News & Things: Metal hurling (towards North America)


Metal Hurlant Coming to SyFy

And, I’m assuming that in Canada Space will pick it up. The French anthology TV series has just wrapped its second series, and very soon Americans and Canadians will be able to enjoy all the sexy scifi and ultraviolence.

1-fun-home-alison-bechdel-coverComixology to Sponsor SXSW Interactive “Geek Stage”

What is a geek stage? I’m not sure. But there will be gaming announcements and app store credits.

New Pages Festival and Conference Coming to Toronto

Pages bills itself as “exploring the evolving word,” and promises to “combine the finest contemporary Canadian writers with practitioners from digital media and other art forms.” Guests include Atom Egoyan, Seth and Michael DeForge. It runs March 13 – 15.

Bechdel Reacts to South Carolina Fun Home Controversy

Recently the South Carolina House of Representatives cut funding for a school, after it included Fun Home in its summer reading list for freshman. Bechdel had this to say:

I’m very grateful to the people who taught my book at the College of Charleston. It was brave of them to do that given the conservative pressures they’re apparently under. I made a visit to the school last fall for which they also took some flak, but to their great credit they didn’t back down. It’s sad and absurd that the College of Charleston is facing a funding cut for teaching my book–a book which is after all about the toll that this sort of small-mindedness takes on people’s lives.


Everyone  Deserves A Happy Ending

Jessica Luther of Bitch talks LGBTQ romance novels.

And finally…

Bicycle Trip, a short film about an acid trip.


Megan Purdy

Megan Purdy

Publisher of all this. Megan was born in Toronto. She's still there. Philosopher, space vampire, heart of a killer.