Krypton Radio Publishes ARTICLE 1000 !
I wanted to make this, the 1000th article published by Krypton Radio, something special – and by merest chance it happened on May 4, which is shaping up to be a fantastic day for fans everywhere!
Being a science fiction fan has never been more fun or more exciting. There is so much going on in Fandom, and it’s becoming so much more popular and accepted that there are wonderful things all around us, nearly all the time. Today, though, we’re experiencing a sort of new Renaissance. Being a geek has never been more exciting, and fandom has never been more important a part of our daily lives. And today in specific illustrates the point very nicely.
Today is Star Wars Day. It started out as something of a pun, but now even LucasFilm is playing along with its Star Wars Day attack ad. Yes, as a nation we do love us some Star Wars.
It’s also Free Comic Book Day, founded 12 years ago by comic aficionado Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors Comics in California and co-founder of a nonprofit trade group, Comics Professional Retail Organization (ComicsPRO).
It’s designed to promote a love of comics and expose new readers to this traditional American artform. Comics emphasize the moral compas, the center of right versus wrong. There’s an event near you! Look up the list of participants on the Free Comic Book Day web site.
It’s also the day most people are going to go see Iron Man 3, which debuted in various places around the world two days ago, but late Friday night in the United States, and we have comic books and our own enthusiasm for them to thank for the fact that this exists at all.
Today is also the day that the BBC and the Doctor Who production team announced that they have three million fans on the official Doctor Who Facebook page, or as Strax the Sontaran puts it, “The Book of Face”. (You may have to be on Facebook to see the video).
It’s a great day to be a sci-fi geek today, this May 4, 2013. There’s so much to write about, so much to tell you about, and so much fun to have today that we can’t possibly cover it all in a single article.
Today is your day, but from now on, if you’re a sci-fi / fantasy / comics geek, every day is your day. From me and all your friends at Krypton Radio, welcome to the New Age of Geek. You have arrived.
Krypton Radio Owner & General Manager Gene Turnbow
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