This past Monday would have been the 28th birthday of Sarah Elizabeth Jones, the camera assistant that was tragically killed on the set of Midnight Rider in February of this year. To honor Sarah and to benefit the Sarah Jones Film Foundation, created by Sarah’s parents, the cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have organized a Walk-A-Thon.
When I was in school, I loved science. In fact, I even studied it for a while before making the fiscally responsible decision to become a starving artist. A major part of my science-y childhood came from re-runs of “The Magic Schoolbus” and any education computer games I could find, but none of that really translated once I hit high school (and let’s admit it, that’s when it really starts getting difficult). Well, Seattle based artists, animators, and game designers Laura Lynn Gonzalez, Blair Lyons, and Rachel Bajema, are hoping to change all that with a brand new 3D exploration game for the Kinect.
If you’re a decent human being reading this, which I’m sincerely hoping you are, then you have watched and applauded Emma Watson’s amazing and much needed speech about equality among genders in her campaign, HeForShe. In her speech, Watson talked about how feminism is a human rights issue that requires the participation of both genders, hence, He For She.
BOOM! Studios and 20th Century Fox announced this week that the one the only Michael Keaton (*cough, cough..the man who should have won an Oscar this year) will star and produce the film adaption of the BOOM! comic series, Imagine Agents.
When was the last time you played a game that didn’t involve the use of a television, computer, controller, or the letters MMORPG? Well, for Drew Bancroft, the answer is probably “yesterday.” Bancroft is, as he puts it, “an internet guy” (he does project management and design), a father of three, and can now add “game creator” to his resume. He is the brain behind the new card game “Mad Science,” and recently he launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its production.
So, Batgirl Vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside was my first ever experience with a DC comic. Yes, I know…shame!
Funko, I love you. Every figure you come out with is absolutely awesome.They will soon be rolling out figures for Marvel and Disney’s Big Hero 6. So be sure to pre-order them because these Pop figures will most likely fly off the shelves. We are approaching the holiday season and Big Hero 6 will be the name of every kid’s lips.
Geek(s) of the Week: Chris Tobias and Jeff Cunningham Want to ‘Take Back the Sky’ for ‘Firefly’ Fans
Listen up, Browncoats! Have you ever looked up at the night’s sky and wondered if a spaceship named Serenity really was flying around out there? Well, if this week’s Geek of the Week honorees have their way, soon you won’t have to wonder. Chris Tobias and Jeff Cunningham are the brains behind ‘Take Back the Sky’, a brand new movement aimed at convincing privately owned SpaceX to name their first manned rocket after the fictional ship.
I’ll be honest, I’m not even sure where to begin in this review. As soon as the book ended, my head was swirling. Normally, I would say that’s a bad thing, but after letting my brain reform into solid grey matter, I came to realize that if a book had my brain in that much of a tizzy, it’s a good thing. Expect to go on one hell of a ride during this book. The world that Scott Hawkins created is spellbinding, insane, colorful and definitely not something that I’ve seen since I’ve read Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.
Who knows, maybe the tree you plant will be the next Groot. But even if it isn’t, this challenge is a win-win for mother nature.