Month: November 2014

Loot Crate: The Vicarious Unboxing

My newest obsession is Funko’s Pop! collection of adorably geeky vinyl toys that now adorn my bookshelf. In order to curb my buy-all-the-things desires, I decided to limit myself to one representative from each of my favourite fandoms. My collection has already blossomed to include Panthro from Thundercats, Garrus Vakarian from Mass Effect, Brienne of…

NDK 2014 Program Guide cover art by Stephanie Kao

Con Diary: Nan Desu Kan 2014. Anime! J-Dramas! Cosplay! Academics!

It had been two years since I’ve attended an anime convention. Unfortunately, my last con experience was awkward and disappointing. The con—which must-not-be-named—had transformed from a fan-centered experience one year to an industry-centered experience the next, and, sadly, it discouraged me from attending any new cons in the future. Despite my reservations about anime con…

stock: Chilling Events in Sorcery as told by Sabrina, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, 1972, Archie Comics,

November Staff Picks: Books

Revival Stephen King Scribner Stephen King is one of my favorite authors of all time. A fact for which I endure a lot of teasing, but my love stays strong. King has always been a masterful storyteller and he is the kind of author that has a lot of super-obsessed fans (I take solace in…