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Life, the Universe, and the Murf

Let’s talk about music videos. This is a medium that I have sort of mixed feelings about. On one hand, music videos are very much an art form unto themselves: little packets of the craft of merging music and visuals … Continue reading

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Tales from Chicago TARDIS: A Little Story About Fandom (and Colin Baker)

This is actually only partly my story, but it’s still one worth telling. Back after my very first Doctor Who convention, I wrote about what a family the Whofolk are and what an amazing experience it was for me to … Continue reading

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Chicago TARDIS and Twitter Who Volume 2

This weekend I’ll be partaking in a quick Thanksgiving dinner with my parents before breezing off to the Windy City for my second Chicago TARDIS. I was there last year for the launch of Outside In, which featured a piece … Continue reading

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Getting Off on the Right Hoof: How “My Little Pony” Figured Out the Right Way to do a Great Children’s Cartoon with “Friendship is Magic”

Originally posted at Studio AE on April 24th, 2012. The Advent of Ponydom Let me begin this piece with a confession: I was never into the My Little Pony franchise in any way, shape, or form as a child. I … Continue reading

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Short Fiction: Red Moon

Originally written in 2008, a short companion piece to my live-action role-play The Five Moons of Japan for The Wayfinder Experience. I never really noticed before that day just how red blood is. I’ve dealt with fire my whole life, … Continue reading

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Theta Stigma Part 2: The Companions

This article was originally published in the Spring 2011 issue of The Terrible Zodin. Theta Stigma: A New-Whovian’s Journey of Preconceptions, First Impressions, and Watching Classic Who Out of Order Part 2: The Companions Companions: like the Doctor they come, … Continue reading

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Theta Stigma Part 1: The Doctors

This article was originally published in the Winter 2010 issue of The Terrible Zodin: Theta Stigma: A New-Whovian’s Journey of Preconceptions, First Impressions, and Watching Classic Who Out of Order Part 1: The Doctors As far as being a Whovian … Continue reading

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Featurette on Jeanne DuPrau’s Books of Ember

This article originally appeared on nypl.org on August 1, 2011: Sci-Fi Summer: Light Up the Darkness with the Books of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau Any child growing up knows that change is a difficult thing, but what if those changes … Continue reading

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Rare and Missing Doctor Who at NYPL

This article originally appeared on nypl.org on July 26, 2011: Buried Treasure and Lost Adventure: Rare Doctor Who Stories at the Library The phrase “lost episode” can evoke a number of different emotions in TV viewers. To some, it could … Continue reading

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Classic Who for Starters at NYPL

This article first appeared on nypl.org on July 18, 2011: Sci-Fi Summer: Climb Aboard the TARDIS: A Classic Doctor Who Starter Kit Since 1963, the BBC’s sci-fi epic Doctor Who has followed the adventurous and enigmatic alien time traveler known … Continue reading

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