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Week of Geek: Hogwarts, UA and other favorite fictional schools

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Hiya Geeklings!  Did you miss me?  I was up to my eyebrows in fandom pandemonium this last weekend *happy sigh*  Good times.

So, back to school.  Yay?  It is September, and along with the obligatory Pumpkin Spice shenanigans and pretty leaves, many people head back for a new school year this week.  And while school IRL can be a little… unexciting at times, there are many fictional, fantastical high schools in our favorite fandoms that many of us would genuinely look forward to going back to each September.  Here are few that come to mind…

Hogwarts: Of course this is on the list!  Harry Potter and friends spend several years over 7 books (and 8 films) in England’s seminal school for witches and wizards, learning all the spells and potions they need to take down dark lords.  Filled with ghosts, moving staircases and too many secrets to count, Hogwarts is ancient, mysterious and a true home to our heroes.

Starfleet Academy: The galaxy can be a dangerous place, what with unexplored locations, possibly hostile new species and many moral quandaries.  The men, women and everyone else who attend Starfleet Academy in San Francisco become as prepared as possible to face the final frontier head on.

UA High School: The #1 school for teens with superpowers, or ‘quirks’, to learn to become heroes.

Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters: The other #1 school for teens with superpowers, specifically mutations that grant them said powers.  Where mutants are feared, hated and persecuted, the Xavier mansion proves not only a school to launch the next generations of X-Men but a safe-haven where different, outcast kids can be themselves.

Mystic Falls High School and Sunnydale High School: If you like your high school experiences with a side dish of vampires, try these two fine institutions.

Riverdale High School:  No matter which incarnation of Archie Andrews you like, there’s no question that Riverdale High is just as much a character in the story as any of its students.

Alola Pokemon School: For a library system with it’s own Pokemon League, I would be remiss to leave this fine school off the list.

Any schools you really love to visit in your imaginations?  Post away in the comments section!

BTW, did you know VPL is hosting it’s own sci fi/comic con next month?  Just gonna leave this link here and tell you to stay tuned for more news to come! *wink*  Also gotta give a shout out to the Teen Writer’s Club!  More details will be posted right here soon but for anyone who loves to write, or wants to get into writing, it’s a spot for you.  Check out my previous post on the subject of writing and sharpen those pencils!  (Or, you know, open your laptop and launch Microsoft Office or whatever.  21st century!)

Have a great start to the school year, stay tuned for more news, and until next time, End of Line.

Week of Geek: Why we REALLY watch the Super Bowl ;)

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What’s up Geeklings?  Good to be back!

Let’s get right into it.  While I was off doing stuff, the Super Bowl aired this past weekend.  Now, I know it’s a cliche to be a geek and not be into sports, but unfortunately I am that cliche.  The guys from The IT Crowd perfectly capture my feelings on sports.

They’re talking about soccer, but really it could be any team physical activity as far as I’m concerned 😉

BUT the Super Bowl has other things going for it.  From the half time show (looks like Gaga KILLED IT!) to the commercials, there’s something for everyone.  But I think my favorite thing is the trailers.  Some are only half a minute long, but still, it’s a new look into some of the movies we’re just so excited for.

A few highlights this year include trailers for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (put a hold on the first movie here).

The new Scarlett Johansen remake of Ghost in the Shell (we’ve got the original anime film here).

The latest big-robots-smash-things entry Transformers: The Last Knight (we’ve got the the whole series, but here’s the first).

Then more Logan (another warning, this film’s rated R, but the movies leading up to it are not, so have at it.  I’d either start with this one or this one).

Season 2 of the Netflix hit Stranger Things isn’t coming until next October, but here’s a quick look.

And, of course, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (here’s Vol. 1).

And, if all of that weren’t enough, this week we got a first trailer for Netflix’s Iron Fist (you can start with the first Defender, Daredevil, right here).


I’ll leave you guys with all of that to process, but stay tuned for more news.  Stay awesome, and until next time, End of Line.

Week of Geek: Your post-SDCC trailer extravaganza and review!

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As any hardcore fan has probably caught wind of, San Diego Comic Con 2016 was this past weekend.  And though, like me, it’s likely you guys could not attend (BOOOOO!) we at least get to partake in all the awesome news and sneak peeks that the con brings out from our favorite fandom creators.  And what a look we got this year!  Let’s watch!

First, we’ll start with DC.  We’ve got a new look at LEGO Batman (click here to put a hold on The LEGO Movie.  You won’t be sorry).

Then we have a new trailer for Suicide Squad that highlights it’s new soundtrack (click here for the first in one of their best graphic novel series).

(BTW, in case you’re wondering, Hall H is the massive hall in the San Diego Convention Center where they do the panels that will likely draw the largest crowds.)

And, finally, FINALLY, we get to the new WONDER WOMAN TRAILER!  (You know we’ve got comics on her).

What do we think?  Epic?  Awesome?  Awesomely epic?

And, if all that weren’t enough, a first look at Justice League!

The big question remains; will Suicide SquadWonder Woman or Justice League erase the sheer disappointment I felt watching Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice Only time will tell… but I remain optimistic.

Now on to Marvel.  We got some new trailers from their upcoming Netflix series’, including a teaser for The Defenders, when all four of the characters featured on Netflix (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist) will be brought together, as Marvel Studios is wont to do.

And Fox, who own the film rights to the X-Men, is getting in on the TV action too.  Over on FX they have the X-Men spinoff Legion.

But we all know what we’re waiting for from Marvel in 2016.  This November’s big screen intro of a certain Doctor… a Strange Doctor!


Some other highlights?  Well, we’re going SUPER old school with a return of one of the original movie monsters.  Here’s Kong: Skull Island.

And all you Sherlock fans, hold on a little longer…

And for all the Potter fans (btw, make sure you sign up for our Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Read In.  We got snacks, games, copies of the new book AND lots more!)…

WOW!  So that’s a lot right there, but there was much more!  Check out more news online.  What were some of your favorite moments?  Post away!

And remember, it’s Toronto’s turn in just a few weeks 😉  And until next time, End of Line!