Theatre Critics Weigh in On Lord of the Rings in Toronto

The Lord of the Rings officially opens in Toronto tomorrow and last week the news was flooded with professional opinions of the production. Since there is only one week left to sign up for the Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour of World Premiere Lord of the Rings Musical, I thought you’d like to see what people are […]

So Where the Bloody Hell Are You?

Australia has a new ad campaign to entice you come out for a visit. According to a recent survey, only 6% of Americans surveyed who expressed affection for Australia intend to visit in the immediate future. Which leaves Australians to ask, “So where the bloody hell are you?” “Authenticity is the key to the campaign,” […]

Dallas “All-Con” Defies Stereotype

This coming weekend, March 17 through 19, All-Con celebrates fandom in all its forms. “We’re pleased to be able to provide diversity from the rest of the Dallas area shows,” says Todd Carlton, one of All-Con’s founders. “It’s our signature. It’s who we are. At the same time, we also incorporate the classic formula behind […]

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 […]

Nebula Award Weekend Update

I first mentioned the Nebula Award Weekend in my Dec. 3, 2005, post. At that time, the nominees had yet to be named. Well, the final ballot was announced on Feb. 24, 2006, by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. And the Nominees Are (my two bits are in italics): Novels: Air by […]

Win a VIP Trip to London to Visit HP Set

Warner Home Video has announced the launch of the online “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Giveaway” contest, timed to today’s DVD release. If you win the contest, you and three friends will take a trip to the UK for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie […]

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. […]

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour for Lord of the Rings Fans

The Genre Traveler and Beyond Boundaries Travel Team Up for Special Weekend Package to See the Lord of the Rings Musical in Toronto On Memorial Day Weekend, not only can you get to see the World Premiere musical in Toronto — already receiving rave reviews from theatre goers — but will also get the chance […]

Another 48 Hours

Originally scheduled for last night, with a second performance today, the preview shows of The Lord of the Rings musical in Toronto have been delayed 48 hours until Saturday. The Genre Traveler published an article about this production in the October 2005 issue. Apparently, this is quite common for previews and has become accepted as […]

Happy Friday the 13th

Are you a friggatriskaidekaphobe (in other words, a person with an overwhelming fear of Friday the 13th)? Well, then, what’re you reading this for? Go back to bed! 🙂 For those of us who thinks it’s all in fun, here are some interesting facts: The word “friggatriskaidekaphobe” has its origins in Nordic mythology and ancient […]