Hey Sportsfans, I had a birthday recently. Among the activities that were established for this weekend ZapCon, a pinball convention in the town next-over in Mesa Arizona. I hadn’t heard of ZapCon until one of the other editors left a single short text on my phone “there is a pinball thing in Mesa.” My wife ...
Christian Beranek is the writer of the witty and thought-provoking Validation Web Comic, recently reviewed by Moon Sedai here at Land of the Nerds. During Phoenix Comicon, Moon had a chance to talk with both of these wonderful ladies about this amazing strip and their other endeavors. In this interview, Christian Beranek discusses writing a series […]
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You are going to want to make sure you read the first part of this post, here, but we are reverse-engineering Boushh’s language from Return of the Jedi. There are a few steps we have to take before we can begin translating phrases into our own version of Ubese. First step, phonology (the sounds of ...
I used to write a conlanging blog called “Makealang.” For those that don’t know, “conlang” is short for “constructed language.” I got into it after the Fellowship of the Ring movie came out and I read that the Elvish language in the books was not merely clever gibberish, but an actual language Tolkien had created. ...
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Dear Wheel of Time fans, My name is Anexandros. Those on the Wheel of Time board Dragonmount know me as “Mr. Moon.” I have had a love/hate relationship with Wheel of Time. My wife loves the series. She talks about the series. She is a major contributor to Dragonmount. She does projects and games and ...
If you are into Indian mythology, you may know what I am referring to but if you are not, then this post will contain enough to ease you into reading it and hopefully liking it. Mahabharata is one of the two major texts of Sanskrit (the other is Ramayana). For the purposes of this article, ...
Once upon a time, there was a crappy little tv show on the Fox Network that kept interfering with baseball and other, more important television shows. This show, the ‘cult classic’ known as Firefly, was a stinker. Let me tell you why this show only lasted one season. 1. The Theme Song. The song, called ...
This weekend, Anexandros and I are heading to Rice University in Houston, TX to go to Owl Con XXIII. 1. RPG-centric Most of the conventions we go to are like Space City Con or Comicpalooza, and are not specifically “Game” conventions. They generally offer gaming, and have areas set aside for people to play role-playing […]
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Swords have been an irrelevant weapon for around 200 years. Yet swords continue to flash into pop culture all over the place. The Princess Bride and Lord of the Rings have some of the best of Bob Anderson’s work before he passed away. But sci-fi games like Final Fantasy and Metal Gear have characters with ...
When Glee first premiered in the Spring of 2009 in May, the pilot was released as a teaser in order to whet the appetites of the audience as we waited over the summer. The first season went well, with a mixture of songs I knew and those I didn’t. The cast played up a youthful ...
I’ve been looking forward to this for months! https://www.gishwhes.com August 2 – 9 is a week of wild shenanigans, and it is going to be an adventure of a lifetime! If you are interested in joining my team (or even just participating in GISHWHES), please message me. There are only 12 spots available, but, if […]
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Recently, I found out that a favorite convention of mine, Space City Comic Con, is being sued for name infringement by the Houston Visitor’s Bureau. This is because the bureau has trademarked Space City for the purposes of tourism. The other kicker is that the Visitor’s Bureau has also decided to purchase a massive 50% ...
As Thanksgiving is drawing to a close, and Black Friday is upon us, we at the Land of the Nerds wanted to take a few moments to reflect on what all we’re thankful for from 2015 and what we’re looking forward to in the next 12 months. 1. The Mad Man in the Little Blue ...
Over the last several years, there has been a resurgence of 80s boyhood: Transformers, GI Joe, Ninja Turtles, the list goes on. I enjoyed the boy stuff in the 1980s, but there were some things, some experiences that were on the girl side of the 80s. But honestly, being a girl in the 1980s was ...
One thing I often find when I’m reading about Sci/Fi or Fantasy novels, television shows, movies, et cetera, is the discussion of how Sci Fi and Fantasy produces Strong Female Characters!” However, what methods do we use to determine the strength of a female character? Who makes the list, and who doesn’t? Who shouldn’t make [...]
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As we previously announced, April we have declared the “Month of Browncoats and are writing and discussing all things related to Serenity this month. But, just what is a “Browncoat?” I mean, there are Coats, that are brown, but does it take more than having a brown leather jacket to make one a browncoat? (Note ...
Westside Bully is based on a true story from the life of director Lyle Dillie. This short film explores bullying as a reciprocal action. Reminiscing about a time in his childhood, he finds he struggled to fit in with his peers. The boy is from an underprivileged household and struggles with learning disabilities, which makes […]
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The Electric Company HEY YOU GUYYYYYYYS! Time for a Pop quiz? What do Mel Brooks, Spiderman, Morgan freeman and Wiley Coyote have in common? Hey Sportsfans, Anexandros here from Land of the Nerds. We are gonna go Waaay back in time. While most of you might not technically count Electric Company as a show for ...
FACE-OFF Season 4 Finalist Wayne Anderson talks about his favorite makeups, being part of a tight community of artists and the fun of the vast amounts of incoming work fellow artists keep throwing his way. He talks about how he works with Haunted Houses across the nation and the creatures that keep escaping his imagination. […]
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For the Steampunk Alliance of Eastern Virginia, April costume build Tea Party we made crumpets, southern style cornbread, hot cinnamon rolls, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and a chocolate covered wiped cream and strawberry waffle cake. Of course coffee was made freely available just in remembrance of Boston and no tea leaves were abused in the events ...
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