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If you’re thinking about coming to Megacon in Orlando this May, in between hanging out with Jeff Golblum, Elijah Wood and Jim Lee, come visit us in Artists’ Alley! We’ll have T-shirts and stickers, con-exclusive merchandise, plus lots of giveaways and a chance to meet your Nerd of Godcast Crew! Find us in space 308A, we’ll be there all four days!
Plus, Tony T. will be presenting the Religion in Anime panel (featuring Neon Genesis Evangelion) on Thursday, so swing by for that!
May 24-27, 2018, Orlando, FL
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There is something wildly fascinating to me about comic conventions. But here’s the catch… I have never, ever been to single comic convention (side note: this is why I’m so excited to be going to MegaCon Orlando in May).
That said, this is going to be based on a lot of speculation, but hear me out: there is such a sense of camaraderie among those who share similar interests. I jump at the opportunity to experience new events, and I love learning about comic artists, upcoming movies, and video games. For those who have grown up appreciating nerd-culture, there’s an investment in attending a comic convention because they have grown alongside their favorite characters and universes. This community is cultivated on a kind of give-and-take of knowledge and passion for geek things.
There’s also this really incredibly inclusive aspect to nerdiness that you don’t have to meet requirements of a certain kind of “personhood” to actually be a nerd. There are people from all walks of life who find themselves fascinated by all things geeky. I have a friend from Lille who introduced me to my first graphic novels, a friend from the Bronx who sent me a documentary on comic artists, and a friend from Encarnación who convinced me to read sci-fi novels. The point is this: there is no guideline on who can or cannot be a nerd, and there is certainly no “*Exclusions apply, see back for details” on any comic, book, movie, video game, or convention. This is a community of people who, even for just a day, lay aside their differences to come together based on a common-thread appreciation of an art form.
If it is true that there is no *Exclusions apply, see back for details on anything nerdy, then it is even more true for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He came not to condemn the world, but to save the world… the ENTIRE world (John 3:16-17). The Gospel is for men, women, all sinners, and all those sinned against. Christians come from a multitude of circumstances, experiences, cultures, and heritages. Based on that alone, it is evident that you don’t have to be a certain kind of person before becoming a Christian. Jesus has extended adoption to us through His death and resurrection, to call Christians children of God (John 1:12-13, Galatians 3:26-29). We are known as God’s children by the love we have for one another, despite our circumstances, experiences, cultures and heritages. Jesus is the common foundation on which we build our lives, and that alone unites us in a unique and profound way.
Alexandria is a worship coordinator for Driven Youth Ministries, and small group leader for Shift Preteens and The One Young Adults. She has a passion for Marvel Movies and graphic novels, as well as Lord of the Rings or anything fantasy. Find her on Twitter at @faitdetoiles
Last night, Nintendo showed one of the most innovative, fun, creative, and cost-effective toys ever made for video games. The Nintendo Labo is a series of Do-It-Yourself cardboard creations that can be used with the Nintendo Switch for a whole new experience, and is set to release April 20, 2018. Some of these cool, interactive “Toy-Cons” include a 13 key piano
A fishing rod
And whatever this thing is
The starting Variety Kit includes “two Toy-Con RC cars, a Toy-Con fishing rod, a Toy-Con house, a Toy-Con motorbike, and a Toy-Con piano.” And will be priced at about $70.
The Robot Kit is an entirely different beast. It includes parts that you can use to “build an interactive robot suit with a visor, backpack, and straps for your hands and feet,which you can then wear to assume control of a giant in-game robot.”
The Robot Kit is set to be a little more expensive than the Variety Kit, at $80.
Each Kit comes with game cartridges for the Nintendo Switch.
Is this the future of Nintendo? Is this the future of gaming? Inexpensive-to-manufacture add-ons. Will you buy these Toy-Con Kits when they come out? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below and on all of our social media.