Dragon Con: Bigger & Better Than Ever

Dragon Con celebrated its 30th Anniversary this year in style, breaking records, introducing a few new “firsts”, and successfully matching donations in their annual charity drive. Atlanta was crammed with over 77,000 attendees from around the world, including Japan, New Zealand, and Fiji, which meant that more space was needed. Luckily, AmericasMart was able to open up 215,000 extra square feet to hold vendors, games, exhibitions, and the like (the

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Dragon Con Interview: Peter David & Hope For The Future

If you don’t know who Peter David is, you’ve still probably read or seen something he wrote. A self-proclaimed “Writer of Stuff”, David’s work includes novels (such as Star Trek, Dinotopia, Battlestar Galactica, etc.), comics (including Aquaman, Captain Marvel, Hulk, Spider-Man, and Supergirl), television (Space Cases, Babylon 5, Ben 10: Alien Force, and Young Justice, among others), video games (Shadow Complex, Spider-Man: The Edge of Time, Marvel Future Fight), and

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Facebook, Rape Culture, and our Dangerously Low Standards

“Cosplay is Consent: If We are Dressed [sic] Like Sluts, Rape our Guts.” I am a woman who appreciates a good joke and who often enjoys dark humor, but when I saw this image making its way around Facebook, I did not laugh, and not just because it is devoid of anything that could be called humor. The antediluvian thinking that leads to a person calling a woman a slut

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We Love You, Orlando

Hearing the news about the devastating attack on the Orlando based gay night club this weekend reminds me, yet again, that we are not safe, not even in the spaces we’ve created to be safe in together. Though some might proclaim that homophobia isn’t a big problem, that we’ve made such strides regarding freedom for the queer community, it remains a fact that our community is under constant threat, as

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