State of the Nerd Nation Address: October 2020

Greetings, Fellow Nerds! As you’ve probably noticed already, things have been fairly quiet here at Nerd Nation for the past few months. 2020 has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging and difficult years any of us can remember, and this has been especially true in the realm of entertainment and fandom culture. Between the…

FILM REVIEW – ‘THE OLD GUARD’ (2020)

I was intrigued when this was first advertised, a Netflix action blockbuster with Charlize Theron in it based on a Graphic Novel, it seemed that everything was aligning in the film world for a great summer film; in the current craziness and without cinema access, good films have been as hard to find as an…

FILM REVIEW – ‘EXTRACTION’ (2020)

Another film down during the quarantine, and this time it’s Netflix’s latest action-adventure film titled Extraction, starring Thor the God of… ah sorry about that, I mean starring Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth plays the part of Tyler, a beaten-in war vet that is assigned to rescue the son of a notorious Bangladeshi drug lord, all while…

NEWS – DragonCon 2020 Cancelled

DragonCon, one of the world’s largest the sci-fi, fantasy, and pop-culture conventions, will not be held in person for the first time in 34 years. The convention was (as always) scheduled for Labor Day weekend (as well as the surrounding week of) and was projected to bring around 90,000 people to downtown Atlanta, GA. Organizers…

Nerd History (w/ Tom Elmore): Remembering Dennis O’Neil – The Unsung Hero of Comics Bronze Age

In the difficult business of comic books greatness can often be classified into two groups: Those who create legendary comic book characters, like Superman, Batman or Spiderman, and those who take established characters and elevates them to new heights. “Denny” O’Neil stood out in this latter group. While he helped shape “the bronze age” of…