Shatner Arriving by Chopper Tonight at Comic Con

William Shatner‘s latest venture is a social network for science fiction fans called To help promote it, he’ll be soaring over San Diego Harbor in a helicopter tonight and landing on the deck of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier at Comic Con. If you aren’t going to be at the Con tonight, you can […]

Delany and Ellison Receive Eaton Award for Lifetime Achievement in Science Fiction

Samuel R. Delany and Harlan Ellison join Ray Bradbury and Frederik Pohl as recipients of the Eaton Award for Lifetime Achievement in Science Fiction, presented by the University of California, Riverside. “As the first major African-American science fiction writer, Delany enlarged the borders of the field during the 1960s and 1970s,” said Rob Latham, associate […]

Don’t Panic! Upcoming Con Channels Douglas Adams

Bubonicon 42 is a science fiction and fantasy convention taking place at The Albuquerque Grand (Sheraton) Airport Hotel in New Mexico from August 27-29, 2010. This year’s theme takes its inspiration from the talented and witty writer of the Hitchhiker’s Guide and Dirk Gently series of humorous genre fiction, Douglas Adams. Confirmed Guests Include: Ben […]

Watch Dinosaurs Walk the Earth … at a Discount!

Will you be in Worcester, Mass, on Friday, June 18 or in Providence, RI on Wednesday, June 23? Then you can get a 5% discount on the Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular presentation taking place at either location. The Museum of Science in Boston has partnered with the event to offer an exclusive […]

Horror Film Festival Features 2 Hours of Short Films & Trailers

If you’ll be in San Francisco on June 26, you might want to check out “A Nightmare to Remember” San Francisco Horror Film Fest. In fact, if you can get there early enough to be among the first 20 through the door, you’ll also get a goodie bag. The event takes place at 7pm at […]

Get Bitten in Northampton, UK

If you’re a True Blood fan in the U.K., you’ll be happy to know that some of your favorite stars will be appearing at a special three-day convention this August. “Bitten” is an unofficial event to celebrate the new HBO television series True Blood based on Charlaine Harris’ best-selling novel series, “The Southern Vampire Mysteries.” […]

The Original Freddy Krueger Is Coming to Orlando

Come October, there will be a Nightmare on Elm Street reunion scaring up some fun at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend. Robert Englund, John Saxon, Heather Langenkamp, and Amanda Wyss from the original movie will be making an appearance at this year’s event at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on October 8-10, 2010. Also showing up […]

Weekend of Horrors Comes to Los Angeles

Creation Entertainment’s Weekend of Horrors will be landing at the Marriott LAX May 20-23. If you’re a fan of Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and/or Halloween franchises, you’ll want to be there. Not only will the original Freddy Kruger, Robert Englund, be there, but so will many of the actors who played Jason […]

SF Film Festival in London Celebrates 9th Year Running

When I created The Genre Traveler, one of my primary motivations was that there was no single resource for genre travel info available (and there still isn’t). Well, “because there wasn’t one” is also the inspiration for the Sci-Fi London Film Festival, now in its 9th year. “The festival started primarily because there wasn’t anywhere […]

Alice Cooper Will Sign Autographs All 3 Days at Chiller Theatre

Chiller Theatre is a toy, model and film expo with a decidedly dark bent. And it attracts a wide array of celebrity guests and interesting bands. So, if you’re going to be in the Parsippany, NJ, area April 16 – 18, 2010, you might want to check them out. They have a whole line up […]