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Storytelling and Worldbuilding in The Force Awakens

Nick Mizer , January 12th, 2016


By Nicholas Mizer Last month Salon posted an insightful article by Gerry Canavan, an assistant professor of English at Marquette University. Canavan talks about similarities between Star Wars:…


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The Shrine of the Cobbler – Spot Check 27

Nick Mizer , June 10th, 2015


In which I talk about Gary Con, 330 Center Street, and explain a folktale to Rhialto the Marvelous. Ethan Gilsdorf’s piece on Center Street: http://boingboing.net/2014/07/18/a-visit-to-the-base…


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Why I Love the Popular Culture Association

Nick Mizer , June 9th, 2015


When I first started my research on role-playing games about seven(!) years ago, it felt a bit lonely. My professors and colleagues were supportive but didn’t really know…


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A Geek’s Guide to Washington D.C.’s AwesomeCon

Emma Louise Backe , May 28th, 2015


By Emma Louise Backe Awesome Con is in Washington, D.C. this weekend and I can’t wait to see the Metro flooded with cyborgs, otaku and every version of…


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