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It's National Karaoke Week! Here Are 8 Books That'll Make You Want to Start A Band

The last week of April marks National Karaoke Week. If you love karaoke as much as I do, there’s no denying how fun it is to feel like a rock star, if only for a few minutes. And if you don’t have a microphone handy, you can still rock out with these books. Hey ho, let’s go!

Bookish Events in New York City: April 20th–April 26th

Come out and celebrate all of the bookish events happening in New York City this week. Grab your favorite literary tote bag and get ready for the final battle of Game of Totes at Housing Works. Yearning for some poetry? Check out our picks for Monday and Friday. Learn all the insider information about one of the most beloved Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes at Brooklyn Public Library on Tuesday. Watch a new adaptation of Moby Dick performed at WORD or share your stories at Housing Works. Tweet at us and tell us where you went!

Sam Says: How To Prepare For C2E2

The con is mere days away now, and if you’re anything like me you’re feeling a little barfy from equal parts excitement and nerves. But don’t be like me and leave all your packing until the last minute! Here’s a list of things you need to be sure to remember to bring to C2E2 to have the absolute best time possible (because no one wants their fangirling interrupted by foot pain or a head cold!)

Bookish Events in Philadelphia: April 17–April 23

We are in the midst of National Poetry Month, and Philly is a city of poetry love. It's a fact! How do we know? Just look at this full list of events. It's hard to keep up! How have you been spending this poetry month? Writing a poem a day? Learning to speak in iambic pentameter? Wishing there was a National Fiction Month? Whatever you're doing, whatever you're into, here are a few events to light up the literary places in your brain.

Sam Says: What To See At C2E2

Chicago’s biggest nerd gathering is just around the corner, and I’m starting to get seriously stoked. Not only is the convention going to be generally amazing, but it’s also the first place ever you’re going to be able to grab a copy of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy! You can pick it up at the Quirk Books booth (#516) all weekend, and if you want to high five/have me sign your copy, I’ll be there Friday at 5pm and Sunday at 11am. But if you’re feeling a little overwhelemed by what else to do and see all weekend, don’t worry! I’ve broken down some of the best parts of the con right here to make sure you don’t miss the good stuff.

Headed to C2E2? Here Are Three Surefire Tips for Taking Killer Cosplay Photos


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Headed to a convention soon? Will there be cosplayers? 

Cosplay photography can be daunting. Are you holding cosplayers up? Will they say no? Will a crowd of oblivious attendees walk between your model and your camera? But the average cosplay photograph for the roaming photographer takes all of 10 seconds to shoot, and most cosplayers are eager to participate and be photographed. These three tips will simply take things up to the next level. After all, these cosplayers worked like hell to prepare their beautiful cosplay, so you, the photographer, should make a little effort to take the best photos you can. 

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