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It has been a cool week for Internet activism. John Oliver turned the public’s attention to net neutrality (finally!) Geek girls got vocal about Star Wars, so Princess Leia toys will be introduced by Disney (finally!) Before this week, Solar Roadways got funded. Reading Rainbow got funded. Never before has it been so easy for individuals... Read more »
Well, geeks- I made it to May 15th before thinking about this year’s Halloween costume. Agent Scully? Betty Grof? Queen Elsa?? …My earliness isn’t entirely my fault. Halloween is a big deal at my day job, and it was mentioned in a corporate context. Now, my favorite holiday is in my head. It shouldn’t be!... Read more »
The Force was not with me today. I spent hours out in the cold for the Star Wars open casting call, only to be turned away. I expected it; thousands of people were inevitably going to rise up from this geeky city. However, I am still disappointed. We were there more than 3 hours before... Read more »
EDIT: A reader has brought to my attention this Official Statement from Ryan Kopf. I’m glad for the clarification; as a result, people who had been worried got to enjoy Anime Midwest. Full coverage of the event is coming soon. Thanks for the spot! Happy Independence Day! Now, let me tell you why I hate fireworks.... Read more »
My very first geek convention was Anime Central 2001. I went with one childhood friend and some girls from another school. One of their mothers made me a costume (?! I hated it), and I got in trouble for going to the Masquerade. To this day, I stand by the fact that I told them... Read more »
Whenever the daunting task of holiday shopping gets me down, I try to think outside the box. I’ve purchased a helicopter ride for my dad, a cooking class for my sister, skydiving for a friend. …It hardly ever works. Only one of these has actually used their gift. Perhaps it’s time to think a little... Read more »
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