FORGOTTEN BOOK: WAVE RIDER by Hilbert Schenck, 1980
This is the 127th in my series of Forgotten Books.
Serendipity is an odd thing. For several months I had been looking for a copy of Wave Rider by Hilbert Schenck because I read his short stories in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF). The reason I [Read it all...]
Forgotten Films: Yellow Submarine (1968)
This is the 76th in my series of Forgotten Obscure or Neglected Films
I just returned from ArmadilloCon (is it convention season again?) and while I was there I got to see a preview showing of CHRISTMAS WITH THE DEAD, a Lansdale family production. The film is based on Joe [Read it all...]
FORGOTTEN BOOK: FIRESPELL by Chloe Neill, 2010
This is the 107th in my series of Forgotten Books.
Every now and again I go off on weird reading tangents. These are generally related to plans to meet an author or attend a convention. Chloe Neill will be attending ArmadilloCon at the end of next week and [Read it all...]
Forgotten Films: Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)
This is the 68th in my series of Forgotten Obscure or Neglected Films
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS was a film I walked out of twice at the same showing. This was at an ArmadilloCon, probably in the 1980’s [Read it all...]
FORGOTTEN BOOK: WITCH GOT YOUR TONGUE by Livia J. Washburn, 2010
This is the 78th in my series of Forgotten Books.
Livia J. Washburn is an author I love to read. Her mystery series featuring Lucas Hallam was published in the 1980’s and they feature a cowboy turned stunt man working in the western films [Read it all...]
Looking for a geeky diversion this weekend?
There’s none we can suggest more highly than the 33rd annual ArmadilloCon, where variety of well-known sf, fantasy and horror writers will read works, sign books and debate weighty subjects ranging from what books belong on a college-level sf reading list and why people just can’t get [Read it all...]
The bar scene at ArmadilloCon: Not quite as odd as the bar scene in "Star Wars," but still full of strange characters. Among them (left to right), SF Signal's John DeNardo, author Joe McKinney, Adventures in SciFi Publishing's Brent Bowen, and author/scholar Matt Cardin.
This [Read it all...]
Next week is the 32nd annual version of ArmadilloCon and it looks to be wild and fun. I just took a look at the guest lineup and the schedule. There are more than 100 participants including these fun folks as the major guests: Rachel Caine (Guest of Honor, author of the Weather Warden series and [Read it all...]
Well, here it is summer and science fiction and fantasy conventions are in full swing. I just attended ApolloCon last weekend in Houston with writer Guest of Honor (GOH) Catherine Asaro. I was on four panels ranging from the e-Book revolution, Frankenstein films of the last 100 years, the DC Comics 75th anniversary, and more. [Read it all...]
MISSIONS UNKNOWN’s own John Picacio and Sanford Allen ventured to Armadillocon 31 in Austin, TX this past weekend and brought back the following iPhone snapshots. Here’s a little bit of flavor from the longest-running literary sf/fantasy convention in Texas.
(l to r): MICHAEL MOORCOCK makes a surprise appearance to present the Jack Trevor Prize [Read it all...]