Special Harry Potter Celebration Planned for November

HP Fan Trips is planning a special celebration trip to commemorate the world-wide release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I. Nov. 18 and 19 you can join fellow Harry Potter fans in Seattle, Wash., for a weekend of wizardly fun. There will be: An exclusive showing of the Harry Potter Exhibition, A […]

Guests Announced for Rock & Shock

Rock and Shock is an annual horror and music festival held in Worcester, Mass. Gina Migliozzi and Kevin Barbare created the event seven years ago because they saw that there was an overlapping audience between horror film fans and hard-rock lovers. Rock and Shock is a combination horror film festival and multi-act rock concert. This […]

New Spy in the City Mission Starts This Summer

Today the International Spy Museum (SPY) launches its second mission on the GPS-guided Spy in the City® interactive visitor experiences: Operation Sly Fox. “This new mission … was developed with real intelligence officers and gives players an authentic understanding of challenges that real spies face,” said Amanda Ohlke, Adult Education director at the SPY. Operation […]

Retro and Re-Imagined Battlestar Galactica Props On Traveling Exhibition

This fall, you can explore what it means to be human … or cylon. Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition will premiere at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Wash., the weekend of Oct. 22-24, with some of Battlestar Galactica‘s most popular personalities in attendance. “The museum is honored to be organizing the first exhibition devoted to […]

The Art of Burton on Exhibit in New York

Tim Burton’s dark imagination is now on display at the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). It opened this past weekend and is scheduled to run through April 26, 2010. “Mr. Burton’s extraordinary genius is evident on all that he creates,” Syfy President Dave Howe said in a statement, “and his unique vision and […]

A Boston Valentine for Harry Potter Fans

HP Fan Trips has recently announced the “Witches, Wands, and Wizardy in Boston…Oh my!” event, planned for Feb. 12 through 15, 2010. Special guest, Stan Ianevski, who portrayed Viktor Krum in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, will host a storytelling evening during the event. Here’s a preliminary itinerary: February 12: Your adventure starts […]

Haunters: Mark Your Calendars for April

If you are an enthusiast of all things creepy, scary and horrific, then you should mark your calendars for the National Halloween, Horror and Haunted House Convention to take place April 29 through May 2, 2010 in Valley Forge, Pa. Currently, the event is seeking people to come and be vendors, to wear their character […]

Travel Reads: Sudden Fiction (Continued)

Sometimes you can find genre fiction in very non-genre-y places. Take the Sudden Fiction series of books, of which I recently finished reading the third in the series, Sudden Fiction (Continued). These books are a celebration of what has been called flash fiction, sudden fiction, very short fiction, and more. Basically, these are extremely short […]

It’s Dinosaur Month

Dinosaur Park and Museum, Ogden, Utah Woweee! Whiled doing research for something completely unrelated to dinosaurs or The Genre Traveler, I stumbled onto this little fact: October is Dinosaur Month! How cool is that? I’ve always loved dinosaurs … at least since I discovered them in Kindergarten/First grade. Heck, I still think it would be […]

This Weekend Could Be Your Ultimate Horror Weekend

Taking place this weekend, October 9-11, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL, Spooky Empire could the must-attend convention of this Halloween season, says Charles F. Rosenay (aka Cryptmaster Chiller Chucky), the Horror Happenings Examiner. Celebrating its seventh convention, Spooky Empire will feature guests such as Shannen Doherty (Charmed), Linda Blair (The Exorcist), John […]