As Star Wars fans, we really have no right to complain about merchandising. But an Arwen’s pendant navel ring? That might just be going a bit too far.
Apparently, there is such a huge book of rules surrounding the Harry Potter franchise, that fans have had to get creative to pursue their passion.
In one instance, fans made Harry Potter Canadian!
Be grateful, my friends, that LFL is so nice in how they let us play in their galaxy.
Can’t wait for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince to be finished? Keep up with the news and find what’s been proven (and disproved) at this handy info site.
Only on TFN, folks…
This is creeping me out. Imagine Mark Hamill, and that McRandle chick naked and floating arund the room, like if in space. Perish the thought!
discretely avoiding linking to our archive of archaic Luke/Mara fanfic. I’m sure there’s floaty sex in there somewhere, but I value my sanity too much to actually look.
Kerry Conran, who helms Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, will be directing A Princess of Mars.
A Cinescape poll has Joss Whedon as the leading choice to helm the next X-Men movie. Whedonesque discusses the possibility.
And of course, the big movie news of the week… Pierce Brosnan steps down as James Bond.
The science fiction magazine Amazing Stories initially debuted in 1926 or so and was for decades a source of science fiction and fantasy short stories. It faded away in the ’90s, but has been revived by the good folk over at Paizo Publishing.
Amazing‘s “first issue of the 21st century” (as the cover proclaims) showed up at San Diego Comic-Con a week or so ago. Now edited by Dave Gross, former editor of Star Wars Insider, it adds media coverage, including book/movie/computer game reviews, to the standard mix of short stories, columns, and letters to the editor. It also bumps the format up to 8″x11″ from the digest size that has been standard for SF&F short story publications.
The first issue features Spider-Man on the cover and fiction by Timothy Zahn, Bruce Sterling, and Gene Wolfe, among others, inside. The URL to Paizo’s Amazing Stories page is http://www.paizo.com/amazing.
Ewan McGregor has survived his 20,000 mile motorcycle ride around the world.
If he gets mowed down now by a taxi on Fifth Avenue, I’m going to be pissed.
Somehow, I appear to have picked up the Harry Potter beat, since Dunc always seems to scoop me on the Star Wars news.
Those of you who have yet to visit JK Rowling’s Official Website are missing out on a cultural phenomenon!
In just eight weeks, the site has received 220 million hits; including one from the Vatican.
It is a really great site to play in. Plenty of easter eggs for the determined. And learn now how to find the door, as this is where upcoming scoopage on the next book will be hidden.
I brave AICN so you don’t have to!
Herc, probably best known for being the guy who always dropped the Buffy and Angel spoilers, had a chance to see the Lost pilot. Contains (duh) spoilers!