Author Archives: Rachel

Book Review: The Art of John Harris – Beyond the Horizon


"The Art of John Harris - Beyond the Horizon" shows the beauty and majesty of science fiction artwork and teaches that 'Never judge a book by its cover' doesn't always apply. Read More »

Book Review: World War Z by Max Brooks


World War Z:  An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks Recommended Ages: 16+ (This book deals with adult situations. It contains passages of extreme violence, including brutal depictions of humanity and discussions of suicide.) World War Z is exactly what it says it is: the oral history of the zombie war. Told in a series of interviews conducted by an employee of the United Nation’s Postwar Commission, the novel takes place twelve years ... Read More »

Movie Review: ‘CBGB’ starring Alan Rickman and Rupert Grint


CBGB Film by Randall Miller Starring:  Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman, Freddy Rodriguez, & Rupert Grint Rated: R for Adult Situations, Adult Language and Violence CBGB  is enjoyable as a film, but falls short in really reaching the mythos of the iconic club and its importance in the punk rock community.  Alan Rickman once again turns in a stellar performance as Hilly Kristal, the twice bankrupt owner of CBGB.  His portrayal of the stubborn and frustrating ... Read More »

DragonCon 2013 – My ultimate fan experience


This past weekend, I was lucky enough to represent MuggleNet at DragonCon.  For those of you who don’t know (and don’t feel bad if you’re listed among that number, I didn’t find out about the convention until this year), DragonCon is “the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!”  The convention was founded in 1987, and is held in Atlanta, GA ... Read More »