Geek New Year (AKA Free Comic Book Day)

Geek New Year (AKA Free Comic Book Day)

If you get our newsletter (and I would totally recommend that you do!), you’ve read me gushing over Free Comic Book Day already in the past (and I wouldn’t doubt there could be some follow ups once we’re past it). Don’t get me wrong, we have a ton of fun with you guys the day of, however, Free Comic Book Day is not free or easy to pull off. But we <3 you guys and…

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How To Help Fandoms Grow

How To Help Fandoms Grow

It’s never been a better time to be a fan. Geek culture has become mainstream and fan communities have, as a result, been able to grow and connect like never before. As a result it’s very common these days to see people of all ages embrace their favorite fandom and share the things they love. It may be comics or games or a specific intellectual property. From Pokemon to Harry Potter, being a geek has…

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I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me.

I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me.

With Rogue One having come out this week and Star Wars Celebration coming up later in the month in Orlando, it got me thinking about how great it is to be a fan these days.  Not only is there a Star Wars movie in some form in the works every year for the foreseeable future, but we have great new and exciting products coming out in virtually every medium.  Some fans might not be aware…

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Happy Birthday, Sailor Moon!

Happy Birthday, Sailor Moon!

March 7th, 2017 marked 25 years since Sailor Moon first aired in Japan. I’m a “born again” Moonie, meaning I adore Sailor Moon and I have for about 20 years (that just made me feel ancient), however, I did go through a phase where I thought I was “too old” for it. It’s a shame really, that any of us ever believe that, but I fell for it just the same. But no more! I…

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Surviving a Convention (with children)

Surviving a Convention (with children)

Convention season is upon us! A couple years ago I attended my first ever BIG convention. It was Fan Expo’s 20th anniversary with the equivalent of a city in attendance. I believe it was something like 125,000 people over 4 days. It was amazing and insane. We spent a lot of time in Artist’s Alley and even more time waiting in line for photographs and autographs and food. It was an amazing experience- the staff…

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Wish You Could Be a Better Artist? Draw!

Wish You Could Be a Better Artist? Draw!

Everyone needs a hobby. For some of us creating vibrant illustrations is the hobby of choice. It’s a great creative outlet and a way to put your vivid ideas on paper. It’s a relaxing pastime that can help relieve stress and could lead to creative opportunities down the road. That said, it can be a very personal and sometimes intimidating form of expression. You may feel your work isn’t good enough or that you are…

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Let’s talk about Riverdale. Fair warning *SPOILERS*

Let’s talk about Riverdale. Fair warning *SPOILERS*

But before we get to that, I just want to be clear that I was an Archie fan growing up. I was on Team Betty. I begged my mother every time we set foot in a grocery store for another Archie book. We had a pretty healthy and well-loved stack of them at home. So, I may have fangirled a little bit when the new Archie comic series was announced. I enjoyed Afterlife with Archie,…

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Everything Old is New Again (and Again)

Everything Old is New Again (and Again)

It’s nothing new to see a reboot or remake of a classic Hollywood film franchise. We’ve been doing it for years. For a lot of adult geeks, it can be really interesting to see some of our favorite cartoons spring back to life either as new TV shows, comics or as feature films. Nostalgia is a very marketable thing and for a number of reasons. A classic franchise can bring with it sentimental value that…

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Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day!

May 7th is the 15th Free Comic Book Day!  The 1st Saturday in May is like Geek New Year for comic fans.  It gives you a chance to  pick up a selection of free comics as well as get in on great discounts, prize draws, cake, face painting and all sorts of fun! Check out the Free Comic Book Day website for a list of available comics. Great Discounts! Trades – 25% off Action Figures…

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Aquaman Volume 1: The Trench

Aquaman Volume 1: The Trench

While many comic fans have always laughed at the idea of Aquaman being anything more than a joke, Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis take this character in a new direction that proves he is no Joke. Between the beautiful art work by Reis and the humour and drama brought on by Johns, this is an easy book to recommend to comic fans, new and old. The story starts with Aquaman stopping by a restaurant for…

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