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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.

June, 2020

  • 18 June

    Dungeons & Dragons Live Announces “Rime of the Frostmaiden” Adventure

    The D&D Live 2020 event is well underway, and the first major announcement has been revealed: a new adventure book titled “Icewind Dale: Rime for the Frostmaiden.” The cover for this adventure was previously revealed through leaks, but now it’s official. Taking place in the frozen northern lands of Icewind Dale, the new adventure is …

  • 17 June

    SKULLKICKERS Gets Animated Series

    The SKULLKICKERS comic series is coming to the small screen with an animated adaptation from Copernicus Studios Inc. The announced show will be an animated action-adventure comedy series, described as “Deadpool meets Dungeons & Dragons.” SKULLKICKERS is comedic and irreverent sword & sorcery comic starring a trio of mercenaries who leave a path of mayhem …

  • 17 June

    New Pokemon Snap & More Announced

    The Pokemon Company held a Pokemon Presentation stream, revealing news about upcoming games, Pokemon GO Fest, and more. Chief among the reveals is a new Pokemon Snap for the Nintendo Switch. New Pokemon Snap Perhaps the biggest announcement is the upcoming release of New Pokemon Snap, the long awaited sequel to the 1999 Nintendo 64 …

May, 2020

  • 21 May

    Dungeons & Dragons Announces D&D LIVE 2020

    In past years, new Dungeons & Dragons adventures were heralded with massive D&D Live events. With the country still under lockdown, Wizards of the Coast has moved online with D&D LIVE 2020, a three-day event filled with games, guests, and announcements. D&D Live 2020 will run from June 18-20. The weekend will be filled with …

  • 8 May

    Inuyasha to Receive Anime Sequel

    Inuyasha, the famous anime and manga series by Rumiko Takahashi, was all but unavoidable in the early 2000’s anime fan community. After 56 manga volumes and a “Final Act” anime, the series concluded and Rumiko Takahashi moved on to new works. But it’s not uncommon for beloved properties to return, and it seems Inuyasha may …

  • 7 May

    Asmodee Humble Bundle Offers 2 Dozen Digital Games

    Humble Bundle, the charity site that lets users pay what they want for discounted deals on games, digital media, and more, has teamed up with Asmodee Digital for a “Play With Friends” bundle. This bundle, which benefits Partners In Health and Traveling Stories, offers up to 24 games for less than a dollar each. The …

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 …