Kathryn Adams

Binary System Podcast #105 – WTNV #118 “eGemony Part 2: The Cave Lands”

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Binary System Podcast #105 – WTNV #118 “eGemony Part 2: The Cave Lands”

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! To celebrate, here’s a podcast where we don’t mention Thanksgiving EVEN ONE TIME.

Yes, all right, we forgot this episode drops on Thanksgiving. But we are grateful for a lot of things, in addition to family and friends and happiness and health: for a Night Vale episode that did this folding-in-on-itself thing with the plot, for Neil Gaiman and American Gods, for Thor Ragnarok and Tom Hiddleston, for Twin Peaks, Let the Right One In, Stranger Things, and for you because you read this whole description. You rock.

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Leland Pierce

Review: Coco

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Review: Coco

Get ready to have all the heartstrings pulled, it must be time for another Disney/Pixar film: Coco. Based on the Mexican holiday of Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead), the story follows a 12-year old Miguel who sets off a chain of events relating to a century-old mystery, leading him to an extraordinary adventure and family reunion.

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Kathryn Adams

Review: Unseen Demons

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Review: Unseen Demons

“Have we ever been able to conduct any kind of communication with them at all?”

“Are you kidding? We haven’t even been able to alert them we’re here.”

Long-time fans of author Adam-Troy Castro are probably already familiar with his Andrea Cort series. For everyone else (and for those of us who love getting ahold of a story that we haven’t had a chance to read yet), Mr. Castro has been releasing his individual stories in e-reader format, including just this month his 2002 novella, Unseen Demons.

The very first of the Andrea Cort stories written, it’s also chronologically one of the furthest along in her timeline, taking place just a year before the events in the two Andrea Cort novels. It finds the Diplomatic Corps Counselor trying to bring Emil Sandburg – a remorseless serial killer – to justice on a planet where he brutally murdered several members of the native population. Unfortunately the natives are completely incapable of delivering justice, because they’re not even aware that a crime took place.

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Leland Pierce

Review: Justice League

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Review: Justice League

DC Comics fans have waited many years to see this finally happen: there is a Justice League movie. The fifth film set in the DC Movie’verse, following: Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman. All, except Wonder Woman, were met with mild applause and endless geek debate over the quality and treatment of such beloved characters. Justice League is the result of years of waiting and plagued with massive script issues, filming setbacks, a director change, and a costly fifty percent reshoot. But the filmmakers pushed on and fought against an onslaught of negativity and problems. Glad to say, after all is said and done, Justice League is a very enjoyable movie: bright, fun, filled with heart, humor and hope. If you don’t look too close, that is.

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Guest Writer

Photo Gallery – NC Comicon: Bull City 2017

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Photo Gallery – NC Comicon: Bull City 2017

Seven years in and NC Comicon is officially too big for just one convention: Bull City is the second NC Comicon this year and it continues to grow, attracting cosplayers and guests from around the world. Pixelatedgeek was there Saturday and photographer Nathan Adams brought back photos of cosplay, panels, the sales floor, and more. See below for the gallery! (Shout out if you recognize yourself so we can tag you!)

For more of Nathan’s photos check out his instagram feed at capn_slack!

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Kathryn Adams

Review: It Devours! – A Welcome To Night Vale Novel

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Review: It Devours! – A Welcome To Night Vale Novel

Being great big fans, as we are, of the Welcome To Night Vale podcast, it was tough to decide which one of us would write the review for their latest book, It Devours. Rock Paper Scissors and flipping a coin didn’t work (why? It’s tough to explain. Hey look over there…) so we decided we’d both review it in the format of an instant messenger conversation (Hey, it worked for our review of Norse Mythology.)

Click the jump for a spoiler-filled discussion about the coolest parts of the book, sections that may or may not have been shout-outs, and a mild disagreement about the book’s treatment of religion.

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