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When Connected Lighting Meets TV: Oh Hell Maybe.

Syfy Sync + Hue w/ Sharknado
Image Credit: Syfy

Does the campy ‘Sharknado’ use the Philips Hue lighting system to signal the first sparks of the integration enhanced environment in daily life? Continue reading

Another Alternative to Inexpensive Minis for Gaming

Skeleton Army

Yesterday, Ryan Hiller provided some great tips on finding inexpensive mini figurines for gaming that included offerings on Kickstarter and eBay. There’s no doubt that miniatures are useful to our favorite games, especially RPGs, and it’s nice to know there are options out there for those on a limited budget. While I’m all for saving money, I also would like to toss out two more factors for consideration when investing in minis — storage and durability. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 20 – Doug Jones


It’s time to turn off the lights, dig into that bucket of popcorn, and have the bejeezus scared out of you by the modern-day Man of 1,000 Faces, Doug Jones! That’s right! We’re joined this week by the incomparable Doug Jones, who has brought to life characters from ‘Hellboy,’ ‘Pan’s Labyrinth,’ ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Hocus Pocus,’ ‘Falling Skies,’ and ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer.’ Continue reading

Otakon Begins and the Otaku Converge on Baltimore


Otakon is this weekend in Baltimore. It’s a convention for fans of Asian popular culture. It originally began as an event for fans of Japanese animation, but has since expanded to include fans of all Asian culture entertainment. It also happens to be the largest and longest-running Japanese animation convention on the East Coast of the United States. Continue reading

Tasty, Healthy Snacks Delivered Monthly From VeganCuts


It seems everywhere you turn nowadays, there is a new monthly subscription box to fulfill some niche. Instead of just providing “stuff,” VeganCuts is actually providing something everyone needs–healthy snacks! Continue reading

Meet the Cast of ‘Ant-Man’

"Let's get small." (Obligatory Steve Martin reference.)
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Marvel’s twelfth feature film, ‘Ant-Man,’ opened Friday; the studio held a press conference on Saturday, June 27, at which the cast discussed the film and answered questions from the audience. Paul Rudd also answered somebody’s phone. Continue reading