The Fifth Beatle By Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson & Kyle Baker Review

I read The Fifth Beatle by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson & Kyle Baker on the recommendation of my friend Clayton and boy am I forever grateful.  The Fifth Beatle is the true untold true tale of Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ manager who spent his life busting his bum turning an ordinary group of boys from Liverpool into an international success story- bigger than Elvis Presley.  Epstein wholeheartedly believed in The Beatles and he poured his soul into building their image and preparing for their success even before they had achieved it.  If it weren’t for Epstein, we wouldn’t know of The Beatles, and we certainly wouldn’t be able to enjoy the legacy they’ve left behind to this very day.  But while The Beatles’ story is well known, Epstein’s has remained a mystery to the general public until now.  Ambitious, persistent, wildly successful, and empty are the best adjectives to describe Epstein.  On the outside, he has it all, but his personal life is full of struggle. The Beatles are known for signing “Money Can’t Buy Me Love,” and after reading Tiwary, Robinson and Baker’s retelling of Epstein’s story, it seems like the song embodies some of his personal woes.

“Mythology is better and more fondly remembered than history.  It’s more entertaining so we create legends rather than recount truths.”

The book uses a matador fighting to the death against bulls as a metaphor for every aspect of Epstein’s life.  He spent his life fighting for success (for The Beatles, and several other entertainers), fighting stereotypes (being Jewish during an anti-Semitic time), fighting to find love (at a time when homosexuals were imprisoned in England because it was considered illegal), and never once losing the drive to succeed despite all the odds being against him.  It explores his insecurities, his personal relationships, the evolution of his interaction with the band, his friendly meetings with the band’s lawyer, and his intriguing experiences with his peers in the entertainment industry.  The artwork and colors evolve throughout the story to reflect Brian’s professional and emotional progression. The visual alterations from scene to scene offer a pleasing depiction of the changes Epstein is experiencing both internally and within society.

“Well the truth always gets outed. Eventually. Only when it becomes more sensational than the myth.”

I became so involved in the story that I read it in its entirety in one sitting.  I even got teary eyed at the end which is a thing that rarely ever happens.  One of my favorite lines is when the lawyer tells Epstein “if you weren’t so damn British, Brian, I’d say you were the American dream!”  Arguably, the most important theme in Epstein’s story is love. The lack of love in his romantic life is largely responsible for igniting Brian’s need for professional fulfillment to accomplish things that had never even been dreamed of in the past.  The irony of the story is that while Brian never found love himself, he made love possible for so many other people.  Epstein left the world a better and brighter place than he found it.  You can watch the book trailer for The Fifth Beatle here, and you can purchase your own hardcover copy or hardcover collector’s edition on Amazon or in your local comic book shop.  And remember, love is all you need<3

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Why My New Goal Is To Own This Gotham City Bracelet By nOir

The jewelry company nOir recently released some new items in their DC Comics line, and among them is this Gotham City bracelet which has quickly made its way to the very top of my Christmas list.  Not only does Gotham house some of my favorite superheroes and villains, but it also reminds me of my favorite part of my own hometown, the breathtaking architecture of New York City.  The entire time I was in LA filming for Fangasm, I was feeling majorly homesick and I couldn’t wait to get back and wander the streets, so I could once again admire NYC’s skyscrapers.  Almost every producer had told me that they’d never met a New Yorker who loves New York as much as I do.  Even my own dad makes fun of me when we walk around Manhattan because I’m constantly stopping to take photos of my favorite buildings.  And I know a ton of random trivia about said buildings.  I am determined to own this beautiful piece of jewelry one day, not only to celebrate my love of Gotham, but also to have a piece of home close to me at all times.  Plus, I’ve also started reading Gotham Central recently and I’m completely addicted to the series.  This Gotham City bracelet will ship on December 19th, and it’s available on the nOir jewelry website for $310.

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Princess Bubblegum & LSP

This past weekend after our Thanksgiving feast, Melissa and I woke up early on Friday morning and put on my new dresses from the Black Milk Adventure Time collection.  Both of us are similar to the character we dressed up as so our friends who are also Adventure Time enthusiasts, (especially Chris, the amazing designer of this very site!) were super excited to see our resulting photos.  Here are our favorites from our mini shoot!

