Read & Reel Rumble: Tuck Everlasting

The Tuck family has a secret. When Winnie Foster runs away from home, she stumbles upon Jesse Tuck, who accidentally gives his family’s secret away. The Tucks must make Winnie understand the gravity of this secret. It could be dangerous. By explaining how they came to be the keepers of the secret and giving her some much needed attention, they endear themselves to her. But their secret really isn’t safe after all; a stranger is following them with the intention of selling their secret of never growing old, and he will stop at nothing to get it.

So which one should you check out, the book or the movie?

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Staff Recommendation: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

Occasionally, people ask me why I like scary stories so much. I have a higher threshold than some when it comes to gore and creepiness, although I will walk away from a book or movie that makes me feel sick or like I’m going to have serious nightmares. And yet I continue to seek out books and movies that creep right up to the very edge of both those feelings. On purpose. Over and over again.

So it’s fitting that one of my all-time favorite writers, Neil Gaiman, decided to design his latest collection around the theme of being disturbed and unsettled.

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Making the President’s Blackberry

Can you imagine being told that the President wants a cell phone and you have to create the security for it? That’s exactly what happened to Richard George, a former NSA employee. Stripping away most functionality, like playing games on the phone, George dismantled a blackberry and beefed up security so that Mr. Obama could use it to keep in contact with his advisors. If you want to read more about it, CNN Money has a great article describing the technical finesse of creating the blackberry, and The Washington Post has another article detailing Presidential technology use.

Shobou Con is Coming!

Greetings Anime Fans!

Shobou Con is right around the corner and the Chesapeake Public Library has a great line-up! Our special guests include Marvin Chevallier, The Barnes Bros., Lovely Hearts Maid Café, Potatoes @ Night, Peggy Miller, ODU Anime Club and the dynamic duo Sharon Tucker and Aaron Stanley. We’re bringing back fan favorites like Candy Sushi and the Cosplay Contest and introducing a variety of fresh panels for con-goers!

Check this out:

*** All panels are free and open to the public. ***
*** Seating is first come, first serve and some panels fill up quickly so plan accordingly! ***

In between sessions stop by and say “Konnichiwa” to our fabulous vendors!

1. Amanda Grey McMillen
2. Anime Mid Atlantic
3. Atlantis Games & Comics
4. Blind Alley Studios
5. Christi-Chan
6. Dynamic Accessories
7. Event Support Solutions
8. Flash Mob Makeup
9. Furrville
10. Hampton Anime Club
11. Hours Upon Hours
12. Ice_Rin000
13. Jeneko in Japan
14. Jinon’s
15. Lovely Heart Maid Café
16. Mini Ink Master
17. MK ME Design LLC
18. Patchwork
19. Phoenix Creations
20. Potatoes @ Night
21. Shlii
22. Treasured Fashions
23. Trilogy

To help you get ready for six solid hours of condensed anime fun, I’ve compiled this helpful checklist. Be sure to bring:

 Walking Shoes
 Camera
 Handheld Console (Optional)
 Cosplay (Bring your favorite anime and manga character to life!)
 Bring Friends (or make a few at Shobou Con!)
 Bag (for flyers, prizes and other kawaii purchases)
 Bottled Water (or other covered drinks.)
 Manga for the Manga Bookswap
 A sense of adventure!

Block off March 28, 2015 and head to Central Library 298 Cedar Road Chesapeake, Virginia 23322 and enjoy six solid hours of condensed fun!

Additional information about Shobou Con.

Don’t forget to join the event on Facebook!

Cardcaptor Sakura – Anime/Manga Update!

Hello, lovely readers! Today, I would very much like to talk about a certain shojo (girl’s) series that is quite near to my heart. It is another 90’s anime, and it always makes me smile whenever I see it. I can watch it over and over again, and never get bored. And because I have a short attention span for things, especially if I’ve seen it before, that’s saying something. The series is named Cardcaptor Sakura, or Cardcaptors in America, Western Europe, and Australia. Continue reading “Cardcaptor Sakura – Anime/Manga Update!”