10 Story Decisions Scifi And Fantasy Writers Ended Up Regretting

There are writers who disown entire books after they've written them, but sometimes writers like their stories on the whole, but feel a twinge of regret over one a small (or not-so-small) detail. Here are a few decisions that the writers, in hindsight, wished they had thought through a little better. »12/24/14 1:36pm12/24/14 1:36pm


Be Thankful This Lord of the Rings Fan Isn't Your Boyfriend

Everyone in a relationship knows that one of the biggest challenges is getting the other person come around to their quirky hobby or interest. For example, I am obsessed with hair expos. Why spend a weekend at home when you go to an expo and learn about the latest techniques in bang trimming? My boyfriend, on the… »10/07/14 10:30pm10/07/14 10:30pm

Game of Thrones Tourism Is Happening, Since Westeros Sounds So Fun

It's not just Ren Faire enthusiasts and Irish-American grandparents who want to vacation on the Emerald Isle anymore, and for that, you can thank Game of Thrones, which films partly outside Belfast. Suddenly the HBO drama is the hottest way to market Ireland as a destination—because doesn't Westeros seem like a darling »4/15/14 6:30pm4/15/14 6:30pm

Sean Parker's Wedding Guests Required to Measure Thighs, Necks, Wrists

Sean Parker's wedding is the gift that keeps on giving. For those that were enraptured by the 364 beautiful costumes that were designed by the actual costume designer from Lord of the Rings and how they looked on the bodies of beautiful people like Olivia Munn and Lars Ulrich, take comfort in the fact that it was a… »8/02/13 12:00pm8/02/13 12:00pm

The 14 Most Annoying Things About The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Kindly avoid getting anything twisted—I fucking love The Hobbit. When I was a little girl, my dad (WHO DIED, okay, so this sentimentality is HARDCORE) read The Hobbit and/or Lord of the Rings and/or the Chronz of Narnia out loud to me every night before bed. I remember him nodding off in the chair, his pace and pitch… »12/14/12 11:30am12/14/12 11:30am

The First Hobbit Trailer Is Mesmerizing (But Totally Uneventful)

If you're wondering why every nerd you know is bleary-eyed and unfocused today, it's probably they were up late analyzing the new trailer for the first installment of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In the clip, we learn that Martin Freeman looks great as Bilbo, Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett are back, and the… »12/21/11 9:30am12/21/11 9:30am