Some brief thoughts (certainly not a drawn out analysis) on Fan Phenomena: Doctor Who, published by Intellect and edited by Paul Booth (buy it here!). I picked up the book at the Midwest Pop Culture association conference the other week and quickly devoured the whole thing. I’ve read quite a few collections of scholarly Doctor […]
Today is the anniversary of Mac’s death, four years ago. He was a huge inspiration–an example of the keenest minds being able to find something interesting and useful in the morass of flying saucerdom. At the same time, his work always shows us that the keenest minds also know that there is so much more […]
Over at my UFO/paranormal focused blog, I Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers, I mused a bit about the “abduction” enigma and the possibility of misogyny in the field. I think this might be an ongoing investigation/area of research for me. Unless I regain my senses…
And another recent presentation, this time from Network Detroit: Digital Humanities. With all the MOOC stuff flying around, I wanted to talk a bit about online education and the community college (or at least my community college). Again, not a polished product and not–honestly–too awfully similar to what I actually said at the event!
Over here (link!) and under the “Papers and Presentations” menu above is what is more or less the bones of the paper I presented at the Midwest PCA conference last week in St. Louis. I deviated a bit (went over time–sorry, fellow panelists) and–more than anything else–came to the conclusion that this is something I […]
After pressing a few more buttons (and, in a tactical move, making it exclusive to Kindle for a bit), In Fandom’s Shadow is available for free borrowing on Amazon Kindle devices for “Prime” members. Work continues on the paperback version. I hadn’t planned to do one from the outset of the project, so it’s taking […]
Only $2.99 on Kindle! A similarly low-cost print version is coming soon and (if I get the kinks worked out) versions for other ebook platforms. So what is this? Well, it’s about 80-odd pages about the nature of being a fan (from my particular point of view) of Doctor Who in the 1990s through the […]
I recently appeared on the Reversed Polarity podcast, part of of the Reversed Polarity convention I’ll be appearing at this November in Toronto. It was a fun interview!
Another sample from the Doctor Who work-in-progress. This was my visceral, real-time reaction to watching “Resurrection of the Daleks” (presented with minimal editing!). Although I deliberately set out to not have this book turn into yet another blow-by-blow Doctor Who episode guide, I found myself jotting down thoughts as I watched the Davison classic “Resurrection […]
If you follow my author page on Facebook (and, really, why don’t you?), you’ll know that I’m appearing as one of the author guests at Reversed Polarity, a Doctor Who convention this November in Toronto. My bio for the event reads, in part: He is currently working on “In Fandom’s Shadow”, a combination memoir/analysis of becoming […]