- AT-AT’s celebrate Christmas together
- Bonnie Burton demonstrates how to make a Star Wars Action Figure Wreath. [Via]
- CosGeek offers this parade of Krampus costumes. In case you didn’t know, the Krampus is Santa’s evil counterpart. [Video]
- Mike Mignola’s Hellboy as Santa
- Nothing says librophile like fashioning a Christmas Tree out of Books.
- This is why Santa never flies commercial.
- Tron: Legacy inspired this Sci-Fi Suite in a Swedish Ice Hotel.
- News: “Harry Potter” Actress Assaulted, Under Threat of Honor Killing
- John Scalzi looks back at The Most Notable Science-Fiction Films of 2010.
- Motherboard shares The 1970s Computer Graphics Video That Inspired Tron.
- OpenFlix has over 600 great films that have fallen into the public domain, including a bunch sci-fi and horror B-movies, including Roger Corman’s The Little Shop of Horrors, Destination Moon, and the 1954 animated version of Animal Farm.
- “Tron: Legacy’s prancing, effete bad guy is part of a long Hollywood tradition…” The Daily Beast questions if Tron is anti-gay.
- Which Actors Have Died the Most?
- 10 Signs You Could Be The Chosen Savior
- And the Smartest Site on the Internet Is…
- A blog called Law and the Multiverse: Superheroes, supervillains, and the law kicked off on Nov. 30. It addresses questions like: “What if someone is convicted for murder, and then the victim comes back to life?” And whether mutants are a legally recognizable class entitled to constitutional protection from discrimination.
- Howjsay.com is a unique online speaking dictionary that offers clear pronunciations of English words, phrases, slang terms, technical terms, brand names, proper names, profanity, and many foreign words, including common variations and alternatives. Astoundingly, the sound files are not computer-generated — every single one of the site’s 138,152 entries are enunciated in the dignified tones of British academic and polyglot Tim Bowyer.
- Jed and Maurissa Whedon Wish Everyone Happy Holidays.
- The Most Pirated Movies of 2010…
- Interview: The Bat Segundo Show interviews Paolo Bacigalupi [Podcast]
- Interview: BookBanter interviews N.K. Jemisin. [Podcast]
- Interview: Phil Freeman profiles Michael Moorcock.
- Interview: Star Wars: Red Harvest author Joe Schreiber answers five questions.
- 7 Of The Funniest Books About Christmas
- 9 Books About The ‘Real’ Santa Claus And The History of Christmas
- Author Allen Harkleroad discusses his Personal Battle with Google Books.
- BuzzSugar warns of 15 Books That Are Being Adapted Into Movies.
- Merriam-Webster Online has come up with its take on the top word of the year — plus nine others that are close to the top.
- Paul Cornell considers the issue of e-books and piracy.
- Suite101 suggests Five Steampunk Books You Should Read.
- CosmicLog explores The physics behind the movie magic.
- Crew from NASA’s International Space Station send holiday greetings to Earth.
- Science reveals how many items you can pack into a single stocking
- Interview: Joss Whedon gives his perspective on the creation of Firefly.
- Blastr offers a sneak peek at Syfy’s Being Human press kit.
- Neatorama offers 15 Facts You Might Not Know about Stargate SG-1
- SFX counts down the Top 35 SF & Fantasy Christmas Episodes.
- Tor.com considers Doctor Who’s Amy Pond and how she breaks the mold.
- So why did the Wii cool off? NPR takes a look, and mixed market issues seem to be a big one.
- Victoria Strauss offers Some Tips on Evaluating Literary Contests.