The Votes Are In And Counted …

This weekend, at Nippon2007, the 65th Worldcon, in Yokohama, Japan, it was officially announced that the 67th World Science Fiction Convention (or WorldCon) will be held in Montreal, Quebec, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal from Aug. 6- 10, 2009. The guest of honor will be Neil Gaiman (The Sandman: Book of Dreams, Good […]

Real Italian Village Provides Backdrop for Computer Game

Always wanted to visit Italy but just haven’t been able to get there? Well the next best thing will be available for your computer next month. “AnaCapri: The Dream”, a unique first person adventure game for the PC, uses more than 8,000 detailed photographs taken around the real island of Capri and its charming village […]

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Travel News Roundup

Haunted Amusement Park Closed Lake Shawnee Amusement Park may be haunted by spirits. www.wvva.com/News/index.php?ID=15480 World Series of Video Games The World Series of Video Games (WSVG) Presented by Intel will make its first-ever stop on Canadian soil this summer, at the Fan Expo Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, August 24-26. www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2007/08/c4730.html New Convention […]

Not Yet Opened, But Booked for Comic Con 2008

Thinking of going to Comic Con next year? Well, the venue certainly is going to be right. Although not scheduled to open until the fall of 2007, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has already been secured through Travel Planners Inc. to host the 2008 attendees of Comic-Con International. The hotel has arranged for 300 rooms […]

Only 41 Days Left …

As I reported in the July issue of The Genre Traveler, the “Back to the Future – The Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood is going to be transformed into a Simpsons thrill ride due to open in Spring 2008. Therefore, this ride will be closing soon. Yesterday, Universal Studios Hollywood announced that “Back to the […]

Haunted Houses Extending Opening Time

According to the International Association of Haunted Attractions (IAHA), haunted houses aren’t just for Halloween anymore. “There are over four dozen haunted attractions scattered across North America that are open all or most of the year,” says Bill Criscione, Vice President of the IAHA. Many of these haunted attractions are in tourist rich cities like […]

Movie Icons Scare at Universal Studios

Modern horror icons Freddy Kreuger, Jason, and Leatherface are heading to Halloween Horror Nights 17 at Universal studios this Halloween season. Universal studios is running a contest now through August 15, 2007, where the winner receives a trip for four (4) to either Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Hollywood to attend this year’s Halloween […]

My Most Embarrassing Moment

I just read a story about how the Moscow Circus will be performing at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from July 8 to August 16, and it brought back memories. I got my Bachelor’s degree at U.C. Santa Cruz and lived in Santa Cruz for about 5 years. In fact, it was while I lived […]

New Sections Under Development

I’m working a couple of new sections for The Genre Traveler: Book Reviews and Video Reviews. The former will include reviews of science fiction, fantasy and horror books that either have a strong sense of place or would make good vacation reads. It will include both traditional books and books on tape. The latter will […]

Whatcha Wanna Do?

Wannado City, America’s first indoor role-playing theme park for kids based in South Florida, has recently opened M-Lab. Created by Motorola, M-Lab emplowers young visitors to discover a career in innovation while touching upon science and technology in a high-tech, highly immersive environment. In a press release, Peter Aloumanis, vice president, Motorola Sales & Services, […]