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My HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Feels

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with my partner in crime, Melissa, and within minutes of the beginning of the film, we knew we had made the right decision in braving the pre-opening night crowds.  Being the overenthusiastic geeks that we are, Mel and I both channeled The Hunger Games‘ heroine, and newest victor from District 12, Katniss Everdeen.  We met at The Strand and took photos with the second novel in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, Catching Fire (the hardcover edition obviously, because we’re both book snobs when it comes to movie-tie in editions of novels).  We’re fully equipped with our Mockingjay pins and Katniss style braids.  This photo also serves as proof that both of us own at least one pair of pants that are not leggings.  But, back to the film!

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I wouldn’t totally say that I had been disappointed in the first film because the beginning half, with the anticipation of the games was done very well and many of the actors shone in their roles, but the second half  of the film, the actual games, didn’t even come close to meeting my expectations of what I had been hoping for.  Thankfully, the second film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, more than made up for the lack of chemistry between Katniss and Peeta (we experience them building a meaningful and believable relationship with each other), and the gravity of the themes present within the first film.  Catching Fire establishes Katniss as the symbol of the revolution against the corrupted government ruling over the 12 Districts in Panem.  Her importance in the revolution is solidified and the other Districts idolize her because they see Katniss as a symbol of hope.  Her mere presenece inspires many citizens to take a stand against the peace agents (who kept reminding me of storm troopers).  After being personally threatened by President Snow, Katniss does her best to play his game and put on a happy face during the victors tour with her co-victor Peeta Mellark, but the President considers their attempts to be a failure.  Deeming Katniss a threat, he does the only thing he can think of; he pulls the next set of tributes for the Quarter Quell from the existing pool of victors from each District (hint: Katniss is the only female victor from District 12).  Before re-entering the arena, Haymitch advises Katniss to remember who the real enemy is.  Catching Fire is weighted with moments of intense emotion because of the tense atmosphere in a society where an uprising is long overdue.  Each actor plays a key role in the film, whether they’re pro or anti rebellion.  Two of the newest characters introduced, Plutarch Heavensby (the Head Gamemaker) and Johanna Mason (the outspoken female tribute from District 7) were amongst my favorites for their complexities and motivations throughout the Quarter Quell.  Overall, Catching Fire, had a much better sense of direction than the first film, and it succeeded in all of the places where The Hunger Games failed.

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I personally love The Hunger Games.  It’s a concept that deeply disturbs me, and for the second year in a row I couldn’t help leaving the movie theater and questioning the morals of some of the people in our society.  In both of my theater going experiences there have been people cheering when children die during the games, and laughter during scenes where such behavior is completely inappropriate.  Here are a two unspoilery examples from Catching Fire, and one societal marketing ploy that made me sick in general:

1) While attending a party in the Capitol, a party attendee offers Peeta a tiny lavender drink for when he becomes full so that he can get sick and then begin eating again.  While the people in almost all of the other districts are on the brink of starvation, the citizens in the Capitol are so abundant in resources that they over-consume to the point of making themselves physically ill just so they can continue to consume even more.  The drink symbolizes the decadence of the Capitol, the wastefulness of its citizens, and their general ambivalence and lack of concern for the well being of the other districts.  For some reason this made people laugh.

2) Haymitch is a drunkard and he is often given lines that allow him to provide the audience with comic relief.  While I understand why this is necessary, I don’t find myself giggling over his antics along with other folks.  Each time I see Haymitch drink, I think about what drove him to this point in his life.  In Catching Fire, we see Katniss experiencing night terrors (another scene in which people laughed and my mind was boggled) and visions within the woods of her District because the Hunger Games are a traumatic experience for a teenager to partake in.  Haymitch, an adult now, is obviously still so traumatized by his victory that he uses alcoholism as a form of escapism from his flashbacks.

3) If you haven’t yet seen the Subway commercial for their new sandwich, you can do so here and then attempt to suppress feelings of rage for the remainder of the day.  This sandwich is probably the most outrageous movie tie-in marketing gimmick that I’ve ever had the misfortune of viewing.  Guess what Subway, standing up for what you believe in and having the courage to stand up to an oppressing government is simply incomparable to a sandwich.  While viewing Catching Fire and seeing the scene in the context of the film that Subway chose to include in its advertisement, I became even more upset by their ad that I had been upon my first viewing (which I hadn’t thought would be possible).

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If you’ve seen the first film and you’re unsure about whether you’d like to continue the story, I urge you to give Catching Fire a shot.  There was a drastic difference between each installment and Catching Fire appeared to nail everything that Suzanne Collins had originally intended the story to convey when she penned the trilogy it’s based on.  Have you seen The Hunger Games: Catching Fire yet?  What’re your thoughts?

