An interesting way to gain a different perspective on con-going is to work one. Having now participated as a vendor and as a speaker, I’ve learned some neat stuff that seemed worth sharing, so today I’ll let you in on some secrets of the vendor floor.Continue reading “Six Secrets From the Vendor’s Floor”
Because you’re here at Genretastic, I’m going to assume that you’re the kind of person who considers what smart, engaged people have to say about genre fiction in all its forms.Continue reading “Romance For Newbies: Happily Ever After”
Note: here be spoilers for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.
In the introductory post to this series, I mentioned that I was new to romance as a genre in part because I had some internalized-misogyny-type snobbery about it for a long time. Even so, though, in practice I’ve always enjoyed romantic stories, which is why cross-over type novels were on my radar a long time before standard romances made it into my world. Cross-overs from historical fiction, in particular, are things I’ve been reading for a long time and pretending they weren’t romance novels because they had, you know, research behind them.Continue reading “Romance For Newbies: Outlander & Models of Consent”
Thor: Ragnarok is out on Blu-ray today, which seems like a good time to revisit this fall release with a few thoughts on the film. After two viewings and time for reflection in between, it’s finally somewhat easier to position a critical response to the November blockbuster from Marvel Studios than it was at the time of release, but an ultimate sense of ambiguity remains. Yes, it was fun, yes I left the theater feeling oddly disappointed–both are true.Continue reading “Thor: Ragnarok”
Well, Genretastic readers, I’m back! I disappeared for the better part of a year while the tiny human I was building sapped all my creative energy, but she’s now an outside baby and I have a little bit to spare. I’m looking forward to engaging with you.Continue reading “Romance For Newbies”
New (and exclusive) to Netflix this month, the new SciFi series Altered Carbon (developed from the series of novels by Richard K. Morgan) offers up a visually slick pilot episode with high production values and the potential for deep world-building, but little thus far signifying future character depth.Continue reading “Altered Carbon: Ep. 1.1”