In this week’s column (“It’s been a long time coming…”—CSN), Steve reviews the Jan.-Feb. 2022 F&SF. He says it’s a big issue, full of good SF and Fantasy; and he says goodbye to a good writer.
This week Steve talks about some filk, some fan musicians, and even a movie! Yes, the sequel to Jurassic World is up… will it be a drubbing or roses and a bottle of champagne? Read it and see!
London Comic Con – cohabiting costumes and cosplay (lots of pichurs!)
Cosplay and Crossplay coming to an MCM Comic Con near you (actually, London)
Getting “Ginked” – the fine art of genre tattooing.
There are new platforms! America has graphic novels; Japan has anime; and South Korea has web comics. Web-based comics known as ‘webtoons’ are popular. Thanks to Korea’s world’s fastest optic networks. Webtoons are the ideal comics, since they can also be read on smartphones. They are coloured cartoons that can also incorporate music, special effects, […]
Images tell you pretty much all you need to know about the awesomeness that was the Manchester ComicCon.
One week before Halloween, Terence Jackson shares shares images of costumes old and new.
An overview of the first annual Nebula Award for Global Chinese Science Fiction Films.
Terence Jackson shares his impressions of the ComicCon held in Manchester, UK, as well as Donald Manning’s photos of cosplayers who attended.
2016: the Women of Wonder Summer!
In the dance of the ever-improving computer image, our own perceptions are a willing partner.
MCM Expo Comic Con goes to the Cosplayers!
Terbium writing contest, a novel writing contest, Literary awards and Eurocon Barcelona
This week, Steve reviews the 2015 Horror-humour film “Freaks of Nature” and finds it rather flat, then alerts the media (us!) about a new semi-pro Canadian SF/F e-magazine!
Angi puts a different spin on Thanksgiving thanks.
Being a member of several groups that enjoy cosplay, costuming, etc., does give access to a world of lively discussions. One recent discussion which came about on a Facebook group for the UK-based con, MCM, involved real-life cosplay and the inspiration for said costumes. In other words, a sort of comparison of the original inspiration […]
A dual-language interview with Finnish cartoonist and comic artist Petri Hiltunen
A multi-language interview with Finnish cartoon and comic artist Petri Hiltunen
Where do Sailor Moon, Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Batman, Boba Fett, the Borg, and Captain Jack Sparrow hang out?
Crossplay: who says Captain America has to be a guy? Who says that only girls can dress up as Black Widow?
Nostalgia for the Saturday morning science fiction cartoon fare.
Bugs Bunny – Super Genius! – is 75.
Steve begins an exploration of superhero comics at the very beginning!
Who doesn’t love a good cartoon? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? From Disney’s inception of Steamboat Willie (still under copyright, lol) to Max Fleischer, thru Betty Boop, to the zaniness and (inappropriate?) violence of Chuck Jones and even up to today’s prime time offerings such as The Simpsons and Futurama, cartoons frequently allow us to say […]
Rounding out the characters from Cowboy Bebop, we end with Jet Black, the Black Dog. Yes, there’s still Ed, but what else can be said about her than, he’s a seven foot ex basketball pro, hindu, guru, drag queen, alien? Spike and Faye are certainly more popular than the Bebop’s oldest crew member, but Jet […]