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March 22, 2015 – 11:29 am |

This article on AdWeek got me thinking this week.
Basically, Showtime solicited a bunch of artists to join a contest to generate art for an upcoming boxing match.  One artist declined with a snarky letter that essentially …

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Review: Heir to the Jedi lost amid Star Wars’ literary legacy

March 25, 2015 – 9:00 am |

This is one adventure you can safely miss.

Star Wars: Aftermath cover teases post-Endor canon reset

March 17, 2015 – 12:22 pm |

Written by Chuck Wending, Aftermath picks up where Return of the Jedi left off.

Nebula, Saturn nominees announced, setting up summer sci-fi award season

March 4, 2015 – 12:01 am |
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Nominees for this summer’s Nebula and Saturn awards honoring genre fiction have been revealed.

Get your fright-freak on at Phoenix FearCon

October 28, 2014 – 12:00 am |
Mark Torgl (The Toxic Avenger) is a guest at Phoenix FearCon

Halloweens come and Halloweens go, but there are enthusiasts who love the fright-life year round, and for those there is a convention called Phoenix FearCon.

PHOTOS: Comic and Media Expo – 2014

October 20, 2014 – 7:55 am |
Comic and Media Expo – 2014

The Comic & Media Expo celebrated its inaugural outing with a weekend of cosplay, comics, pop culture art and anime antics. Enjoy our gallery of amazing images.

Phoenix Comicon expands Valley pop-culture universe with December ‘Fan Fest’

September 28, 2014 – 10:17 am |
Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest

The brains behind the Valley’s biggest nerd convention are throwing their efforts into a second annual event, starting this Dec. 12-14, 2014.

From the ARRR-chives: It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!

September 19, 2014 – 8:00 am |

Avast, ye lilly-livered bilge rats!

Book review: ‘Marvel Comics 75 Years of Cover Art’ is not without its issues

August 27, 2014 – 7:45 am |
Marvel Comics 75 Years of Cover Art

This is a must-have tome that will likely be treasured for decades to come — but it does have some issues, and I’m not talking about the comic continuity kind.

Star Wars sampler: Our first look at post-EU books set in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

August 19, 2014 – 7:00 am |
Heir to the Jedi

Last month, Del Rey released advance preview chapters of its first four Star Wars novels to be released in the “new era” of Disney ownership of the Star Wars franchise

Hugo Award winners: Ancillary Justice, Gravity, Game of Thrones

August 17, 2014 – 9:00 pm |
Gravity

Ann Leckie’s debut novel Ancillary Justice took the top prize at the Hugo Awards on Sunday.

Review: The Giver – Please take it back … and apologize

August 15, 2014 – 1:30 am |
The Giver

If there is one thing we’ve learned from sci-fi films over the past couple of years it’s that teens are in for a rough ride in our inevitable dystopian society.

Hoard of the Dragon Queen review – a Cult classic

August 13, 2014 – 9:15 pm |
Hoard of the Dragon Queen

The new 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons is roaring ahead. Two of the “core rulebooks” – the Monster Manual and Dungeon Master’s Guide – aren’t even available yet, but along with the Player’s Handbook, …