Wanderings

Surrogates opens in theaters this week. Don’t forget to check Google for midnight openings. You know, I haven’t been watching that much TV lately, but when I do, I sure don’t see any trailers for this movie. Is it just my TV or is it like that everywhere? I’m thinking about picking up the graphics before I see it, just to be able to compare the two. Anyone out there read the graphic yet, and if you have, what do you think.

Surrogates the Movie

‘Wizard of Oz’ in HD and on the Big Screen

70 years ago, a movie hit the silver screen that showed off new techniques in film-making and told a story that excited the imagination. No, ‘Star Wars’ hasn’t been around that long, but the ‘Wizard of Oz’ has and it stills delivers.

The colorful characters and unforgettable songs of The Wizard of Oz come alive as never before as the cinematic treasure is brought into the digital age with this entirely re-mastered Hi-Def presentation.  Celebrating its 70th Anniversary, The Wizard of Oz originally opened at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in 1939.  It received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and captured two Oscars® -- Best Song (“Over the Rainbow”) and Best Original Score -- plus a special award for Outstanding Juvenile Performance by Judy Garland. Its magical story and heartfelt performances have enabled it to grow from a perennial classic to its current status as a treasured icon of popular culture.

Show starts at 7pm  here, but check out the site to be sure about your theater.

'Wizard of Oz' in High-Definition

Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons Game Day

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If you’ve never played D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) or any RPG for that matter, then there are enough events going on in the area to get you in on the fun. Sit in on a game or just watch and see what the fun is all about. Check out your local hobby, game, or comic book shop to see what’s on the schedule.

A Few Items from AstroPixie

I follow a young lady named AstroPixie and she always finds some really cool stuff. She’s an astronomer in the UK though she’s from the states. Went to school here in Texas if I’m not mistaken. She found this

and then she offered up this little video. Enjoy.

FenCon VI September 18-20 2009

FenCon was a concept that came about in 1999 when fans Tim Miller and Ed Dravecky decided that DFW needed a fan science fiction gathering. The first meet-up was a room party at ConDFW in 2003 and has grown ever since. This years line-up looks great with the guest of honor being Lois McMaster Bujold. Check out her website for the latest news. If you can make it out, take pictures for me. I’ve got to work but I would love to see what happened. Have fun everybody.

Borders of Lewisville Book Club Meeting

There will be a meeting on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 pm at the Lewisville Borders Books. Jennie Stewart will be leading the discussion of George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Game of Thrones’. Feel free to bring your questions and viewpoints that evening and enjoy the company of others who have enjoyed the book. If you have any questions, you can email Jennie at jstewart@bordersstores.com. See you there.

Welcome to A Galaxy Called Dallas!

Located just north of downtown Garland, A Galaxy Called Dallas is your new Favorite Local Comic Shop! We carry everything a growing fanboy or fangirl needs and if we don't have it in stock, we can get it quickly. We offer a subscription service for the comics fan, an Honor Roll program for students in grades K-6, and even discount programs for teachers. Events are scheduled throughout the week and range from game nights to special interest clubs. Come see us on the southwest corner of North Garland Avenue and Belt Line Road in the North Star Crossing shopping center near Nickelrama and Sali's Pizza.