The launch of Kat and Curt’s TV Re-View has been such an exciting thing to be a part of: Curt and I are so gratified to find that others find this project as intriguing as we do. And we’re just getting started – soon we’ll delve into…*gasp!*…actual episodes!
I wanted to take the opportunity to post a round-up of our friends and fellow internet-slaves who have done us the kindness of posting plugs on our behalf. For one, to show off what nice things other people have to say about us. Secondly, and more importantly, because if any of you like my blog and/or podcast chances are you’ll like these folks, as well. Check out what they have to say about us, and then stay for the (much more interesting) discussion of art and culture!
- Dr. Amy H. Sturgis – If you like science fiction but don’t know Dr. Sturgis, you really need to rectify that immediately. A self-described AcaFan (academic/fan hybrid – a woman after my own heart), she brings passionate enthusiam and intricate knowledge to everything she does. Ever wonderful at providing recommendations for new things to try, she included us in one of her perodic “link salads.” As one of the leading scholars in the history of genre storytelling (as well as Native American and colonial history) I highly recommend getting lost in her blog and website.
- StarShipSofa – Dr. Sturgis is also involved in StarShipSofa, one of the world’s leading scifi podcasts, for which she provides the “Looking Back on Genre History” segment. We recorded a promo for them, and it’s included in their most recent episode at 2:28:00. Use this as an excuse to give SSS a try!
- One of our other fellow Mythgardians, Kelly Orazi, also has a blog – The Middle Page – in which she publishes poetry and essays on fairy-tales, fantasy and folklore. The design of Kelly’s site is really gorgeous, and she always has interesting angles on what she reads and watches (one of my favorites being an examination of the Peter Pan imagery suffused in Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom). Kelly has given us a nice write-up here, from which I learned that one of my posts helped her brother win a debate on Doctor Who. See kids? Never let your parents tell you that blogging can’t get you anywhere.
- Speaking of Mythgard, give them a gander, why don’t you? After all, it’s Dr. Corey Olsen’s vision of bringing people together through online learning that engendered this podcast in the first place.
- Jenna St. Hilaire, one of the denizens of The Hogs Head, has also been kind enough to do some outreach for us on her blog, despite the fact that she is neither a Whovian nor a Whedonite, but simply because she is nice. Jenna is a voracious reader and student of writing, so you’ll want to peruse the rest of her blog for great reading recommendations. Also, she does frequent top ten lists, which I’m always a fan of.
- And of course, last of but not least, don’t forget to visit and subscribe to my co-host Curtis Weyant’s blog. There you’ll find a veritable plethora of options from literary criticism, short stories, poetry, music recommendations and video links, short essays on contemporary culture and politics, and some fun stuff too (such as my favorite, Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe done as a Twitter feed).
There you have it: The support we’ve received so early on has been amazingly gratifying. Thanks to everyone for promoting the podcast: I can’t wait to share the journey as we start to delve deep into content. Allons-y!