Why does John Scalzi hate Maryland?

Tor Books has announced the book tour for John Scalzi’s Redshirts today and wouldn’t you know it, the great state of Maryland didn’t make the list of official stops. I’m so disappointed. I’ve been looking so forward to reading this book for a while now. It’s about the so-called “expendable” people on a large interstellar starship, like for example, the people on the old …

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Jeff Ketz/Artful Angie vs. Rick Olney

Bleeding Cool has a link to number of videos from a recent About Heroes podcast in which co-hosts Jeff Ketz and Dante Beavers talk to legendary comic book shyster Rick Olney. Olney is infamous in the world of online comic book fandom for, among other things, his financial dealings with comic book writer Gail Simone. …

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Comic book con oversells tickets, leaving thousands unable to attend

Yet another comic book convention sold more tickets than they had room for, leaving thousands of people unable to enter the convention. This time it was The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in Canada. It’s an unethical practice, the overselling tickets, that really should be criminal. Event planners get away with it because although they …

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Washington Redskins take Robert Griffin III with the second pick

The NFL Draft started last night and the Washington Redskins selected Baylor quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. Not that it was a surprise. The Redskins moved up in the draft to select Griffin. They haven’t wanted a quarterback this badly since they traded for former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb way …

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Someone supposedly paints house like an American flag in protest of homeowners association

There’s a photo that’s been appearing in my news feed on Facebook. Quite a few of my Facebook friends have been posting it. It shows a house painted like an American flag. This is what appears in the Facebook post: This man was told by his Homeowners Association that he couldn’t fly the American Flag …

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