Day: June 10, 2015

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Game Diary: How to Make a Dating Sim in a Month

All through the month of June, my partner and I are creating a dating sim for the International Love Ultimatum Gamejam (#ilujam on Twitter and Tumblr). Want to know what goes into making a video game? I’ll be posting weekly updates in a structured development blog here. This week: Why are games so hard?—the role…

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Con Diaries: Stage Select Toronto

I’m not sure how I stumbled upon Stage Select, Toronto’s newest pop culture convention, but stumble I did, and dragged along my friend Trisha, my nephew Brandon, and his girlfriend Nadia. I purchased tickets well in advance, watching the fledgling convention’s website slowly build up its following and its program. Trisha and I are convention veterans,…

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Review: Legenderry Red Sonja #4

Legenderry Red Sonja #4 Marc Andreyko (scripter), Juanan Ramirez (illustrator), Impacto Studios (colorist), Dave Lanphear (letterer) Cover by Sergio Davila & Ivan Nunes Dynamite June 3, 2015 (Note: This review contains some spoilers. Ginnis reviewed Legenderry Red Sonja #4 with an advanced review copy from Dynamite.)

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Razorbill / Penguin)

Two Takes on An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes Sabaa Tahir Razorbill/Penguin April 2015 Breakout author Sabaa Tahir has been in book news quite a bit over the last few months. I first read about her when PRI successfully baited me into clicking on their headline, “Why ‘An Ember in the Ashes’ could launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territory.”…