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    MOVIES! TRAILERS!

    >My new video "A HARD DAY'S KNIGHT," in which I don chain mail to find glory, donuts and spare change for my quest. BIGGER SCREEN ON YOU TUBE

    CLASSIC BOOK trailer! [bigger screen on YouTube]

    more videos here

    STUFF THIS GEEK LOVES

    Some of our favorite geekery (and other crushes), in no particular order:

     >Harry and the PottersKings of Wizard Rock and co-founders of the Harry Potter Alliance social action network

    >Calimacil: specialized in making foam weapons of high quality for live action role play (LARP) and other simulated fencing games. A large set of weapon styles are available from our collection. You are looking for a historical or fantastic sword: We have the weapon you need for your LARP !

     

    >TheOneRing.net: the best source for Tolkien fan info, specifically for movie news and rumors
                      
    >Grognardia: awesome blog about old school D&D

    >Wizards of the Coast: You know, they run the Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering empires

     

    >PaxThese Penny Arcade guys run a convention or two celebrating all things gamer

    >Wired.com | Geek Dad: Wonderful column about raising kids in the age of geek

     

    >Guard Up!Teach yourself fencing and swordplay here
                  
    >The Tolkien Society: the original and oldest Tolkien appreciation organization, based in the UK

    >Tolkien Library:  resource on Tolkien books: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings

    >The LiteraryTraveler.com: wonderful site exploring the intersection of travel and literature

    >Gen Con: the massive gaming convention held each year in Indianapolis

    >Bloginhood: Yet another guy standing on a soapbox in the internet marketplace of ideas babbling about science fiction, fantasy and related sub-genres in literature, TV and film.
    >Felicia DayActress, Hot geek, creator of The Guild, etc

    >Board Game GeekGaming Unplugged Since 2000, A database of player reviews, session reports, images, and news.
    >Geek Mom a community of moms on the cutting edge
    >Kristin Thompson: author of The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood
    >Joshua Fouts: author of The Imagination Age blog and Chief Global Strategist for Dancing Ink Productions
    >OmnivoraciousAmazon's book blog

    >Amazon.com fantasy community: a way to connect with fantasy readers

     

    >GeekBeat: Phoenix (AZ) New Times blog about geekery
    >Grinding to Valhalla: Interviewing the gamer with a thousand faces
    >Bret Kerr graphic designerdesigner of my book jacket and other stuff

     

    >Paul Genesse: author of excellent fantasy novel The Dragon Hunters

     

    >The Good Old Future: meet Jeff Stern, musician, actor and filmmaker

     

    >MC Frontalot: kicking nerdcore rapper who kindly contributed a song lyric to my book

     

    >John Booth: Star Wars geek, author of Collect All 21! Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek, The First 30 Years

     

    >Second Skin: great documentary about online gamers and virtual reality

     

    >Michelle Hoover: author of the wonderful novel The Quickening

    >Tony Pacitti: author of wonderful Star Wars memoir My Best Friend Was a Wookiee

    >Lauren Davis: writer, novelist, teacher
    >William Orem: novelist, playwright, poet
    Some Tolkien and Lord of the Rings links: