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Glossaring and the Art of the Fictional Word

Glossaring and the Art of the Fictional Word

  I’ve always been a sucker for a fictional glossary. Ever since Tolkien got the ball rolling with his appendicies and I discovered the concept of world-building ( I’m looking at you Frank Herbert & Robert Jordan, may they both rest in peace.) I’ve loved the art of the created world and, by extention, the […]

Geekileaks Episode 4: A New Hope

Geekileaks Episode 4: A New Hope

Geekileaks is back for another trench run of awesome news and random goodness! First up: Game of Thrones S4 casting news! Everyone ( who is that anyways?) complained about Daario Naharis and now there’s going to be a new one! League of Gentlemen and Doctor Who star Mark Gatiss’ role has finally been revealed, and […]

Geekileaks: The Geek shall inherit the earth

Geekileaks: The Geek shall inherit the earth

Welcome back to Geekileaks round three! Without further ado: Steampunking the world – What would be wrong with mass producing steampunk iphones with brass handles? Or Disney-branded metallic wings? What kind of innovations and inventions would you like to see? As a wise, amusingly-chinned Doctor once intoned: bowties are cool. Especially these Game of Thrones inspired […]

Q&A with Steve Wheeler

Q&A with Steve Wheeler

What’s the one question you wish people would ask you? (And what would your answer be?) What are your views on how people eat these days? We need to take back control of what we put in our mouths and guts. Take a step away from industrial food, even if it is convenient. Support your […]

The Hobbit Chronicles (It’s the beards!)

The Hobbit Chronicles (It’s the beards!)

To coincide with the release in the UK and US today of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Weta has released this beautiful hardback behind the scenes book of the art, design and craft that went into creating The Hobbit. It’s given the team behind the Lord of the Rings movies a chance to revisit and […]