Weekly Geekly


'World of Warcraft: Legion' expansion had an incredible pre-release

"World of Warcraft: Legion" has taken the fight against evil back home after sending players to far-off lands in "Mists of Pandaria" and another dimension in "Warlords of Draenor." The new expansion officially arrived at midnight realm time on Aug. 30, or 3 a.m. EST. With all the celebratory fanfare, pre-release activities and genuinely festive mood throughout Azeroth surrounding the countdown, it might as well have been the Feast of the Winter Veil (or Christmas for ...

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Local Convention Guide: 2016-2017

With freshmen moving in mid-August and the rest of USC returning to campus soon, many geeky Gamecocks might find themselves wondering what cons they can hit up while in school.In my experience looking for cons, I find my go-to spots through word-of-mouth — going through a search engine takes forever, and con databases are often incomplete. But fear not! I’ve done all the hard work for you. Below is a guide of many conventions in or near South Carolina for the 2016-2017 school year. Enjoy! ...

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Blog Update: New structure, more content!

Happy summer, everyone!Unfortunately, when I originally launched Weekly Geekly, I had such huge plans for it that I bit off way more than I could chew. I thought that, on top of 15 credit hours and two days in The Daily Gamecock newsroom, I could be able to produce specifically themed content at least twice a week.I quickly discovered that I was wrong.Now that I have a much more portable laptop and a better handle on my personal life and schedule, I'm rebooting Weekly Geekly ...

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New Monthly Feature: Local Cosplayer of the Month

Due to the weird length of February, the first Wild Card theme week will debut at the end of March; however, because it is Leap Day, I felt like a fun taste of Wild Card week should be squeezed in.Every Wild Card week, I will post a feature for the local cosplayer of the month! In a cosplay world overwhelmed with big names like Yaya Han, Jessica Nigri and Harley's Joker, geeks in the local nerd scene can feel a bit inadequate or under-appreciated. In my experience with cons in the Carolinas, ...

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3 unnoticed games that are still terrifying without gore

Love the heart-stopping rush of a good scare but can’t stomach hyper-realistic gore? It seems to be recent trend for horror games to follow the formula of shock value via explicit carnage and body horror to disturb players. (I’m looking at you, “The Evil Within.”) I, for one, can’t watch eye-screams like in “Dead Space” or listen to that sticky blood sound effect for very long. Much like H.P. Lovecraft’s  horror storytelling, gore-less games often let players scare themselves ...

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"Deadpool" sticks closely to the comics where it matters most

“Deadpool” raked in over $150 million at the box office its opening weekend from geeks and newbies alike. That’s a lot of chimichangas. My friend John Dondero, a local con-goer and owner of 13th Floor EFX in North Carolina, described the “Deadpool” experience better than I ever could: “A Deadpool comic in the form of a Deadpool movie that was doing a great job at being a Deadpool comic.” The movie follows the comics' canon storyline closely, and with how many times Wade Wilson ...

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Welcome to the Weekly Geekly!

Welcome, everyone, to the Weekly Geekly!The Weekly Geekly is a new project imagined by Micaela Wendell. This particular blog is dedicated to giving the newest and most intriguing response and details regarding geek culture, especially involving the city of Columbia!The WG will update biweekly on every Monday morning for the weeklong issue and every Friday morning for a weekend update. Also, each week will have a theme specific to that week. The themes are as follows: Week One: Local conventions ...

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