BayCon 2013 Gift Baskets for Guests of Honor Contain . . . Our Phobophobia Books!

Attracting over 2,000 attendees from around the west coast annually, BayCon is the largest science fiction and fantasy convention in the San Francisco Bay Area. And lo and behold, our Phobophobia book was included in their guests of honors’ gift baskets this year—Great Scott! In reference to the current year, BayCon 2013’s theme was “Triskaidekaphobia,” or the fear of the …

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A List of Celebs’ Phobias Famous Fears

Our Phobophobia book depicts eccentric fears, such as, arachibutyrophobia: the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. Scary, right? Did you know that some of our favorite celebrities have bizarre fears of their own? Check out these famous phobias: 1. Aretha Franklin: Flying (aviophobia) (Source: Times Magazine. Photo by Personeelsnet.) 2. Johnny Depp: Clowns (coulrophobia) (Source: San Francisco Chronicle. …

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Meet Hat-trick Design! The Design Minds behind “Phobophobia”

Meet the founders of Hat-trick Design: Jim Sutherland (left) and Gareth Howat (right). (Photo courtesy of Hat-trick.)

In spring 2011, designers Jim Sutherland and Gareth Howat gaped at the city of Cape Town from a helicopter tens of thousands of feet above South Africa’s mountainous coastline. The Hat-trick Design duo was in town for the annual Design Indaba Conference, and traveled from their UK studio to participate as speakers. During that helo ride, they met a fellow …

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