The NYC Star Wars Fan Club has organized a tribute to Carrie Fisher tomorrow at Champion Pizza in Manhattan. All fans dressed in Stars Wars attire will get free pizza. Fisher, who played the iconic role of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, as well as last year’s The Force Awakens, died at […]
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 […]
What’s so cool about science fiction horror from the 1980s? In this snippet, Donna Shannon shares her experience growing up a science fiction and horror fan, and her thoughts on what made Alien and The Terminator so special. To listen to the complete Episode 12, go to Podcast Episode 12: Fandom and Life Lessons.
What happens when two science fiction fans get together for a podcast? What if one of them is also an emerging rock star? Find out by listening to Episode 11 of The Genre Traveler Podcast.
I just learned of a convention that is about a one-hour, 20 minute train ride from my home and I’m thinking of going. What: Los Angeles Comic Book & Sci-Fi Convention Where: Shrine Hall 700 W. 32nd Street, Los Angeles, Calif. Across from the USC campus, off of Figueroa Street. When: January 16th, 2011 10am […]
In episode 12, Carma chats with author and fellow science fiction fan Donna Shannon about how Star Wars affected the way we look at the world; the works of P.K. Dick; the evolution of print fiction and how Netflix is helping genre fans discover small and independent gems such as Dead and Breakfast starring Jeffery […]
In Episode 11, the bass guitarist of Framing Hanley, Luke McDuffee, and I shoot the breeze about our experiences with science fiction fandom. Our conversation meanders over such topics as: how we got introduced to science fiction, Isaac Asimov, Terry Pratchet, Douglas Adams, Ray Bradbury, the movies based on Frank Herbert’s Dune, Herbert’s book The […]
Canadian writer/performer Charles Ross is bringing his One-Man Star Wars Trilogy to the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston on November 15. In this kinetic presentation, Ross plays all the characters, recreates the effects, sings from John Williams’ score, flies the ships, and fights both sides of the battles from the original Star Wars trilogy, punctuating […]
Lucasfilm has chosen the Orange County Convention Center as the official site for Star Wars Celebration V in August 2010. Tickets go on sale Dec. 10, 2009. Star Wars Celebration is the official Lucasfilm event celebrating all things Star Wars and it is produced by fans for fans. They are the largest Star Wars parties, […]