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Sesame Street: Still Rocking It

By: TCO Last week I posted/shared three different Sesame Street skits. Oh, and my intended audience for these shares? Adults. They were too adorable-how could I not?! Although 45 years old, Sesame Street is still proving to be a trusted source for parents to entertain and teach our youth, while also entertaining a demographic much […]

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Cross-Dressing in Anime and Manga

By: Leah Zoller and Kathryn Hemmann [A version of this series was originally given as the panel "Cross-Dressing for Fun and Profit" at Sakura-Con in Seattle on April 19, 2014, and was also published on the blog Contemporary Japanese Literature.] This past April, the ever-amazing Leah of The Lobster Dance and I gave a panel on […]

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10 Urban Myths of Gaming

Today’s post features this beautiful infographic, designed by NeoMam Studios, that debunks myths that have lingered in the gaming community. Check it out and be amazed! Convinced? Or are you still a believer in Polybius?

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Adorable Artist Spotlight: The Gorgonist

By: Meg Humphrey   The Gorgonist, AKA Robin Kaplan, has been one of those artists I always look forward to seeing at conventions. I have many of her pieces hanging up in my apartment and it’s great to see what new art she has added since I saw her last.     Her original artwork […]

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Science Fiction Rules the Runway

By: Terra Clarke Olsen [This article originally appeared in the September issue of Pastoral Magazine.] It’s a good year to be a geek: there are more geeky movies than ever before, with new titles constantly being announced, and comic conventions and their influence continue to grow. Pop culture has fully embraced it’s geek side, and […]

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No Badge? No Problem. PAX Prime 2014 for Non-Attendees

By: TCO PAX Prime kicks off today with a schedule so full, it’s going to be hard for attendees to decide which things to prioritize. But what about the rest of us who couldn’t make it to PAX this year (including myself)? We might not be able to attend all the panels or walk the […]

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Music to (not) Sleep to: Question Bedtime

By: Meg Humphrey   I’m a huge sucker for fairy tales of all kinds. One of the best things about fairy tales and legends is that they can be retold and expressed in so many different versions, but still retain their meaning. When I saw that MC Frontalot’s latest album, Question Bedtime, is all about […]

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