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The Halloween Adventure

Upon Samhain time, so the Druids told, When doors opened wide to the Otherworld, The fey folk, sprites, elves, banshees and trolls, The dear departed and the wandering souls, Sightless spirits, ghouls, imps and wights, Entered the mortal realm for … Continue reading

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Game review: Dishonored DLC shines like a rune in the void

DISHONORED DLC: THE KNIFE OF DUNWALL & THE BRIGMORE WITCHES Rating: M for Mature Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language * * * MINOR SPOILERS * * * I played Dishonored last month and enjoyed it enough … Continue reading

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Dear Marvel, please let me choose your Doctor Strange

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Automatons & Armorers at ConTemporal 2014

Last weekend, I joined the Temporal Engineering Alliance (TEA) as Port Raleigh’s aide-de-aether, otherwise known as social media assistant for ConTemporal. In this industrious capacity, I met distinguished inventors, steamstresses, storytellers, troll hunters, melodians, haberdashers, automatons, armorers, leatherworkers, ladies and … Continue reading

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Game review part 2: THIEF leaves me feeling unsatisfied

THIEF Rating: M for Mature Blood, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Violence Read part 1: THIEF makes me feel oh so very naughty ********* SPOILERS ********* A few weeks ago I rented THIEF from Redbox … Continue reading

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Game review: THIEF makes me feel oh so very naughty

THIEF Rating: M for Mature Blood, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Violence I prefer rogues. In Skyrim, my Nightingale Dragonborn sneaks and snipes her way through dungeons. My vampire assassin creeps and cut-throats her way … Continue reading

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Skyrim shenanigans and Game of Thrones geekery, plus interviews with some really cool people

It’s been a few months since my last update, and in that time I’ve attended the Geek Gala, taken my family to Disney World, suffered a long spell of bronchitis, and dealt with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Heroes and hagravens at Escapist Expo 2013

Escapist Expo is a 3-day convention in Durham, NC, where The Escapist magazine highlights video games, tabletop games, card games, science fiction, fantasy, comics and music. This year’s event happened over the weekend of October 4-6 and I’m finally getting … Continue reading

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Where art meets science: Steampunk dinosaurs?

The life-sized skeleton sculptures of Dinosaurs in Motion weren’t steam-powered. Some moved when touched, their heavy heads bobbing on spring-loaded necks. Others operated like giant marionettes, hanging on a system of cables and pulleys, moved by cranks. Electric motors powered … Continue reading

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Cogs and Captains at Contemporal 2013

I had a great time this weekend at ConTemporal, the 2nd annual steampunk convention in North Carolina. SO. MANY. COSTUMES. And I love costumes, but the highlight for me was meeting musician, artist, author, Dr. Strange impersonator, and award-winning stop-action … Continue reading

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