birthday today!
May your birthday be full of happy hours and special moments to remember for a long long time!
To celebrate this wonderful day, we asked last month your fans to take part in our birthday project Random Acts of Felton and many fans submitted their Random Acts of Felton, which included volunteer work, charity runnings, donations to causes and more, along with random acts of kindness in your name.
You can read all the submissions and birthday wishes on our Tumblr .
These posts below are representative of the many congratulations were sent today via Twitter, etc. 😉
Have a wonderful day, Tom, from all of us here at Feltbeats!
At 9pm on Monday, Tom Felton’s directorial debut Tom Felton Meets the Superfans aired on BBC Three in the UK! The much anticipated documentary was met with both critical acclaim and a massively positive fan response.
The Independent called it “the most compelling documentary of the evening”, while The Telegraph said it was a “joy” and “uplifting” in its portrayal of fan culture.
The hour long look into the lives of self proclaimed Superfans quickly trended on Twitter in the UK, and was soon shot to the top of the list:
The documentary provided insight for the unaware, and was unanimously declared an accurate, and thoughtful portrayal of fandom and fan culture by the fans themselves.
At the end of the show, Tom’s Harry Potter co-stars, the fan conventions and fansites, along with Superfans were all Tweeting the same thing: what a great experience!
Of course, there’s one major problem with the show… everyone wants more!!
As a group of people dedicated to promoting Tom and his work, we would like to take this time to thank Tom for his wonderful insight into a culture mostly thought of with derision by the general populace, if not overlooked entirely.
All of us have been involved in fandom for a long time, and for Tom to feel so strongly about our community, and treat it with such respect and understanding just makes us know we’re working with a man who is definitely worth our time and efforts.
If you were a poor soul who missed the show, you can catch it on BBC iPlayer.
Earlier today, Tom responded to the many challenges he received to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. He posted two videos to his Instagram account, where he challenged Steven Gordon, From the Rough co-star Paul Hodge and Harry Potter co-star Rupert Grint to take the challenge as well.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was created in order to raise funds and awareness for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALSA). ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a form of Motor Neuron Disease, which is neurodegenerative and ultimately fatal.
You can watch Tom’s videos below.
So far the challenge has raised over $88.5 million to date for the ALSA! You can donate over at the ALSA website. You can also check out Feltbeats.com’s challenge to Tom below!
Audible has brought celebrities together to read passages from R.A. Salvatore’s The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories – a series of 12 tales set in the world of Dungeons & Dragons – for the 40th anniversary of the fantasy game. Audible has released the project today and Tom is a part of it – listeners will have free access to it for 40 days.
Actor Tom Felton (Harry Potter) performs the origin story of Guenhwyvar, Drizzt’s black panther companion and one of the more mysterious aspects of the Forgotten Realms.
Guenhwyvar is one of 12 short stories featured in The Legend of Drizzt anthology. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Dungeon & Dragons this year, these individual stories – as well as the complete collection – will be available for free at Audible for forty (40) days starting August 12th 2014 12:01am ET through September 20th 2014 11:59PM ET.
Click here for Guenhwyvar: A Tale from The Legend of Drizzt – Narrated by Tom Felton
The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories expands upon the epic legend of the dark elf with 12 tales performed by the all-star cast of Felicia Day, Dan Harmon, Greg Grunberg, Tom Felton, Danny Pudi, Sean Astin, Melissa Rauch, Ice-T, Wil Wheaton, Al Yankovic, Michael Chiklis, and David Duchovny!
For years, the Legend of Drizzt has included short stories published in Forgotten Realms anthologies and Dragon magazine. Available here for the first time in audio are all the classic stories by the New York Times best-selling author R. A. Salvatore!
From the startling origin of Drizzt’s panther companion, to the tale of Jarlaxle and Entreri’s first encounter with the dragon sisters, the tales in The Collected Stories enrich this vividly-imagined series by building the world around Drizzt through exploring the backstories of side characters and magical locations.
Click here for The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories
Sources: Audible & Entertainment Weekly
Thanks to SnitchSeeker for the tip. 🙂