Geek icons up for TIME ‘Most Influential’ honors

Neil Gaiman, writer of the Hugo-nominated Batman collection Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, is already up for an even higher honor: TIME magazine’s list of the Top 100 Most Influential People of 2010. Also among the 200 nominees: DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson, Avatar visionary James Cameron, Dr. Horrible himself Neil Patrick Harris, the […]

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Wired blog recommends following us on Twitter — again!

We would like to thank the fatherly folks over at Wired magazine’s GeekDad blog for including us in their latest list: 150 Geeky Media People You Should Be Following on Twitter. It’s an honor to see @nerdvana listed as an “excellent geek blogger” right between @roddenberry (Rod, Star Trek creator Gene’s son) and @donttrythis (MythBusters’ […]

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@nerdvana in ‘100 Geeks You Should Be Following On Twitter’

So being a geek and a dad, I regularly read GeekDad, a blog at Wired.com dedicated to “raising geek generation 2.0.” The editors and many contributors maintain a tone and style that have influenced me as I ventured into the world of blogging about things like video games and science fiction. (And there’s plenty for […]

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‘Frell,’ ‘Frak’ and beyond — the dirty words of other worlds

Frak! Battlestar Galactica’s much-hyped final episode airs tonight. To mark this bittersweet occasion, I give you a list of 10 fake swear words that have each, to some extent, bled into the fan vernacular from science fiction. Feel free to employ any or all as the show’s grand finale can’t possibly live up to your […]

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