Book Review: Across the Universe

In a sea of vampires and wizards, sometimes it’s hard to find the “science fiction” in the genre of YA (young adult) fantasy and science fiction. But for someone whose first real love affair with a book came in the form of Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, I have a soft spot in YA […]

IBM Centennial Film: 100 Years of IBM [Video]

A short film featuring one hundred people, who each present the IBM achievement recorded in the year they were born, from the oldest person to the youngest one. Enjoy! [Via Reddit]

Wired Tales: Science fiction inspired by science fact

Wired is a science and technology magazine. Weird Tales is a fantasy and horror pulp fiction magazine. And Wired Tales is a new project from freelance writer Will Hindmarch. The challenge? To write a couple of short stories every month based on features in Wired magazine. The first issue launched yesterday and I heard about […]

US kids’ scientific proficiency brought into question

Newly published test scores suggest most school students are falling short of proficiency in science study, with a high proportion failing to reach even a basic level. The figures, which cover tests in 2009, come from the National Assessment of Educational Assessment Progress, which is also known by the catchier brand name “The Nation’s Report […]

Crafty Cthulhu [Pics]

There are some searches on Etsy that always bring you to something awesome, and I’ve found that “Cthulhu” is one of them. So here are a few Lovecraft-inspired crafts to get you through to doomsday. Cthulhu ski hat

Geeky Pics: Vampire Photography

In this installment of we-find-the-coolest-stuff-on-Flickr, we examine the undead of the blood-sucking variety. From the sexy to the scary to the… weird, or furry, here’s a look at some vampires lurking on film. Got blood? – drurydrama (CC)

Wizard/ToyFare Magazines Shut Down

The big news coming out of the comic book world yesterday has been the apparent shut-down of Wizard Magazine and ToyFare Magazine, both long-standing print publications that revolutionized the reporting of all things nerdy for the last 20 years.  Wizard World, started in 1991 by Gareb Shamus, was at one time the voice of the […]

Dungeons & Dragons: A Threat to Prison Security

Sometime you read a story and it takes a lot of re-reading and double checking before you can bring yourself to accept it truly is legitimate. This is one of those stories. The seventh circuit of the United States Court of Appeals has just published (The case was published back in January 2010, not 2011) […]

How to Drive Away Comic Book Fans

Want to actually encourage comic book fans to be excited about your comic book movie?  Hint: Don’t compare it to Twilight. With the new Spider-Man coming up, and tales of a possible new Buffy the Vampire Slayer, we’ve been hearing a lot lately about the relative merits of reboots. But I can’t help but think […]

TMNT Fan Film: Fight The Foot [Video]

An awesome fan-made TMNT short film set before the first movie took place. Enjoy! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Heroes in a half-shell Turtle power! [Via]

All Hail the HYPNO LASER CAT! [Animated Gif]

WARNING: If you’re epileptic, DON’T LOOK! Because, you know… it’s caturday… again! [Via TDW]

Professional Cosplay Videos

I know as much about anime as I do quantum physics. But one thing I do know is that all those cosplayers at cons spend a lot of time, effort, and money to get their costumes just right. Unfortunately, all that hard work is usually captured by low-resolution digital cameras, poor lighting, and boring, static […]