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I’m sure by now we’re all familiar with the details of the Isla Vista shootings, so I won’t go into them here. Nor will I mention the perpetrator’s name because I do not wish to give him that form of immortality. To me, his is simply a murderer, a coward, and a selfish brat. What(…)

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Top Five A$$holes You See At Every Con

My wife and I attend three to four cons a year, on average. I’m setting a personal record this year, however, with six conventions spanning Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, and New Hampshire. In my travels, I’ve met some fantastic people. I’ve met a few of my personal heroes and have been introduced to new fandoms. I love(…)

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Demicon 25 WOTW:G Karaoke Contest

During the War of the Worlds: Goliath panel at Demicon 25, we held a karaoke contest. Four brave contestants came up front to sing “Martian in the Jar,” which featured in the Green Man Pub scene in the film. The winner took home a free copy of the film on DVD. Here are videos of the(…)

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Progress Report: WOTW:Goliath Novelization

Several people have asked how the War of the Worlds: Goliath novelization is coming along. I’m happy to report it’s coming along quite nicely. As of this morning, the manuscript sits just shy of 30,000 words, which means I’m roughly half finished. Once I’m finished with the film material, there’s still deleted and added scenes to(…)

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Mean, Green, and Back On the Screen!

Wow. So as you’ve probably already heard, the first trailer for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot was released this morning. Fan reactions have been predictably mixed. My thoughts? I’m willing to see how this plays out. Let’s talk about some of the points that have the fans’ panties in a wad. White Shredder Yeah,(…)

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See You At Keokon!

What? Is it time for Keokon already? Sure is. Keokon 7 will be held this Friday and Saturday, March 21 & 22nd at the Keokuk Heritage Center (located at 5th & Main in Keokuk, Iowa). I’ll be speaking at 3:30 on Saturday, discussing War of the Worlds: Goliath and the upcoming novelization. I’ll also have a(…)

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The Martians Are Coming!

I’ve been sitting on this news for weeks, just busting a gut to shout it from the rooftops. Now that the contracts are signed and out of the way, I’m free to spill the beans. I have been chosen to write the novelization for the animated film War of the Worlds: Goliath. The film began a(…)

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Nicky-Poo Strikes Back!

He’s back, folks! The Duke of Derp, Nickolaus Pacione, has reared his ugly head to strike back at the staff at KHP Publishers an entire year after our last encounter with him. You’d think with a whole year to think it over he would come up with a humdinger of a response. You’d think.  (…)

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Perception Check!

Well hey there, Internet! It’s been a while! Remember back when this blog was dedicated to rants? Well I’m going to bust out a can of the ol’ Bazooko’s Circus whoop ass and give you my two cents on a topic that’s been getting on my nerves lately. There’s a picture making the rounds on(…)

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ICON 38 Report

Another convention has come and gone, and it feels weird to not see Doctor Who, Darth Vader, and Black Widow walking around. I feel at home at cons, especially ICON. We decided to take the boys this year, making it their first overnight convention (and Zavier’s first con ever), and all three boys thoroughly enjoyed(…)

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