Podcast Episode 37: Exploring Culture through Epic Fantasy

Join The Genre Traveler as she chats with Shawn Lamb, author of the young adult fantasy series Allon. The series was instigated by a request from Shawn’s daughter, but grew into much more as the diverse array of neighborhood kids got in on the fun. During the conversation we touch on the cultural questions teens […]

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 […]

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 […]