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  • The Other Worlds Austin 2017 preview Day 4
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on December 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Design by tattoo and graphics artist David Poe Returning for a fourth exciting year, Other Worlds Austin, one of the premier SciFi Film Festivals in the US, features some of the best and unheralded genre films. Beginning on Thursday December 7 at Flix … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Other Worlds Austin 2017 preview Day 3
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on December 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Returning for a fourth exciting year, Other Worlds Austin, one of the premier SciFi Film Festivals in the US, features some of the best and unheralded genre films. Beginning on Thursday December 7 at Flix Brewhouse, the four day event includes 16 … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Other Worlds Austin 2017 preview Days 1 and 2
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on December 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Returning for a fourth exciting year, Other Worlds Austin, one of the premier SciFi Film Festivals in the US, features some of the best and unheralded genre films. Beginning on Thursday December 7 at Flix Brewhouse, the four day event includes 16 … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The newly discovered Tapanuli orangutan of Sumatra
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on November 9, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    To the surprise to almost no one, I found this very interesting. New Species of Orangutan Is Rarest Great Ape on Earth On November 20, 2013, the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme got a call about an injured orangutan found in the mountainous region of … Continue […]

  • Book Probe: The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia
    by joecrowe on November 8, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    RevolutionSF’s Book Probe eliminates the troublesome freedom of choice from your book buying needs. Buy it at the link, unless your glasses are broken and there’s no one left in the world. Bet you feel like a big ol’ dope … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • RevolutionSF Remembers Peggy Hailey
    by joecrowe on November 7, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    One of our favorite people, Peggy Hailey, has passed away. She was the first RevolutionSF “books editor,” the perfect role for her. Peggy found RevSF co-founder Shane Ivey and me at Zealot.com, and when we started RevolutionSF, she was one … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • RevolutionSF Book Probe: Guardians of the Galaxy,...
    by joecrowe on November 5, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Book Probe eliminates the troublesome freedom of choice from your book selection process. These are things you should buy (click on the title to do so). Get on it.  The Battles of Tolkien by David Day Occasionally, I get to … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Books, Piss, and Kneecaps: My First Month in...
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on October 30, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    This month marks 30 years living in Austin. Like many before and since, I moved here because of a girl. After passing only three classes in two semesters, not surprisingly with A’s in both of my English classes and a … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer: 4-Word Reviews
    by joecrowe on October 20, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    We watched the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer. These are all the thoughts we could muster as we sat agape before it.  (Watch it for yourself. DO IT.)    Chewbacca finally uses conditioner. — Deanna Toxopeus, @ubalstecha Where are … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Thurman; or How I Became an Astros Fan
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on October 18, 2017 at 3:42 am

    As many of you know, I’m a huge baseball fan especially of the Houston Astros. But that wasn’t always true. With the Astros playing the New York Yankees for spot in the World Series, I thought this would make an … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • RevSF Movie Probe: The Survivor, The Manual,...
    by joecrowe on October 17, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    RevSF Movie Probe reviews short films, upcoming films, stuff like that. Our opinions are the right ones. Enjoy at the links. The Survivor This one is a short film, around 10 minutes or so, that crams a whole feature length … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • RevSF 4-Word Reviews: Star Trek Discovery Premiere
    by joecrowe on October 8, 2017 at 12:49 am

    RevolutionSF’s 4-Word Reviews is a delightful way to cram reviews into your brain without having to read, like, a bazillion words or something. No Enterprise-style theme song? — Joe Crowe Should’ve aired both parts.  — Michael Falkner It’s not Abrams. … […]

  • Don’t worry, everything is under control
    by mbey on October 4, 2017 at 3:19 am

    As your friendly neighborhood WordPress webmaster, I would like to remind everyone that I have not forgotten about the Revblogs. Just now I have logged in and updated plugins and shook a broom at the cobwebs left by the internet … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • RevolutionSF at DragonCon: The Podcasts
    by joecrowe on August 27, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Every year, the American Sci-Fi Classics Track at DragonCon puts on panels that provide more fun than humans should legally be allowed, directed by RevSF’s Gary and Joe. Thanks to the podcasters and other space age whiz kids who populate … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • It’s ArmadilloCon time again: Where I’ll be...
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on July 31, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      It hasn’t rained in forever, the mercury is hitting triple digits, and we’re just passed the halfway point of the baseball season. It must be time for ArmadilloCon once again! This year’s con, the 39th such affair, takes place this coming … Continue reading […]

  • Westworld Season 2 Trailer
    by mattc on July 23, 2017 at 4:17 am

    So much going on here. […]

  • Wonder Woman: The RevolutionSF Review
    by joecrowe on June 24, 2017 at 4:28 am

