(this web-site was last updated January 27, 2014)
I’m Alan “Sizzler” Kistler. I’m an author and actor who jumps between New York City and Los Angeles. I contribute articles and editorials to sites such as Wired.com and TheMarySue.com. I’ve also done work for ComicBookResources.com, Newsarama.com and MTV.com. Along with this, I sometimes work for folks on their projects as a geek consultant. I’ve been labeled a comic book and pop culture historian by news media, publishers, and the Paley Center. Basically, I know a lot about American superheroes, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Sherlock Holmes and other geeky topics. I regularly speak on panels about feminism in pop culture, the evolution of vampire fiction, the many ways to handle time travel in storytelling, and LGBTQ representation in media.
I co-host the podcast “Crazy Sexy Geeks.” I have a YouTube channel and a Tumblr called “Stay Geeky.” My most recent book is Doctor Who: A History (published by Lyons Press). I also recorded the audio book. You can find those on Amazon, Audible.com, Barnes & Noble, and other book stores.
I enjoy introducing people to good stories, because fun fiction is meant to be shared and it’s silly to act elitist about it. I think Isaac Asimov should be taught in schools, I’m determined to find a way to visit Gallifrey, Krypton and Paradise Island, and I think there is room enough in fiction for there to be fun, all-ages stories as well as dark, gritty tales.
Take a look around. You’re never too old to star getting into new areas of fun. Stay geeky.
NEXT PUBLIC APPEARANCE!
I’ve recently done signing in Los Angeles, CA and Trumbull, CT. If you’d like me to appear for a signing and/or author Q&A, tell your bookstore, library, comic shop or whatever to contact Lyons Press and set it up.