Talk Stephen King is one of the most prolific Stephen King Fan blogs out there. I visit the website on a regular basis and have had a link to Talk Stephen King in the sidebar of this blog for as long as its existed. That is why I am happy to announce that I have joined the ranks of a few other Stephen King bloggers that I have a great deal of respect for and greatly admire by being interviewed for Talk Stephen King. I’m hoping that David over at Talk Stephen King will take me up on my offer to join me for an episode of the Stephen King Fancast in the near future. Now that I’ve allowed my severely over swelled ego to babble all over the page, I would like to encourage you to head over to Talk Stephen King and check out the interview. While you’re there, you should subscribe to his blog in the same way that you do here. CLICK HERE to head over and check it out!
Potter fans and King fans will both be very interested in this. Apparently, the writer and director of the most recent Potter flicks, Steve Kloves and David Yates, respectively, are set to work on a re-boot of Stephen King’s “The Stand.” Personally, I am a big fan of “The Stand” in both book and movie format, as well as being a big fan of Potter movies. So this is big news for me! You can read more about it on MTV’s site.
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I have done a few posts about audiobooks recently, and both of those postings teased a future post about podiobooks. Well, this is that post. This is not going to be like either of those previous posts, by which I mean there will not be a top 5 list. I will give a few recommendations on podiobooks I enjoyed greatly, however, so if you were looking for where to start, this will be informative. The reason for this format change, will be explained later on in this post. For now, let’s move right on to the subject of podiobooks.
What is a podiobook? The word podiobook comes from the combination of two words and worlds. Simply put, a podiobook is an audiobook, done in podcast format. So instead of going out and purchasing an entire audiobook and listening to it, the audiobook is recorded (generally by the author) and self-published as a podcast, around an hour a week. These can be available via iTunes or straight RSS feed. That covers the definition of a podiobook, in a nutshell.
By now you know that I am a huge fan of King’s comic books and Hill’s comic books. With this news, I am absolutely giddy! I may have found nerdvana with this. I will have a review up for the first issue as soon as I get my copy.
This is a big deal for King fans, Hill fans and comic book fans! Stephen King and Joe Hill are collaborating on a comic book together, called “Road Rage.” The first issue, “Throttle,” will be available for online purchase on February 15th, 2012 and there are details on the official website (click here) on how you can get your local comic shop to get a copy for you.
The comic is a translation of a 2009 short story that was written by King and Hill together “Throttle,” that was based on Richard Matheson’s “Duel.” In an interview with comicbookresources.com, Joe Hill recalled a summer when he was a kid in which he and his father watched the Steven Spielberg adaptation of “Duel” innumerable times. So it seemed natural for them to collaborate on the story. When asked about what it was like to work along side his father, Joe Hill had this to say
My dad is real loose. And he’s a horse. If he was a pitcher, he’d be the kind of guy who could go out and throw a hundred and forty pitches, still touch 90 on the gun by the end of the game, then come out three days later and pitch a few innings in relief. He keeps things fun and effortless and stripped down, and those things rub off, so the story was a breeze to write. Here I am, almost forty — I’m still constantly learning things about creativity and peace of my mind from my Dad.
You can read the full post over at comicbookresources.com
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I started the Stephen King Movie Club a little while back and made it available for your viewing pleasure on YouTube, as well as the blogs and various social sites. I heard from a few people that they would like to see it become it’s own podcast as well. Now it is. I will continue making it available on YouTube as well, so if you are subscribed to the YouTube page, then nothing will change for you. Those of you that are interested in the Movie Club in podcast format, can get it on iTunes. I haven’t submitted it to Zune yet, but that is because I’m not sure how many people actually use the service. However, if you want it on Zune, I will get it on Zune. I have not submitted it to Stitcher either, but that is because Stitcher doesn’t do video podcasts, at this point.
I ask you all to please hit the iTunes link below, and go leave comments on the podcast! The more comments that are made, the higher it’s iTunes ranking will be and I would absolutely love it if I could get it into the “New and Noteworthy” section of the iTunes Podcast frontpage! Please help out this indie site and indie podcaster and go leave a comment! 🙂
If this is the first you are hearing about the Stephen King Movie Club, then you can hit the “Stephen King Movie Club” tab at the top of the page for more information and subscription links. Those same links will be bombarding your face right now.
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So here’s the deal. The Stephen King Fancast started as just a podcast and had a blog and a couple of social pages to support the podcast and act as a home base. Then people wanted me to start different kinds of blogs, to suit their needs, so there are a total of 3 blogs that all get, essentially, the same content. Then, I went on a short hiatus due to some issues in my personal life. When I got back on the horse, I decided to celebrate by starting a couple new social pages and a YouTube show that I had been bouncing around in my head for a while. Then I took on a blogger strictly to add content to the blogs and I am looking to grab up a couple more, if anyone is interested.
To quote River Song, “Spoilers.” I now know what Final Fantasy fans felt like when the movies came out. I always enjoyed those movies, because I didn’t play the Final Fantasy games. Now, don’t navigate away from the page, my parents couldn’t afford a console system, so it wasn’t completely my fault. If you’re reading this blog, you’ll know that I just finished the novel Bag of Bones in preparation for the miniseries. Having read the book recently enough to remember most of the details, I was severely disappointed with the miniseries. As a standalone, it would have been amazing. The cinematography was great, it was action packed (well, the second night anyway), even the special effects were surprisingly above par. What woman wasn’t drooling when Pierce Brosnan took off his sweaty running jacket? And guys, Melissa George, girl next door, need I say more? But as an adaptation of one of Stephen King’s novels, it left a lot to be desired.