    “It’s wonderful. You should be very proud.” — Diana Except for fifteen or so excellent minutes of last year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman has not been a real, live-action superhero since the 1970s. Her show at … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Star Trek Discovery Trailer Probe: 4-Word Reviews
    by joecrowe on June 7, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Star Trek: Discovery! There is a trailer, and the RevolutionSF collective watched it.  The show will air “this fall” on CBS Access if you pay them money so you can watch it. (Sidebar: It will be on CBS Access whether … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Steam-Driven Time Machine: My Adventures in...
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on May 10, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    As revealed in my previous post, I’m moderating the Steampunk panel at this weekend’s Comicpalooza. Newer folks may wonder why I’m moderating such a panel. (Or not, but I’m going to share this with you anyway). Way back in 2008, I … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • A return to Houston…
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on May 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    It’s been quite sometime since I’ve been to the old hometown, but I’ll be there Mother’s Day Weekend as guest at Houston’s Comicpalooza. That’s right it’ll be Chuck Norris, Anthony Mackie, Felicia Day, Judge Reinhold, Jim Butcher, Lev Grossman, […]

  • A bunch of updates — including themes
    by mbey on January 17, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I just updated several plugins and some themes on the WordPress installation. I don’t expect that to cause troubles, but if you notice anything which is behaving unusually on your blogs, let me know. […]

  • Updates on updates and new security
    by mbey on December 21, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Hey, y’all! I was sitting around, staring at a computer monitor like normal, and I thought, if I’m not on the RevBlogs every day, there should probably be some security. So I popped in to install the WordFence security plugin. … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • New (to me) volume of The Obscure Cities coming...
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on November 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I ran across this preview of The Theory of Grain and Sand at CBR:   The second book of The Obscure Cities series following The Leaning Girl. Gholam Mortiza Khan comes to Brüsel to sell some jewelry, but before the … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Other Worlds Austin 2016 preview Day 4
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on November 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Design by tattoo and graphics artist David Poe After two successful years, the Other Worlds Austin scifi film festival returns this Thursday, December 1st, in new digs (Flix Brewhouse) and with an additional day. The now four day event has grown to … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Other Worlds Austin 2016 preview Day 3
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on November 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    After two successful years, the Other Worlds Austin scifi film festival returns this Thursday, December 1st, in new digs (Flix Brewhouse) and with an additional day. The now four day event has grown to include 18 full length films, a slew of … Continue reading &rarr […]

RevCast The podcast of RevolutionSF.com! Commentary, criticism and comedy about movies, TV and all corners of geeky genres and culture. A sci-fi convention in your pocket.

  • RevCast Special: Osiris Child & Rogue Warrior...
    by RevolutionSF.com on November 7, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    RevolutionSF interviewed the creators of two awesome sci-fi movies that you need to see as soon as possible. Preferably right after you listen to the podcast.  First up: Shane Abbess, the director of the movie with the best subtitle, Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume 1.    […]

  • RevCast Special: TV Guidance Counselor Ken Reid:...
    by RevCast on October 14, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Joe Crowe interviewed comedian and podcaster Ken Reid, host of the TV Guidance Counselor podcast.  On the TV Guidance Counselor podcast, Ken and a guest pick a classic issue of TV Guide and go through what they would have watched, or what they were watching, during the week from that issue. […]

  • RevCast Special LIVE: Epic Failures of Sci-Fi...
    by RevolutionSF.com on September 1, 2017 at 1:14 am

    Live from the Hoover Public Library in Birmingham, Alabama, Joe Crowe hosted a discussion of sci-fi and fantasy shows that came and went too soon.  Spoiler warning: He mentioned Manimal. (Because it's the greatest show, that's why.)  We also talked about how peanuts temporarily saved a TV […]

  • RevCast Special: Harry Potter vs Star Wars 2017
    by RevolutionSF.com on August 26, 2017 at 5:12 am

    RevSF's Joe Crowe hosted a debate between fans of Star Wars and fans of Harry Potter.  Then it turned into a game of Family Feud, with Potter fans on one side and Star Wars fans on the other.Listen live to hear Joe totally lose his breath running up and down the theater stairs to give audience […]

  • RevCast Special: Hoover Library Sci-Fi &...
    by RevolutionSF.com on August 25, 2017 at 2:13 am

    At the Hoover Public Library's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fest 2017 in Hoover, Alabama, we answered the most pressing question of our time.  Which one is better: Star Trek or Star Wars?  Our august panel of learned individuals -- Joe Crowe, local Starfleet captain Mark Adam Miller, and Kingdom […]

  • RevCast Special: LIVE From DragonCon: Challenge...
    by RevolutionSF.com on April 30, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Recorded LIVE from Dragon Con 2016, Challenge of the Super Nerds is a goofy live game show that takes place ever year on American Sci-Fi Classics Track, hosted by RevolutionSF's own Gary Mitchel and Joe Crowe.  Challenge of the Super Nerds is a trivia game, and it's also a […]

  • RevolutionSF RevCast Special: Dominion of Giants...
    by RevolutionSF.com on April 18, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Coloring books, we can all agree, were the most fun you could have when you were not bodyslamming your little brother on the driveway. Today, coloring books that aren't exclusively for the young folks are a big thing -- and we've got artist Eric Messinger to talk about his latest -- Dominion of […]

