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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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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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The YouTube Rap Artist Who Tackles Overwatch, Skyrim, and More

Have you heard of Dan Bull? If “yes,” then you’re going to like this selection of his best songs. If “no,” then you’re going to love this, because I’m about to introduce you to your new favorite YouTuber. Bull is a rap artist, someone who plays with language, contorting words to produce fabulous I-see-what-you-did-there twists of […]

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Ultrasabers Lightsabers are the Most Fun You Can Have Without Using the Force

You would think that lightsabers are merely an elegant weapon of a more civilized age, but they’re also a great tool for exercise, and lightsaber combat groups have sprung up over the world, giving padawans a chance to flaunt their fandom and get fit at the same time.  They’re also used as a cool prop for […]

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8 Strangely (Un)predictable Moments in Game of Thrones ‘Battle of the Bastards’

“Battle of the Bastards” is the penultimate episode in Game of Thrones’ season 6, and what a spectacle it was. Fans were treated to one of the most remarkable battle scenes on television, complete with scutums as an offensive weapon. But because this is television, and many of the events here have been set up […]

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9 Best Lines and Unspoken Moments in Game of Thrones ‘No One’

Game of Thrones has been bringing the pain and the joy for every episode in season 6. But some episodes are more quotable than others. The most recent episode, “No One,” was filled with some great one-liners–most of them delivered by the Hound. (In the case of Daenerys, she didn’t need to speak a word […]

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5 Things Happening in Science Right Now That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Science is the understanding of the universe. Because of science, we can extrapolate the existence of black holes, realize the fact that we’ve evolved from hominids, and learn how to unboil an egg. Science is also essential to one of our favorite literary genres, science fiction—without which we’d be limited to reading/watching fantasy or magical realism. […]

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Monks invented King Arthur’s grave in order to rake in mad medieval tourist cash

File this fact about the legend of King Arthur under “strange but true.” King Arthur started as a folk tale in the late 5th century—who may or may not have been based on a real-world Anglo-Saxon-beating warrior. Over the centuries, the legend evolved into a cultural touchstone with its own mythology. And by the late 12th […]

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