10 Thoughts I had Watching “Stranger Things”

10 Thoughts I had Watching “Stranger Things”

Stranger Things is the latest Netflix original series that has taken the internet by storm. It’s somewhere between E.T. meets Goonies meets Goosebumps, and honestly, it’s quite fantastic. I decided to binge watch it through the course of a day when I was home alone, which meant hiding under a blanket a few times, but overall excitement. My only complaint is that I was left with so many questions unanswered, but that is to be expected from a series with only 8 episodes. Here are 10 thoughts I had watching…

For Some Reason, 2016 Will Be Even Longer Than Usual

For Some Reason, 2016 Will Be Even Longer Than Usual

Guest Post by Mia Steinberg Let’s face it; 2016 has been rough. We’ve suffered what feels like many years’ worth of tragedy, frustration, and terrifying political theatre, and we’ve still got five months left to go. Five months and one second, to be a little more precise: thanks to minute fluctuations in the Earth’s rotation, scientists have decided to add a “leap second” to the clock on December 31, extending this farce of a solar cycle. Some may see this leap second as yet another injustice to throw on the pile…

San Diego Comic Con 2016

San Diego Comic Con 2016

Through a series of fortunate events, I found myself at the San Diego Comic Con, and I learned very quickly, that the hype was real. Considered to be one of the largest, if not THE largest convention in the world, SDCC 2016, despite not having any huge reveals, was still the largest, most exciting convention I have ever been to. And, there is no doubt in my mind, that if you have the opportunity to go, I would tell you to GO, with the fury of a hundred suns, GO!…

Outlander 2.13 “Dragonfly in Amber” Top 6

Outlander 2.13 “Dragonfly in Amber” Top 6

If you are reading this, I assume you have made it through the stones to the end of the Outlander season 2 finale, Dragonfly in Amber. If you haven’t, then stop now! Go watch it! What are you doing reading posts online? I was completely surprised that they managed to squeeze in every remaining important plot point from the book into these last 90 minutes. I really shouldn’t be surprised at this point. The skill these writers use to make engaging television without losing the major scenes, themes, characters, and…

Game of Thrones 6.10 “The Winds of Winter” Top 5

Game of Thrones 6.10 “The Winds of Winter” Top 5

“The Winds of Winter” was not only one of Game of Thrones’ best season finales but possibly one of the best season finales of any show I’ve watched. 6 years many of us have sat in front of the TV waiting for the events of Game of Thrones to unravel. We dealt with heartbreak, sadness, anger, disbelief and many more emotions. I’ve said I love this show and I’ve said I hate this show. In all reality it is easily one of the best shows I’ve ever watched. It’s my…

Outlander 2.12 “The Hail Mary” Top 5

Outlander 2.12 “The Hail Mary” Top 5

As the title The Hail Mary implies, many of the events of the episode cover the last chance efforts by Claire and Jamie to derail Culloden. In many ways this episode felt like a finale of a season of Doctor Who where we need to clear the path story-wise for the movie to come. I am inclined to think Diana Gabaldon would approve of that comparison since the general idea of Jamie was sparked by an old episode of Doctor Who. The “movie” for this will be July 9 when…

Denver Comic Con – Day 3 Roundup

Denver Comic Con – Day 3 Roundup

Sunday is usually the wind-down day at most conventions, but that wasn’t even close to the case at Denver Comic Con!  I didn’t stop sprinting from panel to panel until the very end of the day, and even then the convention was still going strong.  Typically everything is dead by 3, but Avistrum Academy’s panel was at 5:15 and they were filled from the gills.  With preliminary numbers of 114,900, it’s not hard to see why!   The final day of the show kicked off with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who…

Denver Comic Con – A Different Perspective & Podcast

Denver Comic Con – A Different Perspective & Podcast

Amelia almost made it easy on me by being on top of all the Denver Comic Con 2016 coverage. She got the pictures, she went to the spotlights, she did the panels. She did way more than I did, and I had someone else with me, helping me with all the shenanigans. So, I’ll try to give a different perspective on the events of Denver Comic Con from an outsiders perspective. Someone from a different state, and a different mind set. DISCLAIMER: I went to this convention exhausted, my mason…

