Some people still think that Cycles is not a cool render engine. Don't let them fool you: Cycles, while lacking some specific features, it's totally able to achieve great results.
Krita developers are running a Kickstarter to gather funds for improving some tools in Krita, including vectors, text editing, and animation engine. Let's help them!
Painting around you in VR... that's something!
Blender's Grease Pencil is being used to make cool animations, check it out!
PBR is becoming more and more popular with it's advances in game engines and with software allowing to quickly and easily create PBR texture maps. It's exciting to see this project for developing a Blender PBR viewport coming to life!
The new Relase Candidate is ready, check out the newest features, help testing and reporting bugs :D
Watch my talk about Cycles at the World Blender Meetup Day 2016! Saturday, February 27th at 17:00 CET.
Caminandes 3 short film by Pablo Vázquez and the rest of the team have done it again :)