One Way by S. J. Morden
 

One Way

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#SPFBO 5 Cover Contest
 

Cover Contest

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SFF and Queerness – We Need To Do Better
 

SFF and Queerness – We Need To Do Better

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A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube: Mythology

A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube: Mythology 

YouTube is an app, a website and a cultural phenomenon. It’s also a vast and only partially explored wilderness full of content that ranges from dynamic to dire. Whatever your interests are, there’s probably at least one channel out there for you. But managing to dig out the channels that cater to your own SFF […]

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Game of Thrones: Content vs. Delivery

Game of Thrones: Content vs. Delivery 

I’ve just finished the fourth episode of the current season and I’m more engaged with both the show and the world of A Song of Ice and Fire than I have been since A Dance With Dragons was published in 2011. This renewed interest in Mr. Martin’s world is 100% attributable to the fact that […]

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Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths by Ryan Britt

Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths by Ryan Britt
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I think it is fair to say that nerds tend to be obsessive completists who love to study things at a very granular level. And one of our favorite things to do with that knowledge is to show it off: we pontificate, we spout off, we rant, we theorize. And sometimes this ends badly. It […]

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When The Dust Settles

When The Dust Settles 

While attending this year’s Nine Worlds convention I went to a session titled “How To Win The 21st Century,” which talked about games as a dominant cultural medium. This and many other talks at the convention highlighted the growing power and popularity of entertainment forms that had previously been regulated to “things geeks did.” Now […]

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The Curious Case of Game of Thrones

The Curious Case of Game of Thrones 

Show of hands: how many people believed, back in 1997, that George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire would become a full-blown cultural phenomenon? Anybody? I didn’t think so. And yet, here we are. In one week, the fourth season of Game of Thrones will premier on HBO. These ten hours of television […]

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The Top Six Nerdy, Fantasy-Related Things That You Can Try When You’re Not In The Mood To Read

The Top Six Nerdy, Fantasy-Related Things That You Can Try When You’re Not In The Mood To Read 

I’m a high school English teacher by day—fantasy freak by night. If I were to include a list of all of the fantasy authors that I love, or a list of my favorite fantasy novels—well—it would be quite expansive. With being an English teacher, and having a full load of grading and lesson planning to […]

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What Makes A Fantasy Fan?

What Makes A Fantasy Fan? 

I wrote a blog a long time ago about trying to spot fantasy authors while doing book signings. For anyone who might have read that old dusty post (it’s been long since buried by others) you would have seen that I had a very tough time picking us out. In fact, I was wrong every […]

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Of Generational Geekdom

Of Generational Geekdom 

There’s this stereotype of the generic geek, nerd, or whatever one cares to label a person who enjoys the science fiction and fantasy genres. Socially awkward, something of a jerk regarding certain subjects (Star Wars or Star Trek debates anyone?), somewhat nitpicky, the person always chosen last for sports of any kind. Possibly bespectacled, and […]

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Unicorn City

Unicorn City 

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Philadelphia Comic Con with my dad. While a smaller convention than the better-known ones at Chicago, San Diego, and New York, the Philadelphia Comic Con manages to make up for its lack of stature with an almost inexorable supply of celebrities of yore, famous vehicles, the […]

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