ICYMI: Scifi Community Help – Toxic Fan Resources

My ‘Toxic Fan’ quiz got some love yesterday, making me realize something: the scifi community is looking for help, toxic fan resources. The reason they were talking about toxic fans yesterday (Revan … like, whatever) is just like the reason I originally posted the toxic fan quiz (James Gunn). The reasons for toxicity come and …

Inkican Tribe Swag – Helping Cool People Find Each Other

Happy Monday! 🙂 Doing some thinking over the weekend about Inkican Tribe and decided to start work on some Inkican Tribe Swag. Here are some ideas that I threw together – see what you think: Why am I doing this? Authors do lots of buttons and that’s cool but me? I’m an old school music …

Sci-Friday #107 – Beyond the Mind’s Eye – Fun Sci-Fi Stuff

For this Sci-Friday, take a step into early CGI with ‘Beyond the Mind’s Eye,’ which was part of the larger ‘Mind’s Eye’ series produced in the early 90s as a sort of ‘film festival in a box.’ You could buy the videos at different places, I usually saw them at Sharper Image at the mall …

Greta Thunberg and Thoughtful Scifi for Kids

Jotting some quick notes to follow up on my ‘thoughtful scifi for kids’ post last week. One thing I didn’t mention in the power of accountability is our current example, Greta Thunberg. Ms. Thunberg demonstrates what happens when you arm young people with knowledge. They can be a powerful voice for positive change. Is Thunberg ‘powerful …

Sci-Friday #106 – Geek Music – Fun Sci-Fi Stuff

For this Sci-Friday, we take a walk down memory lane to enjoy some geek music and other fun sci-fi stuff. Ever wonder how they made the Reading Rainbow theme song back in the 80s before we had access to modern computer sound editing software and hardware? Here’s a clip that shows how they made the …

Sci-Friday #105 – Christopher Nolan Edition – Fun Scifi Stuff

Following up on my Tenet essay, I love this parody of the Michael Caine / John David Washington lunch scene in Tenet because it’s so close to the actual scene itself.  I’ve never seen Michael Spicer before but he positively nails this gag: Many scifi stories aren’t afraid to lampoon themselves and people fall all …