I have two new features up at Classic-Horror.com. I interviewed the writers, director and stars of the movie Pathology at ComicCon last summer, but the article was delayed when the movie’s release date kept getting pushed back. Now the movie is finally out and so is my article.

I visited the set of CBS’s vampire show Moonlight a few weeks ago. I didn’t get much unique material since all the interviews were done with the entire press group present. Still, it was a fun visit. I ended up with more photos than I could use for the articles, so I’ve posted a few extras in my new photo gallery.

Another article based on my interviews at Comic-Con is up at Classic-Horror.Com. I talked to head writer Chris Chibnall, writer/actor Noel Clarke, producer Richard Stokes and prosthetics supervisor Matt O’Toole. The resulting article is Torchwood: Aliens, Monsters and Sex Coming To BBC America

The Torchwood interviews were my favorite of the Comic-Con interviews. I got to sit down and talk to the guys for a total of an hour’s worth of interviews. We could chat about the show rather than me trying to fire off questions before time ran out. It was particularly fun talking to Chris Chibnall and Noel Clarke because we got to talk about comics and TV and why my friend’s kid objected to seeing Gwen kiss the alien-possessed woman in “Day One.” (Because “she’s a bad guy!”)

For those who are wondering (someone might be), Noel Clarke is quite attractive in person. Not to imply that Chris Chibnall or the others are unpleasant to look at. Maybe it’s just the unexpected combination of good-looking actor and geeky-as-the-rest-of-us guy.

ETA: Torchwood Season 2 article.

The second of my Comic-Con articles is now up at Classic-Horror. It’s called It’s Nothing Like “Angel,” We Swear: CBS’s New Vamp Detective Show “Moonlight”. And yes, I know a lot of people have been making Forever Knight comparisons, too, but Joel Silver doesn’t seem to have heard of it. At the Comic-Con Moonlight panel, someone asked about Forever Knight and he launched into a speech about how the new show was different from Angel, eliciting a few “buh?” responses from audience members who had actually heard the question.

This article comes from interviews with Sophia Myles, Brian J. White and Jason Dohring. Some additional information is from the Moonlight panel at Comic-Con.

I’ve got a couple of articles up at Classic-Horror.com right now. One was from June. It’s a visit to the set of the movie Pathology, down in Manhattan Beach. The article includes interviews with writer Mark Neveldine and star Milo Ventimiglia.

The other, Demon Terrorists and Amoral Women: The Upcoming Season of Supernatural, features interviews at Comic-Con with Jensen Ackles, Eric Kripke, Ben Edlund and Sera Gamble.

I did several other sets of interview this year at Comic-Con, so those articles will be coming soon.

So what happened to the old blog? Around version 1.5, WordPress drastically redid the layout portion of the blog script. I had designed my site around WordPress 1.2 and didn’t have the time/energy/motivation to redo the site. Therefore I did not update my WordPress.

This turned out to be a very bad idea.

First, I was getting spammed with random advertisements varying from the off-topic to the obscene and the filters I had weren’t stopping the comments.

Then my site disappeared entirely, replaced with a single-line hacker message.

It seems that along with the new design concepts, the WordPress updates also included vital security updates. Turns out that not only should you change your oil every 5,000 miles and wash your hands before eating, but you should also update your software regularly.

It became easier for me to simply delete the old site and start fresh.

This blog is not going to be updated often. I don’t like talking about myself and I don’t have any writing or entertainment industry advice that you couldn’t get elsewhere from more experienced people. I also have a long list of writing projects I should be working on instead of procrastinating online. So this will mostly function as a blogroll for myself, and a reference point for when I comment to other people’s blogs. Occasionally I may feel inspired/opinionated or have actual news to share. I reserve the right to post at random.

I do not expect anyone to add/keep me on their blogroll, even if I link to you. Enjoy the obligation-free linkage.

First spammed, then hacked. I’m starting again from scratch.

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