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Mal Reynolds, guest blogger for the fandombar.com Community bLog On June 8th, 1984, a film was released that would forever change the face of modern day cinema and change the way comedies were made. This is a look at how even after 36 years, Ghostbusters still remains a cultural phenomenon. Ghostbusters was the brainchild of SNL alumni Dan Aykroyd and comedy film legend Harold Ramis. The film Ghostbusters was a deeply personal idea for Dan, having a background in paranormal investigation as well as family who were deeply rooted in occult mythology, this was a film that Dan has always considered his magnum...

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Sally Marsh, guest blogger for the fandombar.com Community bLog  Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet who will be celebrating Towel Day on May 25th, as they do every year. Towel Day, as many Hoopy Froods know is a tribute to my favorite cult British comic, radio dramatist, amateur musician, tech geek, environmentalist, futurist, radical atheist, author, Douglas Adams. I describe him as such because he...

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Erica Dobbins, guest blogger for the fandombar.com Community bLog Joanne Rowling began writing Harry Potter when she was at her lowest point, struggling as a single mother on welfare and just trying to make ends meet. She used Harry Potter and the Wizarding World as an escape from her everyday life - which is something that I have always been able to connect with. To get her novel published, to be able to share her ideas with the world, she was forced to use only her initials making, J.K. Rowling, because her publisher did not believe that boys would want to read a fantasy...

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Amanda Bond, guest blogger for the fandombar.com Community bLog “That's good. You've taken your first step into a larger world.” - Ben Kenobi, A New Hope  The words Ben Kenobi speaks to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope might as well be the same words spoken to anyone viewing the Star Wars movies for the first time. With the release of the Skywalker Saga on Blu Ray and all movies now streaming on Disney+, a whole new generation of fans will have their first memories of stepping into the larger world of Jedi and Sith, the Empire and...

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James Nickerson, guest blogger for the fandombar.com Community bLog The worst stereotype about nerds and geeks is that we are loners. That we sequester ourselves in homemade caves free of other people and the world’s problems. If you are reading this, then you know that simply isn’t true. But for once, we fans actually do find ourselves isolated due to Covid-19. It has been hard on everyone here in Vegas, and especially for the local geek and nerd communities. We are all so creative and inventive, and yet we can’t get together to show off our awesome selves! So how do...

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