Madonna Wears Genre Coloured Glassess

The other day I started watching Madonna videos on YouTube and I noticed something: Many of them had a genre sensibility. I would embed them to share with you, but embedding has been disabled, so I’ll just send you off to YouTube to see for yourself. “Frozen” www.youtube.com/watch?v=evxEOXkxRIA The video for this song features Madonna […]

Art Show: Jay N. Davis

As usual, the Hyaena gallery in Burbank, Calif., is displaying some interesting, somewhat disturbing, but always emotion-provoking work. This time, the dark, somewhat sexual, curvaceous art of Jay N. Davis, which reminds me of some of Salvador Dali’s work, is being presented. A veteran Disney artist for 12 years, Davis has also taught drawing at […]

Scene Around: Fountains with a Genre Feel

I subscribe to the RSS feed for Webdesigner Depot and today I received a post that featured “Spectacular Fountains from Around the World.” And what I noticed is that many of them just looked like something a genre traveler would enjoy. So, I’m sharing those with you today. Click on the images to see a […]

Travel Reads: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Have you ever read a book that had an ending so satisfying that you just sat there and basked in it? Well, now that I’ve finished reading N.K. Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, I have. Jemisin’s debut novel is an epic fantasy set in a world that is both refreshingly new and comfortably familiar. Whether […]

Mummy Takes Revenge in Singapore

The third version of the “Revenge of the Mummy, The Ride” has now opened at Universal Studios Singapore. The first two versions can be found at the Hollywood and Orlando locations. According to the press release announcing the opening on April 28, “Feedback from Singapore’s ‘Revenge of the Mummy’ riders has quickly put this attraction […]

Final Harry Potter Fan Trip Scheduled for July

HP Fan Trips is organizing one last Harry Potter Fan Trip this summer to celebrate the release of the final Harry Potter Film. “We’ve taken the best from each of the seven years of our top-rate HP Fan Trips and created this special itinerary to celebrate the release of the final film in the Harry […]

Live in Portland? Tune into KPAM this Weekend!

Yesterday morning I recorded an interview with Pay Boyle, the host of “The KPAM 860 Travel Show with Pat Boyle” about The Genre Traveler. We talked about what is genre travel, what kinds of things the website covers and how costuming is an integral part of many a genre traveler’s experience. The show will air […]

Genre Films for the Summer 2010 Season: July

July has quite a few genre films to offer, so I think you’ll be able to get out of the heat quite often without having to see a film more than once. 😉 The trailers for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice look really cool and I’ve always found Nick Cage’s film to be fun, so I’m looking […]

Genre Films for the Summer 2010 Season: June

I could only find three genre films coming out in June … but that will be made up in July, when there will be a cornucopia of genre films. Also, June’s releases seem to be a bit more tame than the block busters so far and planned for the coming months. I guess June is […]

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Set To Open June 18 at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is set for a public grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on June 18. Last week, they revealed details of one of three Harry Potter themed attractions, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. This attraction is the heart of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, inside Hogwarts castle, which […]