Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Steampunk
- SDCC 2014: The 100 Will Ground You!
Jason Rothenburg was onstage at SDCC with Eliza Taylor, Isaiah Washington, Marie Avgeropolous, Devon Bostick, Ricky Whittle and Linsdey Morgan.
- Police Complete Investigation Into Case of Cosplayer Found Unconscious
We’ve just received an update from SDHP regarding findings in the investigation of the case of the cosplayer found unconscious during SDCC.
- SDCC 2014: Rebecca Ryan Wins Best Workmanship Award
Exclusive video interview with Rebecca Ryan, winner of this year’s Best Workmanship award at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Masquerade.
Movies / Video / Theater
- Dick Smith, Father of Modern Makeup FX, Dies at 92
Dick Smith, the patriarch of makeup effects in motion pictures, died on July 30, 2014, at age 92.
- ‘Arrow’ Season 3: Major Villain Announced
SDCC was abuzz with fan speculation about the new Big Bad for season 3 of ‘Arrow.’ Now, we know.
- Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
Many felt that Marvel took a huge risk with an unfamiliar property. Those fears are unwarranted; Marvel has knocked it out of the park.
Books / Comics
- Happy Birthday, J.K. Rowling!
The magical J.K. Rowling celebrates her 51st birthday today! Join us in sending her an owl…er…best wishes for a very happy birthday!
- Four-Color Bullet: ‘Ghostbusters’ #18, ‘Outcast’ #2
Welcome to this week’s ‘Four-Color Bullet,’ the only comic book review column with its own huggable, gun-toting raccoon.
- Happy Birthday, Gail Simone!
Wishing a very happy birthday to comic book writer extraordinaire, Gail Simone!
Music / Radio
- Video of the Day: Genderbent ‘Let It Go’
Disney has succeeded in creating an internet meme and we’ve heard the song over and over – and over. But this lets us concentrate on the performers themselves and see how brilliant they really are.
- Video of the Day: Sympathy for Slender Man
Could it be that Slenderman is simply misunderstood? He’s just trying to make friends. And kill you.
- Video of the Day: Sarah Donner’s ‘The Rebuttal of Schrodinger’s Cat’
Is the cat alive? Or dead? And why, until now, has nobody asked the cat?
Toys / Games / Collectibles
- Happy Gary Gygax Day!
If you have ever picked up a D-20 or thought about playing a role-playing game, remember July 27 as Gary Gygax Day.
- Relay for Life in Second Life: 10 Years and Counting
The fight against cancer goes to Second Life for its 10th annual Relay for Life. They’ve raised $392K so far, and the Relay itself has only just started.
- Neil Gaiman’s Game ‘Wayward Manor’ Now Released
Neil Gaiman’s first adventure game, ‘Wayward Manor’ is released today. Nur Hussein reviews.
Science / Technology
- NASA Announces Payload for Mars 2020 Rover Mission
NASA has completed its review of 58 proposed rover instruments. Which ones will go to Mars on the 2020 rover mission?
- Embrace the Code, Enhance Your Life
Learning to code gives you a new way of figuring out how to solve a problem: how to find a solution in the quickest way possible.
- 45th Anniversary of First Manned Moon Landing
“No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space.” -JFK
Remember …Work miracles by giving courage. Many ideas have failed to be realized because people lacked the courage to see them through. Promising careers have been abandoned because people were afraid. Cheer people on. Instill courage in their hearts.
-- Wilferd A. Peterson.