Category : Culture

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Japan Know Hows! Pt. 1

Every nerd and their mom wants to go to Japan. Go ahead ask any of them. I dare ya. Whether it’s their obsession with anime or love for the culture there is something for everyone there. Us nerds are called…

0 Comments / 50 View / July 19, 2015

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Adventures in the Emerald City

The Emerald City brings to mind a magical world of flying monkeys and ruby slippers, but add Comic Con to the end and you have a whole new view with Stan Lee’s creations, and actors galore.   ECCC, as is it…

0 Comments / 40 View / April 7, 2015

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100 Finalists Vie for Right to Die on Mars

The first manned mission to Mars, slotted for 2024, is garnering funding by treating the selection process, training, and lives of its astronauts like a reality TV show. Mars One is a privately-owned, not for profit space program, and it…

0 Comments / 32 View / April 4, 2015

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Supernatural VegasCon

Two of your Nerd Hero writers took a five day excursion to Las Vegas to experience a Supernatural convention. It started out with a dozen perfectly sculpted men on stage taking off all their clothes. Actually, that was the Chippendale show…

0 Comments / 159 View / March 18, 2015

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Day(s) of the Geek

Of course, when you think about it, there’s no day where it’s not awesome to be a geek/nerd. As Simon Pegg would say, “Being a geek means never having to play it cool about how much you like something.” However,…

0 Comments / 2061 View / March 9, 2015

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Live Steel: Longsword Fighting

Ancient fighting practices are being revived. You thought we left it all behind with modern technology and the invention of the musket? Turns out some people wouldn’t stand for that. Enter the world of longsword fighting. Its distinction is its…

0 Comments / 44 View / March 7, 2015

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Fandom Cosmetics!

Nerd culture has been seeping into mainstream for some time, so is anyone surprised that it leaked into our war paint? That’s right. Nerdy make up. Made by nerds, for nerds. Vulcan high-five! Before I focus on the Seattle based company Espionage…

0 Comments / 3766 View / March 3, 2015

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Before Going to Conventions

  The moment you step in front of a convention building, you will be overwhelmed. There’s a woman in amazing full body paint you have to talk to. There’s a man dressed like Thor whose picture you need to get….

0 Comments / 31 View / March 3, 2015

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Ghost (of Whitewashing) in the Shell

The long-awaited live-action adaption of the iconic 1995 animated Ghost in the Shell is at last in the works, with a release date set at April 14, 2017. Fans of the beloved anime and manga franchise have long clamored for…

0 Comments / 36 View / February 20, 2015

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Ghostbusters 3: All Women, All Great, All the Misogynists Ever

Though the news is old now, it only took hours for the Internet to implode following the announcement of the female-led Ghostbusters 3. For 25 years, rumors of a third sequel to the much-beloved franchise were variably squashed and nurtured,…

0 Comments / 39 View / February 20, 2015