Home Tags VCon

Tag: VCon

FULL STEAM BEHIND! COLUMN 17 REVISITED

For his 263rd column, Steve revisits and rewrites one of his first “new” columns for Amazing, six years ago. If you missed it, now's your chance to catch up!

FAREWELL TO A FAN and SHORT MOVIE REVIEW: THE GRINCH

Steve says farewell to another fannish friend, David E. Wilson, longtime Vancouver fan. And says “Meh” to the new animated Grinch.

BOOK REVIEWS: GARDNER’S “ALL THOSE EXPLOSIONS…” AND ROUNDS, MARKS II &...

This week Steve reviews three newer books: one is outstanding and the other two are worth reading. What’re the odds on that?

MOVIE REVIEWS: ARQ and FINAL FANTASY XV: KINGSGLAIVE!

Continuing with recent movie reviews, Steve looks at the Netflix Original movie ARQ, and also the 3D "mo-cap" movie Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive, and finds them both quite watchable. Not great, but watchable!

BOOK REVIEW (THE LAST PRATCHETT): THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN (Sob!) 

Steve talks about the late Sir Terry Pratchett, and his last book--last DISCWORLD book, too!--which just came out. A new Pratchett is usually a joyous occasion, but this book brings mixed emotions.

STEAMPUNK JEWELRY, VCON, PHILIP K. DICK STORY BUNDLE, AND MORE!

Steve jumps around a lot this week, from VCON to Steampunk Fashion Jewelry to the Philip K. Dick Bookbundle, and back again to Ed Howdershelt!

Your Reviewer, Some Modern Urban Fantasy and Some Thoughts on Publishing...

Steve talks about himself (what an ego!) a new urban fantasy, and other stuff.

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

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

MOVIE REVIEW: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

How does Stiller's The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty stack up against Danny Kaye's original version, and with James Thurber's original story?

The Other Victoria: Steampunk’s Queen

Was it Colonel Mustard in the arboretum with the steam shovel? Steve participates in a steampunk murder mystery evening.

On Second-Childhood Nostalgia, or: How To Avoid Being A Mature SF...

I love the old stuff. It’s been a real pleasure reading my way through the Ace Double. Each and every story positively reeks of the sense of wonder that made SF so attractive to me in the first place.

An Anniversary and a Convention Cold…

I found out just yesterday from the Internet Speculative Fiction Database that November 1979 marks the first fan column I ever published in Amazing magazine, the print version. My column was titled “Fans, Prose and Cons”—a somewhat obvious three-way pun. That means it’s been 34 years since I started writing for this magazine.

Book Review: Dr. Sleep. Does Every Book Really Need a Sequel?

Does Dr. Sleep stack up against The Shining?

HOW NOT TO EDIT A PROGRAM BOOK: OR THE ADVENTURES OF...

Want to make sure your contributions arrive on time? Threaten them. Tell them you’ll make up stuff and place their name prominently at the head of the gibberish you’ve concocted. Articles will pour in.