Monthly Archive: August 2019

Alphabet Rockers Part the Love

Alphabet Rockers Part the Love

Reading Time: 2 minutes The children’s music category for the Grammy Awards has been a blender of genres over the past decade – winners have included The Okee Dokee Brothers (American folk), Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (kid hop), and Lucy Kalantari (jazz). Oakland’s Alphabet Rockers earned a nomination in 2018 for their transformative CD, Rise Shine #Woke. Co-founding…

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Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Animalchemists’

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Animalchemists’

Reading Time: 6 minutes Collect ingredients, craft potions, and then use those to create powerful spells! Who will be the most successful of the Animalchemists? What Is Animalchemists? Animalchemists is a card game for 2 to 5 players, ages 8 and up, and takes about 20 minutes to play. It’s currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, with…

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FlameCon: The Uncommon Silly Con in NYC This Weekend

FlameCon: The Uncommon Silly Con in NYC This Weekend

Reading Time: 1 minute I’ve just completed my first day at FlameCon, the Queer Comic Convention in New York City. Before the con’s second and final day, I wanted to give a quick overview of the event for those that might be interested in attending. We’ll have more complete coverage, including an interview with the…

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Notice Wednesday: ‘Bauhaus Ballet’

Notice Wednesday: ‘Bauhaus Ballet’

Reading Time: 2 minutes This Week’s Word Is ‘Ballet.’ The school summer break is in its third week here in the UK, or possibly its 300th. I’ve lost count. Needless to say, it’s raining. Child-wrangling means that I don’t have a huge amount of time to devote to this week’s Word Wednesday post, but fortunately,…

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5 Causes to Be taught – ‘The Monster Who Wasn’t’ by T C Shelley

5 Causes to Be taught – ‘The Monster Who Wasn’t’ by T C Shelley

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Monster Who Wasn’t by TC Shelley is a beguiling children’s novel, that opens with a baby laughing, a death, and the birth something very special. I’ve been sharing this book with my son during recent weeks, and he has been completely gripped by it. He’s been moved to tears, punched the air…

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Coming Quickly: Wonder Disaster Protocol

Coming Quickly: Wonder Disaster Protocol

Reading Time: 2 minutesMarvel Crisis Protocol. Image by Atomic Mass Games.One of the big stories out of GenCon 2019 took everyone by surprise. During Fantasy Flight Games’ Presentation, FFG’s Head of Studio Andrew Navaro brought his friend, William Schick, up to reveal a new game coming from Atomic Mass Studios this fall: The Marvel Crisis…

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