Monthly Archive – August 2018

Week of Geek: Goodbye Summer, Hello School

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Hiya Geeklings!

Just a short post today.  Just wanted to say thanks for an awesome summer!  Yeah, hard to believe it’s almost over, isn’t it?  Especially when it’s so hot out.  But alas it is true.  School starts soon.  Starbucks just today started selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes, even though it feels like a 1000 degrees outside.  Fall is indeed coming.  But with you guys rocking the Teen Challenge it was a great summer.  Yay!

In honor of school starting soon I thought I’d post this video I came across of guys your age reacting to what school was like back when I was going there.  Yep, I was teen during much of the 90s, so check out how things used to be while I go feel old.

Thanks guys.  See you next week, and until next time, End of Line.

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TEEN CHALLENGE – PARTY TIME!

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Hi Everyone!

Well, this year’s Teen Challenge comes to a close today.  It’s been quite the ride.  Nine weeks with 36 challenges and you guys met them head on, completing over 300 between you!  BRAVO!

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Even though today is the last day, we still have one more fun thing for you guys, because lets face it, you earned it.  Tomorrow night (the 25th) we’re hosting an after-hours event at the Pierre Berton Resource Library.  A few weeks ago we asked our Teen Challenge participants to vote on a theme, and the theme for 2018 is (drumroll)… ESCAPE ROOMS!  Oh, you guys are gonna be SO trapped!

So not only will we have escape rooms we’ll also have video games, a button maker, a green screen, board games, snacks AND prizes!  It’s going to be super fun!

You can sign up over at Eventbrite.  Hope we see you guys there!  And get any last challenges in by today!  Those headphones are still up for grabs!

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Week of Geek: Hillywood goes Supernatural yet again

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Hiya Geeklings!  Hope everyone’s staying dry.

I got something fun for you this week.  One of my favorite YouTube fandom parody musical teams, The Hillywood Show (I’ve mentioned them before), released a new video this week.  I’m super stoked not just for the new vid but also because it looks like the Hillywood duo is coming to Fan Expo this year *squeal*  For their latest project they decided to revisit Supernatural, except this time we’re getting retro and busting some ghosts.

It’s the mashup we didn’t know we needed but I’m so glad it exists.

One thing I love about Hillywood’s Supernatural videos is that the actors from Supernatural are totally willing to get involved as well.  Go ahead, count ’em, there’s so many!

And be sure to take a look at their last Hunting video.

That’s all for now Geeklings.  Get ready for Vaughan Fan Con coming in just over a month.  It’s the last week of the Teen Challenge so keep up the awesome work and don’t forget to sign up for the End of Summer Party happening this Saturday night at Pierre Berton.  Have an awesome week and until next time, End of Line.

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TEEN CHALLENGE – Week 9, LAST WEEK

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Hi again everybody!  Welp, this is it!  Last week of Teen Challenge 2018.  How’s it been?  Everyone having fun?  Enjoying the summer?

Our last theme is getting regal.  We’re looking at Royal Fantasies and Twisted Fairytales.  We’re going to feel fancy, fantastical and a little… off.

One more week to get those challenges in and get your names in the draw!  August 25th is the night of the End of Summer Party (I know right?  Summer over?  NOOOOOOOOOOO!)  It takes place at the Pierre Berton Library from 7 – 11:30pm.  Hope you can make it!

Enjoy the last week and enjoy the rest of your summer!

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Week of Geek: Everyone’s Favorite Teenage Witch

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Hi Geeklings!  Everyone enjoying their August so far?  Ready for summer to be over or wishing it would never end?

Well, I’ve got one thing that might get you excited for the fall (you know, aside from Halloween and Pumpkin Spice and colorful leaves and everything that makes fall my favorite season).  Netflix is creating a new Archie series (after the hit show Riverdale) and this time their focus is on Sabrina: The Teenage Witch.  But it’s not going to be the groovy Sabrina that comic readers were first introduced to 1960s.  This isn’t even the bubbly family-friendly Sabrina that aired in the late 90s and early oughts on ABC.  Nope, we’re getting spooky for this incarnation.  Like REALLY spooky.  She is a witch, after all.

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is based off of the comic series of the same name.  (Before I go any further I want to mention that Comixology currently rates The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as 15+ only, meaning only teens 15 and up should read it.  We have it cataloged under Adult Comics.  I’ve read it, and it is not for everyone so proceed with caution.)  The comic was released under the Archie Horror line, after Afterlife with Archie became a hit (another series that featured Sabrina).

Archie Horror has now expanded to include Afterlife, Sabrina, Jughead: The Hunger and Vampironica.

Their horror take on Sabrina is set mostly in the 1960s and at first the set up seems pretty par for the course, at least for Sabrina Spellman; our heroine is a teen in high school living with her Aunt Hilda and Aunt Zelda, her talking black cat Salem and her cousin from England, Abrose.  She’s trying out for the school play, dating her dream boy Harvey and is trying to balance regular teen stuff with the fact that she and her family are witches.  Where it diverges from previous incarnations is that Sabrina and her family are not regular, good people who happen to be magic.  They’re the scary type of witches.  Satan-worshiping witches.  And as a half-mortal Sabrina must choose to follow her family into the church of night and become a full-fledged witch or renounce her heritage and live as a mortal.  Oh, and a terrifying undead witch named Madam Satan who has a serious grudge against Sabrina’s father is also out to make her life miserable.  Things are going to get… dark.

After Riverdale did so well on Netflix they decided to expand their teens-in-comics-in-dramatic-situations catalogue and green-lit The Chilling Adventures of SabrinaRoberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the Chief Creative Officer at Archie Comics and the executive-producer for Riverdale will also produce Sabrina.  That seems like a good thing, as he also wrote the comic it’s based on, as well as several others (he’s a busy dude, it seems).

I just have one question… are we getting a talking, smarmy Salem?

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Well, we are getting a Salem!  Whether he speaks remains to be seen.  Considering how the puppet-version of him was one of the goofy highlights of the 90s live-action series I hope we get some version of him here.

So what do we think Geeklings?  We have to wait until just before Halloween to watch, but will you make it part of your Halloween festivities this year?  (I know I will!)  More excited for more Riverdale?  Hope there’ll be a crossover?  Or so over teenage witches?  Post in the comments or over on WriteIt.

Have a great week, keep up those challenges for the Teen Challenge, don’t forget to register for the End of Summer Party, and until next time, End of Line.