Star Trek Day

Happy Star Trek Day! September 8th is the day Star Trek premiered back in 1966. Star Trek was a ground-breaking television show in many ways! Gene Roddenberry conceived Star Trek in 1964, inspired by Gulliver's Travels, Wagon Train, and Horatio Hornblower. The series follows the adventures of the USS Enterprise of the United Federation of Planets, an…
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National Lighthouse Day

  August 7 is National Lighthouse Day! Let's celebrate by honoring some local lighthouses, past and present. The oldest known lighthouse in Louisiana was the Frank Island Lighthouse. Marking the entrance to the Mississippi River, the earliest planning started in 1803. Numerous delays, including Louisiana changing hands a few times and the War of 1812…
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Comic Conventions

Do you know the history of the 'comics convention?' Nowadays, conventions are held around the year and cover a variety of fandoms, comics of course, but also other media franchises, such as from film and television. In several cases, conventions that started out as just comics only grew to include all kinds of media, often…
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Star Wars Day 2022

Star Wars has a long and storied history in publication, dating as far back as the release of the first movie. There have of course been novelizations about the original movies themselves. Virtually all of them are based on the scripts from the movies, and frequently contain scenes that did not wind up in the…
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Batman Day (in May)

Happy Batman Day Happy Batman Day! On May 1st, Batman reportedly made his debut in Detective Comics #27. Batman Day has also been celebrated on other dates, including more recently on the third Saturday in September. Batman is one of the oldest superheroes and has been in print virtually nonstop since his release, on his…
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