Friday, May 31, 2013

A Discourse in Steel Excerpt

An excerpt from Paul Kemp's upcoming novel A Discourse in Steel is available on Read more here!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jack Vance has Passed

Celebrated author Jack Vance has passed at the age of 96.  Read more here!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Full Scale Lego X-Wing

A recent article on Gizmodo features "This Incredible Full Scale Lego X-Wing Is the Largest Model In History." See more here!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Fall of Arthur by J.R.R. Tolkien

If you haven't already heard, a new book by J.R.R. Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien) has been released entitled The Fall of Arthur.  Read more here!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Board Game Museum in Beaverton, OR

On the website, there is a recent article highlighting a new Board Game Museum in Beaverton Oregon.  Read more here!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Top Ten Tabletop Game Kickstarters plus Analysis from Forbeck and Mathe

Over on, they have put together a top ten list for Kickstarter projects of a tabletop gaming nature.  See more here!  In a related article, Matt Forbeck provides some analysis for the success of the top funders here!  Furthermore, check out the detailed comparison of " versus" by James Mathe here!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Workaholics Perform "Straight Outta Mordor" on CONAN

The cast of Workaholics had some fun the other night on Conan O'Brien's show, performing as the rap group Wizards, they sang a new song titled "Straight Outta Mordor."  Enjoy (Warning: Some strong language)!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Gen Con Indy 2013 Exhibit Hall Map

A recent update from the Gen Con Team includes the Gen Con Indy 2013 Exhibit Hall Map and a video overview. Enjoy the video and see the map here!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Disney Dance-Off with the Star Wars Stars

"Witness the power of this fully armed and operational dance team?"  This might wind up being our Donny and Marie Star Wars Special moment of shame but the screen caps below should convince you to watch anyway.  Set YouTube to Hi-Def, Rebels and enjoy!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Nottingham's Robin Hood Theme Park

According to website, developers of the "Nottingham's Robin Hood Theme Park" are on schedule.  See more here!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Dungeon Bastard Coaching Session

The Dungeon Bastard uses a Google+ Hangout to coach Edda the Barbarian in her efforts to properly rage. Enjoy!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Amazon Develops Smartphone with 3D Screen

A recent article on is titled "Amazon Develops Smartphone with 3D Screen" though pricing information has yet to some forth. Read more here!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Official Trailer

Over on the Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. YouTube channel is the official trailer for the new series.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hasbro Sues to Stop Warner Bros. 'Dungeons and Dragons' Film

The Hollywood Reporter shared the news yesterday that "Hasbro Sues to Stop Warner Bros. 'Dungeons and Dragons' Film." Read more here!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Space Oddity on Space Station

According to the text shared with the video uploaded on Chris Hadon's YouTube channel "A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station." Enjoy!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Once Sold Tales Bookstore Closing

Sadly, Once Sold Tales bookstore in Kent, WA, is closing.  If you are in driving range, stop by and pick up some bargains at their huge closeout sale.  They have half a million books selling at two dollars for hardcovers and one dollar for paperbacks.  They will also sell at one dollar fifty a pound.  See more here!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Five Years of Gnome Stew!

Congrats to Martin Ralya and the gang at Gnome Stew on their five year anniversary!  Check them out here!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ninth Doctor for the 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary, John Hurt

It is being reported on on that John Hurt will play the Ninth Doctor for the 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary. Read more here!

Friday, May 10, 2013

PBS Off Book - The Art of Data Visualization

Over on the PBS Off Book YouTube channel is a recently uploaded video entitled "The Art of Data Visualization." Enjoy!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dungeons, Dragons, *and* a Budget?

According to a recent news item on, Courtney Solomon is taking yet another stab at a Dungeons & Dragons movie but this time will have a larger budget.  Personally, I hope he invests a good portion of that into writers and a director.  Read more here!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ray Harryhausen has Passed at 92

With great sadness, I share the news that Ray Harryhausen has passed at the age of 92.  Read more here.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"Historically Authentic" Writing and Women

Tansy Rayner Roberts makes some interesting points in a recent blog post regarding writing about women in historical fiction (and fantasy).  Read more here!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Help the Breitensteins with their Medical Bills

Just three days left to assist the Breitensteins with the medical bills left after the passing of Zombies!!! creator Todd A. Breitenstein, following a struggle with cancer. See more here!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Revenge of the Fifth

One of the funnier things that turned up yesterday, but is actually more than a year old, was a KINECT commercial uploaded to YouTube for a Star Wars game on the Classic Game Room channel.  Enjoy!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Google Reader Ending July 1st

Google Reader is coming to an end this summer but look around at some of the alternatives that can make for some useful alternatives.  Perhaps try a few of them out alongside the soon-to-vanish feed and see how they stack up.  If you have some polite opinions of the alternatives, please feel free to comment below.  Check out some alternate feed ideas here!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Once Upon a Tabletop

Wil Wheaton hosts a game of Once Upon a Time on Tabletop with guests Amy Berg, Mike Phirman, and Chris "Doc" Wyatt. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Nine Incompetent Wizards

Recently, had a humorous article highlighting "The 9 Most Incompetent Wizards of All Time." See more here!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Andrew Offutt has Passed

It has been reported on the Locus Magazine website that author Andrew (A. J.) Offutt has passed.  Below, the cover of his first published novel, Evil is Live Spelled Backwards, published in 1970 (from  Read more here.