I was first introduced to my newest interview subject, Rich Manley, by Charles Sherman, the manager who helped set up my interview with Amy Stoch earlier this year. Rich Manley is an actor, martial artist and magician, among other skills, and he’ll soon be launching a new series on Tubi TV called Culture Shock, where he takes his magic skills all over the world and uses them to connect with other cultures. I recent interviewed Rich about his magic, his acting and more, and I hope you all enjoy reading this interview.
This interview is a little different from what I normally do, but since she’s just as talented as my previous interview subjects. I wanted to speak to someone whose online work I’ve admired for a long time. My newest interview subject, Karen Eng, got her start making videos on YouTube. In the years since she first started singing on YouTube, she has also become a noted Instagram model, and she continues to sing on SingSnap. Like Becky LeBeau, she has great musical talent and doesn’t look her age at all. Like Spice Williams-Crosby, she has a strongly felt set of personal beliefs that guide her work. Karen Eng is her own woman, though, and we discussed her history of online excellence on Tuesday, July 16th. I hope you all enjoy getting to know her.
Part of what attracts collectors to Magic: The Gathering is the gorgeous artwork on the cards, and it should surprise no one that a series of art books is now into its fifth volume. And there’s a sixth on the way: Viz announced The Art Of Magic The Gathering: DOMINARIA today.
Magic: The Gathering is one of the most popular card games in the world, boasting a userbase of over 20 million players across 70 countries. Attempts at game-ifying the franchise have been rare, but nothing on the scale of what Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios announced today: a Magic MMORPG. We’re not talking some cheap phone game or lower-tier Steam afterthought: the Magic MMO will be a AAA production for both PC and consoles, likely with a $60 entry fee and endless additional micro-purchases afterward.
Straub’s story revolves around a group of college friends, whom during the turbulence of the sixties engaged in an occult ritual. The Ritual led by a nomadic charlatan-guru named Mallon, who insinuates himself into the group of teenagers. This ritual results in the death of one student and effects the rest of the group in subtle ways, such as blinding one member over a period of years.