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Last night I headed out to Wondercomics in Yucaipa, CA to join them in celebrating the midnight release of Dark Knights: Metal. For those who are unfamiliar with it, this is DC’s newest annual crossover comic book event. Normally, I avoid midnight release parties like the plague because I hadn’t been excited for any comic book titles. The last midnight book release I went to was for the last Harry Potter book.
What brought me out this time? Well, while I was at San Diego Comic Con this year I happened across an image for the cover. It contained the Bat symbol over a gear. As hard I could try, I couldn’t make it past the crazy crowd in my wheelchair so I was unable to get into the DC booth to gain more information. Continue reading
In this episode AJ reviews Spider-Man Homecoming.
Also, AJ sits down with James Ninness to discuss his newest book John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vault issue #1.
We saw Cars 3 on Father’s Day.
(**warning** Hints of plot spoilers) Now, this isn’t a movie review post and I’m not going to get into the details outside this recommendation: For those who are skeptical because they didn’t much care for #2, give this one a shot. It takes us back to the original magic. The heart, the passion and the roots laid down in the first movie have all come to flower in this gorgeous story. It had me tearing up through a great deal of it and it was absolutely worth seeing.
That’s all I’m going to say about it because today, I want to share something even more beautiful than the story itself.
I must first begin by apologizing for the lateness of this post. I had meant to post it sooner, but as soon as I got home from the show I became so swamped that I was never able to write about it. Please don’t take the 2 week buffer between the end of the show and my post as any indication relating to my feelings on the show.
Since 2007, Free RPG Day has been partnering with RPG publishers and friendly local game stores (FLGS) to bring new quickstart rules and exclusive modules to gamers around the world. Providing of course, you have an FLGS in your area. Previous free RPG loot included in the celebration T-shirts, dice, Munchkin add-ons, Pathfinder modules, and dozens of new game quick start rules. This years Free RPG Day loot includes the new Runequest quickstart rules, a Pathfinder Bestiary, and I’m personally excited about the Modiphius Entertainment “Robert E. Howard’s CONAN” RPG quickstart rules.
But alas, I won’t be waiting for the ghost of Gary Gygax to leave RPG goodies for me under the game table this year either. Continue reading
What I Read in May ‘17
So this month contains massive spoilers if you haven’t read the books I’m talking about. Go do so, or don’t. But I truly recommend you do. Continue reading
I’ll be honest; I hate filtering. I hate that there is so much crap my kids can be exposed to that I HAVE to filter, 24/7 on every single form of media just to make sure we stay within the realm of age-appropriate content. It’s frustrating. Exhausting. It’s flat out annoying. It’s annoying for ANY parent, but I think it’s especially so for a geek mom. Even more so when you are fairly conservative in your line of thinking when it comes to what you will allow your children to experience. When you are adamant about timing of exposure to certain stories, behaviors and experiences, it can make momming pretty challenging when all you really want to do is immerse yourself, and your family, deep within the four color well of never ending awesome. Now, I know plenty of geek moms who don’t think twice about it, let their kids watch whatever and their children are perfectly well behaved, well adjusted humans with good attitudes, so what am I so worried about??
In our 178th episode, Anthony has gone missing and left AJ all to himself. Tune in to hear how awkward and uncomfortable AJ seems as he covers the news and reviews Alien: Covenant.
What I read in April….
This is your obligatory spoiler alert. So… yeah… I’ll be talking about some books and possibly giving away plot details. You have been warned. Continue reading