November 27, 2013

North Texas Comic Book Show Saturday November 30, 2013

A little late post this, but I've been out of the loop the last few weeks. The North Texas Comic Book Show is this Saturday November 30, 2013, at the Doubletree Hotel Dallas Market Center from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM. There will be a cosplay contest and there will be no admission. That's right. IT'S FREE! So, come work off some of that turkey by walking the tables and doing a little Christmas shopping or just a little browsing for yourself. I'll have a table selling new and used books. We'll see you there.

November 12, 2013

MOONRAKER at Alamo Drafthouse with Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel as Jaws in Moonraker

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Alamo Drafthouse-Richardson will present MOONRAKER with Roger Moore as James Bond. Remember Jaws? Yep, to make this an extra special event, Richard Kiel, the man behind the teeth, will be in attendance. A villain who appeared in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and MOONRAKER, Kiel will have a Q&A and sign autographs. Be sure and bring some good questions and a camera. And I might just bring my steel cable to see if he can chomp through it.

Alamo Drafthouse-Richardson MOONRAKER with RIchard Kiel

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November 8, 2013

Netflix and Marvel Team-up Makes You Wanna Scream EXCELSIOR!

Daredevil Marvel Comics WikiI have to admit that my faith in Netflix was kind of waning. I don’t watch House of Cards, Hemlock Grove (though I think I might like it), or Orange is the New Black. The line-up of new shows to streaming is kind of stale, but for $8 a month, I haven’t dropped it. I have considered it, because I can get the same movies through my Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus accounts. But now with news that Marvel and Netflix are getting together to makes some original content, I believe I’ll be hanging on to it. I’ve never been a big comic book reader of the characters Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage and I don’t know who Jessica Jones is, but if they’re part of the Marvel Universe, then I’ll watch it. How do you feel about this announcement? Do you have Netflix yet? Will this make you get it?

Netflix and Marvel to air five new TV shows in 2015 – The Telegraph

November 5, 2013

Lewisville Science Fiction Group Discuss Stephen King’s 11-22-63

The Lewisville Science Fiction Group will discuss Stephen King’s novel, 11-22-63, Friday evening, November 8, at 7:30 PM inside the IHOP located on the northwest corner of Round Grove Road and I-35. The group meets once a month to discuss books that are chosen every six months.

Stephen King 11-22-63In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer—takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away—a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning's father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life—like Harry's, like America's in 1963—turning on a dime. Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

So begins Jake's new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there's Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so

IHOP in Lewisville – 2345 Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, Tx  75067