Category: Fantasy

How Did Knights Live?

I’ve just stumbled upon a fantastic YouTube channel called Modern History, which is run by Jason Kingsley, the Modern Knight. Jason Kingsley is, quite truly, an actual knight, having been awarded knighthood as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). In addition, he trains as...

Writing: Getting Started

I’m going to start a series of short articles on writing tips for aspiring authors, mainly focused on spec-fic (i.e., fantasy and science fiction). As an aspiring fantasy author myself, I feel that my own experience in learning the craft, world-building, character-building, and plot-building may be helpful to other aspiring...

Final Fantasy VII Remake Released

The Final Fantasy VII Remake has been released! Alas, it’s only for PS4, and I don’t have a PS4. Oh well… There’s a lot of nostalgia with a game like this, and the original Final Fantasy VII was one of the most beloved games of all time. It was one...

Final Fantasy VII Remake

The long-awaited remake of “Final Fantasy VII”, considered by many to be among the greatest video games of all time, has been in development for quite a while. But now we can finally have a look at a trailer and some actual game play footage! In addition to the trailer,...

Dark Crystal Characters Revealed!

I’m definitely a fan of the “The Dark Crystal”, so you’ll probably be seeing more posts from me about the new “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” Netflix series. The big news now is the reveal of the characters (as puppets) for the new series. That’s right–this is old-school puppetry, just...

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The trailer for the new Netflix series, “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” has just come out. I must say, it is impressive! I remember seeing “The Dark Crystal” a long time ago as a child, and it kind of freaked me out. I’ve watched it many other times over...

DragonCon 2017

DragonCon 2017 was the biggest DragonCon ever, with some 82,000 to 85,000 people attending! My wife went to some of the bigger media panels, but I stayed away, sticking mostly to the Science and Space tracks with some excursions to the Sci-Fi Literature track, Star Wars track, and the Writing...

Down in the Clockwork City

My latest steampunk fantasy story to be published has arrived! Down in the Clockwork City has been released under the Society of Misfit Stories anthology series, and is now available for Kindle download from Amazon.com. The description they gave it has a bit to be desired, but I didn’t come...

DragonCon 2016

Another year at DragonCon has come and gone! We had a great time as usual, and it was good to meet up with old friends and make new ones. I tried not to spend as much time as I did last year in the Space and Science tracks, but I...

Sanjay’s Super Team

With all the superhero movies that have been coming out of late, perhaps it’s time for something a little new, a little old, and a little different? Well Disney Pixar has a nice little animated short film called Sanjay’s Super Team, in which¬†young boy finds a new, and very old,...