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Q&A with Chuck Dixon

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing writer Chuck Dixon chime in on BAD TIMES and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish.   Q:  It’s been said that your sci-fi BAD TIMES books are “one part Army Rangers, one part time travel, and a whole lot of action.”  What more can you tell …

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Q&A with Mike Allred

Achievement unlocked.  You are now enjoying a Multiverse Q&A with Mike Allred. It’s not every day that we get to see writer/illustrator Mike Allred chime in on all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish.   MULTIVERSE:  Next year marks the 20th anniversary of RED ROCKET 7.  How did that timeless tale blossom from an idea to a …

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Q&A with Kieron Gillen

Achievement unlocked.  You are now enjoying a MULTIVERSE Q&A with Kieron Gillen.   MULTIVERSE:  What has allowed creator-owned graphic literature to thrive as much as it has? KIERON GILLEN:  In terms of comics, we’re in a fascinating boom period for creator-owned work. I came into comics late, circa 2000, via the Warren Ellis Forum; a hotbed of thinking about comics. …

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Stoker Award Winners

The winners of this year’s Bram Stoker Awards were announced at the inaugural Stoker Con in Las Vegas. Noteworthy writers of horror and dark fantasy have been receiving this prestigious award since the 1980s. The list of previous winners is a veritable who’s who of memorable authors. Unsure of what to read next?  We’ve all been there.  Seeing a list …

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How To Read Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings

Dr. Michael D. C. Drout, a medievalist and philologist at Wheaton College, shows us the many layers within The Lord of the Rings that makes it different from most other books in the fantasy genre. In addition to creating his own world and languages, Tolkien used his knowledge of received texts to write Lord of the Rings like a received text. This …

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Star Wars: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Trailer One: King of Colons and Subtitles

  Today we were gifted the first trailer for Rogue One, Disney/Lucasfilm’s first ever non-episodic feature film from the Star Wars universe.  Along with the new faces of what appears to be the Rebel and Imperial B-Squads the trailer hits a laundry list of nostalgic sights.  AT-AT’s?  Check.  Stormtroopers? Of Course.  Death Star and Star Destroyers? Rebels and a Rebel Base?  Check …

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Analog Games in Pop Culture : Make Your Own Handmade Discworld

This Amigurumi Discworld was crafted with love by June Gilbank. She sent the image of a completed project to Sir Terry Pratchett who replied: “Well, if you’re going to crochet Discworld then that’s the way to do it!” You’ll find June’s patterns for sale on her website Planet June. Here are some instructions for creating the Discworld. ← GaymerX is …