Alcatraz East Crime Museum

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This post is a bit tangential to the rest of this website, but I suspect that some of you might be interested in Alcatraz East Crime Museum. I’m in Pigeon Forge, TN every couple of months, and I’m still not sure how I missed a fortress with the words “CRIME MUSEUM” emblazoned on the front. You’d think that would be a beacon, but missed it I did. I stumbled across its existence online, and knew right away that I had to visit.

More skulduggery after the jump!

Downtime…

I know that I have not posted anything in a few days, but this is only a temporary situation. It won’t be months before you hear from me again 😉 But I have some books to read and review, and I’ll be adding some new contributors as well.

Interview: Ghastly Affair’s Daniel James Hanley

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Art by Stacey Kaelin

Although I haven’t been an active gamer in years, I’ve maintained an interest in role-playing game world-building. What intrigued me about Ghastly Affair — The Gothic Game of Romantic Horror was its pre-Victorian setting. While my personal tastes run more towards the era of Stoker and Stevenson, it was cool to see a game that embraced the roots of Gothic literature.

What follows is an interview with writer and designer Daniel James Hanley where he discusses his interest in Gothic fiction and how it relates to RPGs. Even if you aren’t interested in gaming, I recommend checking out his website Engine of Oracles. It’s loaded with facts and trivia that might be of special interest to new authors looking to explore the Gothic genre.

More skulduggery after the jump!