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Comic Book Heroines Podcast - Bonus Issue No 1: Female Superhero Movies, Fan Web Series and Shopping our local Comic Book ShopsComic Book Heroines Podcast - Bonus Issue No 1: Female... In this Bonus issue, Kellen Harkins, Amanda Brand and Jessa Phillips started with talking about the All-New Captain Marvel. The conversation took a turn and we spent some time discussing the troubles with...

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The Nerdicane, it is a-Comin'! SDCC 2014 Pre-Preview NightThe Nerdicane, it is a-Comin'! SDCC 2014 Pre-Preview... [caption id="attachment_6917" align="alignleft" width="224"] The calm before the storm. Photo: JSDevore[/caption] The streets were eerily quiet last night. With the exception of oddly quiet construction...

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Boobs Are Not Bunnies: Miss Hannah Hart's Tips and Common Con Courtesy for SDCC 2014Boobs Are Not Bunnies: Miss Hannah Hart's Tips and... Cheers, kittens! It's Moi! One week to go! San Diego Comic-Con (July 24-27, 2014, S.D. Conv. Ctr.) is nigh and America's Finest City is all abuzz. My own home at the Hotel del Coronado is stuffed to its...

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San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Badge Quest: Victorious! San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Badge Quest: Victorious! Holy moly, Hellboy!! This year was a close one! If you read my Adventures in WonderCon post, you will have noted the tint of sadness that came with realizing WonderCon Anaheim (WCA) was it for the year;...

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Comic Book Heroines Podcast - One Shot Issue #7: Peter Panzerfaust Volume 1: The Great EscapeComic Book Heroines Podcast - One Shot Issue #7: Peter... Comic Book Heroines is a podcast featuring women reading, reviewing and discussing comic books. In this One Shot, Samantha Cross tells us about Peter Panzerfaust Volume 1: The Great Escape,  the...

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Let The Gates of Geekhalla Open: SDCC 2014 Commences

By Jennifer S. Devore as Hannah Hart, Ghost Dame of the Hotel del Coronado | Posted on 24-07-2014

Always cute boys at SDCC! Mr. Burns is just Miss Hannah’s type! Photo: JSDevore Aaaaaaand … awaytheygo! San Diego Comic-Con 2014 (July 24-27, 2014, San Diego Convention Ctr.) is officially commenced! Preview Night, Wednesday night’s unofficial kickoff for industry pros, press and others, has come and gone, and whilst crowds may not have peaked to the expected numbers for Friday and Saturday, the crush inside the San Diego Convention Center was as tightly packed and palpably amped...

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Comic Book Heroines Podcast – Bonus Issue No 1: Female Superhero Movies, Fan Web Series and Shopping our local Comic Book Shops

By Jessa Phillips aka "SultryMinxZoe" | Posted on 23-07-2014

In this Bonus issue, Kellen Harkins, Amanda Brand and Jessa Phillips started with talking about the All-New Captain Marvel. The conversation took a turn and we spent some time discussing the troubles with making a female superhero movie, fan produced web series and the highs and lows of shopping at our local comic book shops. Click here for Direct Download. HOST INFO Kellen Harkins - Star Wars triggered a passion for geek in her which spurred her to publish and edit a fanzine, pursue costuming...

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The Nerdicane, it is a-Comin’! SDCC 2014 Pre-Preview Night

By Jennifer S. Devore as Hannah Hart, Ghost Dame of the Hotel del Coronado | Posted on 23-07-2014

The calm before the storm. Photo: JSDevore The streets were eerily quiet last night. With the exception of oddly quiet construction setups and a formidable sense of a looming pop culture storm, San Diego’s Gaslamp District was nearly devoid of any signs of the true onslaught of geekage fast bearing down on America’s Finest City. Yours Truly used the time to enjoy the vast amount of personal space and the ability walk about the Gaslamp District with arms akimbo and even engaging in the...

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Boobs Are Not Bunnies: Miss Hannah Hart’s Tips and Common Con Courtesy for SDCC 2014

By Jennifer S. Devore as Hannah Hart, Ghost Dame of the Hotel del Coronado | Posted on 16-07-2014

Cheers, kittens! It’s Moi! One week to go! San Diego Comic-Con (July 24-27, 2014, S.D. Conv. Ctr.) is nigh and America’s Finest City is all abuzz. My own home at the Hotel del Coronado is stuffed to its ivory cornices and red turrets with not just the usual summertime crush of les touristes from all over the globe, but also with a healthy, amusing dose of geekery. Bienvenue a tous! San Diego loves geeks! SDCC 2013 Photo: Twisted Pair Photography Be ye a local geek (comme Moi) and didn’t...

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San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Badge Quest: Victorious!

By Jennifer S. Devore as Hannah Hart, Ghost Dame of the Hotel del Coronado | Posted on 08-07-2014

Holy moly, Hellboy!! This year was a close one! If you read my Adventures in WonderCon post, you will have noted the tint of sadness that came with realizing WonderCon Anaheim (WCA) was it for the year; the Comic-Con Badge Quest Slaughter of 2014 had left Dr. Lucy and myself emotionally exhausted and near expiration, with little hope of survival on the Con battlefield. Yet, like a Phoenix, rising from Arizona -wait, that doesn’t sound right- we mustered every cell of life that remained, gathered...

