Fifty Shades of Grey is a textbook for abuse. It terrifies me that people are going to read this book or see this movie and think that this is an okay way to act, that any of the things that Christian Grey does are even the slightest shade of okay. They aren’t. As a fantasy, it’s alright – but this isn’t being portrayed as fantasy, it’s being portrayed as a blueprint and a relationship to aspire to.
The Vancouver nerd-community seems divided into two halves, if the conversations I have with friends who identify as ‘nerd’ are any indication. One group is completely unaware of the bustling hive of nerd-activity that Vancouver is, and the second half feels overwhelmed by the amount of options we have for nerdy nights out.
Growing up in the 90s, there were a fair amount of influences in my life, though, to be honest, most of them were animated. There was just one, however, that crossed over from my spare time into my high school curriculum: the works of Billy Nye the Science Guy. Our science teacher used to put his videos on nearly every day in science, chemistry, and physics, not because he was a lazy teacher, but because Bill Nye shared his enthusiasm for science and could display it in a more entertaining fashion. (more…)
Over the last few weeks, we have all bared witness to a simply unprecedented attack: A group of hackers, believed to be based out of North Korea, has essentially been holding Sony hostage by digital gun-point. Terabytes of data were stolen and subsequently released online, detailing intimate details about the company’s inner working including personal data on their employees. It is an event unlike any other that has been affectionately referred to as the Sony Hack. (more…)
Improv fans and horrible people of Vancouver have chanted “…3, 2, 1, humanity!” since 2012 and The Fictionals Comedy Company are to blame. This week is the two-year anniversary of Improv Against Humanity. A big bad show is waiting for you and not just once, but twice this week. The first show is at the Rio on Wednesday, November 19th. Then on Thursday, November 20th you can see it again at the Massey Theater in New Westminster. All the horrible people will be there and you should be there too. (more…)
The time has come for nerds and geeks to descend en masse on San Diego – that’s right folks, it’s Comic-Con time! But despite all the revelry and awesometastic nerd goings on, there is one dark spot on an organization that runs an otherwise stellar event… the lack of a clear anti-harassment policy. (more…)
Burlesque was originally about making fun of politics. Now it’s about making fun. The new burlesque movement we’re seeing in Vancouver makes some really biting social commentary, as befits its origins. It’s also all-inclusive, welcoming and celebrating people of all shapes, sizes, genders, orientations, origins, everything. It’s about putting yourself, your personality, your creativity on stage. You can do whatever you want. You can do everything. (more…)
Three of Vancouver’s most celebrated conventions combine like Voltron to form Northwest Fan Fest. We will be there all weekend providing full coverage for you. This is our master page with links to all the articles and coverage we have going on. Check out the live feed for up to the minute commentary. Event Highlights are our must see list. This weekend is going to be fun so stay tuned. (more…)
The audience attending Northwest Fan Fest’s cosplay contest at the Richmond Night Market were treated by an impromptu rendition of the classic Anime Evolution event: THE WALK-OFF!
It was a rematch between last year’s champion Brian Milne and runner-up Arash Azizzadeh.
Strutting ensued… (more…)