| Mar 2, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere,” will be the 20th book for the Chicago Public Library’s ongoing One Book, One Chicago program, Mayor Richard M. Daley announced this morning at the Harold Washington Library.
| Mar 13, 2012
Allie Mac Kay was live from "Whimsic Alley" in Miracle Mile where you are never too old to become a wizard.
Stan Goldin, the owner and creator of Whimsic Alley, has seen it time and time again when parents would bring their kids into his Los Angeles...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 7:25 PM
The nerd-epic (and I use that term with the deepest feeling of endearment) "Game of Thrones" is returning next month, and no one is more excited than our friends at Entertainment Weekly (and me!). The magazine has dedicated not one, but four covers to the...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 9:57 AM
Pardon the interruption from the recession. Today Neiman Marcus unveiled its 85th annual Christmas book and, if you're like me, you flip straight to the fantasy gifts section to see what kind of dreamy Christmas concoctions they came up with this year....
| Sep 23, 2011
| 9:04 AM
He was always a skateboarder and action-movie fan, not to mention a punk-rock enthusiast, but from the time he turned 12, nothing excited Steve Anderson more than the approach and arrival of his favorite day, Wednesday.
That was the day the newest issues...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Gen Con LLC has agreed with the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association (ICVA) to continue operating Gen Con, the nation’s largest annual consumer fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure gaming convention with the city of Indianapolis through the...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 1:08 PM
"Ashfall" by Mike Mullin
Tanglewood Press, 476 pages, $16.95
Ages 12 and up
Apocalyptic books are always an entertaining diversion because they force you to imagine a dystopian future where society has gone horribly awry. Life, in most of these books, is...
| May 22, 2011
Book One: The Dark City
Dial: 372 pp., $16.99 ages 12 and up
It's been 10 years since the final book in Catherine Fisher's "Relic Master" series was released in Britain. That was before Fisher wrote "Incarceron," a...
| May 26, 2011
| 7:23 AM
Jonette Butler wants something understood: Balticon is not a comic book convention.
"It's nothing like a comic book convention," said the chairwoman of this weekend's Balticon 45, which started Thursday and will run nearly continuously through 4 p.m....
| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:21 AM
The networks implemented a ratings system in 1997 that is similar to movie ratings to help parents monitor shows their children watch.
|| || All ChildrenThis program is designed...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 9:04 AM
"Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning"
Developer: Big Huge Games/38 Studios
Platform: Xbox 360/PS3/PC
“Kingoms of Amalur: Reckoning” is not “Skyrim,” and that is completely OK. It seems unfair to review such an ambitious game...