NAMETAGS REVISITED (Column 24 redux)

Ah, conventions… and nametags—they go together like ham & swiss cheese! I’ve bookended my convention experiences in a way by showing a 38-year-old Spokon nametag and a new Spocon 2022 tag! Read the column to find out more.

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The Man Who WAS Doc Savage!

Hard as it seems to believe, one man portrayed—on book covers, magazine covers, and comics—many of the seminal figures in genre, like Doc Savage, The Avenger, and Conan. Michael Stradford’s brought him back to public notice with several books… check it out!

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REVIEW – SAMARITAN (minor spoilers)

Steve’s been really taken by two new things: the new Stallone movie Samaritan, and the new Amazon series The Man Who Fell to Earth, with Chiwetel Ejiofor. You may not agree, but you have to watch them before you’re entitled to my… er, your opinion.

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REVIEW: JAMIE FOXX in “DAY SHIFT” (Minor spoilers)

Netflix has released a new vampire movie starriing multiple-award winner Jamie Foxx as a vamp hunter. While it breaks no new ground, it has a great bit part by Snoop Dogg as a “cowboy” vamp hunter. Fairly gory, not exactly family fare, but watchable. Also, check out TV series “Moonhaven” and upcoming movie “Slumberland.”

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ALIENATION

It’s the end of another year. Where do we want to be by this time next year? Have we learned anything? Have we become better people? Steve tries to make some serious points about being a fan.

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