Dave Chua

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11 Stories of Sea Songs, Tragic Romances, and Selkies

We’ve always been suckers for good stories of the sea, and selkies are pretty much the best. Ethereal creatures who take the form of seals in the …


Hearthstone: The Boomsday Project Trailer


Hearthstone: Announcing The Boomsday Project


The Head Writer of Avatar: The Last Airbender Is Working on a New Fantasy Series For Netflix

We were already pretty sold at “new show by head writer of <i>Avatar: The Last Airbender,</i>” but hey, this poster looks damn gorgeous, so sign us all the …


Upcoming 'Apocalypse Hunters' Combines CCG's with Location-Based Games

A lot of the time when we hear about new games coming to the App Store, the pitch that goes along with them reads like a Wacky Mad Lib where the …


Travel Writing for Americans Who Stay Home

Tom Swick was the travel editor of a “medium sized newspaper in a small Florida city,” an envied and somewhat trivialized position, until it wasn’t. …

Travel Writing

Magic and Might: 10 Military Fantasy Titles We Love

Every soldier has a story: the mage who snorts gunpowder as a source of power; the Naval officer who take to the skies on the wings of a dragon; the …


Disenchantment | Teaser [HD] | Netflix


Hey, White People: Pixar's Dumpling Short 'Bao' Isn't About You

A uniquely Chinese immigrant story has left white, Western moviegoers baffled.<p>As is Pixar tradition, there’s an adorable (and yummy) animated short …


RIP Harlan Ellison

Writer, Critic, Curmudgeon

Star Trek

'Magic' In The Library

WOTC Promotes 'Magic: The Gathering' to Librarians

Board Games

Jonathan Franzen Is Fine With All of It

<b>J</b>onathan Franzen now lives in a humble, perfectly nice two-story house in Santa Cruz, Calif., on a street that looks exactly like a lot of other streets in America and that, save for a few cosmetic choices, looks exactly like every other house on the block. Santa Cruz, he says, is a “little pocket …

Santa Cruz

The Best Decks for End of Season Laddering - June 2018

We're a few days away from the end of season 51 so it's time to make a final push for better loot and to improve your starting rank for July! Check …

Extreme Sports

Fantasy author Raymond E Feist on sex, self-doubt and George RR Martin

I get to play ‘let’s pretend’ and they pay me money for it. Is there a better deal? Raymond E Feist<p>“You can’t chase a trend,” says Raymond E Feist. “And unless you’re blindly lucky, you can’t anticipate one.”<p>As one of the world’s most successful fantasy fiction authors, Feist finds himself in a …


10 Classic Fantasy Books You Need to Read

<i>The Hero and the Crown</i> tells the story of Aerin – born to a witchwoman who had enthralled the king. She was unwanted, her story told and her value …


27 Great Writing Prompts to Get Your Writing Back on Track

• Write a story that reverses the story of The Little Mermaid. The main society are the merpeople below the ocean. The people on land are a secret, a …


How to Write Across Difference

I won’t rehash all the recent debates about cultural appropriation in literature. (A quick flashback montage would show a YA author stripped of her …

Cultural Appropriation

Drawn from life: why have novelists stopped making things up?

One passage in Crudo juxtaposes buying paint from Homebase with a Nazi march<p>Autofiction requires ego, a willingness to treat oneself as the central character, and this has sparked resistance<p>“That was the morning that white people finally realised the president of the United States was a white …


‘Ascension’ Designer Challenges Gamers to Master the ‘Shards of Infinity’

<i>Love tabletop games? So do we! Join Becca Scott where she breaks out fantastic board games on How To Play and Game the Game every week here on Geek &</i> …

Netflix Releases Trailer For Japanese-Chinese Co-Pro 'Flavors Of Youth'

The film world premieres at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 6, 2018, in the presence of co-director Yoshitaka Takeuchi and producer Noritaka …

Fashion Shows

So You Want to Read Comedic Fantasy: Here’s Where to Start

The Tales of Pell<p><i>Iron Druid Chronicles</i> author Kevin Hearne and <i>Star Wars: Phasma</i> author Delilah S. Dawson’s <i>Kill the Farm Boy</i> is a take-no-prisoners …


As Part Of Major Strategic Shift At Viacom, Nick's 'Pinky Malinky' Will Debut On Netflix

This studio model – under which Viacom will license and produce new episodes of fully owned content for third parties – will present an enormous …


Hong Kong sci-fi film mixes robots and Chinese opera

Featuring flying warrior robots and guitar-toting opera singers, Hong Kong animation Dragon's Delusion aims to break stereotypes of Chinese culture.<p>Its producers are now making a feature-length film after a successful crowdfunding exercise.<p><i>Video by Gwyneth Ho of BBC Chinese and Tessa Wong.</i>

Hong Kong

'Dungeons & Dragons: Rock Paper Wizard' Adds 'Fistful of Monsters'

Expansion for WizKids Game

Stephen King

‘Dumbo’ Trailer: Disney Releases First Teaser For Tim Burton’s Hybrid Remake

Tim Burton is putting his spin on one of Disney's most perfect animated features.The post ‘Dumbo’ Trailer: Disney Releases First Teaser For Tim …

Walt Disney Company

A New Season Of ‘Bee And Puppycat’ To Be Produced In Japan, Expanding To Half-Hour Format

The Frederator Studios series will launch exclusively on VRV in 2019.The post A New Season Of ‘Bee And Puppycat’ To Be Produced In Japan, Expanding …

Annecy: ‘Funan,’ ‘Bloeistraat 11’ Top 2018 Annecy (Complete List of Winners)

Check out the winners from the closing night award ceremony at Annecy 2018.The post Annecy: ‘Funan,’ ‘Bloeistraat 11’ Top 2018 Annecy (Complete List …


Gaming in the World of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

Whether you call them low fantasy, sword & sorcery, or just plain fantasy fiction, Fritz Leiber’s tales of the barbarian Fafhrd and his crafty …

Writing about reading is not reading to write

This story is only available from the Arkansas Online archives. Stories can be purchased individually for $2.95. <i>Click here</i> to search for this story …


Fiction Book Review: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett. Crown, $27 (512p) ISBN 978-1-5247-6036-6

Foundryside<p>Robert Jackson Bennett. Crown, $27 (512p) ISBN 978-1-5247-6036-6<p>Bennett’s stunning fantasy, the first in a series, is set in Tevanne, a …