Monthly Archive: July 2011

Captain EO makes fun of my childhood OR Yes, kids, the Eighties WERE that cheesy. 2

Captain EO makes fun of my childhood OR Yes, kids, the Eighties WERE that cheesy.

The Cosmos. A universe of good and evil where a small group struggles to bring freedom to the countless worlds of dispair. A rag tag band led by the infamous Captain EO. Oh Lord. I didn’t move to Florida until the late eighties and (somehow) I completely dodged the Disney...

Review: Catching Fire 0

Review: Catching Fire

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Running Man with a Teenage Girl Part 2 That’s an easy comparison to draw, but the truth is that The Hunger Games Trilogy is (at least in my eyes) living up to the hype as it’s own entity....

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So why am I not a fan of a convention called Chibi-Pa?

Earlier this month I hosted a panel at Florida Supercon called “A History of Florida Anime Fandom.”  In the panel, I tell stories about anime fans in the age of anime clubs and VHS players to wide eyed locals.  Once I get through the initial dozen or so Florida anime...

Reservations are DONE! We’re going to Chicago for the first time. WHAT SHOULD I SEE? 2

Reservations are DONE! We’re going to Chicago for the first time. WHAT SHOULD I SEE?

I will be heading to a convention next month in a far off land call Indiana; while there, the Mrs. and I have decided to pop over and visit Chicago for a couple of days since it’s a city we’ve never been to.  Chicago seems like a cool place to...

Review: The Hunger Games 1

Review: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am so confused by the modern definition of “young adult.” Growing up, I always read books that were allegedly ahead of my maturity level (READ: I finished all of Vonnegut’s works before I was 14 years old.)...