Nagspeake Winter Getaways–They’re Not Just For Tourists!

As winter works its magic on the Magothy watershed, many of us find ourselves stuck indoors weighing the merits of an emergency hot chocolate run and wishing we were at least frozen someplace where there wasn’t laundry staring us in the face and a sinkful of dishes on top of our favorite tumbler, the one that makes even a cheap… (more…)

January at the Olina Museum: Urban Wilderness, Mysterious Mathematickal Art, and the Return of the Old Iron Project

Happy New Year, my lovelies! It’s January on the Magothy, and you know what that means (or maybe you don’t): the much-awaited re-opening of the Olina Museum in the Printer’s Quarter. Nagspeakers have been waiting five years for the Olina to swing wide its doors after the destruction of the Walker Folkways Wing in what has been variously described as… (more…)

A Special Welcome for Age of Steam Readers!

It seems like only yesterday we were sending her out on yet another a coffee run, but today our very own Kate Milford is being interviewed on a lovely blog called Age of Steam! Frequent guests here at the NBTC website might remember Kate as our erstwhile intern before we hired Fennel; some of you might also know that Kate… (more…)

Killer Real Estate Opportunity in Historic Printer’s Quarter!

Love the NBTC? Want to work here?? Well, you can’t. Or rather, you can’t work at the NBTC, because between Kate and Miranda we have plenty of people to get our coffee and make sure our paperclips are all perfectly flat with the loops all exactly in line. (Because nothing makes inter-office correspondence less professional than bent-up paperclips, as everyone… (more…)

Christmas on the Magothy: We Have a Winner!

Back in August, Gillymole Press announced its return to mainstream publishing with the Christmas on the Magothy Serial Fiction Contest, which we here at the NBTC were so excited about until some idiot who was still bent out of shape about a series Gillymole ran…what?…four years ago or something (get over it people, at some point we have to stop… (more…)

Local Music

Like any moderately-sized city, Nagspeake has a large and thriving music scene! For traditionalists, there’s the Magothy Symphonette and the Mid-Coastal Orchestra. For jazz lovers, there’s the annual Jazz, Blues, and Pig Out at Cape St. Charlestown Park. Then there are the many saloons, restaurants, and clubs that feature live music. These, on the other hand, should be approached with… (more…)

Who Knew?

Tales of the Horless and Deglov Players have been circulating, in some form or other, since the old pirate days. An antique shanty tells of a man who, even after being made brave by drink, still won’t go with his crewmates to the show where “the poppet-man’s packing ’em in.” He waits in vain all night for his mates to… (more…)

Local Theatre

Theatre in Nagspeake is a city-wide affair; more than one innocent bystander has been unexpectedly drawn in by the sudden apparition of drama on what was, moments before, a perfectly quiet and unassuming street.  And when theatre springs up in Nagspeake, there’s no easy distinction between spectator and event. As far as the “legitimate” theatre goes, there are only three… (more…)

Local Cinema

Nagspeake boasts several film houses, one of which is guaranteed to be showing exactly what you’re in the mood for. If you’re looking for first-run films, your best bet is the Tenefort 5-Plex in Bayside, but for more adventurous souls there are plenty more options to explore–you’ll find some of them below! For classics and a selection of more recent… (more…)

Who Knew?

Damian Whilforber, one of Nagspeake’s foremost world travelers, wrote a pamphlet over a century ago entitled Packing with Aplomb, in which he makes recommendations on what to take and not take on your next perambulations around the planet. Notable on the not-to-be-forgotten list: “disabling drugs of some variety in the event that one finds one’s traveling companions less than wholesome… (more…)