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Web Series Review – Dragon Age: Redeption

The first episode of the new web series Dragon Age: Redemption premiered this week. And I have to say it’s off to a good start. The ads and trailers have been saying “Featuring Felicia Day” but she’s a bit more involved than that. She’s also the writer and an executive producer. She also plays the…

Wizard World Comes to Chicago

By Tom Wray and Phillip PowersWindy City Banner Wizard World, Chicago’s largest comic con, took place this last month and it was huge. There were celebrities, cosplayers and, of course, miles and miles of comics. We attended as members of the press and were in awe of the magnitude of it. First of all let’s…

Game Review: M.S. Saga: A New Dawn

By Phillip PowersReviewer Being a longtime fan of the all the Gundam series and a fan of RPG games, I was excited to find out they made M.S. Saga: A New Dawn, a RPG Gundam game. Developer – BandaiPlatform – PlayStation 2Release date – February 21, 2006Genre – Role-playing gameMode – Single player The basic…

2011 Hugo Winners Announced

World Science Fiction SocietyRenovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the 2011 Hugo Award winners.BEST NOVELBlackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)BEST NOVELLAThe Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)BEST NOVELETTE“The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s, June 2010)BEST SHORT STORY“For Want of a Nail” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s,…

Anime Review: Code Geass

By Phillip PowersReviewer Code Geass is an interesting anime it blends mechs and political intrigue so well. It starts with the empire of Britannia invading Japan using a type of mech called a Knightmare which they had just invented and it uses a precious mineral called sakuradite as its main power source. Japan is the…