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A long time ago is right now. A galaxy far, far away is right here.
No, I’m not slipping into a 1990 Jesus Jones haze. Instead, I’m fondly remembering a recent visit to the abode of Biff Bam Pop’s Editor-in-Chief, Andy Burns, wherein I got some quality time to play a little My Little Pony (Princess Twilight Sparkle rules!) with his beautiful little girl (who, I’m proud to say, also happens to be my awesome Goddaughter).
And although friendship might be magic, it’s the vehicular quiz game that the two of us played that really raised an eyebrow and brought me back to when I was a kid.
The game was Star Wars. And our quiz instructor was the beautiful new hardcover book from DK Publishing titles: Star Wars Complete Vehicles.
It makes a great gift this holiday season for both the young and impressionable – and the older and impressed. Here’s why…
Fifty years ago today President John F. Kennedy was taken from us by an assassin’s bullet. On this tragic anniversary, we’re going to take a look at the novel 11/22/63 by master storyteller Stephen King. In this tale of time travel, it poses the question that if you could, would you go back in time and save JFK? And if it was possible, would you be able to pull it off and how? Meet me after the jump, for my thoughts on the multiple award winning 11/22/63.
Guest-Blogger Jim Knipp has a love-hate relationship with Zombies. After all, what is there to love or hate, heck, what is there to fear? Like Mummies, even Frankenstein can outrun them. Check out his thought process on zombies for our 31 Days of Horror, after the jump.
As we approach yet another remake of Carrie it might be time to take a look at the original, the 1976 film that started it all, and Stephen King’s first novel that gave it life. Meet me after the jump as we get reacquainted with Carrie.
The summer movie season is in full swing and our next entry is Baz Lurman’s The Great Gatsby. This is a supposedly unfilmable novella. Other productions have been somewhat cursed. Even the Robert Redford version fell flat. In an interview with Stephen Colbert, Baz stated box office sales were of no concern. The truly artistic director saw this as a challenge to his creative yen and that was satisfied just by making the movie. This attitude prepares you a bit for what you will see on the screen. The love and reverence for which Baz holds Fitzgerald’s actual words is obvious. Not only do they literally float across the screen in some places, we see Nick Carraway’s narration literally rips quotes from the book.
If you’re living in the Toronto area or are thinking about visiting the city this weekend, you’re in for a treat. The 10th anniversary of The Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF) is happening on Saturday and Sunday – and if you’re a fan of sequential art and storytelling in all of its forms, TCAF is the place for you to be!
If you haven’t been before, this isn’t your usual run-of-the-mill comic book convention. No, it’s much, much more interesting: truly a celebration of art, storytelling and the small-press and independent comic book industry by and for the people that love to create in unison with the people that love to read.
Love is a word that can be used often with TCAF.
The festival is indeed an international love affair and you can find out more info and some highlights after the jump!
For the last three years during the month of April, Philadelphia comes alive for ten days with science fun for the whole family. The Philadelphia Science Festival incorporates the scientific community to involve the general public with lectures, debates, hands on activities and special exhibitions.
One of these special science activities was held at the Laurel Hill Cemetery with the presentation of “The Morgue the Merrier.” With the many programs offered by Laurel Hill, you no longer have to be dead to join in on the fun. What kind of find? Find out more after the jump.