The Bleeding Cool Top 25 TV Influencers 2019 Countdown: #15-#11

Andy Kaufman scared the living hell out of me when I was ten – and I've been thankful for it ever since. When I was growing up, there were four gospels to Friday nights. Bedtime set at 8 p.m. No debate. No discussion. Dad would pass out in his recliner after working shifts at the […]

Geek Chic Gift Ideas For the Fashionable Fan

Oh goodie, yet-another-gift guide filling your feed- BUT WAIT this one has fandom fashions and geek chic suggestions!There is no shortage of companies specializing in nerdy novelty designs (in fact, that too is a company that does oven mitts, pot holders, and aprons using the best fabrics), but maybe you need a lil reminder of[...]

30 Photos From NYC's Patches & Pins Expo 2018

Event reporting by Bleeding Cool contributor Alejandra Bodden; event photographs from Bodden and staff member Ray Flook Purveyors of pins, patches, art, and fashion made their out to the west side of New York City on Saturday for Patches & Pins Expo (P&P), sponsored by Culture Club, Kneehigh Horror, Johnny Cupcakes, Rockstar Energy Drink, and […]

Getting a Grip: We Review Volante Design's Talon Bracers

Back at E3, we came across a very cool company in the South Hall that caught our eye, as we saw some amazing clothing from Volante Design. The company makes, as they describe it, superhuman streetwear. This is the kind of gear you could wear at a convention to cosplay, but could also wear around […]

CONFIRMED: ReedPOP Acquires UK-based MCM Comic Con

Update: Original Forbes report from Rob Salkowitz is attributed/linked. Confirming what Bleeding Cool had been reporting on as far back as May 2017 and as recently as this past weekend (here and here), pop culture event organizer ReedPOP (a division of Reed Exhibitions) announced that it is acquiring MCM. MCM is the organization responsible for the […]

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Talking The Business Of Geek Fashion At New York Comic Con 2017

Ale Bodden wrote from New York Comic Con 2017:As a woman with a growing interest in geek fashion, I had to make it to this year's Business of Geek Fashion panel at New York Comic Con 2017 The ladies in attendance are the reason why my closet and drawers now have dresses, shirts, shoes, accessories,[...]

"It Gets Geekier" – Coming Out As Queer And Geek At San Diego Comic-Con

By Joe GlassHosted by IGN's Joshua Yehl, with Kris Anka, CBR's Brett White, Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevensson, Steve Orlando and James Tynion IV, here to tell us how being geeky and queer worked out for the best.Yehl and White came up with the idea to do the panel just a few months ago and wouldn't it[...]

Booze Geek – Impey Barbicane's Moon Gun, And A Trip To The Moon

He lives in a cave in New Jersey.Tweet him at @BeardedPickle, follow his own beer blog at or email him at Dylan GonzalezBeer: Impey Barbicane's Moon GunBrewery: DuClaw Brewing CompanyABV: 5%With the summer now in full swing, I like to keep a few session style beers on hand if it is particularly[...]

The Geek Shopping Ninja Strikes: Comic Book Pride

Greetings Bleeding Coolers! Welcome to the first installment of The Geek Shopping Ninja Strikes Each week I will be your personal shopper and provide you with five delightfully geek-tastic things that might peak your interest This week’s theme is comic books! Original right?1. Adult Marvel Comic Book Infinity Scarf from AquamarCouture  ($24.00)  Flaunt your love of comics when[...]

Speak Your Mind, Even If Your Voice Shakes – Joe Peacock And Kate Kotler

Everyone who has posted a scathing rebuttal of my original piece goes off on some sort of tangent, sometimes accusing me of saying things I didn't say, and other times isolating on one sentence or one paragraph while willfully ignoring (or, attempting to claim it was "padding") the rest of the piece.The most notable exception[...]

Keep Your Pants On: The Podcast Episode #0: The Han Solo Conundrum

[audio:]Welcome to Keep Your Pants On - The Podcast! After the (frankly) shocking success at C2E2 of Keep Your Pants On - The Panel, Elliott and Kate have teamed up with super-producer, Nicholas Young to bring you a bi-weekly podcast full of fuschnickens and geeky dating advice. If you have a question you'd like to have[...]

Keep Your Pants On: Don't Go Changin' To Try And Please Geeks

Kate Kotler and Elliot Serano write for Bleeding CoolWelcome back to our regularly scheduled geeky dating program.. uh, column We apologize for the delay between columns.Kate has been crazy-busy, slammed with a new “writing day job” and spending time (watching Doctor Who naked) with her new geeky guy friend Oh, swoon.Meanwhile, Elliott has been spending[...]

Makers Of Jersey Shore To Create Geek Reality TV Show For MTV – Fandom Rising

Now it's time for the nerds to once again have their revenge, and show just why it's the geeks who shall inherit the Earth," Doron Ofir, President. No, please no. "FANDOM RISING" is currently looking for those who value brains over brawn, substance over status quo, and march to the beat of their own cantina band[...]

Keep Your Pants On: What To Do When They Say "Yes!"

Kate Kotler and Elliott Serrano write for Bleeding Cool;Guess what y'all! Elliott had a date this weekend!!!That's right, while Kate was off chasing down interviews and drinking wine with certain devastatingly handsome, chess-playing British comic creators and hobnobbing with Stan Lee at Baltimore Comic Con, our own soulless geek went out on the town with[...]

The Five Worst Valentine Geek Gifts…

Whether forty years, or four days old, Valentine's Day is quite challenging for the geek-smitten Whether you both have a fondness for Absolute Sandman and Legion flight rings, or not, there are some geeky gifts that should probably be avoided at this time of year...Of course if it's too late, you have bought any of[...]

Bonfire – A New Ad Agency For The Comics Ethnic Demographic

Steve Rotterdam was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at DC Comics. Then, one day, he was not. Ed Catto is best known as the man behind the revival of Captain Action in both comics and toys, as well as working for Reed for the New York Comic Con. Together, they fight crime. No, […]