The History of Cosplay

In our very first podcast we tackle and try to untangle the history of cosplay and the history of the word cosplay. Who was the first person to dress up in a sci-fi costume? Who first invented the word cosplay? When did people first start cosplaying in Japan? We answer all these questions and more. Both in video version on You Tube and available for download on SoundCloud (and soon:…

A Visit to the New Mexico Museum of Space History

The New Mexico Museum of Space History sits at the base of a mountain range on the edge of Alamogordo, New Mexico. A small city with a population of just 32,000 that is at the crossroads of several freeways including the 70, with White Sands to the South and Roswell about 2 hours northeast, the 82 through the mountains, and the N/S running 54. The town is laid out in…

War of the Monster Movies Heats Up With Chinese Addition "The Great Wall" Starring Matt Damon

Besides Superheroes the next few years will see its share of giant monster movies.  First is the new Japanese Godzilla, which right now only has a Japanese release schedule (which won’t stop us from seeing it I’m sure!), we’ll have Pete’s Dragon – while not technically a giant monster he is a giant dragon of the distinctly less imaginary kind than the original – there will be Kong: Skull Island,…

Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands Episode 1 Review

“Some say heroes are born, others are made.  I only ever knew one…” Beowulf is based on a legendary English poem.  In fact the oldest surviving long poem in Old English dating between the 8th century and 11th century.  The author is unknown but the events described in the poem have been dated by archaeologists to Scandinavia of the 6th century. The poem details 3 very specific battles in the…