Game of Thrones 6.09 “Battle of the Bastards” Top 5

Game of Thrones 6.09 “Battle of the Bastards” Top 5

Episode 9 has historically been one of the best and most shocking episodes of each season. We’ve fallen into the pattern of epic battles and amazing deaths and this season did not fail. There is always a moment during the season where your feelings can be down about the show and then all of the sudden episode 9 comes in and makes you remember why you love it so much. Battle of the Bastards was no exception. While somewhat predictable in certain avenues the episode had hearts beats racing around…

Outlander 2.11 “Vengeance Is Mine” Top 5

Outlander 2.11 “Vengeance Is Mine” Top 5

Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ! That was quite the episode of Outlander! Written by Diana Gabaldon herself, our race to Culloden continued to take our breath away. The episode covered several events from the book, and we even got a reprieve on a few deaths I was bracing for. This week you can set down the tissues and grab the arms of your chair as I cut right into the top 5 topics of episode 11, Vengeance Is Mine. What a well written episode. Diana really was showing off. What I…

Denver Comic Con – Day 2 Roundup

Denver Comic Con – Day 2 Roundup

Anyone who’s attended a comic con before can attest that there’s no scale to explain the kind of tired that is con tired.  Your senses are constantly bombarded all day long as you try to take in all of the amazing geekery that you’ve been waiting all year to be a part of again.  It’s that deeply satisfying kind of tired.  The type that comes with a sleepy smile and the satisfaction that you spent a day (or several) inundated with all of your pop culture favorites.   Denver Comic Con…

Denver Comic Con – Day 1 Roundup!

Denver Comic Con – Day 1 Roundup!

Wow!  W.O.W.  What a busy day!  When it comes to cons, Denver Comic Con is still in its adolescence, especially when you look at shows like San Diego, and New York, but don’t let its age fool you.  While it hasn’t been around as long as some of the others, DCC still brings it when it comes to geek game, and it certainly hits the ground running when it comes to programming. From the Pop Culture Classroom events, to its packed line-up of guests, the DCC team doesn’t take Friday…

E3 Recap – Everything You Want In One Place

E3 Recap – Everything You Want In One Place

E3 or the Electronics Entertainment Expo is easily one of my favorite times of the year. I’ve dreamed of going for as long as I can remember. It lives in the same area of my heart as San Diego Comic Con and the Consumer Electronics Show.  I’ve never been, but I’m pretty sure everything I do or have done is preparing me for the moment I can make these three conferences. Anyhow, below are some links for you to catch up on everything you missed. The conference is winding down…

Game of Thrones 6.08 “No One” Top 5

Game of Thrones 6.08 “No One” Top 5

Season 5, Episode 8: Hardhome. Season 4, Episode 8: The Mountain & The Viper. These are the quality episodes we’ve come to expect this late in the season. “No One” was set up for a spectacular show down and convergence of great story lines, but we were left with a piecemeal episode of off-screen deaths and unsatisfying realizations. The season continued to push characters in certain directions but the week’s worth of anticipation was unfulfilled by the longest Game of Thrones episode to date. Jump below and we’ll quickly cover…

Outlander 2.10 “Prestonpans” Top 5

Outlander 2.10 “Prestonpans” Top 5

We are fast approaching the end of the season and the creators of Outlander just won’t let us rest! Another heart pounding, fast paced, and traumatic episode met us in Prestonpans. I spent the first half of the episode wondering who would survive. Somehow, amidst all of this, the episode was able to make me laugh out loud more than once too. I think that is the main appeal of this story for me. The ability to laugh with war looming feels true. We can all relate to the need…

Run, Wizard, Run!

Run, Wizard, Run!

Anyone enjoy Harry Potter? (Who doesn’t??) Anyone like running? (Maybe not so much) Or maybe you’re looking for some motivation to run or walk more often. I present to you..the Hogwarts Running Club! The Hogwarts Running Club puts on 6 events each year, one every 2 months. Each event allows runners to get amazing Harry Potter-themed medals and a custom bib with your chosen name and number. These events can take place anywhere! You register online and you can run each event whenever you want (within the monthlong deadline), at…