Category Archives: 2. Fantasy

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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