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10 Movies I Love To Watch Around Halloween

Each year, right before Halloween there are certain movies that I love to marathon while eating Halloween candy and pumpkin flavored desserts. I don’t always have the time to watch each of them, but I always squeeze in a few as part of my yearly tradition. Some of them are well known, and others, not so much. For instance, Slither, is very underrated, but it’s a James Gunn zombie movie with Nathan Fillion… I know right?! What are some of your favorite Halloween films?

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1. The Nightmare Before Christmas

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2. Hocus Pocus

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3. Night of the Living Dead

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4. Slither

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5. Halloween

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6. Evil Dead

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7. The Cabin in the Woods

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8. Trick ‘R Treat

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9. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

1010. Friday the 13th

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I HAVE AN EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

I have an exciting announcement to make!  I decided to launch a YouTube channel where I’ll be posting bi-weekly videos for your viewing pleasure.  I’ll be reviewing comics, vlogging about events, filling you in on geek fashion finds, spotlighting items that have been sent to me, posting the occasional DIY tutorial, gushing about books, TV shows, movies, and toys, and answering any questions you have for me!  If there’s anything particular you’d like to see me talk about, you can leave a comment below or you can feel free to email me your suggestions!  Here’s a link to my new channel, please feel free to subscribe!

My beautiful new YouTube banner has been created by my good friend and talented artist, Lauren Moran.  Lauren based my costume off of the outfit I created for my superhero pitch to Stan Lee, which was on the third episode of Fangasm.  I can’t believe how perfectly she was able to draw my face!  It’s like looking at a comic book version of myself and I love it so much!  If you browse through Lauren’s illustrations on tumblr (which is linked above), you’ll come across her Adventure Time designs which are some of my favorites.  Especially that Jake and Lady Rainicorn one!  And you must see this painting Lauren created of Harley Quinn and Black Canary.  It’s creepy and beautiful, and basically proof that Lauren should be drawing comic book covers.

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Last night I recorded my first vlog, which is a brief welcome message and about what I’m most excited to see at Stan Lee’s Comikaze this weekend!  I decided to film and post my first video without editing it at all, so I hope you enjoy watching me speak for 10 minutes straight.  You can check out my first video on YouTube, or below!

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My Week In Photos

Sunday

Last Sunday, my cousin Rachel came to visit all the way from Florida.  We spent the day roaming around NYC with my brother, Bob .  I wore my new Mermaid leggings by Black Milk, a hipster Ariel tee from Target, and Sephora’s Ariel palette eyeshadow in Sea Witch.  We met at City Bakery which has delicious french toast, and the best hot chocolate you will ever taste in your life.  It’s basically like drinking a melted chocolate bar!  Afterwards, we went to Books of Wonder, a bookstore in NYC that specializes in YA fiction and children’s books.  Next, we headed to the Southwest lounge in Bryant Park where we had drink and sat outside enjoying the beautiful crisp fall weather.  Afterwards we went to Baked by Melissa (because cupcakes) and finally to Times Square (where the billboards were overtaken by geeky franchises), to go to the Disney store where all of the employees raved about my Ariel outfit.  Later that night we met up with my cousin Samantha, and the rest of my family for dinner and then Rachael stayed overnight and I made her watch an episode of The IT Crowd which is my favorite sitcom ever created.

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Monday

Monday I wore my new My Little Pony dress by Iron Fist Clothing.  As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the perfect addition to my wardrobe.  I also put out my Harley Quinn pop figure on my desk so she’ll be next to me while I write, and I read the first volume of Attack on Titan, which was really engaging.  I’m definitely going to pick up volume 2 the next time I find myself in a bookstore, which is usually pretty often.

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Tuesday

Tuesday was an eventful day because it marked the finale of Fangasm!  Syfy played a two hour special of our final two episodes, which showed us LARPing in a park and visiting the Batcave from the 1966 television series, as well as final episode which showcased the launch party we had been working towards planning throughout our internship.  I also received my copy of Jetpack Unicorn in the mail which is a game that I supported on Kickstarter created by my friend and pen pal Kristina.

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Wednesday

I don’t have any photos from Wednesday, but I can tell you that I spent my night reading Pretty Deadly #1, a new series released by Image Comics, and Young Avengers #11 which I had been dying to read ever since Bleeding Cool posted a spoilery photo of Tom Hiddleston holding up a certain page from the issue.

