Read An Exclusive Chapter Of Catherynne M. Valente's New Fairyland Book!

Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland series has captured the imaginations of kids and perspicacious adults alike — and now, the fourth volume in the series, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, is coming out in March. But no need to wait — we've got an exclusive excerpt, in which a troll becomes a boy. » 1/26/15 10:43am 1/26/15 10:43am

The 10 Most Notorious Paranormal Hoaxes in History

Some might argue that everything that passes for "paranormal" is a hoax. (There's no fun in that, but insist if you must.) But even the biggest unexplained-phenomenon junkies have to admit when a fraud's a fraud ... as the 10 cases below will attest. » 12/26/14 9:25am 12/26/14 9:25am

Meet the Artist Who Invents the Machines of Steampunkish Fairies

Samantha Bryan first started making fairies because of a project assigned to her at school. Eventually. she became curious about the the everyday life of her fairies, incorporating research into Victorian inventions into that idea. The result are these decidedly less sparkling and ephemeral fairies. » 10/16/14 11:30pm 10/16/14 11:30pm

The Most Majestic Fairy Sculptures We've Seen Are Made Out Of Insects

Okay, the next filmmaker to develop a movie about fairies really needs to bring sculptor Cedric Laquieze on as a concept designer. He carefully arranges parts of various insects parts—as well as plants, feathers, and bones—into remarkable creatures that are beautifully strange. » 8/26/14 11:42am 8/26/14 11:42am

The Full Sized Wire Fairy Queen of Trentham Gardens

At Trentham Gardens in the UK, you can walk the Fairy Trail and see the many wire fairies created by artist Robin Wright. And the centerpiece is Wishes, a life-sized queen installed earlier this year to commemorate the garden's 10th anniversary. » 7/17/14 3:00am 7/17/14 3:00am

Angelina Jolie Was Almost A Sith In Maleficent

Personally, I thought Rick Baker killed it on the Maleficent makeup. The exaggerated cheek bones and twisty horns were choice. But check out the other ideas for Angelina Jolie's villain origin story — she could have looked like a Sith! Badass. » 6/11/14 9:00am 6/11/14 9:00am

The Greater North American Fairy Hunter enjoys a winged meal

Some fairies believe that dusting their bodies with powdered foxglove will make them unpalatable to the Fairy Hunter. While this is, tragically, an old wives' tale, the substance will give their predator a nasty case of indigestion. Mythobiologists call it "Tinkerbell's Revenge." » 2/11/14 9:00pm 2/11/14 9:00pm

We demand Stripper Shoes for Tinkerbell on Once Upon A Time

Earlier today we revealed the first look at Once Upon A Time's live action take on Tinkerbell. And to our horror, she's being presented SANS MANDATORY LUCITE FAIRY STRIPPER HEELS. Therefore by the laws of Once Upon A Time, she's obviously not a real fairy. » 9/03/13 11:40am 9/03/13 11:40am

The Biggest Reasons Why Fairies Are Evil

Disney and other Hollywood sanitizers have convinced everybody that fairies are benevolent wish-granters, or maybe environmental champions. But in actual folklore? Fairies are terrifying. They're more into baby-stealing and murder than pixie dust. Here are 10 terrifying things fairies could do to you. » 5/29/13 12:06pm 5/29/13 12:06pm

The Most Brilliant Fairy Tale Novel We've Read in Years

What if a girl really vanished for 20 years — and then reappeared, looking no older than she did when she left? What if she said she'd been taken to a fantastical land, akin to fairyland, where time passed much more slowly? How would people react in real life? » 7/30/12 5:29pm 7/30/12 5:29pm

Beyoncé is a fairy queen in the first trailer for Epic

The first trailer for the woodland-warring-nymphs movie Epic is out. It looks like a North American Fern Gully. And the fairies ride hummingbirds, which is pretty adorable. The animated movie stars Peeta, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Johnny Knoxville, Steven Tyler, Beyonce (as a fairy queen), and Aziz Ansari as a… » 6/26/12 9:15am 6/26/12 9:15am

Do you dare to open the secret door in the virtual Fairyland?

Over at, there's a fantastic story by There and Back Again author Pat Murphy, called "About Fairies." A woman is working on developing a virtual fairyland for a toy company that sells fairy dolls, but she and the other members of the team start developing their own secret fairylands. It turns into a beautiful… » 5/16/12 10:43am 5/16/12 10:43am

Get swept away by fantasy princess concept art

Everybody knows that princesses are awesome — they can march off to save the kingdom, or throw a totally sensational party. And magical princesses are the best, because they have special powers, and they often hang out with huge animals and other uncanny creatures. » 11/18/11 11:26am 11/18/11 11:26am

A stunning mutant short film so lovely, it could be Splice 2

Stop whatever it is you're doing right now and plug into this amazing new short film The Gate. The CG creatures are horrifying, mesmerizing, and should really be the high water mark for all computer-animated beasties. Plus, fairy genocide! » 11/13/11 6:25pm 11/13/11 6:25pm

Ten Freaky Types of Scary Fairies

Fairies are not always adorable, apple-cheeked, butterfly-winged pixies alighting on people's outstretched fingers. They're not even mischievous little game-players like Puck. Some of them are outright freaky. Check out the scariest fairies no one wants to meet below. » 8/12/11 10:00am 8/12/11 10:00am

First 8 minutes of True Blood rips the face off of these fairy creatures

True Blood is almost here. And just wait until you see what this season has in store for you. Watch as evil orc-faced creatures hurl magic grenades at Sookie! Check out the first eight minutes of the season premiere. » 6/13/11 6:30am 6/13/11 6:30am

Music, Genetics and Fantasy: An Alice Meichi Li Gallery

Welcome to the world of Alice Meichi Li, where fantasy meets the future. Everything you thought you knew about musicians and fairies is all wrong... or is it? How about a different view? We've got an incredible gallery of Li's work that will give you new perspective on the world of fairies. » 3/04/11 2:51pm 3/04/11 2:51pm

First footage from Syfy's 4-hour Peter Pan prequel miniseries Neverland

From the mind of the miniseries master Nick Willing (who directed Syfy's Tin Man and Alice) comes a Peter Pan prequel, starring Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel and Bob Hoskins (who's reprising his role as Smee)! Watch the first footage! » 1/06/11 2:30pm 1/06/11 2:30pm

Clap your hands if you believe: The Best of Faerie Erotica! [NSFW]

Is there anything sexier than faeries? The little wings, the delicate features, the sexy magic... it should surprise nobody that the fae have been starring in their own porn for ages. Here's the sexiest, most enchanting fairy porn. It's NSFW! » 12/24/10 11:00am 12/24/10 11:00am

"If you get bored with nothing to do, you are not a writer": Guillermo…

"I'm going to sit, because I'm fat. I hope you're drinking stuff," Guillermo del Toro said as he took the stage at Portland's Baghdad Theater & Pub. Ostensibly he was there to read from his new book... but he digressed. » 10/05/10 11:14am 10/05/10 11:14am