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Games On

Salt Lake Gaming Con brings gamers of all types together.
When you think of the word "gaming," there are a few different places your mind can take you—and they might not seem to belong in the same conversation.

Art on Demand

Walking the fine line between fandom and expecting artists to give you what you want.
With the release of a new trailer for Season 7—which premieres next month—fans are reminded they still don't have a book.

Nerdy Holidays to You

May the Fourth isn't the only unofficial celebration of pop-culture.
The cultural zeitgeist has always determined the holidays we celebrate.

Doing the Robot

HBO's Westworld digs into real-world consequences of virtual behavior.
Seeing the end of Game of Thrones on the horizon, HBO greenlit a number of other television series that it hoped to fill that void, and one of them was Westworld. I'm not sure anyone looked back at Michael Crichton's 1973 movie and thought it was particularly relevant to today's culture, but the show-runners have decided to prove us all wrong.

Open-Door Policy

Fans don't need to protect their favorite stories from newcomers.
Why do many of us in the community still act as though we're the cultural underdog?

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