The World Fantasy convention has a terrible, horrible, no good, non-policy on harassment, which it claims is due to a need to avoid being sued for libel. The convention organizers have been roundly called out by several people in the SF&F crowd.
Meanwhile, over at SXSW, a panel on the reality of online harassment has been cancelled due to the receipt of death threats. Several media companies, like Vox and Buzzfeed are threatening to boycott the event unless the organizers change their stance on the panel and allow an open, and much needed, discussion of the problem of online harassment.
Marvel has released it’s first preview of Red Wolf #1. Spinning out of Secret Wars, the series follows the adventures of Red Wolf—the Native American hero of the Secret Wars series 1872. Now in the present-day of the All-New All-Different universe, Red Wolf must come to terms with his new life amid the modern-day superheroes of the Marvel universe. Red Wolf will debut on December 2.
Since it’s pretty clear that Marvel is not going to release the Captain America: Civil War trailer until Star Wars comes out (that’s my pet theory anyway), here’s a cool video of fan-made opening credits for the first film in the Phase 3 roster.
Guillermo del Toro and Christopher Nolan had an extended discussion about Crimson Peak at a recent DGA membership screening of the film. Watch the 30-minute conversation here.
While President Obama’s call to reduce classroom time devoted to standardized testing is a step in the right direction, it doesn’t go far enough according to education activists.