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Comic-Con International’s Fifth Wave of 2017 Special Guests!

COMIC-CON SPECIAL GUEST MONDAY! Comic-Con International’s Fifth Wave of 2017 Special Guests! We're not taking the Monday holiday off... we're revealing 4 more great special guests for Comic-Con 2017! Read more

Saudi Arabia Holds Kingdom's First Comic Con

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Saudi Arabia hosted its first comic convention over the weekend, marking a turning point in acceptance of Western entertainment and comic books, as well as showing evolving social norms. Read more...

Hamilton, and Thoughts on the Uncanny Valley of Musicals

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

On Saturday night Krissy and I went and saw Hamilton in New York. This was a moment greatly anticipated by a large number of my friends who had seen the show (or at least listened to the soundtrack) had fallen head over heels in love with it, and who wanted to induct me into their […]

February 19, 2017: Spicy and scary!

Another day, another hot sauce.  This one is a cascabel pepper and yellow bell pepper base with shallots, garlic, salt, apple cider vinegar, pear juice, honey, dehydrated organic Japanese pepper, and dijon mustard.  Surprisingly, a touch hotter than the cayenne pepper-based sauce I made yesterday.  But it will no doubt pale in comparison to tomorrow’s […]

ILM Rewrites Time in Latest Doctor Strange Visual Effects Video

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Oscars are right around the corner, and Industrial Light and Magic has been working hard to show off its contenders for Visual Effects. For Doctor Strange, they started by showing how they bent space. Now, they’re bending time. Read more...

A Very Happy Man On An Adult-Sized Big Wheel

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I had to wait my turn while a silver-haired man in an expensive suit took High Roller’s adult-sized big wheel for a spin, but it was worth it. This was one of the happiest moments in my adult life. Read more...

J. Jonah Jameson Cleans Up the Daily Planet in Hilarious Mash-Up Video

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Superheroes really like working for the same newspapers that cover their (mis)deeds, which is basically the worst conflict of interest since, well, insert latest NYT headline here. Luckily, we can always count on J. Jonah Jameson to maintain the fourth estate’s integrity... even against the most powerful alien in the… Read more...

This Giant BB-8 Toy That Follows You Like a Puppy Might Be the Ideal Robotic Pet

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In March of 2014, Sony announced it would stop supporting its impressive line of AIBO robot dogs, leaving many owners heartbroken. Countless toy companies have tried to create similarly capable robot pets since AIBO’s demise, but they’ve all been a disappointment—until now. Despite being a Star Wars toy, Spin… Read more...

Leaving New York

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Dear New York: You gave us a delightful weekend, and we loved visiting you, but now I’m afraid we must depart and return to our Ohio environs. Thank you for having us. We’ll be back again, you can be sure. (Also, for all of you who want a Hamilton review from me, I’ll be posting […]

Load Up Your Kindle With 40 Popular Titles For Just a Few Bucks Each

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Today’s Kindle Gold Box is ostensibly centered around previous Kindle Daily Deal titles that you might have missed, but all you really need to know is that it’s loaded with really popular books for $5 or less. Read more...

Joe Tracz: “Lemony Snicket” and “Lightning Thief”

This week, screenwriter and playwright Joe Tracz talks about two big projects in progress: "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" for Netflix and "Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief" for Broadway. Joe talks about the challenges...Show More Summary

Star Wars Rebels Ended With a Bit of a Bombshell This Week

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Star Wars Rebels has never shied away from emotion—and the latest episode, Legacy of Mandalore, offers up an extra-large serving. It puts us smack in the middle of a rare Star Wars conflict, a mother versus daughter, then hits us with a very big shake-up. Read more...

February 18, 2017: What’s best for Bubba

There are still some rewrites to do, a couple of polishes to finish, and a series finale to break but, for now, I’m taking it easy.  For now, it’s all about the dogs. We broke out the stroller for the dogs while Lulu managed to limp her way to the dog park long enough to […]

Grumpy Cat and Garfield Comic Is Either the Worst Idea Ever, or Purrfectly Genius

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Grumpy Cat and Garfield are teaming up in their first comic book series. This seems like something that would grate my skin until it bleeds... but it might actually be one of the most logical crossovers in years. Read more...

Today’s Visit to the Central Park Zoo, In Tweets

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Ominous sequence. pic.twitter.com/Oltc7X2l78 — John Scalzi (@scalzi) February 18, 2017 Weird looking cat. pic.twitter.com/vbeFJRVfwQ — John Scalzi (@scalzi) February 18, 2017 Also a weird looking cat. pic.twitter.com/xxFipMsXKZ — John Scalzi (@scalzi) February 18, 2017 Seriously what's up with the cats in this place. Show More Summary

Death of Stalin Gets Reprint for New Movie, Reminds Us Dictators Sucks

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Death of Stalin, the French graphic novel detailing two days of chaos between Joseph Stalin’s stroke and the announcement of his death, will get a new reprint ahead of the upcoming film adaptation. Perfect timing too, because (for some weird reason) we should remind ourselves what actual totalitarian governments are… Read more...

This Action Figure Is Our Best Look Yet at Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve known since San Diego Comic-Con that Kurt Russell is playing Ego the Living Planet, but we haven’t actually seen a snippet of him in any of the big trailers we’ve had for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. So yes, for now, your best look at him will have to be as part of this new action figure two-pack revealed at… Read more...

Lego's New Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Can Open Itself Up Like a Skeleton's Ribcage

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Pirates of the Caribbean 5's Super Bowl trailer gave us a look at an amazing ghost ship in the film, captained by Jack’s new rival, the undead Captain Salazar. Now, Lego has revealed it’s turning the Salazar’s ghost ship into a humongous new model—one that can open itself up just like the one in the movie, which is… Read more...

WGN's Scalped Casts Suicide Squad Alum Alex Meraz as Series Lead

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Looks like WGN America is moving quickly to turn DC/Vertigo comic Scalped into its next TV hit. The network has announced that actor Alex Meraz has been cast as the lead actor in the pilot. Read more...

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