Podcast Episode 3: The History of SF/F Amusement Parks

First, I apologize for not getting this out on October 1 as promised. I simply spaced it. In Episode 3 of The Genre Traveler Podcast, I chat with Jim Futrell, historian for the National Amusement Park Historical Association and author of several books about amusement parks. He takes us from the birth of the modern […]

Ghost Hunters Signing Autographs

Meet the cast of SyFy’s hit show Ghost Hunters at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights XX. Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango will be signing autographs on October 7 during sessions starting at 7pm and 9:30pm. Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort is a separately ticketed event. This year’s event nights are September 24, 25 […]

More Fun In Store at Hudson Valley Halloween Events

The Historic Hudson Valley is expanding its portfolio of fall and Halloween events this year, plus adding additional nights for the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton, the tri-state area’s biggest ticketed Halloween celebration, which kicks off Saturday, Oct. 2. New this year is Horseman’s Hollow, an interactive haunted attraction […]

Special Harry Potter Celebration Planned for November

HP Fan Trips is planning a special celebration trip to commemorate the world-wide release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I. Nov. 18 and 19 you can join fellow Harry Potter fans in Seattle, Wash., for a weekend of wizardly fun. There will be: An exclusive showing of the Harry Potter Exhibition, A […]

Another Step Toward the Holodeck Open Now at Universal Studios Japan

The “Space Fantasy” attraction at Universal Studios Japan features new 3D depth-sensing and multi-touch technology that allows visitors to interact with multi-media imagery. “Space Fantasy is the first theme park ride to venture into 3D depth-tracking rider experiences,” says Vincent John Vincent, President of GestureTek, the company that created the new technology. How It Works […]

Short Horror Films Sought by Rob Zombie

Universal Studios HollywoodSM and Rob Zombie are partnering to recognize the nation’s top short-form filmmaking horror genre talent with the “Halloween Horror Nights – Rob Zombie Film Competition.” If you think your short horror film has what it takes, enter in your scariest short film for a chance to win a premiere showing on Chiller […]

New Spy in the City Mission Starts This Summer

Today the International Spy Museum (SPY) launches its second mission on the GPS-guided Spy in the City® interactive visitor experiences: Operation Sly Fox. “This new mission … was developed with real intelligence officers and gives players an authentic understanding of challenges that real spies face,” said Amanda Ohlke, Adult Education director at the SPY. Operation […]

Wizarding World Internet Chatter Round Up

Well, it seems that there is a lot of chatter about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter going on around the Internet. So you do don’t have to go searching, I thought I’d round up a few for you here. Video: Radcliffe: Harry Potter fans ‘live the movie’ at theme park Daniel Radcliffe & other […]

Retro and Re-Imagined Battlestar Galactica Props On Traveling Exhibition

This fall, you can explore what it means to be human … or cylon. Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition will premiere at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Wash., the weekend of Oct. 22-24, with some of Battlestar Galactica‘s most popular personalities in attendance. “The museum is honored to be organizing the first exhibition devoted to […]

Star Trek Live Debuts Today

Well, sadly, the Star Trek Experience will not be revived in Las Vegas, as the props were auctioned off in April. But, if you don’t mind making the trek out to the Gold Coast of Florida, you can take in a very similar experience at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Star Trek Live, a […]