Galaxy Quest

"Galaxy Quest": Re-Examining Fan Culture 20 Years Later [OPINION]

When Galaxy Quest came out in 1999, it offered an original story from the rare perspective of fandom. The film combines elements of Star Trek and comedy into its original hybrid science fiction story. It follows the cast of a fictional TV-show in the 1970s doing another convention to stay relevant. The cast find themselves […]

Wendy's Launched Their Own RPG Campaign At NYCC

Wendy's Launched Their Own RPG Campaign At NYCC

The folks at Wendy's have launched their own tabletop RPG this week at NYCC called Feast Of Legends, in partnership with Critical Role and Fandom. The PDF version of the adventure was loaded online, totally free for anyone to download, along with a physical version at the convention that included dice. The game itself has […]

SDCC 2019 Harry Potter Fandom Panel - Has The Fandom Outgrown Their Canon?

SDCC 2019 Harry Potter Fandom Panel – Has The Fandom Outgrown Their Canon?

Every year at San Diego Comic-Con, notable figures from the Harry Potter fandom gather to discuss their experiences within the wizarding world. A sort of State of the Union, the panel reflects on the drama, frustration, angst, and transformation within the fandom. This year, the panel unintentionally focused on the fracturing of the already divided […]

That Thing You Love Doesn't Owe You Squat- A Love Story [OPINION]

It seems like every time I check the news, theirs a fresh batch of updates from the latest fandom outrage cycle, demanding that Creator X be branded a traitor to the I.P. and paraded through the virtual town square for supposedly defiling Franchise Y. In those cases involving truly heinous acts, I'm pretty sure I'll […]

AMC Showcases "Kick-Ass Women," Better Call Saul, and More at Fandom Summit

With a line-up of diverse shows that includes The Walking Dead, Preacher, Dietland, Better Call Saul and Into the Badlands, AMC prides itself on both the quality of its programming and the relationships its built with the fandom around each series. To that end, the network hosted AMC Summit 2018: An Exploration of Fandom in New […]


The World Of Comics Has A Serious Problem: Trolls

There's something rotten in the world of comics. It's something I've noticed for a very long time, sadly, but the last few weeks has seen it feel even worse. Maybe even the last year, emboldened by the kind of discourse pervading our world now, even down to our politics and societal structures. That problem is, […]

HawaiiCon: The Convention In Paradise

On any given weekend across the world, chances are at least a handful of pop-culture and comic con conventions taking place. Fandoms are as varied and wide reaching as the internet will allow, and thankfully we're lucky enough to have the outlet of conventions to gather together with fellow nerds to celebrate what we love. […]

Rise Of The Fangirl: Han Pan

What do you do when Ace Attorney, Sailor Moon, Batman, and Final Fantasy are dropped into a mixing bowl? Run wildly, because cosplayer and all around sass basket Han Pan is about to come out. She's an East Coast cosplayer of ten years whose favorite activities include bothering her cat, posting pictures of her cat […]

Geek-Culture Focused App 'Cosmunity' Has Launched On Mobile, Will Anyone Notice

Billed as "the first social marketplace for your inner geek," Cosmunity is a newly released social network app for iOS and Android that focuses on convention attendees and geeks at large. The company had been not-so-quietly adding various cosplay and fandom individuals to their open beta test over the last several months to build out content […]

Rise Of The Fangirl: Chloe Deguzman

On this week's edition of Rise of the Fangirl, we have Chloe Deguzman! Chloe has been into various fandoms for 30 years, starting with Voltron and Sailor Moon having come in not far behind. She currently resides in Las Vegas, NV. What does fandom mean to you? Fandom means finding something that you feel is […]

Rise Of The Fangirl: Chiki Cosplay

Welcome back to Rise Of The Fangirl! This week we talked with Chiki Cosplay! Chiki is one of the loveliest fangirls I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. She's been cosplaying and attending conventions since 2001, and enjoys participating in Costume Craftsmanship competition when she's not judging! Her fandoms include Fallout, Disney, and HGTV Programming […]

Rise Of The Fangirl: Eri Kagami

The landscape of fandom is becoming more a diverse, beautiful place. For me personally, watching the comic fandom grow to be more inclusive has been uplifting and inspiring. In this ongoing series I'll be interviewing women from all parts of nerd culture. I'll ask them about their fandoms, trials they may have faced, and how […]

Late To The 'Star Wars' Party: Gatekeeping In Nerd Culture

A little over a year ago (and the many months beforehand) I was on what I liked to call "the bummer brigade" when it came to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I wasn't excited about the movie at all and I was the one in the back pointing out that trailers can be deceptive and […]

New Lady Geek Subscription Box 'Fan Mail' Delivers Classic Fantasy

Fan Mail, the new geek subscription box geared toward women, takes on a fantasy theme in its first installment, and within that theme, I can see a strong commitment to the elements of foundational geek community building. That's a fancy way of saying that this box goes very "classic" and as such really can't go […]