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Can Charlie Stross, Seanan McGuire, and John Scalzi Save Us From a World Where Tea is Bad?

Anyone up for a Tor Author Voltron? Twitter-user Dan Bailey suggested that Charlie Stross (author of The Laundry Files and The Merchant Prince series) and John Scalzi (of Redshirts, Lock In, and Old Man’s War fame) should join forces for a work of epic SFF proportions. As these things often do, the idea quickly expanded, with more fans chiming in story ideas, and a third author being pulled into the fray…

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Fan Art is the Friendliest, Most Welcoming Fan Art

Twitterer and MSTie Rich Jensen has created what may be the single greatest greeting card the Great State of Minnesota will ever receive! He doesn’t just include the stately capitol building (in St. Paul), nor yet the lovely state flower (the Cypripedium acaule – known as the pink lady’s slipper or moccasin flower), but instead goes for broke and includes the entire cast of last month’s Rifftrax/MST3K/Cinematic Titanic/Mads reunion.

Anybody want to go on a roadtrip? We can stop at the Dells!

[via Twitter!]

John Barrowman Wins at Cosplay Yet Again

Look, we’re all adults here. We can be honest about the fact that life is a constantly shifting chaotic mess. But there are some things you can rely on – and fortunately for us, one of those things is John Barrowman showing up at San Diego Comic-Con in the greatest possibly cosplay. Here he is as Futurama‘s Zapp Brannigan. Look at those boots! Look at that steely captain’s gaze! And you know what’s better? If you click through you get to see him as Squirrel Girl.

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Van Helsing‘s San Diego Comic-Con Panel Takes Us Into the Future of Vampirism!

Van Helsing is one of our most venerable vampire hunters, and he’s been played by everyone from Peter Cushing to Anthony Hopkins to Hugh Jackman. Now the Syfy Channel and playwright Neil LaBute are giving the character a slight reboot, by creating a female version of the character, Vanessa Helsing, and dropping her in a dystopian future! We’ve rounded up some of the highlights from the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel below!

[In the not-too-distant-dystopian-vampire future…]

American Gods‘ Bilquis and The Technical Boy Look Perfect

The good people behind American Gods continue to tease us with lovely images! In the last two weeks they released shots of The Technical Boy and Bilquis. Those of you who have read the novel probably remember the first moment you met Bilquis. Those of you who haven’t…well, we don’t want to spoil anything for you. Bilquis is a modern version of the Queen of Sheba, one of the old guard of ancient gods that battles the new gods like the aforementioned Technical Boy and Media, (played by Gillian Anderson!!!) for the hearts and minds of the American populace.

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The Japanese Trailer for Disney’s Moana is Heart-Melting

This movie looks so good already! This morning io9/Gizmodo shared the Japanese trailer for Moana, emphasizing its “Miyazaki-ness” and we are completely on board with that. If there’s anything we need right now, it’s a little more Miyazaki-ness. The clip introduces us to a younger Moana than we’ve previously seen, and we get to see her wondrous relationship with the sea. Check out the full trailer below!

[It turns out the ocean makes a pretty good BFF]


Director/Master of Social Media James Gunn has shared yet another wonderful piece of Guardians of the Galaxy art. This time, artist Lord Mesa decided to run with a new dynamic that’s been hinted at in GOTG2’s concept art: namely that Drax will have a special relationship with Li’l Baby Groot. In this insatnce, he’s going to carry him around in a Baby Bjorn and let him teeth on Star-Lord’s Walkman – which we think is a poor use of vintage Americana, to be honest.

…but wait, does Groot even have teeth?

[via Twitter!]


First Image of BBCA’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Features the Cute Blonde Corgi of the Soul

Entertainment Weekly shared this first image from the BBC’s adaptation of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency! The series, based on the Douglas Adams duology, is being written and executive produced by Max Landis and showrunner Robert Cooper and will premiere on BBC America on October 22nd. Samuel Barnett (whom you may remember as Renfield in Penny Dreadful and Advocate Bob in Jupiter Ascending) will play Gently, who believes that life’s natural connections will allow him to solve crimes. Elijah Wood will be his extremely reluctant assistant Todd. We don’t yet know who the corgi is playing, but we hope it’s a prominent role.

[via EW!]

Take a Nap with Toothless!

Anyone who visits this site regularly knows that we love it when people apply their various fandoms to interior design, and we’ve found one of the best examples we’ve seen yet! The good people of Super-Fan Builds have constructed this ridiculously comfortable-looking Toothless couch, and we want to curl up and nap under his wing for the rest of the day.

Click through for a video of the build, and learn how to create a dragon couch of your own!


Highlights from the Star Wars Celebration Rogue One Panel

If we learned anything from the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story panel at Star Wars Celebration, it’s that Gwendoline Christie should moderate all panels, all fandoms, from here on out. Her excitement was infectious as she introduced the Rogue One cast, navigated her way around some “reveals” (most of which we already knew), and showed off a fun sizzle reel from the next Star Wars adventure coming to theaters this December. Here are the highlights!

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Beelzebub Has A Krykna Spider Set Aside For Me!

We already knew that Ezra, plucky street-rat-turned-hero of Star Wars Rebels, was getting a haircut. What we didn’t realize was that producer Dave Filoni had also decided to transform the character into Rock God Freddie Mercury.

We’re excited to see the new direction for the show, as Ezra and Kanan repel a Sith invasion of Wembley Stadium just in time for Ezra to rock out.

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