Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Villainous Merchandise: Ring of Morgaine

From the Pyramid Collection catalog:

Ring of Morgaine
Item #: P41616
Price: $44.95

Many call her a Witch; others (including The Mists of Avalon author Marion Bradley), a priestess. No matter: As half sister of Arthur Pendragon, King of Camelot, Morgaine's status as attendant to the goddess inspired the creation of this impressive sterling silver ring, antique finished and flashing with insets of genuine marcasite. Whole sizes 5-10.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

CFP: Arthurian Villains in Film/Television/Electronic Games (1st Round 4/1/10; Kalamazoo 5/12-15/11)

The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Villains of the Matter of Britain, in conjunction with the Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages, will be proposing a set of panels for the 2011 International Congress on Medieval Studies (Western Michigan University, 12-15 May 2011) on the topic of Arthurian Villains in Film/Television/Electronic Games in celebration of the 30th anniversary of John Boorman's Excalibur (1981). Prior to submitting our session proposal, we would like to gauge interest in the topic and appreciate brief proposals and a short CV from potential presenters.

Michael A Torregrossa
The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Villains of the Matter of Britain
34 Second Street
Smithfield, RI 02917-3627
United States
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Muppet King Arthur Alert

Comic book publisher Boom! Studios is set to release a four-issue series called Muppet King Arthur in which the popular Muppets characters take on various Arthurian roles. The final issue appears to feature a confrontation between Kermit as King Arthur and his nephew Robin, who plays Mordred. The official solicitation follows along with a possible cover.

Muppet King Arthur #4 (of 4)
By: Paul Benjamin, Patrick Storck, David Alvarez, David Petersen
Type: Comics : Kids
Genres: Humor
Series: Muppets
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Pub. Date: March 31, 2010

Every great quest must come to an end, and for now the Knights of Arthur must be tabled. But not before the epic battle against Mordred (Robin), as he attempts to claim the throne! Can Arthur (Kermit) defeat his son in the most deadly form of combat known to man - a pun-off?