Playing Around – Bending With Korra

Fans of The Legend of Korra are already familiar with Pro-Bending, something the series added to the elemental magic world of Avatar. It’s a spectator sport where “benders” used their abilities to combat opponents in an arena. And now, as part of a deal between IDW and Nickelodeon, it’s becoming the first official Legend of Korra board game.  Continue reading

Comics Cosmos – Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generations

Following on the heels of Secret Empire, and a mysterious twist on how that event storyline ended, Marvel has been releasing a series of one-shots dubbed Generations. Beginning in August, this 10-issue anthology series is a collection of team-ups of classic characters with their current versions.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Dragon Con Science: The Multiverse

As mentioned in last week’s blog about Dragon Con, I attended a few panels that were presented by the Science Track. Like a true geek, I took notes, so this week and next I’m doing a recap of a couple of the panels that were directly related to pop culture. First up is “Managing the Multiverse,” which looked at the various scientific theories exploring the possibilities of multiple universes and/or timelines – a must for any geeks into comic book and sci-fi time travel and multiverse plots!  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Investigating the Solve-It Squad

“Who the H*** is giving a middle-schooler access to bank records?!”

The Hardy Boys. Nancy Drew. Mystery Inc. These great crime-solving teenagers have withstood history as some of the greatest sleuths right up there with Holmes & Watson. Scooby Doo has even been rebooted as a post-apocalyptic zombie thriller comic. It has never, however, been a stage play – until now.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – When the Morning Comes

You start to feel it sometime during the final blowout of a con or maybe during that last rushed meal between panels, but it is still there… that quiet gnawing feeling that “this is all about to end”. A convention can become an escape and cocoon of sorts. You’re surrounded by your tribe, being your most true self without having to explain or apologize to anyone. It’s awesome and filled with your own brand of reckless abandon, but then you see the cracks beginning to form and reality begins to creep in. It’s the packing for the trip home and making sure that you haven’t forgotten that awesome thing that you might have paid too much for, but, whateva, it’s a con! And the clock ticks closer to the return to the life before. But that’s just the beginning.  Continue reading

Playing Around – Behind the Witcher

It’s been 10 years since The Witcher video game was released. It’s an RPG (based on a series of novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski) set in a medieval world. The main character is, not surprisingly, a Witcher, which is a monster hunter with supernatural powers. It’s been popular enough to not only get high ratings, but also two follow-up games. And now, on its tenth anniversary, there’s a documentary.  Continue reading

GW1 Issue 121 – Here There Be Dragons

Ever wondered what it’s like to attend one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world? Well Kylan, Miss Dawn and Jessie are back from the fun of Dragon Con, where they partied down with about 90,000 of their closest friends. There is so much to share! Plus, there’s an Oddmall this weekend and we have updates on what’s going down at Derby Downs. And, of course, there’s some geek news from the past week, including a couple of show cancellations. Listen now!   Continue reading

Comics Cosmos – Fall of the Secret Empire

The big two comic book companies love their events and the most recent from Marvel, Secret Empire, just came to an end. The 10-issue storyline followed Captain America’s allegiance to HYDRA, his reign as supreme global ruler, the “heroes” who sided with him and those who opposed his rule and fought back. In the end, as with all events, there was a resolution but not without some changes to the Marvel universe.

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She Geek Critique – Dragon Con Download

If you listen to the show regularly, you know that Kylan and I were down in Atlanta for Labor Day weekend to attend the mega pop culture geek nirvana known as Dragon Con (along with about 90,000 of our closest friends). This was our fourth time there and it has been a few years since we last attended. A lot was (thankfully) as we remembered it, but there were a few noticeable changes as well.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Another Lynchian Brain Clench

“I’ll see you again in 25 years.”

These were Laura Palmer’s last words to Agent Cooper in 1992, right before he became trapped in the Black Lodge and the evil spirit Bob hijacked Cooper’s doppelganger and escaped.

Twenty-five years later, the show returned, this time with not quite as positive results as fans had hoped for. There are now 2 Coopers, only neither are actually Dale Cooper. This time there is the evil doppelganger, traveling the country on his own agenda set forward by Agent Jeffries (formerly portrayed by David Bowie in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me), while Dougie Jones, an overweight simpleton philanderer, gambles and consistently sleeps around on his wife.  Continue reading