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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Something Rotten’s Bottom Brothers unseat Shakespeare Raising a toast! (Foreground L-R) Maggie Lakis, Josh Grisetti, Rob McClure, and Autumn Hurlbert. […]

A homestyle home run


The Bullpen Diner in Dot’s Market The Bullpen’s country fried steak, silver dollar potato pancakes, and eggs over easy. By […]

Don’t drink the green Kool-aid

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Forget the hype—true Irish beers are pure gold Skip the green beer, and go for the gold … or the […]

What to do in the Springs


Santa Fe Red by Sara Gray “Have You Red/Read It?” on display at The Village Artisans The Village Artisans gallery […]

Kansas resurrected


Classic Kansas Leftoverture LP live and more at Victoria Kansas (L-R) Rich Williams, Billy Greer, Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, Ronnie […]