MCM Expo Manchester Recap & Cosplay Gallery

MCM Expo Manchester © Sophie Brown

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.

Summer Science Fun: Nephology

Cirrus clouds over stratocumulus © Sophie Brown

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

Fangasm: The Curious Case of The Supernatural Fangirl

Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls © University of Iowa Press

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 conventions across the US and Canada, indulging in their passion whilst researching the subject with the intention of writing a book on fandom.

Between the Bookends at GeekMom

Tolkein Beowolf © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

This month the GeekMoms have run the gamut from new interpretations of Beowulf to a murder mystery in post-Revolutionary War New England. There are graphic novels filled with aliens and wizards, shadowy government organizations, teenage boys painting models in their bedrooms, and girls being discovered floating in cello cases. If something there doesn’t pique your interest then I don’t know what will!

Late to the Game: Carcassonne

Carcassonne © Z-Man Games/Coding Monkeys

Carcassonne is a classic tabletop board game, which allows players to collect points while building towns, monasteries, roads, and farms in the French countryside.

Why You Should Consider Reading Joss Whedon

Reading Joss Whedon © Syracuse University Press

For anyone interested in the concept of Whedon Studies and wanting to delve deeper into the Whedonverse, Reading Joss Whedon might just be the book you’re looking for.

Warehouse 13 Recaps: Episode Six “Endless”

Steve, Myka, Mrs F, Artie and Claudia talk to Pete about his moment © SyFy

The endless wonder has turned out not to be quite as endless as we’d hoped and so Warehouse 13 has finally come to its end. In the show finale the team shared their defining moments with one another and came to terms with the end.

The One Photograph You Should Take Today

Family at Chatsworth House 1988 © Sophie Brown

Several years ago I decided to take on the immense task of digitising all our old family photos; but in doing so I noticed the one photograph we didn’t have.

Warehouse 13 Recaps: Episode Four “Savage Seduction”

Myka, Artie, & Pete track down an artefact inside the "Savage Seduction" telenovela © SyFy

On this week’s episode of Warehouse 13, Pete, Myka, and Artie find themselves living inside a telenovela when they investigate the disappearance of Kelly’s grandmother. Meanwhile, Steve is split over how to handle the artifact he is sent to track down with Claudia on a college campus.

Between the Bookends at GeekMom

Bookends © Sophie Brown

Once again, the GeekMoms have been reading an incredible variety of books this month. Hear about a drug-filled near-future dystopia, a mouse detective, the “lost journal” of Assassin’s Creed’s Blackbeard, and an academic introduction to the work of Joss Whedon.

Karl Kesel Reveals the Truth About The X-Files: Year Zero

The X-Files: Year Zero © IDW Publishing

The X-Files: Year Zero is a five part mini-series which will show the origins of the department in the 1940s when Mulder and Scully are faced with a similar case to one faced by their predecessors many decades ago. Writer Karl Kesel has spoken to us about what we can expect from the series.

Warehouse 13 Recaps: Episode Two “Secret Service”

Pete & Myka in S5E02 © SyFy

Despite all the good, there is also a lot of bad going on in the world of endless wonder at the moment. The biggest issue I had with this week’s episode came not from the shipping issues, but from what is happening to Myka.

Zombicide: Can You Survive?

Zombicide © Guillotine Games

Zombicide allows you and your friends to work together to achieve objectives in a customizable world filled with the undead.

Between the Bookends at GeekMom

Bookends © Sophie Brown

This month’s Between the Bookends covers comical cats, Lemony Snicket causing despondency yet again, and a story of ordinary hardship in World War I.

Em-Con Recap

Em-Con © Lee Wallis

Em-Con was the first event of its kind in the region. I enjoyed myself immensely, however for many attendees, it was a long, long wait.

Bare Conductive: Electric Paint for Crafts & More

Bare Conductive © Bare Conductive

GeekMom Sophie is always interested in trying something new in the world of crafts, so the idea behind Bare Conductive’s battery-powered cards made with electric paint seemed fascinating.