Author Archives: Tanya

A Kinder, Gentler Skeletor

It’s a safe bet that most, if not all of us, will change throughout our lives. We’ll look back on past mistakes or rash decisions, sometimes with regret, but hopefully with the knowledge that we’ve learned something over the years. … Continue reading

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Choice: Texas – A Q&A with Carly Kocurek and Allyson Whipple

No matter how much some stalwarts may resist it, gaming as a medium for creative expression is evolving and growing. More and more independent game creators are able to reach a wider audience with the help of social media and … Continue reading

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Nerdlesque: The Geeks Shall Inherit Sexy Dancing

(This article originally appeared on KQED Pop.) The other day as I was breaking my rule about not reading comments on the internet, I ended up following a pretty heated back and forth about the differences between introverts and extroverts, … Continue reading

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Geeking Out

Are you ready for this? A Futurama/Adventure Time crossover. Yes, indeed. Also in crossovers, check out this lovely art by Robby Cook, imagining Disney princesses in the Avatar universe! In the official trailer for Thor: The Dark World, it seems … Continue reading

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GaymerX – A Different Kind of Gaming Convention

This past weekend, the inaugural GaymerX convention took place in San Francisco’s Japantown. Developed by Matt Conn, the event found its footing through Kickstarter support, becoming the first convention catering to and celebrating LGBTQ gamers. The weekend included thoughtful panels, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Half World by Hiromi Goto

When we first meet Melanie Tamaki, the shy and neglected protagonist of Hiromi Goto‘s Half World, she is running with all her might, as she is being chased down the street by a pack of bullies who are slinging pebbles … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim Discussion

Most people who follow us on Twitter or Tumblr know that we’ve been waiting for Guillermo del Toro’s latest, Pacific Rim, as if our life depended on it. A movie that promised to deliver giant robots, creepy kaiju, a diverse … Continue reading

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Technical Issues

Our site is going through a bad case of the Mondays. (Sorry, had to say it.)  We are working on the repairs as quickly as possible, but over the next couple of days, many sections of our site will be … Continue reading

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Denver Comic Con!

A reminder that Denver Comic Con is just around the corner, this coming weekend of May 31-June 2nd. Rick, one of our Staff Writers, will be part of a couple of panel discussions at the convention: 1pm, Saturday, June 1: The Boy … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to DC Comics

This letter originally appeared on The Hero Blog on Valentine’s Day, but we really thought it was worth sharing here as well, so we’re cross-posting it with Miguel’s permission. Dear DC Comics, First off – Happy Valentine’s Day. And thank … Continue reading

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Interview with Malinda Lo

Regular visitors to our site will probably know that a few of us here are unabashed fans of good YA fiction, and we’ve been particularly fond of the books by Bay Area-based author Malinda Lo. In Ash, Lo brought us … Continue reading

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Our Holiday Gift Guide

Obviously, we don’t always need to give gifts to show love and appreciation for someone, and besides that, any occasion is a good one to give a token. That said, it is the holiday season and a lot of you … Continue reading

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Review: Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Malinda Lo’s recent young adult novel, Adaptation, is a perfect blend of the sci-fi and romance genres, with a believable and diverse cast of characters. It’s also a departure from the author’s previous fairy tale novels, Ash and Huntress, making … Continue reading

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A quick aside on fandoms, interpreting media & community building

First off, I just want it to lay it out there, for those that both agree and disagree with Alice Marie’s recent interpretations and feelings on Doctor Who on our site: I honestly can’t say I know another woman who … Continue reading

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You Searched, We Answered

One of the things that gives us a chuckle over here is the routine review of the various search strings that somehow lead people to our site. Some are very straight forward and relate exactly to the posts we’ve run, … Continue reading

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