Monday, December 22, 2008

Sci-Fi Connections

Stephanie Fox at has created a brilliant piece of Chart Porn connecting as many TV shows movies and video games as possible. Their methodology includes several kinds of crossovers: Direct Crossover, where characters from one series or another have actually met in a story; Easter Eggs, where elements of one series have appeared in another (often as geeky in-jokes), and Brand Crossover, where market forces have brought two disparate things together for no good reason, such as Transformers/Star Wars.

I can't find where they actually document each branch, which I assume has been left as a exercise for us geeks at home.

[Link io9 Chart]

Previously on Slashboing:

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tiki Bar TV: Lala Showers

Getting ready for a Tiki night on short notice, I found this little gem from Dr. Tiki, of Tiki Bar TV.

I present: Lala Showers.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Gatsby if you can: Twenties Roar January 23rd

The 11th annual Bill Brooks Prostate Cancert Benefit has a Twenties/Great Gatsby theme. This would make a very interesting outing for the Calgary Anachronauts.

However, the tickets are $250 which may preclude many from attending.

Information and tickets

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05 Dec 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

Fandom loses a legend: Forrest J. Ackerman

Forrest J. Ackerman died December 4th 2008 at the age of 92. I didn't know him personally, but I knew his reputation.

He coined the term "sci-fi" and wore a homemade costume to the first World Science Fiction Convention in New York City in 1939. His collection of movie memorabilia and props was second to none. He was a writer, editor, literary agent and actor.

He was inclusive in his fandom and passionate to the end. In a time when one is quick to elevate one branch of fandom over others, it is important to remember that the first fandom was inclusive and diverse.

He was the giant that lifted my fandom up so I could see farther than I ever would have alone.