| Mar 7, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"Game of Thrones" executive producer D.B. Weiss discusses the first and second seasons of the lavish HBO fantasy series. "Game of Thrones" returns to TV on April 1....
| May 9, 2012
He had already been proclaimed "the Picasso of children's books" by Time magazine when Maurice Sendak, then in his 30s, wrote and illustrated "Where the Wild Things Are," a dark fantasy that became one of the 10 bestselling children's books of all time....
| 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 24, 2012
Young adult novelists are increasingly tackling darker subjects: kidnappings, drugs, rape. But few have delved into so many dark subjects as novelist Thane Rosenbaum, who ventures into YA territory with his latest, "The Stranger Within Sarah Stein," a...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 9:52 PM
It’s pretty hard to be taken seriously in any debate if, geographically, you are located on the “Left Coast,” have elected a person known nationally as “Governor Moonbeam” to statewide office five times and are home to an...
| May 12, 2012
| 4:00 PM
The world opens up for high school graduates. Options abound — work, the military, college, marriage.
But two local young women — Diane Draper of Williamsport and Jensen Roman of Falling Waters, W.Va. — took a less common path after...
| May 12, 2012
| 9:10 PM
Fans of fantasy and science fiction will have their plates full this weekend. While Ebensburg is hosting the first ever science fiction convention on Saturday, Windber will be home to Draculacon IV.
Windber filmaker and author Blair Murphy's...
| May 12, 2012
| 9:15 PM
The Sci-Fi in the Valley Con — after a venue move from Johnstown to Ebensburg's North Central Recreation Center — will start on Friday with a nearly full house of games, guests and vendors.
Organizer Casey Bassett, 23, of South Fork, said his...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:05 AM
It's pretty hard to be taken seriously in any debate if, geographically, you are located on the Left Coast, have elected a person known nationally as Governor Moonbeam to statewide office five times and are home to an industry, movie-making, built...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:54 PM
As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m.
"It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Ray Bradbury died, and you've got to wonder if they're going to cremate him, and if so whether the temperature at which a human burns is the same at which a book burns: Fahrenheit 451.
Bradbury was very old, and had become an old fashioned irascible...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The news filtered through the great publishing companies, the fan clubs, the writers' guilds. Through the staffs of the few sci-fi pulps and fantasy magazines left. Through the minds of old readers who were once young and still couldn't escape his spell....