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Wired Presents Geek’s Guide To The Galaxy Podcast: Horror Writer Joe Hill Goofs On His Dad Stephen King In His New Novel NOS4A2

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How do you approach a career in horror when your dad is the most famous horror writer on Earth? That was the issue facing Joseph Hillstrom King, who feared that publishers would print anything he wrote just to cash in on his last name. So he chose to write under a pseudonym, Joe Hill, and was able to keep his identity secret for over a decade.

I had a powerful weapon on my side, and that weapon was failure,” says Joe Hill in this week’s episode of Wired’s Geek’s Guide To The Galaxy podcast. “It was really easy to stay anonymous when I could barely get published.”

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Much of Hill’s early work was rejected by publishers, including several novels and dozens of stories, which he sees as the pseudonym doing its job. He did eventually break through with the short story collection 20th-Century Ghosts and the novels Heart-Shaped Box and Horns, and is now widely acknowledged as a leading horror author. He’s also come to accept that people will inevitably compare him to his dad. His latest novel NOS4A2 (“Nosferatu”) is peppered with Stephen King references.

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“At a certain point, working on NOS4A2, I thought, maybe I’d like to have fun with it,” says Hill. “Instead of shying away from it and avoiding it like a dangerous infection, maybe it would be fun to goof on Stephen King a bit.”

Listen to Wired’s complete interview with Joe Hill in Episode 85 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy HERE.

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The Greatest Iron Man Armors of the Last 50 Years: An Interactive Timeline

Since Tony Stark constructed his first armor back in 1963’s Tales of Suspense #39, Iron Man has always been about the suit—and the suit has always been changing. With Iron Man 3 hitting theaters this weekend, Wired has picked out the fourteen most interesting incarnations of the armor from the last 50 years of comics, and broken down how they influenced the versions of the suit on the big screen.

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Wired Covers MONDO’s Game of Thrones Art Show

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Wired just posted an article and pictures from MONDO’s Game of Thrones  gallery show…

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Each year, movie fans flock to the South by Southwest Film Festival for the chance to see movies at the cinephile-friendly, beer-serving Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Ritz Theater. This year, however, Alamo Drafthouse is offering something for TV fantasy fans too — a gallery show of original Game of Thrones art.

Mondo – the Alamo collectible-art division responsible for all of those amazing movie posters – have asked a talented roster of artists to make original pieces based on the HBO show. The result is a series of eight screen prints and nearly 30 pieces of original art – the latter of which, along with two of the screen prints, will be on display at a Mondo gallery event beginning Friday and running through March 14.

Mondo, which was born out of Alamo founder Tim League’s vintage iron-on T-shirt enterprise Mondo Tees, enlisted some of its best and brightest artists for the show, including San Francisco Blade Runner aficionado Craig Drake, on-record Game of Thrones fan Daniel Danger, and rock poster designer Ken Taylor. It also brought on artists previously unknown to the Mondo roster like Sanjulian and Audrey Kawasaki.

Read more HERE.

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In The House of The Undying by Daniel Danger

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Margaery by Audrey Kawasaki

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Mother of Dragons by Jason Edmiston

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Daenerys Targaryen by Craig Drake

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Little Lion by N.C. Winters

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Bran Stark by Richey Beckett

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Prophecy by Tom Bagshaw

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Barathian Black Knight by Thomas Hooper

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Tyrion by Mike Mitchell

On a separate note, Machinima stopped SXSW in Austin, Texas and decided to stop by the Mondo gallery to check out the Game of Thrones art show and posted the video that you can watch below.

 

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