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  • 21Mar

    WE HEART JAPAN Raises Just Under $7,500 (US) for the People of Japan

    WE HEART JAPAN Raises Just Under $7,500.00 (US) for the People of Japan Los Angeles, CA, March 17, 2011 ­ With all proceeds going to the ³Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund² (www.jcie.org/earthquake) which provides support to organizations in Japan that are taking part in the relief effort, as well as to ensure longer-term support for local organizations working hard to rebuild their communities). Last night¹s WE HEART JAPAN project event held at MELTDOWN COMICS was a huge success raising almost $7,500.00 (US) for the people of Japan. More information can be found at www.weheartjapan.com. Thanks to generous sponsorships and donations from HARMONY GOLD, GENEON ENTERTAINMENT, PACIFIC MEDIA EXPO, COSPLAY IN AMERICA, BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT, AM2, CRUNCHYROLL, NAN DESU KAN, SWEET STREETS LA, LOVE THE TRUTH CLOTHING, NYAF POST, ANIMATION MAGAZINE and more! WE HEART JAPAN featured a silent auction with art from Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe, Cathy Clark, Zane DeGaine,

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  • 21Mar

    Behold the power of the squishy Elder God!

    When you first think about the almighty Cthulu, cute and squishy is not the first thing to come to mind. Granted Cartman from South Park may have been on to something from this episode, but the reality came about thanks to the great people over at Squishable. What is a squishable? Well to quote what is probably the best tag ever found on a stuffed animal: “they’re giant fuzzy animals. hug them.” And that’s exactly how this started at NY Toy Fair when I was walking down an aisle and a guy with a huge panda in his arms asked me if I wanted to hug a panda today. How could I refuse? It was only after hugging the panda and talking with Aaron from Squishable that I came to know of some of their geekier offerings. To start with, Squishable has many animals you can pick from like the

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  • 21Mar

    Interview: Megan Gaiser, CEO/CSCO of Her Interactive

    Megan Gaiser is the President and CEO of Her Interactive. Through her work at Her Interactive, she has helped make intelligent games a younger female audience. Her Interactive creates the Nancy Drew series of games that are very popular. Megan works hard in both talks and through her work at Her Interactive to get more girls interested in gaming both as a hobby and as a career. Geek Woman: Video games have been in the news lately, and it is never flattering. Considering that your games such as Nancy Drew won twenty consecutive Parent’s Choice awards, do you become frustrated by the bad press when you have done so much good? Megan Gaiser: We’ve won 23 to be exact.  We are so passionate about our mission that nothing would deter us from pioneering the market for girls. We are very proud of the positive influence our Nancy Drew games have

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