May in Pop Culture History

Observances: Better Hearing and Speech Month National Electrical Safety Month New Zealand Music Month National Pet Month National Smile Month National ALS Awareness Month Mental Health Awareness Month National Moving Month National Burger Month National Golf Month National Innovators Month National Teacher Appreciation Week (First Full Week) Bike Week (Second Week) National Hurricane Preparedness Week…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo: Day Four

The largest pop culture convention in Western Canada is officially all wrapped up.  It was a spectacular weekend full of amazing guests, vendors, and food.  I can easily say that this was the best year yet, and the expansion of Artists Alley was a complete success.  I would like to send a shout out to…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo: Day Three

First off, for some context I will mention that last week in Calgary it was snowing. Today it was plus 24 degrees (Celsius), and it was the busiest day of the Expo. So, it was hot, and it was crowded. But, that was not stopping anyone from having an amazing time at the geek fest,…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo: Day Two

On Thursday the Expo was open for just a few short hours. It was kind of a soft opening, meaning Friday things truly got moving. It was also a bit of a glimpse at how busy this show will be on Saturday- which is certain to be the busiest day. Two days down, and I…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo: Day One

And, the largest comic expo in Western Canada is officially underway. Like that, the crowds swarmed the local Stampede grounds in costumes and nerdy tee-shirts.  Once again, the biggest geeks of the city unite to talk about everything pop culture.  I couldn’t be more excited. Right off the bat, I was impressed with this year’s expansion. The…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo Kick-Off

Well, it is that time of year again.  Thousands upon thousands of nerds will be flocking together in my hometown to celebrate comics, pop culture, and basically anything geeky.  Over the next four days, there will be stars, creators, and paraphernalia of all sorts to see in Western Canada’s largest nerd fest. Do I sound…

April in Pop Culture History

Observances: Financial Literacy Month Jazz Appreciation Month National Poetry Month National Volunteer Month National Prevent Child Abuse Month National Food Month National Soft Pretzel Month Sexual Assault Awareness Month   National Library Week (First Full Week) Pan-American Week (Week of April 14) Canada Book Week (Week of April 23) World Immunization Week (Last Full Week)…

March in Pop Culture History

Observances: National Nutrition Month Women’s History Month Reading Awareness Month National Celery Month Youth Art Month National Frozen Food Month Global Money Week (Second Week) World Book Day (First Thursday) Employee Appreciation Day (First Friday) No Smoking Day (Second Wednesday) International Astrology Day (March Equinox) Earth Hour (Last Saturday) National Pig Day (March 1) Self-Injury…

February in Pop Culture History

Observances: Black History Month Chocolate Lovers Month National Bird Feeding Month Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb. 11 to 17) National Wear Red Day (First Friday) Ice Cream For Breakfast Day (First Saturday) International Purple Hijab Day (Second Saturday) World Marriage Day (Second Sunday) Family Day (Third Monday) International Stand Up to Bullying Day (Last…

2017 Green Onion Awards

Welcome to the second annual Green Onion Awards! Also known as The Onions! Recipients of these awards neither care nor know that they won but, that won’t stop me. The Onions are prestigious in my mind. The votes (my vote) are in for the best of 2017, and it is time to announce the year’s…

January in Pop Culture History

Observances: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Healthy Weight Awareness Month Oatmeal Month National Soup Month National Non-Smoking Week (3rd Full Week) International Fetish Day (3rd Friday) Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (Last Monday) National Seed Swap Day (Last Saturday) Polar Bear Swim Day (Jan. 1) Happy Mew Year for Cats Day (Jan. 2) National Science Fiction Day (Jan….

10 Things I Would Do With a Lightsaber

Last week I received a dandy of a surprise. Unexpectedly, blogger, Star Wars enthusiast, and lightsaber designer, For Tyeth shared a new post with a new saber design just for me. Apparently, my constant mention of a dream to have a working lightsaber had inspired him to create one in my honour. And boy, was…