NYCC Beats Out San Diego to Become the Biggest Pop Culture Convention in North America

Oct
14

Wow! New York Comic Con has just surpassed Comic-Con International's San Diego event to become the largest pop culture convention in North America. ReedPOP, the organization that puts on NYCC, reports that this year's con attracted a record setting 151,000 unique attendees.

No One Told Me How Awesome the Adventure Time DVD Packagings Look...

Oct
14

I'm generally not much of a 'physical copies' kinda guy--call me a disembodied web-consciousness, but buying digital copies has always been enough for me. That is, until I saw these photos for the Adventure Time box set designs...

5 Places To Sate Your Nerd Thirst In And Around Boulder

Oct
14

I recently moved to Boulder, Colorado, which means that I've had to find new venues to feed my movie, comics and music fetishes. Rather than hoard this information for myself, I figured I would share my findings with all of you. After all, whether you're a resident or a visitor there's always things to discover in the city. Be sure to give me a ring if you're in the area.

Marvel Is Finally Making the Civil War Movie, Here Are 5 Predictions on What That Could Mean

Oct
14

Oh man, it's finally happening! According to a Variety scoop, Captain America 3 is going to be a huge turning point in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Why? Because Marvel is finally ready to dive into a movie version of the Civil War comic book storyline, pitting Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark against Chris Evans' Captain America.

You Can Buy a Life-Size Pikachu Plush That Weighs as Much as a Baby

Oct
13

Have you ever wanted to bludgeon someone to death with a Pikachu? If so, have I found the product for you...

Red Bull Probably Owes You $10, Here's How to Claim It

Oct
13

If you've had a Red Bull in the past 12 years, and haven't spontaneously sprouted wings, you've got a little cash coming your way. Apparently, Red Bull is in a bit of legal trouble after being accused of misrepresenting what exactly their drink does for you (energy or something?).

Watch this Speedrunner Beat Goldeneye, Mario 64, and Ocarina of Time at the Same Time

Oct
13

Speedrunning a game? How quaint. Now watch this guy beat not one, but three classic Nintendo 64 games in under an hour. No, I don't mean his time for each game was 60 minutes apiece (although that would still be pretty impressive); this crazy guy beat all of them at the same time.

NYComic-Con Animation Roundup: The Top 5 Headlines

Oct
13

Last weekend saw big premieres and news at New York Comic-Con, and we've rounded up the top five headlines in the world of animation, including clips of upcoming movies & shows from Marvel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, and Disney. Have a look!

Watch the Tomorrowland Panel from New York Comic Con

Oct
13

Tomorrowland is quickly becoming one of the biggest movie mysteries of 2015 (although with Damon Lindelof on board, that's hardly a surprise).

It's Our First Look at the Guardians of the Galaxy TV Series!

Oct
13

We're at least two years off from the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but don't worry, Marvel has something special in the works to tide us over while we wait.

The Living Room Congress, Session 51: Can You Just Tell A Story [Podcast]

Oct
13

Leo finds a pal; Grant joins a guild; Oculus tears a rift; life is simulated; Minecraft gets 'dopted.

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New Music Monday: Bob Seger, The Game, The Melvins, and More!

Oct
13

Happy Monday music lovers! Like new stuff? Great - you've come to the right place. Each week all sorts of audio goodies are released by labels to the masses and this is where it all comes to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!

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9 Of The Best Free Comics At Comixology Right Now

Oct
12

Comixology keeps a small collection of comics for free! Did you know this? Perhaps you did. Sensibly most of them are #1 issues, just in case you were looking for another series to sink your teeth, and money, into. Maybe you don't have time to go reading all 56 free comics, so I did that for you (aren't I kind?) and found 9 selections that aren't just enjoyable on their own, but should lead you into wallet slimming obsessions. Enjoy!

The Walking Dead Season 5 Drinking Game

Oct
11

By all means, The Walking Dead is massively successful. Season five is just about to begin, and a sixth season has already been announced, and this zombie train shows no signs of slowing down (idea for season seven: "zombie train"). Let's be honest, though, sometimes you need a drink or two to get through an episode. So let's make a game of it, why don't we?

6 Tips For Creating A Villain You Can't Stop Thinking About

Oct
11

It's a staple of narrative thought that a hero is only as good as his villain. In fact there are many people out there who would say that villains are more often the most interesting characters in a story. It's also true that it's very easy to create a villain who is an obstacle more than a character. No matter how much trouble he causes the hero, and no matter how many henchmen he kills in a fit of pique, he'll be nothing but a collection of moments, not a real character. He won't stand on his own. Just like you should be able to tell a good story about your hero without a villain directly opposing him, your villain should be able to stand on his own without a hero opposing him.

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