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Con-tagious

The expansion of Salt Lake Comic Con can help spread the gospel of geekdom

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Nov 26,2013 - By now, you’ve likely heard that Salt Lake Comic Con was so successful this year that the organizers have decided to split the con into two events—the Fan Xperience in April 2014, and a return of the Comic Con in September 2014—with very different flavors.

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Holiday Board-dom

Discover fun boardgames for gifts or family gatherings

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Nov 19,2013 - It’s been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember to give (and play) board games for the holidays. It turns those dramatic family arguments, discussions of politics and general disrespect into disputes over interpreting game rules. And let’s be honest: It’s way more fun to have an argument over a board game than the politics of your crazy conservative uncle.

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Fan Rage

No, you can't always get your way

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Nov 5,2013 - I understand the compulsion in geeky fans to work their hardest to take complete ownership of the things they love.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Not great yet, but give it a chance

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Oct 15,2013 - Marvel Studios is about a month into its first television show tied to the incredibly popular big-screen Marvel Universe.

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Geeky Kickstarters

Support local board games, theaters and more

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Oct 1,2013 - I’m online so much for work that I just naturally assume that everyone has heard of Kickstarter. But the more I talk to people, the more I realize how many aren’t quite sure what it is, what it does or how it works.

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New Comics to Check Out

Trillium, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Star Wars

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Sep 10,2013 - Every once in a while, I break out of the routine of pontificating about issues central to the geek life and actually get to reading comics. It’s a grueling task, but someone has to do it.

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Accepting All Geeks

A battle cry for inclusiveness—Not judgment—in the world of geekdom

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Sep 3,2013 - Maybe things have changed significantly since my formative years, but the thing that defined me as a geek as I was growing up was my unyielding passion for things no one else cared about.

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Star Wars vs. Star Trek

Negotiating a truce in Star Wars/Star Trek fan warfare

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Aug 13,2013 - More and more these days, it seems as though we’re asked to take sides on everything, even things that aren’t necessarily opposite in nature. Marvel versus DC. Comics versus comic-book movies. Superman versus Batman.

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San Diego Comic-Con Report

The buzz-generating news from Comic-Con 2013

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Jul 30,2013 - Another San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, with all of the stress and crowds that implies. I was there, in person, seeing all the things so you didn’t have to. Before I left, I felt as thoug

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Comic-Con: It's All Too Much

Too many people and panels, not enough comic geekery

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Jul 15,2013 - The boiling heat of summer signifies the passing of another year and that it’s time again for the San Diego Comic-Con. Held annually in San Diego since 1970, Comic-Con has long been a bright and shining beacon, calling comic book nerds from around the world to its hallways and conference rooms.
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