Tumblr is often a place where people discuss identity politics, but how much more complicated would those identity politics be if they included vampires, werewolves, fairies, and other fantastical creatures?
After seven years working in the tech industry, Jenny Richman decided that she needed more magic in her life. So she traded her keyboard for a pair of shimmery wings, taking a job as a professional faerie at children’s parties. There, she found the job fulfillment she had been hoping for.
Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland series has captured the imaginations of kids and perspicacious adults alike — and now, the fourth volume in the series, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, is coming out in March. But no need to wait — we've got an exclusive excerpt, in which a troll becomes a boy.
Some might argue that everything that passes for "paranormal" is a hoax. (There's no fun in that, but insist if you must.) But even the biggest unexplained-phenomenon junkies have to admit when a fraud's a fraud ... as the 10 cases below will attest.
Samantha Bryan first started making fairies because of a project assigned to her at school. Eventually. she became curious about the the everyday life of her fairies, incorporating research into Victorian inventions into that idea. The result are these decidedly less sparkling and ephemeral fairies.
Okay, the next filmmaker to develop a movie about fairies really needs to bring sculptor Cedric Laquieze on as a concept designer. He carefully arranges parts of various insects parts—as well as plants, feathers, and bones—into remarkable creatures that are beautifully strange.
Personally, I thought Rick Baker killed it on the Maleficent makeup. The exaggerated cheek bones and twisty horns were choice. But check out the other ideas for Angelina Jolie's villain origin story — she could have looked like a Sith! Badass.
Some fairies believe that dusting their bodies with powdered foxglove will make them unpalatable to the Fairy Hunter. While this is, tragically, an old wives' tale, the substance will give their predator a nasty case of indigestion. Mythobiologists call it "Tinkerbell's Revenge."
Disney and other Hollywood sanitizers have convinced everybody that fairies are benevolent wish-granters, or maybe environmental champions. But in actual folklore? Fairies are terrifying. They're more into baby-stealing and murder than pixie dust. Here are 10 terrifying things fairies could do to you.
What if a girl really vanished for 20 years — and then reappeared, looking no older than she did when she left? What if she said she'd been taken to a fantastical land, akin to fairyland, where time passed much more slowly? How would people react in real life?
The first trailer for the woodland-warring-nymphs movie Epic is out. It looks like a North American Fern Gully. And the fairies ride hummingbirds, which is pretty adorable. The animated movie stars Peeta, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Johnny Knoxville, Steven Tyler, Beyonce (as a fairy queen), and Aziz Ansari as a…
Over at Tor.com, there's a fantastic story by There and Back Again author Pat Murphy, called "About Fairies." A woman is working on developing a virtual fairyland for a toy company that sells fairy dolls, but she and the other members of the team start developing their own secret fairylands. It turns into a beautiful…
Everybody knows that princesses are awesome — they can march off to save the kingdom, or throw a totally sensational party. And magical princesses are the best, because they have special powers, and they often hang out with huge animals and other uncanny creatures.
Stop whatever it is you're doing right now and plug into this amazing new short film The Gate. The CG creatures are horrifying, mesmerizing, and should really be the high water mark for all computer-animated beasties. Plus, fairy genocide!
Fairies are not always adorable, apple-cheeked, butterfly-winged pixies alighting on people's outstretched fingers. They're not even mischievous little game-players like Puck. Some of them are outright freaky. Check out the scariest fairies no one wants to meet below.
True Blood is almost here. And just wait until you see what this season has in store for you. Watch as evil orc-faced creatures hurl magic grenades at Sookie! Check out the first eight minutes of the season premiere.
Welcome to the world of Alice Meichi Li, where fantasy meets the future. Everything you thought you knew about musicians and fairies is all wrong... or is it? How about a different view? We've got an incredible gallery of Li's work that will give you new perspective on the world of fairies.
From the mind of the miniseries master Nick Willing (who directed Syfy's Tin Man and Alice) comes a Peter Pan prequel, starring Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel and Bob Hoskins (who's reprising his role as Smee)! Watch the first footage!