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Comic Book Heroines Podcast – One Shot Issue #7: Peter Panzerfaust Volume 1: The Great Escape

By Jessa Phillips aka "SultryMinxZoe" | Posted on 16-06-2014

Comic Book Heroines is a podcast featuring women reading, reviewing and discussing comic books. In this One Shot, Samantha Cross tells us about Peter Panzerfaust Volume 1: The Great Escape,  the reimagining of Peter Pan set against the backdrop of World World II. Peter Panzervaust is written by Kurtis Wiebe with art by Tyler Jenkins, published by Image Comics. Comic Cover Art courtesy of Image Comics. Click here for the Direct Download . HOST INFO Samantha Cross is a writer for Word...

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E3 2014 – Sony Media Briefing Highlights

By Jessa Phillips aka "SultryMinxZoe" | Posted on 11-06-2014

To watch all the trailers and gameplay footage for the titles announced during the Sony Briefing, check out the YouTube playlist we have cultivated.     Sony started their Media Briefing with a trailer for Destiny before Andrew House, Sony President and Group CEO, took the stage to remind the audience why PlayStation believes they are the best pace to play – “connected, highest visual quality, choice and being a member of a community of rivals and friends.” The Destiny...

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E3 2014 – Nintendo Digital Event Highlights

By Jessa Phillips aka "SultryMinxZoe" | Posted on 10-06-2014

Nintendo opens their keynote strong with Reggie Fils-Aime and Satoru Iwata battling in the newest Super Smash Bros. game for WiiU. The game will also be released for 3DS this summer. Super Smash Bros. will include Lady Palutena stepping onto the battle ground with phenomenal skills such as Heavenly Light, Angelic Missile, Celestial Fireworks, Mega Laser and more. Perhaps the most exciting news from this announcement is the inclusion of Mii fighters. Your Mii identity can enter the arena, outfitted...

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E3 2014 – Ubisoft Media Briefing

By Jessa Phillips aka "SultryMinxZoe" | Posted on 09-06-2014

To watch all the trailers and gameplay footage for the titles announced during the Ubisoft Media Briefing, check out the YouTube playlist we have cultivated.     To start the conference, we get a look at Far Cry 4. Dan Hay, Executive Producer, introduces the newest chapter in the franchise, set for release November 18, 2014 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.     Aisha Tyler returns to E3 to host the Ubisoft Media Briefing for the third year. Just Dance 2015, is the newest...

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E3 2014 – Microsoft Xbox Media Briefing Highlights

By Jessa Phillips aka "SultryMinxZoe" | Posted on 09-06-2014

To watch all the trailers and gameplay footage for the titles announced during the Microsoft Xbox Media Briefing, check out the YouTube playlist we’ve cultivated. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, opened the briefing, promising to devote the briefing entirely to games. To start things off, Spencer announced a partnership between Activision and Sledgehammer Games for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, While not an exclusive title, Xbox players will have first access to add-on content. Look for Call...

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E3 2014 – Electronic Arts (EA) Keynote Highlights

By Jessa Phillips aka "SultryMinxZoe" | Posted on 09-06-2014

To watch all the trailers and gameplay footage for the titles announced during the EA Keynote, check out the YouTube playlist we have cultivated. DICE Studios opens the show with a look at the behind the scenes effort put into their Star Wars: Battlefront to be released Spring 2015. Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts (EA) to state the company’s commitment to players, games and innovation. Then, introduces a look at Dragon Age: Inquisition. Aaryn Flynn offers a deeper look at the game and...

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More Rum, Please: Summer Means Malkovich, Crossbones and Blackbeard

By Jennifer S. Devore as Hannah Hart, Ghost Dame of the Hotel del Coronado | Posted on 05-06-2014

If summer calls for sans souci, seaside days of sun and sticky sand, then summer nights, especially Fridays, demand a touch of gold bling and a white linen blouse to accentuate that tan, plus just enough coconut rum to help lull you to sleep by the sound of lapping waves … but watch your back, and your neck. Blackbeard’s in town for the summer and not since Jaws has the beach looked more inviting, relaxing … and deadly. Ocracoke Island, NC Photo: Casey Robertson In a sea of fictionalized...

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The Jumonville Massacre: A “Savannah of Williamsburg” Book IV Excerpt

By Jennifer S. Devore as Hannah Hart, Ghost Dame of the Hotel del Coronado | Posted on 28-05-2014

Today marks the 260th anniversary of the Jumonville Massacre. It also marks nearly as many years gone by since my pally, author Jennifer Susannah Devore, started writing Book IV in her Savannah of Williamsburg Series. Folks, she tells me this one is the most difficult one yet to scribe. Not only is this period of Colonial American history intricately spiderwebbed with FFV (First Families of Virginia: the Fairfaxes, the Randolphs, the Carters, the Byrds, the Washingtons et al) and all manner of their...

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Comic Book Heroines Podcast – One Shot Issue #6: Please Save My Earth

By Jessa Phillips aka "SultryMinxZoe" | Posted on 27-05-2014

Comic Book Heroines is a podcast featuring women reading, reviewing and discussing comic books. In this One Shot, Rachel Pandich shares the manga Please Save My Earth, art and story by Saki Hiwatari. Please Save My Earth is published by Hakusensha in Japan and by Viz Media in the United States and is available in print at Barnes & Noble (check your local comic shop), as well as digitally (Kindle & Nook too!) Comic Cover Art courtesy of Viz Media. Click here for Direct Download. HOST...