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Simon Todd’s 7 of the Best

A List of Seven by Simon Todd MontiDots Ltd. John Silence, Physician Extraordinary (1908) written by Algernon Blackwood These are gripping tales predate Lovecraft, with all the intensity of a good Call of Cthulhu game about a psychic detective. Great stories made all the more interesting due to their relatively early date.   Vampyr (1932) written and directed by Carl …

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John Arcudi’s 7 of the Best

Written by John Arcudi . . Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) is a book that is supposed to appeal to children and adults. The absurd nature of much of the imagery and narrative are certainly appealing to even a 5 year old, but it’s the wide reaching social commentary that is snuck into the book under the guise …

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Ted Fauster’s 7 of the Best

Ted Fauster‘s Magnificent Seven I’ve been asked to list seven of my top books and/or films that have influenced me as a writer. I am happy to do so. But I’m going to skip the books this time. Oftentimes, we hear about all the incredible books that have influenced writers, yet there are so many films that have done just …

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James West’s 7 of the Best

Written by James West Conan the Barbarian The Robert E. Howard character, the Marvel comics, and the 1982 movie all had a huge influence on how I see fantasy. While Tolkien made everything seem lofty and nearly inaccessible, Conan kept it real. This was mud-and-blood storytelling and it’s still in my veins today.     Big Trouble in Little China I have watched this movie countless …

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7 of the Best

7 of the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books and Movies of All Time Written by Chris Mahon of OUTER PLACES Every fantasy/sci-fi fan began somewhere. Some people picked up Lord of the Rings as a kid, while others crossed paths with Neil Gaiman or got sucked in by X-Wings. Personally, I’m a sucker for hard sci-fi, complete with worldbuilding and crazy, mind-bending …

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Double Take Comics Picks Their Top Sci-Fi Films

Double Take Comics sent us a list of their favorite sci-fi films.  Does your favorite appear in this list?  Read on, and let’s find out together =) /       /       / Michael Coast:  2001:  A SPACE ODYSSEY Over the years, 2001 has become so revered that it’s taken on the mixed blessing of being a “classic.” …

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The RPG History Project Launches Patreon

Last March at Gary Con VIII, Pat Kilbane shared a glimpse into his RPG History Project with a preview of bits of interviews. Every few weeks since Gary Con, he has released snippets of a presentation by Tim Kask at that same Gary Con, on the first five years at TSR. Just a few weeks ago, he released the full …

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Got Star Wars Rebel Pilots?

Everyone knows Poe, Luke, Wedge, Jek, and Biggs. How about Shara, Ketsu, Thane, Garven, and Greer? Michael Moreci sure knows his Star Wars stuff, and if his latest article at the Star Wars website is any indication, we’ll see plenty more good stuff from him again soon.

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Dance, Magic Pants: Atlanta’s Labyrinth Exhibit

Opening today, timed to coincide with DragonCon and the 30th anniversary of Labyrinth, Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts has put together a special exhibit of items from the Jim Henson movie. Running from September 2, 2016 until September 3, 2017, visitors can see many of the puppets, props, art and even one of David Bowie’s infamous Goblin King costumes on …