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Silicon Valley Comic Con 2018 San Jose Events + Food + Party Guide

If you don’t know, I happen to live in San Jose where we have a new comic convention (only in it’s third year) taking place downtown this weekend (Friday, April 6 -Sunday, April 8). Silicon Valley Comic Con is an upstart convention, unaffiliated with any of the other big names like SDCC or NYCC, that […]

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Nerdist Improv School: Journey to Rebranding as Ruby LA & Experiences

If you’ve been to any SDCC or are into nerdy podcasts, you’ve probably heard of Nerdist. Every year at San Diego Comic Con, there’s usually some large sponsored party, offsite event, or other fun thing with the Nerdist brand in tow. Showrunner and founder of the Nerdist Chris Hardwick is well known in pop culture […]

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A Black Panther Review: The Diaspora, Black History, and Power

First, let’s get this out of the way: Marvel’s new Black Panther movie is an excellent movie that captivates you in its splendor. The characters are compelling, the plot is thrilling, the cinematography/set design/costumes are great, the themes are treated intelligently, fight choreography is handled well, the villian is memorable, and it just exudes cool. If […]

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Berserk 2016 Uncensored: Jan 2018 US Blu Ray Release, Better Animation

I’m a sucker for Kentarou Miura’s Berserk and its epic bloody battles in a dark fantasy setting. Back in 2016, a new Berserk anime series debuted, marking the series’ return to animated form. One of the main criticisms leveled at the modern release was the heavy use of CG in the animation, a point I’ve […]

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The Mr. Robot Ecoin Promo – Hail Corporate & Free Stuff From Ecoin Perks!

Back in October, during the most recent New York Comic Con, I walked past what looked to be a corporate bank signup table–the kind you’d see in any general audience outdoor festival or farmers market slinging checking accounts and credit cards. You know, like Wells Fargo or Chase was in town for NYCC. The booth […]

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Snowfall #1 Review: Climate Change, War, & the Death of Innocence in this First Look

Times (and climates) are-a-changin’ with global warming and more extreme weather being thrown in to the Earth’s mix. XKCD, a beloved web comic strip for the scientific/nerdy, has even done a comic strip on the subject that was much loved (if a bit misleading). There’s been plenty of exploration in a post apocalyptic setting–right now […]

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Bad CG Animation, But Still a Good Story – Review: Berserk (2016) Season 1

There may not be an objective best manga of all time, but if I had to pick one then Berserk would be at the top of my list. In many ways, I feel Berserk is underappreciated and flies somewhat under the radar due to its hyper-violent dark fantasy world, long lead times between releases, and […]

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“We Threw a Birthday Party for Woz and We Invited Stan Lee” – Interviewing the CEO of Silicon Valley Comic Con

On Tuesday, after a flag raising ceremony at San Jose City Hall involving the hoisting of the official Silicon Valley Comic Con flag up to the glorified heights of the glass civic dome, I had the chance to sit down briefly with Trip Hunter, CEO of Silicon Valley Comic Con, for an interview. We spoke outside […]