My Philcon 2013 Schedule

This weekend is Philcon, a science-fiction convention held annually in the Philadelphia area. This year, like recent years, it’s being held in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. And this year, like recent years, I’ll be at the convention and participating on panels. For those attending, here’s what my schedule this weekend looks like: Saturday MOFFAT ON … Continue reading My Philcon 2013 Schedule

On Guillermo del Toro and the Hobbit Movies

I found myself antsy this week. This is the week that Guillermo del Toro’s deal to direct The Hobbit duology has to be made. He’s said as much in interviews. If it’s not this week, The Hobbit will happen, but not with del Toro. I keep checking TheOneRing.net. Daily. Even hourly. Maybe there’s been movement. … Continue reading On Guillermo del Toro and the Hobbit Movies

On a Pointless Quest

And there was much rejoicing! I found a Windows binary for PernAngband! Okay, okay. Most of you reading this are probably saying to yourself, “Huh? Wha? Who?” PernAngband. There’s a computer game called Angband. It’s a text-based dungeon crawl, a Rogue-like game similar to Hack and NetHack, a descendant of Rogue and Moria. Where Hack … Continue reading On a Pointless Quest

On Rick Santorum's Faulty Analogy

Pennsylvania’s junior Senator, Rick Santorum, spoke recently about Iraq and terrorism: Santorum said that the United States has avoided terrorist attacks at home over the past five years because the “Eye of Mordor” has been focused on Iraq instead. “As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere … Continue reading On Rick Santorum's Faulty Analogy

On The Hobbit film

Some interesting news today. Posted at ComingSoon.net, quoting a Variety article: Over the next few years, MGM is planning to release half a dozen films, some in the $150 million to $200 million-plus range. Studio is ready to unveil such high-profile projects as “Terminator 4”; one or two installments of “The Hobbit,” which Sloan hopes … Continue reading On The Hobbit film