Fanpup Top 10 SDCC 2014 Panels
Take a look at the Top 10 list we compiled of all the panels we’re most excited to go to and let us know if there’s something not on our radar that you’d like us to cover.
The Sorcerer's Throne: Game of Thrones Hogwarts Sorting
The worlds of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones aren’t that different, really. Okay, well maybe they are, but I can’t be the only one who has wondered what it would be like if Daenerys, Sansa, Jon Snow, and the gang attended Hogwarts. No? Just me? Well anyway, I worked out which Hogwarts House I think some of the Game of Thrones characters would belong to. Full Article
Discrimination in Competitive Gaming
Controversy recently erupted when it came to light that the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) would not be allowing female players to participate in the same competitions as male players. This decision was purportedly made in an attempt to legitimize online competitive gameplay as a real sport, in the same league as football and baseball. Full Article
Captain Patch-It: Cosplay Hero
Those who have never cosplayed may be unaware of the dangers of actually wearing your faithfully made creations on a real convention floor. It can be very intimidating to don your favorite new cosplay in an environment where anything can happen. That’s where Captain Patch-It and the Patch-a-Teers come in.
The Vampire Show We Deserve: Review of The Strain
The Strain, which initially left me as skeptical as Dr. Goodweather, is shaping up to be the summer monster series that we’ve all been waiting for. I don’t know if it’s going to keep me up at night like I originally hoped, but I still think it’s going to be a blood-pumpingly good time.
The Future of Pacific Rim: What I'd Like to See From the Sequel
Pacific Rim took theatres by storm last summer when it brought anime-style mech action and adventure to the big screen, and no one could have predicted the cult following that would manifest almost instantly after its release. Ever since, fans have been wondering: will there be a sequel? Well, director Guillermo del Toro says there will be, so commence speculation! Full Article
See You Around, Wolf: The Fantastical Murder Mystery The Wolf Among Us is a Howling Good Time
In 2012, I was convinced that Telltale Games had created the perfect video game based off of a comic book with The Walking Dead: Season One. Now, after seeing the stylized fairytale-noir world of The Wolf Among Us, I can honestly say that Telltale has far exceeded their previous work, ultimately perfecting this format for games based on comic books. Full Article
For every geek, there is an origin story. While it's practically impossible to remain loyal to one fandom or one form of media, there is always one story that started it all. For our first collaborative bi-weekly article, we asked our Fanpup Staff, "What was your first memory of being a geek?"
Put Out: Cigarette Smoking in Comics
A TV show featuring the DC comics character Constantine will be airing on NBC this fall, and before even one set photo has been glimpsed we now know that onscreen, John Constantine won’t share his counterpart’s habit of chain smoking. NBC reportedly doesn’t want to promote a protagonist
Godzilla(2014) in Retrospect
This new movie delivers many of the lovable classic beats and truly earns its place as a true blue entry in Godzilla canon. The stage has been set. Godzilla’s a box office king again, the public is talking about him, and we’ve got a new franchise waiting to get started.
The Politics of Marvel Movies: Iron Man
Superhero movies have been lifted to a new level of social acceptance and respect under Marvel’s careful guidance. Part of the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe must be attributed to the consistent underlying social and political commentary throughout the films.
Supernatural Personality Chart
Though the show is marketed as being about monsters, demons, and angels, Supernatural, in reality, is a show about relationships. The complex characters and their interactions with each other are what make this show interesting and easy to relate to. Just in case you're not sure which character you're most like, Fanpup developed this personality chart based on the Myers-Briggs Test Indicator! Full Article
Rat Queens on the Small Screen!
Comic adaptations have taken TV by storm, from Walking Dead to DC’s Arrow, but where is the female representation? There are plenty of comics with great female leads to draw from but no adaptations to a full-female lead show, which makes the news of Kurtis Weibe and Roc Upchuch’s Rat Queens being adapted to an animated TV series fantastic news! Full Article
5 Young Adult Books That Should Be Movies
With young adult literature on a quick path to becoming one of the most popular genres, studios are adapting books left and right to cash in on this bandwagon. With an impressive list of upcoming YA adaptations set to release, longtime YA lit enthusiasts finally have a great reason to hit the movie theater this summer. It seems that a few gems have been overlooked, however.
THE ULTIMATE STRATEGY GUIDE TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON
Check out our strategy guide on how to tackle the big boss convention, San Diego Comic Con!
COMIXOLOGY RELEASES UPDATE, REMOVES IN-APP SALES ON IOS
The comics-reading portions of the internet have been abuzz since popular online comics retailer ComiXology released a major update to both its iOS and Android apps. Changes to the two versions of the app have varied widely, and not all users are pleased.
Call to Action: The Unicorn Files
The Unicorn Files is a photojournalism project that aims to capture the diverse body of female geeks by photographing individual geek women and giving them a chance to tell their story. Fanpup ladies, we need you to participate! Check out this project today!
Doctor Who MBTI
In a show about traveling through time and space, characters have to have pretty memorable personalities to keep up with a mad man in a blue box. At Fanpup, we decided it would be fun to compare the character’s strengths and weaknesses with the MBTI (Myers-Briggs) personality test!
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