GoFundMe campaign

I’ve recently started a GoFundMe account titled “Man in Black Conquers Spain”. The purpose for this is to raise funds for a trip I will be taking in 2017 to Spain for the purpose of improving my language skills and broadening my horizons.

If you wish, you can give a free donation, but I imagine for many of you reading the point of this will be the commissions. There are several tiers each for commissions and Tuckerizations in a wide variety of genres. So please, take a look! Even if you decide this isn’t for you (not everybody has the extra cash), I will greatly appreciate if you share this campaign with your friends and get the word out.

For easy access, this account has been added to the blog menu under the label “Commissions”.

Lords of the Sith full review!

Lords of the Sith

The cover of Lords of the Sith features Darth Vader and the Emperor, each employing their signature form of aggression. Vader is rushing forward with his lightsaber while his Master stands off to the side, unleashing bolts of Force lightning. The blurb speaks of a dire mission the two must undertake together. Read the full review here.

What’s Up With Me?


I didn’t intend to make this sort of post.  It’s supposedly more likely to scare away new readers than to placate existing ones, and this blog is new enough to have a fairly small audience as it is.

That said, I promised a certain number of posts per day.  I haven’t delivered on this.  I do want you to know that most of these posts are 90% written, if not more, and the ones that aren’t are written in my head.  They are coming, and when I finally have an uninterrupted day in which to package everything into a form that WordPress likes, posts will come at an accelerated rate until I have made up for several days lacking posts.

The reasons for these lack of posts are myriad.  It takes me longer to type than it used to, due to my aging computer.  I’ve had personal issues that have made it difficult for me to string words together, and other personal issues that made it difficult to spend time in front of a computer screen when I could be helping other people.  I’ve started a new job.  I’ve continued to work my full time job.  None of these are great excuses, but the majority of these things are items that I’ve either worked past or gotten to the point where they will no longer have a negative impact on my schedule.

I don’t intend to make this sort of post again.  It’s not good for me, and it’s not fair to you.  I may make further posts going into some of these issues, but only if I feel it’s relevant to what we’re doing here.  In the meantime, we can consider January to be a dry run.  I promise you, February will be the real thing.

About Bill Silvia


About 2016Bill Silvia has been publishing content on the internet since 2006.  He began as a writer of horror film-related reviews and articles for Fight-Evil.com, where he continued to publish content until the site stopped carrying articles.  From 2009 through 2011 he published Star Wars and Science Fiction-related reviews and articles for NJOE.com.  In 2010 Bill was one of a number of administrators involved in the founding of Man in Black Reviews (later MiBReviews), and its spin-offs, Tickled Fears and Stars’ End, where he and many contributors who posted written reviews, short form fiction, original videos, and more.  The site closed in early 2013.  Since 2010, Bill has published articles and reviews on Fantasy & SciFi Lovin’ Reviews.

On each of these sites, Bill has worked to experiment with various formats in order to further his capacity to create new and interesting content.  It is these skills that he has taken to this blog in order to continue writing and publishing on a regular basis, pushing his abilities with higher quality content, and establishing a dialogue with the internet community.  On this blog, he will post analytical articles, reviews, short and long form fiction, podcasts and original videos.  Any comments or criticism of any sort are welcome, and readers are always welcome to email him at reviewerinblack@gmail.com.