Meeple Moments – Game of the Month: Concept

mmlogoOccasionally we’ll be featuring a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. Their Game of the Month series highlights one of the many games in their libraries at Ravenwood Castle and The Malted Meeple. They briefly describe the game, how to play it, and why they like it.

Game: Concept

March’s Game of the Month is all about communication, association, and guessing. Published by Repos Production in 2013, Concept has been nominated for several awards including the coveted Spiel des Jahres (Board Game of the Year). Continue reading

Gotham Gal West Coast – Fan Convention Brings Wonder to Downtown Los Angeles

GGWestWonderCon 2016 (Part 1)

The Location

An Orange County favorite made its way just a bit closer to its San Francisco roots this year, when WonderCon announced its move from the Anaheim Convention Center (across the street from Disneyland) to the Los Angeles Convention Center, taking with it some of its flavor but leaving other parts of itself behind. Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – When Casting Goes Wrong

Blog-MDMBack in November (right here), I talked about how casting can count for so much in a comic book movie, how it really helps when you have actors who look the part when a movie is based on another visual medium like comics. Well, after seeing Batman v Superman last weekend, I stand by my opinion on casting. Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Turn Back Time

Blog-BGFImagine if you could travel back in time. Would you be like River Song and try to kill Hitler? Would you turn your dad into a cool dude? How about leap from life to life striving to make right what once was wrong? What if you only had one option for time and location and it was conveniently at the start of one of the nation’s most famous and important assassinations? Would you try to fix time? Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – The Times They Are A’changin’

Blog-IIWithin a week’s time I have binged Daredevil season 2 and seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and it has left me with more than a few observations. First, Daredevil does a better job of analyzing what happens when two good men view goodness in different ways. One of the stories that is a building block for season 2 is the meeting of Daredevil and The Punisher, which was written during Frank Miller’s run on the book. Interestingly, The Dark Knight Returns serves as inspiration for Batman v Superman, also a Frank Miller story. Continue reading

Whatz Your Geek? – Big and Tall

Blog-WYGBecause my interviews have dried up I have decided to write about topics I find interesting. In the future I want to start a podcast about my findings. In this blog I dive into the different theories that surround Bigfoot, from weird to interesting. So let’s jump into the third dimension, take a ride on a UFO, chase after a 9 foot tall lemur, then go play with floating lights. Continue reading

Special Guest Post – Be the Hero

GW1-blog-guest(Submitted by Heather Hopp)

I started reading comics when I was 11 or 12. There were a handful of local shops, maybe 4 or 5, and I would go with my grandpa and frequent them on about a monthly basis. I rotated stores. I was into completely collecting back issues, especially X titles. So many of those owners knew who I was by sight, if not by name.  Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – The Binge

Blog-MDMNot surprisingly, I binged Daredevil season 2 over the weekend (I mean, what comic geek wouldn’t?). So I was thinking about the relatively new (to the mainstream) concept of binging television shows in general. Is it more of a geek thing? Why do I like it so much? And is there anything wrong with a good binge?  Continue reading