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SXSW 2017 Preview: Movies, and Music, and Beers, Oh My!

SXSW

SXSW began as a music festival in 1987 and is now the world’s largest. In addition, it has grown into a festival of festivals, including film, technology, ecology, medicine, and education. The festivals feature educational, networking and promotional activities as well as relevant trade shows. If that sounds kind of serious, don’t worry, there are parties, gaming, COSPLAY, and things that cannot be categorized. Read More »

From Heathcliff to Jaime Lannister and Back Again: Byronic Heroes in SFF

Quiz Question: What do the following genre heroes (or should I say, anti-heroes) have in common? DC’s Batman (Think Dark Knight, not the ’60s ABC campy Adam West) Harry Potter‘s Severus Snape Star Wars‘ Han Solo Lord of the Rings‘ Aragorn Game of Thrones‘ Jaime Lannister Dark Tower‘s Roland  Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes (in his many guises) Like Emily Bronte’s Heathcliff ... Read More »