DARK DELICACIES: Co-owner Del Howison on the fundraiser to move the famed Burbank bookstore – Exclusive Interview

Del Howison inside DARK DELICACIES in Burbank | photo courtesy Del Howison

Dark Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank has been a fixture in the horror community since it first opened twenty-five years ago. Owners Del Howison, a horror writer himself, and Susan Duncan-Howison are currently running an auction, which culminates Saturday, February 2, to help fund Dark Delicacies’ move from its current location to its new home. As they’ve been preparing the move, an outpouring of support from the genre filmmaking community (including Academy Award winning director Guillermo del Toro) have helped bring attention to the bookstore everlasting legacy. You can check out the Dark Delicacies auction HERE. And Dark Delicacies Dark Delicacies […]Read On »


Convention News: HEAVEN’S ECHO writer/creator Siike Donnelly to appear at MegaCon 2012 panel this weekend

HEAVEN'S ECHO - BOOK 1 | ©2012 Siike Donnelly

With MegaCon 2012 happening this weekend in Orlando, Florida (February 17-29), ASSIGNMENT X wanted to give a head’s up to check out  the “MegaCon Artist’s Alley Spotlight” panel on Saturday presented by Nerd Nation and featuring HEAVEN’S ECHO creator/writer Siike Donnelly who will also be appearing alongside James Michael Whynot (from Blood and, Martin Pierro (, Mike Wagganer (Deep Space Tragedy,, Kate Carleton (Womanthology,, Derrick Fish (The Wellkeeper, and Gene Hoyle (Nerd Nation and the Host with the Most). The panel will be held on Feb 18 in Hall 221C at 6:30 pm featuring panelists HEAVEN’S […]Read On »


Exclusive Coverage from the 2011 COMIC-CON – DAY 1 & 2 (July 21 & 22, 2011)

COMIC-CON 2011 - DAY 1 and 2 (July 21 & 22, 2011)

Yes, it’s that time of year again – COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2011 has arrived and the ASSIGNMENT X staff are already at the CON gathering all the news that we can cull together for our loyal readers. Check back here (or refresh this page – your choice) for all of our updates throughout the day. We’re also going to be updating on Twitter and Facebook – you can check us out by clicking the links below. Click on Link: COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL BREAKING NEWS AND INTERVIEWS DAY 2 (July 22, 2011) Click on Link: Andrew Garfield talks about playing Peter Parker in […]Read On »


Fresh Clip: Brand new trailer for HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 2 - Lord Voldemort poster | ©2011 Warner Bros.

This week we already got a glimpse of the new HARRY POTTER poster, and now the brand spanking new trailer of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 is here as well and it’s phenomenal. Now this is what a summer film should look like. All the set-up of DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 1 leads to what looks like a non-stop action ride. The film features the epic final battle between Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) with Hogwarts and our entire beloved cast caught in the middle. The film arrives July 15 is 3D. […]Read On »




Well, the latest poster for the final HARRY POTTER film – HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 has arrived and it says it all: “It All Ends.” Arriving in theaters in 3D on July 15, the final chapter of the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s novels will feature the climactic battle between good (Harry as played by Daniel Radcliffe) and evil (Lord Voldemort as played by Ralph Fiennes). Check out a larger version of the new poster by clicking on the image below. DO YOU LIKE IT? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – COMMENT BELOW Click on […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Mark Ryan on THE WILDWOOD TAROT cards and book


Mark Ryan does all sorts of things. On stage, he was in the original London production of EVITA, first as Magaldi, then as Che and more recently, he toured with Eric Idle in ERIC IDLE EXPLOITS MONTY PYTHON. On television, he starred as the Merry Man Nasir in three seasons of HTV’s ROBIN OF SHERWOOD (the first two seasons are now out on Blu-ray from Acorn). On film, he’s been the voice of Bumblebee and Jetfire in the TRANSFORMERS movies. As a comic book writer, he created THE PILGRIM with Mike Grell. As a songwriter, he’s working on a musical […]Read On »


WonderCon 2011: What’s up with a PERCY JACKSON sequel? Even actor Logan Lerman doesn’t know.

PERCY JACKSON & THE LIGHTNING THIEF movie poster | ©2010 20th Century Fox

During the press event for THE THREE MUSKETEERS during WonderCon 2011, actor Logan Lerman commented on the prospects of a sequel to last year’s successful PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS. “I don’t know anything about it,” he says. “I haven’t heard anything but I’m excited about it.” Well, not a heck of a lot, but let’s hope they greenlight the sequel soon or Lerman’s going to be all grown up. CLICK HERE to hear Logan Lerman’s thoughts on his new film THE THREE MUSKETEERS CLICK HERE to check out all of ASSIGNMENT X‘s WONDERCON news and you can also follow […]Read On »


EARTHSEED novel plants TWILIGHT Melissa Rosenberg to write and produce

EARTHSEED by Pamela Sargent | ©Tor Books

Paramount Pictures may have let the TWILIGHT saga slip through their fingers (D’oh), but they’ve learned their lesson and have optioned the novel EARTHSEED by Pamela Sargent and have landed TWILIGHT scribe Melissa Rosenberg to write and produce. EARTHSEED is part of a trilogy of young adult books that also include FARSEED and SEED SEEKER about a group of teenagers bred on a spaceship through genetics and without parents. “EARTHSEED is an incredibly compelling world and I’m excited to dive into it,” said Rosenberg today in a press release. “The film’s premise easily lends itself to an exciting franchise with […]Read On »


New photos from THE HOBBIT set courtesy of Peter Jackson

Director Peter Jackson on set THE HOBBIT | ©2011 Peter Jackson

With the back-t0-back LORD OF THE RINGS prequels of  THE HOBBIT based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novel (and set 60 years before RINGS)  just starting production in Wellington, New Zealand, co-writer and director Peter Jackson gave fans a gift with two photos from the set. You can check them out below. Very cool. With Facebook and Twitter making communication super-easy, expect more Jackson updates this way in the future.


Live Streaming of Kim Harrison Book Signing today on Assignment X

At 7:00pm (EST), ASSIGNMENT X will present a live streaming broadcast of Harrison’s book signing for PALE DEMON that’s being held at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, OH. You will also be able to ask questions too. CLICK HERE and bookmark this page to watch the event live And check out the links to our exclusive Kim Harrison interview below … CLICK HERE for PART 1 of ASSIGNMENT X’s EXCLUSIVE KIM HARRISON interview CLICK HERE for PART 2 of ASSIGNMENT X’s EXCLUSIVE KIM HARRISON interview

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