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June 27, 2015 – 11:00 am

Nerds of all types continue to face many of the similar barriers that our friends in the LGBT community endure and we often have to keep our lifestyles a secret.

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Jayson Peters is Nerdvana's creator, evangelist and editor emeritus for life (and beyond). A former East Valley Tribune web editor and news editor, he is now digital media director for The Pueblo Chieftain in Southern Colorado and part-time faculty at Pueblo Community College teaching web design. Before that, he taught Online Media at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where he also studied journalism.

Free RPG Day returns June 20

June 15, 2015 – 6:15 am
Free RPG Day logo

Free RPG Day is June 20 this year.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Annihilation top winners at 50th annual Nebula Awards

June 6, 2015 – 10:30 pm
Ronan_the_Accuser

The 2014 Nebula Awards were presented Saturday at the Science Fiction Writers of America’s 50th annual event Saturday in Chicago.

Who leads the Empire after Return of the Jedi? This guy says he does

June 4, 2015 – 10:00 am
Star Wars: Uprising

Is this our first glimpse at the founder or leader of the First Order?

Trek’s tribble troublemaker David Gerrold headlines LepreCon

May 26, 2015 – 5:26 am
the-trouble-with-tribbles

David Gerrold, who wrote “The Trouble With Tribbles” for the original Star Trek, will be guest of honor at LepreCon, June 25-28 in Phoenix.

Superhero therapy and Kickstarter commemoration

May 25, 2015 – 5:25 am
russtalk

Amazing Arizona Comics creator Russ Kazmierczak Jr. presented “Superheroes as Therapy for Reality” at Ignite Phoenix.

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s iconic wall of fame restored to a place of honor

May 23, 2015 – 5:23 am
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Former Star Trek: The Next Generation producer Ronald D. Moore has hauled the famous USS Enterprise starship models out of storage and given them a new home.

Nintendo ink: a tale of two Splatoon commercials

May 14, 2015 – 5:14 am
Splatoon (Nintendo)

Splatoon looks like one of the Wii U’s more innovative recent releases. You could say, it’s … DRIPPING with that old Nintendo charm.

He-Man minicomics omnibus coming from Dark Horse and Mattel this fall

May 12, 2015 – 7:30 am
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe mini-comic reprints from Dark Horse

For me, the 1980s He-Man toys from Mattel were just toys, and not my favorite ones either. They had weird squishy heads and their exaggerated physiques made me more than a little uncomfortable. I wasn’t all …

From Elemental Evil cultists to demon lords and drow, D&D continues to mine a rich past

May 11, 2015 – 7:30 am
Elemental Evil: Princes of the Apocalypse (Wizards of the Coast)

Four cult dedicated to evil elemental powers have infiltrated the North, bringing destruction to the Forgotten Realms.

Mini-review – Star Wars: A New Dawn

May 4, 2015 – 5:45 am
Star Wars: A New Dawn

A New Dawn suffers from the same problem as the other titles in the new Star Wars canon.

Lords of the Sith: the dark side of the new Star Wars canon

May 4, 2015 – 5:04 am
Lords of the Sith

Plenty of mayhem and massacres makes Lords of the Sith a virtual novelization for the greatest Star Wars video game never made.

May the Fourth Be With You: How Margaret Thatcher’s rise launched a Star Wars tradition

May 4, 2015 – 2:00 am
Margaret Thatcher

“May the Fourth Be With You” has come to be a rallying cry for Star Wars fans each year.

Watch the trailer for EA’s Star Wars Battlefront

April 17, 2015 – 10:53 am
battlefront-feat

It looks like EA truly is going for the ultimate Star Wars gaming experience with Battlefront, due out in November.

Highlights from Star Wars Celebration’s first day

April 16, 2015 – 10:15 pm
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Meet the new stars, the old stars, the phenomenal new droid, the fan tinkerers who became official Astromech makers and a silent squad of stormtroopers in updated armor.