Spherical Film Collage Lights Up Universal Orlando Resort

John Landis, director of genre classics such as An American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson’s music video “Thriller,” is serving as creative consultant for an ambitious movie-themed nighttime entertainment show at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando. Universal 360 – A Cinesphere Spectacular premieres July 1 and presents of the most memorable moments […]

San Diego Air & Space Museum Changes and Events

No More Free Tuesdays — Sort OfIt used to be that on the fourth Tuesday of the month, you could get into the San Diego Air & Space Museum for free. That will change starting in July. The museum is experimenting with this change in policy this summer, allowing only San Diego County residents and […]

Upcoming Events Listing

There are a bunch of events I’ve been meaning to post about, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. So, here they are: June 12-13, 2006Uncle Orson’s Writing Class 2006Southern Virginia UniversityBuena Vista, Va.Orson Scott Card teaches this annual seminar for novice and experienced writers alike. Participants take part in two days of discussions, […]

Updates to Stories in The Genre Traveler

Expedition Everest Disney World’s “Expedition Everest” ride, mentioned on page 6 of the January issue of The Genre Traveler, was unveiled for 1,500 travel trade professionals and media last Friday, April 7. The 3.5 minute ride was a collaborative effort between Walt Disney Imagineering, The Discovery Channel and Conservation International. For more information, visit www.disneyeverest.com/?CMP=KNC-EverestGoogle&HBX_PK=Expedition+Everest&HBX_OU=50 […]

King Tut Exhibit in Fort Lauderdale

From now until April 23, you can see the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. More than 130 rare items and artifacts associated with the famous boy king are on display for the first time in the U.S. in nearly 30 years. “People of all […]

Live Like a Hobbit

Lord of the Rings fans have yet another reason to visit New Zealand — they can stay in a Hobbit hole! Woodlyn Park, which is two minutes away from Waitomo Caves, has built two full-service units into the side of a hill. Just like a proper Hobbit home, they have round windows and round doors. […]

Almost the Shape of Things to Come

Like it came out of the 1936 movie, Things to Come, based on the H.G. Wells’ novel The Shape of Things to Come, the Grand Canyon Skywalk is almost complete. Originally scheduled to open on New Year’s Day, it is now estimated to be completed by this summer. This is big, cool idea: a glass […]

Support Your Local Museums

Last week, the results of the Heritage Health Index (HHI) were announced, and they weren’t pretty. As you read this, millions of artifacts stored in museums, libraries and other institutions across the United States are slowly disintegrating, due to improper storage. The HHI, the first comprehensive survey ever to assess the condition and preservation needs […]

More Upcoming Events: December 2005

The following are some events that you might be interested in checking out if you’re in the area or putting in your tickler file for next year: December 1, 2005 The National Humanities Center Lecture Series “Historical Counterfactuals and Alternate History Novels” Catherine Gallagher from the University of California, Berkeley will discuss the alternate history […]