HAPPY HALLOWEEN: The Darkest Hour is science fiction horror movie filmed at the Academy of Science Plaza, in Moscow, Russia. This terrifying(ly bad) film has teenagers fighting space aliens. There's lots of of cheesy looking 3D computer graphics too. Bad movies aren't just from Hollywood anymore.
CELEBRITY SCIFI: Kim Kardashian's younger sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, have a dystopian science fiction novel on Amazon. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians celebrity models' ghostwritten book is called Rebels: City of Indra: The story of Lex and Livia. The reviews are not good. Maybe if they added some pictures...
THIS WEEKEND: The huge Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 South Figueroa Street) is the site. Elvira (Cassandra Peterson), the mistress of the dark, will be there. So will Kevin Smith (Comic Book Men, Silent Bob of Jay and Silent Bob), and plenty of other celebrities, near-celebrities, wannabes, and what-have-you.
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SURVEY SAYS: Market research has revealed that 55% of books (scifi and otherwise) published for the YA (called juvenile back in the day) market are purchased by buyers over the age of 18. In some cases, older adults are buying books for young adult readers. However, a significant portion of YA books wind up being read by people in the 20 to 60 year old range. Those grown-up readers/purchasers should be included in the marketing strategies of writers and publishers. Because I say so.
NO KIDDING: Threshold Entertainment the Tetris Company have issued a press release announcing their plans for releasing an "epic" live action motion picture based on the old video game Tetris. The movie will purportedly be science fictiony, although no plot, director, screenwriter, actress, or actor has been announced for the project yet. Can Pachingo the Movie be far behind?
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Steven Tinel is an old school science fiction fan & blogger.
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