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Sand in Your Reboot? It Must Be Villeneuve’s DUNE

A look at the 2020 Dune film on The Fantasy Network News

What is it about literary, philosophical science fiction that draws readers in, but drives filmmakers to distraction—challenging the very notion of whether some things are just impossible to adapt into a movie? If you’re asking that question about Dune, then you’re probably creating the right mindset for whatever happens—good, bad, or ugly—when director Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the famed sci-fi ...

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Conspiracy Theories and Dark Comedy: Herman Wang’s Illuminagents

Do conspiracy theories ever go out of story writing fashion? Probably not, but these days it’s like they’re more relevant than ever for SFF creators. In this week’s Content Creator Interview, we’re chatting again with writer/director Herman Wang, this time about his new sci-fi web series ILLUMINAGENTS, streaming for free on The Fantasy Network.  In ILLUMINAGENTS, Wang wanted to explore ...

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Magic and Secrets: Herman Wang, Creator of The Spell Tutor

With four seasons under his belt so far, Herman Wang, the writer/director behind the award-winning indie web series THE SPELL TUTOR (available for free viewing on The Fantasy Network) is going strong. Inspired by the world of Harry Potter and similar works, THE SPELL TUTOR follows the adventures of Emma Colden as she struggles through her magic lessons and schoolwork ...

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Stories that Need to Be Told: Eveshka Ghost, Creator of The Bastard Sword

Sometimes you just have to get a project out there. You must use the resources you have to create what you can; otherwise you will never know whether it could have been done to begin with. Polished or not, sometimes you just have to do the work, make the film. Our latest Content Creator Interview features Eveshka Ghost, a filmmaker ...

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Shades of Geekdom: A Chat with bLERDS Web Series Creator Hank Byrd

Filmmaker Hank Byrd always dreamed of creative endeavors. A third-grade math teacher by day, Byrd builds relationships in the arts and diverse communities throughout his home city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he seeks to uncover the stories behind critical issues affecting the quality of life among north Tulsa residents. He also spends time writing, directing and creating unique indie films ...

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Live Stream the 2020 Hugo Awards, CoNZealand, and Gen Con on The Fantasy Network

There may be a pandemic going on, but that’s not stopping science fiction and fantasy fans from finding creative ways to celebrate their genre fun. This weekend, with the help of streaming services offered by The Fantasy Network (TFN), big name conventions including the 2020 Hugo Awards, World Con (CoNZealand), and Gen Con are all offering live-streaming of sessions and content. ...

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Faith and Fandom: One Man’s Quest to Take the Gospel to the Geeks

  Hector Miray is a man on a quest. As a pastor, his life’s mission is to spread the message of Jesus Christ. But Hector is no ordinary preacher. He writes devotionals that illustrate biblical themes using characters from DC Comics and popular shows like “Doctor Who.” Then he takes his work to a venue that few ministries have tapped ...

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The Way of the Warrior: Jason David Frank’s Disciplines for Success (Part 1)

A young man walked into an acting agency. Confident and competitive, he’d already proven himself as a successful entrepreneur owning his very own karate school. Now he chased another dream. An agent told him he’d be happy to represent him. There was just one problem: the aspiring actor’s hair. “I had a ponytail … I had long hair,” he recalled ...

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Jason David Frank on Faith and How to Make Comic Cons Safer

  Jason David Frank doesn’t just play superheroes on TV. He lives it. Jason is most famous for playing Tommy Oliver, the Green and (later) White Ranger in Saban’s “The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” TV show. Soon, fans will see him play the character Bloodshot in the upcoming “Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe” which is based on the revived Valiant ...

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The Talking Dead: Exclusive Interviews with Barbara and Johnny from Game-Changing Zombie Classic “Night of the Living Dead”

    Two of the cast members from “Night of the Living Dead” attended the “Mad Monster Party 2017” event. Judith O’Dea, who played the role of Barbara and will reprise that role in the upcoming “Night of the Living Dead: Genesis,” draws her fans into relaxed conversation with her winsome smile and polished speech. Russ Streiner, who both produced ...

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