Looking back at Nerdvana’s most popular content of 2017

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Looking back at Nerdvana’s most popular content of 2017, the video games journalism of Madison Houston was a big draw via search traffic, with her emphasis on popular indie horror titles like Five Nights at Freddy’s as well as bigger franchises like Sonic the Hedgehog. Rounding out the Top 10 are a look at last year’s big Star Wars movie, Rogue One, and its connection to a fan favorite character, and a certain Robotech spaceship’s appearance at last winter’s Japan toy show.

Top 10 2017 posts by pageviews:

Back to basics: Five Nights at Freddy’s movie update

Game over: Saying goodbye to FNAF World

A new dimension: Fans bring Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise into the ‘Unreal’ world

Review: It Comes at Night – Depends on what the meaning of the word ‘it’ is

Did you know? Wedge Antilles is in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Tattletail: 5 nights of ‘nightmare Furbies’

From legendary horror icon to internet meme: Jeff the Killer

Speeding in the wrong direction? Sonic the Hedgehog TV shows going to the Downhill Zone …

Robotech SDF-1 space fortress lands at winter toy show

Five Nights in Their World: All FNAF games combined?

Honorable mention

David J. Buck joined Nerdvana’s ranks of contributors this year, originally as a our very first official-type intern, and he’ll continue to chime in with his thoughts on retro gaming, cult music, virtual reality and general pop culture shenanigans going forward into 2018, when we’ll have some other projects to share. Some of David’s posts proved to be pretty popular with our audience, and you’ll find them below with other popular content like my coverage of Star Wars Rebels’ third and fourth seasons, some of it live from Star Wars Celebration Orlando back in April.

In other news, Phoenix Comicon made waves with its changes in business model, a cosplay sex survey and rapid response to a narrowly averted disaster that’s still having repercussions on fandom events across the country.

On the lighter side, DuckTales finally returned to our screens (WOO-HOO!) and Nintendo announced the end-of-life for the original Wii system’s Shop Channel and, by extension, the unlimited availability of its rich Virtual Console’s content offerings. Explore all this and more below.

Hot topics and stories with more than 500 pageviews:

Breath of the Wild draws a few more gasps of fresh air with new DLC package

‘Orville’ who? The Star Trek parody you should be watching is already here

Where things stand after Star Wars Rebels’ 3rd season

Phoenix Comicon 2017: A photo recap of the good, the bad, and the ugly

Phoenix Comicon volunteer staff will pay dues (UPDATED)

Phoenix Comicon parent officially dates Fan Fest events for 2017

Star Wars Rebels’ Vanessa Marshall and Dave Filoni on Hera’s journey, Rogue One and general issues

How to make the most of the Wii Virtual Console – while you still can

Phoenix Comicon distributes ASU sex and cosplay survey to email list, apologizes

New DuckTales intro pays artful homage to Scrooge McDuck’s creator

Drama at Phoenix Comicon over prop weapons ban after security breach

The impact of Ready Player One and the future of virtual reality

Rex returns in Star Wars Rebels Season 4: ‘Now he can be something greater’

Star Wars Rebels: Thrawn triumphant going into Season 4

Phoenix Comicon team planning Thrill Halloween event on same date as defunct Keen convention

‘Keen Halloween, as a convention, is concluded’ after Phoenix Comicon pulls management

We hope you enjoyed this look back at our most popular content of 2017. Stay tuned for more exciting news in 2018!

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