Dying to know more about
Valentine Wolfe?

Valentine Wolfe interview

Formed in 2006, Valentine Wolfe is the combined effort of the Lady Sarah Black and Braxton Ballew. Imagine Sarah Brightman being backed by Francois Rabbath blowing through a Marshall stack at midnight. Having dubbed their music “Victorian Chamber metal”, the duo have synthesized a love of metal, classical and industrial, infusing them with a Victorian sensibility that evokes the likes of Bram Stoker and Edgar Allan Poe.

The ethereal soprano vocals of Sarah Black–which call to mind not only the aforementioned Brightman, but also Dianne van Giersbergen of Xandria and Tarja Turunen–are buttressed by the thunderous growl of Braxton’s electric upright bass, and the two coalesce over pounding rock and electronic grooves punctuated by a maelstrom of synthesizers, keyboards, samples and sound design.
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Claire McCague
Writer, Scientist, Musician
Fabricator of… everything.

Clair McCague Interview

Claire McCague is a writer, scientist, and musician who fabricates nanostructured materials by day and spins words into scripts and books as the stars rise. She works for the Laboratory for Alternative Energy Conversion and performs with the Sybaritic String Band. Her plays have been featured in festivals across Canada.

The Rosetta Man is her first novel.
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Writer, Scientist, Musician
Fabricator of… everything.”

The Many Worlds of Arlene F. Marks

Arlene F. Marks Interview

Born and raised in Toronto, Arlene F. Marks began writing stories at the age of 6 and can’t seem to stop.  Although she’s been published in multiple genres, her first love has always been speculative fiction.  Her work has appeared in H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror, Onder Magazine, and Daily Science Fiction.  Her science fantasy novel, The Accidental God, was nominated for the 2015 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.  Retired from the high school classroom, Arlene lives with her husband on Nottawasaga Bay but spends an inordinate amount of time in the Sic Transit Terra universe that she has created.
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The Velveteen Band Tells it Like it Is

Velveteen Band interview

The Velveteen Band successfully completed a kickstarter for their new album coming out in September. Even with all that activity, we got a chance to talk with them a bit about, well, everything.

The Velveteen Band is an eclectic musical side show which delivers a wonderland dreamscape, set to capture the imagination and rock you to the core. The theatrical rock ensemble features puppets on vocals, a deranged mad scientist, and is led by a six foot trumpet playing rabbit named the Baron Von Velveteen.
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