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A Podcast From The Perspective of an Imaginary Friend

I was surfing through Itunes the other day when I came across a surprise gem. Stray Ami is a podcast similar to the rather ubiquitous Welcome to Nightvale, in that every episode tells a continuous narrative, rather than your usual podcast format of hosted interviews or full-cast dramas. In many ways, however, it’s… » 7/26/15 8:30pm 7/26/15 8:30pm

What the Hell is the Warcraft Movie About? Our Complete Guide!

Warcraft made a splash at Comic-Con this year—both on the floor and in Hall H, and fans have been waiting ages for news. But if you’re not familiar with the series, you may be confused as to what all the fuss is for. Don’t know your Gul’dans from your Durotans? Here’s our complete guide to the Warcraft film.
» 7/14/15 8:37am 7/14/15 8:37am

First Clip From Syfy's Magicians Series Has Some Real Goddamn Magic

This clip from Syfy’s TV series of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians just showed at San Diego Comic Con—and it looks pretty darn near perfect. Quentin has just the right amount of repressed dickishness, and the snooty magical school Brakebills has the smugness and aggression. And the magic? Lovely. » 7/12/15 3:51pm 7/12/15 3:51pm

The 9 Most Ridiculous Badasses of the Warhammer Fantasy Game

Tabletop game maker Games Workshop has announced that the world of its long-running Warhammer Fantasy Battles game is coming to an end, to be replaced by a new setting. With its departure, we have to say goodbye to some over-the-top heroes and villains that made Warhammer so great—and here’s nine of the best. » 7/08/15 10:00am 7/08/15 10:00am

All The Ways Game of Thrones’s [REDACTED] Might Not Be Dead

Learning that a major character died in a Game of Thrones season finale shouldn’t surprise you. But exactly who died in last Sunday’s episode very well might. Is this character really as dead as them seem, though? Here are all the reasons viewers and book readers alike have devised that [REDACTED] may yet be around.
» 6/16/15 1:10pm 6/16/15 1:10pm

One Thing the Game of Thrones TV Show Does So Much Better Than the Books

As an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, the Game of Thrones TV series will always be compared to its source material. Given how beloved the books are, the show can usually only match them, more often falling short. But there’s one way that the show is kicking the books’… » 6/02/15 12:05pm 6/02/15 12:05pm

Inside The Fantasy Art Of Superstar Artist Tony DiTerlizzi 

If you’re a fan of fantasy games, chances are you’ve seen Tony DiTerlizzi’s work. He’s painted Magic cards, helped define the visual feel of the D&D Planescape setting, and co-created The Spiderwick Chronicles. Tony gave us a guided tour of his artistic process and a preview of his upcoming art book, Realms! » 5/28/15 8:00am 5/28/15 8:00am

All Futures Are Political: a Q&A With Spec-Fic Author Alaya Dawn Johnson

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For a super-genre known for its imagination of radically different worlds and futurescapes, speculative fiction has always been considerably conservative. Spec-fic—an umbrella term encompassing science-fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and some in-between works—has often contrasted fantastic worlds of… » 5/12/15 10:38am 5/12/15 10:38am

Alan Moore's Intro To His New Favorite Fantasy Novel Is A Glorious Rant

Alan Moore really, really loves the fantasy novel The Vorrh by B. Catling, which he calls the new century’s first landmark work of fantasy. He’s so spellbound by Catling’s strange vision, he’s written a long, beautifully ranty intro. Read Moore’s intro exclusively at io9 — and listen to him reading it aloud! » 4/27/15 11:00am 4/27/15 11:00am

New Little Prince Trailer Has Us Even More Excited To See The Movie

Back in December, we were surprised to see The Little Prince would be told as a story-within-a-story with contrasting animation styles. Now, the film’s second trailer has dropped, giving us an even greater idea of what to expect. We’re excited; it looks gorgeous, plus who can resist the golden throat of Jeff Bridges? » 4/26/15 2:30pm 4/26/15 2:30pm