Everybody Chill With Our 2014 Summer Convention Guide

There's only one way to beat the summer heat — air conditioning, obviously. But do you know what places have air conditioning? Conventions! And they have so many celebrities to meet, things to see, stuff to do, and merchandise to buy as well! Check out our summer guide for the "coolest" cons near you (pun totally… » 5/01/14 12:50pm 5/01/14 12:50pm

Will a superhero movie ever win the Academy Award for Best Picture?

Greetings, folks. Sorry if I'm a bit snappy today in my answers; but I'm in a bad mood. I set up the first mailbox in town so people could drop off their letters (and I didn't have to personally pick them up), but someone, I don't know who, keeps pooping in it. I know civilization's been destroyed for 30 years, but… » 2/19/14 8:15am 2/19/14 8:15am

Listen to the insanity of Darth Winnie, the Dark Pooh of the Sith

Jim Cummings, voice of Disney's Winnie the Pooh, was at Connecticon last weekend, where he performed the scene of Darth Vader boarding Princess Leia's ship from the beginning of Star Wars... in the voice of a certain tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff. The results were, predictably, glorious. » 7/17/13 9:20am 7/17/13 9:20am

See Hasbro's awesome SDCC'13 exclusives you'll never be able to buy

The good news: Hasbro has revealed a number of the toys, dolls, figures and collectibles they'll be selling at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con via USA Today and they are unbelievably awesome. The bad news? You have about as much chance of purchasing these as of getting into Hall H to see a Joss Whedon panel (spend 12… » 6/05/13 1:45pm 6/05/13 1:45pm

William Shatner reads his version of Where the Wild Things Are to kids

Few people know of William Shatner's personal campaign to get kids interested in reading. The actor read the classic children's book Where the Wild Things Are to a group of kids at the recent Denver Comic Con; if he embellished the tale a bit, what of it? A book is merely a doorway to imagination, while Shatner's… » 6/04/13 8:20am 6/04/13 8:20am

io9's Complete Guide to Science Fiction Season

It's time for the annual science fiction season to begin. Spring and summer are when giant science fiction flicks hit the screens, and even more giant science fiction conventions open their doors to the hundreds of thousands of light saber-wielding masses. New television series will debut (Clone Wars!), and old ones… » 4/01/08 8:40am 4/01/08 8:40am

A History Of The Science Fiction Convention

History is fuzzy about when the first science fiction convention actually happened, but we do know that in 1936 some fans including David Kyle and Frederik Pohl took a train from Philadelphia to New York City to talk about all things scifi with another group of fans at the home of Milton A. Rothman, who rivals Forrest… » 2/21/08 12:30pm 2/21/08 12:30pm

Ride Around In Your Own Criminal-Built Dalek

The Australian government might have come up with the most brilliant prison plan ever: use hardened criminals to churn out replicas of science fiction props, and then sell them on eBay. Sadly, they aren't using the money to fund the development of robot prison guards — all proceeds are going to charity. The fools. Why… » 2/01/08 2:02pm 2/01/08 2:02pm