New San Antonio resident and scarf enthusiast J.M. McDermott focuses on character-driven fiction.
J.M. McDermott is a new and high-profile addition to San Antonio’s speculative fiction community, having moved from Atlanta earlier this year.
McDermott is author of the well-received dark fantasy Dogsland Trilogy — the final novel of which is forthcoming from Night [Read it all...]
John Picacio's tweeted picture of his recently won Hugo and Chesley.
After eight consecutive Hugo Award nominations, one of Missions Unknown’s editors — artist John Picacio — has finally landed one of the coveted rocket-shaped trophies.
John had a runaway 2011, illustrating the “A Song of Ice and Fire” 2012 Calendar, based on George [Read it all...]
Broderick and DiFilippo's new book catalogs the best SF novels of recent years.
San Antonio-based author/critic Damien Broderick and his fellow author/critic Paul DiFilippo recently took on the daunting task of deciding on the best science fiction novels released from 1985 to 2010. The resulting book, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010, will [Read it all...]
San Antonio author Joe McKinney recently won a Bram Stoker Award for his novel "Flesh Eaters".
San Antonio horror writer Joe McKinney recently won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel for his zombie book Flesh Eaters. It’s the third nomination and first win for McKinney, a 15-year veteran of the San [Read it all...]
Game creator and ChimaeraCon organizer Daniel Griego shows off his creation Shadow Fist.
Elizabeth Griego will be wrangling volunteers and goodie bags at this year's ChimaeraCon.
With ChimaeraCon, San Antonio’s annual gaming convention, rearing its head (or should that be heads?) this weekend, Missions Unknown is running the last in a series of [Read it all...]
Some of Matt Frank's Godzilla art.
With ChimaeraCon, San Antonio’s annual gaming convention, just a month away, Missions Unknown is running a series of interviews highlighting some of the event’s key players. This week we speak with Texas-based comic book artist Matt Frank, one of ChimaeraCon 2012′s guests.
ChimaeraCon guest and pineapple juice [Read it all...]
Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins star in Disney's big-budget John Carter film.
Author Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of iconic fantasy heroes Tarzan and John Carter (namesake of the mega-budget flick that opens today), almost took a different career path.
Until, that is, he got a rejection letter postmarked from San Antonio.
In 1898, Burroughs [Read it all...]
Roll2Play owner Tiffany Franzoni and game designer Keith Parker show off their badges.
With ChimaeraCon, San Antonio’s annual gaming convention, just a month away, Missions Unknown is kicking off a series of Friday interviews highlighting some of the movers and shakers behind the event. We start the series with Tiffany Franzoni, owner of Dallas-based [Read it all...]