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ChinaShop Post: WonderCon 2012

Me, Tom Merrit, Veronica Belmont, and Felicia Day at WonderCon 2012.

Better late than never! ChinaShop was severely backlogged due to SXSW and Fashion Week coverage, and so my WonderCon post has gone up today. But that’s a good thing! Because now, I can have your attention all to myself! HA!

Yeah, that’s it. This was all part of my DASTARDLY PLAN. Ahem. Here’s an excerpt from “WonderCon 2012: Comic-Con International Comes to Anaheim.”


This was a first for WonderCon, which usually takes place in San Francisco. Renovations at the Moscone Center necessitated the move, but allowed those in the Los Angeles area easier access to SDCC’s sister convention, giving more L.A. geeks the chance to attend a well-run show with a great track record closer to home. It’s surprising that, despite L.A’s large and active geek community, not to mention all the high-profile geeks that live here, that they have so few conventions that cater specifically to the L.A. market. While it’s likely that WonderCon will return to the Moscone next year, I’m curious about the numbers and whether or not the show had more or less traffic this year. (Official numbers have yet to be released) It would be great if Comic-Con International spread the con love all over California. SDCC in San Diego, APE in San Francisco, and WonderCon in Anaheim would be a nice spread.

For the rest of the post, great photos by Emily Heyer, or to comment and vote (click on the little teacups at the bottom so I know you’ve been!), CLICK HERE.

Tor Posts: Mad Hatters and Magic and Geek and Sundry

Hello there, everyone! When it rains, it pours!

I’ve got two faboo posts up at today. First is my very, very late Once Upon a Time Special for “Hat Trick” as part of the Battle of the Network Fairy Tale Shows. Sorry. Life’s a bitch sometimes, and sometimes she’s a bitch who won’t let you write things.


While the story behind the Mad Hatter is interesting, the character of Jefferson is not. There’s also the fact that this episode revolved around a character we’ve never met before and in whom we had not yet become emotionally invested. Once Upon a Time works best when characters emerge organically and step into the spotlight, rather than when it continually has new characters pop up out of nowhere for their own episodes. Jiminy Cricket and Red Riding Hood are two great examples of character exploration done right. Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel? Not so much. Now, we can add the Mad Hatter to the “not so much” list.

For the full review and to leave comments, CLICK HERE!

Me, Tom Merritt, Veronica Belmont, and Felicia Day at the Geek and Sundry signing at WonderCon 2012.

Next up is my write-up announcing the premiere of Felicia Day’s Geek and Sundry YouTube channel, which provides an entire slate of geek programming for your viewing pleasure. I’ve actually watched all the eps that premiere today, and they’re awesome! Go check them out!


Yesterday, [Day] hosted a Google+ Hangout “subscribathon” for Geek and Sundry, bringing together high-profile geeks to encourage people to subscribe to the channel, and as of this writing Geek and Sundry has 106,949 subscribers (by comparison, Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Channel, also featuring an entire slate of upcoming shows premiering today, has 45,235 subscribers). Clearly, Day owns New Media. The truly great thing about Geek and Sundry is that all of the shows seem to come from a genuine, unironic, fun place. These aren’t geeks trying to be hipper than thou. These are wonderfully dorky and earnest people doing geeky things, and we love them for it.

For the rest of the write-up (as well as descriptions of Geek and Sundry’s programming) and to post comments, CLICK HERE!

Lastly, I also received my long-awaited copy of Womanthology: Heroic today, along with a copy of China Mieville’s Embassytown – my first of his novels. Very excited to read both! Such a great geek day today! 🙂

Pink Raygun Post: “Comics: The Guild #1”

I’ve been missing writing about comics.  I’ve also been missing writing for Pink Raygun, as I love that site to pieces.  So, I’m starting to bring those loves together!  Tomorrow, you’ll see the first of what I hope will be a weekly comics column for PRG.  But for right now, check out my review of Felicia Day’s fabulous new comic for Dark Horse, her comic based on the her webseries,  “The Guild.”


I’m not a gamer.   Never was, unless you count Tetris. Or Myst. Or Sim City. Or Dance, Dance Revolution. Or Guitar Hero. Or Rock Band.

OK, you know what?  I game a little, but I wouldn’t call myself a “gamer.” I’ve never owned a gaming system, let’s just put it that way. When I first started watching The Guild online, I worried that I wouldn’t get the humor. I thought that it would be all insidery and that I’d have to know all about swords and dragons to get it. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Guild is a show about outsiders banding together, about figuring out real life through fantasy. Having grown up a geeky girl raised on sci-fi and grown into a geeky woman who loves comics, these are things I completely understand.

However, as much as I love the show, I think I’ll love The Guild comic even more.

For the full review, CLICK HERE.

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