This week, Dan, Tom, Rik & Dave take a look at the Sylvester Stallone sci-fi classic, "Demolition Man". And you know what I enjoyed it!-Rik
This week, Dan, Tom, Rik & Dave take a look at the Clint Eastwood’s 1982 cold war thriller, "Firefox".
A bit of a departure from the usual fantasy & sci fi we normally look at. A must listen podcast if you enjoy dodgy people doing dodgy Russian accents. Dan’s story at the end about a real Firefox story is worth the price of admission alone.
Blasters, Wands and Werewolves: Creative Writing Workshop
The Canberra Spec-Fiction Guild presents a 2-day creative writing workshop for high school and college writers.
This high-powered workshop will boost your writing to warp-speed! It will cover all your favourite genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Dystopia and more. With heaps of writing exercises, you'll learn inside tips from real published authors and writers: how to build worlds your readers will want to get lost in, create a villains/heroes that people will love (and how to name them), how to write the best scene ever, how to write killer dialogue, plus The Essential Rules for Writing Magic (serving suggestion only—also applies to Sci-Fi).
Bring Your Own Device and Pen & Paper
Optional: Bring 2 pages of your own work for the presenters to look at and give you one on one feedback.
Dates:Thursday 4th & Friday 5th October (2 days)
One of the Hoff's first roles and its a beauty! It seems Dave's theory that the worse a film is the longer our podcast is has some legs, as this episode is 2hrs 6 mins!! Mind you 33% of it is laughing. Join us as we discuss, analyse and generally take the piss out of Starcrash!
Tune in and celebrate thge 50th podcast of Voyage of the Geek. And boy do we have a beauty for you, its our first 5 man show. This week, Dan, Tom, Dave, Rik and Tony step back in time and take a look at the 1978 sci-fi classic, Battlestar Galactica in all its frakin glory.
Here's another Voyage of the Geek webcast from the backlog of episodes with Rik This episode we're looking at another 80's fantasy classic, Krull. Is the main female character little more than a cinematic version of Princess Peach, do lasers belong in a fantasy setting and does Gandalf have a less well known, only half as useful brother? Tune in as Dave, Dan and Tony discuss all this and more.
As promised here's the next installment from my backlog of Voyage of the Geek appearances. This is a wee beauty as it's one of my all time favourite fantasy classics Red Sonya, based on the character created by Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan. Tune in to watch/listen to Dave, Dan and Tony poo poo all of one of my favourite films, and why open ceilings are a bad idea.
Hidey Ho Webaroonies,
I've been very remiss in posting up the podcasts of Voyage of the Geek that I'm in, so there is a small backlog of fantastic podcasts covering sci-fi classics such as Red Sonya and Krull, which I will be drip feeding to the outside world via this blog over the next few weeks. This week however is Podcast #46 Justice League -Where we look at this more contemporary bit of cinema. You can catch Voyage of the Geek on Itunes, Sticher, Twitch and Youtube.
The ups and downs of multiple stories set in the same world
Setting a story in your already-existing world can be a great thing – it’s a method of expanding your invention. Sometimes, though, shoe-horning a story to fit an already-existing world can play havoc with even the best story.Read More
Welcome to WestWordsFest
15-17 September 2017
This year, our festival will take on a new identity, with a focus on speculative fiction.
Once again, there will be opportunities to meet with fellow writers and editors and the chance to learn, network and share ideas. There will be representatives from publishing houses, opportunities to pitch your work, purchase the books of others, along with seminars and workshops on various aspects of the craft of writing, plus some fun events. Most of all, the festival promises to be enticing, exciting and inspiring.
As in previous years, the venue will be Western Plains Cultural Centre.
WORKSHOP: Narrative Design and Writing for Games
Join Rik Lagarto for a full day of practical exercises that will put writers into the headspace of writing for games.