New Years and 2014 Already?!

I haven’t posted in two months?! Wow. Time flies. That’s my longest gap this year. Apologies, faithful readers. Life has gotten in the way. And by life, I mean Dungeons & Dragons (more on that in a later post). And movies. And television. And conventions. And writing for CultureSmash. This is going to be a crazy…

20 Years of Power Rangers

20 years… 20 YEARS?! In my hectic preparation for DragonCon, I completely forgot that we were coming up on 20 years of Power Rangers, but sure enough, here we are. Twenty years ago today – Saturday morning, August 28, 1993 – Zita Repulsa escaped and five teenagers with attitude came together to fight her and…

Post-Momocon Pre-MTAC Filler Time

Hi folks! I just returned from Atlanta and Momocon. I don’t have time to post much, but I still want to keep my Monday commitments. I’ll post a Momocon follow-up next week, but for now, let’s all just calm down and make it through another week. If you need any help, you know who to…

Have Newspaper Comics Gone Stale?

On the latest CineGeek Webcast, we discussed Fox’s new effort for a Peanuts film. Peanuts, the comic strip by Charles Schulz, has inspired several memorable holiday specials, endless amounts of merchandise, insurance mascots, references in countless works, and so on. It’s also been running in newspapers every day since Schulz’s retirement and death, without a…

Happy 19th Birthday, Power Rangers!

What was your first Power Rangers episode? Answer in the comments. Mine – “Day of the Dumpster” – 8/28/93 On August 28, 1993, the world was saved for the first time by the Power Rangers. The first episode of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers – titled “Day of the Dumpster” – aired on the Fox Kids…

Niko’s Handy Convention Packing Guide

One lesson I learned a long time ago: always bring swimming trunks to a con. 2012 will be my first time in four years to miss Atlanta’s massive geek mecca Dragon*Con on Labor Day weekend. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t want YOU to go unprepared. If you’re planning a geeky getaway to the big D*C, GMX in October, MTAC…