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I'm a 22 year old recent graduate with a degree in English and Communications from Chestnut Hill College. I work as a Proofreader at CEC Associates, as the Social Media/Marketing Director of the Harry Potter Academic Conference at my alma mater, and now as a staff writer for GeekyNews! I love reading and makeup. In college I founded a chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance and hosted a wizard rock concert during Harry Potter Weekend, which is my best and favorite achievement. My fandoms include Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and more.

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“Full-Time Geek” – Jackson Bird

Jackson Bird, Communications Director of the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) and “Will it Waffle“-er, essentially embodies the very term “Full Time Geek.” While GeekyCon defined the “Full-Time Geek” track as “a series of panels, workshops, lectures, and more, organized into More…

Second Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Trailer

Excited for the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? (Who wouldn’t be?) A second trailer has just been released courtesy of EW, so fans of Seth Grahame-Smith’s best-selling zombie re-telling of Jane Austen’s classic literary novel can get a peek More…

The HPA wants the “Odds In Our Favor”

Ever think about the abundance of economic inequality that exists in the world? The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), a non-profit organization that uses parallels from the Harry Potter series and other popular works like The Hunger Games to empower young More…

“Career of Evil” Released Today!

Today, Robert Galbraith (ahem, J.K. Rowling) released the third novel in the Cormoran Strike series, Career of Evil. After the first novel in the series, The Cuckoo’s Calling, released, it was revealed that Rowling was the author of the mystery series. Career More…

Legend of Zelda Music Comes to Life on The Late Show

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess has been touring the world and spreading the beauty of their nerdy music for lifelong Zelda enthusiasts and casual fans everywhere. Recently, the symphony brought their music to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to More…

New The Magicians Trailer Released at NYCC

Lev Grossman’s best-selling fantasy trilogy about young adults who attend a magic college and have adventures filled with danger and dark humor, The Magicians, is being adapted into a Syfy series this coming January, if you missed the news. New More…

Rick Riordan Announces a Percy Jackson “World” Series

Percy Jackson‘s world will be explored more than fans of Rick Riordan’s work may have initially expected. During his book tour for The Sword of Summer Riordan announced an upcoming series that will allow readers to see further into his world of modern More…

Doctor Who “War Doctor” Audio Production Announced

After learning relatively recently about the existence of John Hurt’s War Doctor on BBC’s Doctor Who, today we learn that this character will return, but not to our screens in the format we know and love. Big Finish Productions announced More…

Four New Jim Kay Harry Potter Illustrations

Four new Jim Kay illustrations from the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Illustrated Edition), which is set to be released by Bloomsbury Publishing on October 6, have been released exclusively to Entertainment Weekly (EW). In these new images, fans get to see More…

Avengers: Age of Ultron Deleted Scene

Today, Marvel Entertainment’s YouTube channel posted an exclusive “Norn Cave Deleted Scene” from Avengers: Age of Ultron. The two minute video features Chris Hemsworth (Thor) exploring “the future,” according to the video description. In a dark and damp cave, Thor More…

J.K. Rowling: ‘Cursed Child’ Will Be in 2 Parts

The theater production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling’s latest piece of the Potter universe, known to be “not a prequel,” will now be revealed in two parts. Due to the epic nature of the story we’ve been working on, More…

BBC to Adapt J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike Series

J.K. Rowling’s latest adult mystery series, written under pseudonym “Robert Galbraith,” is set to be adapted into a TV series and officially produced by BBC1 this fall. Currently, the Cormoran Strike Mystery Series contains 3 novels: The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm, and More…

The Walking Dead Announces New Character

Warning – Spoilers from the comic books contained in this article. Googling/Wikipedia searching the character discussed in the article could reveal character-death spoilers! In Season 6, British actor Tom Payne (HBO’s Luck) is coming to The Walking Dead as Jesus. No, not the More…

Hamilton To Move Across the Pond in 2017

The new musical Hamilton, directed by Thomas Kail and written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is headed to England, in London’s West End, with the help of British producer Cameron Mackintosh. It is now set to leave Broadway’s Richard Rogers Theater in More…