How Lemony Snicket Responds to Fanmail

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From i09: Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, is certainly a clever writer and that cleverness has extended to his interaction with fans. One fan shares a letter she once received from the author, with a hidden message. JS Carter posted these images on her Tumblr blog, explaining that when she was [….]

Steven Moffat’s Audition Scripts for Doctor Who‘s 12th Doctor

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From i09: Do YOU want your shot at becoming the next Doctor? Well, i09 linked the lines you’ll need to practice. Though the script is generic, it does mimic what Whovians have loved about the series: Steven Moffat’s wonderful writing. These script pages, written by showrunner Moffat, were published in the new issue of Doctor [….]

Hobbit-Influenced Houses

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We love this cool post from our friends at i09: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit has inspired generations of fantasy creators. But it’s also been an inspiration to tons of architects and designers. Here are all the most breathtaking Hobbit-influenced houses from around the world. Here are a few similar house that look like they come [….]

Real-Life Hogwarts Reading List

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From i09: The Hogwarts Sorting Hat has been said to place kids based on qualities they value rather than those they exhibit — still, each of the school’s Houses does tend to collect a certain kind of student. Gryffindors are often brave and daring; Ravenclaws brainy and witty; Slytherins ambitious and cunning; and Hufflepuffs patient [….]

George R.R. Martin Plays ‘GRR vs. JRR’

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Who would win in a fight between Tolkien characters and Game of Thrones characters? George R.R. Martin weighs in. Warning: spoilers! Back during WonderCon, MTV consulted Martin about a series of Game of Thrones vs. Lord of the Rings smackdowns: Aragon vs. Jaime Lannister Smaug vs. Balerion Saruman vs. Melisandre Wargs vs. Direwolves Ice vs. [….]

Official Maps of George R.R. Martin’s World

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Via i09: We’ve seen some amazing maps of the lands of Westeros and Essos, from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. There are nifty maps in the front of every volume of Martin’s series, but also fans have created detailed, stylized, spoilery and Easter Egg-filled cartographies. But now at last, there’s [….]

‘Interview With a Vampire’ from Claudia’s POV

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File this one under “Oh, yeah, that is pretty freakin cool.” From i09: We will never get tired of reading about baby vampires. And now the queen of all tiny fangers, Claudia, is getting her very own graphic novel, penned by her creator Anne Rice. The comic retells Interview With The Vampire from the perspective [….]

i09’s Absolute Best Cosplay from New York Comic-Con 2012

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i09 posted their review of some of the best cosplay images from this year’s New York Comic-Con. They “saw a whole heap of crazy innovative costumes this year such as Lady Blue Beetle, a gang of Neverending Story cosplayers, a few Korras, and a laser-eyed Superman.” The following are just a few of our favorites. [….]