I was asked by my friend and fellow author/podcaster KT Bryski to narrate this month's short story for Apex Magazine. I was thrilled to oblige and am pleased to share the final cut with you all! The story is "Penelope Waits" by Dennis Danvers. Enjoy! Click here to listen to the story! -Aly
I always wanted to be a Gryffindor, but the truth was always there under the surface, and it was much more simple. I love people too much, and I care about everyone's feelings. It's actually been Hufflepuff all the way. I got the first three Harry Potter books the day that "The Prisoner of… Continue reading Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter!
For this installation of the Disney Odyssey we turned to a couple of real experts: Maureen Smith and Daniel Johanson of Chicago's own Scapi Mag! Two trained opera lovers and performers, Daniel and Maureen have made it their mission to seek out and promote independent artists, companies, collectives, and projects of all kinds in the… Continue reading Disney Odyssey #38 – Flying Whales Are Neither Pines Nor Roman: Discuss
My good friend Eli Kurtz has spent this month of May running a Kickstarter for his brand new setting for Savage Worlds, a wuxia/folktale inspired world called The Blackwood. He has spent the last several years building this world and preparing to bring it to the public, and his Kickstarter is fully funded at this… Continue reading “The Lesson of the Hunter and his Stepchildren” – a new folktale for The Blackwood
As we wrap up the Disney Renaissance with #37, we were happy to finally have someone with us who we'd been looking forward to teaming up with for a while now. Justin Blankenship is a pretty talented guy we met here in Chicago when working on "A Klingon Christmas Carol" in 2016. Since then, he's… Continue reading Disney Odyssey #37 – Unrealistic Parkour and Male Hairlessness: A Musical by Phil Collins