How to Cure Your Boredom: In 5 Ways or Less

It creeps into your life like a Josh Whedon character death that you never see coming. Boredom. We have all experienced it. I would wager a lot of you have really been bored here lately. Fret not dear readers, I am here to teach you How to Cure your boredom

The Dragon*Con Con Suite a Magical Place

Dragon*Con Goes Virtual is upon us my fellow geeks! The multi-media convention held in Atlanta Georgia during the labor day weekend typically draws a crowd of 80,000 plus attendees. It is a geek mecca. This year due to the global pandemic known as Covid-19, Dragon*Con is going virtual. Even though

Long live the king: Reflecting on the legacy of Chadwick Boseman

I always struggle with how to process celebrity deaths, because in some ways, my grief feels presumptuous. I may have liked and admired their work as a performer, but I know that the loss hurts far, far worse for that person’s friends and family. I didn’t know the celebrity personally,

How to Scratch The Twitch Itch

Attention! I have to Scratch The Twitch Itch. No, I don’t need to slather myself in calamine lotion because it’s not that kind of itch. This itch involves streaming and watching others stream on the platform known as Twitch. When you hear the name Twitch I bet you think of

Can we be Frank?

For artists of my generation the gold standard for fantasy art is Frank Frazetta. When we were kids back in the 1970’s our introduction to fantasy and science fiction came via paperback books that we would find usually on the spinner racks in our local drug store. Edgar Rice Burroughs,

#Release the “Insert Title of the Movie here” Cut

“It’s difficult to find a movie that feels true to itself. You feel the hand of Hollywood, the moviemaking by committee, on everything. ” Zack Snyder. Mr. Snyder certainly experienced the hard truth in his very words. On the eve of DCFandome, possibly a game changer event for Warner Brothers

A summer without movies: Reflections on a cancelled summer blockbuster season

Normally at this time of the year, I’d be sitting down to write a summer movie recap, reflecting on the hits (and misses), what were the biggest surprises and disappointments, and so on. By this point in 2020, I planned to have seen “Wonder Woman 1984,” Christopher Nolan’s espionage thriller

Geeks Are Built to Survive the Pandemic

The end of life as we know it!! They say you need to have a strong opening sentence to grab the audience’s attention and now I have yours. Hello fine folks, I’m Noah_The_Alpha_Geek and this is my first blog for ESONetwork. I’m very happy to be here. First just the

Messages of hope from our favorite geek stories

Though it is not yet halfway over, 2020 has already been a long, difficult year. A global pandemic led to mass quarantine orders and sparked a time of fear and uncertainty that remains today, as the search for a vaccine continues. People also are grieving the ugly truth that is

What Star Wars means to me

I’ve written plenty of blogs about Star Wars over the years, and by this point, I’m pretty sure that anyone who knows me is fully aware of the fact that I am completely obsessed with this franchise. I’m not even really sure of how it all began, of why Star

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