Special Discount Available for Readers of The Genre Traveler

On Friday, I visited a local genre bookstore, Secret Passages Bookstore and had a really nice chat with the owners. I told them about my blog and they gave me permission to give you a very special offer. Do you live near Long Beach, Calif.? Then you can get a one-time 10% discount of your […]

Today Is Appreciate a Dragon Day!

I collect dragons. So today is a special day for me. 🙂 Actually, this is the first time I’ve even heard of it. But, in honor of the day, I shot a short video of a sample of my dragon collection. The plush dragons are on the other side of the room and my dragon […]

Tomorrow is JRR Tolkien Day

On Jan. 3, 1892, JRR Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. To celebrate this event, The Tolkien Society invites Tolkien fans around the world to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author at 9pm your local time. The toast is “The Professor.” And for those unfamiliar with British toast-drinking […]

Comedy Central Renews Ugly Americans

Kent Alterman, head of original programming and development at Comedy Central announced last today that the animated comedy series Ugly Americans has been renewed for a second season. The new 14-episode season will premiere in June 2011. Developed by David M. Stern (Producer/Writer, The Simpsons) and created by Devin Clark, Ugly Americans follows Mark Lilly […]

Travel Reads: The Thin Executioner

Inspired by Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Darren Shan‘s The Thin Executioner takes you on a journey that is part mythological quest and part coming of age story. Summary When young Jebel Rum feels humiliated by his father, the revered executioner of Wadi, he impulsively decides to go on a quest to the […]

Travel Reads: Changeless

The second book of Gail Carriger‘s The Parasol Protectorate trilogy is a delightful supernatural steam punk novel with a sharp British wit. Summary As Changeless opens, Alexia Maccon, formerly Alexia Tarbotti, has been Lady Woolsey for about three months. Her werewolf husband is having a heated discussion with the castle’s ghost, waking her at some […]

Is It Just Me? Hawaii Five-O‘s Genre Connections

Is it just me or is Hawaii Five-O acting like a genre show without any genre themes? Think about it … Three of the four series leads have genre roots. Alex O’Loughlin was the lead, Mick St. John, in Moonlight. He’s also appeared in the sci-fi horror flick Man-Thing. Daniel Dae Kim, most recently from […]

Holiday Fantasies Coming Up on the Hallmark Channel

There’s something about the Christmas season that lends itself to flights of fancy. This year the Hallmark Channel has several on its schedule that I only took notice of because they’ll give us all a chance to see some genre stars we may not have seen in awhile. The Santa Suit starring Kevin Sorbo Even […]

Travel Reads: The Midnight Mayor

I found this book hard to put down … in fact the only reason it took me nearly a month to read it is because a) its a thick book with small print, b) I’ve been extremely busy with not much time to read and c) I’ve always been a slow reader. Summary In this […]

Tempting Connections

I was watching The Temptations of Vh1 the other day and it struck me how many of the actors in the film had genre connections. Let me show you: Charles Malik Whitfield as Otis Williams Supernatural fans will recognize Charles from his the short-lived recurring character FBI Agent Victor Henricksen. He was hot on Sam […]