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[12 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Book Review: “Horus Heresy: The First Heretic”

Set in the science fiction world of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000, The Horus Heresy series follows the events of the pivotal time in the fictional history of the franchise. Written by Aaron Dembski-Bowden, the First Heretic is the 16th book in the series.

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[8 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Music-Gaming Festival Sells Out

In 2001, MAGFest was billed as primarily a music-centric convention intended to promote smalltime bands and, hopefully, breakouts. In recent years, the focus has changed in encompass entertainment in general, with a variety of panels and topics ranging from music genres to collecting and trading comics to the history of video games.

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[5 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Music and Gaming Fest to Raise Money for Charity

Music and gaming are arguably two of the most popular pastimes for college students. It only makes sense that an affair bringing both of them together should take place a hop, skip and jump away from a college.

This year’s MAGFest (music and gaming festival) will be held Jan. 13 to 16 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center on Seminary Road, very close to the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

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[13 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Local Comic Convention Held in Richmond

We recently had a record breaking sale of a comic for $1.5 million.
It’s hard to hear a line like that at a comic convention and not be interested in the convention. VA Comicon was held in Richmond, the weekend of Nov. 20 and 21. Drawing dealers from across the region, artists from all over the industry and collectors from across the continent, the event itself was a mixture of sales, fans and education.

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[7 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
A Sneak Peek at Anime USA 2010

Don’t put away the costumes yet because there is one more event that will happen soon after Halloween. Anime USA 2010 will begin from Nov. 12 to 14 at the Hyatt Crystal City in Arlington.

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[4 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]

Magic: The Gathering card game witnessed a change in its standard, the likes of which have rarely been seen, on Oct. 1. The new expansion, titled Scars of Mirrodin, was released rotating the Shards of Alara block out of standard and changing the face of the game as players knew it. Not only was the popular archetype Jund, which at its prime was played by no less than 40 percent of all players in every major event worldwide, thrown to the wind but the classic archetype of Blue-White Control was given even more power and has been seeing Top 8 placements in every event since Scars came out.

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[30 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]
Toy Solders help save lives

The toy soldiers don’t actually do the saving, but the existence of these particular toy soldiers will certainly help lives across the world. Recently, a group of hobbyists got together to embark on a mission to give something back to the world through their favorite hobby: table top war games.

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[11 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

It’s a common scene in movies: one person sacrifices himself for a loved one, takes a bullet meant for another or jumps in the way of a blade. Perhaps it was fate that on Sept. 4, Relic Entertainment Games’ lead designer, Brian Wood, reenacted such a moment when he managed to save the lives of his wife and their unborn child