Archive for March, 2015

This was an interview piece that I did about two years ago now for another website. Per the agreement we had with regards to content I created for them, enough time has passed for me to bring it over to my own blog. The only thing to keep in mind here is that this was done before the book was out. It’s out now and has been out for some time now. If you haven’t purchased a copy already, go out and grab a copy. You’ll enjoy Paul’s look into the paranormal.



It’s WrestleMania this weekend. In that wrestling mood, I look at the match that gave us THE WORST gimmick match ever conceived by a professional wrestling company.

The full post can be found at Needless Things

The Cage Match

51wT3Z5jh2LJohn Dimes is one of those guys who make it difficult to just check a couple of boxes when attempting to list their creative endeavors. His long list of pastimes has included standup comedy, writing, creating original pieces of art, music, and horror hosting, and that’s just naming a few. The thing is though, the man isn’t just a dabbler. He throws everything he has into everything he does.



“Heavy Metal Movies”

Interview: Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of “Heavy Metal Movies”

Heavy Metal Movies


I quite liked this. Go read the full piece. You can find it at this link.

Random Musings: Keeping audio adventures alive by Patrick Keating

Random Musings: Keeping audio adventures alive by Patrick Keating

The Dragon Con store is looking for a few good volunteers for the 2015 show Labor Day Weekend to join their happy minions.

Dragon Con Store



Gunn at SDCC

James Gunn was asked in a Q&A about whether he would be attending San Diego Comic-Con. His response was that he likely wouldn’t be since he would only be going if Marvel sent him, and that this was unlikely as Marvel was not going to SDCC this year. To say the online geek community reaction was rather seismic is a bit of an understatement.


You made us laugh. You made us think.

Rest well, sir.

April 28, 1948 - March 12, 2015

April 28, 1948 – March 12, 2015

Children Are Strange

Posted: March 12, 2015 in Family, Life

It’s weird. My son is hitting that awkward (for me) age where he is and isn’t getting “bigger” at the same time.

You look at him from certain angles and he looks like he’s just about to be a teenager, even though he’s only a little over halfway there. He walks around the house and you look at him, seeing this tall (especially when standing next to his baby sister) kid who towers over the toddler who was walking through he same house just a few years ago.

But then you take him out somewhere and it all changes. You take him to dojo and he’s standing there in his gi, damn near the shortest kid in class. His hair flops about giving him the look of a kid half his age, and he again seems to move in that strange “too fast” way that small children do. You know, when they look like a video of a teenager or an adult in motion, but one where the playback speed has been accidentally increased by half. You take him out somewhere to eat afterwards, and he sinks into his seat, most of him disappearing under the table.

Then you get him home again where he suddenly seems to grow again. Then he falls asleep and seems to shrink again. Well, until you have to pick him up and get him off of your side of the bed and into his room. At that point, he seems to grow bigger (and heavier) than ever.

Children are strange.


Congrats to Curtis Prather.

His short film Shepherd, a short which costars Dick Dyszel (Count Gore De Vol) and Leanna Chamish (Boo de Pest), has been selected in the 17th annual Boston Underground Film Festival, which runs March 25-29. The Boston Underground Film Festival is one of the more respected film fests out there, so it’s a pretty big deal for the film.

No word yet on the date it will screen or even if Prather will be able to attend, but if you have any friends or family in the Boston area, please feel free to share the news with them. If you’re going to be in that area during the festival, think about checking it out.

Updated 3/17/2015 2018 hours.