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New York Tolkien Conference Call of Papers ~Manhattan~

Date: June 13

The Conference’s theme is centered on Tolkien. However, the organizers have an open ended topic submission policy.

We are open to discussions of Tolkien from the author’s life to his works to his influences to the fandom surrounding his work and so forth.

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Missed Connections Date Night at the New York Transit Museum February 11 ~Brooklyn~

Come spin Craigslist postings about those “lost subway love matches” into poetry and music. Bring your sweetheart and enjoy art, local Brooklyn tastings, valentine-making, and a photo booth, or come spot the future love of your life.

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FREE Creative Writing Class at BookCourt February 15 ~Brooklyn~

Speaker: Francesca Ochoa

Francesca Ochoa has published fiction and nonfiction in This, That, Those; Art XX; and Aorta. She is the author of chapbooks “Love/ Smut and Pictograph”, and she has served as editor at Apogee Journal.

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How Who marathons rekindled our love affair with the show

Stephen Wood
A rather interesting trend has taken hold within Doctor Who fandom over the last couple of years. Perhaps the nostalgia surrounding the 50th Anniversary contributed, or perhaps the emergence of podcasting into the mainstream of fandom led us to a tipping point – but re-watching and reflecting on the show in chronological order is more popular than ever before. 547 more words

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Nerdy Spotlight: Adagio Teas

Recently a friend of mine showed me this site: Adagio Teas. Adagio is a company that sells loose-leaf tea and allows you to make custom blends of any of the ingredients they have. 392 more words

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Answer: There Is No Right Way of Doing It

me: “do I have to be part of a fandom-fandom to be recognized as a fan of a group I like?”

me: “can’t I just, you know, commit some of the time, because lord knows my biases can be complete embarrassments sometimes.” 693 more words

Am I Doing This Right?

An Open Letter to Anti-Feminists (Starring Some Thoughts on Marvel’s Agent Carter)

“What’s your name darling?”

“Agent.”

If you haven’t watched Marvel’s fabulous new woman led series “Agent Carter,” a spin-off of the Captain America films starring Peggy Carter, secret agent, soldier, spy, and kick-ass extraordinaire, then you won’t recognize those lines. 3,087 more words

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