| 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 12, 2012
| 5:59 AM
Snapping her own picture for the author's portrait on the young adult fantasy novel "Cursed with Power," Lindsey Sablowski didn't notice the way half of her youthful face was brightly illuminated while the other half was deep in shadow.
But Sigmund Freud...
| May 26, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Zach Teal is just 17, but his love for books led him to write one of his own and to volunteer more than 250 hours at the Finksburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library.
"Two hundred and fifty hours is quite unusual for our teen volunteers," said...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 12:38 PM
As it is an annual tradition in the Vensel household every July, I picked up one of the many fantasy football preview magazines on Saturday while picking up some groceries. I went with the one from Sports Illustrated this year because the cover caught...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Ah, the lazy days of summer. There is nothing like grabbing a good read and heading for the nearest beach or pool to while away the hours.
That might be a better-than-great idea if you are among those without electricity or water, or both following the...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 9:29 PM
Coming unstuck in time, Pamela Regis was investigating the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime. When the clocks struck 13, she dreamt she went to ... to Manderley? — no, McDaniel.
Strange as it might seem, Regis' dream of jumbled-up...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 9:47 AM
Everyone who has ever sat before a television or movie screen to enjoy the fantasy of "The Wizard of Oz" should plan to see how magical this family favorite becomes onstage at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia.
The production brings the beloved...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 1:35 PM
If getting arrested and spending some time in a Klingon jail is your idea of a good time, then don't miss this weekend's Shore Leave 33. It could be the place your dream comes true.
"People love it," says Michael Schilling, a spokesman for the three-...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:14 PM
Thirteen-year-old Alexander Williams was always so reluctant to read that his school arranged to get him special help. But he felt differently about the stories when they were told on a big screen.
Most people who love the films begin with the books. But...
| 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...
| 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....