  • RevCast Special: LIVE Escape From the Planet of...
    by RevolutionSF.com on March 24, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Live from DragonCon 2016: On the American Sci-Fi Classic track, RevSF's Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel put on a weekend of ape-tastic fun, even when they are not talking about Planet of the Apes.  But in this case, they are! Take a deep dive into the third Planet of the Apes movie from 1971 (and […]

  • RevolutionSF RevCast Special: Neverending Story...
    by RevolutionSF.com on March 8, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    In this special edition of the RevCast, Joe Crowe interviews Tami Stronach, the Childlike Empress from the 1984 classic fantasy flick, The Neverending Story.  I know! Falcor! Atreyu! That movie is the best.  Joe called her the "Childlike Princess" in the intro. Smooth move, Ex-Lax. […]

  • RevNews - Drowned in Moonlight - Remembering...
    by RevolutionSF.com on January 11, 2017 at 2:10 am

    2016 was a rough year for all of us, even here are the RevCast/RevNews. Deanna, Tegan and Gary have been away for a while, but now they're back! Although we wish it was under better circumstances. First up, our crew covers why they've been away, and then our hosts for this RevNews are […]

  • RevCast Special: SCI FIGHTERS: Harry Potter vs....
    by RevolutionSF.com on November 19, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    We assembled two Star Wars fans and two Harry Potter fans at the Hoover Library in Birmingham, Alabama's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fest in front of a live audience for a panel called "Harry Potter vs Star Wars."  Some panels such as this would host an intelligent discussion about the […]

  • RevCast Special: Sci Fighters LIVE: Star Trek vs...
    by RevolutionSF.com on September 29, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Live in front of a fabulous studio audience at Magic City Con 2016 -- RevSF's Joe Crowe along with the Cosmic Potato podcast presented the most important discussion anyone can have.  Who would win between Star Trek and Star Wars characters?  We held a tournament where they fought it out, […]

  • RevNews - Star Trek Beyond - Treking the Verb!
    by RevolutionSF.com on July 23, 2016 at 2:56 am

    The adventures in the new Star Trek universe continue! But this time, without JJ at the helm, and with a script by fan favorite Simon Pegg! Will a story by one of our favorite geeks get classic Trek fans back on board? Or will the action focus of new director Justin Lin just make them furious? […]

  • RevCast Special: Horror / Sci-Fi Movie Actor...
    by RevolutionSF.com on July 22, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    RevSF's Joe Crowe talks to horror and sci-fi actor and filmmaker Serge Levin about his work in the horror and sci-fi genres, as well as must-see movies Welcome to Willits and Abysm.  He talks about doing martial arts with Dolph Lundgren on Welcome to Willits, being in awe of Michael […]

  • RevNews: Daredevil on Netflix, Season 1 - Happy...
    by RevolutionSF.com on July 15, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Greetings, RevFans. We present to you another one of our RevNews podcasts that was thought to be lost in the midst of Gary's cross-country move! We found it in the box with the good silverware. Season two may be streaming (and awesome), but please join us for a look back! It's time to listen to the […]

  • REVNEWS: Rebirthing Pains - DC Universe Rebooting...
    by RevolutionSF.com on July 7, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    In 1985, DC Comics published the epic series CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, and ever since the repercussions have reverberated down over the years, inside and out of their published universe. Characters and worlds lived and died! A cycle of yearly mega-crossover events have became the norm. And what […]

  • RevCast Special: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure 30th...
    by RevolutionSF.com on June 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Every year, RevCast cohost Gary Mitchel and RevolutionSF co-founder Joe Crowe set up shop at the con's American Sci-Fi Classics Track, where they present panels on movies, TV, and other geeky things from more than 10 years ago, alongside fine folks you've heard on the RevCast and our network, […]

  • RevNews – Captain America: Civil War –...
    by RevolutionSF.com on May 22, 2016 at 1:53 am

    The RevNews coverage of all things Captain America: Civil War concludes! We came, we saw, we laughed and we cried! Oh, did our group of podcasters cry as the movie hit them hard, as the internet says, right in the feels. RevNews hosts Gary Mitchel & Tegan Hendrickson have […]

  • RevNews – Civil War: The Comic – Infinite...
    by RevolutionSF.com on May 6, 2016 at 2:05 am

    The RevNews coverage of all things Captain America: Civil War continues! In this new episode, host Gary Mitchel calls in the world's foremost Flash fan and comics expert Shaun Rosado to discuss the epic comics event, and all its related series, which has inspired the movie! Tune in as […]

  • RevNews - Batman vs Superman – Just Kiss...
    by RevolutionSF.com on May 2, 2016 at 2:01 am

    The DC Cinematic Universe begins here! And it begins with the epic clash between their biggest heroes! Can Goyer and Snyder meet the challenge of making a movie that can not only face off against MARVEL, but fandom's mixed reactions to Man of Steel? RevNews hosts Gary Mitchel & Tegan […]

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