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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 17:20

The Hobbit’s wizard Radagast the Brown and the last of the classic Doctors, Sylvester McCoy is the first guest confirmed for the Sci-Fi Weekender which will take place at Hafan Y Mor, Pwllheli, North Wales 19th – 22nd March 2015.

Sylvester McCoy, the Seventh incarnation of the Doctor will appear at the Europe's biggest residential Sci Fi festival along with an array of exciting guests soon to be announced. Both Royalty & VIP tickets are already sold out and with only 100 rooms left, now is the time to is book your tickets for this 6th cycle.

Event organiser Jonni Davis, CEO of Chic festivals, said “the weekender is “pure escapism” for fans “People often ask us if we’re putting a convention here and we’re not, it’s more of an experience and what we do is bring together around 3,500 people of a similar mindset to engage with all the different aspects of Sci-Fi and fantasy and live in those worlds for a few days.”

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:50

Helen and I finally got an afternoon / evening together and figured, what the Hell, it's time to hit that precarious reboot slot called Robocop.

Now, for the record, I did like the original - I've always like Paul Verhoven's style, his portrayal of the media, his overzealous gore and, ultimately, the viciousness of his characters.  The Robocop of old, starring Peter Weller, had all of that in abundance and, in my opinion, conveyed the points better than the likes of Starship Troopers.  There's still no replacement for the scene in the original whereby a smouldering, half dead villain, grotesquely mauled by the chemicals that have recently consumed him, staggers out in to the alley ways around the abandoned factory and is turned in to salsa as a car simply goes through him like a hammer hits a (red) water balloon.

But they had to do something different this time.  Ultimately, as good as the original was, the climate is different, the audiences have...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 10:33

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The Empire Falling Chronicles

 

Prologue I: What Has Gone Before

 

            Within the Academy at Matta over six thousand students could learn the arts and disciplines from masters from all over the Empire.  Every cycle, more and more students would enrol with the hope that they would some day take their places within the academic elite and play their part in making the realm a more prosperous and...

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 17:14

This week's episode seemed again to be more filler than killer. Although there certainly was a fair amount of killing towards the end.

We begin with the coronation of King Tommen the 'how long will this one last' and at this point I'm finding the phrase 'Long may he reign' to be more of an earnest plea to the gods from the Lanister's point of view rather than a celebration of their king. Margaery is still sniffing around and has a bit of a chat with Cersei about the forthcoming nuptuals and how much of a little prick Joffrey actually was. Athough I do think Margaery is pushing it a bit with her jibes about mother and sister. I fear she may well end up with a sword through the neck before long if this continues.

Daenerys finally hears about Joffrey's demise through the jungle vine and briefly considers actually getting on with what she should be doing in terms of attacking Kings Landing before forgetting all about it and turns back to re-overthrowing the cities that...

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 11:54

We're back with a second episode folks! This week we're having a lovely chat with the very lovely author Mr Paul Grzegorzek. We talk about Cyberpunk, writing crime and science fiction and creating sandwich materialisers all while attempting not to choke to death on tea.

You can buy Pauls books on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paul-Grzegorzek/e/B006OZUU6O and follow him on twitter https://twitter.com/PaulGlaznost 

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 21:13

Any episode of Game of Thrones that starts out with a quiet conversation between two characters is obviously trying to lull us into a false sense of security. So, I'm immediately on my guard as a subdued scene between Grey Worm and Missandei takes place. It segues quickly into the overthrowing of yet another city at the hands of Daenerys and her army. Despite urging for mercy from Barristan, Daenerys proceeds to decorate her new pathways with the recently deposed Masters as justice for all the child road markings a couple of episodes ago.

Back in King's Landing Jaime and Bron are continuing with sword lessons. Jaime seems to be doing well right up until Bron literally pulls of his arm and starts beating him to death with the wet end. Well... Something like that anyway. There's a brief back and forth as Bronn fills him in on how he fought for Tyrion in the Eyrie when Tyrion discovered that he couldn't have Jaime as a champion. Bronn then asks if he'll fight for him now.

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 13:16

Welcome to our new podcast, The WonkyCast.

We'll be back with a new show every week with guest authors, actors, musicians, comedians and much more.

To kick us off we have Sci Fi/Horror author Theresa Derwin, Jan Edwards, Adrian Middleton, Steve Jones and Vicky Stock talking to us at the launch event for Her Dark Voice, a collection of Sci Fi, Fantasy and Horror short stories the proceeds of which are going to a breast cancer research charity.

You can find out more about the book and buy copies through Amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Her-Dark-Voice-Jacey-Bedford/dp/1909573094 or contact Theresa through her website: http://theresa-derwin.co.uk/

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Friday, April 25, 2014 - 09:45

Jinkies! Old Man Withers is actually Steampunk and gamebook author Jonathan Green. Luckily his evil plan was to join us in the studio to talk about his recent works and exploits as well as chatting about some of our favourite TV shows from the 80's.

This week's musical outro is A Complex Slate from the awesome Schemata Theory. Check them out at the end of the show and on their website: http://www.schematatheory.com/

Details of the Her Dark Voice book launch can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/602179823205621/
More details on Lawgiver are over at http://rule32promotions.co.uk/

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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 19:02

This week's episode dispenses with a Previously... in favour of picking up where the last episode left us: staring at the bloodied corpse of the winner of this year's "Much More Likeable Now He's Dead" award, King Joffrey the Purple. Tyrion is arrested as Sansa is led off by Joffrey's fool, narrowly avoiding being arrested herself. She is whisked away on a boat where she falls into the awaiting arms of... Littlefinger! So that's where he's been hiding so far this season. Dontos recieves his payment in crossbow bolts and we are left wondering what Little Finger's motivation is as he basically tells Sansa that she's been framed, by him. It's worth noting that Littlefinger has obviously been spending far too much time at sea as his accent has become inexplicably piratey. Yarrrr.

Margaery Tyrell/Lannister decides she must be cursed, we can't help but agree.

Tommen attends his first Regal 101 lecture with Tywin over the still cooling corpse of his brother. This feels...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:12

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The Empire Falling Chronicles

 

Prologue I: Gone Away

 

            The strong arms of her guardian held her tight to his chest, his breathing swift but rhythmic as he kept pace through the streets of Aster’s Port.  The street looked very different by night; the windows barely providing light to the streets and those few braziers that lit the road were being avoided lest they be spotted by their pursuers....

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