Long Beach Comic Con 2016

This has been the third year I’ve covered Long Beach Comic Con, and it just keeps getting better each time. Much like it’s sister convention, the Long Beach Comic Expo, this event celebrates the comic book artists and writers and shows a lot of love for the cosplayers. A Comic Book Convention of Yesteryear, LBCC sticks to the comic con roots and shows it through the panels and it’s show floor. I have to give a brief disclaimer before I continue. I was only able to attend 75% of the…

Sphere Me, Mortals!

We can’t seem to escape space. Not only is there space all around us, and on our keyboards as a bar, and when balls are added, become a knock out Mel Brooks movie classic, but I’m also talking about outer space. NASA is discovering planets, getting better views of celestial bodies, and pretty much doing what the USS Enterprise would probably be doing right now (if it weren’t for the Borg), but all from the comfort of Mission Control, or their couch, whichever is most comfortable. This latest discovery, made…

Say Hello To Earth 2.0

  Just a couple months ago, NASA got a beautiful view of the planet(!!) Pluto, and it’s moons and cartoon shadows. As if that was not enough, NASA announced the discovery of planets much like Earth, also known as Class M Planets to the Vulcans. Thank you Mr. Spock. This means, that there is the potential for humans to go out into the cosmos and colonize other worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go somewhere that will take us decades, if not centuries to reach with…

Pluto, The Little Planet That Could

  The world was wrapped in awe last week when NASA’s probe, New Horizons, took some flattering photographs of Pluto, the little planet that could. A solid mass at the edge of our solar system that’s always had a little bit of an identity crisis. Some people say it’s a mere dwarf planet, while others argue for it’s full planet status. But in the end, it does not matter, for we have seen the face of the celestial body, and it was beautiful. The beauty though, does not just lie…