Carol Pinchefsky, Geek & Sundry

Carol Pinchefsky

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Past articles by Carol:

These Podcasters Use FANDOM AND WELLNESS To Talk About Mental Health

This isn't just any story. This is a superhero origin story. One day back in 2016, Arkeida Wilson, who was in the throes of a mentally abusive relationship, → Read More

14 reasons sci-fi fans should celebrate David Bowie’s birthday

David Bowie was more than a singer of classic art rock songs. He's a genre mainstay... and also may believe he's an alien. → Read More

Stuff We Love: Spoonflower is a cosplayer/geek clothier's new best friend

Cool geeky clothes are easier to find than ever before — if your body size is average or even extra large. But since bodies come in all heights and widths, the only way to get what we really want is to either make it ourselves, to cajole a clothes-making buddy, or to pay a professional to make us look geektastic. → Read More

Stuff We Love: XKCD web comic is for people with brains and funny bones

XKCD is not a comic book that you find at your local shop, but it graces thrice weekly. You may have passed it up, as the art appears simple (it isn’t), the characters aren’t superheroic (kinda sorta), and the situations aren’t sci-fi/fantasy (keep reading). → Read More

Firsts: The first cosplay took place at the first-ever con... in 1939

When cosplayers dress up as their favorite character, or even their interpretation of a favorite character, they're not just expressing their fandom. They're also carrying on a tradition that began with ... well, the first iterations of fan conventions. → Read More

Unsung Batman co-writer Bill Finger is getting the fame he deserves with a Bronx street named after him

Bill Finger was the long-unacknowledged co-writer of Batman and second fiddle to artist Bob Kane. DC Comics and Warner Bros. ultimately gave Finger the credit he deserved. → Read More

George R.R. Martin announces Nightflyers will have a 10-episode first season

George R.R. Martin was a well-loved author even before A Song of Ice and Fire, a.k.a. Game of Thrones, with award-winning stories like Sandkings and Nightflyers to his name. → Read More

Star Wars: The Last Jedi featurette focuses on the gorgeous crystal foxes

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be here in 17 days, and Lucasfilm is shedding light on the new worlds and species—or casting shadows, depending on your allegiance to the Force. The video below highlights the vulptex, a.k.a. the crystal fox. → Read More

Wilson Bethel cast in Daredevil Season 3 as series regular

Filming on Daredevil’s third season has begun, but Netflix is still rounding out its cast. Charlie Cox (Matt “Daredevil” Murdoch), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Franklin “Foggy” Nelson), and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson “Kingpin” Fisk) will be reprising their roles. And now, the cast can count one more talented actor in its ranks: Wilson Bethel. → Read More

Hugh Jackman knows when it’s time to leave the role of Wolverine

Despite his status as a core member of the X-Men, Wolverine has always been an outsider, and civilization hangs on his feral form like an ill-fitting coat. With the 2000 film X-Men, Australian actor Hugh Jackman brought the character front and center, so we can better see him snarl. But that was then. And here in 2017, after nine films, Jackson is exiting stage right. → Read More

Robby the Robot is now the most valuable movie prop sold at auction

At the end of October we wrote that Robby the Robot — one of our all-time favorite non-human characters — was up for auction. But even though he’s priceless to fans of the 1956 film Forbidden Planet, in which he makes his on-screen debut, it was impossible for Bonhams auction house to place an Earth dollar value on the Altair IV relic. It turns out that he’s worth $5,375,000. → Read More

Everyone is looking for Dr. Manhattan in Doomsday Clock, says Geoff Johns

Today DC Comics has launched Issue #1 of Doomsday Clock, a 12-issue series that merges the superpowered heroics of the DC Universe with the grimy world of suited misfits known as the Watchmen. Writer Geoff Johns—who is also the DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer of DC Comics—talks about the emotional story of Doomsday Clock. → Read More

HBO's Game of Thrones hacker has been identified, but can't be prosecuted

Remember the Game of Thrones hack back in July that made HBO roar like Viserion with an ice spear in his side? As we know, four months ago, a hacker lifted 1.5 terabytes of precious HBO files, including a script from a future episode of Game of Thrones. HBO swore bloody vengeance to work with law enforcement until the perpetrator was found and brought to justice. → Read More

Rashida Jones says she didn't leave Toy Story 4 over unwanted advances from John Lasseter

Also, did you know actress Rashida Jones was also a screenwriter? → Read More

Are Justice League and The Avengers really the same movie? Here's how they match up, and it's uncanny

Justice League and 2012's The Avengers have a great deal in common, up to and including the fact that Joss Whedon helmed The Avengers and took the reins of Justice League after Zack Snyder departed the DC superhero movie following a family tragedy. → Read More

Luke's darkness, Finn's fate: New secrets revealed from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Fans who have been waiting for Luke Skywalker’s return to the galaxy from his self-imposed exile after Star Wars: The Force Awakens don’t have much longer to wait. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be hitting theaters on Dec. 15. But it doesn’t mean we have to wait in a vacuum. → Read More

Stuff We Love: Game of Thrones gloves let you know winter is coming, but only when it’s cold

“Winter is coming” is the motto of House Stark from George R.R. Martin’s saga A Song of Ice and Fire, aka HBO's Game of Thrones. It’s both a threat and a promise. A threat, because the Northerners embody winter’s ferocity, and a promise because winter will happen eventually. → Read More

Image of the day: Shazam! director Instagrams first poster. Sort of

Shazam!, the upcoming movie showcasing the DC Comics Golden Age superhero, has promised a lighter tone than the DC Extended Universe typically paints its films. → Read More

Rumor of the Day: Jake Gyllenhaal may replace Ben Affleck as Batman

Once upon a 2005, Jake Gyllenhaal auditioned for Batman Begins. Christian Bale ultimately rose as the Dark Knight. Fast forward to 2017 and he might have another shot at the cape and cowl. If this particular rumor plays out, Gyllenhaal could be sporting his own utility belt... …one that is currently worn by Ben Affleck. → Read More

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski star in first trailer for silent horror flick A Quiet Place

The teaser trailer for A Quiet Place, starring real-life wife-and-husband team Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, has quietly dropped. Here, we get to see—but not hear—an eerie world where sound has serious consequences. → Read More