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Thursday

When I came home on Thursday I was so excited to find a copy of Kiri Callaghan’s new book, Alys, which she had sent to me to read during my 5 and a half hour flight to LA next week.  The book is inspired by Alice in Wonderland, and I was so intrigued by the plot summary that I couldn’t wait to start reading.  I’m currently about halfway through the book, and I absolutely love it.  If you’re a fan of Lewis Carroll, I definitely suggest picking up a copy!  I also reviewed these delicious Zombie chocolate bars for On Wednesdays We Wear Pink.  They’re zombie green bars with crispies inside and they even say Bite Me on them.

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Friday

Friday was a ton of fun!  After work I headed to Bryant Park where I was ecstatic to find that they’re already setting up the holiday shops and ice skating rink!  It was an usually cold night, but I sat outside and finished reading the 5th volume of Sailor Moon.  Afterwards, I met my friend Leonard at Kinokuniya, which is a manga bookstore in NYC, and I bought the second volume of Attack on Titan, and the second volume of NANA.  From there we rushed to eat our dinner at the Brooklyn Dinner so we would be on time to see Matilda on broadway.  Matilda was one of my favorite books as a kid, so I was particularly excited to see the show.  The set design was beautiful!  The theater was decorated with enormous sized versions of Scrabble letters, and the scenes of Matilda in the library surrounded by books were some of my favorites.  I was so impressed with all of the talented children in the play, who are far more coordinated than I’ll ever be.  After the play we went to the Disney store, where I got a Frozen mug.  I keep wanting to buy everything with Elsa on it, but I’m trying to control myself until I actually see the film, even though I already know that I’m going to love it!  Then we went to Jamba Juice and drank pumpkin smoothies before calling it a night.

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Saturday

 I ended my week with the long awaited next installment of our monthly Geek Girl Blogger Brunch.  We had a lot of ladies who were unable to attend this time, but even with our reduced number (me, Cassie, Melissa, and Yissel), we had so much fun!  The theme was Harry Potter, and the majority of us were donning Hogwarts house scarves.  The hostess asked if we were in a fraternity (which is especially confusing since women are in sororities, and not fraternities), but we were definitely our waiters favorite table of the day.  He greeted us by asking if we were planning on playing Quidditch later that day, and he used my replica of Luna Lovegood’s wand to cast the levitation spell Hermione corrects Ron’s pronunciation of in the first film.  He was also very confused by Cassie’s pygmy puff, Spartacus.  We started our brunch by toasting to Melissa who just landed a book deal with Random House!  Her first book is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2015 and we’re all extremely proud of her!  After brunch we headed to a wiccan store where we played with cats.  Then it was off to The Strand (where I purchased 4 books for only $20!).  Then we went to the next closest bookstore, Barnes & Noble in Union Square, where Cassie and I shared pumpkin cheesecake.  We decided that we couldn’t end our brunch without grabbing dinner, so we also hit Heartland Brewery and I finally tried their pumpkin & sage ravioli which is incredibly decadent.  So overall, it was a fantastic week!

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NYCC ’13: My Favorite Moments

Sorry I’m so far behind on writing my NYCC recap.  Things have been insanely busy since our Fangasm premiere, but I wanted to share all of the wonderful moments I had at this year’s convention.  NYCC is one of my favorite cons because it’s in my home territory.  It’s the one time of year that all of my friends fly to me to visit and gather at the Javits Center because of our shared love of superheroes and such.  This year was an exceptionally exciting year for me.  I can’t even begin to tell you how heartwarming it was to be approached by so many people who had seen and loved Fangasm.  The entire reason I decided to be on the show is because I love the geek community, and I always want to encourage a positive, happy, outlook on our industry, so having so many people tell me that our show inspired them makes me feel even better about my whole experience.  Thank you to everyone who approached Molly, Regina, Sal and I and shared your fandom stories.  You really made our convention a memorable one :-)

