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These Podcasters Use FANDOM AND WELLNESS To Talk About Mental Health

This isn’t just any story. This is a superhero origin story.
One day back in 2016, Arkeida Wilson, who was in the throes of a mentally abusive relationship, took a walk in Manhattan to clear her head…and wound up taking the brunt of a terrorist b…

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AwesomeCon After-party is Raising Money for Suicide Prevention Group

Let’s say you’re attending AwesomeCon in Washington D.C., and you want to keep the geeky fun going after the convention doors close. Danielle Ward of Little Petal and Jordan Ellis of Jordandene have got you covered with their Friday night geek girl…

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This Geeky Dressmaker Is Raising Money for Planned Parenthood

Danielle Ward was sitting in her apartment when the news came on, telling her that states can now block federal funding going to Planned Parenthood.
Ward said, “I was seeing red. I was so livid that I walked to my computer and said ‘I’m giving …

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Neil Gaiman Makes Sense of America with American Gods

“Starz loves c**k.”
Those were co-developer Bryan Fuller’s words as he explained the eye-popping abundance of full-frontal male nudity in the upcoming Starz series American Gods, based on Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel.

The eight-episode first sea…

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Burn! J.K. Rowling Smacks Down Hater Who Threatens to Burn Her Books

We love J.K. Rowling for her expansive and surprisingly realistic look at wizards in her famed Harry Potter series. But we also love her for her sharp mind and sharper tongue. So when one hater threatened her on Twitter, she came up with a comeback so full of fire, the entire internet felt the burn. […]

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20 Movie Posters That Rocked Our Eyeballs in 2016

Posters are windows into the world of the movie. A sliver of expectation rather than revelation. A good movie poster creates an emotional reaction, one that intrigues and elicits curiosity in the viewer. That’s a lot of work for one image. Some posters are more successful than others—and in some cases, more successful than the movies they’re representing. […]

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GaymerX Highlights the Importance of Bringing Communities Together

GaymerX has been running fun, fabulous conventions for gamers on every point of the gender and sexuality spectrum for the last four years. While you could attend conventions in San Francisco, San Jose, and Australia, GaymerX only just recently made its first foray into the East Coast with GaymerX East in New York City. I attended the […]

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Android users will be able to cast Harry Potter spells on their phones

I love my iPhone, I really do. But unlike the Android phone, it isn’t a magic wand in disguise. Yes, you read that right. The Android phone is about to become imbued with the power of Harry Potter. According to the Verge, Google and Warner Bros. have teamed up to create a phone that responds […]

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Gamer Loses 14 Pounds in 50 Days Playing the HTC Vive

As we reported last month, gamer Tim Donahey strapped an HTC Vive onto his face and a Polar H7 heart rate monitor onto his chest to learn just how many calories he burned each time he gamed in the virtual world. Remarkably, he burned a whopping 866 calories in one hour and five minutes. Inspired by these […]

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Batman Suit Sets A New Guinness World Records

Plenty of kids dream of creating a Guinness World Record. Even more kids dream of being Batman. Julian Checkley of Galway, Ireland, got to do both. And he did it in one of the more awesome ways possible. Checkley had his name entered in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition for creating cosplay with the […]

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