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Fox Announces Bloom County Animated Series
Time to get out of the dandelion patch: FOX has announced it's developing a new animated adaptation of Bloom County, the Pulitzer-winning cartoon strip by UT alum Berkeley Breathed, from the animation studio behind Bob's Burgers.

7:00AM Fri. Feb. 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DC Features Daniel Johnston’s Artwork on Upcoming Batman Comic
Following last months’ unveiling of a tribute mural on West Seventh Street, DC Comics offers its own celebration of the late Austin artist Daniel Johnston.

1:15PM Mon. Feb. 14, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

RIP Willie Siros, 1952-2022
Austin's genre fiction community will walk into the future a little slower today, as it has been announced that Willie Siros, bookseller and convention pioneer, died Jan. 5 at the age of 69.

4:30PM Fri. Jan. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Gastro Obscura Reveals a World of Food-based Weirdness
The world – not just Austin, you old hippies, but the world – has always been weirder than we think. Which is why the website Atlas Obscura is such a compelling place to visit and browse: It shows us stuff about this planet and its inhabitants that can boggle any mind.

12:34PM Tue. Oct. 12, 2021, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

The Texas Book Festival Unveils Its List of Participating Authors
The Texas Book Festival, one of the largest literary festivals in the country, announced its lineup of more than 200 authors. The fest returns to Austin with a mix of virtual and in-person events over nine days starting on October 23 and is, as always, free and open to the public.

9:00AM Wed. Sep. 22, 2021, Adrienne Hunter Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival Scales Back In-Person Programming
The Texas Book Festival had already planned for a hybrid festival this year, offering both in-person and virtual programming. But amid concerns over the Delta variant’s continued prevalence in Austin, TBF has announced in-person events will be scaled back dramatically.

10:14AM Mon. Sep. 13, 2021, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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Texas Book Festival 2021: First Authors Announced
As you mop July's sweat off your brow, October may feel like a lifetime away. But the Texas Book Festival has just helped shorten that time span by revealing the first authors for 2021, a stellar group that includes Colson Whitehead, Elizabeth McCracken, Amor Towles, Sandra Cisneros, and Gabriela Garcia.

10:00AM Wed. Jul. 21, 2021, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Jason June's Gay YA Agenda
Jason June is a fan of many forms of magic: the glitter of mermaid unicorns; Laura Dern’s mesmerizing turn as Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park; and, as exemplified in his newest young adult novel Jay’s Gay Agenda, the simple magic of discovering yourself as a queer person.

10:40AM Tue. Jun. 1, 2021, James Scott Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival Goes Hybrid in 2021
The Texas Book Festival survived the pandemic in 2020 with a completely virtual version that was spread across three weeks. In 2021, the festival will be back online, but only in part. Live events will make their return during a week-long celebration scheduled for Oct. 25-31.

1:50PM Mon. May 17, 2021, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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