Grootorial: Make your own crochet potted baby Groot

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While you are patiently waiting for your Dancing Baby Groot toy to arrive at your doorstep, this cutesy DIY crochet puppet should hold you over. San Francisco-based crochet designer Twinkie Chan wrote up a free crochet “GROOTORIAL” for the beloved, goofy Guardian for all of you aspiring knitters and yarn … Continue reading

Robert Downey Jr. teases something for tomorrow. Could it be Avengers-related?

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Update: So it looks like Robert Downey Jr. was teasing us with his upcoming movie, The Judge, since the movie’s Facebook page shared the image. But what if The Judge was also excited to tease Avengers? With Marvel and Disney releasing the official synopsis recently, Robert Downey Jr. tweeted that he … Continue reading

15% off everything – SuperHeroStuff 15th Anniversary Sale

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SuperHeroStuff, the premier destination for superhero and pop culture merchandise, is having a 15th Anniversary Sale from September 10-23. The online store is offering 15% off discounts on everything. If you’re a fan of comic book t-shirts, you should definitely take advantage of the deal. All you have to do is … Continue reading

‘Lassoh’ promises a social media app without privacy concerns

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Recently the internet has been abuzz with the news that Facebook was forcing mobile users to download its new ‘messenger’ app to view and respond to Facebook messages. Having to download another app entirely aside, the permissions the app was asking for felt incredibly invasive to a large percentage of … Continue reading

Hello Kitty x Rurouni Kenshin is the greatest thing ever

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Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends), the third live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie, will release on September 13th in Japan. Sanrio has some limited edition goodies involving the samurai and Hello Kitty. Anyone attending the movie will have a chance to pick up a Himura Kenshin or Shishio Makoto Hello … Continue reading

Handicapped 3-year-old boy gets Iron Man prosthetic hand

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Here’s a sweet story. A 3-year-old boy named Rayven “Bubba” Kahae has ABS (amniotic band syndrome), a condition that affects a baby’s development. (In his case, his hand was never fully developed.) Luckily, a team that creates 3D-printed prosthetic hands, E-Nabling, was able to grant Bubba with one that’s inspired by Iron … Continue reading

The Legend of Korra Book 4 premieres October 3rd

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It’s only been over a few weeks since the end of The Legend of Korra – Book 3’s concluding episode. With the change of format from television to digital distribution, many have wondered what has been occurring behind-the-scenes aside from the official statement from Nickelodeon. If you have been listening … Continue reading

San Francisco celebrates superheroes at Fifth Annual SuperHero Street Fair

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Ready to dress up as your favorite super hero? Or just dress up like your very own superhero? Maybe a villain? Now you can! Come and celebrate being a super hero at the Fifth Annual SuperHero Street Fair in San Francisco. The event celebrates individuals and  organizations throughout San Francisco for their … Continue reading

Walking with Dinosaurs arena spectacular is a MUST!

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Walking with Dinosaurs is a limited arena style show currently playing at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA (September 3-7 and then at Staples Center in LA from September 11-15) featuring full-sized animatronic dinosaurs in a live show that you won’t forget. Produced by Global Creatures, this arena spectacular brings both a … Continue reading

Bryan Singer under investigation again for sexual abuse…this time with NYPD

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Bryan Singer was accused and charged of sexual abuse with a minor. Recently, the charges were dropped. You’d think Singer would get a break, but another alleged sexual scandal has surfaced involving a New York City man in his twenties. The NYPD is investigating the alleged incident that happened in March 2014. … Continue reading

Bryan Singer sexual abuse lawsuit dropped

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X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer was accused of sexually abusing Michael Eagen when he was a minor. It was pretty bad to the point that Singer promoting the X-Men film was affected and his future of directing X-Men: Apocalypse wasn’t certain. Now the lawsuit has been dropped, according to … Continue reading

‘Hello Kitty is not a cat’ is just an argument in semantics

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Few two-dimensional cartoon characters graduate into global stardom like Hello Kitty has. What started off as a way to appease Japanese females by connecting them to British culture, she has become an omnipresent icon raking in tons of money to support her and her London-based family from an enterprise of … Continue reading

Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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If you’re tired of seeing all the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos, then prepare to look away, because we have not one, but two videos of Star Wars actors doing the challenge. Mark Hamill, who will be returning as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VII, is doing the challenge using … Continue reading

The Midnight Mission’s Golden Heart Awards honors Carrie Fisher

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On Tuesday, September 30th, The Midnight Mission presents its Golden Heart Awards Gala, and this year’s honoree is none other than Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher. Along with honoring Carrie Fisher, other honorees include Arlene Van Dyke and Denise Salazar. This event not only celebrates these hardworking philanthropists, but also … Continue reading

BuzzFeed addresses the ‘fake geek girl’ issue in its latest video

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The clickbait, millennial-driven media site BuzzFeed has been on a roll lately with its slew of new videos. The latest video drives a certain point home about the rampant sexism in nerd culture. Keep in mind, while watching this, that the video addresses an overall problem in our culture, and … Continue reading

The Emmy Awards get some pampering from GBK’s Luxury Gift Lounge

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The Emmy Awards isn’t just about honoring those who are nominated for awards, but also about endorsing important charities and luxury items for showcase. Nerd Reactor was invited by special events company GBK to check out what they had to offer to the nominees of shows like Orange is the … Continue reading

Queen Mary’s Dark Horbor gets two new mazes and a limited scary experience

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Halloween is about two months away, but many attractions are preparing for the spooky holiday season very early. Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor begins October 2 through November 2, and today it was announced that there will be two new mazes, Soulmate and B340. There is also another special event called Exclusive Encounter, which … Continue reading