Posts by Baltimore Lauren

About Baltimore Lauren

I like pinball machines, Archie Comics, and bad movies. Sometimes I write about old books for the heck of it. Follow me on Twitter: @BaltimoreLauren


Toyota Gazoo Racing to Become Presenting Sponsor for 2020/21 WRC

Toyota Gazoo Racing to Become Presenting Sponsor for 2020/21 WRC

The latest installment of the WRC game is scheduled for September 3, 2020. Since the kick-off last January, the 5th season of the Esports WRC is already underway, bringing together loads of competitors in WRC 8. The competition has improved each year in both its organization and quality of the challenges, establishing itself as a […]

Betties Bombers Starts Operation Mutual Aid to help First Responders

Betties Bombers Starts Operation Mutual Aid To Help First Responders

Betties Bombers, the New Jersey-based nonprofit, is currently in the middle of one of their largest fundraising projects yet. The organization, known for providing peer support and to support mental health for emergency medical services, firefighters, police, and veterans via video games, is currently running their Operation Mutual Aid. OMA's goal is to raise $20,000 […]

The Diving Into The Comic Vault logo. Photo: Baltimore Lauren.

Diving into the Comic Vault: Adventures in Wonderland #1

In 1865 the world was introduced to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The titular Alice and her friends in Wonderland would go on a myriad of adventures throughout the entirety of the series, which delighted both the young and young at heart. It should come as no surprise that these stories would inspire all kinds […]

The Batwoman Turkish Poster Could be Yours From Heritage Auctions!

This Batwoman Turkish Poster Could be Yours From Heritage Auctions

La Mujer Murcielago / The Batwoman, a Mexican sci-fi/adventure movie from 1968, is a B Movie joy. The Batwoman (portrayed by Maura Monti) is a beautiful and rich vigilante, who also is a master at every sport and wrestles. René Cardona took advantage of Batmania and combined it with the world of Lucha Libre to create a fun, unique, […]

5 Items from shopDisney to Show Your Pride, Mickey Style!

5 Items from shopDisney to Show Your Pride, Mickey Style!

Happy Pride Month! While celebrations across the world have been canceled due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, that doesn't mean you can't treat yourself or throw your own party for you at home. These awesome items at shopDisney are fun, trendy, and the perfect accessory for any outfit! Disney Parks Rainbow Belt Bag  $24.99 […]

Denver Pop Culture Con Canceled for 2020, Will Return 2021

Denver Pop Culture Con Canceled for 2020 but Will Return 2021

Denver Pop Culture Con has been canceled. The decision came after the State of Colorado announced it's intent to use the Colorado Convention Center through the end of the year. All tickets for the 2020 show will be refunded, while exhibitors have the option of a full refund or credit for their next event. "Due […]

Peter Pan concept art by Mary Blair. Image from Heritage Auctions

A Piece of Mary Blair's Original Peter Pan Artwork Is Up for Auction

If you're a fan of classic Disney movies or the parks, there's one name you probably know well; Mary Blair. The iconic artist brought many of Disney's visions to life with the use of breathtaking colors and dynamic shapes. Blair drew concept art for several classic Disney films, including Peter Pan, Dumbo, Fantasia, Lady and […]

Universal Studios globe located at the entrance to the theme park. Universal Studios Orlando is a theme park resort in Orlando, Florida, USA. Editorial credit: Craig Russell /

Universal Studio's Japan and Florida Set Their Reopening Dates

After a three month shut down Universal Studios Japan will reopen to annual ticket holders residing in the Osaka Prefecture on June 8th, according to Kyodo News. Universal Studios Japan LLC will gradually list restrictions to allow the general Osaka Prefecture populace to visit the popular park on June 15th. After that, people residing in the […]

El Peso Hero is Fighting Alongside Front-line Workers

El Peso Hero is Fighting Alongside Front-line Workers

Real-life heroes can be found all over. During the global COVID-19 pandemic, regular people have realized that everyone from a grocery store worker to a doctor is a hero in their way. According to NBC News, fans asked the Mexican-American comic book creator Hector Rodríguez (El Peso Hero) to put these real-life superheroes into the hollowed […]

