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Fandom and Fun at Hypericon 13

Hypericon returned to Nashville this past weekend for its 13th season. While the overall atmosphere felt a bit more subdued than last year when I covered it, the event was still fun and full of some of the most creative… Continue Reading →

Horror Comes to Hypericon

Hypericon is returning to Nashville this weekend for three days of cosplay, fandom and the best of local sci-fi and fantasy on display. There’s going to be a little something for everyone, including horror fans. Among the panels, pageants, discussions… Continue Reading →

Bong of the Living Dead: Art and Beauty in Stoner Horror

The great thing about a movie is that it isn’t just a single art form on display, but a combination of dozens, even hundreds of different schools and disciplines brought to life on screen. From the moment a screenwriter gives… Continue Reading →

Unpacking Mother!

One of my favorite activities in a theater is listening to my fellow audience members as I head toward the nearest exit. As an occasional critic, I’ve found that listening to the audience’s reaction to a film is just as… Continue Reading →

Blood Drive Welcomes Us Back to the Grindhouse

If you guys know anything about me, you know I’m kinda obsessed with anything grindhouse. I’m actually worn out with the idea that all exploitative-type films are just homages to older drive-in films of the ’70s. Grindhouse is now its… Continue Reading →

NECAT Network’s “The Art of Special Effects” at TPAC 2017

As the “Artist in Residence” at NECAT Network, I am proud to have worked with Trish Crist and Katie Veglio at Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television, in partnership with the Tennessee Performing Arts Center to bring you “The Art… Continue Reading →

Calling All Cosplayers: We’d Like to Interview You!

If you’re a cosplayer with unique costumes and you can offer something original, unlike anybody else, we’d like to interview you!

Batman — Telltale Episode 2: Consequences and Characters

I had five seconds to make a choice, a life-or-death decision, one that would affect a friend and myself for eternity. The purple bar shortened, indicating the time left. I pressed the button quickly, damning that character to a tortuous… Continue Reading →

The Art of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

It’s hard to imagine that a story about unusual children with strange abilities, written as a scary fairy tale combining real-life creepy vintage photographs with a fictional story wasn’t tailor-made for Tim Burton, but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Expertly written… Continue Reading →

Captain America: Civil War — A Comic Crossroads

Well, it’s here. I guess I could sound more enthused about Captain America: Civil War coming out this weekend, but the first trailer for the movie was released late last year and in the months since, I could repeat every… Continue Reading →

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