May 15th, 1928 – The ORIGINAL Mickey Mouse!

Plane Crazy is an American animated short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. The cartoon, released in 1929 by the Walt Disney Studios, was the first creation of the character Mickey Mouse. It was made as a silent film and given a test screening to a theater audience on May 15th, 1928, but […]

The New Houses of Pandoracon

As things move forward to the return of Pandoracon in November 2016 we are brushing off the dust and revisiting some of posts from past Pandoracons to give you a feel of what to expect next year. Pandoracon carries a uniqueness in its level of participation that is open to attendees which is organized into […]

Cassandra Clare’s “Clockwork Angel” Review

If you are familiar with the author Cassandra Clare, it probably isn’t because of Clockwork Angel or the rest of the Infernal Devices trilogy. She is best known in literary circles as the author of the hit YA series, Mortal Instruments. The first book, City of Bones, was made into a movie called Mortal Instruments: […]

May 14th, 1889 – British Law to Finally Protect Children

On a trip to New York in 1881, Liverpool businessman Thomas Agnew (1834–1924) visited the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. He was so impressed by the charity, that he returned to England determined to provide similar help for the children of Liverpool. In 1883 he set up the Liverpool Society […]

Alien Species at the First Pandoracon

Today we take a look back at the conclusion of the very first Pandoracon and an innovative survey that was conducted by Gintia Peaseblossom, the Queen of Diamonds for 2012. At Pandoracon 2012, Her Grace the Queen of Diamonds recorded the identities of as many members assigned to the House of Diamonds as possible. Since she […]

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic – Stethoscopes and Breasts

Onyxfeld, 1872 Our society is utterly fascinated by breasts. The reasons for which are beyond me, but these strange fleshy and bulbous protuberances quite possess our public conscience and hind-brains like no other bodily formation. Women of means practically bisect themselves with incapacitating corsets to push and squeeze them this way and that, while men […]

May 13th, 1861 – Queen Victoria’s Proclamation on the US Civil War

The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized confederation of secessionist American states existing from 1861 to 1865. It was originally formed by seven slave states in the Lower South region of the United States whose regional economy was mostly dependent upon agriculture, particularly cotton, and […]

ElfQuest: My Earliest Obsession.

I was an Army brat. Consequently my Momma spent a chunk of time off doing Army stuff, and every time she came home she brought me a souvenir from whatever exotic place she happened to be at. An Eskimo doll from Alaska, a pretty parasol from Korea, candy from Germany. Well, this one time she […]

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