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We started our day on Thursday by meeting up with one my favorite geek girls, Ashley Eckstein of Her Universe & Clone Wars.  Ashley has always been a role model of mine.  She’s a driven business woman, and she’s also one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.  I love what she has done for geek girl fashion, and I wear her clothes all the time!  After seeing Ashley, the rest of the Fangasm crew and I headed to the Diamond booth where we held a meet and greet for anyone who wanted to come say hi to us!  I also got to see Chris (the amazingly talented designer of this very website!), and Stephanie, who did me a huge favor and brought my custom made Nightwing dress by Suckers Apparel so I could wear it the next day.  I wish I could’ve hung out with them for longer, but this convention, I was constantly on the move.  Next we went to the Stan Lee Collectibles booth and we were given the exclusive Funko Stan Lee New York Comic Con Pop vinyl figures!  Mine is currently sitting next to me on my desk and watching me write this recap (and probably silently judging me for not posting it sooner).  Afterwards we wandered around the show floor for a little longer and then we met up with Melissa and Christine and it was off to the Mary Sue Bash!  When we first got there I finally met my long time internet friend Janna and her fiancé Mike, in real life for the first time ever!  I also finally had a brief chance to catch up with Jill (one of the lovely hosts!), Rachael, Marlene, Amy, EricAlanLisa, and Ali, but not nearly long enough.  We actually arrived on time (for once), and we ate delicious popcorn, waited anxiously as the raffle winners were announced, and played with superhero props, all the while drinking Strong Female Characters and Wonder Woman Movies which were cocktails that were custom designed for the party.  I also was able to meet two more internet friends of mine, Sam Maggs, who was such a sweetheart, and Nicole who works for WeLoveFine!  All in all, the Mary Sue Bash was an absolute blast!

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After the previous nights festivities, Molly, Sal, Regina and I had kind of a late start on Friday morning.  We spent a few hours lounging in our incredibly luxurious mod hotel room, gossiping and reminiscing about memories from our time we spent filming Fangasm.  But once we made it to the convention, we had another action packed day of photos with Fangasm viewers, and we also did our best to walk around the show floor.  I was able to buy an adorable Sailor Scout tank from WeLoveFine, and then I headed to one of my favorite places, the BOOM/Archaia booth to 1) get a hug from Mel and 2) pick up the first volume of Mouse Guard (which I’ve been dying to read) and the NYCC exclusive Robocop #1 variant as well as the Robocop trade based on Frank Miller’s original vision for the film.  While I was roaming around, I was able to meet the awesome Clayton Cowles for the first time!  He, Melissa, and I have a mission to plan a Terminator Christmas, but since we were too busy this NYCC, it will definitely have to happen in the near future.  One of the highlights of the day was meting Jonathan London and listening to his psychoanalysis of Bruce Wayne.  After the con, Molly, Regina, Sal and I went to Burgers and Cupcakes for dinner, picked up pie, and spent the night drinking champagne in our hotel room and meeting with Stan Lee’s team of people.

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Saturday was probably my favorite day of the convention.  On Saturday morning, I made Regina and Sal wake up really early and head to convention with me so we could be there when the doors opened.  Why, you ask?  BECAUSE I HAD TO HAVE A ROCKET RACCOON PLUSH.  The line at the Marvel booth was constantly unbearable, but we met Leonard there and put in our line waiting time for over 45 minutes, and then Rocket Raccoon was all mine<3  Leonard also got me the Skottie Young Avengers movie poster print, signed by Skottie himself!  Just as we finished paying I ran into Dan who happened to be signing at the Marvel booth in just a short time, and who I almost didn’t recognize because he was fully bearded.  I’m so excited about the new Silver Surfer series he’s creating with Mike Allred!  Then we headed downstairs to one of the meeting rooms and Sal and I got to sit in and listen to some of Regina’s Comikaze business dealings which was extremely interesting.  Then Molly met us, and we went back to the Diamond Booth for more meet and greets, and business meetings!  Molly and I purchased our NYCC exclusive Poison Ivy’s which match our Super Best Friends Forever set from SDCC, and I ran into Lauren who was perfectly cosplaying as Catwoman.  I wish I had gotten a photo with her.  Afterwards, which was one of the most exciting con moments for me, we were able to see Stan Lee again.  Stan is such a charmer.  We thanked him for letting us take a photo with him and he commented that he could never be surrounded by too many beautiful women.  Then I finally had some free time where I was able to meet up with my best friends (minus Melissa), and do one of my favorite con activities, which is sitting in one spot on the floor for hours.  Conventions are very crowded, so if you don’t take some time to sit and spectate you’ll use up all of your energy before you get to attend any of the fun after parties.  I did my floor sitting with Cassie, Giovanni, Betty, Lauren, and our friend Tom who was working for Marvel visited us twice in the six hours we remained in our same spot.  After the show closed Giovanni, Tom, Athena, Lindsay, Jessy, Dan, and I went to Korea Town for some delicious sushi.  Then it was back to my hotel room to get ready for the Marvel party!  I got to catch up with Judy who I met the previous year at a BlackMilk meetup, and I spent the remainder of my night talking to Tom, Athena, Clayton, and Ramon Perez.  Another good night, indeed!

