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7 Tips On How To Be Successful at Dragon*Con

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So it has been a few years since I last attended Dragon*Con. In that time, I have moved from Atlanta, attended lesser geek conferences (the experience left me wanting more), worked with an animation company that won best animated short-short at a Dragon*Con’s 2010 film fest, missed The Big Peach, moved back and anxiously awaited my next opportunity to join the other 62,000 people at the one if the biggest multi-genre geek conventions in the world.

My first experience was wonderful and overwhelming. I patch-worked my way through the four hotels and happened upon a multitude of incredible and diverse lectures but I didn’t know what I was doing and it took me days to get it. The “The Con” has grown since.

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Interview with Big Quiz Thing’s Noah Tarnow!

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Big Quiz Thing is BACK with a Special Edition of their trivia extravaganza–it’s a May the 4th Star Wars celebration! I talk with emcee Noah Tarnow about Big Star Wars Quiz Thing, the upcoming return of Big Family Quiz Thing, the Machete Order, and the comfortable Toronto Pearson International Airport.

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Big Star Wars Quiz Thing is a week from Monday, with both New York and Boston hosting events. Read on for tickets and deets.

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Nickelodeon and Activision Release The Legend of Korra

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Though unceremoniously relegated to online-only airing, The Legend of Korra expands the Avatar universe into a video game developed by PlatinumGames (Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising), available today on a variety of platforms for fans. There’s a slight wait for the 3DS release however–but that version features a turn-based RPG style, hitting shelves on October 28. Read on for details about today’s release!

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Encore with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

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With a link as inextricable as one the Final Fantasy series shares with its soundtracks, it’s no large wonder that the series ended up with a rhythm game spinoff in the form of 2012’s Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. After its critical and financial success, we were finally gifted to a sequel in the newly released Theathrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. And although Square-Enix could have easily gotten away with making Curtain Call nothing more than a glorified expansion pack — after all, the original Theatrhythm shipped with about 70 songs on the cartridge, while its sequel boasts over 200, sans DLC — some rather significant changes were made to ensure that it improves on some of the original game’s flaws.

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