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Joseph Laycock: Religious Dimensions of the Otherkin Community

Joseph Laycock has written a new article that explores the Otherkin. “We Are Spirits of Another Sort: Ontological Rebellion and Religious Dimensions of the Otherkin Community” By Joseph P. Laycock, PhD Nova Religio – The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions February 2012, Vol. 15, No. 3, Pages 65-90 Purchase Article: http://www.jstor.org/pss/10.1525/nr.2012.15.3.65 Abstract: Otherkin are […]

Arlen Schumer’s ComiColumn: One for the Aliens

ONE FOR THE ALIENS: If aliens came to earth and could only take one book about comic book art back to their planet, I would give them this tome, that arrived today like a gift from the Art Gods! It is beyond breathtaking, if there is such a thing, and though “only” in black and […]

The Walking Dead: “18 Miles Out” Raises Suicide Awareness

Sunday night’s episode of The Walking Dead titled “18 Miles Out” saw conflict among group members come to a head, with a brawl between Rick and Shane as the best illustration of the tensions that run throughout the group. But it would be a mistake to focus on such issues of drama and positive soap […]

Most Influential Science Fiction Movies

Infographic designed and provided courtesy of http://www.turtlemat.co.uk/. Original source at Grasping for the Wind.

Call for Papers: Science Fiction Across Media: Alternative Histories, Alien Futures

Science Fiction Across Media: Alternative Histories, Alien Futures Umeå University, Sweden April 23-24, 2012 Science fiction is becoming a mainstream and increasingly popular genre in fiction and film, as demonstrated by recent novels by Kazuo Ishiguro, Michel Houellebecq, Junot Diaz and William Gibson as well as the global success of James Cameron’s Avatar. Yet science […]

Nova Religio Call for Papers: Paranormal, Religion, and Culture

Joseph Laycock has recently been given the privilege of guest editing a special issue of Nova Religio on the paranormal. In the last few years, several good books have appeared that consider so-called “paranormal” beliefs, discourses, and experiences as an object of inquiry for religion scholars. Like the category “religion,” the category “paranormal” is poorly […]

Scott Derrickson Seminar on “Transcendent Darkness”

Scott Derrickson is a film director and writer with a love for horror films. This has been demonstrated in his work on Hellraiser: Inferno (2000), Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), as well as his work in science fiction with The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008). Scott is leading […]

TheoFantastique Nominated for a Rondo Award

I received notification this morning that the ballot for the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards is now available online. The Rondo is going on ten years, and it was created for “recognizing the best in monster research, creativity and film preservation.” As I scrolled down the list through the various categories, I was very surprised […]

Help Our Kickstarter Project: THE UNDEAD AND THEOLOGY

We need your help to raise a small amount of funds to publish THE UNDEAD AND THEOLOGY through a Kickstarter Campaign. The project description: We need funding for the typesetting costs for the forthcoming book THE UNDEAD AND THEOLOGY (Wipf & Stock). The academy and pop culture alike recognize the great symbolic and teaching value […]

Super Bowl XLVI Commercials of the Fantastic

The intersection of the fantastic and popular culture was evident at the Super Bowl with the following commercials:

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