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When It Comes To Fanworks Keep Your Negative Opinions To Yourself

When It Comes To Fanworks; Keep Your Negative Opinions To Yourself

Fanfiction and even fanart are concepts much older than some people even seem to realize. Sometimes, we have things like Victor Hugo adapting his own story into a stage production and changing many aspects of the story. People have been changing and adapting classic stories for centuries. However, the modern fandom is very much online, and […]

Discover the Spooky World Around You with American Cryptic

Discover the Spooky World Around You with American Cryptic

In this Castle Talk Episode, Jason talks to author/filmmaker Jim Towns about his new book from Anubis Press, American Cryptic – True Stories of the Strange and Uncanny. This book is available now in paperback and on Kindle. Horror fans may know Towns from his deep, knowledgeable dives into cult horror, the YouTube series 66 […]

My Chemical Romance North American Tour Dates Rescheduled To 2021

My Chemical Romance North American Tour Dates Rescheduled To 2021

To the understanding of many people living in North America, as well as the dismay of, even more, recently-reunited alternative band My Chemical Romance have announced that they will be rescheduling their North American tour dates into 2021. Due to the rampant nature of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and elsewhere, My Chemical […]

The Plague Nerdalogues: Kevin Smith Grant Gustin Raise Funds for BLM

The Plague Nerdalogues: Kevin Smith, Grant Gustin Raise Funds for BLM

With a global pandemic, creative people around the world are stuck at home with very little to do. Some may be cracking under the strain of cabin fever, but many are determined to make things better. Instead of empty platitudes into a camera, writer and journalist Marc Bernardin (Alphas, Castle Rock, Critical Role, Star Trek: […]

The Great Debate Exclusive Clip: SYFY Wire Takes Us Behind the Scenes

The Great Debate Exclusive Clip: SYFY Wire Takes Us Behind the Scenes

There can be only one. One Nerd will reign supreme in SYFY's newest, half-hour, late-night series SYFY WIRE's The Great Debate. Tune in each week as, a rotating panel of your favorite celebrities experts and creators dispute fandom's most burning dilemmas like Who would be a worse boss, Darth Vader or the Joker? (I'm leaning […]

J.K. Rowling Impressed By Ickabog Drawings Tweets Her Delight

J.K. Rowling, Impressed By Ickabog Drawings, Tweets Her Delight

J.K. Rowling, the author of the massively popular Harry Potter young adult novel series, has lately been working on increasing the PR for her newest work, a children's book called The Ickabog. Today, she could be found retweeting drawings of the characters, creatures, and even locations from the story. The Ickabog is a stand-alone fairy […]

Leslie Lutz Talks Fractured Tide And Building a Better Lost

Leslie Lutz Talks Fractured Tide And Building a Better Lost

She explains that in pop culture, parents in prison are either unjustly accused or evil and to be avoided forever Still, in her book (as in reality), people's stories are complicated "We talk a lot about second chances," Lutz says, "but we don't practice what we preach… it's really easy to make a huge mistake[...]

What Gems Will We See on Tonights CBH Interview with Steve Geppi

What Gems Will We See on Tonight's CBH Interview with Steve Geppi?

The museum celebrated pop culture from its early beginnings and up through the modern era I enjoyed countless trips and visits to the museum, seeing Steve Geppi himself there a few times Geppi's love for comics even passed onto his children, who have played an active and supporting role in his companies.[gallery columns="2" ids="1204592,1204593"]Unfortunately in[...]

COSPLAY 9-1-1: 5 Things This Cosplayer Needs You to Know Before NYCC [OPINION]

COSPLAY 9-1-1: 5 Things This Cosplayer Needs You to Know Before NYCC [OPINION]

Hi there! This is your friendly neighborhood cosplay kid here, Always Adriel Cosplay. I'm not in the game so much anymore, but before I was a world-renowned television commentator/reviewer for Bleeding Cool? I was super active in it not so long ago and still hold costuming, conventions, and the culture close to my heart. For […]


Yesterday: Movie is Out of Touch With How Musicians or Social Media Work in the 21st Century

"Yesterday": Movie is Out of Touch With How Musicians or Social Media Work in the 21st Century

I saw Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle's Yesterday not expecting to write about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3VeHyedL1UVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Yesterday – Trailer 1 (Universal Pictures) HD (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3VeHyedL1U)   I didn't like it. On the surface, it looks like an innocuous romantic comedy with a bit of Science Fiction to it. Jack Malik, […]

Aggretsuko: Meet Rarecho &#038 Yeti in Surreal Netflix BTS Interview [VIDEO]

"Aggretsuko": Meet Rarecho & Yeti in Surreal Netflix BTS Interview [VIDEO]

She was already popular in Japan and enjoyed a TV show and merchandise spinoffs before Netflix picked up the show for global streaming.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFt16FSbrts&feature=youtu.be The Sublime Surrealism of Japanese Pop Culture Japanese pop culture likes to revel in its sheer weirdness, and the makers of Aggretsuko are no less into it than their peers[...]

Carmen Sandiego: Its 90s Netflix Nostalgia Time with Gina Rodriguez [VIDEO]

'Carmen Sandiego': It's 90s Netflix Nostalgia Time with Gina Rodriguez! [VIDEO]

We all know "millennial nostalgia" is at an all time high, and who else better to capatilize on this trending wave then your friendly neighborhood streamer Netflix? They already have animated reboots of classics such as Voltron and She-Ra, but now they've added 90s computer game/game show/cartoon classic Carmen Sandiego to their lineup. The titular […]

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

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 […]

Bleeding Cools Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon/Float Guide: Goku Grinch Toothless and More

Bleeding Cool's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon/Float Guide: Goku, Grinch, Toothless, and More!

Featuring an amazing line-up of high flying balloons, dazzling animated floats, world-class marching bands and performance groups, the nation’s top music artists, and of course, the one-and-only Santa Claus, the Macy’s Parade will once again herald the arrival of the holiday season.” - Susan Tercero, Executive Producer, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeBut before the one-and-only Santa Claus makes his[...]


30 Photos From NYCs Patches &#038 Pins Expo 2018

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 […]

Nerd Fashion: Jordandené Brings Nerd Power to Fashion and Podcasting

Nerd Fashion: Jordandené Brings Nerd Power to Fashion and Podcasting

We focus on pop culture, girl power, and cool stories told by cool people Brought to you by the team at Jordandené." Seriously, go browse their stuff, and give their podcast a listen I guarantee you'll find something you like here! Hey, all you nerdy fashionistas Looking for a way to express your fandom in a[...]

Sick of All the Holiday Cheer Meet Poppy Your New Dark Obsession

Sick of All the Holiday Cheer? Meet Poppy, Your New Dark Obsession

New pop star/internet sensation/definitely not a cult leader Poppy is, as she would tell you, Poppy. In fact, she tells you upwards of 600 times over 10 minutes in one of the first videos uploaded to her YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpCXxqiTjqEVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: I'm Poppy. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpCXxqiTjqE) So who — or what — […]

CONFIRMED: ReedPOP Acquires UK-based MCM Comic Con

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 largest[...]