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10 most popular Nerdvana posts of 2012

December 31, 2012 – 8:45 am

What were people reading on Nerdvana over the past year? Here’s a quick look back at some of our most popular content of 2012.

2012: Some of Jayson’s favorite stories

December 31, 2012 – 7:45 am

Nerdvana founder Jayson Peters shares some of his favorite stories from 2012.
Disney acquiring Lucasfilm for $4 billion, slates Star Wars Episode 7 for 2015
How can this not be at the top of my list?
Even for a marching …

2012: A few of the nerd icons we lost this year

December 30, 2012 – 9:09 am
Obit Neil Armstrong

We lost some great performers, artists and publications this year. This is far from a complete list — just a look at those we covered here on Nerdvana in 2012:
Nintendo Power magazine (1988-2012)
Neil Armstrong (first …

2012: 4 of Bob Leeper’s favorite stories

December 30, 2012 – 9:00 am

Nerdvana contributor Bob Leeper shares some of his favorite entries from 2012.
15 pop culture milestones marked in 2012
There were so many significant pop culture anniversaries in 2012 it was hard to keep up with them. …

Nerdvana Replay: Episode VII set 50 years after Episode VI? ‘Think further out,’ insider hints

December 30, 2012 – 12:00 am

Droids, DC Nation return to Cartoon Network on Jan. 5

December 29, 2012 – 11:45 am

Along with the long-awaited return of the suddenly halted DC Nation superhero programming block including Green Lantern and Young Justice), next Saturday morning — Jan. 5 — will see the return of Star Wars: The …

Nerdvana Replay: Celebrating 100 years of John Carter

December 29, 2012 – 11:34 am

Nerdvana Replay: Tarzan of the Apes — simian-man saga celebrates a century

December 29, 2012 – 11:32 am

Top 10 genre films of 2012

December 29, 2012 – 11:11 am
Prometheus

We did it! We’ve survived the 2012 Mayan apocalypse and everyone is happy to still be here. (Well, unless you were one of those doomsday preppers who dished out $1 million plus for your own private bunker.) But if the world did have to end in 2012 at least we would have left this existence knowing we had enjoyed our final year with some of the best genre movies to have ever been produced.

[LINK] Lightning Octopus: A Brief (But Somewhat Comprehensive) Look Back At Arizona’s 2012 Geek Activity

December 29, 2012 – 12:00 am

Fun Find Fridays: The Amazing Spider-Man, A Book of Colors and Days of the Week

December 28, 2012 – 1:03 pm
Spider-Man

Fun Find Fridays is my series on the strange comic book related paraphernalia I’ve found at comic book shows, antique shops, swap meets, or buried in my closet.

Fun Find Friday returns with a series celebrating …

Nerdvana Replay: 15 pop culture milestones marked in 2012

December 28, 2012 – 12:25 pm
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Force gathers to fill Nintendo Power’s void

December 27, 2012 – 10:34 pm
nfm

A team of journalists who cover Nintendo games are hoping to keep the spirit of the now-defunct Nintendo Power magazine alive.
Nintendo Force was announced this week. We don’t know too much about it, other than …

Oddworld artist to be a guest of honor at LepreCon 39 in May

December 27, 2012 – 9:26 pm
Raymond Swanland

Raymond Swanland was recently named artist guest of honor at LepreCon 39. He has worked on designing the Oddworld video game universe as well as contributions for RPG and card game powerhouse Wizards of the …