December 17, 2015 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Cookbook: Drinks, Cookbook: Desserts, Cookbook: Snacks, Interactive Mystery
The ninth season of the rebooted Doctor Who may have come to a close earlier this month, but there’s still one episode to look forward to: the annual Christmas Special! This year will find Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor and his wife River Song reunited for a holiday adventure with plenty of snowy scenes, Christmas carols and Antlers. A week later, Sherlock fans get a new episode as well (after a two-year wait!), as John and Sherlock find themselves in 1890’s London for a Victorian holiday special airing on January 1st.
With these two incredible specials on the horizon, what’s a fan to do? Gather all your nerdy friends and celebrate amazing British television with a WhoLock Holiday party… or two! Here's how:
December 14, 2015 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Comics
As fans of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s comic book The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen know, a tale about Victorian era characters banding together to fight evil is one of the most brilliant ideas ever. Not such a great idea was the 2003 Film adaptation directed by Stephen Norrington and starring Sean Connery. The film took some wild departures from the source material and was plagued with all manner of on-set drama. Recently, Fox Studios has announced a reboot of the franchise in which Mina Harker will be the lead character instead of Alan Quatermain. Never to let a good dream cast pass us by, here's who we'd like to see fill the iconic roles this time around.
November 30, 2015 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Zombies
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Here at Quirk we’ve spent the week searching the internet for the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links. Whether you are looking for lit picks from the First Family, the latest info on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, or the definitive guide to British desserts, we’re sure to have something to make your day a little brighter.
October 21, 2015 • Quirk Life, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
To say Quirk President Brett Cohen is a pretty big fan of Back to the Future is like saying the Aurora Borealis is pretty neat-looking. Mere words is not enough, you simply must see it for yourself. So on this day of days, this hallowed "October 21, 2015" in the year of our pop culture significance, we'd like to take you on a visual journey chronicling how deep Brett's fandom goes.
October 5, 2015 • Fiction, Magic, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Hermione reads, a lot. At Hogwarts, she devours magical books on the daily. We have to wonder, though, what Hermione read before she discovered she was a witch. More importantly, did she continue reading the works of Muggle authors after she became a student at Hogwarts? If so, we have to believe she opened the eyes of her fellow students—to some extracurricular reading material.
Here are some of Hermione’s book recommendations to the purest of Hogwarts’ students.