Miss Dawn’s Musings – The Importance of Cosplay Etiquette

Blog-MDMThis one is going to get a touch rant-y, but I make no apologies. Cosplay is a growing passion among geeks, showing up more at conventions and even being noticed by the mainstream. Unfortunately, this means there are a lot of people out there who don’t know cosplay etiquette. I’m not referring to the “norms” who gawk at it either. I’m talking about fellow geeks who attend cons and seem to think that it’s ok to make negative, often derogatory comments about cosplayers. And then there are the touchers and picture takers, but we’ll get to those. Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Gravity Falls but Needs to Rise Again

Blog-BGFI’m not the first to point out I’m far too old to not be a parent and yet still be watching Disney XD, unless it is a Star Wars-related program. And yet every week, for 2 years, I have been watching the TV guide on Monday nights for new episodes of what can easily be described as a show about 12-year-old Mulder and Scully living in Oregon in the 90s while everybody else lives in present day. Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Marvel’s Future Fight

Blog-IIMy latest portable gaming obsession? Marvel’s Future Fight. The story is that, in the future, Ultron has calculated a way to destroy the earth and has killed all of the heroes trying to stop him. Wolverine and Nick Fury had come to the present day to warn the heroes, and to offer help in some way from time to time. The beauty of this game is in it’s simplicity and how increasingly difficult it gets as you progress. Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – Do Ratings Matter?

Blog-MDMOn Geek Watch One this week, we briefly touch on the now-defunct Comics Code and the MPAA and the seemingly arbitrary manner in which comics and movies are rated. Yes, this stems from a discussion of Deadpool and R-rated comic book movies. But obviously it’s larger than that. It did, however, get me thinking about whether these ratings or designations really matter at all anymore. Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – DC Bombshells

Blog-BGFLast weekend I was reintroduced to a comic series I started reading the first issue of back in October, but was too far behind to find the remaining issues. While I hate to intrude on Vern’s territory, I felt that the digital and print series DC Bombshells is too impressive not to discuss this week. Continue reading