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Brad Middleton
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Writer, Broadcast Media Professional
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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.

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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.

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My review of HOGTOWN HORROR, a collection of 17 ghoulish tales based in the city of Toronto, Canada.

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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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In 2004, the first Slayage Conference on Buffy the Vampire Slayer was held in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2016, the conference celebrates the 12th anniversary of its first gathering by convening at Kingston upon Thames, England, UK, 7-10 July 2016. CFP deadline is January 4!

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At Horror-Rama 2015, I picked up a dozen Spanish-language lobby cards from David Cronenberg's "Rabid" (1977). As they were somewhat water-damaged, I restored them digitally in order to present them in their former glory...

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Canada Post delivers its second set of spooky stamps as part of their ongoing "Haunted Canada" collection, which features five more ghostly tales from across the country.

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My current phase of research for "The Great Fright North" involves tales of the Windigo--a cannibalistic creature, of Algonquian legend, that takes on many forms including that of a demon, devil, or a supernatural spirit that possesses human beings (it has since become a popular monster menace in films and on television). Many early writings are collected in John Robert Colombo's excellent "Windigo: An Anthology of Fact and Fantastic Fiction" (1982), which covers three centuries of works from the 1630s-1970s.
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