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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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Another Step Toward the Holodeck Open Now at Universal Studios Japan

The “Space Fantasy” attraction at Universal Studios Japan features new 3D depth-sensing and multi-touch technology that allows visitors to interact with multi-media imagery. “Space Fantasy is the first theme park ride to venture into 3D depth-tracking rider experiences,” says Vincent John Vincent, President of GestureTek, the company that created the new technology. How It Works […]

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Shatner Arriving by Chopper Tonight at Comic Con

William Shatner‘s latest venture is a social network for science fiction fans called MyOuterSpace.com. To help promote it, he’ll be soaring over San Diego Harbor in a helicopter tonight and landing on the deck of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier at Comic Con. If you aren’t going to be at the Con tonight, you can […]

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Short Horror Films Sought by Rob Zombie

Universal Studios HollywoodSM and Rob Zombie are partnering to recognize the nation’s top short-form filmmaking horror genre talent with the “Halloween Horror Nights – Rob Zombie Film Competition.” If you think your short horror film has what it takes, enter in your scariest short film for a chance to win a premiere showing on Chiller […]

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Retro and Re-Imagined Battlestar Galactica Props On Traveling Exhibition

This fall, you can explore what it means to be human … or cylon. Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition will premiere at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Wash., the weekend of Oct. 22-24, with some of Battlestar Galactica‘s most popular personalities in attendance. “The museum is honored to be organizing the first exhibition devoted to […]

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The Original Freddy Krueger Is Coming to Orlando

Come October, there will be a Nightmare on Elm Street reunion scaring up some fun at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend. Robert Englund, John Saxon, Heather Langenkamp, and Amanda Wyss from the original movie will be making an appearance at this year’s event at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on October 8-10, 2010. Also showing up […]

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Celebrating Housewife’s Day the Genre Way

With November 3 being Housewife’s Day, also known as Retro Housewife’s Day, it got me to thinking how wives and mothers are portrayed in genre fiction. This, of course made me think of the 1975 classic film, The Stepford Wives (recently re-made in 2004 starring Nicole Kidman). Filmed in various locations around Western Connecticut, The […]

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