A would-be writer, who enjoys living the geek life and indulging in comics, cosplay, anime, and more. He hopes to one day have something created that other people can enjoy and review, but until then continues to work on various projects such as parodies and short stories.

March, 2020

  • 17 March

    D&D Players Keep the Games Going During Lockdown

    As COVID-19 continues to spread, people around the world are staying indoors, whether by choice for safety or due to lockdowns or quarantines. While we may like to joke about how gamers are used to sitting around indoors all day, the fact is that a lot of our favorite geeky activities require social contact. Dungeons …

  • 7 March

    Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer’s Guide Teaches Magic in “Wizards & Spells”

    “Dungeons & Dragons” is a game beloved by players of all ages, from those who started with “Chainmail” and the first edition of D&D to children still learning how to add their proficiency bonus and ability modifiers. Yet for all its popularity, new time players – especially young ones – might find the massive Player’s …

  • 2 March

    Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering Cross Over Again in “Mythic Odysseys of Theros”

    Dungeons & Dragons is expanding its universe once again. Hot on the heels of “Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount” is another setting book, once again returning to a world of Magic: The Gathering in “Mythic Odysseys of Theros.” According to the Wizards of the Coast website: “Legends walk the lands of Theros, a realm shaped by …

February, 2020

  • 20 February

    Con Review: DunDraCon 2020

    From Valentine’s Day to President’s Day, the San Ramon Marriott was filled with attendees at DunDraCon. The convention’s 44th year kicked off on Friday, February 14th, and ran through Monday for four full days of tabletop games. As DunDraCon is a tabletop gaming convention, there was no small amount of games to play. The gaming …

January, 2020

  • 13 January

    “Critical Role” Setting Joins Dungeons & Dragons Canon in “Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount”

    The Exandria setting from Critical Role will be made canonical to the world of Dungeons & Dragons in "Explorer's Guide to Widemount."

  • 10 January

    Digimon Returns to Theaters for the Last Evolution

    After “Digimon Adventure Tri” concluded, it seemed like the Digidestined and their adventure had reached its end. But one last movie remains, one that promises a definitive conclusion to the adventures of the first “Digimon” series. The movie was first announced in 2018, billed as a celebration of Digimon’s 20th anniversary. While this is a …

  • 9 January

    Pokemon Direct Announces Sword/Shield Expansion, Mystery Dungeon Remake & More.

    Pokemon Direct Announces Sword/Shield Expansion, Mystery Dungeon Remake. Pokemon Sword and Shield introduced the Galar region on the Nintendo Switch, but the games aren’t finished yet. Nintendo and Game Freak announced new content: an expansion pass that adds the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra. The new expansions include more areas to explore, including a …

  • 9 January

    ABC Announces “Young Frankenstein” Live TV Musical

    The Mel Brooks classic comedy, “Young Frankenstein,” made its musical debut several years ago. Now, the musical will be coming to TV on ABC. As announced at the TCA press tour, ABC will be airing the live TV musical, although the cast and air date have not been revealed. ABC recently saw success in November …

  • 9 January

    Pokémon Sword/Shield Updates; Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Announced; TCG News & More

    Catch up on all the Pokémon News from today in one place. Pokémon Direct 1.9.2020 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX and the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass Arrive in 2020 Get a first look at Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX and the upcoming Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass. We’re barely into the new year, and already …

December, 2019

  • 3 December

    TV: Doctor Who Returns New Year’s Day

    Fans of the British sci-fi hit “Doctor Who” have been waiting patiently for the 13th Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) to make her return. While the news that there will be no Christmas special caused concern, Whovians will be happy to know they’ll only have to wait a little bit longer to return to the TARDIS. The …

September, 2019

  • 25 September

    “Konosuba” Movie Heads to Theaters for One Night Only

    Konosuba, the comedy isekai (“other world”) anime, as entertained fans with two seasons of fantasy mayhem. Fans have been awaiting any announcement of a new season, but while that remains a far-off dream, the Konosuba movie will be coming to theaters soon. Crunchyroll and Fathom Events have announced the U.S. theatrical premiere of “KONOSUBA – …

  • 10 September

    Junji Ito Talks Horror at CRX 2019

    When discussing horror manga, one name almost always comes up: Junji Ito. The manga writer and artist is known for creating a wide array of terrifying series, from “Uzumaki” to “Tomie” to “Hell Planet Remina.” His manga has sparked adaptations and references, such as a newly-announced “Uzumaki” anime, and even “Steven Universe” referenced “The Enigma …

  • 10 September

    Con Report: Crunchyroll Expo 2019 Takes a Trip to New Crunchy City

    This past Labor Day Weekend, Crunchyroll Expo returned to the San Jose Convention Center. The convention’s third year brought more attendees than ever, along with an impressive variety of guests from Japan and America alike. The convention themed itself as “New Crunchy City” and promised a convention experience like no other. So how well did …

August, 2019

  • 19 August

    Dungeons & Dragons Returns to Eberron in a New Sourcebook

    Dungeons & Dragons is returning to the world of Eberron with the release of a new campaign sourcebook. The newly-announced “Eberron: Rising from the Last War” will introduce new races, classes, and worlds to the popular roleplaying game. Dungeons & Dragons is a game set in many worlds, from Greyhawk to Dragonlance to the star-traveling …

May, 2019

  • 3 May

    Con Report: DaiCon 2019 is a Welcome Return

    After a hiatus lasting several years, DaiCon returned to the UC Davis campus. Anime fans from around the area came in to mingle, shop, cosplay, and generally have a good time. The one-day event brought in a fine crowd, with plenty of programming to keep attendees entertained. DaiCon itself took a small area of the …

April, 2019

  • 23 April

    Event: SF Cherry Blossom Festival 2019

    Every year, San Francisco’s Japan Town fills with attendees celebrating the Cherry Blossom Festival. For two weekends, the streets and plaza hosted booths, events, and vendors participating in the festivities, all concluding in a massive parade through the city streets. The Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of Japanese culture, so it included an array …

  • 3 April

    Dungeons & Dragons Announces “Acquisitions Inc” Sourcebook

    The incredible growth in popularity for Dungeons & Dragons has, in large part, been driven by streaming shows or podcasts like “Critical Role,” “The Adventure Zone,” and of course, “Acquisitions Inc.” The live shows draw thousands of attendees, with packed rooms at PAX and other events. While many of these shows have published their own …

February, 2019

  • 27 February

    Gaming: Pokemon Sword and Shield Announced

    After Nintendo hinted at new Pokemon news with a picture of three pokeballs, the announcement for the eighth generation of Pokemon games went live this morning. The newest games will be called “Pokemon Sword” and “Pokemon Shield,” and are the first entirely new generation of Pokemon main series games available on the Nintendo Switch. While …

  • 21 February

    Con Review: DunDraCon 43

    DunDraCon as managed to keep going strong for 43 years, with the latest one taking the San Ramon Marriott by storm over President’s Day weekend. With a plethora of tabletop games old and new alike, what did the convention hold for attendees? Although the convention may be named for Dungeons & Dragons, there was far …

  • 3 February

    Film: “I Want To Eat Your Pancreas” is a Beautiful Emotional Trip

    With a name like “I Want To Eat Your Pancreas,” one might not know what to expect. The name might make somebody think of a zombie comedy, or a cannibal documentary, but what we get is a heart-wrenching anime movie. The film is an emotional character piece that looks at mortality and the importance of …