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.
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.
Last year we listed some of our favorite fictional couples. WELL GUESS WHAT? This year I’m turning the spotlight on some of our fictional ladies who manage to ride solo (and one who does that literally OH SNAP), and still succeed. In order to qualify for this list, the ladies didn’t necessarily have to remain single til their dying day, but they did need to remain independent, and getting their man could not be one of their main goals.
Congratulations, you’ve made it halfway through V-day, whether you like it or not! Your stomach is probably grumbling about now, and it’s probably because you haven’t had any food specifically prepared for your by Molly Weasley today. The bad news is this article won’t cook the food for you, but the good news is there are some excellent resources to help you cook like the Weasley matriarch herself! Okay, okay, there are recipes for cooking like a house elf, too. And for making butter beer. And for other delicious food so good you will likely think it took actual magic to make them. Continue reading
Hey everyone! It’s that hotly contested time of year again when people are made painfully aware of their relationship status. In order to keep you all occupied today, I, Jen Rose, promise articles every three hours. I can not and will not guarantee the quality of the articles… but I can promise you they are coming.
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