September 15, 2016 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television, Humor, Geek
In the first episode of Netflix's binge-worthy series Stranger Things, aptly titled “The Vanishing of Will Byers,” a young boy with a fondness for X-Men comics and Dungeons & Dragons gets pulled into a creepy parallel dimension that his friends later dub the Upside Down. Throughout the series, several more characters wind up visiting the Upside Down, either in an attempt to get Will back or because they were dragged there against their will, with varying results. Some come away unscathed. Others… not so much.
September 14, 2016 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Star Wars, Video Games, Television, Geek
is a factual cliché that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There are many people who spend their mornings cramming food in their faces as they haul butt down the freeway, or run off to the local train or subway station. There is nothing quite as nice as a calm breakfast with a cup of coffee and a little reading. We've decided to take a look at some of the geekiest cereal ever created. That isn’t all, though. For the bookish crowd, these taste sensations are being paired with the highest quality reads.
September 9, 2016 • Magic, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television, Fiction, Geek
When Harry Potter and the Cursed Child released in July, it created a lot of buzz for a lot of reasons (the most obvious being that it was New! Canon! Harry! Potter!). One of those reasons was that after two decades of the Harry Potter fandom widely accepting that there were three “good” Hogwarts houses and one “bad” one, the protagonists of Cursed Child were both members of Slytherin house.
August 25, 2016 • Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television, Classics, Fiction
We’re off to see The Wizard! The wonderful Wizard of Oz. Or should we say the wonderful adaptations of Oz? The timeless classic The Wizard of Oz opened nationally in theaters seventy-seven years ago today. To celebrate this 1939 film and the L. Frank Baum novel it was based on, here are a few of our favorite film and TV adaptations of The Wizard of Oz.
August 15, 2016 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Dragons are one of the most popular mythological creatures in literature and have been enchanting readers for centuries. They're everywhere, from the ancient dragons of Greek, Roman, Norse, and Chinese mythology to the more modern dragons of today’s epic fantasies. They’re so popular that there’s even an official Appreciate A Dragon Day every January to “encourage you to explore the cultural significance of the dragon in your society and history."
Here’s a look at the ten best dragons in literature.