Calling all Whovians! This Saturday, August 30th, Golden Apple Comics is showcasing the world’s largest bluetooth speaker – which just so happens to be a talking, moving, menacing life-size Dalek.
There are mixed reactions to the casting of the 12th Doctor, most of which have little do to with the man and more to do with the fact that he’s not a POC or a woman.
Last week I road-tripped with a couple of friends from Los Angeles to Seattle, cramming the trip into a couple of days so we’d make it in time for the second annual GeekGirlCon. I have to say, it was a different beast than last year’s convention. The organization went up about five levels, the location was more centralized and in the actual downtown part of the city, and the scope in general was beyond what you might expect from a con only in its second year.
But it was a completely different experience for me, since this year I decided to go as an exhibitor.
Depictions of asexuality seem to be more common in Great Britain than the United States, possibly reflecting real life demographics. One of the more famous English ace examples in fiction would be the titular character from television’s Doctor Who. The Doctor is a man who has shied away from sexual encounters over the course of his 900-plus years. Granted, he’s a time-traveling alien whose biology has not been fully explored, but he’s also shown to be a brilliant, passionate, deeply feeling individual, rather than some emotionless automaton, so in terms of role models, the asexual community could do a lot worse.
The First Annual Geek Girl Con was a lovely sight to behold, both figuratively and literally (some awesome cosplay!). Totally low-key and mellow, with a wonderful sense of camaraderie and community. Everyone seemed very comfortable with themselves and each other. There was a definite sense of intelligence in the air; great, detailed discussions about representation in television, novels, and comics took place in every room.
In 2008, ABC Family cancelled the geek-fueled funfest that was The Middleman after only 12 episodes, and the name Javier Grillo-Marxuach hasn’t been seen on TV since (excluding reruns of Charmed on TNT). I recently got the chance to catch up with Javi (as he’s known to practically everyone), and find out what projects are in the works, whether he’ll ever continue The Middleman in comic form, and what it’s like to be both a professional and “a dyed-in-the-wool fan.”
I don’t want to bore you with one more review, or recap. And really, when you get down to it, it’s just a TV show. Isn’t that what people – people who don’t go to places like Comic-Con – always say? It’s just a TV show. It’s David Tennant’s last episode as the Doctor, sure, but it’s not like the man himself is dead. Heck, it’s not even as if…
Today’s post is brought to you by lords leaping. On the third day of Christmas, Television gave to me: A blast from the past – exactly one year ago today I posted my first Starpulse article on this blog. I thought I’d regift it. (And hey, I just found a website that linked to my original article last year; Merry Christmas to me.) Every year around this time, holiday specials fall…