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Woman Named Skywalker Can’t Renew Her Passport


You don’t know the power of… bureaucracy!
A British woman who legally adopted the middle name “Skywalker” became ensnared in an Imperial entanglement while attempting to renew her passport. Government authorities in the Home Office told Laura Skywalker Matthews (Yes, L. Skywalker) that they would not renew her passport because her legal name because is “subject [...]

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The Power of Fandom: Enable Fiction When You Can’t Write It


I love fiction, and I know a lot of novelists. Some of them are very good friends of mine. I’ve known them for years, and watched a handful of them them go from part-time scribblers to highly successful authors with multiple book deals and movie options with big Hollywood studios.
At one time, I thought I’d [...]

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Mind Your Manners: How to Interact with Cosplayers


Whether you’re going to a big con or a small one, you will probably run into cosplayers. Now that you know there’s some trouble with cosplayer harassment, here’s a list of tips to help you enjoy the con and avoid making trouble.

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A Long Time Ago, in a Font Far, Far Away: The Star Wars Typeface Over the Years


Star Wars 01 Ralph McQuarrie ScrapbookOne of the most delightful aspects of the World Wide Web is that no matter how obscure your passion may be, you’ll likely find someone else who shares it: The “Tenth Letter of the Alphabet” blog is a perfect example. While typefaces, alphabets and calligraphy aren’t passions of mine, my friend and comrade in unusual and erudite pastimes, Jim N., is finds them fascinating. Knowing that I love Star Wars, Jim forwarded the following article to me to share with you.

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Star Wars HoloNet Digest #17: May 29 – June 5, 2013


Suvudu Star Wars contributor Eric Geller brings you a roundup of Star Wars news from May 29 – June 5, 2013.

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When Fan Passion Goes Wrong: What Movies Made You Most Angry?


prometheusYou don’t start participating in science fiction and fantasy fandom without passion.

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San Diego Comic Con Loves ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’


San Diego Comic Con Loves ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

The uninitiated may think of San Diego Comic Con as being the sole domain of science fiction, fantasy and other fannish pursuits. In reality, it’s simply not true. Con attendees can find just about anything, from adventure movie screenings to even…romance. Why? It’s because SF/F fans are, like most healthy people, into a lot of [...]

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Kevin Hearne’s ‘Hounded’: The Kiss Me I’m Irish Read-a-Long


Kevin Hearne’s ‘Hounded’: The Kiss Me I’m Irish Read-a-Long

A fine bunch of book bloggers are planning an event that’s sure to get your Irish eyes a’ smiling: the Kiss Me I’m Irish Read-a-Long!
Join along with the proprietors of The Unread Reader, Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog, On a Book Bender, Smash Attack Reads! and In the Closet with a Bibliophile as they read [...]

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More Comics, More Games, More Fun: My New Year’s Resolutions


More Comics, More Games, More Fun: My New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve tried all of the usual New Year’s Resolutions – lose weight, get in shape, various household projects – to greater or lesser effect. It almost seems that by formally recognizing these things I should be doing that I sabotage myself from the start. This year, I thought that I’d come up with a list [...]

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Why Idris Elba Can, Will and Should be in the Upcoming “Thor” movie


Yesterday the Council of Conservative Citizens, an organization characterized as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, urged Americans to boycott the upcoming Thor movie over the casting of black actor Idris Elba as Norse god Heimdall. While most of us will take a moment to point and laugh at the sad old [...]

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