Tag Archives: Urban Fantasy

DragonCon 2017: Keeping the Peace: Liaison Characters in UF

Whether striving to improve communication & relations between supernatural & human communities, or between different groups within the supernatural world, our panelists’ characters often find themselves in the position of peacemaker. Panelists: Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Delilah S. Dawson, Kim … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Vatican Ninjas?

I think the first time I came up with the concept of Vatican ninjas was as a joke during a Dan Brown review. The protagonist stated that he, personally, knew the current pope, and therefore he was certain that the Catholic … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, History, Horror, Plugs and Promotions, Thriller | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Mermaid & The Unicorn

There’s a lot of “urban fantasy” out there, and I’ve only experienced small handfuls of it. I’ve devoured The Dresden Files, caught a few episodes of Buffy, delved into the lore of World of Darkness, and even gotten into Monster … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Reviews, Romance | Tagged , | 2 Comments

A Flight of Dragon Awards

DragonCon is a convention that takes place every year over the Labor Day weekend in downtown Atlanta, GA. It is, by all accounts, the largest sci-fi and fantasy convention on the planet Earth. If you don’t believe me, their minimum … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, Board Games, Commentary, Fantasy, Fiction, Gaming, Horror, News, Romance, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

TONIGHT on The Catholic Geek Radio Show: the Military in Fiction

http://percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=533877&episodeId=9055475     At 7 PM, EST, Jonathan LaForce joins us to discuss how to create proper military characters in science fiction and fantasy. Building proper military characters in science fiction and fantasy, including ranks, behaviors and attitudes. A former … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, Commentary, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dead Beat’s Break Down (Part 7)

  Sorry once again for my tardiness.  I was preparing for the zombie apocalypse (no, seriously, I was).  I’ll tell you all about that later, but first things first. To make it up to you, I’ve finished Dead Beat, so we … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, Commentary, Fantasy, Fiction, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Dead Beat’s Break Down (part 6)

It’s Halloween in Chicago.  Our favorite wizard is running out of not only time but also options.  If he can’t defeat the baddies before midnight, the entire world is doomed. Sounds like a normal day for Harry Dresden.

Posted in Analysis, Commentary, Fantasy, Fiction, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment