Geek News: Comic Book Juggernaut, Stan Lee Passes at 95

By Jen P

The geek world mourns today, as we say goodbye to a legend, Mr. Stan Lee. Born Stanley Martin Lieber, he used the name Stan Lee on his first comics, so that he could write “real” stories under his given name later in life. Turned out, he had such a unique take on his superheroes at the time– making them flawed and diverse– that he became the biggest name in the industry. He is best known for creating iconic Marvel characters like Spiderman and the X-Men, and for his cameo appearances in all of the modern films (currently as the Watcher in the Avengers series).

In July of 2017, Stan lost his wife of 70 years to complications with a stroke. He is survived by his daughter Joan, who is named after her.

September 2017, I had the great pleasure of meeting Stan at Dragon Con. I remember feeling super intimidated that I was about to meet a legend, and the moment he spoke in that familiar voice, I knew I was doing something incredibly rare and special. But despite my fears, he was such a nice guy and one of the kindest celebrities I’ve met to date.

Stan, you will be deeply missed by myself and the rest of the geek community.

Geek News: Vampire Slayer May Return to TV

by T. Mack

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Two weeks ago, I flashed back to a few badass ladies from some old Sci-Fi/Fantasy shows. The first lady on the list was the incomparable Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Joss Whedon’s 90s-00s show on the WB/CW network. The show and character, which both premiered more than 20 years ago, still have a loyal following. Earlier this month, news hit the net that Joss Whedon is attached to a reboot of the show which is currently in the works. This time, however, the lead is to played by an African-American actress.

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Of course, this news sent the interwebs reeling with mixed feelings, for various reasons. But then came a bit of clarification. With this additional info, I gotta say I’m totally on board for what’s supposed to be coming…

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Geek News: THREE NEW HARRY POTTER STORIES COMING SOON

By: Dani

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Potterheads, it just keeps getting better. It was just announced that we can expect to have three more Harry Potter stories releasing next month! The 3 short stories will be available as eBooks and are a part of a new series called “Pottermore Presents…” The stories do not focus on Harry and friends but will instead focus on Hogwarts and all of the secrets the magical school holds. J.K. Rowling said after the release of the Cursed Child that Harry’s story is done. Sad face. But alas, the world of Harry Potter is not done! Continue reading

Geek News: ‘ASCENDANT’ HEADED STRAIGHT FOR TV

By: Dani

There is some potentially disappointing, and possibly embarrassing, news about the final installment of the Divergent series, Ascendant. Due to the lackluster performance of Allegiant, the third theatrical release in the franchise, it looks like there will be a ‘Straight-to-TV’ release for Ascendant. Nothing has been confirmed yet but the likelihood of a small-screen debut is looking very strong. Continue reading

Geek News: The New Iron Man is a Black Woman!

by T. Mack

Marvel Comics has been working hard to diversify their cast of characters in recent years. They have focused efforts on making more of their superheroes women as well as people of color. The results have been positive: Miles Morales as Spiderman, Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel, Jane Foster as female Thor. Now the company is taking things to another level. And I, for one, absolutely love it! Though, to be fair, I may be biased. Continue reading

Geek News: FANTASTIC BEASTS’ NEWT SCAMANDER

By: Dani

All Potterheads are getting so excited as the summer progresses because we are getting that much closer to delving back into the world of Harry Potter. And J.K. Rowling gave us a tease of what we can expect from the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which releases on November 18th of this year. The below video is a new featurette with Rowling explaining more about who Newt Scamander is and the journey he undertakes. Continue reading

Geek News: NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF WIZARDRY IN FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

By: Dani

*Warning! This post contains information that can be spoilerish. Read at your own risk!*

Eek! I love when I get to share new details about the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I have shared several posts so far laying out all the important info. And now I have more to share. The Daily Mail revealed the 4 houses in the American version of Hogwarts, Ilvermorny! This is pretty big news because it gives a lot of insight into the school and it’s students. According to the Daily Mail, this information was discovered by pure accident by a software engineer looking around in pages of code for the Pottermore website. Continue reading

Geek News: NEW TV SERIES CENTERING ON THE GOLD RUSH

By: Dani

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Every girl has a girl crush…maybe even more than one. One of mine happens to be Kate Hudson. Seriously, I want her to be my best friend. So I always get pretty psyched about seeing her taking on a new project. And in addition to all of the other stuff she does (new movies like Mother’s Day, Fabletics clothing line, parenting), she is now working on a new television series, “The Barbary Coast.” It is a new series set during the era of the Californian Gold Rush, and since I am a history buff, I am also pretty excited about this part, too. Continue reading