AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > General > Sports & Entertainment

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2010-09-26, 18:27   Link #1
AnimeFan188
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Harlan Ellison (died 6/27/18)

At MadCon, an ailing Harlan Ellison will say goodbye:

"Fans of fantastic fiction -- or just some of the finest damn writing to be put on
paper -- take heed: If you've ever wanted to talk to Harlan Ellison, this weekend's
MadCon 2010 is your last chance."

"Due to his failing health, there had been some doubt about whether Ellison would
show up in person or participate in panels, readings and other events by telephone
from his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. But at press time he affirmed he was coming.
He is also adamant that MadCon will be the final convention he ever attends, in any
fashion."

See:

http://www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/...?article=30610




If you don't know much about Harlan Elison, there's a movie about him called
"Dreams With Sharp Teeth":

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1018887/


Here's an excerpt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj5IV23g-fE

Classic Harlan Ellison.
AnimeFan188 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-09-27, 11:31   Link #2
Guardian Enzo
Seishu's Ace
*Author
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Kobe, Japan
I read a lot of Harlan's stuff when I was a kid - it really impacted me. Sorry to hear he's in declining health.

An interesting take on Ellison is "Murder at the ABA", by his friend/foil Isaac Asimov. Ike based the character Darius Just on Ellison, and poked some pretty rough fun at him. Massively entertaining read.
Guardian Enzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-09-27, 12:14   Link #3
Kaze
「Darkly Charismatic 」
*Artist
 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Lounge
I think this thread is going to get nuked by mods.

I Think
__________________
Kaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-09-27, 12:23   Link #4
Guardian Enzo
Seishu's Ace
*Author
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Kobe, Japan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaze View Post
I think this thread is going to get nuked by mods.

I Think
Just OOC, why? Doesn't a discussion of one of the greatest SF writer/editors of the 20th Century count at "General Chat"?
Guardian Enzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-09-27, 12:26   Link #5
Kaze
「Darkly Charismatic 」
*Artist
 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Lounge
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guardian Enzo View Post
Just OOC, why? Doesn't a discussion of one of the greatest SF writer/editors of the 20th Century count at "General Chat"?
I don't know, I saw 2 mods browsing this thread 5 minutes ago, my apologies.
When I quickly read the first post I thought it was someone who was advertising his own books!

I loved A Boy and His Dog though
I'm a sucker for Alternate Timelines.
__________________
Kaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-09-27, 12:35   Link #6
james0246
Senior Member
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: East Cupcake
Ellison's writings were a great inspiration when I was much younger (along with Heinlein and Asimov), but what I'll remember him best for is his work on such shows as The Outer Limits, Route 66, Star Trek, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (all of which were favourite shows when I was much younger).

That being said, while I expect this will be his last major interview/event, I do not doubt that he will still retain the spite to last another decade or more .
james0246 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018-06-29, 23:42   Link #7
AnimeFan188
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Harlan Ellison dies at 84; acclaimed science fiction
writer was known for combative style:


"Harlan Ellison, who emerged as a major figure in the New Wave of science fiction
writers in the 1960s and became a legend in science fiction and fantasy circles for his
award-winning stories and notoriously outspoken and combative persona, died
Wednesday night in Los Angeles. He was 84.

Ellison died at home in Sherman Oaks in his sleep, according to Susan Shapiro, his
Hollywood agent. His death was unexpected."


"Ellison was particularly well known for his sometimes colorful dealings and
encounters with book editors and TV producers who incurred his ire.

He readily acknowledged that he once mailed a dead gopher to a publishing house,
and gleefully recounted assaulting his publisher in 1982.

“I put him in a hold that I had learned from Bruce Lee. I took him to his knees. Then I
duck-walked him back to his door,” Ellison told The Times’ Carolyn Kellogg in 2013. “I
picked up a chair and threw it…. It bounced around the room.” The publisher had
scrambled behind his desk and was dialing the phone. “I jumped on the desk and
ripped the phone out of the wall.” Then he came to his senses and left for a TV
appearance.

While writing for the 1960s TV series “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” he later
recalled, he went after an ABC executive by climbing onto the conference table in
producer Irwin Allen’s office. He then slipped on the table’s highly polished surface and
caught the executive in the throat with his fist.

He was accused of grabbing writer Connie Willis’ breasts during the Hugo Awards in
2006, angering many women in the science fiction community. Ellison disputed the
charge (but it seemed to be captured on video).

Ellison also was known to show up at TV story conferences carrying a baseball bat.
And he once brought a chamois bag containing a pistol to a story conference, during
which he casually went about cleaning the gun. (It was, he later said, unloaded.)"

See:

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituar...628-story.html


A greatly talented guy, but how'd he avoid going to jail?
AnimeFan188 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:29.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
We use Silk.