New Season

The first day of spring—thank you.

Not only should we be grateful for the changing weather, at least those of us in the Midwest (and probably the Northeast), but with the warming temperatures comes the first wave of new films. At one time studios usually held back motion pictures for release until close to Memorial […]

Considering The Corn

Author Avery Debow (you can buy her ebook Resonance now on Amazon) ponders her response to the macabre potential of cornfields and their role in the psyche of dark fiction. In the summer the wind whooshes through them, funneling eerie howls down their ranks. In the fall they rustle and hiss like sheaves of paper […]

The Inimitable Lois Gresh

Blood and Ice, the novel from bestselling author Lois Gresh launched this past January and since then the book has received strong praise. Although enjoying the enthusiasm of its reception, Lois has continued to show her industry by overseeing the launch of a collection of her short fiction from Chaosium and is in the process […]

Genre In Film, a Coming of Age?

At one time a fan would be hard pressed to find a big-named actor at the height of his or her career in a genre film. Mostly actors whose faces were associated with genre were cast in genre — Lon Chaney Jr., Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, etc. Oh sure, there […]

The Manly Art of Tying a Tie

Looking to make a statement at your next convention? Don’t quite have the money to go for full out Steampunk gear, but want to look debonair?

Here’s a quick costuming idea from College Humor you may be able to pull off with items already in your closet. If you have about twenty green ties.

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Come The Old Ones

So first it was a green blob in space seen through the Hubble telescope, but now the scientists are wising up. They’re starting to realize that when the Old Ones come, it’s not going to be all rose petals and lace. No, Sir. According to a paper published by scientist Conway Morris either we’re […]

Not Easy Being Green

A green blob in space? Haven’t these people ever heard of the Old Ones? According to an article on, an object in space, which has been named Hanny’s Voorweep (I think Azathoth’s Playground would have been a more apt monniker), is speculated to be an enormous cloud of hot gas. Some of this information, […]

Naming Names

Writers have long enjoyed paying tribute to family and friends by naming characters after them or even giving those characters some of their traits. Sometimes it’s done with the utmost affection, sometimes it’s done with a gleam of mischievousness. This is different from drawing on real personalities for the purpose of satire or criticism, it’s […]

DC Online–a gaming addiction fix

The massive multiplayer online role-play game World of Warcraft has long been known as “gamer crack.” Next week, this form of MMORPG gaming will hit the console experience as DC Online Universe is released for the Playstation 3, and I’m predicting a good many people are going to lose sleep, eat poorly, and spend too […]

Do You Have ESP?

The new year will see Elder Signs Press continue to grow and provide its readers with the best work by new and established authors. We’ll be starting things off with Blood and Ice by Lois Gresh and soon follow it with other titles guaranteed to keep people returning for more. And be sure to check […]