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Sunday morning, Regina left us to head back to LA, and Molly, Sal and I walked to the Javits to enjoy our last day.  The first thing I did was attend the Comix Chix panel which Molly, Jill, and Heidi were speaking on, as well as some other ladies I love.  After the panel I met Bonnie and Kate who are both super adorable and very inspiring!  My good friend Leonard also completely surprised me and made my entire year when he gave me a Nintendo 3DS XL in pink!  I was in shock!  I have been wanting one forever, and I am ever so thankful for his kind gesture, especially since there are so many upcoming games I’m dying to play!  Once the panel ended Jill and I spent the day walking the show floor and picking up the last minute things we had been wanting.  One booth I was really impressed with  was Hallmark.  I couldn’t believe that I was seeing so many geeky Christmas ornaments that are debuting this year.  I’m definitely planning on getting the Adventure Time, Spider-Man, and Star Wars ones once they hit stores.  My only purchase of the day was Mind MGMT Volume 2 by Matt Kindt.  If you’re not yet reading the series, I seriously suggest that you start.  It’s beautiful and completely unlike what I had been expecting.  While we were in the Dark Horse booth, Jill introduced to me Aub Driver, who was insanely energetic for the fourth day of the convention, as well as insanely awesome.  I’m also thrilled that I was able to meet Dean Trippe in person.  Dean and I have been friends for quite some time now, and he’s an incredibly talented writer and artist who just released an autobiographical comic called Something Terrible which you can read for only 99 cents!  He gave me a poster of what I refer to as his masterpiece (and the current background of my computer).  Then, just as quickly as the convention came, it was all over.  Giovanni and I ended our NYCC by going out for pizza so we could unwind and attempt to mentally prepare ourselves for rejoining the real world.  My only regret is that I didn’t have any time to go to Artist Alley.  Thank goodness I stocked up on prints at Baltimore Comic Con!

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And now for a few more photos! The adorable custom Gwen Stacy LEGO figure was made for me by Jon, and the stylish Vader cameo ring was made for me by Pattie!

NYCC SWAG

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Molly & Kristin First & Last Day Mirror Photos

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My Top 4 Most Anticipated NINTENDO 3DS Games

Ever since the moment I began playing with my gorgeous new baby pink Nintendo 3DS XL, I’ve become completely addicted. So addicted in fact, that hours pass while I’m acquiring new Pokemon and I don’t even notice until I’ve invested way more time than a responsible adult should be playing for. For example, I started playing Pokemon on Saturday and I assumed I’d try it for about 30 minutes since I had other things I also needed to do that day. Next thing I knew I was saving my game, only to realize that I had been playing for SEVEN hours straight. Instead of acknowledging that my newfound addiction is probably unhealthy, I’m embracing it and I’ve already began making an Amazon wish list of the games I plan on devouring once I collect all my gym badges in Pokemon X! I listed out my top picks for upcoming games. What are you excited to play? Oh! And my friend code is 0061-0874-8412, so feel free to add me and we can battle each other or whatever!

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Adventure Time: Explore The Dungeon Because I Don’t Know! Collector’s Edition

Release Date: November 19, 2013

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Release Date: November 22, 2013

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LEGO: Marvel

Release Date: October 22, 2013

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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate

Release Date: October 25, 2013

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Etsy Shop I’m Obsessed With This Week: Word To Your Unicorn

My fellow geek girl blogger and good friend Leslie Stewart, also happens to operate one of my all time favorite Etsy shops, Word to Your Unicorn.  Leslie sells post cards, greeting cards, and stickers which were inspired by her geeky and kawaii interests.  She keeps adding more and more to her shop and I always find myself favoriting every new item.  I’m especially obsessed with her recent Studio Ghibli and Sailor Moon designs.  I’m also loving the minimalist Avengers postcards which resemble Pantone color cards, and I dare you to look at the Dalek’s Need Love Too postcards without immediately wishing you could hug one of Doctor Who’s adversaries.  It’s fitting that Leslie would be impressing us with her designs in the form of postcards and greeting cards, because she’s also one of the co-creators of the International Geek Girls Pen Pal Club.  If you haven’t already joined, I highly suggest you do!  It’s a great way to make a new geeky friend, preserve the lost art of letter writing, and of course, get excited for geeky surprised in your daily snail mail delivery!  Leslie is uber talented and when she’s not busy designing new stationary, she’s blogging all of her clever thoughts on her new site Leslie IRL.  I have a bunch of Leslie’s stationary but I love it too much to send to anyone =^.^=

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