Making the Unreal Real: An Interview With Kij Johnson

Remember how I said that Lawrence, Kansas is a secret hub of science fiction and fantasy awesome? Meet Kij Johnson, KU's new fantasy professor, an award-winning writer of fantastic things, and one of the people that ...

There are few things true geeks like more than a genuine debate about who or what is the best of something. Who’s the best Star Trek captain? (Kirk) Who’s the best Doctor? (David Tennant) So it’s ...

SMACKDOWN! Pokemon Evolution vs. Biological Evolution

Pokemon fever has hit our household, as it can in even the best of families. For those readers who have been in solitary confinement for the last decade, Pokemon is a collectible card game with hundreds of little ...

Readers, I’ve got something explosive to say. OK, here goes (nervous throat-clearing sound): I just don’t like Harry Potter. I don’t loathe Harry Potter, I just don’t see the magnificence and originality ...

Geek Author Ethan Gilsdorf Talks Names, Games, and Giveaways!

Ethan Gilsdorf is the celebrated geek author of the very awesome book, Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks. It’s the sort of book that, if you’re a lifelong geek like me, you can’t put down. The book ...

Mom@Play: 7 Reasons To Play Warhammer Fantasy

My husband brought home a dark red cardboard box that was no bigger than a schoolbook.  When I found out the little rat warrior miniatures in the box weren’t for any Dungeons and Dragons story line we were ...