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Lance Johnson
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Neil Gaiman has written a book on Norse Mythology. Personally, I'm not a big fan of most of the ones I've read so far, so I'm hoping that this is just what I've been looking for all this time. He certainly has a passion for the material.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/books/neil-gaiman-delves-deep-into-norse-myths-for-new-book.html?_r=0

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I attended the San Francisco Comic Con. Here's an excerpt of my review:

"Since the departure of WonderCon to Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area has been making several attempts to replace what was easily the biggest comic book related event of Northern California. It was looking like the Big Wow Comicfest might have taken its place, but that seems to be a thing of the past, and it's been replaced by the Silicon Valley Comic Con. I didn't attend that one, mainly because it seemed like more of a media convention and I was still hoping that Big Wow might be making a return. (I'm not including the East Bay Comic Con. I've been to the past two of them, but it's a pretty small, although worthwhile, show.)

Since that idea is apparently a bust, I went ahead and bought a ticket to the San Francisco Comic Con. The ticket price was a bit steep at $50 for a Saturday ticket, but I have been dying to go to a big show, so I ponied up. It didn't have nearly the star-power of the Silicon Valley show, and there weren't too many artists in attendance that I wanted to see, but when a buddy of mine expressed interest in going, I figured that was a good enough reason to at least check it out.

Overall, I think that it was a pretty good convention. While there weren't a lot of comics professionals there, the ones I got to see where kind of a big deal to a long-time comics fan like myself. For some reason, I've managed to go nearly 30 years of reading comics without meeting Mike Zeck, who drew one of the greatest Spider-Man stories, Kraven's Last Hunt. He's also the guy who designed Spidey's black costume..."

http://lancecjohnson.blogspot.com/2016/09/san-francisco-comic-con.html

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San Francisco Comic Con
Wonder Woman by Mike Mayhew Since the departure of WonderCon to Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area has been making several attempts to replace what was easily the biggest comic book related event of Northern California. It was looking like the ...

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Suicide Squad - movie review
For those who haven't read any of my comic book movie reviews before, I should probably start with the disclaimer that I'm almost always positive when I write about these films. In some cases, like Batman V. Superman , I could recognize the movie's shortcom...

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Ghostbusters (2016) movie review
I have a confession to make. I never saw the original Ghostbusters  in the theater even though I'm pretty much the perfect age to have done so. (It came out when I was in the fourth grade.) Back when I was a kid, I was easily scared of anything that looked ...

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Here are some better ideas of what to do with the Ark Encounter when it inevitably sinks. http://tinyurl.com/hoteuq7

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I have ideas for when they need to close the Ark Encounter. http://tinyurl.com/hoteuq7

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The Ark Encounter is not just a scientific disgrace, it's a disgrace to everything that's wonderful and useful about mythology. Here are my ideas for what can be done with it when it eventually has to close:

http://tinyurl.com/hoteuq7

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Hope for the Ark Encounter?
Utnapishtim's, ahem...Noah's ark Depending on how much you pay attention to issues regarding religion, you may or may not have heard of the Ark Encounter . In a nutshell, it's a museum devoted to the Biblical flood story, and it's a life-size reconstruction...
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