In January of 2017, I announced my separation from my wife and business partner, Lani DIane Rich. What began as a sad but amicable separation led to divorce; it also led, over the course of the last eighteen months, to a slew of accusations and a developing narrative...
Hey everyone. Alastair here. As some of you are no doubt aware, this has been a difficult week for me. I'll have more to say in the very near future, but I'm afraid that I have to postpone this week's slate of shows at Point North Media. You can always find the Point...
This week, the House of Black and the Scouring of the Shire!
This week, Harry meets the Order and Frodo returns to Bilbo.
This week, the King Returns and a new year begins at Hogwarts.
This week: kings, of both the Once And Future and Returning varieties.
This week, we meet the Arthurian antecedents of Harry Potter, destroy the One Ring, and more!
This week: Miss Cackle, the Crack of Doom and the Kwisatz Haderach!
This week, we discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the movie adaptation of Goblet of Fire, and the final fate of the One Ring.
This week, wizards and hobbits alike are confronted with old enemies!
This week, we approach the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Dear Mr. Potter; in There and Back Again, we switch our focus away from the Battle of Morannon and catch up with Frodo and Sam in chapters one and two of Book Six of The Lord of the Rings; we...
This week: curses, last stands and Solo!
This week, our prize is a portkey and we march on Morannon.
This week, we begin the third task and count the cost of battle.
This week, the Pensieve, the Pyre and the Princess Bride.
This week, we’re all waiting for Infinity War!
This week, two visits to Hogwarts and the ride of the Rohirrim!
This week, we face the Second Task and the Siege of Gondor!
This week, Snape and Moody go eye to eye, and the Rohirrim muster on the eve of war!
This week, Harry takes a bath and Aragorn takes the Paths of the Dead.
This week, we look forward to spring by talking about the Hogwarts Yule Ball!
This week, we face our greatest challenge and begin the first test — but murdered by pirates is good!
This week, Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff and Samwise Gamgee vs. himself!
This week, my voice is back and we have lots to discuss!
This week: bed rest and chicken soup?
Come and explore fantasy and folklore with the downloadable version of Point North’s six-week Between Worlds class!
This week, fire and starlight!
This week, we contemplate the unforgivable and the unforgettable in a week of new Point North podcasts!
This week, we discuss heroism and temptation from Hogwarts to Mordor, from mid-century Japan to Shakespeare’s Athens!
This week, we’re going back to Hogwarts and spending some time with the Best Man In Middle-earth!
This week: quidditch, the dark mark, rabbits and oliphaunts!
This week, we wait for the world to warm up by escaping to the Burrow and the company of the Weasleys.
This week, we hunt orcs and dragons!
This week, we are besieged at Helm’s Deep, and make some friends at Wizard School!
This week, we meet a boy wizard as he sets off for wizarding school — but not the one you think — and spend some time with the king of the Rohirrim!
In a brand-new six week class, we’re going to study the history and evolution of Faerie and fairy-folk, from Sir Orfeo to Game of Thrones and The Little Mermaid!
This week, we discuss a werewolf, a mummy and a wizard!
In this brand-new Point North class, we’re going to look at how television works, how it evolved, how it achieved pop cultural dominance, and where it goes from here.
Starting this week, we’re moving from YouTube to the livestreaming platform Crowdcast!
As was foretold in ancient prophecy, the technical dragons have returned. Now, we slay them.
Announcing a brand-new Point North class studying the visual art of cinematic storytelling. Registration is open now!
The Narrative Beat is a new twice-weekly podcast about the art, craft, and business of the writer’s life.
On Saturday, August 12th, we’re spending a whole day in a galaxy far, far away with the first Point North Livetweet Marathon: the entire Star Wars saga!
Writing a synopsis demands a very particular set of skills, and a clear understanding of your story. Here’s how to do it.
This summer, we finally return to Hogwarts in the third season of Dear Mr. Potter!
This is the third part of a journey through Marble Hornets, a YouTube-based horror mystery series.
For the next twenty-four hours, you can buy a limited-edition There And Back Again shirt featuring the wise words of our very favorite hobbit, Sam Gamgee!
This is the second part of a journey through Marble Hornets, a YouTube-based horror mystery series.
In advance of the Starz adaptation, we’re going to discuss Neil Gaiman’s seminal novel American Gods!
Amongst those interested in and passionate about new-media storytelling, Marble Hornets is already legendary.
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