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DIY Steampunk Earrings!

By Allison EmmJanuary 16, 2014

I like the aesthetic of Steampunk mostly because it combines two of my favorite things: Rustic metal textures and girly accessorizing. Fortunately, both of those things can be incorporated into everyday style on casual days, not just on convention trips. Today, I’ll show y...More  →

DIY Steampunk Earrings!

9 Awesome Works of Supernatural Alternate History

By Nicole HIllJanuary 16, 2014

Attention, world, I have a confession. My confession is this: I genuinely enjoy those literary moments when the Queen of England slays demons, or Toulouse-Lautrec fights off otherworldly villains. That's right. I deeply and unabashedly appreciate a pulpy, fast-paced, supernatural alternative-history romp. Who are you to...More  →

9 Awesome Works of Supernatural Alternate History

10 Hobbit Characters That SHOULD Have Been Women

By Clark AycockJanuary 15, 2014

Give Peter Jackson credit for bucking the Tolkien purists and creating a new, female character for the Hobbit movies. The story definitely needed one. But we're not going to pin a pink ribbon on him just yet. Yes, Tauriel is a bad-ass, able to surf and shoot from atop random...More  →

10 Hobbit Characters That SHOULD Have Been Women

Steampunk Buddies!

By Vadim NewquistJanuary 15, 2014

In the dead of night, as storm clouds rage and you have the sneaking suspicion that something evil lurking beneath your bed is just seconds away from punching a hole right through your mattress and plucking your still-beating heart right out of your chest, just grab your Ste...More  →

Steampunk Buddies!

The 11 Most Human Robots in Fiction

By Abbey ClarkeJanuary 15, 2014

Robots, androids, and artificial intelligence are all staples of science fiction. Sometimes these guys cross into the uncanny/cute valley, though, of being just a little too human-like. But when this happens, it raises great themes and discussion about the nature of humani...More  →

The 11 Most Human Robots in Fiction

6 More Geek Meccas to Go to Like Now

By Chrissie GruebelJanuary 15, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen, Time Lords and Seekers, LARPers and Gamers—welcome aboard. We’ve planned your next vacation for you. Stow those tray tables and get those seatbacks in their upright positions (or don’t, we never really understood what that was all about anyway)—because here’s an all-new...More  →

6 More Geek Meccas to Go to Like Now
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Helix: Is Syfy's New Show Worth Watching?

By Swapna KrishnaJanuary 14, 2014

Television show pilots have a pretty difficult and unenviable job: they have to set the tone of the series, introduce and (hopefully) make you care about the major characters, and tell you what the series is about. And in the case of a show like...More  →

Helix: Is Syfy's New Show Worth Watching?
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9 Classic References to Watch for in Sherlock's "His Last Vow"

By Ryan BrittJanuary 14, 2014

Across the pond, the last episode of the new series of the BBC’s Sherlock just aired this past Sunday. With the U.S. premier of “The Empty Hearse” coming this Sunday, there is still plenty of time to rifle through your Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books...More  →

9 Classic References to Watch for in Sherlock's "His Last Vow"

Geek Culture Throughout History

By Becky FerreiraJanuary 14, 2014

It's no secret that geeks rule the 21st Century. Suddenly, it's super-cool to be super-smart, and we've all been free to wax poetic about every topic under the sun (see: this blog!). But this isn't the first time that a community of brainiacs has flourished—far from it. If...More  →

Geek Culture Throughout History

The 11 Greatest Cereal Prizes Ever!

By Steven RomanoJanuary 14, 2014

We’re living in sad times, America. Today’s children will never experience the joy that came from unearthing a plastic plaything from the bottom of a cereal box. Like winning an Olympic gold medal, these prizes were an award for getting out of bed (or turned every mornin...More  →

The 11 Greatest Cereal Prizes Ever!