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Being a Panelist in a Virtual World

Being a Panelist in a Virtual World 

As you know, over the summer I attended some amazing virtual literary events—like TorCon2020 and Comic-Con@Home—and I waxed poetic about how amazing those two events were and how great it was that I, a geek who lives in the Land of the Midnight Sun also known as Alaska, could attend these two powerhouses of literary […]

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Words of Wisdom from Comic-Con@Home

Words of Wisdom from Comic-Con@Home 

In a move that probably shocks no one, I went to yet another virtual convention—this time Comic-Con@Home back in July. But this time instead of waxing poetic about how awesome this shift to virtual is or exclaiming how this could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for some like I did before, this time I wanted to […]

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TorCon 2020: V. E. Schwab & Neil Gaiman

TorCon 2020: V. E. Schwab & Neil Gaiman 

Editor’s Note: This post is a wee bit late. My June got a bit crazy and this article got lost in the shuffle. Apologies to the authors and organizers for the late posting. – JI Let’s look back for a moment. It’s the middle of June and COVID-19 is still raging across the lands, changing […]

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Brian Lee Durfee Interview – Prison Comic-Con

Brian Lee Durfee Interview – Prison Comic-Con 

Today we are talking with epic fantasy author, Brian Lee Durfee, about his recent convention in the Utah State Prison. For anyone who doesn’t know you and isn’t familiar with your novels, can you provide a brief overview? I am the author of The Forgetting Moon, The Blackest Heart, and The Lonesome Crown, the first […]

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Harry Potter Day: Land of the Midnight Sun Style

Harry Potter Day: Land of the Midnight Sun Style 

We Alaskans know how to get nerdy with it. Geek culture is everywhere in Anchorage—from Bosco’s Not at Comic Con festival and SenshiCon to Geeks Who Drink trivia nights and the Critical Role critters strolling around town in t-shirts—we know how to let our nerd flag fly. So, when the Z. J. Loussac Library—our local […]

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VoyagerCon – Event Review

VoyagerCon – Event Review 

First, let me confess to being an idiot. Those who know me, have met me, or avoided me (I’m sure it happens), were probably aware of that already. I always, always, plan my journey across the London Underground before I leave home. Otherwise, as happened here, I end up staring at a TFL map seeing […]

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Georgia Renaissance Festival – Opening Weekend Review

Georgia Renaissance Festival – Opening Weekend Review 

Introduction For the past few years now, I have overheard family members exclaiming on how much fun they have had at the Renaissance Festival in Georgia. When the opportunity arose for me to finally share in the fun, I made plans to get myself up to Georgia and see what all the hype was about! […]

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A Newbie’s First SFF Con: AKA BristolCon Confidential

A Newbie’s First SFF Con: AKA BristolCon Confidential 

I didn’t intend to write this article. I didn’t prepare for it, make any notes for it or believe that I was going to be submitting anything but reviews to Fantasy-Faction for the next few months. It all started when a fellow Factioner, the author and editor Steven Poore, asked me a question. At the […]

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Going to a Writer’s Convention: What You Need to Know

Going to a Writer’s Convention: What You Need to Know 

When thinking about science fiction and fantasy conventions—sometimes referred to as cons—the mind automatically dashes off to PAX or New York Comic Con or any one of the conventions in and around your town. You know the ones I’m talking about. The events where you cosplay your favorite characters and sit at panels listening to […]

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Small Press, Big Stories: The Expo!

Small Press, Big Stories: The Expo! 

Today on Small Press, Big Stories – an announcement! On Saturday 24th February, the Forbidden Planet London Megastore will be hosting a small press expo! Authors and editors from four of the UK’s leading SFF small presses will be on hand in one of Forbidden Planet’s trademark “open-plan” events to chat, sign books, and answer […]

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Fantasy in the Court 2017

Fantasy in the Court 2017 

Back in August I headed up to the ‘big smoke’ – though with electric cars, the congestion charge and the general relocation of heavy industry out of London, it is not really that smoky any more, but it is big. The reason for my train journey was simple – Fantasy in the Court. An event […]

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UK Games Expo 2017 Recap

UK Games Expo 2017 Recap 

Recently (Friday 2nd of June 2017 to Sunday 4th of June 2017) I attended the UK Games Expo, which was held at the NEC near Birmingham. As expected for a board game fair, most of the popular games could be bought there, from the Pandemic series to Fantasy Flight Games’ franchises to slightly lesser known, […]

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