Gather ‘Round Padawans (Part 4): Star Wars: Princess Leia Gets the Shaft

There is no question of Leia Organa’s importance to the Star Wars saga. She’s the heart of the rebellion, uniter of farm boys and scoundrels, a brilliant tactician, a brave soldier, and a survivor.

GeekMom: Comic Book Corner — Superman, Supergirl & a Princess

Reviews this week include Superman, Supergirl, The Flash, Princess Ugg, and the revamp of a Jack Kirby comic by the current DC Co-Publisher.

Little Girls Lost – No Fairy Tale For Disney Princesses

As the mother of a tween I know more than I ever wanted to about every Disney Channel and Nickelodeon teen star on the planet. I know who’s been in what movie or TV show, if they have a new album, what their unique fashion style is, if they’ve highlighted their hair recently, and of … Continue reading Little Girls Lost – No Fairy Tale For Disney Princesses

Not Bad, Jon Favreau. Not Bad: ‘The Shannara Chronicles’ Series Premiere in Review

Come see what happens when a beloved fantasy series gets a YA movie makeover on MTV. I promise it isn’t as bad as that sounds,

Women Lead This Week’s DC Comics

This week’s favorites feature women. Cassandra Cain is spotlighted in Batman and Robin: Eternal, Lois is the co-lead in Superman: Lois & Clark, and Black Canary, of course. Sadly, Superman/Wonder Woman and the Wonder Woman title suffer by comparison.

DC Bombshells: The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

DC Bombshells is spectacular this week, as is the final issue of Gotham by Midnight, Ray and myself are in love with the Titans Hunt series (the less said of the regular Titans series, the better), The Robin War zooms toward an ending, Bryan Hitch gives us spectacular splash pages in Justice League of America, and Dark Knight III: The Master Race goes in an unexpected direction.

PAX Australia 2015 (Part 1): The Geek Social Hub

If the “geek shall inherit the Earth” then PAX is where they divvy up the loot. As an expo, it is a huge opportunity to try new games, find new talent, and “mingle with your people.”

Fund This! Jewelbots, ABC Disgusting, Twistocity, and StemBox!

This week in Fund This!, GeekMom Samantha Cook finds a bracelet for tweens and teens that is interactive, social, and programmable, an ABC book that caters to those who like their stories a little gross, a tongue-twisting game, and a science subscription box.