‘Fangirl’ Interview With, Um, Fanboy Tom Stillwell

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‘Fangirl’ is the story of Alice, a gamer geek whose trip to the San Diego comic con is compromised when she becomes witness to a murder. Alice and her guildies take refuge amidst the cosplayers and con-goers, and boom! It’s on. With ‘Fangirl,’ writer Tom Stillwell offers Alice as a strong female protagonist, not to pander to the gender issue in comics, but because strong, solid female roles should be the standard for the industry. Continue reading

STEAMLabs Crowdfunding a Workshop for Maker Kids

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Teaching kids a new way of learning is not an easy task. It gets even more complex when trying to integrate it with traditional school curriculums. Andy Forest and Mariane Mader created the non-profit STEAMLabs to connect kids with a method of learning that encourages creativity and imagination when learning about Math, Science, and Technology. Their Kickstarter aims to put the right tools in the hands of kids so that only their imagination is the limit. There are also some pretty good rewards for donors both near and far. Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: Nyrius Smart Outlet

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Connected outlets are the most basic IoT accessory. Being able to plug a lap, fan, or other appliance into a doo-dad plugged into a wall outlet, and turn them on and off remotely from your mobile device is a handy idea, and there are variations on this available through most of the connected-home systems out there.

And they are usually a pain in the butt. Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: ‘All the Colors of Magic’

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Remember when you were young and loved to draw and color? Artist and author James A. Owen is bringing back that magic with his ‘All the Colors of Magic – A Coloring Book for All Ages’ Kickstarter Campaign. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Mike Selinker Returns to ‘Apocrypha’

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Today, the world finally gets a glimpse of the adventure card game that Mike Selinker and Rian Sand have been working on for four years: ‘Apocrypha.’ Continue reading

Dear Kickstarter, Please Fix Your App

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Your app sucks. There’s no other way to say it. I have an iPhone and I’ve used your iOS app for quite some time now, but this latest version that appeared earlier this year? Just horrible. I’m sure there are some folks out there who like it–probably the same group that maintains the Jar Jar Binks Fan Club. Anyway… I digress. Continue reading

Final Hours: PancakeBot Kickstarter

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The first time I saw the PancakeBot in action, I was hooked. It was at the 2012 Maker World Faire in New York and it was just fascinating to watch in action. Voluntold by his kids that he needed to create a robot that could print in pancake batter, Miguel had created a machine that actually prints in pancake batter. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 5 – Interview With Greg Weisman

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This episode, we welcome the immensely talented Greg Weisman to the show and talk about his work on ‘Rain of the Ghosts,’ ‘Gargoyles,’ and ‘Star Wars Rebels.’ Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Blades in the Dark’ – An RPG of Thieves and Scoundrels

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A review of the Kickstarter project ‘Blades in the Dark,’ an RPG where players form a gang of thieves or scoundrels, trying to make their crew the most powerful in Duskwall, a fantasy industrialized city. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Champions of Hara’

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The world of Hara is in danger: during the Conflux, the three primal energies that formed Hara run wild, threatening to tear it apart. You and others race to master the energies and seal the Conflux. You are the Champions of Hara. Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: Greg Weisman’s ‘Rain of the Ghosts’ Audio Play

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Greg Weisman is a name near and dear to my heart. I religiously watched ‘Gargoyles’ in my younger years, truly enjoying the world painted before me. In recent years I quickly became addicted to ‘Young Justice.’ It had a take on the DC Universe that I wish was the main voice in the comics. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Salem’ – A Game of Deception and Witches

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This review is a Kickstarter tabletop alert, reviewing ‘Salem,’ a game about the Salem witch trials. It’s a game of deception, where the players try to either hide their identities as witches or eliminate all the witches from the city. Continue reading

The Dice Section #26: ‘Pathfinder Adventure Card Game’

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In this episode, Dave and Mike check out the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game and talk about race cars, spring break, and having a sense of humor about Kickstarter. Continue reading

GeekDad Interviews Zach Weinersmith

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Zach Weinersmith is a geek captain of industry. He’s the force behind the popular webcomic ‘Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal,’ author of numerous books, including his first children’s book ‘Augie and the Green Knight.’ Most importantly, he’s a new dad. We chatted about managing a myriad of projects, where he gets inspiration, and how his content is changing now that he’s a parent. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: The Titan Series, Featuring Twelve Master Game Designers

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The Titan Series, a collection of games from some of the biggest names in tabletop game design, has launched. Check it out, make your pledge — you don’t want to miss out on this one! Continue reading