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October 2013 Book Club: Halfway Through Ship Breaker!

October 2013 Book Club: Halfway Through Ship Breaker!

By Matt HecklerOctober 18, 2013

Well, Masterminds, we're halfway through the month! Hopefully you've been making great progress on Ship Breaker, the novel by Paolo Bacigalupi which we're reading together for October. Whether you're a bit ahead of the middle or not quite there yet, it's time to talk about...More  →

Top 10 Imaginary Fantasy Worlds in All Literature

Top 10 Imaginary Fantasy Worlds in All Literature

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 17, 2013

We love ourselves a good fantasy. Stepping out of this world and into a new one is an amazing experience, one that we highly recommend. If you are at a loss to what fantasy world you should check out next, click through to see our top ten!...More  →

20 Badly Miscast Actors in Sci-Fi & Fantasy

20 Badly Miscast Actors in Sci-Fi & Fantasy

By Matt HecklerOctober 17, 2013

We frickin’ love sci-fi and fantasy in movies and TV. Whether it’s super sci-fi like Prometheus or a comic book adaptation like X-Men, there’s something to be said about lasers and aliens and all that fun stuff coming to life on screen. Sometimes, however, we’re g...More  →

The History of Creepy Art in 10 Disturbing Pieces
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The History of Creepy Art in 10 Disturbing Pieces

By Tim WainwrightOctober 17, 2013

Hello, poppets. If ye be bold enough to seek out pieces of fine art that will make your spine crawl, enter. We've brought examples of the odd, the perverse, the disturbed, the tormented, and warped—art that has the whiff of the nervous mutterings of dark abbots on a forgot...More  →

The Ultimate Mindhut Hunger Games Quiz!

The Ultimate Mindhut Hunger Games Quiz!

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 17, 2013

In honor of the upcoming release of Catching Fire (NOVEMBER 22ND YA’LL), we present to you the Mindhut Hunger Games quiz! This handy dandy quiz will make sure that all of those obscure Hunger Games facts are fresh in your memory for Catching Fire’s release. Plus you ca...More  →

Professor X Fires Wolverine!

Professor X Fires Wolverine!

By Josh PeriloOctober 16, 2013

Okay... maybe not exactly. But in this HILARIOUS clip from the brand, spankin' new Pete Holmes Show premiering on TBS later this month, has us all rethinking Wolverine's usefulness to the X-Men. He makes some real salient points here. After all, Wolverine is made of...More  →

Xavier and Magneto Are Bro-ing Around Manhattan

Xavier and Magneto Are Bro-ing Around Manhattan

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 16, 2013

This is so cute, we could honestly die: Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, the two grandest grande dudes of geekery ever born, spent a day cruising around New York City like best bros and documenting the whole thing on Twitter. The longtime friends...More  →

So Much Adventure Time Cosplay at NYCC!

So Much Adventure Time Cosplay at NYCC!

By Josh PeriloOctober 16, 2013

Every year we see trends at the plethora of cons that we attend. Vampires. Steampunk. This year we looked around and noticed something a little less nefarious and a whole lot more adorbs: a whole lot of Adventure Time cosplay! Come with us, won't you, and revisit some of the...More  →

Create Your Own Admiral Sackbar From Star Wars!

Create Your Own Admiral Sackbar From Star Wars!

By Lisa GranshawOctober 16, 2013

Who doesn’t love Admiral Ackbar, the Mon Calamari military commander of Star Wars’ Rebel Alliance? Now you can have an Ackbar (or rather a Sackbar) of your own around to warn you of any impending traps with this nifty craft featured on StarWars.com from Bonnie Burton...More  →

Cosplay 101! Costume Dirt Is Like Regular Dirt, but Cleaner

Cosplay 101! Costume Dirt Is Like Regular Dirt, but Cleaner

By Janet ManleyOctober 16, 2013

Being greener than the Hulk, we went to a panel on cosplay for newbies at New York Comic Con. It was pretty much your normal class lecture, except it was hosted by a bunny, a sheet (the Joker!), Indiana Jones and a guy in a wig we weren't sure about. And there was a zombie S...More  →