Captain Marvel – Three Things You Need to Know

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Much like the first set of Christmas decorations in September, the Entertainment Weekly Cover kicks the most wonderful time of the year. After years of anticipation — made longer by the additions of Spiderman: Homecoming and Ant Man and the Wasp–Captain Marvel is finally getting her turn on the big screen. While “break the internet” may have been an overstatement, …

Convention Disaster Prevention – Staying Healthy During Con

Ray Beam Fitness & Fandom, Mindset 2 Comments

All year long, Dragon*Con feels like a distant dream that will only come someday. Then August hits, and suddenly I’m scrambling to book my plane, finish my costumes, and make arrangements for my cat to be cared for while I’m in Nerd Nirvana. To those not in the know, I tell people that Conventions are like Halloween, New Year’s, and …

Countdown to Infinity – Avengers: Infinity War is Coming!

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I’m sure you know by this point that Black Panther is opening in the US this weekend. That also means that we’re 11 weeks out from Avengers: Infinity War. As you may (or may not) know, outside of running Superpowers Sold Separately, I’m one of the hosts on the Dueling Genre podcast Countdown to Infinity: An Avengers Initiative.   Since …

Let Fandom Fuel Your Fitness

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I have a lot of friends who are self-identified nerds. I have a lot of friends who make physical fitness a priority in their lives. The overlap between these two groups is minimal at best. I still haven’t quite figured out why this disconnect exists. Maybe it has something to do with lingering memories of being bullied by jocks in …

Five Dedicated Superheroes without Powers

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Look, I know we, unfortunately, live in the “real world” and there are no radioactive spiders that are going to give you awesome spidey powers any time soon. (Actually, if there are radioactive spiders, I want them to stay very far away from me!) According to Stan Lee: […] in order to be a superhero, you need a power that …