Star Tours gets a face lift

On June 3, 2011, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue will open at Disneyland Resort in California. “Star Tours immerses guests into the Star Wars universe like never before,” Disney President and CEO Bob Iger said. “The innovative technology and storytelling take guests on thrilling new adventures, bringing George Lucas’ iconic characters and locations to […]

Looking for a haunting good time?

Ghost Hunters Steve Gonsalves and Amy Bruni (SyFy Channel) are joining fans at the Thomas House Hotel in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn, on June 25, 2011 for a weekend of ghost hunting, lectures and more. Its your chance to attend a live ghost hunt! Event promoter Chad Morin says, “This event gives the opportunity for […]

Podcast Episode 35: Time-traveling Teen

Author Julie Cross chats with The Genre Traveler about her forthcoming book, Tempest, about a time traveling teen who witnesses his girlfriend’s murder and inadvertently jumps back two years and gets stuck there. Much of the podcast concerns time travel — how it can effect plot, the challenges of keeping all the time lines straight, […]

Podcast Episode 34: The Episode That Shall Not Be Named

Jonathon Rosenthal, the head organizer of The Group That Shall Not Be Named chats with The Genre Traveler about Harry Potter fandom. Along the way we discuss what the group does at meetings, Muggle Quidditch, how Harry Potter fandom is becoming a part of the culture, the literary value of the Harry Potter books, secret […]

Podcast Episode 33: Being a Werewolf Isn’t a Curse!

Nic Brown, author of Blood Curse, the first book in the Werewolf for Hire series of paranormal detective books, is also the creator of the B Movie Man website. During the podcast we chat about his books, werewolf rules, how being a werewolf can help you as a detective, favorite werewolf movies, American versions of […]

Podcast Episode 31: Genre Hollywood Stories

Hollywood tour guide Stephen Schochet shares anecdotes from his new book, Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies! Listen in as he tells us about some behind-the-scenes antics and fun stories of Marlene Dietrich, Jim Carrey, Marlon Brando, Kirk Alyn, William Shatner, Gene Roddenberry, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Boris […]

Podcast Episode 30: Exploring Options in Science Fiction with Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer, award-winning science fiction author, chats with The Genre Traveler about his new series of science fiction thrillers focused on a self-aware Internet. In addition, we chat about common themes in artificial intelligence stories, how the history of the World Wide Web has diverged from the early dystopic literary visions of cyberpunk, what […]

Podcast Episode 29: Jeremy/Angela — Who Is S/He?

This week I chat with Jeremy Zimmerman a former game writer and current short story writer. We chat about writing for interactive role playing games, the politics of a hell mouth, The Wily Writers, gender biases for authors, writing under a pseudonym, writing under the guise of another gender, so many books … not enough […]

Podcast Episode 28: Alternate Alaska

The Genre Traveler chats with Lauri Owen about her Embers series of novels set in an alternate Alaska where decadent mages rule and shape-shifters, indigenous to the land, are their slaves. Topics we touch on include the rural nature of Alaska, the nature of villains, good vs. bad in a cultural context and the advantages […]