Authors: Rebecca Frost
HVDD Molly Morbids Get The Plague @ The Hive 12.15
At the The Hive, the Happy Valley Derby Darlins hosted an event deemed Holiday Havoc. It was an opportunity for skaters across the state to come together, skate against each other, and watch the Molly Morbids take on the Plague from Moab Roller Derby. … read more
Uintah Madness vs. Happy Valley Derby Darlins 01.26
To begin the 2013 season of roller derby, the Salt Lake men’s league, Uintah Madness, invited Spanish Fork’s Happy Valley Derby Darlins to the Derby Depot last Saturday for some men versus women action. … read more
Hot Wheelers vs. Black Diamond Divas 02.09
After a long, cold winter without many bouts to attend, the 2013 roller derby season began for Wasatch Roller Derby with a bout pitting home teams the Hot Wheelers and the Black Diamond Divas against each other. … read more
Anime Salt Lake: Day One
I left the viewing room and went to the ladies room. If there was one thing I missed the most from last year, it was sitting in the ladies room listening to two teen girls talking about boys and anime things all in one go. Alas, the room was quiet and empty. This day officially sucked. … read more
FantastyCon 2014: Summer Glau, Cosplay, Sylvester McCoy & Fighting!
Friday, the second day of Fantasy Con, had the lucky opportunity to occur on a national holiday: Independence Day. The idea of a Con happening on a holiday where people should have nothing better to do had me worried. The floor would be packed. The parade, any parade in the valley, would make getting to the Con difficult, but deciding to stroll into the Salt Palace around mid-afternoon proved surprisingly easy. Salt Lake streets were empty, as everyone was busy (presumably) barbecuing and setting fires … read more
FantastyCon 2014: Simon Pegg, Mark Sheppard, Cosplay & Awards
My prediction that Saturday would beat Friday in terms of numbers was absolutely correct. What I was not expecting, however, was that the production and glitz aspect of FantasyCon would also beat the previous two days. The spectacle was bigger, as there was more audience to entertain. … read more
Welcome to Night Vale: A Traveling, Creepy Radio Show
When I try to describe the Welcome to Night Vale podcast to people who have not heard it before, I hark back to the times of old radio shows. A time when families would crowd around the radio to listen to stories told strictly through sound, character development and plots that were easy to keep up with. It’s just like that, but it takes place in a town where nothing is as it seems, everything is scary and the government is terrifyingly awful (or awfully terrifying). … read more
Welcome to Salt Lake, Night Vale
I was stunned upon first walking up to the Rose Wagner Theater on Monday. Hundreds of people were crowding the sidewalk and lobby, at least half of them in cosplay. The crowd was a sea of black, purple, white and gray – and mysteriously ominous-looking eyes were painted on every other body. … read more
What is #GamerGate, Anyway?
If you are a person of the video game persuasion, you have undoubtedly heard about the latest hashtag flooding the Internet: #GamerGate. From reading hashtags alone, however, it is difficult to pin down what exactly #GamerGate is. … read more
Women In Comics: A Girl Walks Into A Comic Book...
My day consisted of hanging out with my eleven-year-old cousin, who is a total geek. She’s the smallest Whovian, a fan of Batman and Deadpool, eager to get into anime and overall pretty dope for an eleven-year-old. … read more