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It’s Almost Game Time at VA Comicon

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Our Dutch friend Luc helps set up the booth at his first American comic convention.

Therefore I Geek is already here and getting set up for the one day VA Comicon here at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA. If you are a Richmond native, come out to the convention and please stop by our booth at 3B. We also have Therefore I Geek t-shirts for sale on location if you would like to pick one up!!

We will be posting cool photos to Instagram and Twitter throughout the day, so be sure to follow @thereforeigeek.

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And The Winner Is…


The winner of last night’s raffle for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens one sheet movie poster is ticket number 0119237!

The winner has 24 hours to contact us. Please hold on to your ticket so we can verify the winner.

Thanks to everyone who came out and had a great time and a very special thanks to the Virginia Air and Space Center for allowing us to join them for this event.

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Comic Cover Imitation: Fan Art Isn’t Just For Fanboys

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They say that imitation is the most sincere from of flattery. If that’s the case, then comic books love to flatter one another. From the beginning of superhero comics there have been copies of the most successful characters and their gimmicks. This applies not only to the characters, but also to the most visible part of the book–the covers. It is a common practice in the industry to pay homage to classic or favorite covers from other books. Of course what better place to begin than Action Comics #1. This particular issue is one of the most frequently parodied.

Superman-First-Comic-Action-Comics-No-1This is of course an absolute classic. In his book Supergods, comic writer Grant Morrison talks about all the various reasons this cover appeals to people and he is dead on. There is something about this cover that tells people that inside these pages is something new and different, which…

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Throwback Thursday: My Endless Tolkien Series, part 6

Gene’O is a prolific blogger over on Sourcerer and Part Time Monster, as well as interacting with many geek and culture blogs. He has been a real inspiration in the blogosphere, but he also has some deep insight into the world that Tolkien created so many decades ago. In this post he discusses the semi-sentient nature of the One Ring, and its effect on Isildur at Gladden Fields.

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Originally published at Part Time Monster on March 7, 2014, as “The Death of Isildur.” This is the final installment on Isildur. We’re taking a break from these for the April A to Z Challenge, but they will start back up with Gollum in May.

I considered moving on to Gollum this week, but the Disaster of the Gladden Fields is too important to exclude from this series. It is in this episode that we first catch a glimpse of the One Ring as an independent character, and it connects the War of the Ring to the the First and Second Ages of Middle Earth.

Isildur’s position as the central figure here, and the fact that this is an event of his making, make him the most significant figure of the Second Age. They also make him a tragic hero (1).

As with most of the other events we’ve looked…

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