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<em>Screening Twilight</em>

Screening Twilight takes a critical look at the saga and its place in the wider cultural landscape through a collection of academic essays.

Have A Wild Adventure at Chessington’s Azteca Hotel

GeekMom Sophie previews the Azteca Hotel at Chessington World of Adventures and sees how the new hotel compares to the existing Safari Hotel.

MCM Expo Manchester Recap & Cosplay Gallery

I last attended Manchester MCM Expo two years ago and the changes since then are so broad and staggering that it’s hard to recognize the event for what it was.

Why the Opening Scene of <em>The X-Files #14</em> is Not OK (Hint: It’s Rape)

It first appeared to be the sexy X-Files bedroom scene we had been waiting for, but looks can be deceiving. What we are actually viewing is the aftermath of a rape.

Looking Back at London’s First Young Adult Literature Convention

Last weekend saw the UK’s very first Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) take place as part of the London Film and Comic Con. Fifty YA authors spoke on a range of subjects from sex to fan fiction, graphic ...

<em>Tsuro: The Game of the Path</em> for All the Family

Tsuro is one of those rare to find board games that's easy to explain, quick to play, and easy to adapt for different abilities.

Sarah Daltry & Pete Clark Talk <em>Backward Compatible</em>, Gaming, and Monty Python

It has been a difficult six months for author Sarah Daltry but both she and her Backward Compatible co-author Pete Clarke agreed to talk to us about the book, future projects, and whether or not aliens exist...

Summer Science Fun: Nephology

Learning about clouds is something we can all get involved in no matter where we live and requires no expensive equipment to get started.

Help Preschoolers Learn Math Skills in the Number Neighborhood

A few years ago my son and I fell in love with the brilliantly designed Alien Buddies from Artgig Apps. Now the team has done it again with the beautiful and varied app Drive About: Number Neighborhood.

Fangasm: The Curious Case of The Supernatural Fangirl

Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls is the story of two university professors, Lynn S. Zubernis and Katherine Larsen who also happen to be devoted Supernatural fans. The book follows them as they attend multiple ...