The Pros and Cons of Asia Pop Comicon Manila

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I’ve never been crazy about local geek conventions. I’ve attended a few just to see what’s out there, but I always felt local conventions leaned more towards commerce rather than the celebration of fandom. That’s why I didn’t buy my ticket to Asia Pop Comicon Manila until days before the event. I only gave in because I was told Nathalie …

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5 Reasons to See Wicked in Manila

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Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a musical based on a novel that runs parallel to film The Wizard of Oz (1939) which is based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). Obviously, most people who are familiar with the concept of books and movies know about the magical land of …


SDCC 2013 Thoughts and Things

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Once again, I’m battling SDCC envy. For the past 5 days, like thousands of geeks around the world, I’ve been living vicariously through the army of weirdos who have descended upon San Diego for this year’s Comic-Con International aka San Diego Comic-Con aka Geek Heaven. But while I may not have experienced the magical — and I imagine very smelly …

A Special Blog Action Day Message from Cobra Commander

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Greetings, future Cobra slaves! Today, on this so-called Blog Action Day, I, Cobra Commander, demand that you cease killing this planet at once! Your collective inefficient and indulgent lifestyle is promoting climate change, slowly poisoning Earth. This will not stand! You need to start cleaning up your act. You can start at home or at your pathetic workplace. Ask your …