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Gaming

RIP Dungeons & Dragons Artist Dave Trampier: 1954 – 2014


Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 10.27.09 PM Slowly but surely, we’re losing the men and women who brought us Dungeons & Dragons. The game’s co-founders, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, passed away in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Now comes more sad news: Artist David Trampier died on the morning of March 24 at Helia Healthcare in Carbondale, Illinois. He was 59 years-old, and allegedly in poor health.

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Suvudu

Harold Ramis, Writer And Star of ‘Ghostbusters’ Dead at 69


egonThe Chicago Tribune reports that comedy actor, writer and director Harold Ramis is dead today at the age of 69. According to his family, Ramis had been ill for many years with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare condition that causes swelling of the blood vessels. It was a relapse of the disease that led to Ramis’s death.

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Star Wars

RIP Ann ‘AC’ Crispin


annpic4We at are sad to report that author and advocate Ann ‘AC’ Crispin died of cancer today. She is survived by her husband, the writer Michael Capobianco, and will be remembered fondly by her many friends and fans.

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SF & Fantasy

RIP Frederik Pohl


Pohl2004-210We at Suvudu are sad to report that legendary science fiction author Frederik Pohl died today. He was 93 years old.

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Suvudu

RIP Richard Matheson (1926 – 2013)


Legendary author of science fiction and horror Richard Matheson died today. He was 87 years-old. Matheson leaves behind an incredible legacy of short stories and novels, many of which became the basis of television programs of movies. I am Legend, What Dreams May Come, The Shrinking Man, Hell House and A Stir of Echoes are just a handful of movies that were based on Matheson’s work. Matheson wrote for many television programs, including Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, Amazing Stories and Night Gallery among many others. Stephen King, Anne Rice and George A. Romero all cite Matheson as an influence on their own work.

Matheson is survived by four children, three of whom are writers of fiction and screenplays, and his wife Ruth Ann.

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Suvudu

Ray Harryhausen: An Appreciation


clash-of-the-titansThe first Ray Harryhausen film I ever saw was Clash of the Titans. Yes, it’s considered schlocky in some circles, and its fidelity to real Greek myth is shaky at best, but it blew my little kiddy mind.

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Star Wars

RIP Irvin Kershner, Director of “The Empire Strikes Back”


RIP Irvin Kershner, Director of “The Empire Strikes Back”

Irvin Kershner, director of The Empire Strikes Back, has died at 87 after a long battle with lung cancer. Considered by many fans, myself included, to be one of the strongest films in the saga, The Empire Strikes Back was darker than Star Wars: A New Hope, ending with a series of major setbacks for [...]

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