I have a con schedule this year! There are definitely three on the slate so far this year and I’ll be doing press stuff at another couple. These though involve me doing things where I actually stand up and talk about stuff to people.
This is the new take on Thor, announced earlier today on The View. Thor is now a woman and Marvel have been very, very clear that this is not Thor Girl, Lady Thor, Thorella or the Vice Countess Thorkov. This is Thor. God of Thunder. Who’s a woman now. Most people’s reaction so
In two days, Slingers 4: Where Gods Cannot See will be published. Written by Matt Wallace, one of my favorite people as well as one of my favorite authors, it’s defined by the same twin proficiencies as the rest of his work a tremendous and instinctive grasp of martial violence and the wounds it leaves
Transistor is a game whose mechanics are built around violent, loud close quarters combat. As Red, you have access to a growing amount of abilities for the Transistor, the AI/Sword artefact you inherit as the game opens. It’s brilliantly handled combat too; the Transistor giving you a chance to plan out your moves and
Transformers: Age of Extinction is a critic proof movie. We get one once every 18 months or so, a film that is loudly reviled by basically everybody and yet still rakes in vast amounts of money. It’s a virtuous circle of snark; critics get to rail against the unstoppable juggernaut, the juggernaut gets to rampage
‘Into the Shadows’ takes its title as its structure. The entire episode is nothing but Craven stepping further and further out of his established routines and, in doing so, discovering even more about his daughter and what she’s been hiding.
NOTE: Actual job does not involve exchanging phaser fire with angry 1960s trashcan/antenna hybrids. Also, being a white dude in whatever time period you call home, is not a requirement. SERIOUS NOTE: This post will be changed and modified as more details become available. Convention Season for the year is almost upon us. This year
Eighteen months ago I wrote the 6th Doctor sourcebook for the official Doctor Who RPG. It was GREAT. I full-on Stockholm Syndrom’ed on 6th’s time in the TARDIS. So much so I now legitimately think he’s great and wrote a book to prove that. One I got paid for! Plus, there’s an Appendix in there
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfPS7p6Z1k] Everything is cyclical, and nothing is more cyclical than fiction. Edge of Darkness, the 1986 BBC political thriller that still scores on those ‘Greatest Dramas Of All Time’ lists started repeats on BBC4 last night. Appropriately, it’s a story about cycles, specifically seasons and how individual lives, and civilizations, are by nature seasonal.