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Mary Anne Butler

Mary Anne Butler (Mab) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), Bleeding Cool (where she was News Editor), and now NerdBot as News Editor. Over the past 10 years, she’s built a reputation at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. Though she be but little, she is fierce.

Solve This Puzzle to Maybe, Possibly Win $1 Million USD!

Maybe you’ve heard of the million-dollar puzzle. Maybe you think it’s false advertising, because it doesn’t even cost $1 million. What it is though is a 500-piece classic jigsaw puzzle with a special prize for lucky puzzlers. Here is how it works: Buy this 500 piece jigsaw prize puzzle and complete for a chance to […]

Watch: Patti LuPone Interview the Late, Great Stephen Sondheim

The world of musical theater was dealt a heavy blow this past week with the passing of Stephen Sondheim. Prolific composer and lyricist Sondheim was a much beloved giant in the bright lights of Broadway, known for his beautiful work on “West Side Story,” and “Into The Woods,” as well as “Sweeney Todd” and “A […]

Meet Radical Ed From Netflix’s Live-Action “Cowboy Bebop!”

Just in case you missed it, Ed DID appear in Netflix’s live-action “Cowboy Bebop.” This morning, the streaming giant released a new featurette introducing young actor Eden Perkins, who brought the character to life. Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV, aka Ed, is a fan favorite character from the original anime. Obviously, people were very […]

Daily “Dune”: Ridley Scott Reminisces on When HE Almost Directed

Yes, we talk a lot about Dune around these Nerdbot parts. Why? Because it’s a stellar piece of writing, still to this day. There’s a reason why stories like this are constantly in the cultural zeitgeist, why they speak to creators and fans alike. We’d like to remind you about the “Dune” film that almost […]

Legendary Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim has Passed Away

We are so sorry to report that legendary composer Stephen Sondheim has passed away. You would be hard pressed to find another person who has contributed quite so much to American musical theater. Just a sampling of Sondheim’s best-known works as composer (and lyricist) include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little […]

Black Friday: Blu-Rays and 4Ks You Should Absolutely Get

Sure, maybe buying someone a movie as a holiday gift isn’t…the most thoughtful. But maybe it just depends on who you’re getting it for? In my house, physical media and classic films are absolutely a big part of our family, so, we’d all appreciate it. There are some pretty great deals on new releases, specialty […]

“Blues Clues” Hosts Delight During Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

During the 95h Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the three hosts of Nickelodeon series “Blues Clues” made a surprise appearance! If you’re watching the replay on NBC’s streaming service Peacock, head to about 2 hours 20 minutes to see them. Donovan is in the purple, new host Joshua is in blue, and original host Steve is […]

Daily “Dune”: Return to Arrakis in IMAX Next Month!

Just when you thought you’d missed your chance to experience Denis Villeneuve‘s “Dune” in IMAX, the legend returns. Announced earlier this morning, the science fiction epic will head back to IMAX theaters in December. It is no longer available to stream on HBO Max, but, David Lynch‘s 1984 version is! We know the physical release […]

Disneyland Says Another Magic Key Level is Now Sold Out

The happiest place on earth is getting more and more exclusive. After an almost year-long shutdown during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, desire to visit the House of Mouse is still at an all-time high. If you’ll recall, during the park’s shutdown, it was announced that the Annual Pass, a membership tier that […]

Hammer Horror Films Getting Restored, New Films on the Way!

In a great bit of news for fans of the classic Hammer Horror films, a full restoration is coming! And not only that, but new films and projects of existing and new IP are in the works as well. Network Distributing from the UK has officially partnered with Hammer to create Hammer Studios Ltd., which […]