If I told you about The Shape of Water without spoilers, what would I say, I wonder? At first I had resigned myself to doing only a spoiler filled review, but upon further reflection I realized that not everyone I know has seen it yet, and to give it all away would be doing the film or potential fans a disservice. So, if you haven’t seen it yet, I’ll boil it down to three reasons.
Let me start by saying that this post contains spoilers for The Last Jedi… but if you haven’t seen it by now then I don’t know how my post will tell you anything you haven’t seen or heard at this point.
That being said, reading will lead to spoilers, spoilers lead to anger, and anger leads to suffering, or something like that.
Also… this is not going to go the way you think. Continue reading “Star Wars: The Last Jedi did what it was supposed to.” »
Season seven premiered and I, as usual have some thoughts. First of all if you haven’t watched it, here’s your chance to stop reading. Still here, great, let’s be friends, since that seems to be the attitude of two out of Westeros’ three monarchs. Continue reading “Keeping and Making Friends – Game of Thrones season 7 premiere” »
At Phoenix Comicon, I caught up with Beth Cato again, and I had the chance to speak with her about her Blood of Earth series, including information on her next book, Call of Fire, coming in August.
Most of our discussion focused on the history that Cato has woven her story into, specifically the treatment of women and minorities and how relevant her series is, even though it’s set in the early 1900’s.
Watch the interview below, a review of Call of Fire is coming soon!
If you love history and sci-fi, check out my review of Beth Cato’s first book in the series, Breath of Earth.
While I’ve not yet taken time to post about it, this past January I began an important quest, life changing in both realistic and fantastic ways. I began a Dungeons and Dragons campaign with friends. In short it’s been awesome. It’s become a new way to connect, think outside the box and have fun.
All of that awesomeness took place at Phoenix Comicon 2017 in various forms. There were exhibitors, panels on the topic and best of all there was a Game Master Throwdown! Continue reading “Phoenix Comicon 2017 Game Master Throwdown!” »
It may seem crazy, but Phoenix Comicon starts TOMORROW! In less that 24 hours geeks from all over will be descending on the Phoenix Convention Center to geek out for their respective fandoms. So while an exhaustive list of the awesomeness would be too long for a single post (and a tad redundant since you can see it all on Phoenix Comicon’s website), your trusty editor will give you the rundown on what she’ll be looking forward to at Phoenix Comicon.
While most of my Thursday will spent checking out the exhibit hall and hunting down new sketches for my Carol Danvers Compilation Sketchbook, Thursday evening will be spent battling it out at P.U.G.S. – Phoenix Ultimate Geek Smackdown. How to explain P.U.G.S.? It’s a debate competition where only the strong, knowledgeable, and somewhat absurd survive. Here’s a longer post, where I describe my first battle.
There’s a Doctor Who-se Your Own Adventure panel with a fan written live script reading of a Doctor Who mashup episode where the audience gets to choose how the story progresses.
Also, a certain Supernatural Favorite, Osric Chau will have a panel at 12:30 that day (squee!)
Then in the evening, if I progress to the finals I’ll be at P.U.G.S. again.
There’s much to enjoy on Saturday, a Legible Scrawl panel for To Prove A Villian, their comic-centric podcast. They’ll be doing a live script reading with some of their familiar voice actors.
At noon Diana Gabaldon will be having a spotlight panel. She’s always got great stories about the writing and filming of Outlander, so I’ll be sure to be there.
And at 3:00 actress Bonnie Wright will be having a spotlight panel of her own.
While Dick Van Dyke would have been great to plan and see, the changes with panel fees left many to find other panels to attend.
Finally, while they don’t have panel times listed, I’ll be spending my free time at the con looking for Geekly Press favorite authors Beth Cato, Ryan Dalton and Wesley Chu!
What are your plans for Phoenix Comicon 2017? Let us know in the comments.