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Wizard World in the ATX
Austin gets on the comics convention circuit
"...May 2011 for the World Horror Convention. Now the Wizard World pop culture convention confirms it's coming to the..."

Jan. 6, 2010 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Captains on Deck at Wizard World
Shatner and Bakula boldly go to Austin Comic Con
"...When Wizard World Austin Comic Con beams into town next month,..."

Oct. 9, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Wizard World: Wil Wheaton Versus the Burrito
'ST:TNG' star explains how Twitter helps bind the geekverse
", so we can talk about his visit to Wizard World Austin Comic-Con this coming weekend, and we're having..."

Oct. 27, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Wizard World: The Brothers of Destruction of 'The Walking Dead'
Reedus and Rooker talk hunting, fishing, and zombie killing
"...he'll be back with brother Daryl. This weekend, at Wizard World Austin Comic Con, fans of the show got..."

Oct. 29, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Levitation Live Shot: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Australian crowd-surfing instigators stomp a tsunami
"...two consecutive evenings of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s psychotic psychedelia was a miracle...."

May 2, 2016 Music Post by Libby Webster

Wizard World: Five Reasons Why CM Punk Should Stay Champ
(or at least remain in the WWE title hunt)
"...cage in Atlanta, he spent Saturday in Austin for Wizard World Austin Comic-Con...."

Oct. 28, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Michael Sieben Illustrates a New Edition of 'The Wizard of Oz'
Austin's inkstained Okay Mountain man drops da Baum on us
"...a new edition of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from Harper Collins...."

Feb. 19, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Wizard World: The Wit and Wisdom of Patrick Stewart (Abridged)
Captain Picard talks Shakespeare, airline travel, and free drink
"...At a packed room at Wizard World Austin Comic-Con on Saturday afternoon, the great diplomat..."

Oct. 28, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Wizard World: Bernie Wrightson Versus Frankenstein
The comics legend defends the monster and blames the man
" As he explained yesterday in a Q&A at Wizard World Austin Comic-Con, he's spent 41 years consistently employed..."

Oct. 27, 2012 Books Post

Wizard World: Star Trek's Marina Sirtis is a One Woman Bad Girl's Club
Counselor Troi on picking fights and scaring the boys
"...Trek: The Next Generation, she'll be at this weekend's Wizard World Austin Comic-Con for the 25th anniversary cast reunion...."

Oct. 26, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Bruce Wagner: West Coast Wizard?
Is Updike's enthusiasm for Wagner warranted?
"...I'm Losing You, his previous L.A. novel, "like a wizard." In the biz-o-lect, it is a "win-win" proposition: The..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Books Feature by Roger Gathman

El Wizard Adrian Quesada's Multiplicity
Ex-Grupo Fantasma guitarist Adrian Quesada diversifies
"..."If I could make another five different records with people this year I would," he chuckles. "I like traveling,..."

July 18, 2014 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

The Wizard of Gore Returns
Herschell Gordon Lewis releases his inner Herschell Gordon Lewis
"...a business venture," Lewis says. "I knew that many people would object to this kind of film, but I..."

May 25, 2007 Screens Feature by Carson Barker

Dark Side of the Potterverse
Brad Neely's 'Wizard People, Dear Readers' and the volatility of artistic alchemy
" life! And yes to magic! – Brad Neely, Wizard People, Dear Readers..."

July 23, 2004 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

Warner Bros.: Avada Kedavra, Healy
'Wizard People, Dear Readers,' Brad Neely's wonderfully wacked-out homage to 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,' is no more
"...has called the kibosh on performances of Brad Neely's Wizard People, Dear Reader, though no official legal action has..."

April 1, 2005 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

Austin Gets the Geek Stamp of Approval
Wizard World Comic Con brings Lando, Lee, and the Centipede three to town
"...Don't let the name fool you. The Wizard World Comic Con isn't just about four-color pulp entertainment...."

Nov. 12, 2010 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Oz the Great and Powerful
Neither a besmirching nor a instant classic, this sometimes clunky prequel in which James Franco plays the Wizard when he was a mere, young huckster also has Sam Raimi's ravishing visuals.
"...”If you can make them believe, then you’re wizard enough,” says the witch Glinda (Williams) to the magician..."

March 8, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Present Beware! The Future Beware!
Austin animator Brad Neely drinks beer, hates British children
"...not entirely surprising given that Neely's two best-known works, Wizard People, Dear Reader and animated rap "Cox + Combes'..."

June 13, 2008 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

After Two-Year Hiatus Levitation Hits the Clubs
Droning on with Slowdive, Electric Wizard, Ian Svenonius, and Bedouine
"...soon be as common locally as psychedelic rock. Electric WizardFri. 27, Stubb’s, 9:30pm..."

April 27, 2018 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Leaping Wizards
'Star Trek: The Next Generation' reunited cast, CM Punk, and 'Walking Dead' fresh kills gather at Wizard World Austin Comic Con
"...and grapple with the best wrestler in the world. Wizard World Austin Comic Con is back for its third..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Arthur and the Invisibles
Live-action/animation hybrid from Luc Besson features a host of hip vocal talent but little more.
"...children’s books. Bowie is the voice of an evil wizard, and a computer-animated Snoop Dogg serves our heroes a..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Getting to Oz Through Austin Arts
Area arts events make a Yellow Brick Road to The Wizard of Oz in Zilker Park
"...Munchkinland, and points between with a production of The Wizard of Oz, and we've been considering how to get..."

May 19, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
From the sets to the story to the whole tone of the film, this first Potter film is an almost literal adaptation of J.K. Rowling's beloved children's book.
"...and if you're one of the two or three people who hasn't yet succumbed to Pottermania, this might just..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

We Have Met the Future, and It Is Us
Film on the Web, part II: the movies
"...movies it is different. You can be with other people, which is ideal, or you can be alone. But..."

March 9, 2007 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

Battle Chasers and Darksiders
Joe Mad talks ESRB versus Comics Code before Wizard World
"...The man known as Joe Mad appears today at Wizard World Austin, but we chatted him earlier about how..."

Nov. 13, 2010 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Studio Visits: Rebecca Rothfus
This skilled painter and wizard at cutouts feels at home in her newly built studio at Canopy
"...[Little] answered all our questions – talk about visual people trying to communicate! I decided at that moment I..."

Dec. 27, 2013 Arts Column by Andy Campbell

Strange Days Await Ian Moore
Singer/guitarist premieres new single
"...“Nobody told me about the coming of the strange..."

Feb. 20, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

DVDanger: One Eyed Girl
Director Nick Matthews explores cult life, Australian-style
"...whirl. He said, "I remember about six months ago, people were telling me, December 8, that's your U.S. release..."

Dec. 12, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVD Watch: 'Snitch'
Director Ric Roman Waugh makes The Rock into an everyman
"...knows why: No-one works harder. "I've been around some people that I don't even know when they sleep, but..."

June 11, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

FF2012: 'The Warped Forest'
Fantastic Fest continues its celebration of Japanese oddities
"...really review The Warped Forest. You can just prepare people for it...."

Sept. 24, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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