Get your con on: Infinitus & the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Harry Potter theme park + 2,700 rabid fans + fan convention = EPIC WEEKEND. Yes, this past week I was in Orlando, Florida, attending my fifth Harry Potter convention, and experiencing the brand new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. The con attendance numbers were record breaking, the pool was fantastic, and Hogwarts … Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer: Meh

The full-length teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows dropped yesterday, and I was severely underwhelmed. Sweeping landscape shots, emo DRad, things explode, Emma Watson’s eyebrows, gratuitous Harry/Ginny kiss (ICK), superfluous declarations like “the movie event of a generation”… MEH. Seriously? Movie event of a generation? Really? WB, I think you are severely … Continue reading

Does the Amazon/Macmillan brouhaha herald a digital vanity publishing revolution?

The announcement of the Apple iPad has made waves over in Amazon-land, with book publisher Macmillan staging a bit of a coup. Buddying up alongside Apple, who have previously given into the industry and allowed them to control pricing on iTunes, Macmillan demanded that Amazon ditch their flat-rate ebook price of $9.99 and allow them … Continue reading

Where’s the science in the HP Exhibit?

A question has tugged at the edge of my mind since I visited Harry Potter: The Exhibition (which I’ve actually now seen twice). Namely: where’s the science? What does that matter, you ask? Well, it begs the question (and I’m not the first to ask), considering the exhibit is currently being hosted by The Museum of … Continue reading

Hate Twilight? You’re just threatened by GIRLINESS!

Writer Sady Doyle has published an editorial on The American Prospect about hate directed at the Twilight series, and how it is essentially happening because Twilight is girly and something can’t be good unless it speaks to a male audience. Actually, I’m pretty sure Twilight gets flack because it is flagrantly anti-woman, anti-feminist and encourages … Continue reading

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