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The SciFi Experience 2014 with Carl V. Anderson!

I was listening to a sci-fi /fantasy podcast a few weeks ago and I ran across some information about something I’d never heard about. it’s the 2014 SciFi Experience at the Steel Droppings website. The host of the challenge is Carl V. Anderson. I ended up joining as it looked like a fun thing to do. So, what is it ...

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First Action Figure for Star Wars Rebels Unveiled!

Now that everyone has (hopefully) recovered from the holiday madness that descends upon us every year, how about a special present from the official Star Wars website for New Year’s? The main antagonist for the upcoming Star Wars Rebels TV series was revealed earlier this year at New York Comic-Con, and now Hasbro has unveiled the very first action figure ...

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The Hobbit: Visual Companion App With Interactive Map from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, official U.S. publisher of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work, is thrilled to announce THE HOBBIT: OFFICIAL VISUAL COMPANION APP, an app designed to accompany the film experience of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, directed by Peter Jackson. A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opened worldwide on December 13. ...

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BBC America announces Dumas-based TV Series

According to the BBC America website next year they will be unveiling their newest series based on a beloved series of historic novels: The Musketeers. With the success of Sherlock and Downton Abbey, this seems like only a natural move for the BBC and hopefully viewers can look forward to episodes of swashbuckling high adventure. The lead character of D’Artagnan will be played by Luke ...

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Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls

Looking for another gift idea for the holiday season, birthday, anniversary or “Just because”? From author Astrid Winegar comes her fantasy themed cook book, Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls. “In Cooking for Halflings and Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls, Tolkien scholar Astrid Tuttle Winegar has created 111 original recipes to ...

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Can Bilbo be a girl?

This fantastic blog post from Michelle Nijhus and her five year old insisting Bilbo Baggins is a girl on The Last Word on Nothing is making its way around the Internets. And its an intriguing thought. Nijhus found, after switching somewhat reluctantly all of the “he’s” to “she’s” that Bilbo’s gender doesn’t have much impact on the story. And she ...

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Anglo-Saxon Community In JRR Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings: Release Date Announced

Announcing The Release Date Of “Anglo-Saxon Community In JRR Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings” Oloris Publishing is very pleased to announce March 25, 2014 is the release date for “Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings” by Dr. Deborah A. Higgens. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oloris Publishing PRLog (Press Release) – Dec. 19, 2013 – Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The ...

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Art or Cash: The Desolation of Critics

Originally I was going to title this article “A Massive Metal Model of an Upended Space-Rocket: A Review of the Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”; but then I realized it was too long, far too cryptic and I didn’t feel like researching the proper usage of two colons in one sentence with quotes and italics.  I’m much more concerned with ...

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Harry Potter Coming to the Stage?

The Daily Mail reported that a stage play based on the insanely popular and influential book series by JK Rowling will make a West End debut in 2015. Rowling is said to co-produce the adaptation, with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender at the helm. The UK publication stated that the play will focus on ‘the previously untold story of ...

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Clark Gregg Takes a Step to Actually Becoming Agent Coulson

So…do you remember this?     Yes?  Good.  As it turns out Clark Gregg didn’t just have the script writers on his side, he also has some genuine martial arts ability. Here’s the picture he posted on Facebook earlier today, getting his Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For those who don’t know, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an effective grappling martial art ...

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