Category Archives: News

Loads of News Over the Weekend!

Wow. I opened up my e-mail this morning to find all sorts of genre-travel news to share with you. So, here it goes. Maglev Train Crash Kills 23On Friday, a maglev train in Germany crashed into a maintenance car on an elevated test track, killing 23 people and injuring 10. These are the first fatalities […]

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The Thing May Be Back

One of the scariest movies I’ve ever watched was John Carpenter’s The Thing. In fact, I’ve never been able to see it all in one sitting. I usually watch for awhile and when the tension gets too much for me, I go do something else and finish watching it later. Also, I can’t watch it […]

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Go West Venerable Clarion

Starting with next year’s workshop, the Clarion Writers Workshop will move from its long-time home at Michigan State University to the University of California, San Diego. Apparently state budget cuts forced MSU to reduce support for the workshop. For those of you who don’t know, the Clarion Writers Workshop trains budding science fiction and fantasy […]

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Genre Traveler Friendly Vacation Makes Top 10 Excursions Even Your Teen Will Love

DestinationVillas.com, a company specializing in vacation rental by owner properties and destination guides for renters, has created a top 10 list of vacation excursions for families with teens. One of the excursions — number six — would appeal to genre travelers. According to DestinationVillas.com, the National Youth Leader Foundation offers a 10-day Tech Camp for […]

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Take Your Chances in New Zealand

Since taking Polynesian dance, and becoming an avid Hercules/Xena fan, I’ve acquired a longing to see New Zealand, home of Maori dancers and stand in for Middle Earth. Imagine my shock when I read that Aviva, a British insurance company, recently rated the country as one of the riskiest in the world for travelers! The […]

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Smart Passports Coming to Asia

Members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are embracing the future with plans to develop a “smart” passport. “Passports are among the most valuable documents in mass use today and it is essential that we use the latest technology to protect them from theft and fraud,” said Raymond Wong, Assistant Director, Hong Kong Immigration […]

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