Too Much Playing, Not Enough Writing?

Oh boy, not another almost-two-month gap! What am I going to do with myself? I have found myself falling into having my life devoured by gaming as of late with my free time. I talked at great length in my last post about running my first Dungeons & Dragons campaign. That’s still going strong, and…

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…

Expanding the Social Comfort Zone

A month? I haven’t updated in over a month?! That’s malarkey, but it’s also sadly true. Get ready though, for this is might be a heavy post! Last we met, I was readying for Dragon Con. Well, that happened, and you can read all about it in my Dragon Con wrap up at CultureSmash. Immediately after…

Opportunity Vs. Focus

Apologies for the slim pickings of blog posts lately. My convention work has been consuming a lot of time, even after MTAC has come and went March 29-31. I don’t have a full con review yet, or much else of a blog post. Instead, I want to leave you with a tidbit I heard from…

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…

Cast Away Hesitation and Plunge into 2013!

I recently got a new notebook – a Hobbit-themed Moleskine plain-page notebook to review for CineGeek. The review is turned in and waiting for posting by my editor, so you can read my thoughts on the book itself at CineGeek soon enough. However, with all that said and done, I’m left with a question: What…

Happy Holidays from nikoSREAM!

Welcome and thanks to the flood of new readers and commentators from last week’s HFR Hobbit post, which was featured on WordPress.com’s daily “Freshly Pressed” showcase last week. I hope you continue to enjoy my (hopefully) weekly posts. Greetings to all of my ongoing readers who have followed my uptick of writing these past couple…

A Night at Zanies with Chris Hardwick

The Nerdist and Talking Dead’s Chris Hardwick talked about space wire, surviving the zombie apocalypse, puppetry and swordplay, awkward conversations with his father, and free brownies on a trip to Nashville over the weekend. This past Saturday night, I went to Chris Hardwick’s stand-up act at Zanies Comedy Night Club here in Nashville. It was…

James Franco’s Secret Affair with an Anime Body Pillow

James Franco was a special guest on an episode of 30 Rock this past Thursday. He was, of course, playing himself. Mr. Green Goblin Jr. and his manager hire Jane Krakowski’s character Jenna to be Franco’s public girlfriend. This is all an attempt to hide Franco’s true relationship with Kumiko-ton – a Japanese body pillow…