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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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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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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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Did you know that the Humane Society of Greater Dayton (HSGD) has been “Finding Great Homes For Great Pets” since […]

Catfé society in St. Anne’s Hill

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Last spring I wrote a piece introducing readers to a Dayton first: The Gem City Catfé, which officially opened its […]

The new Splash Moraine?

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What happens when you have dogs leaping through the air, splashing into a pool and swimming frantically after a toy? […]