Morning Cuppa – 04/15/13 – Scalzi speaks on sexism! Vampires! Werewolves!

Spring has come and change is in the air… I’m going to try to release some blog posts that I’ve been working on some time this week about the state of my novel(s) and another about the state of geek culture vs consumerism. Until then, here’s your cuppa…

  • John Scalzi responds to a commenter on his blog who asks, “Women in Geekdom. Why is this all exploding now? Where is it going?” While the questioner is perhaps sincere it still speaks to the actual subtext, which is: what’s up with the raging debate on sexism in geek culture right now? He does his best to answer the question and says that he feels it’s becoming such a talked about thing because it’s on its way out. I hope he’s right, but I think there’s a lot of work left to be done, especially by the folks like he and I, the white male geeks.
  • This couple are desperately looking for a vampire willing to turn them both into vampires before the end of the year so that they can share their love for eternity. If you’re a vampire, maybe consider helping them?
  • Horror shows get a bad rep, and Netflix’s foray into the genre, Hemlock Grove, is no exception. It’s not even been released yet the Hollywood Reporter has already taken a pass on the show. The reviewer watched two episodes and had to call it quits. I’m hopeful that this person was just not a genre fan but we’ll find out when it’s released this Friday.
    I’d love to see something that evokes the quality of American Horror Story (season 1… season 2 totally lost me). Anyways, if you’d like to get a taste for what the show might hold you can check out Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, which the show is based upon.