Month: April 2014

Banner: Clone, Kirkman

Syfy Developing Kirkman’s “Clone,” Grossman’s “The Magicians”

Syfy made several announcements today regarding its upcoming programming plans. According to one of several press releases, they are “building on the momentum of Syfy’s growing slate of cutting edge, provocative original programming.” For comics and fantasy readers, the announcement brings excitement in both short form programming and long form programming. In short form, they…

FCBD at Poe Poz Comics

PoePoz Comics in Tupelo, Missouri is a smaller store, the only one around for miles, and as such it’s an important part of the local geek community. I spoke to owners Chris and Anne Inman about how they prepare for FCBD and what the event does for their business. How long have you been doing FCBD? This…

Staff Picks for May — Movies

Don’t know what to watch in May? Don’t worry. We can help. Palo Alto! Those Coppola’s know how to spin a good yarn. This is the directorial debut from Gia Coppola (Sophia Coppola’s niece and Francis’ grand-daughter). The imagery looks ethereal/magical, and the storyline dives into teenagers dealing with sex, drugs, and violence. And because,…

FCBD at Double Midnight

Double Midnight Comics has been a staple of the NH comics community since 2002. Whether it’s providing space for local groups, such a Sketch Club meet-up or the women’s group, the League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen, participating in the annual Holiday Parade or organizing movie screenings, the folks at Double Midnight place a heavy emphasis on…

News & Things: Raptastic

Musical Sex Criminals Celebrate sex positivity with Rapper Adam WarRock’s latest track “The Quiet,” an homage to Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky. Not surprisingly, the track is NSFW. Star Wars cast announced; excitement and criticism follow Yesterday’s announcement of the cast for Star Wars Episode VII spread through the internet like wildfire,…

Staff Picks for May — Books

Since You’ve Been Gone Morgan Matson Simon & Schuster, May 6th It’s about a girl named Emily who’s best friend, Sloane, has disappeared but not without leaving behind a list of things to do (like skinny dipping and apple picking at night). I’ve had the chance to read this book and it was so much…

FCBD at Proud Lion in Cheltenham

Ben Fardon, Proud Lion, Cheltenham Proud Lion is technically my LCS, although I’m not able to visit all that often. I like it a lot, though. UPDATE: new location! I hope to make it down there on Saturday, but if I don’t, I won’t let the three hundred and sixty four Fully Priced Comic Book Days of…

Top Five: Sexy Witch Books (NSFW)

Supernatural erotica has been as big as a great huge cock in publishing recently, and I’ve got no problem with that. Personally, though, I favour the romantic b-plot — and the active protagonist. If I’m reading heterosexual romance, and I usually am, I need the woman to retain a sense of self and some assurance of agency….

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