Friday, July 30, 2010

Congratulations to Omar Rayyan

Finalists for the Chesley Awards, which honor art and artists related to science fiction and fantasy, were announced by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists recently.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Believe Only Half of What You Watch

We mentioned earlier this year that 2010 marked the thirtieth anniversary of The Clue According to Sherlock Holmes, the misnamed made-for-television version of The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn. Arthur Tourot wrote into us today to announce he’s posted the program online (in five parts) for your viewing pleasure. This is the full, original version of the program and not the shortened version where they edited out the Holmes/Watson nonsense.

In addition, Arthur says he identified another of the actors: Fred Dent plays the part of the “Library Patron”. We couldn’t think of a better name and that’s the best we could come up with.

...perhaps the same mindset of whoever came up with the title The Clue According to Sherlock Holmes?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Top 10 2ndary Characters

As we prepare for the tenth anniversary of Bellairsia, we’re using our blatantly advertised Twitter feed to share some memorable moments and commentary in the form of Top Ten lists.

Goreyana: The Chessmen of Doom

Notes from Goreyana about The Chessmen of Doom:
  • For this title, Edward Gorey created a piece of artwork that is my favorite frontis illustration from the entire Bellairs' series. When Mr. Gorey decided to sell his Bellairs art holdings, I was thrilled to find it amongst the pieces being offered, and this became the first "Bellairs" piece or art which I purchased. I love everything about this illustration. It is detailed, creepy, humorous, and even a little religious! It has all the bells and whistles for a Bellairs or Gorey collector.

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