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As an amateur scholar and die-hard enthusiast of everything to do with Alice in Wonderland, I have launched a podcast that takes on Alice’s everlasting influence on pop culture. As an author who draws on Lewis Carroll’s iconic masterpiece for my Looking Glass Wars universe, I’m well acquainted with the process of dipping into Wonderland for inspiration. The […]
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As an amateur scholar and die-hard enthusiast of everything to do with Alice in Wonderland, I have launched a podcast that takes on Alice’s everlasting influence on pop culture. As an author who draws on Lewis Carroll’s iconic masterpiece for my Looking Glass Wars universe, I’m well acquainted with the process of dipping into Wonderland for inspiration. The […]
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Hello all! As promised, we are back with part two; our list of favorite Booktokkers is here! Proceed with caution, as you will most likely lose many hours to the BookTok rabbit holes (pun intended) these book lovers will lead you down. @thebooksiveloved First, we have Pauline from @thebooksiveloved, a great place to start if […]
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Part One: Wonderland’s Imagination Empowers

Author Frank Beddor
Imagination is the lifeblood of existence. Here in our happy little home realm of Earth we are not only dependent on our Imaginations for liberation from the mundane, but also for all innovative progress. A great creative mind can be the difference between total disaster or awesome advancement. But… Where does Imagination come from? And how does it actually work?

Wonderland Look-Alikes: Some of the People Lewis Carroll Got Wrong

Author Frank Beddor
Princess Alyss Heart’s history was a bloody tale, full of power and terror and even a glowing glimmer of hope. When Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (a.k.a. Lewis Carroll) heard the harrowing story, he was full of good intentions. The writer did his best, crafting a story of whimsy that amused children and adults alike—however, they did not amuse Alice Liddell. The familiar faces of her childhood were warped, the truth obscured. These are the facts behind Lewis Carroll’s fabrications...

Why I Love Alice: Wonderful Wonderland

Author Frank Beddor
My friend Lynne Henderson is a Wonderverse super-fan and Alice Aficionado supreme. I have had the pleasure of enjoying Tarty Tarts masterfully created by Lynne at the Comic-Cons we have both immersed ourselves into—and recently as I craved a taste of those sweet treats, I thought I should give Lynne a platform to explain her take on the magic of Alice In Wonderland...

Wonderland Warrior & Alice’s Future King: Dodge Anders

Author Frank Beddor
Among the Alyssians, one particular soldier had made a name for himself with his military prowess and suicidal bravery—Dodge Anders, twenty-three years old, the four parallel scars on his right cheek serving as needless reminder that his greatest enemy wasn’t Redd but the beast who’d killed his father...

Alice Is An Alyss’s Kind of Alice In Wonderland

Author Bibwit Harte
As the Royal Scholar of Wonderland, I, Bibwhit Harte am tasked with peering through the Pool of Tears to see the myriad of creations inspired by Wonderland. Today’s source of amusement and information is Alice or Alyss. Not the much-celebrated person, Princess Alyss Heart of Wonderland, but the name and the name itself and other interesting Alices. The name Alice or Alyss is an anglicized variant of the Old French Adelaide which is of Germanic origin. The Germanic “adal” means ‘noble’ and “heid” means ‘kind, sort’ hence the meaning of Alice being ‘noble one.’ Now, we look at some other bearers of this most celebrated name…

The Mother of Alyss Heart, Queen Genevieve

Author Frank Beddor
Queen Genevieve ruled judiciously, guided by the precepts of Light Imagination, but never for a second—and especially not after she gave birth to Alyss—did she forget that dark forces were at work in The Chessboard Desert, where Redd had ensconced herself in a bleak fortress dubbed Mt. Isolation. Sooner or later, Genevieve knew, Redd would attack the queendom, and it would require all of her imaginative powers and then some to ensure its survival... and Alyss’s.

Where In Wonderland? Key Locations of The Looking Glass Wars

Author Frank Beddor
The Wonderland of The Looking Glass Wars is full of places that perhaps you know from Lewis Carroll’s (sanitized) Alice In Wonderland. However, the truth behind the fiction is far more epic, beautiful, and at times dangerous. Here are but a few of the highlights a Wonderverse traveler would see upon stepping through the looking glass...

Who The Queen of Hearts is Based On: Queen Victoria

Author Frank Beddor
Victoria believed that offspring of British monarchs should wed royals or nobles of other nations as a means of forming political and military alliances. How galling then, that Leopold set his heart on a former foundling named Alice Liddell, a member of the gentry, modestly famous for being Lewis Carroll’s muse. What was worse: Miss Liddell had progressive ideas on social and economic reform, and she didn’t care to abide a woman’s place in society. Victoria would have to be subtle, nuanced in her sabotaging of Leopold and Alice’s relationship... 

Through The Looking Glass of Wonderland Video Games

Author Bibwit Harte
As the Royal Scholar of Wonderland, I, Bibwit Harte am tasked with peering through the Pool of Tears to see the myriad of creations inspired by Wonderland. Today I am investigating a most curious form of entertainment… the “video game.”

All Roads Lead to Alice

Author Frank Beddor
My friend and Wonderverse collaborator Chad Evett (the Top Hat of Hatters) has returned (alive!) from the land of Con and Cosplay after SDCC 2022. I asked him to pen a quick reflection of why and how Alice so invariably makes her appearance in his kingdom of costumes. True to form, his take is thoughtful and fun. Check it out!

The Mad Hatter’s Missing Brother: Dalton Madigan

Author Frank Beddor
It wasn’t instantaneous but a gradual wearing down of his resolve. Dalton Madigan came to feel that he didn’t have much choice; he surrendered to Rose and let himself be seduced. Having an affair with the princess, the daughter of the queen he’d sworn to protect.

Chad Evett, Mad Hatter Cosplay Master at SDCC 2022

Author Frank Beddor
To all my Wonderland fans enjoying a trip down the rabbit hole of San Diego Comic-Con, be sure to keep an eye out for the cosplay king and Master Hatter (not to mention my friend and Wonderverse collaborator) Chad Evett. Take a look at this conversation I had with Chad about his amazing cosplay craft.

Following Hollywood’s White Rabbit Into Wonderland: Curtis Clark

Author Frank Beddor
Curtis Clark, one of my Wonderverse collaborators that helped write the Hatter Madigan graphic novels, reflected on the early days of his career in this thoughtful blog. His charming origin story shed light on the fact that unbeknownst to me, I played a bigger role in his journey than I ever knew. We both agreed […]

A Look At Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland Through the Pool of Tears

Author Bibwit Harte
As the Royal Scholar of Wonderland, I, Bibwit Harte am tasked with peering through the Pool of Tears to see the myriad of creations inspired by Wonderland. Today we will explore the influence of The Royal Millinery on other worlds.

The Cheshire Cat Will Take Alice’s Head

Author Frank Beddor
The Cat (or the Cheshire Cat as some may wrongly know him), a shape-shifting creature born of Redd Heart’s imagination—part human, part feline, all assassin—assumed his most innocent incarnation: that of a cute kitten with golden fur. He was lucky to come across seven-year-old Princess Alyss Heart (Alice in Wonderland) just outside the palace gates […]

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