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Mallorn: The Journal of the Tolkien Society has become open access! A peer-reviewed journal of the Tolkien Society that publishes articles, research notes, reviews, and artwork on subjects related to, or inspired by, the life and works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Mallorn has been a great reference and discussion tool for Tolkien scholars for […]

There is never a shortage of fantasy or sci-fi content to watch, but we always want more and to that end, we found a short list of some of the best shows and films that will hopefully be released by the end of 2021. If you know of others, please let us know in the […]

Science fiction in books and film, specifically stories about human encounters with aliens, has been an important genre since science fiction’s golden age in the US with the founding of Astounding Magazine in the late 1930s which lead to the popularity of science fiction films in 1950s. But when did alien encounters begin showing up […]

2021 is already gearing up to be a much better year!  For fans of Tolkien’s work at least.  As reported by The Guardian, a trove of never before seen Tolkien essays, and notes have been edited, compiled, and given the blessing of the Tolkien Estate.  These look to be much different than your recycled Silmarillion […]

Halloween Soundtricks: 2020 has been scary enough, but it’s the season for more frights with our yearly Halloween Soundtricks! We start with a Mythic Weekend of Otherworldly Invaders featuring stories from H. P. Lovecraft and H. G. Wells, followed up by a week of evening programming full of haunts and horrors.

Writers, actors, librarians, and readers from across the country gather to read some of the great works of Ray Bradbury, born August 22, 1920.  Bradbury, one of the most celebrated writers of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and mystery fiction, was a prolific writer of novels, short stories, essays, and something close to us here at Heroes […]

Bardcore, where musicians remake popular and classic songs in a (loosely) “Medieval” style is gaining quick popularity as of late. While the style has been around in various forms and related genres for quite a few years, a resurgence in 2020 is afoot, stepped off by YouTube artist Cornelius Link’s remake of Astronomia (Coffin Dance) […]

The official full length version of FINDING JOE: A story about Joseph Campbell and The Hero’s Journey has been made available on YouTube by the film’s producer, Patrick Solomon. The documentary features interviews and appearances by well know writers, actors, educators, and more, exploring the studies of famed mythologist, Joseph Campbell. Mr. Solomon has made […]

Music as theater has a long history, but few modern artists have embraced it as fully as the iconic Rick Wakeman. From a community center big band, playing with David Bowie in his early 20s, forming the most well-known prog rock band of all time, Yes, playing in a pub band, to performing his tribute […]

Joseph Campbell famously attended a Grateful Dead concert near the end of his life and commented about being reminded of Dionysian festivals. John Bucher, writing at the Joseph Campbell Foundation, briefly reviews some of Campbell’s takes on modern entertainment at the time and its drift away from the mythical and spiritual interests of ancient cultures […]


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