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Futurama: The Science of Comedy

Video essayist Kaptain Kristian takes a look at one of our favorite animated shows ever, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen and their writers infused the show with geek culture, intricate plots, one of the best comedic ensembles ever, and a balance of cynicism and hopefulness.

Female Fantasy Armor Explained

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Female body armor seems to be made with sex appeal in mind rather than protection, at least according to many pop culture franchises, and up until the recent assimilation of geek culture that was fine. But now people are declaring this...Show More Summary

Ed Catto: Sam Wilson’s Timely Tales

We’ve been obsessing over the wrong Captain America stuff. Last month, both Geek Culture and the “world at large” (they aren’t as different anymore, are they?) were outraged that Captain America, in the debut issue of his latest series, was revealed to be an evil Hydra operative. Marvel, to their credit, played it all with […]

Silver Lake's Counter Culture Coffee Teaches People How To Be Coffee Geeks

Their public open house tomorrow will feature samples, demonstrations and food. [ more › ]

San Diego Comic-Con Film Festival Highlights

Once again it is time for the biggest pop culture event of the year, San Diego Comicon, the "Woodstock for Geeks" which is a celebration of comic books, movies, animation, and all things geek. People from around the world get together to mingle and hear from their favorite artists, actors, writers, and filmmakers in the industry. Show More Summary

Unsung Hero of the '90s: A Celebration of Gerard Jones

If you know Gerard Jones from his work this century, you probably think of him as a comics and pop culture historian. And he fills that role well in books like Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book and Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Superheroes and Make-Believe Violence. Show More Summary

Comic Con 2016 Has Released The Events Schedule

Comic Con is coming back to San Diego this year on July 21 and the schedule that the annual event has lined up is packed with some of the best in geek and nerd culture from all around the nation, and the world. For those who have been waiting for special previews to come to... Read more » Comic Con 2016 Has Released The Events Schedule is an article from: The Inquisitr News

'A Hundred Thousand Worlds,' an exploration of modern geek culture, is our next MashReads pick

July is here, which means the height of Comic Con season is upon us. These annual nerd pilgrimages have grown over the last few decades from small gathering of devoted comics fans into massive entertainment extravaganzas, the physical...Show More Summary

7 New Books All Geeks Should Read In July 2016

Lots of fantastic new books are released every month, many of which are guaranteed to appeal to geeks. Here, we offer a selection of those titles; some about technology or geek culture, some being science fiction or fantasy novels, and some being books we just think you’ll like. Show More Summary

Ed Catto: The Mark Gruenwald Tribute

Even though it’s Independence Day today, I am going to talk about Flag Day. It was a couple of weeks ago, and on that day Geek Culture paused to remember the passing of a favorite son. It was a day to celebrate the legacy of Mark Gruenwald, taken away too early twenty years ago. And […]

The Force comes to Westeros in this brilliant 'Game of Thrones'/'Star Wars' mashup

The night is dark and full of The Force. Canadian illustrator Andrew Dat Tran is a self-proclaimed "gamer and movie geek" who channels his fandom into beautiful paintings of pop culture characters from sci-fi movies, TV and games. His latest project combines the worlds of Game of Thrones and Star Wars. Show More Summary

Maggie Grace Lines Up Roles In ‘Supercon’, ‘Category 5’; Talitha Bateman Joins Annabelle 2

Maggie Grace has lined up a pair of leading roles, joining the cast of Zak Knutson’s geek culture/crime comedy Supercon, and the Rob Cogen-directed disaster-heist thriller Category 5. Supercon follows a motley group of comic book artists...Show More Summary

Why Hasbro's 'Transformers' Cartoon Reboot Represents Social Data's Stairway to Heaven

CANNES, France—Maybe Jimmy Page, with those double-neck guitars, and Optimus Prime, part robot and part semi truck, stoke the same kind of fandom in pop culture. Rock Geek, meet Cartoon Geek. You see, before Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter became robust social channels, people were still sharing their nostalgic fetishes on message boards. Show More Summary

Flame Con Adopts New Prop Gun Policy Out of Respect for Orlando Pulse Shooting Victims

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Flame Con, now in its second year, is a two-day comics and pop culture expo showcasing creators and celebrities of LGBTQIA geek fandom. It should come as no surprise that the recent shooting at the club Pulse in Orlando, FL hit Flame Con's organizers hard, and they've decided to make a change in their cosplay policy out of respect for those victims.

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Geek culture may be dominating pop culture, but no matter how many supercomputers everyday folks shove into their pockets while spending a billion dollars on comic book movies, the mainstream can never replace […]

Legendary Entertainment Plans Streaming Service With Nerdist And Geek & Sundry

The market of subscription video streaming services is about to become a little more crowded: Legendary Entertainment says today that it will launch a platform, called Alpha, “later in 2016” using content from its pop culture production services Nerdist and Geek & Sundry. Pricing is still being set, but could go as high as $7 a month. Show More Summary

Man's Infinity Gauntlet Oven Mitt Is Melted By Pizza Rolls, Internet Only Cares About Pizza Rolls

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

One of the unfortunate side effects of geek mania is the never-ending stream of crappy licensed products that flow through the stores like pop culture sewage. This cheaply made crud often passes the in-store visual test only to fall apart when you get it home, literally making it an overpriced piece of trash. Show More Summary

Mindy Newell: Tiptoeing Through Geek Culture

Last of the Mohicans, by James Feinmore Cooper, is a great American classic. My parents had a Book-of-the-Month copy in their bookcase with illustrations by Newell Wyeth, Andrew’s father, and I first read it at about age 8. Today (Sunday), I watched the 1992 Last of the Mohicans, the one starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeline Stowe, […]

How Awesome Con D.C. is celebrating 50th anniversaries of TV’s ‘Batman’ and ‘Star Trek’

Few knew it then, but 1966 was a big-bang moment for so much of geek culture. Two men, flashing their campy swagger, donned shiny, form-fitting costumes and led a moralizing TV series that would exit the airwaves by decade’s end. Gone, but eventually far from forgotten. The “Star Trek” and “Batman” series propelled over-the-top stars William Shatner […]

Mark Hamill To Host Geek Memorabilia Show For Comic-Con’s Streaming Network

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

There's no set arrival date yet for Pop Culture Quest--it's "coming this fall", no doubt to give Hamill more time to wrap up any lingering commitments to Star Wars: Episode VIII, but it's fun to see Hamill involved in a new project.

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