“Whatever” party game knows exactly what it wants to be and makes no compromises in getting there. Occupying the same shelf space as industry titan “Cards Aginst Humanity” is no easy task, and getting yourself noticed even harder. Some do this by straight up copying the formula, others do it by looking at what Read MoreNo Comments on GAMING POINT OF LOU – LIKE, WHATEVER
While yours truly enjoys the tabletop gaming scene, my heart has always belonged to video games. I received my original NES for Christmas 1986 and I’m quite certain that my parents couldn’t have imagined how much gaming would become a part of the fabric of who I am. Over the course of the past Read MoreNo Comments on THE PINT INVADES – RETRO WORLD EXPO
This coming December of 2018, Superman: The Movie becomes 40 years old, and Back Issue Magazine is celebrating with a special focus issue to commemorate the cinematic blockbuster that had us all believing a man could fly. Forty years is a long time to forget how a single event can impact our fair world Read MoreNo Comments on Superman: The Movie, an Anniversary of Filmmaking No Comments on THE PINT INVADES – TERRIFICON 2018!!!
Con’s have certainly grown in the past decade. I remember a time when a “big show” was in a large hotel’s conference room (sometimes they actually rolled the room dividers back and used TWO conference rooms!!!!), and there were maybe a couple hundred sweaty nerds digging through longboxes looking for that one or Read MoreNo Comments on THE PINT INVADES – CONNECTICON / CT F.I.G.
If you’ve read any of my previous articles, you know that I have a certain fondness for what I like to call “backpack games”. What pray tell makes a good backpack game? Well for starters, it has to have a couple of things going for it: A) Portability and Durability – How easy is Read MoreNo Comments on GAMING POINT OF LOU – ENTER THE MELEE
“Your superior intellect is no match for our puny weapons!” ~ Kang, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror II, “The Monkey’s Paw”, episode 42 Thirty years is longevity in the entertainment industry. Thirty years of a single constant, with little visible change in the outward appearance. That’s an impressive feat, one that is easier when the Read MoreNo Comments on It’s a Helluva Town
Hey kids! John back at it again, giving you the lowdown on what I have been reading, watching and playing lately. Darth Vader #19- As in the Marvel comic series, currently written by Charles Soule. This is a top of the pile read for me every week that it comes out. Following Vader in Read MoreNo Comments on Ganache Mish-Mosh
“Surviving in New York Requires like 2 jobs and a little fraud on the side (sic)” ~ from the ‘I’m Still So NYC’ Facebook group, via John Ostrander. As an armchair historian and a comic book fan, I’ve always been fascinated by the intricacies of the earliest days of the comic book form, as well Read MoreNo Comments on Major Direct Currents
Coinciding with the podcast episode ‘It’s Big Enough’, number 53 for those counting, I’m releasing this detailed overview of my trip to the set of the original Starship Enterprise in Ticonderoga, New York. If you just had to know all the minutiae of my day, here it is. Enjoy. Some weeks ago I happened Read MoreNo Comments on Warp Factor Eight, Lieutenant