Jungle Girl Art

Getting Acquainted with Jungle Girls

Are you looking to grow your Jungle Girl comic book collection, but don't want to spend a fortune? Tonight's Heritage Auction Sunday Night Auction has a few that won't break the bank! Starting with this perfect Jumbo Comics #88 from Fiction House. Featuring a dynamic Sheena, Queen of the Jungle cover, the viewer's eye is […]

Nerd Food: PB & J Rolls from Disney's California Adventure

Nerd Food: PB & J Rolls from Disney's California Adventure

Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim, California, has some seriously delicious park food. Whenever I visit the historic park, I seem to spend most of my money on food and snacks! One of the great things about Disneyland and California Adventure is their ability to make ordinary food fun and magical. Since Disneyland and […]

Could This Affordable Amazing Spider-Man #1 Copy Be Yours?

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever an old book can—looking for an affordable key in the Silver Age pool? Look no further than this Amazing Spider-Man #1 GCC Conserved label 7.0 with off-white to white pages on Heritage. This is a beautiful example of the first solo book in the Spider-Man series. This issue retells the story of Spider-Man's […]

Nerd Food: Kellog's Spongebob Squarepants Cereal

Nerd Food: Betty Crocker's Avengers Fruit Snacks

Since the world shut down, I've spent more time outdoors, by myself, going for long walks. While I know many of us are trying to live our very best Jane Austen-esque life, we still must find joy in the little things. Recently on a trip to the grocery store, a familiar team of faces caught […]

Pride Shoes That WIll Serve Some Looks All Year Long

Pride Shoes That WIll Serve Some Looks All Year Long

Under Armour's 2020 Pride Collection has recently dropped, serving real looks with a DIY attitude. For this year's collection, UA took inspiration from the original 1978 Rainbow Pride Flag, which can be found on the entire collection. The collection includes the UA HOVR Phantom 1 Slip shoe, apparel perfect for an active lifestyle, and accessories. […]

7 Pride Items From Hot Topic That Are Loud and Proud

7 Pride Items From Hot Topic That Are Loud and Proud

With Pride Month coming in just mere days, it's time to treat yourself to some new Pride gear to celebrate. Hot Topic has some of the cutest items to share your Pride all year long. Hot Topic has been a massive supporter of the LBGTQ+ community, and they are a real safe space for everyone. […]

Lamborghini's The Real Race has Entered the Esports World

Lamborghini's The Real Race Has Entered The Esports World

One of the world's most powerful automobiles, Lamborghini, has entered the world of esports — specifically sim racing. Partnering with Assetto Corsa Competizione by Kunos Simulazioni, the inaugural virtual one-make series The Real Race, starts on May 29. The tournament consists of five qualifying weekends, before the live finale hosted at the Lamborghini headquarters in Sant'Agata […]

Captain Phasma and the Stormtroopers. Photo by Baltimore Lauren

Stormtroopers are at Disney Springs Enforcing Social Distancing

Disney fans looking for their magic fix have flocked to Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort since it's reopening. People took to Twitter and YouTube to document what it was like to be at Disney Springs during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the most part, people seem to be following the rules and minding […]

Kellogg's Spongebob Squarepants Cereal. Photo by Baltimore Lauren

Nerd Food: Kellogg's Spongebob Squarepants Cereal

Ooooohhh, who lives in a cereal box in my kitchen? Spongebob Squarepants! Yes! The lovable sea sponge is back in cereal form from Kellogg's! Just in time for the upcoming Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run coming out later this summer, this cereal is a sugary treat for people of all ages.  This cereal was recently […]

Who Won The Brand New Red Bull Power Spike Tournament

Who Won The Brand New Red Bull Power Spike Tournament

The brand new Red Bull Power Spike wrapped up on May 24th. The month-long League of Legends tournament was exciting for both players and viewers, who all got to enjoy the daily 1v1 tournaments from the comfort of their own homes. From April 27 to May 24th, we saw thousands of players test their skills for […]

ComicConnect's Event Auction Results

The Recent ComicConnect Auction Shows Strong Prices in Old Books

Last week ComicConnect held its 42nd Event Auction, kicking off its 2020 season. This auction featured comic books, video games, and original art. Hopeful owners from across the globe flocked to the site to try their luck on the item of their dreams. Some of the most elite collectors in comics bid on beautiful pre-code […]