Thursday, February 28, 2008

Knowledge Must Prove Ignorance

John Bellairs
Fan and occasional Bellairsia contributor Jon Caulkett notes John Bellairs's Wikipedia article has been creatively rewritten to include this new fact:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The House That Silence Built

Whaddya know, someone wrote fan fiction. After all those years enduring emails from someone expecting other people to write fan fiction...other people finally do.  This one’s a doozy: John Bellairs and Dr. Who.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Something About the Game of Gloom

Gloom (it's a game)
In the game of Gloom you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death. Blogger Graham Linehan points out the delightful obvious similarities between the game (not kin to another game by id software) and the artwork of Edward Gorey: 

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Something About Bellairsian Memorabilia

Hoosac Fire Company badge
Over the years we’ve seen or heard about people who collect John Bellairs’s books, be it Bantam paperbacks or the original hard covers with Edward Gorey art. But is there any other Bellairs-related memorabilia?

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

Time Capsule: Forty Years Of Existence

John Bellairs’s second book turns 40 years old this month. The Pedant and the Shuffly is the fable pitting cold, hard logic against boundless, explosive chaos.