Cancelling Fantastic Four
Next year Marvel plans to cancel the long-running Fantastic Four Comic Book series, in a move directly meant to hurt 20th Century Fox, and their upcoming Fantastic Four Film. Marvel has also made it clear to writers that no new X-Men characters can be created, as 20th Century also owns the X Men Film rights. So how do we feel about this maneuver? Fanpup contributors share their thoughts.
Big Damn Personality Chart: What Firefly/Serenity Character Are You?
Despite only having one season, Firefly is one of the most enduring shows there is. It rocketed to cult fame shortly after being canceled, and has one of the most loyal fanbases of any show ever made. Indeed, it was the loyalty of the fans that made the 2005 sequel movie Serenity possible, and helped a number of Firefly/Serenity comics come to fruition. Full Article
Mass Effect Fancast: Part 2
We’re back at it with the second installment of the Fanpup Mass Effect Fancast! This time Tyler, Meagan, and Cody have wracked their brains (and the internet) for the best choices to play the squadmates of ME2.
GeekGirlCon 2014 Cosplay Photos
GeekGirlCon 2014 was a whirlwind of awesome panels and events, great vendors and artists, and, of course, killer cosplay. From Buffy to Xena, here are some of the best cosplays we saw on the show floor.
TV Guilty Pleasures
In the middle of what is being called by some “TV’s New Golden Age,” it’s sometimes hard to explain why you watch any less-than-great television. Still, we all have those shows that are near and dear to our hearts despite receiving little critical acclaim or being canceled after only one or two seasons. Thus, we bring you Fanpup’s favorite not-well-regarded televisions shows. Full Article
Mass Effect Fancast: Part 1
Rumors of a Mass Effect movie have been passed around the internet for years, with varying degrees of credibility. Naturally, much speculation has occurred regarding who would play Shepard and their team of soldiers and misfits. We here at Fanpup would be remiss if we didn’t do a little speculating of our own, so we bring you our own Mass Effect fancast. Full Article
The Walking Dead Season 5 Drinking Game
Here at Fanpup, we are so excited for the Season 5 premiere of The Walking Dead this Sunday that we decided to have a little more fun with it. Take a look at The Walking Dead Season 5 Drinking Game below! On a scale of 1 to Daryl/Beth, how do you think you are going to feel after Sunday's episode? And if you don't drink, this game works just as well with apple juice, butterbeer, you name it. Full Article
The Goblet of Hellfire: Supernatural Hogwarts Sorting
With as many Harry Potter references as there are in Supernatural, mostly thanks to Charlie, I can’t be the only one that lays awake at night thinking of which house each character would be in. The fanart that floods Tumblr on the subject, I feel agrees with me on the amount of obsession this fandom has with the ‘sorted’ culture of characters in popular stories. Full Article
We Are Not Posting the Star Wars Spoilers
At this point, it’s no secret that an allegedly huge spoiler for JJ Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars Episode VII has been making its way around the web. And you will not see it posted on our site. This is something we feel pretty strongly about, so we wanted to say something rather than simply not posting it.
Dungeon Defenders Eternity Review
Dungeon Defenders Eternity is the latest release from Trendy Entertainment, a unique mix of action and tower defense gameplay. Ultimately, it’s a more definitive version of the original Dungeon Defenders release. As with the original, it’s true visual discoball of a game. Colors are absolutely everywhere. It’s bright.
On Gender and Cosplay
We’ve all heard the stereotype: cosplayers are just fake nerd girls who dress up for male attention. We’ve all seen women endure slut-shaming and name-calling because they had the audacity to dress up as a character they like from a favorite game or comic. The nerd community is notorious for its issues regarding gender and exclusivity, but cosplaying in particular seems to be the cause of a great deal of controversy among gamers and comic fans. Full Article
Let's Get Graphic: Fanpup's Favorite Banned Books
Banned Books Week is giving ‘graphic’ a whole new meaning, choosing to focus on graphic novels/comics for its annual awareness campaign this year. The focus of graphic novels and comics this year is awesome for all those literary nerds out there. The way that graphic novels are being written and consumed is changing; it’s no longer “just for kids” or "just for boys." Full Aricle
Palahniuk's Fight Club Sequel
In 1996, Chuck Palahniuk began writing a short story that became the favorite book/movie of every 14 year old boy ever. Both the book and movie had a profound impact on literature and film-making and continue to influence and inspire people from all walks of life. Then, at SDCC 2013, Palahniuk announced he would be writing a Fight Club sequel in partnership with Dark Horse Comics. Full Article
5.0 First Impressions: A D&D Preview
I know the 5th edition rules of Dungeons and Dragons have been in open beta for a long time and there’s a chance that for some of you, nothing in the new Players handbook is a surprise. However, for the rest of you who, for one reason or another, didn’t follow 5.0’s development, there are some first impressions of the new game. Full Article
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