Game of Thrones Season 6 Directors Announced

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Game of Thrones Season 06 is easily the most anticipated season of the series so far. Not only because of the (SPOILER ALERT!!!) “death” of key character Jon Snow, but also because this will the first full season that won’t have any connection to the books. Yes, George R.R. Martin has given the showrunners of […]

Long Lost Star Wars Book “The Heart of the Jedi” To Finally Be Released

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Believe it or not, there was a book that was meant to be released a few years after the ending of the original Star Wars trilogy. It was meant to show the aftermath of the fall of the Empire after Return of the Jedi. Sadly, due to some backdoor promises, the book was never released, […]

Fantastic Beasts Characters Revealed, Possible Casting Choices As Well

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We’ll soon return to the world of Harry Potter via a trilogy of movies focusing on one the world’s most famous authors, Newt Scamander. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will follow Newt on an adventure that’ll feature magic and beasts galore, but he won’t be there alone. Sources report that frontrunners for key […]

Terry Pratchett, Creator of Discworld, Dead at 66

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Death is a major character in British fantasy author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series.  Appearing in almost all of the many, many Discworld novels, death no mere figure of terror or fright. It can be witty, gentle, even merciful. It’s this death that I hope Pratchett encountered as he lost his battle with dementia Thursday at […]

Nintendo’s Revealed Pitch For The Harry Potter License

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It might sound strange to the modern ear, given how insular the company is today, but in the late 90’s Nintendo made a bid to produce Harry Potter games. Unseen 64 has revealed sketches commissioned by the company made for a pitch to JK Rowling. This was 1998. The Potter books (of which there were […]

Viz To Reprint Link To The Past Comic

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Yes, that Link to the Past comic. For those who aren’t automatically aware which one “that” is, here’s a primer….. Nintendo Power printed comic adaptions of its games for much of its run. There were cartoons based on StarFox, Super Metroid, an original Mario adventure and more. Link’s go-round was serialized throughout 1993 and based […]

New Sci-fi Book Alert: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

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I was left amused by this question on Goodreads. It goes like this: “I found some horrible typographical marks in the eBook, symbols where letters should be. Has the publisher been informed?” Here’s the thing, this is not a mistake. Recently published sci-fi book The Book of Strange New Things tells the story of Peter, […]

In a Reading Slump? Fret Not, Wattpad’s Got You Covered

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Look, your eyes have been deceiving you. Believe it or not, Wattpad isn’t just jam-packed with Justin Bieber and One Direction fan-fiction. It is so much more than that. Some of the Wattpad stories are so popular that there are movies based on them. Go get your tablet, find a comfy couch, grab a mug of […]

A Quick Guide to Great Characters

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Aaron Ehasz wrote up this process of what you should strive for when creating great characters and what’s only gravy. It certainly covers characters like Tony Soprano and Walter White, as well as characters he’s written like Prince Zuko, Toph, Azula, etc. Your character doesn’t have to be likable. Right now, “Breaking Bad” is the […]

The Undead Sorceress Brings Something Different to the Table

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Last October, author JF Garrard was raising funds for The Undead Sorceress, a multicultural urban fantasy novel — and the first book of a series called The International House of Vampires — on Kickstarter. She ultimately met her goal and received over CAD$3,000 from a total of 69 backers. The Undead Sorceress tells the story […]

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