Bruce Campbell is one of my favorite horror icons. He’s fun, acerbic, and honest in the most down-to-earth way possible. This week he arrives in Toronto for Fan Expo, and I had the chance to speak with him about his new book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, the Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead, and what it’s like meeting with fans. Campbell even had some advice for fans coming out to meet him this weekend.
In this modern age of innovative technology, creative media and audio books, an idea comes along that revolutionizes the way we read books. With the Kindle now loved by adults and children alike and having firmly cemented its place as the perfect reading companion, the next generation of interactive books have begun to enter the bookshelves in the market place.
Whenever I think of launch parties–whether it is a new film, an album, or in this case, a new book–one thing always springs to mind; celebrating in style. The launch party for author Andrew Antoniades’s impressive new book Steve McQueen: The Actor and His Films was no exception.
Elmore “Dutch” Leonard is one of the most prolific of modern day crime writers. He is now deep into his seventies and has managed to retain the reputation as being one of the coolest writers on earth. He has had over 30 different movies and television shows made from his works, some good (Jackie Brown, Out of Sight, Get Shorty), some bad (The Big Bounce), and some ugly (Stick). Leonard is known for his naturally eccentric characters and dialogue.