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Brad Middleton
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Writer, Broadcast Media Professional
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I've covered past examples of Canada Post's celebration of all things creepy and Canadian, and this post takes an even further look back to a collection released on October 1, 1991, called "Folktales" / "Contes populaires".
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A look back at The Ontario Science Fiction Club (OSFiC), which was active from 1967-84 and one of the longest-serving such clubs in Canada--prompted by a recent purchase of a stack of their publications.
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Highlights of Fan Expo 2017 weekend in Toronto!
Fan Expo Toronto 2017
Fan Expo Toronto 2017
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A new blog post about the story Lost House by Frances Shelley Wees, which was described as "an eerie mystery of the Canadian North" on the cover of Argosy (V.284 N.2, Aug. 27, 1938). Unfortunately, the story has no supernatural happenings, although there are a number of Gothic elements, after a fashion.
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Published in 1966, Russ Jones's Dracula was co-written by Otto Binder and Craig Tennis, with illustrations by Alden (Al) McWilliams. This paperback may be considered the first graphic novel, as well as the first Dracula adaptation outside of comic books.
Russ Jones's Dracula
Russ Jones's Dracula
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My review of PIPPIN'S JOURNAL by Canadian author June Skinner. This edition includes a number of illustrations by Edward Gorey, and his art is perfectly suited to Skinner's story, which is a macabre, Gothic tale that is darkly humorous at times.
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Fancy a visit to England this summer? Then why not head to the picturesque town of Brighton, which is hosting EuroMedia2017, The European Conference on Media, Communication and Film 2017, from July 11-12, 2017.
CFP: EuroMedia2017
CFP: EuroMedia2017
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My review of HOGTOWN HORROR, a collection of 17 ghoulish tales based in the city of Toronto, Canada.
Hogtown Horror, Vol. 1
Hogtown Horror, Vol. 1
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Just taking a breather from writing the new book, so I thought I'd post about that time when Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford hung out at Bakka books in Toronto, for an up-close-and-personal autograph session in June, 1977 promoting their new independent feature, "Star Wars."
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As part of researching Canadian fanzines for my upcoming book "The Great Fright North," I've been delving into "Supramundane Stories," which was Canada's first SF fanzine created by this country's first true genre fan, Nils Helmer Frome. The 2nd issue (Spring 1938) includes "Alienation," a 12-stanza poem by Clark Ashton Smith that, to the best of my knowledge, has never been reproduced elsewhere.
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