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R. Graeme Cameron

The 1956 Worldcon Blues, or: My Mom Wouldn’t Let Me Go...

Do you collect Worldcon Program Books? I do, which is very odd, because I’ve never been to a Worldcon.

Marvel Comics “Worlds Unknown” of Known Science Fiction, or: A Good...

What’s not to like? You got your alien monster, your alien ruins, your sophisticated space science gizmos, your overall 1950s retro look and art style. Perfect. Exactly what I want in SF comic art, or “graphic art” as they say nowadays.

On Being a Space Cadet, or: Why It is Never Too...

We're ALL Space Cadets...and now we can wear the name proudly

R. Graeme Cameron’s VCON 39 Report. NOT Steve Fahnestalk’s VCON 39...

R. Graeme Cameron's VCon conrep. NOT Steve Fahnestalk's.

Just Imagine a Classic Science Fiction Film? Or: a Classic Lack...

Just imagine there exists a 1930 film portraying the future world of 1980, a future where people no longer have names, but have numbers...

Aelita, Queen of Mars, or: Redder Than You Think

Watch the soviet era SF film that Stalin hated!

Alien Ruins Good Enough For You? Or, Why Ruins Keep Getting...

I am a sucker for Sci-Fi movies, art and literature featuring either alien ruins or ruins of a collapsed human society

The Steampunkery of H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells - steampunker

Croutch the Forgotten, or: The Imperfect Lord of 1940s Canadian Fandom.

A profile of Leslie Croutch, Canadian fan booster

The Book of VCON, or: One of Them Crazy Fannish Traditions.

"WHat's all this about!? A "convention" or something?" Yes. An entire hotel filled with the people you used to beat up and belittle in High School. They're armed with swords and 'batlefs', armored with chainmail and storm trooper garb and at some point they're all going to realize - YOU are NOT one of THEM....They will corner you in the elevator or the hall and then - demand that you read one of their favorite novels.

The Last Hurrah of Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein Monster, or:...

Boris Karloff gets his kicks on Route 66....

My Favourite Apocalypse, or: The N’Yark City of Mighty Samson

“A once-great city lies in ruins, overgrown by a dense jungle. Strange glowing mists hover ominously, remains of a great nuclear war which devastated the planet.

A Stone Age Future, or: The Perils of Buying a First...

Crossing the digital divide....

In Memory of Susan Wood, a Wonderful and Influential Fan

Susan Wood: Canadian BNF, award winning writer and one of fandom's earliest feminist pioneers. (And sorely missed by many.)

Focus on LOCUS, or: The Fannish Beginnings of an Industry Standard...

Examining a fannish institution: Charles N. Brown is gone, but Locus a newszine “covering the science fiction field,” remains the definitive industry trade magazine for the SF&F genre, an absolute must read for authors, editors, publishers, reviewers, and all fen

The Silent Era Film Version of “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the...

Think CGI is cool? Check out the technical accomplishments of the first cinematic presentation of Jules Verne's classic.

Last Flight of the Muses, or: Fates on a Rampage?

Don't search too hard for a blog post subject, you might end up writing a novel instead!

I Must be Zeus! My Forehead is Giving Birth!

Giving birth from your forehead may be painful - especially if it involves stepping on toes.

Ice Worms, Snow Monkeys, and Ice Rats. Oh My! Or: a...

Fannish Hoaxes are a fine tradition, one that Canadian fandom has raised to a high(?) art.

Mad Flight of a Manic Phoenix, or: Philip K. Dick in...

Philip K. Dick goes to Vancouver and makes quite the,,,'impression'....

Son of Blast from the Past, or: One Elderly Brit Zine...

A trip to the fanzine archives...this time across the Big Pond.

It Happened Here or Why Alternate History Can Be Terrifying

There is nothing inevitable about the real world as we experience it. A simple decision by a single individual can send history hurtling down a whole new path.

Blast from the Past, or: Two Forgotten Aussie Zines.

Going Down Under - fanzine style!

Horror Film or Terror Film. Which is it? Karloff and Clarens...

Boris Karloff made 'terror' films. Not horror films.

The Beast of Badger Books, or: the Prolific Profligacy of R....

Lionel Fanthorpe, the man who sold 170 books to a publisher and it only took him eight to twelve hours to write each one?

The Ecstasy of Being a Fanzine Archivist, or: The Joy of...

(Cue Steppenwolf): Born to be (a fanzine archivist!)

How Not to be an Elitist Snob, or: The Joy of...

The Joy of Pansfnalistic Theocrasy and Burroughs covers!

Ed Wood Jr.’s Legacy of Advice to Budding Starlets Who Love...

Haven’t you ever wondered what Ed Wood himself thought of his career, ever wondered what advice, based on somewhat realizing his lifelong dream, based on the sum total of his experience, he would have given to filmmakers starting out as he once did?

Everybody Loves A Diagram, or: The Tucker Hotel – A Classic...

Amazing Stories PSA: You can still mail bricks or straw to Bob Tucker - both rumor of his death were apparently hoaxes....
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