Amy Ratcliffe

  • Sci-Fi & Fantasy Apps For The iPhone

    Posted Friday, April 15th, 2011 02:04 pm GMT -5
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    It’s true that there is darn near an app for everything these days. I try out a lot of them, especially if they are related to photography, organizers, star charts, and fantasy or science fiction. It’s not at the addiction level, but it’s close. You can benefit from my almost-obsession though. These are the fantasy […]

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Dinner Party

    Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2011 11:01 am GMT -5
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    HBO’s new series Game of Thrones premieres on April 17. Winter is coming – are you ready? Get in the mood for the high fantasy tale with a dinner party fit for a king. The book series that the television show is based on, A Song of Ice and Fire, is rich with food. Between […]

  • ‘Elfquest’ Fan Imagining – More Than Pretty Girls With Elf Ears

    Posted Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 08:08 am GMT -5
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    When Stephanie Thorpe posted an image of an ElfQuest comic panel on Twitter, she didn’t know it would end up with her creating a fan imagining of the beloved series. However, fellow fan Paula Rhodes saw the Tweet and being that they were both capable of bring a story to life in a web series […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Dragon Age Vol 1′

    Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 06:08 pm GMT -5
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    The popular video game has come to comics; Dragon Age Vol 1 collects the first six issues of the comic. Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston tell the story of Gleam. She was born from a forbidden pairing between a mage and a templar. In this world, performing magic is a sin. The templars keep […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Love and Capes Ever After #3′

    Posted Saturday, April 9th, 2011 06:08 pm GMT -5
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    The superhero comedy situations continue in issue 3 of Love and Capes Ever After. Mark and Abby are putting the finishing touches on the house so they can move. Abby’s sister Charlotte comes to visit Darkblade, and Amazonia gets bent out of shape with envy. Abby attends her high school reunion. All normal day sort […]

  • WonderCon 2011: Clone Wars Panel

    Posted Friday, April 8th, 2011 07:08 am GMT -5
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    The tagline for season three of The Clone Wars was “Secrets Revealed,” and they definitely showed some of their hand. The secrets that were revealed have only sparked more mysteries. Supervising Director Dave Filoni came to WonderCon with some special guests to talk about season three and the finale and how far the characters have […]

  • A Taste Of Westeros

    Posted Thursday, April 7th, 2011 02:04 pm GMT -5
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    HBO is promoting their new series, Game of Thrones, to a crazy degree.  And by crazy, I mean wonderful.  In addition to a multi-sensory game (Maester’s Path), t-shirts, and a whole store/museum of Game of Thrones items in New York, they have launched a food truck.  A Taste of Westeros made its way around Manhattan […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Dollhouse Epitaphs’

    Posted Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 02:04 pm GMT -5
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    The episode Epitaphs was my favorite of season one of Dollhouse. It was an exclusive episode available only on the DVD collection, and it was scary and excellent. The comic illustrates how the story told in that episode came to be. Rossum’s Dollhouse technology has gone viral. To say that the system that can upload […]

  • ‘Supernatural’ Equals Super Awesome

    Posted Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 06:08 pm GMT -5
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    I almost didn’t watch the television show Supernatural.  You see, I’m a wuss when it comes to ghost stories and monsters in the dark.  Actually, I don’t like the dark much in general.  I could never stomach movies like Nightmare on Elm Street or Candyman.  It only resulted in sleepless nights.  However.  Sam & Dean […]

  • Death…Is A Girl?

    Posted Thursday, March 31st, 2011 11:03 am GMT -5
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    Death.  We’ve learned from fairy tales and movies to associate death with rotting, black, decay (well, this is the case in the United States at least).  It is something to be feared and delayed for as long as possible.  Death personified is not a pretty creature.  Usually the image of a reaper, cloaked and armed […]

  • Book Review: ‘Plucker’ By Brom

    Posted Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 02:04 pm GMT -5
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    When an updated version of Brom’s The Plucker was recently released, I jumped on obtaining a copy.  Brom’s work has never failed to delight me while simultaneously giving me the creeps.  It’s a rare combination.  Let’s first make clear that though this book is a fairytale of sorts, it’s for the adults.  The kids have […]

  • I Want Samantha Carter On My Team

    Posted Thursday, March 24th, 2011 02:04 pm GMT -5
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    Stargate SG-1 is one of my most loved television shows.  After Star Trek: The Next Generation I think SG-1 was the first long term science fiction series I committed to.  And it was seriously long term.  It aired for ten seasons, and the Stargate universe was continued with Atlantis and SGU.  Many aspects kept me […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Finder: Voice’

    Posted Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 06:08 pm GMT -5
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    Finder is a science fiction comic, and the blurb on the back of the book says that it is the best one being published today.  I haven’t read enough sci-fi comics to say whether it’s the best, but it is definitely gripping and fascinating.  Finder has been around since 1996, and the newest graphic novel […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Love And Capes Ever After’ #2

    Posted Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 08:08 am GMT -5
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    The second installment of  Love and Capes features a young and adorable Crusader on the cover.  Even if I didn’t already like the series, that image along would make me pick it up.  Creator Thom Zahler’s art style may be the friendliest I’ve ever seen.  It invites you to pick up the comic and then […]

  • Why I Love ‘Elfquest’

    Posted Thursday, March 17th, 2011 02:04 pm GMT -5
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    In present times, self-publishing is not a foreign concept.  You can find several creators at conventions who are publishing their own webcomics, print comics, or digital versions of their comics for e-readers.  Sites exist solely to help you get your work out there without help from the big guys.  It was different back in 1978 […]