Chickens in Pop Culture

Chickens in Pop Culture

Why is the chicken such an integral part of our pop culture? Part of the reason may be that chickens are really funny.
Space Force

Space Force

Animated Space Adventures Space has long been a theme in animated series and features, and many of these stories have endured from as far back as the 1960s! A medium well-suited to the exploration
Romantic Anime

Romantic Anime

Love Stories that have Altered our View of Love for all Time Who doesn’t need a good cry once in a while? The love stories in romantic anime not only make us cry when the love doesn’t work out (or
Japanese Culture in Anime

Japanese Culture in Anime

What we can Learn about Japanese Culture through our favorite anime Anime is quintessentially Japanese. Once almost completely unknown to the rest of the world, anime has become a global phenomenon,
So You Want to Start a Fan Club?

So You Want to Start a Fan Club?

A Four Step Guide to Running Your Own Fan Club Are you trying to get your own fan club up and running, but you don’t know where to start? Hopefully this will help! Do you want to be fans’ go-to
Comicbook Moms

Comicbook Moms

Because Moms are the Real Superheroes If it weren’t for moms none of us would be here! It’s true! Much like the moms we see in comicbooks, they carried us for nine months, fed us, and fought for or
Guy Friends in Anime

Guy Friends in Anime

Male friendships that show us why it’s important to have a bro Humans are social animals; we thrive on our relationships with other people, be them romantic or platonic. Sure, romantic relationships
Video Games That Tackle Social Issues

Video Games That Tackle Social Issues

It’s not all just fun and games, video games also explore what we care about One of my early childhood video-game-playing experiences was in elementary school, parked in front of a (now ancient)
Star Trek Wisdom

Star Trek Wisdom

Life lessons from the Star Trek universe Star Trek is more than just a science fiction show about space exploration; it’s a source of inspiration and makes a compelling argument that humans
Life Lessons, Animated

Life Lessons, Animated

Things we learned from our favorite cartoons Most of us had a favorite cartoon when we were growing up, one that we couldn’t wait to watch and that we still remember even years later. When we think
Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

The Enduring Appeal of Fairy Tales Once upon a time, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there lived a story. It was a very important story, both to the people who told it and to those who
Five Hidden Geeky Travel Locations

Five Hidden Geeky Travel Locations

Five Fun Locations with Hidden Geekiness What better time than now to start planning your next trip–the days are getting longer, the weather’s getting warmer, and places are getting geekier.
Fandom Leads to Our Best Selves

Fandom Leads to Our Best Selves

The positive effects of fandom communities To some extent and even if we don’t realize it, we’re all members of a fandom! At its very heart, a fandom is a community of like-minded,
Disneybounding

Disneybounding

The Fashion Trend for Disney Lovers Have you ever wanted to dress up like your favorite Disney character, but something stopped you? Maybe the idea of dressing in costume seemed a little excessive
Stories as Mirrors to Society

Stories as Mirrors to Society

The Enduring Legacy of Science Fiction Masterworks If you ask anyone to name the top ten most influential books, they might be surprised at how many science fiction books they list. This is partly
Enter the Singularity

Enter the Singularity

Preparing for a future we can’t yet imagine Some believe that the capabilities of the human brain have a threshold; although we’re seeing continual and accelerating technological progress, we’ll
The Many Kinds of Magic in Anime

The Many Kinds of Magic in Anime

Wizards, witches, and furry sorcerers! Magic is an essential part of the historical Japanese experience. Indeed, magic and magical creatures pervade Japanese culture to this day. Tanuki statues are
Kawaii: Cuteness is a way of life

Kawaii: Cuteness is a way of life

With Kawaii popularity at an all-time high, let’s explore its effect and importance on geek culture For most of my life, I’ve had a collection of cute things, mostly stuffed animals,
Tolkien’s Enduring Lessons

Tolkien’s Enduring Lessons

Life takeaways from the epic journeys within J.R.R.’s classics J.R.R. Tolkien changed the world in 1937 when he introduced us all to Middle Earth in his tale of a hairy-footed hobbit named Bilbo
You Say You Want a Revolution?

You Say You Want a Revolution?

How to form your own Resistance, General Organa style A revolution doesn’t happen overnight. If you want to start your own rebellion, then you need to get organized! General Leia Organa knows what’
Cats Make Purrfect Sidekicks

Cats Make Purrfect Sidekicks

Cats have clawed their way into our homes and hearts for thousands of years. As any cat lover can attest, a cat’s affection is hard-won — their loyalty harder still. So when a cat decides to
Breaking Convention with TV & Movies

Breaking Convention with TV & Movies

RICHMONDMay 31-Jun 2 RALEIGHJuly 25-28 MINNEAPOLISNov 8-10 LOUISVILLENov 22-24 How the Fantasy World Has Impacted Our Reality Science fiction has been around for as long as we can remember. Starting
The Best Superpower is…

The Best Superpower is…

The ages-old debate must now be settled. Strap in and let’s do this! Anyone who considers themselves a comicbook geek…wait, pause for a second. We just want to point out that we write