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Nerdist News: Lady Gaga Goes Gaga for Hatsune Miku

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“Gun Machine,” the Trailer, Narrated by Wil Wheaton

As a follow-up to the Nerdist podcast with Warren Ellis, here’s a very cool trailer posted by Mulholland Books today promoting “Gun Machine,” with Wil Wheaton reading from the book… more

Nerdist Podcast: Warren Ellis

The amazing author Warren Ellis is on the podcast! He talks about his new book Gun Machine, coming up with ideas for his novels, and the monster that is social… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM! Details below… As convention season, which seems to be competing with road construction season for longest of… more
 

A Whovian Cookbook, Reviewed and Tested

WHOVIANS! I bring you good tidings for the New Year! (Happy one, by the by, I haven’t seen you in a while but rest assured I love you all… more

“Fifty Shades,” the Takei Way

In case you haven’t seen this yet, here’s George Takei reading from Fifty Shades of Grey: It was bound to happen. Granted, he’s no Gilbert Gottfried, but… oh, my. (Get… more

“Anomaly” Detected: The Longest Original Full-Color Graphic Novel Ever Published

To many in Hollywood, Skip Brittenham is one of the industry’s most prominent lawyers. But Skip isn’t just a high-powered entertainment lawyer; he’s also the driving narrative force behind Anomaly, … more
 

Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere” Radio Play’s All-Star Cast

Something really cool for fans of British things (which I, for one, most certainly am): It was announced last week that Neil Gaiman’s TV miniseries turned novel turned comic book… more

LYT Review: “The Hobbit” Is An Expected Pleasure

If The Fellowship of the Ring had not been based on a book, then The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (or as I dubbed it on Twitter, Preciousss: Based on the… more

Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors

THIS IS WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT!! Well, if you don’t listen to my podcast (and why don’t you, by the way?), I guess you don’t know,… more
 

Time to Unravel “Chicks Unravel Time”

With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who just about a year away, the amount of books being released on the subject has gone up substantially. There are enough episode guides,… more

Interview: Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road to Directing James Bond

On paper, Sam Mendes and James Bond might not seem to be the best fit. On the one hand, you have the director of movies like Jarhead and American Beauty,… more

Heads Up, Novelist Wannabes: It’s NaNoWriMo Time

Well, it’s time to write the novel you’ve been putting off for all this time. And by that I mean it’s really time, like, now, because it’s November, once again… more
 

Are You Prepared?

Just in case shit hits the fan this Halloween, I want you guys to be prepared. Know your exits! Have bottled water! Make sure you get a crossbow and probably… more

Housekeeping wih Baba Booey

Gary Dell’abate’s a busy guy, and he gets a lot of gadgets and equipment to review, so things tend to get backed up. This week on the Nerdist Channel’s They… more

LYT Review: “Fat Kid Rules the World,” but Dad’s the Real Highlight

Fat people have been an easily designated pop-culture caricature for ages, and as the title for Fat Kid Rules the World suggests, a day of reckoning may have come. But… more
 

Take My Love. Take My Land…

Did you know it’s been ten years since Firefly started? Seriously. AN ENTIRE DECADE, guys. I can’t believe how incredibly old that makes me feel, but! Let’s… more

Filling Your E-Reader with StoryBundle

When last we left Jason Chen, the intrepid former Gizmodo reporter and Friend of Nerdist was leaving Lifehacker and launching a new e-book venture on his own, StoryBundle. It’s in… more

Book Review: “Alchemystic,” by Anton Strout

Remember Gargoyles? Miss it? I have the book for you! Anton Strout, one of my favorite humans(?), is penning a new series about gargoyles! It’s called Alchemystic and, all… more
 

Figures & Speech: The Force of Hobbit

For toy collectors, this month began with a most expected announcement: action figures from The Hobbit are coming. Needless (perhaps) to say, nothing in the initial rollout constitutes a “spoiler,”… more

Writers You Might Like #5!

Finally, another installment! It’s been a while, I know, but I’m super happy to present more WRITERS YOU MIGHT LIKE. Let’s start with a dear friend of… more

Making It #58: Moshe Kasher

Riki talks with comedian/writer/actor Moshe Kasher (The New Normal, Conan) about starting in San Francisco, big breaks and writing a book. Buy Moshe’s book “Kasher in the Rye”!… more
 

Book Review: “Graves’ End” by Sean Patrick Traver

Graves’ End by Sean Patrick Traver is what I would consider a brand of high fantasy, minus the usual fairies and elves sort, but plus spirits, animated skeletons, bug people… more

Funny! (The Book?)

Comedy nerds! Lend me your ears. I had a FANTASTIC chat with author David Misch about his Funny: The Book on my podcast (No Math Allowed! Where have you been?)… more

Comedy Alert: “Thank You For Not Laughing”

I love books. I love e-books even more. I love funny e-books most because they are short bursts of comedy that make me feel like I’ve read an entire book… more