All This Stuff Happened…
Greg Rucka has some post-Comic-Con thoughts, mostly about how crowded it was. How about this: next year, just rope off the whole city of San Diego, and use the streets for aisles. Brilliant, right!
The amazing, never-before seen reunion of the seven Image founders at Comic-Con is, like everything else in the world, now up on YouTube.
The Beat reports on the Scribe awards – for the downtrodden refuseniks of literature, the media tie-in writers – which were awarded for the first time at Comic-Con this year.
Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog has found the greatest movie title ever: Yo-Yo Girl Cop. Not only is it about a female cop who wields a battle yo-yo, it’s actually the sequel to something.
Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good finally files his San Diego report.
Jog of The Savage Critics brings the love for one of my favorite comics of all time, the first series of Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill’s Marshal Law.
If you ever wondered where Stepford Wives come from…Alma Alexander discovered the website of a photo retoucher who fixes up kids’ pageant photos – such as this example of turning a perfectly cute baby into a creepy doll-like object.
There’s been a lot of discussion lately about race in science fiction, and author Tobias Buckell (who is multi-racial, but looks nearly as pale as…well, me, for example) throws in his own experiences today.
SF Site’s new issue for August is up, top-lined with a review of Richard Morgan’s Thirteen and including plenty of other reviews.
Even the Booker Prize-winning writer A.S. Byatt feels compelled to have a public opinion on Harry Potter…and her essay title includes the phrase “Childish Adult,” so be warned.
Speaking of Potter, I bet you thought Dolores Umbridge was a fictional character – but real-life primary school headmistress Carolyn Banfield thought that reading the last page of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to her assembled pupils on the last day of school was a good way to say “good-bye” to them.
Vector’s new issue reviews 2006, covering science fictional films, TV shows, short fiction, and books.
Boing Boing has a picture of a really big Optimus Prime cake today. But the real question is: what does it transform into? (Empty calories? An R. Crumb-style behind?)