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Michele has been writing and editing professionally since 1997. In 2017, she launched full-time into her own copywriting and editing business, serving marketing firms, service businesses, nonprofits, book publishers and consulting firms, as well as indie authors. She serves as Editor of the science fiction website Recursor.tv and The Fantasy Network News. Michele is also co-founder of Writing Well Creative Writing Workshop and a partner in Three Point Author Services.

7 SFF Films to Watch Over the Holidays

We’re coming up on Thanksgiving in the U.S., and December is filled with holidays. But since a lot of us aren’t planning to travel anywhere, we’re going to have time on our hands. What a perfect time to plan your binge-watching! Here’s a short list of sci-fi, fantasy and horror films to dive into over the next several weeks. A ...

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10 Cool SFF Gifts for the Geeks You Love in 2020

2020 has been a weird year, without a doubt. So it’s no surprise that some people are finding it more challenging than usual to figure out what to do for the holidays. After all, you still want to find something fun for the SFF fans you love, but it’s not as easy to browse at the local mall for gifts. ...

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Brent Spiner Spoofs Himself in Hilarious Video

Brentwood with Brent Spiner, short film on The Fantasy Network News

“Here it comes… You want me to do a Comic Con.” As it turns out, the answer’s no. But Brent Spiner’s willingness to channel a little bit of Bill Shatner as he grapples with trying to get past his Star Trek: TNG role is a lot of fun. The new short on YouTube, BRENTWOOD, features Brent Spiner in a jealousy-induced ...

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House of the Dragon Is Coming: What We Know about the Game of Thrones Prequel

Before winter came dragons. And before everyone’s favorite blonde Daenerys started raining fire on the world, a whole host of Targaryns flew high in the skies of Westeros. So, when the multiple Emmy award-winning—and highly profitable—Game of Thrones series came to an end, it’s not surprising that HBO wanted to figure out a way to keep the success going. The ...

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Labor of Love: The Making of Sci-Fi Short Film BLINDSIGHT

Fan art can take a lot of forms — short stories online, a reddit feed, sketches, Etsy crafts. But when you’re a creative director and artist, your ambition gets a bit of a boost and you probably end up doing something bigger. It’s fair to say that was the experience of filmmaker Danil Krivoruchko, whose short film BLINDSIGHT is a ...

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Watch a Real-Tech Lightsaber Being Made by The Hacksmith

The Hacksmith real lightsaber, article on The Fantasy Network News

For those of us who have dreamed of having our very own lightsaber, the possibility has finally become a reality…of sorts. The team at The Hacksmith crafted a legit plasma lightsaber with a retractable blade. At least, one that works with real tech we have right now. Check out the video here…and don’t be surprised at your envy! (Just don’t ...

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Watch Magnetically Controlled Microrobots Do Flips in Live Colon

Remember that 1966 film FANTASTIC VOYAGE, about a ship of medics that is shrunk down to travel through a human body? Well, we may not be ready to shrink people yet, but mechanical engineers at Purdue University have managed to get a magnetically controlled microrobot to do flips in a live colon, bringing us one step closer to the Fantastic ...

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Support Indie Creators (and Get Cool Stuff!): Visit the New TFN Store

Love the indie creations on THE FANTASY NETWORK? Want to help support indie filmmakers in a practical way, and enjoy cool merch at the same time? We’ve got good news… Our new TFN store is now live and filled with fun products designed to fulfill the geek in you and make your friends jealous…until they buy their own stuff, of course! ...

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New Lord of the Rings Prequel Slated for 2021

We all know there’s one ring to rule them all… But the number of films and TV shows set in the world of Tolkien’s Middle Earth just continues to grow. The latest addition, if it happens, will be a Lord of the Rings prequel series set in Middle Earth’s Second Age, to be made and released by Amazon. For those ...

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Chatting with Sci-Fi Filmmaker Adam Batchelor

Satori Awakening interview with Adam Batchelor on The Fantasy Network News

Love a good sci-fi film, especially if it’s indie? Then you might want to check out Satori [Awakening]. In this blend of sci-fi, action and adventure set in a near-future earth, humans attempt to harness the power of artificial intelligence to reverse the climate crisis. In completing its task relentlessly, the AI spirals out of our control, covering the planet ...

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