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Feature Fiction: I regret my decisions at this bar

Ross Hardy

November 16, 2011

To the Staff and Management of the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom,I just want to let everybody know how sorry I am for my recent behavior. While I understand that a bar is generally considered to be a place where one can “let loose,” I now realize that I might have gone overboard slightly. To help ...

Q&A: Comics scribe Gail Simone

A panel from Simone's Secret Six.

Ross Hardy

October 5, 2011

Gail Simone is one of the most high-profile women writers in the world of superhero comic. She began her career working for Marvel Comics on titles like Agent X before moving on to Secret Six and Batgirl at DC Comics. She was recently in town for the Crossroads Writers Festival, and our geek liaison Ross Hardy managed to snag an int...

Feature Fiction: I must apologize for my behavior at Dungeons and Dragons

Feature Fiction: I must apologize for my behavior at Dungeons and Dragons

Ross Hardy

September 21, 2011

To Todd, Dan, Steve, Amber, and the rest of my Thursday Dungeons and Dragons group, I would like to offer my sincere apologies for my behavior over the last few sessions. The passage of time, and our culture’s ready availability for mood-stabilizing pharmaceuticals, has led me to realize that my...

Madness at Dragon*Con: A savage journey to the heart of America's nerdiest event

Ross Hardy

September 7, 2011

  I’m exhausted, sitting on itchy carpet in the basement of the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. To my left is a wild-eyed youth in four-inch platform boots; to my right is a mountain of a man wearing a kilt, a cycling t-shirt, and a handlebar mustache. My feet hurt, I’m covered in glitter,...

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