On Annivesaries and Convention Panel Ideas

Recently I’ve had anniversaries on the brain. It started with this blog post by Dayton Ward, where he ran through a list of film anniversaries — twentieth, twenty-fifth, right on up — that are being celebrated this year. You look at the list for 1982, the year that many critics consider to be filmed science … Continue reading On Annivesaries and Convention Panel Ideas

On My Philcon Schedule

The rumors are true! I’ll be attending Philcon this weekend. Here’s where I can be found, if you should so happen to be in Cherry Hill, New Jersey… TOLKIEN’S OTHER WORKSSat 6:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Three (1 hour)Panelists: Allyn Gibson (mod), Daniel Grotta, Jay Wile, Robert Kauffmann, Mark MandelJ.R.R. Tolkien is best known today … Continue reading On My Philcon Schedule

On Contemplating Philcon

Yesterday evening I received a surprising e-mail — it was a pre-invite to Philcon. Well, it was surprising to me; things like this are always surprising to me. Philcon is, obviously, a science-fiction convention held every November in Philadelphia. I knew of it it when I lived outside Philly about a decade ago, but working … Continue reading On Contemplating Philcon

On a Raunchy Ray Bradbury Music Video

I saw this on Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish. Yes, it’s unremittingly raunchy, but it’s also stupendously hilarious in a way that only a geek could love. Rachel Bloom’s “Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury.” And it’s a super-catchy song, too! I’m now wondering if the deejay at, say, Farpoint come February could be persuaded to play this … Continue reading On a Raunchy Ray Bradbury Music Video