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Egoraven: heir of the first unicorn

Egoraven: Heir of the First Unicorn

There are so many things to love about Daphne Lage’s Egoraven: Heir of the First Unicorn that it’s difficult to know where to start so, I want to unpack this in a way that will help you appreciate the work that has gone into this publication. Firstly, I am honored that Daphne asked me to…

Meet author j. Steven young | geek out virtual con 2020

Meet Author J. Steven Young | Geek Out Virtual Con 2020

Author J. Steven Young shares adventurous and imaginative observations on life across multiple genres, including children’s activity books, young adult, and fantasy. Be sure to follow J. Steven Young on social media and his profiles on Amazon and Goodreads. Some of his titles include: Trumpery Resistance, Hashtag Magic, and Gus the Garden Dragon Follow J….

September movie preview: back to school and back to the movies

September Movie Preview: Back to School and Back to the Movies

Let’s be honest. The September movie lineup could present a strong selection of titles that pique our interest and it would still fall flat compared to the big movies we’ve been used to throughout the summer. But don’t fret. This month we have horror, sci-fi, comedy, and more! When did I become a movie salesman?…

Amazon just snagged guillermo del toro’s latest tv pilot ‘carnival row’

Amazon Just Snagged Guillermo del Toro’s Latest TV Pilot ‘Carnival Row’

Guillermo del Toro’s smaller screen projects have a depressing reputation of being dead on arrival, but with the success of the director’s latest television pilot, it looks like del Toro’s luck is turning around. This week, Amazon Studios picked up Carnival Row, a fantasy thriller series set in a retro-future London where a serial killer stalks the streets. Last year,…

Twilight begone! Fantasy fiction reclaims its throne

Twilight Begone! Fantasy Fiction Reclaims its Throne

Ten years ago, Stephanie Meyer unleashed upon the literary world the lukewarm, sub-par novel that not only brought Young Adult Fiction back to the main stage of publishing, but popularized glorifying teenage/abusive relationships. Since then, authors have been clamoring over themselves to make their mark in Meyer’s wake by reviving some other long-forgotten monsters of…

Danmachi: a fantasy of swords, sorcery, and sexy girls

DANMACHI: A Fantasy of Swords, Sorcery, and Sexy Girls

There are four things that come to mind when the fantasy genre is mentioned: monsters, swords, quests, and girls. Anime is stocked full of these things, but Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (DanMachi for short) manages to take all these overused cliches and somehow make it fresh. By…

February movie preview: plan your valentine’s day accordingly

February Movie Preview: Plan Your Valentine’s Day Accordingly

So have you seen all the Oscar nominees yet? Well if you haven’t, you still have time. But the box office machine keeps rolling in February with a whole new slate of movies. We have stars like Channing Tatum and Will Smith. We have large-scale sci fi and fantasy titles. We even have movies that…

December movie preview:  a late start on the holiday movie season

December Movie Preview: A Late Start on the Holiday Movie Season

Don’t let the title of this post fool you, when I say holiday movie season, I mean big studio blockbusters and critically acclaimed titles that may appear on the award show ballots. As for actual holiday themed movies, there are none. Not one single Christmas cartoon or rom-com will reach a wide audience this year….

A new director in the cards for the ‘alice in wonderland’ sequel

A New Director in the Cards for the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Sequel

Four years have scurried past since Tim Burton’s fantastical retelling of Alice in Wonderland hit big-screens worldwide. With a great deal to live up to, Burton and the Disney studio delivered, bringing Lewis Carroll’s beloved quirky and haunting novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to life with a visual masterpiece. Its colorful and imaginative imagery set…

Fantasy books you may have missed: ‘name of the wind’

Fantasy Books You May Have Missed: ‘Name of the Wind’

If you haven’t read Name of the Wind yet, you’re missing out. That simple. Whether you’re a fantasy fan or not, Patrick Rothfuss’ story telling is captivating and the story has hints of just about every genre. He writes captivating characters in captivating situations and he does all of this in expertly written prose that…

“the leftovers”: fantasy for everyone

“The Leftovers”: Fantasy For Everyone

HBO has had some good lucky with fantasy TV shows, with Game of Thrones and True Blood coming to mind. This year it has added the slow-burning but absolutely gripping The Leftovers to it’s resume and although it may not be the same dragons and vampires as the more obvious fare, Leftovers is one of the stronger fantasy shows out this summer. The…

Fiction: why do we love it?

Fiction: Why Do We Love It?

The Thrill Ah, the alternate universe. We fiction fans don’t want to be entertained with a story of morning coffee, a day at work, and then sleep. But throw superpowers, an apocalypse, a murder mystery, or some kind of zombie monsters in the mix and we’re in! Our lives are consistent, regular…usually boring compared to…

Aderyn’s cradle set to bring visceral combat to a dense fantasy realm

Aderyn’s Cradle Set to Bring Visceral Combat to a Dense Fantasy Realm

By way of introduction to Aderyn’s Cradle, an adventure game in development by Mojo Game Studios, I’d like to talk a little about a couple of other games, one you may have missed and one you’ll definitely recognize. Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, though well-received for the most part, didn’t make a huge impact…

“agents of shield,” sleepy hollow” and the supernatural police procedural

“Agents of SHIELD,” Sleepy Hollow” and the Supernatural Police Procedural

The talk with television these days has been with cable shows. From the Emmy red carpet to the trending topics on Twitter, the buzz follows “Breaking Bad,” “Game of Thrones,” and “The Walking Dead” among others. It makes sense. These shows are able to push boundaries in ways that those on network TV cannot. But…