I am a Temporary Titan

I’ve gone from being an Eagle to a temporary Titan. My former department chair teaches now at New Town High School in Owings Mills. Oddly, there are three high schools – New Torn, Owings Mills, and Franklin – within something like five miles of each other. She reached out to me three weeks ago with the news that one of her colleagues was about to go on maternity leave and was I interested in filling in? Uh, yeah. Between her […]

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Fangs for the Memories

Earlier this week, word spread that Fangoria, the second greatest horror movie magazine of all time, was shutting down once and for all. Sadly, it seems current writers are getting stiffed on payments owed them. The current owners have done a fine job running the once-great franchise into the ground through a combination of arrogance and neglect. Horror fans are all the poorer for it. I owe my career to Fango. In the spring of 1980, I was applying for […]

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My Farpoint Schedule

Hard to believe it’s already mid-February and I’m off to Timonium for my annual visit to Farpoint. While smaller than Shore Leave it is no less fun with a more intimate environment. Fewer guests and fewer fans means more time for extended conversations. I’m really excited to see Nicholas Meyer there since the last time I saw him was in his living room when I interviewed him about The Day After for Starlog. It’s been a while. For those attending, […]

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