Ava DiGioia is fueled by coffee and chocolate and doesn't believe one can have too much of either. She is a Georgia girl who lives in North Texas and watches too much geeky television. When not writing, she is employed as a cat herder and a teenager herder.
Whether you like it or not, styling oneself as a geek/nerd has gone mainstream. Add “geek” to your hobby, and you’ve got yourself a new fandom — Sports Geek, Film Geek, Photography Geek, Computer Geek, Knitting Geek, Gardening Geek, Barbie Geek — the Read More
“You’re such a nerd!” Almost all of us heard it at one point in our lives growing up. The phrase was usually accompanied by sneers and jeering laughter — a label pasted on us by peers, not by choice, meant as an insult. As technology has become more Read More
A fixed point in time, a date with destiny on the shores of Cardiff Bay…. For our family, a trip long planned and now carried out. As we entered England, the customs agent inquired where we intended to go during our stay in the U.K. When we sai Read More
We geeks have long lamented over the uncaring quick-to-cancel attitude of the television industry toward the type of genre programming we love to watch. Consistently, science fiction or fantasy-based shows seem to be canceled at a much higher rate than Read More
Despite the criticism of its ratings system, the Nielsen Company does one thing very well. They measure quite accurately the number of people watching television live on a traditional set. In the early years of the television industry, the task Nielsen Read More
We know what ratings are, and we read the posted numbers for our favorite shows. Many times, those sent too early to cancellation purgatory are pulling the same ratings as other similar shows that do get renewed. What's the deal? What makes the difference? Read More
Fans raised the money for a Veronica Mars movie through Kickstarter. Pundits mused on what it meant for the future of crowdfunding. Hopeful fandoms had light bulbs of ideas clicking on in their collective brains that all began with a tiny but powerful Read More
Once Upon A Time was a featured panel at PaleyFest 2013 earlier this month. The main cast members and creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis participated in the discussion of their roles as members of one of the funkiest dysfunctional families on Read More
“The Queen is Dead” is a fairly dark, heart-wrenching story, much more than any other episode. Mary Margaret uncovers Cora and Regina's plan to find Rumplestiltskin's dagger, and the search for the prize becomes a race between the forces of good and evil. Read More
In this new article series, I'll be showcasing genre shows you should be watching and non-genre shows that have major ties to science-fiction, fantasy or geek fandoms. It will contain mild spoilers for the series up to current. First up: The CW's Arrow! Read More
Threads are knit together and answers given in both desired and unexpected ways in the roller coaster Once Upon A Time episode “Manhattan”. It’s as packed as the Manhattan streets in rush hour. The only way to express the feelings from the episode is to Read More
A not-so-large giant arrives in Storybrooke and Mr. Gold sets out on a quest to fulfill a long-desired yearning. Major happenings abound in our favorite Maine town in the latest Once Upon A Time episode, “Tiny”. Read More
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