The Year That Was

2016 was one helluva year.  The highlights are pretty well covered by the #bestnine2016 post I made to Instagram earlier this evening. I met Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie in October; crossed another line off the concert bucket list when I finally saw Boy George and Culture Club perform live in Ottawa in November; and […]

VIE-CAP: Coal Hill Convention 2016

A tweak of the chameleon circuit here, a reversal of the polarity there, and Ottawa TARDIS found herself in lovely and temperate Laconia, New Hampshire, for a langorous five days. Why all the adjectives? Well, first off, it’s New England, coming up on summer weather, and Dave + yours truly were in great need of […]

VIE-CAP: Ottawa ComicCon

In which the blogger falls even harder for actress Michelle Gomez; the blogger’s teenage daughter declares actor Arthur Darvill even hotter in person; and actress Karen Gillan photobombs a lineup of Daleks.   So how was your weekend? Mine was fantastic. I finally found a French Taunter Pop! Vinyl figure to complete my Monty Python […]

VIE-CAP: Cornwall and Area Pop Event (CAPE)

For us in Eastern Ontario, the Con Season begins with Ottawa Geek Market, and the lead-up to Ottawa ComicCon in May is the Cornwall and Area Pop Event (CAPE) in late April. This is CAPE’s second year, and it has grown exponentially. Two days instead of one, making it a full weekend experience; and this […]

Guest Post: Dear Horror Game Developers

By Joshua Clough   Hi. So, yeah, horror is a difficult genre. I get that. For every title in the horror section of any media, you get a lot of duds before you find a truly scary gem. But do you want to know what helps? Not jump scares. Now don’t get me wrong, having […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

“May your Guinness be draught and cold.” – Me “Don’t be lasagna.” – The Doctor And now, since I am a mom with strong views on such matters, please take a moment to read the following PSA:

Arthur Darvill Is Coming To Ottawa ComicCon!

It’s time to break out my basket of Perler beads! Yesterday, it was announced that Arthur Darvill, a.k.a. Rory Williams in Series 5, 6, and 7 of the current Doctor Who, is to be a guest at this year’s Ottawa ComicCon. The stories featuring the Ponds and the Eleventh Doctor rank highly on my list […]