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There's Going to Be a BBC Theme Park!

There's Going to Be a BBC Theme Park!

By Page SchumacherDecember 11, 2014

Does you're fandom brain dream of a world where you could ride in the TARDIS or solve a mystery with Sherlock Holmes? Of course it does.  Well, sometime in the future these dreams could become a reality....More  →

Geekin' Out with Santa!

Geekin' Out with Santa

By Vadim NewquistDecember 11, 2014

Nothing says Xmas quite like putting on your cosplay best and getting your pickcha taken with that bearded dude in the weird uniform that’s always hanging outside of The Gap. No, we’re not talking about the head of mall security, we’re talking about Santa! Here’s ...More  →

DC Superheroes Go Old School with Fake Saturday Evening Post Covers

DC Superheroes Go Old School with Fake Saturday Evening Post Covers

By Andrew TavinDecember 11, 2014

The Saturday Evening Post is one of America's longest running magazines. Starting back in 1821, it has featured short stories and serials from some of the most famous authors, including Agatha Christie, Upton Sinclair, and Edgar Allen Poe. But it may be most recognizable fo...More  →

Synchronized Holiday Spirit!

Synchronized Holiday Spirit!

By Josh PeriloDecember 11, 2014

We've all piled in the family station wagon and slogged to that well-to-do neighborhood where all the houses look like they spent about a skrillion and a half dollars on lights, plastic Santas, and styrofoam Frosty's, right? Well get ready to have your expectations blown...More  →

8 Must-Have Toys That Brought Out the Worst in People

8 Must-Have Toys That Brought Out the Worst in People

By Steven RomanoDecember 10, 2014

There’s a disease far more infectious than influenza to worry about during the holiday season, capable of turning mild-mannered folks into monsters. Experts dub the phenomenon affluenza, or shopping fever, or as the Bernstein Bears so adorably coined it, the “galloping g...More  →

The Future is Awfully Interesting: Thinking About Dystopia Stories for the Mindhut Short Fiction Contest

The Future is Awfully Interesting: Thinking About Dystopia Stories for the Mindhut Short Fiction Contest

By Ryan BrittDecember 10, 2014

We’re less than one week away from launching The Mindhut Short Fiction Contest—where you’ll have a chance to submit short-short stories (1000 words max) in the categories of science fiction, fantasy or dystopia. While we’re going to be fairly liberal with how we judge your...More  →

What Should We Eat at IHOP This Year!?

What Should We Eat at IHOP This Year!?

By Josh PeriloDecember 10, 2014

As many of you may know, the Sparkitors who remain in/around SparkNotes headquarters during the week of Christmas make a trip to IHOP every year. And if you don't know, then GET WITH IT and read the last two year's posts. This will be our...More  →

Celebrate The Holidays With These Geeky Decorations And Cards

Celebrate The Holidays With These Geeky Decorations And Cards

By Lisa GranshawDecember 10, 2014

‘Tis the season to make your holiday geeky! There’s no reason as you start getting ready for the holidays that you can't add a little bit of your favorite geeky TV Shows, movies, and more into your celebrations. Artist PJ McQuade makes it easy with a whole line of fun...More  →

The Very Best in Fantasy & Sci Fi TV in 2014!

The Very Best in Fantasy & Sci Fi TV in 2014

By Vadim NewquistDecember 9, 2014

2014 was a stellar year for fantasy and sci fi television with so much amazing geekified TV that’s it’s honestly difficult to keep on top of it all. Well, here are shows that kept us hooked this year, and among them you’ll find a string of newbies, some time tested ...More  →

DC Continues Its Wacky Television Empire with <em>Krypton</em>

DC Continues Its Wacky Television Empire with Krypton

By Ryan BrittDecember 9, 2014

Yesterday, news arrived that a new Superman-related TV show has been greenlit by the SyFy channel. Titled “Krypton,” this show promises to take fans of Superman as far away from recognizable Superman stuff as possible, by setting the show on his home-planet and in the...More  →