All posts by Rachael Conrad

Spotlight: Campaigners

In the not-too-distant future of Brendan Hyke’s brilliant web-comic Campaigners, presidential debates have been replaced with a hand-to-hand death match between opposing candidates. Kydra Hykes, a high school student who finds the current political system abhorrent, lashes out at a local reporter. Her rant soon goes

Weekend Reads: ApocalyptiGirl

ApocalyptiGirl, Andrew MacLean What’s not to like about a book described as “a sci-fi epic about a post apocalyptic life (and cat ownership)”? I love cats and I love stories of people surviving after the fall of man, so I knew that ApocalyptiGirl was destined

Westworld: Twitter Reacts [Spoilers]

[Spoiler-infested waters. Swim at your own risk.] In case you missed it, last night marked the premier of HBO’s stellar new sci-fi drama, Westworld. Based on the 1973 thriller directed by Michael Chrichton, Westworld is about a popular theme park  in which the robots occupying

Weekend Reads: The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman People often say that it takes a village to raise a child. In the case of Nobody Owens, it takes a whole graveyard. Neil Gaiman’s wonderful, Newbery Award winning novel, The Graveyard Book, tells Bod’s harrowing and heartbreaking story. As

Mr. Robot: Twitter Reacts [Spoilers]

[Spoiler-infested waters. Swim at your own risk.] If you’re anything like us here at The Nerd League, you’re probably still feeling a bit awe-struck and bamboozled by the Mr. Robot finale. While Sam Esmail provided us with some answers, we’ve still got roughly a million unanswered questions

Weekend Reads: Outcast, Vol. 1 – Vol. 3

Outcast Vol. 1 – Vol. 3, Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, *takes a deep breath* okay. To say that Robert Kirkman’s ongoing, deeply unsettling horror series, Outcast  is emotionally exhausting would be the understatement of the year. Disclaimer: This series is

Weekend Reads: My Best Friend’s Exorcism

My Best Friend’s Exorcism, Grady Hendrix I’ve mentioned in previous posts that the 1980’s are really in right now when it comes to story telling. My Best Friend’s Exorcism is no exception to that fact. Heartwarming, terrifying, and chock-full of demonic possession, My Best Friend’s

Weekend Reads: Ghosts

Ghosts, Raina Telgemeier Welp. Raina Telgemeier has done it again. And by it, I mean write and illustrate a beautiful and emotionally powerful coming-of-age story that gave me a whole lot of feelings. That story is Ghosts. Catrina and her family are moving to the foggy

10 Fascinating Facts About J.R.R.Tolkien

“All that glitters is not gold.” On this day in September, 1973, at the ripe old age of 81, J.R.R.Tolkien passed away. While he’s perhaps best known among nerdier circles for his fantasy novels (The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, and The Silmarillion to name three),

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