Game of Thrones: Women’s Work

Warning! Spoilers lurk below this point! Season five of Game of Thrones came under fire for its depiction of women, particularly the showrunners’ choice to depict graphic sexual violence against a main female character. It wasn’t the first time GOT received some flames for the sake of its female characters, but hopefully it will be the last.

The Failure of Captain Phasma

We have no intention of ruining your Star Wars – The Force Awakens viewing experience, so if you haven’t seen the film yet please DO NOT READ this post until you’ve seen the film . . . Having seen it in both 3D and regular, we definitely recommend seeing it in 3D, preferably IMAX 3D. Okay, […]

Fun & Unusual Facts About Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”

How many times did it snow in London on Christmas day during Charles Dickens’s lifetime? Why did Frank, the character played by Bill Murray in Scrooged, apparently think that Christmas Eve fell on November 23rd? Why are Viserys Targaryen and Norman Bates featured in an article about A Christmas Carol? Read on to learn the answers to these questions, and so much more . . .

The Last Witch Hunter: Good Speculative Fiction Fun

The Last Witch Hunter opened last week to mixed reactions. The critical reviews were terrible. In many media outlets the film critics seem to have a contest about who could make the smarmiest comments about the film and its fans. Yet the sci-fi, horror, and fantasy web sites and blog pages created by fans of the genre loved it. The comment sections on these fan sites, and even on articles “blasting” the movie, are overwhelmingly positive. Once again it leads into that interesting realm of a genre film that fans love and professional movie critics love to hate.

LARPs Immerse Players at Gen Con

This year, over 60,000 geeks of all flavors converged on Indianapolis, Indiana for the Gen Con gaming convention, held between July 30 And August 2. It offered over 15,000 different events, most of which were opportunities to play just about every game imaginable, including role-playing games, collectible and non-collectible card games, board games, historical and […]

7 Reasons to Stop Comparing the Game of Thrones TV Series to the Books

There’s plenty of people frustrated with Game of Thrones. Over the last five seasons, significant details have changed in comparison to the original Song of Ice and Fire books. Entire plotlines have been dropped, while new ones have developed. Many characters have had their roles vastly diminished, or they’ve been axed altogether. People aren’t where […]

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