What Should the Fantasy Genre Look Like Now?

The fantasy genre is arguably one of the most popular genres of books, films, and television shows. Programs like Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, and others instantly come to mind. Nerd culture is practically dominated by the Thrones fandom, as well as Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. As these have been … Continue reading What Should the Fantasy Genre Look Like Now?

‘True Blood’ 10-Year Anniversary Fancast

On this day ten years ago, during what felt like the height of the vampire obsession, HBO’s True Blood premiered. Adapted from Charlaine Harris’ wildly successful book series The Southern Vampire Mysteries, True Blood proved to be a hit from the beginning. Though it wrapped up its run in 2014 with seven seasons, it is … Continue reading ‘True Blood’ 10-Year Anniversary Fancast

‘Dread Nation’ Live-Action Fancast

This week many African-Americans across the country celebrated the holiday of Juneteenth: the day when the last of the enslaved African-Americans were freed on June 19th, 1865 in Texas after the end of the American Civil War. This holiday has certainly gained more widespread notoriety around the country and, as such, I thought it only … Continue reading ‘Dread Nation’ Live-Action Fancast

‘Fantastic Beasts’ and the Lack of Historical Context

I eat, sleep, and breathe history. I always have. The writer in me admires the way that history feels like one huge neverending story with numerous protagonists and main events. When movies set in significant historic backdrops and periods, I always get a little excited. That is until glaring historical inaccuracies or erasures are presented. … Continue reading ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and the Lack of Historical Context

‘Before She Ignites’ Live-Action Fancast

Another Friday, another fancast. This week, I chose to fancast the YA novel Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows. Graphics were created courtesy of one of our amazing graphic designers, Elena, who can be followed on Twitter @lacheps. The world created in this book is extremely expansive and colorful, which would make this adaptation better … Continue reading ‘Before She Ignites’ Live-Action Fancast