C4 And The Beauty Of Small Conventions

For the general populace who have never been to a comic or anime convention (never mind the fandoms big enough to warrant their own!), they can seem like impenetrable beasts. A full weekend immersed in all of these once-fringe interests? The mere thought might stir excitement in the extreme for Continue Reading

In Defense of Hating Discovery’s New Klingon Look

  Okay, I’ve lived on the internet practically my whole life. I understand how exhausting nerd hate is and how terribly misplaced it can be. I can also understand the adage, “Let people enjoy things.” So, at the risk of adding to useless nerd rage, and putting my foot in Continue Reading

The Defenders Shows that the MCU Formula Doesn’t Work on TV

  When I first heard that The Defenders was being made, I was pumped. When I heard it was being made and streamed on Netflix, I about had a heart attack I was so happy (and it’s not that difficult to imagine from an overweight nerd either). I’ve always preferred Continue Reading

Voltron: Legendary Defenders Season Three Review

The first seven episodes of Voltron: Legendary Defenders Season Three were released on August 8th, starting the new arc for the members of Team Voltron. In the aftermath of the final battle with Zarkon, both the Voltron Paladins and the Galra empire are left leaderless, with Shiro missing and Zarkon Continue Reading

Niantic Had A Solid Foundation For Pokemon Go Fest, But Failed To Fill In The Critical Pieces

Standing in line by Grant Park at 9am, an hour before Pokemon Go Fest was set to begin, the crowd’s impatience settled into a resigned, but tense air. The tension lasted for almost two and a half hours until the line began to really move in earnest. Moving swiftly towards Continue Reading

Bannerhood Without Brothers: Episode 2 Reaction

The Bannerhood is back with our reaction to the 2nd Episode of Season 7! Joey and Chelsea discuss Sansa’s motivation, how eunuchs pee, and celebrate the deaths of hated characters. As you might have guessed…SPOILERS. http://media.blubrry.com/sotnu/p/content.blubrry.com/sotnu/Bannerhood-Epsiode2-Reaction.mp3Podcast (bwb): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:46 — 20.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Continue Reading

May 16, 2017: Marvel’s Sales Slump and “Diversity Problem”

This week Kenny and Kyle break down the latest news of the week, as well as talk about Marvel’s cancellation of Black Panther and The Crew and how that bodes for Marvel’s flailing efforts to rebrand itself in the 21st Century. http://media.blubrry.com/sotnu/p/content.blubrry.com/sotnu/SOTNU_15MAY2017.mp3Podcast (stateofthenerdunion): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:04 Continue Reading