Mega Ran: A legend in his own right

- April 24th, 2020 |

Mega Ran aka Raheem Jarbo is a nerd legend in his own right, appearing in every sector of mainstream pop culture. From SYFY to WWE, he is visible as the creator of his own destiny and his force is such a presence that even fans outside of the nerdcore circuit have taken notice. He has […]

How Jon found his groove

- April 23rd, 2020 |

Arby N’ the Chief… Who doesn’t remember Arby N’ the Chief? The dirty mouthed but lovable Chief; the all-knowing but sensible Arbiter, it’s mixture of absurdity and internet humor and in later seasons, storylines. Jon has been making Arby N’ the Chief since 2007 with the start of his “Master Chief Sucks at Halo” shorts […]

Autism Speaks doesn’t speak for autism, it speaks for ablists

- April 17th, 2020 |

In the early years, autism was often regarded as a rare mental condition; a gift and a curse in so many ways. You had distinctive skills and talents that everybody wish they had but you also have a brain that cannot function as well due to it constantly being overloaded by thoughts and imbalances. In […]

Pay to play doesn’t do anything for you

- April 17th, 2020 |

The life of an up-and-comer is often hard. You ain’t got no opportunities cause you ain’t got no experience and you ain’t got no experience cause you ain’t got no opportunities. It’s a big catch 22 and sometimes it feels like you’re facing off against a system that doesn’t want you to win; just like […]

Livestreaming is where the future is at

- April 16th, 2020 |

Before the coronavirus changed lives forever, everybody used to go out. Go out to the movies, to the concerts, to those small events that promoters put on to promote the talent and of course, the DJ parties that were live and off-the-hook. These were the places you’d go to escape your troubles whether it’s the […]

On Location: A Shop Called Quest

- January 25th, 2020 |

Ever since the dawn of time there have been comic book shops. Some cool, some okay, some legendary. There are very few legendary comic book shops out there and it takes a lot of hard work and effort to make a legendary comic book shop; while finding one may require a lot of luck and […]

The Top Ten Comic Book Movie Moments of the Decade

- December 29th, 2019 |

Comic book movies have made amazing evolutionary strides since the early 2000’s. The last ten years are certainly no exception, as movie theaters and televisions have been flooded with nearly every major character Marvel and DC have to offer. Fans can’t seem to get enough. while the movie business as a whole is in decline, […]

On Location: MC Chris/Shubzilla/Bill Beats U.S. Tour

- December 8th, 2019 |

The current nationwide tour featuring nerdcore rapper mc chris, with opening act Shubzilla and Bill Beats, is currently on its second leg, wrapping up in Los Angeles, CA, on Dec. 15th. This go-around has been anything but smooth for mc chris, especially after taking on the booking, finances, and promotion himself. However, with an army […]

On Location: Vintage Toys Event Descends on Comix Cafe in Tomball, TX

- November 13th, 2019 |

On November 9th, Tomball, Texas, got to experience a heavy dose of nostalgia, as Comix Cafe held its first vintage toys show. Vendors from the area descended on the store and its parking lot to proudly display their collections. Anyone with enough desire to relive their childhood, and with enough cash, were given a prime […]

On Location: Comix Cafe – Where Comic And Coffee Culture Come Together

- November 11th, 2019 |

Comix Cafe, located in Tomball, TX, is not your regular comic book store. Sure, selling snacks in a retail store isn’t a new idea necessarily. However, Darrin and Lindsay Stringfield, owners of Comix Cafe, go much farther than the old standard of “here’s a can of soda and a hot pocket, enjoy your Yu-Gi-Oh tournament.” Darrin […]

On Location: Texas Renaissance Festival

- November 4th, 2019 |

The Texas Renaissance Festival is a Texas Tradition you need to see for yourself. TRF was founded 45 years ago in 1947 by George Colum in Todd Mission, Texas.  The grounds of the Texas Renaissance festival sit on 55 acres of land to explore. There are 19 days the festival runs out of the year, […]

3 Reasons Naruto Is My Guilty Pleasure Anime

- October 21st, 2019 |

I get a lot of eye rolls and grief-filled sighs when I tell people that Naruto is my guilty pleasure anime. “How could you like that?” “Ugh, Naruto is so lame!” I receive dissertation-level arguments about why no one should ever watch this show. It borders on insanity, the disdain out there for poor Naruto […]

A Mixture Of Cultures: Being A Latina Mom And A Nerd Is Difficult

- October 6th, 2019 |

Being a nerd is tough but being a Latina mom and a nerd is even more difficult. I have mainly been a nerd all of my life. Growing up, I was the oddball, the black sheep of the family. I was a total geek and even looked the part. My nerd origins start back from […]

Cosplay Is For Everyone: Exposing Toxicity In The Community

- October 4th, 2019 |

Webster’s dictionary describes the definition of cosplay as, “the activity or practice of dressing up as a character from a work of fiction (such as a comic book, video game, or television show).” Cosplay is well-known across the world. Conventions like San Diego Comic-Con (California), Oz Comic-con ( Australia ), and Armageddon ( New Zealand) […]

Naruto Meets Rodeo Drive In New Coach x Michael B. Jordan Clothing Line

- October 4th, 2019 |

Michael B. Jordan, a well-documented anime fan, and Coach, who is known for expensive clothes and handbags, are teaming up to bring us an improbable pairing. This new clothing line is Naruto meets Rodeo Drive. Nothing screams decadence and missing the target market more than a $95 Naruto t-shirt. Apparently, MBJ believes he’s on to […]

The FLCL OST Is The Soundtrack To My Youth

- September 26th, 2019 |

With it’s subdued melodies, driving anthems, and energetic punk interludes, I can safely say that the FLCL OST is the soundtrack to my youth.

Chatroom Role-Playing Is A Lost Art No One Remembers

- September 25th, 2019 |

Online chatroom role-playing was the 90’s hype that is now a forever dinosaur. Role-playing takes me back to a day and age that to me seems like it is long forgotten. A lost art that no one else seems to remember. I was introduced to the role-playing world on the archaic dial-up service America Online, […]

Reflections On Batman Day 2019

- September 21st, 2019 |

For any and all comic book fans, today is a special day! September 21st, 2019 has been declared Batman day. However, The unofficial holiday was previously celebrated on September 15th, by both DC Comics and Warner Brothers’ studios. The date was moved up this year to gear up for the special 80th anniversary of the […]

What Batman Means To Me (Batman Day 2019)

- September 21st, 2019 |

Today is the 5th edition of Batman day, which started as an unofficial holiday on July 23, 2014. The first year brought us the new 52 version of his debut in detective comics #27. Also, new series Robin Rises and Grayson debuted that year. Each year, DC Comics has used the day to release many […]

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