A Five Year Old and Her Dad Had the Most Adorable Conversation about Princess Leia’s Slave Outfit Ever

A Five Year Old and Her Dad Had the Most Adorable Conversation about Princess Leia’s Slave Outfit Ever

What do you do when your young daughter proclaims her love for Princess Leia’s metallic slave bikini? You have it animated, of course…

@CarolineCosplay “The Girl With The Psylocke Tattoo”


“My nerd dream would be for me to play Psylocke in an epic X-Men/Avengers team-up or Avengers vs. X-Men type of movie. Just any of the big story lines involving the X-Men and Avengers cast would be amazing.”

Wednesday Writer Tweets of the Day


See what some of our writers are saying on Twitter, and how you can follow them.



Alex Yarde stumbles upon stormthecastle.com the one stop shop for all your cosplay, mead making & terrarium building needs!

What’s a Dad to Do When His Daughter Wants to Dress as Han Solo?

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…put on a Princess Leia costume, of course.

COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT & Four Other Tips For An Enjoyable #NYCC14


  Alex Yarde shares some tips for attendees of this year’s New York City ComicCon.   #NYCC14 is shaping up to be legendary! Perfect example is “Birdman” a dark comedy starring Michael Keaton as a washed up actor famous for portraying a Superhero staging a comeback! Properties like this and the panels that always reveal […]

Dads Cosplay Too: How One Dad Turned His Son Into Rocket Raccoon

Dads Cosplay Too: How One Dad Turned His Son Into Rocket Raccoon

James Estrada wanted to find a “Guardians of the Galaxy” costume for his son and decided, with some help from his friends, to make it himself. The result was better than anything he ever could’ve found in a Halloween costume shop…

The Crystal Anvil: Redefining The Online World of Cosplay


The Crystal Anvil is looking to create a single online home for lovers of Cosplay, Alex Yarde reports

So What’s the Appeal of Comics Conventions? Family Fun, For One

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The Wizard World Comic Convention recently hit Sacramento. Jay Snook talked to a few attendees about the magic of the con.

Why Love Doesn’t Have to Make Sense

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Jackson Bliss explains why love is beautiful precisely because it’s irrational

Nerds as Gatekeepers and Chauvinists


Three women discuss the prevalence of men acting as gatekeepers to sci-fi and fantasy. Why does it happen? What does it feel like?

What to Look For In a Woman

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Dr. NerdLove helps guys figure out what would truly work for them in a relationship.

Lucky Number Seven: An Interview With Superstar Comics Artist @JamalIgle


Lucky Number Seven is a a brief interview with someone interesting in the public eye, chopped into easily consumed tidbits of data for your brain space. This time we sit down with superstar artist Jamal Igle, who just dropped the pint sized powerhouse Molly Danger on Free Comic Book Day.

Books: There Are No Lines: The What & Why of @MVMediaATL’s Steamfunk! Anthology [@hannibaltabu]


The essence of Black creativity in the shadow of the western world has been one of necessity and scarcity. “Make way out of no way” is the only consistent commandment from be-bop to hip hop, from STEM education to, finally, the science fiction that fueled many of those who sought it.

Geek Masculinity and the Spectre of the Fake Geek Girl


Rachel Edidin looks at what happens when an alternative model of masculinity gives rise to a nasty strain of misogyny.

Are Geeks Being Manipulated By Hot Girls?

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Joanna Schroeder offers an open letter to Joe Peacock, challenging his claims that he is an ally of female gamers, and rising to the defense of the Frag Dolls.