Podcast Episode 39: Pushing the Boundaries of Genre Literary Art

In which The Genre Traveler waxes philosophical with author, screenwriter and humor columnist Jonathan Ball. Listen in to this week’s episode as we discuss finding where your writing fits — your identity as a writer — getting inspiration from song lyrics, his unusual books Ex Machina and Clockfire, the nature of art, human subjectivity, the […]

Podcast Episode 38: All In the Family

In which Carol and Adam Kunz, the mother/son team behind the new young adult dark fantasy novel The Childe, chat with The Genre Traveler about the process they went through in writing the book. Along the way we discuss writing with a parent and/or child, the fun parts of writing, bringing in parts of your […]

Making plans for October fun?

If you live near (or plan to be in the vicinity of) Wildwood, NJ, this October, Morey’s Piers is promising to give you the fun fright of your life. For six nights in October, the seaside amusement park will transform Mariner’s Landing Pier, located at Schellenger Avenue and the Boardwalk, into a nightmare of epic […]

Podcast Episode 36: Women & Horror

The Genre Traveler chats with horror author Amy Grech about her anthology of short horror fiction, Blanket of White. Along the way, we touch on a variety of horror writers, what it’s like being a female horror author, what the Horror Writers Association offers horror writers, the definition of horror fiction, what makes successful horror […]

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 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 […]

Texas Frightmare Weekend Has First Time Stateside Guest

Japanese actress and director Eihi Shiina (Audition, Tokyo Gore Police and Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl) will be making her first time appearance here in the States at Texas Frightmare Weekend, April 29-May 1). Also from Japan will be special effects artist Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, Machine Girl and Mutant Girls Squad). “Texas Frightmare […]

Podcast Episode 27: Vampires and Technoculture

What happens when you write a novel that isn’t purely cyberpunk science fiction but also isn’t purely vampire horror? According to this week’s guest Gabrielle Faust, you end up in the dark fantasy or urban fantasy section. Gabrielle is the author of the post-apocalyptic, techno-horror vampire series Eternal Vigilance, as well as an illustrator and […]

Imagi-Movies Film Festival Changes Venue and Date

Last week, Famous Monsters of Filmland announced a change in date and venue for it’s first annual Imagi-Movies Film Festival. Instead of as originally reported, the three-day festival will now be held at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills from April 8-10. It celebrates the legacy of Forrest J Ackerman, America’s #1 Sci-fi Fan. […]