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Dragon Ball Fans Will Attempt a Guinness Record for World’s Largest Kamehameha during San Diego Comic-Con

Attention, all Dragon Ball fans: the opening day of 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure is just around the corner, and it’s going to start with a bang during San Diego Comic-Con! On July 17, 2019, fans will be gathering at the Marriott Marquis San Diego to attempt to set the official Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Kamehameha. Hosted by Sean Schemmel, the English voice actor of Goku, the event will present the first 1,000 participants with a free...

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with a Space-Travel Flick at the Trylon

How will you be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11? If your plans don’t include checking out a classic, influential, or schlocky sci-fi flick or science doc at the Trylon, you might have to rethink those plans.  The Minneapolis theater’s summer-long Magnificent Desolation series is showcasing films that capture the spirit of space travel and exploration. Some films have already come and gone, but there’s plenty of time to catch a variety of movies, from classics like 2001:...

The Minnesota Orchestra’s Sommerfest 2019 Is Highlighting Latin America

Summer is in full swing, and so is the Minnesota Orchestra’s annual Sommerfest festival, running now through August 3, 2019. The theme this year is Música Juntos (Music Together): Celebrating the Music of Latin America, which will treat audiences to a look at Latin American music, cuisine, and art. I got the chance to attend the first event of the season, the world’s first live-scored performance of Disney/Pixar’s Coco, and had a blast. I know the other events planned...

5 Awesome Rainbow Yarns for Knitters

If you’re a knitter who celebrates Pride Month, chances are you’ve made—or at least thought about making—something rainbowy at one time or another. But which rainbow yarn to choose? It’s a big world out there, but of the brands I’ve tried, these are my favorites. In no particular order . . . 1. Red Heart Super Saver in Mexicana Ah, baby’s first rainbow yarn. This is acrylic, which makes it excellent for learning to knit, although it’s variegated (has...

Destination Fantastic Is a New Travel Show for Fantasy Lovers

This world we live in has countless places and objects capable of piquing anyone’s curiosity and wonder. People with active imaginations and minds for fantastical adventure are no different. Enter Destination Fantastic, a forthcoming independent documentary series hosted by popular Dungeons & Dragons players Stefan Pokorny (founder of Dwarven Forge) and Satine Phoenix (former D&D ambassador). Together, they will travel every corner of the globe, encountering castles, labyrinths, dungeons, sacred sites, and more! Destination Fantastic does not appear to...

Adam Savage Has Built a Functional Iron Man Suit

Every Marvel cosplayer’s wildest dream has just been made a reality. On June 15, 2019 CNET posted a video documenting the process of former Mythbuster Adam Savage teaming up with 3D printing company EOS to 3D-print a life-size, fully functional Iron Man armor suit out of titanium, fiberglass, urethanes, and nylon. Although the iconic red-and-gold color palette typically associated with Iron Man was excluded from the final product, it’s still wild to see Stark Industries’ magnum opus brought to...

Scientists Spot the Starfleet Logo on the Martian Surface

Mars continues to inspire curiosity in the most interesting of ways. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been circling the red planet in an effort to track the history of the presence of water for well over 10 years now. Over the course of its endeavors, the MRO has come across a number of natural wonders and oddities, from muppet-like rock formations to Pac-Man-esque craters—and the latest is sure to excite Trekkies across the globe. “Enterprising viewers will make...

Jupiter Will Be Extra Visible in the Night Sky Tonight

Jupiter is near its closest distance to the Earth on June 10, 2019, making the solar system’s largest planet observable with the naked eye. Also tonight, the gas giant will be directly opposite the sun, giving it an extra glow that, along with it’s closer relative position to Earth, will prove a unique spectacle to observe. This heightened visibility will give stargazers the opportunity to spot Jupiter’s four largest moons and maybe—with a pair of binoculars or a small...

Dragon Ball Creator Akira Toriyama Has Been Knighted in France

According to Anime News Network, based on a French-language story published by the Huffington Post, the French government named Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) at a ceremony held at the French Embassy in Japan on on May 30, 2019. ANN reports that Toriyama is the sixth anime or manga creator to receive this medal, and his work is credited with bringing manga...

Magic: The Gathering Is Coming to Netflix!

Picture a fantasy world with its own geography, history, races, and all the other worldbuilding elements that novelists and DMs alike conjure up to make their settings come alive. Now imagine that this world is but one of countless others—realities that, while separate from one another, coexist in a vast, ethereal Multiverse. Add some wizards with the rare ability to traverse that Multiverse and planeswalk between these worlds, and you’ve got the premise for Netflix’s upcoming animated series, Magic:...
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