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Geek-out to help out

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Geek Gala returns to Blind Bob’s Harry Potter fans will be just one of the geek legions represented at the Geek Gala. Photo: Larry Peck By Megan Garrison Have you ever wanted to go to a comic con but just couldn’t find the time? Perhaps you have the perfect costume, but Halloween is so far away? […]

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New year, new you, new app

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Venue brings activity-based matching to Dayton Venue can help singles meet through mutually-enjoyed activities happening in Dayton By Victoria Ferguson What generally follows an interaction on Tinder, Bumble, and other dating apps, is a sub-par conversation with someone who probably sent the same cheesy pick-up line or lackluster “hey” to ten other people. You send […]

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Dating apocalypse

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Why I will never find a husband. The Internet has a myriad of dating apps that has changed the atmosphere of the dating world By Megan Garrison I need you to take a seat. Wherever you are. Whomever you are. Male, female, gender neutral. I am about to throw down some heavy words. Once you […]

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Gen Con’s semi-centennial celebration

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Indianapolis transformed into fantasy wonderland for historic gaming convention Photo:  Union, Ohio’s own Capstone Games was at Gen Con 50 exhibiting their new title, The Ruhr.; photo: Josher Lumpkin by Josher Lumpkin For hobby gamers, the long-running gaming convention Gen Con in Indianapolis is like Walt Disney World. Whether your poison is board games, role […]

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Origin stories

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DCP plays back Origins Game Fair in Columbus The crowd at this year’s Origins Game Fair, the second largest analogue gaming convention in the U.S.; photo: Jacob Sigafoos By Josher Lumpkin Reporting on Origins Game Fair (OGF) in Columbus, my initial impulse was to go on a Hunter S. Thompson-like bender. I imagined myself in […]

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Primary Catalyst

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Innovate into the music industry at GROOVE U photo: Jared Sawaya By Gary Spencer There seems to be two schools of thought when it comes to post-high school education: your traditional four-year university and shorter-term educational institutions that focus on a specific field or trade (ITT for example). One field of study that’s often debated is […]

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This one’s on the house

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Two artists return to Free Comic Book Day at Super-Fly By Josher Lumpkin Photo: ‘Kingfisher’ by Travis Lewis, who makes an appearance May 6 at Super-Fly Comics For geeks, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is like Christmas morning. We have trouble going to sleep the night before, with visions of Spider-Man dancing in our heads. We […]

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All in the cards

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Local entrepreneur Adam Wik celebrates Galatune card game release at D20 By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Adam Wik (second from right) shows gamers how to play his battle card game, Galatune; photos: Josher Lumpkin Adam Wik is about to see 18 years of hard work and imagination pay off. His Japanese animation-inspired, battle card game, Galatune, […]

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Matter matters

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Physicist, artist Lisa Randall questions the universe at UD By Lisa Bennett Photo: Lisa Randall unpacks the concept of dark matter, which she says may have influenced a comet that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs millions of years ago; photo: Eui Sung   What if? Those two simple words have likely been the […]

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On tabletop of the world

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DayCon Game Day brings gamers of all stripes to Fairborn By Josher Lumpkin Photo: The Uncharted Seas by Spartan Games, one tabletop gaming option at DayCon’s Game Day, Feb. 18; photos: Randy Miller Like most great events, this Saturday’s DayCon Game Day 2017 started out as a small venture that quickly snowballed into something much […]

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Circuit synergy

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Build and test your love connection at Proto Build Bar By Lisa Bennett Photo: Spend Valentine’s Day with your understanding half building the Love Tester kit at Proto Build Bar’s Soldering Night, Feb. 14 Of all the crazy, romantic, and sometimes downright wild Valentine’s Day ideas, “nerdy night out” isn’t usually something that springs to […]

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Geeks and superheroes

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Geek Gala gives back at Blind Bob’s By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Spiderman considers his next move in Battleship, already a good one, as Geek Gala tickets are $5 with costumes Geek culture, if there is such a thing, is more accepted now than when the word was first widely used around the ’70s and […]

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Calling all geeks

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Boonshoft’s second annual GeekFest By Josher Lumpkin Readers of Dayton City Paper are sure to know that the Gem City is full of people who self-identify as “geeks.” This may include gamers (of the video, board and card varieties), comic book enthusiasts, people who enjoy dressing up as Star Wars characters, Trekkies, role players, folks […]

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Before they were drones

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Giant remote-controlled aircraft show at Air Force Museum By Mark Luedtke Photo: The annual Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft show takes place Sept. 4-6 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; photo: Don Popp Every child loves radio-controlled airplanes. You can watch people flying them in parks all over the country. But you won’t see a spectacular […]

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Cyclops or triceratops?

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Classic Rock: The Mythology of Geology at Boonshoft By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Associate Curator Jill Krieg-Accrocco handles artifacts for the Classic Rock: The Mythology of Geology exhibit at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Let’s say you’re wandering around Earth two or three thousand years ago and have no access to IFLScience, haven’t seen “Jurassic […]

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Gone phishing

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The Daytonian’s guide to dating technology By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Apps like Tinder allow users to swipe through photos before selecting a potential match Looking for love? How about a hookup? Perhaps you simply require the illusion of a significant other to get your well-meaning but over-reaching friends and family off your back? There’s […]

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The next sound you hear will be…well, I don’t know what it will be but I know what it won’t […]

Debate 6/12: A tweet too far

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Was anyone really surprised? Roseanne Barr has stepped in it again. Always a loose cannon, she managed to offend just […]

If you’ve seen one ‘Ocean’, you’ve seen ‘Ocean’s 8’

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Near the start of “Ocean’s 8,” we’re led to believe that Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is dead and his sister […]

Gin and Tonic on the Horizon

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On June 13, The Rose Music Center is the place to be to get your 90s nostalgia fix as Gin […]

Goodnight Goodnight’s new morning

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“We’ve known Larry for years,” says Gary Thornton of Goodnight Goodnight. He’s talking about the newest addition to their lineup, […]