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With some of the country’s Meccas of higher education offering courses in fantastical geeky disciplines like Elvish, Skryim, and Zombie media, it’s no surprise that fanfiction has become an interest to the tweeds in academia. Annie Jamison, a professor at the University of Utah with a PhD from Princeton, has recently published a fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World, which explores the role and importance of fanfiction in modern literature and culture.
Kimmie and Johnny teamed up at Sci-Fi Expo, and per usual, the convention center was filled to the brim with cosplayers, guests, exhibitors, and the average con-goer looking to snag an autograph or two!
Unfortunately the usual crowding was also present (an issue that hopefully will be corrected if and when the shows permanently moves to the Dallas Convention Center), but it was nothing practiced attendees couldn’t deal with. This year over 12,000 people flocked to the con, many of whom went just to see Jaws star, Richard Dreyfuss, Almost Human hunk, Karl Urban, or the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy.
I must start out this article with a stick of my own truth: I haven’t gotten to actually PLAY South Park: Stick of Truth yet. However, we are so excited about the game’s release that we wanted to round up all the important information from the interwebs and put it in one convenient place for you. So here we go: an expose on what I found out about Stick of Truth via the internet.
Science is a funny thing. There’s been this traditional stereotype about scientists rolling through life with pocket protectors and slide rules, cloaked in a lab coat and hunched over their microscopes. But over the last few years the subject has picked up a few more fans. TV shows like Through the Wormhole hosted by Morgan Freeman and great programming on Science Channel and other educational outlets have started to help pull science into the mainstream, by making it more accessible to everyday people. Even on the local level for me in Philadelphia I see big events like the Philadelphia Science Festival and can easily see the rise in interest this kind of accessibility can bring.