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Browsing all articles tagged with 2012.

Top 10 Anticipated Fantasy Books for 2013 – Readers’ Choice

Top 10 Anticipated Fantasy Books for 2013 – Readers’ Choice 

For the last few years we’ve run articles where we’ve chosen our top 10 most anticipated novels for the coming year. They’ve proved overwhelmingly popular, amassing just shy of 200,000 hits in total! As a result, we decided last year to take things a step further and ask the publishers what their top 5 most […]

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World Fantasy Convention 2012

World Fantasy Convention 2012 

Last weekend, I had the honor of attending the 38th World Fantasy Convention, held in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) from November 1st-4th. It was a weekend of learning, laughs, and fangirl moments, culminating in a renewed appreciation for the fantasy genre…and plenty of thinking to do about the state of fantasy and where it’s headed in […]

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NY Comic Con 2012

NY Comic Con 2012 

Well that certainly was an “interesting” October/beginning of November! October started off pretty normal, leaves changed colors, the nights started getting cooler, and my friends and I rushed around like mad people getting ready for NY Comic Con. Now I know what you’re thinking, “It’s been almost a full month since NYCC. Why is she […]

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San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Report – Part Three

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Report – Part Three 

When I say say I went to “a lot” of panels this year, I meant that it climbed into the double digits. Usually things like the need to eat something other than granola bars, long lines, and panels featuring things like the entire cast of Firefly mean I miss a few that I wanted to […]

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San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Report – Part Two

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Report – Part Two 

To read the first article in this series on Comic-Con 2012, click here. Strangely enough, this year was a good year for panels that I was interested in. Unfortunately, that bounty meant that there were a few times where I wanted to clone myself in order to see them all. For another point in the […]

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San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Report – Part 1

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Report – Part 1 

Ah Comic-Con. Site of one of the largest nerd migration sites in the world and certainly the largest that I know of in North America. Simultaneously awesome and dreadful to behold. Under normal circumstances, for an extremely large convention with a lot of things I likely want to go see, I try to purchase a […]

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Fantasy-Faction July 2012 Writing Competitions

Fantasy-Faction July 2012 Writing Competitions 

Welcome back writers and readers! Last month was busy wasn’t it? Here at Fantasy-Faction we saw the last day of our Anthology Contest come and go. Amazingly, we received 1734 entries in total! Now we have the pleasure of getting to read them all and try to figure out which six amazing stories make it into […]

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Book Expo America 2012 Review

Book Expo America 2012 Review 

Last week was the biggest book fair in the US, Book Expo America, and I was lucky enough to get to head up to New York for one day to check it out! Now I’ve been to a couple cons at Javitz Center before, NY Comic Con being the most recent, but this expo was […]

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Why Is Fantasy So Popular In 2012?

Why Is Fantasy So Popular In 2012? 

The past few years have been very good for fans of fantasy. We can find more books, movies, and TV shows catering to our interests than possibly ever before. It’s wonderful, but I often find myself asking why? Thinking short-term, I believe the surge in fantasy might be just another modern-day commodity bubble, always on […]

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Fantasy-Faction June 2012 Writing Competitions

Fantasy-Faction June 2012 Writing Competitions 

Welcome back writers and readers! How was your May? I hope you enjoyed some lovely spring days, because it looks like summer has come early this year, at least in my area of the world. But despite the heat, we have a lot of cool contests to tell you about this month. First, and most […]

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Balticon 2012 Review

Balticon 2012 Review 

On Friday May 25th, I pulled up to the Baltimore Marriott, ready to begin my first vacation in almost six years. But even the excitement of being ‘kidless’ for three days, couldn’t eclipse the awesomeness that would come from spending the weekend with many of my geekiest internet friends. To kick off the weekend, I […]

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EasterCon 2012 Convention Report

EasterCon 2012 Convention Report 

Incredibly, 2012 was EasterCon’s 63rd year (it is run by the British National Science Fiction Convention) and having sold out for the first time in 30 years – surely one of their most successful conventions to date. There is no doubt that much of this was thanks to their guest of honour. When you hear […]

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