Author: Ivy Noelle Weir

He Wrote Our Soul Music: Remembering Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was an important author–to a lot of you, to a lot of your faves (Kieron Gillen, for example), to a lot of us. Here’s how. Rachel Stevens: I remember working at a library part time in high school, and tracking down every Pratchett book I could find. I think the first work I read by him was The Last Hero, and I looked for the rest of his works from there. I adored his use of humor, his insight and wit, his ability to lay words down and have them truly mean something. He started the Discworld...

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Con Season Survival Guide

Con season is already underway for many of us, and while surviving a con may not be as stressful as surviving a zombie apocalypse, they’re pretty damn close. So, I polled our amazing staff and contributors, who are seasoned con pros, mind you, to share their tips for surviving con season. 1. Cardio (or maintain your energy) Maintaining optimum energy levels is a must at cons. Laura B. says you should “eat a large breakfast before you hit the con floor to fuel you throughout the day.” Angel recommends granola bars and water for midday cravings, or in some cases, when you end up...

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Mighty Marvel Monday: RETURN OF MONDAY!

I’m back! Hi! Did you miss me and my Marvel musings? Look, I love you all so much that I brought the alliteration back in my intro blurb. The things I do for you. A lot happened while I was away being a grown up, so let’s dive in: First of all: Marvel announced an all-female Avengers! Sort of. They announced an all-female A-Force (that name: “…sure”), which is a different team with its own book that can be totally cancelled if it doesn’t sell well. It is lead by She-Hulk (awesome), features a cast of lady heroes from...

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Mighty Marvel Monday: It’s Not Tuesday YOU’RE TUESDAY

I know, I know: It’s mighty Marvel Monday not…Marvel…Tuesday…Time. I don’t know. Work is pretty hectic right now, and that’s why I’m letting you that I’ll be taking the next two weeks off as I prepare to go talk about the importance of comic books in libraries at the American Library Association’s Mid-Winter conference! Don’t forget about me! Alright, down to business: Let’s get Marvel a thesaurus, shall we? “All-New, All-Different” has been in play for a while. It’s not that it’s annoying, it’s more that it’s beginning to border on confusing: which All-New Newer Different All New and...

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Mighty Marvel Monday: A Million Sportspoints

This Monday, in Marvel news: A MILLION PEOPLE pre-ordered the first Marvel-owned Star Wars book (well, not really first, but new-first…or…most recent first. The one after they got the license back from Dark Horse, you know what I mean), which comes out this Wednesday and is supposed to be accompanied with Diamond-allocated fanfare from comic shops. In this article for the Guardian, experts pose that the reason for this high number of pre-orders might be because people like Star Wars. Shocking! Marvel is prepared to acknowledge the hyper-weird Japanese Spider-Man series as a part of this week’s  Spider-Verse storyline–...

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