This section features some slightly more irreverent looks at GGK’s works and worlds, as well as some plain old fun.
From Middle-Earth to Wonderland, The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, by Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi, gives descriptions of the many lands and places that have been created over the centuries in literary works. Read the travelogue entry on Fionavar, to ensure you don’t miss all the must-see spots when you go!
This is a very fun piece contributed by Mabry Slemmons, which complements the travelogue entry nicely. These are very important guidelines to be aware of when visiting the first of all worlds, but be warned; abiding by its rules cannot guarantee your survival!
The Altavista search engine has a very useful little tool called ‘babelfish’ which you can use to translate words into different languages – or even entire web pages. But…the translating mechanism is idiosyncratic, to say the least. The very least. We used it here to translate a German review of Tigana into English. For anyone who knows the book well (and indeed, even for those who don’t) this translation is hilarious!
Some readers have compiled a list of very useful signs. If you find yourself exhibiting any of these symptoms, seek help quickly. Or just shrug your shoulders with your characteristic gesture (either that or run your fingers through your hair) and resign yourself to the inevitable.
Have you ever thought about who the best actor to play a character in a GGK book would be? Well, a few years ago some web surfers got together and discussed, debated and argued their choices for the main characters of The Fionavar Tapestry. The results are here today…see whether you agree!
Test Your GGK IQ!
How many times have you read the books? How well do you think you know them? Well, here’s your chance to prove yourself. This is going to be a growing section, until we eventually have quizzes on all of GGK’s books. For now, we’ll start at the beginning – with The Summer Tree. There’s an easy quiz, and a hard quiz. Enjoy, and Good Luck!
Did you ever wonder what Convocation Hall looks like, where the five first see Loren and Matt, and the events of The Fionavar Tapestry are set in motion? Two GGK readers did, so they journeyed to Toronto to see it, together with the other Canadian landmarks mentioned in The Tapestry. They took photos, wrote a travel diary, and were kind enough to share it with us…
Our very own Alec Lynch has gifted us with a GGK version of Jeopardy! With categories including: characters, places, name the book, about the author, and party time, there’s plenty of fun to be had here! It’s a powerpoint file, so give it some time to open up/download when you click the link. Thanks Alec!
Sara Strand aka Silvestris has created a beautiful version of the tarot deck using characters and situations from Fionavar. She explains the traditional symbolism behind each card, and why she chose the representative from Fionavar for that particular card. Interesting ideas, and beautiful cards!
Try a GGK online jigsaw puzzle!