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Happy Holidays from the Taylorcosm! I hope everyone has a bright and wonderful holiday season. I’ll try hard to post more in the coming year. Lots of great stuff on the horizon; I’ll be better about keeping in touch.

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Enjoy this celebration of Ray Bradbury and his book, The Halloween Tree! This is from 2007, I sure do miss Ray.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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My Time After Time Reunion panel was very popular with videographers at Dragon Con this year! Here’s a bunch of links to versions online. The one above is from Mike Langford, who also sat with me on the Ray Harryhausen tribute panel.
 

 
This one is just the audio from the panel, with a few photos of Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, and myself interspersed.

 

 

This one is from my friend Anne-Marie Whisnant, who was sitting on the front row recording with her iPhone.

Hope you enjoy these, and if you have links to any of my panels available online, please get in touch so I can share them here!

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I had the greatest time speaking with Malcolm McDowell and David Warner about their film Time After Time at Dragon Con 2013 in Atlanta. See what you missed?! Video by Donna Baker.

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Here’s where you can find me at Dragon Con this Labor Day weekend – I’ve got some great panels lined up this year, including hosting reunions with David Warner and Malcolm McDowell for TIME AFTER TIME as well as Warner and Ioan Gruffud for HORNBLOWER! Come see me, won’t you?

DRAGON CON

The below information is the TENTATIVE program schedule for Anthony Taylor.
Convention Dates are Fri(8/30/13), Sat(8/31/13), Sun(9/1/13), and Mon(9/2/13)
Anthony Taylor

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Title: Hornblower
Description: The stars of Hornblower are here to share their experiences during the making of this iconic series. David Warner, Ioan Gruffud, Anthony Taylor
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Grand Ballroom East – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)

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Title: Ray Bradbury’s Dark Carnival
Description: Bradbury’s work in the horror genre
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Roswell 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

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Title: British Horror
Description: A chat on the history of British Horror films and Television; from Hammer Horror to Clive Barker’s influence.
Time: Sat 10:00 am Location: Macon – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)

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Title: Time After Time Reunion
Description: Stars Malcolm McDowell and David Warner discuss their trip through time as H.G. Wells and Jack the Ripper in the 1979 classic Time After Time!
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Atlanta Ballroom – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel

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Title: New Pulp, Old Pulp
Description: Pulp fiction has been enjoying quite a resurgence recently.
Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: Embassy A-B – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

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Title: Twilight Zone: Serving Man Since 1959
Description: Celebrate and be freaked out by three series and a movie of the sci-fi classic.
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: M303-M304 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)

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Title: Gerry Anderson Remembered
Description: Honoring the creator of Thunderbirds, and the moon-smashing excellence of Space:1999.
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: M303-M304 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)

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Title: Richard Matheson: Legend
Description: Tribute to the master of horror and suspense
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Roswell 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

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Title: Ray Harryhausen Remembered
Description: We honor the architect of everything great about fantasy movies, from Jason and the Argonauts to Clash of the Titans and beyond.
Time: Mon 11:30 am Location: M303-M304 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)

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I was interviewed recently about all things Supermarionation and Gerry Anderson by the Pop Savvy Rocko Jerome for his blog. I met Rocko at this year’s Wonderfest in Louisville, KY, and found out what a big fan he is of the stringed wonders. Click here or on the photo to read the interview.

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I’ve got two Gerry Anderson tributes hitting bookstores this week! The first is in Video WatcHDog #173, above. I’m really happy to finally have an article published in editor Tim Lucas’s venerable film digest. VW is a magazine for serious film lovers, and the content is a great mix of criticism, meticulously researched articles and in-depth interviews. It’s available in Barnes & Noble and finer bookstores everywhere, or click the photo above to order it direct online.

 

 

 

The second tribute is a special section in Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine #267 remembering Gerry. I’m very happy to be back in the pages of the ORIGINAL monster magazine with such a large chunk of real estate devoted to Anderson and his works. Many thanks to editor Ed Blair for responding so favorably to my pitch for coverage when Gerry passed away. Ed’s a SuperM fan himself and was just about to start beating the bushes looking for someone to write this when I came knocking. I wound up writing four articles and August Ragone contributed one as well. Shown above are the Newsstand and Subscription/Direct Market covers. It should be available now in most bookstores including Books-A-Million, or you can order direct by clicking the photo above.

Hope you enjoy them – let me know if you do!

 

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Tally ho! I recently spent an hour or so talking about one of my favorite classic television shows, The AVENGERS with the fellows on the Earth Station One podcast. Click Here To Give A Listen. Now where did I leave my bowler and my bumbershoot…?

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Now available, Andersonic Magazine Issue 15 has an article on FTL Publications’ line of Thunderbirds™ novels, including Arctic Adventure! I was interviewed for the piece, as was FTL Publisher and author Joan Verba and cover artist Steve Kyte. I haven’t seen a copy yet but expect to get mine very soon. If you’ve gotten yours, let me know how it is! Check out the Andersonic Homepage for ordering info.

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Here’s my schedule for the Classic Horror track at this weekend’s Anachro Con. I may be on one or two more panels talking about writing but mostly I’ll be talking classic monsters and horror films all weekend long. The convention will be at the Windy Hill Marriott in Smyrna, GA just outside the perimeter here in Atlanta. Come hang out!

FRIDAY
3:00 PM Frankenstein: Horror or Science Fiction?
An exploration of Mary Shelley’s classic and its far-reaching influence on speculative fiction.
Participants: Carol Malcolm, Clay Gilbert, Anthony Taylor, James R. Tuck, Kathryn Hinds, Anya Martin

4:00 PM Silent Screams
Join us as we discuss the silent era of horror film making.
Participants: Adrian Havens, Anthony Taylor

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Universal Monsters
Join us as we discuss Universal’s classic cycle of horror films.
Participants: Clay Gilbert, Anthony Taylor, James R. Tuck

9:00 PM Jack the Ripper on Film
A discussion about the Whitechapel murders’ cinematic legacy.
Participants: Anthony Taylor, Anya Martin, Jana Oliver, Cherie Priest, Eddie Coulter

SATURDAY

11:00 AM Ghoulishly Funny
A retrospective of the art of Charles Addams and Edward Gorey.
Participants: Carol Malcolm, Anthony Taylor, Delilah Dawson, Cherie Priest

SUNDAY

2:00 PM Hammer House of Horror
A look back at Britain’s legendary studio.
Participants: Clay Gilbert, Anthony Taylor, Cherie Priest, James R. Tuck

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