Joe Abercrombie Shares The Secret Of Fixing Your Cruddy First Draft

It's one of the most common pieces of writing advice: Write the first draft of your novel in a hurry, just to get it down, then fix it later. It's the idea behind NaNoWriMo, too. But how do you fix that first draft? Joe Abercrombie, author of Half a King and its sequel Half the World, has some excellent advice. » 12/15/14 3:20pm 12/15/14 3:20pm

A Cursed Doll Is Forced To Be A Sickly Webcomic Witch's Only Friend

The Dreamer, star of the webcomic The Forgotten Order, is a bone doll, a human cursed to serve the race of wizards known as the Fauni. When she finds herself owned by a sweet but incompetent Fauni witch girl, the girl thinks she's finally found a friend. But the Dreamer longs for her freedom—and revenge on the wizard… » 12/03/14 9:00am 12/03/14 9:00am

7 Worldbuilding Tropes Science Fiction and Fantasy needs to Stop using

Last week our own Charlie Jane Anders gave us some excellent advice on the difference between good Worldbuilding and great Worldbuilding - but sometimes creators of some of our favourite worlds run afoul of a few tiresome Worldbuilding tropes. Here's seven clichés that need to stop cropping up in Sci-Fi and Fantasy. » 11/24/14 12:56am 11/24/14 12:56am

The Undead Heroine Of This Webcomic Western Must Cause The Apocalypse

Two of our favorite webcomic creators, Anthony Clark of Nedroid and KC Green of Gunshow, have teamed up to bring us a hilariously absurd, apocalyptic fantasy western. It all starts when a gunslinger is raised from the dead and told she has to bring about the end of the world, and only gets stranger from there. » 11/19/14 8:00am 11/19/14 8:00am

Epic Fantasy Movie Seventh Son Has A New Trailer, Still Exists

Jeff Bridges' wild fantasy movie Seventh Son has been delayed several times since production wrapped on it way back in 2012. But as we approach its latest — and final? — release date of February 6th, 2015, it makes sense to remind folks it still exists with a new, action-packed international trailer. » 11/17/14 1:40pm 11/17/14 1:40pm

Supernatural's Snarky Love Letter To Fans Becomes A Defense Of The Show

Last night, Supernatural aired its 200th (!) episode, and instead of going big, the show went meta. We visited a girls' school where a group of (mostly) fans are putting on a Supernatural musical, featuring robots and aliens. But all of the "Destiel" jokes morph into a defense of Supernatural as great storytelling. » 11/12/14 8:33am 11/12/14 8:33am

So. Much. Armor: A Collection Of Glorious BlizzCon Cosplay!

BlizzCon was this past weekend in Anaheim, and fans of Blizzard's games and other game franchises descended on SoCal to celebrate their greatest heroes and inspirations. Which involved a LOT of incredible armor and painstaking recreations of weapons. Check out some of our favorites from BlizzCon below. » 11/10/14 3:12pm 11/10/14 3:12pm

The Battle Begins In The First Two Warcraft Movie Posters

This weekend at Blizzcon, we finally learned about the cast of Duncan Jones' upcoming epic fantasy based on the hit MMORPG. But now the first two posters for the film have also arrived — they may be teasers, but they definitely herald a great deal of conflict to come between the Alliance and the Horde. » 11/10/14 10:48am 11/10/14 10:48am