Author: Brenda Noiseux

Aevee Bee and Mia Schwartz Talk “We Know the Devil” and “Heaven Will Be Mine”

Amidst the din of the Sunday after show floor, I headed to the Visual Novel Reading Room in the Indie Megabooth at PAX East to meet up with Aevee Bee and Mia Schwartz, creators of the indie visual novel game, We Know the Devil. In typical go-with-the-flow PAX fashion, we hold our interview standing around a nearby pillar, while I quietly hoped my voice recorder would hold up to the noise. Over the next half hour, we chatted about the new We Know the Devil demo for PAX East, their upcoming project, Heaven Will Be Mine, and pushing the...

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Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story Misses Its Target

Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story Peter Bagge (Writer and Artist) Drawn & Quarterly March 2017 When a call was put out asking who would like review the new graphic novel, Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story, my response was “Who wouldn’t?” Zora Neale Hurston was a remarkable female anthropologist, folklorist and writer. She was an important figure in the 1930s Harlem Renaissance, the first black woman to attend my alma mater Barnard College and the author of the richly complex novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Throughout her life, her work told the stories of southern black culture...

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Get Your Game on Wednesday: Swords, Stereotypes and Bowling for Nazis

Hello, gaming lovelies! Happy Wednesday! Despite being snowed in for most of last week, I regret to report that I didn’t play many games. I did check out the Cubist Podcast, a weekly show covering board games. Which gaming podcasts/channels do you love? Female gamers want to kill you, just not with guns Praise be to the gods of data! The folks over at Quantic Foundry have collected actual factual data on the motivation of gamers. The sample size was a little over 1200 players with two-thirds identifying as male and one-third as female. In the analysis of their research...

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Get Your Game on Wednesday: Rainbow Town & the Demogorgon!

Howdy, gaming lovelies! I’m taking a break from convention recovery (last weekend was my first con of the new year!) to tell you all about the latest and greatest game news! Next week, I’ll be heading to PAX South, so if you’re there, give me a shout out! The 8-bit Escape Need a morning time waster  break? Check out Netflix’s free-to-play browser-based arcade. It’s a simple 8-bit endless runner game but worth your 10am coffee break. The arcade offers four different characters each from their respective shows: Mike Wheeler from Stranger Things, Piper Chapman from Orange Is The New...

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DIY Geeky Gifts: Sparkly Hair Fascinators

Looking to add a little sparkle to your holiday gift giving? Then these fun hair fascinators are for you. I originally delved into the world of hair fascinators as a fun way to be found across the convention floor. You can make them low-key for every day wear or, like me, as something fancy for special occasions. No matter which way you choose, in a single afternoon, you can craft several for your holiday giving needs. Sparkly Hair Fascinators Skill level – Beginners and up What you’ll need Scissors 6″ x 6″ piece of scrap cardboard (I used a...

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