Category Archives: Fantasy

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 […]

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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 […]

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Does Genre Literature Affect the Teen Brain?

A three-day conference, The Emergent Adult – Adolescent Literature and Culture, at Cambridge University is going to explore the effect on the teenage brain of books like Twilight and the Harry Potter series. Scientists, authors and education experts will all gather to discuss whether there are ‘Twilight zones’ in the teenage mind; areas of the […]

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Travel Trends and the Genre Traveler

I just heard about three hot micro travel trends and thought I’d share with you how they might be interpreted through genre-coloured glasses. Flashpacking This is backpacking with an electronic twist. Flashpackers travel on the cheap with all the electronic gadgets they use in their daily lives and traditional vacations, such as digital cameras, iPods, […]

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