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End of an era

We’re flying our borg.com flag at half mast today for our support team member Jasmine, who passed away last evening,  who celebrated her 16th birthday two months ago, and was the last of nine sibling hound kids we’ve raised.  We’d rescued her mama from the middle of the interstate 16 years and 3 months ago on my birthday, and were immersed in a big family ever since.  (Fred Flintstone had nothing on my greeting when I arrived home each day).  If you ever are lucky enough to live among a family of dogs, you’ll know how each has as defined and as individual a personality as any two-legged family member, and Jasmine was the self-designated communicator of the group.  Something’s happening?  Jasmine reported on it.  She was also a night owl like me, and was often my reason for being up and around, writing or not, into the wee hours of the morning.  Sometimes that’s just when she thought play time should be.  And that was just fine.

She was a sweetheart to everyone she met, loved crowds of people as much as crowds of dogs, and was fascinated with other animals, dog variety or not.  One of the best experiences I personally have ever witnessed was when I took her out after midnight in the backyard one night as she calmly and cordially encountered an opossum, nose to nose, approaching each other from opposite parts of the yard.  Each were taken aback only briefly, as if to say, “oh, excuse me, good evening to ya” and then they both continued along as if they met someone on the street, as friendly as can be.

Jasmine was also a snow bird, but she didn’t like snow fences, and whether she could make it or not, you couldn’t hold her back from hurdling one if she saw something on the other side.  We always knew Jasmine was a coonhound, but her border collie genetics were always out front, too–she was always ready for the next activity and always sporting her smile.  And, of course, she was a big cosplayer, spending Renaissance Faire weekends for the better part of the past decade in fairy, or Viking, or other garb.

At a week shy of 114 dog years, the girl who thought her name was “Hi, Sweetheart!” passed away simply from old age.  She wore out (and didn’t rust out) every system one by one (the way all of us should if we’re lucky), but was riding her bike just the day before she passed and was out looking at the garden flowers only five minutes before she left us.  We were lucky to be able to help our old girl squeeze the pulp out of every day.  We’ll miss her.

As always, thanks for reading, and for your support.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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Six years have gone by already?  How did that happen?

It seems like it was only yesterday I was writing our five-year celebratory email.  I won’t go through highlights of all the fun we’ve had again right now, but check out my rundown here from last year to revisit some of our past highlights.

So what shall we do this coming year?  We’re planning to continue the daily coverage of what seems to be the most interesting content around, entertainment, sci-fi, fantasy, action, thrillers, at the movies, on TV, in print, or in whatever form it’s in.  Thanks to you for reading.  It’s a lot of fun (and hard work) keeping up on all the great genre entertainment out there.  I also want to thank all the comic book publishers out there that provide us with previews and review copies, as well as book publishers and TV and movie studios and collectible companies that allow us to give you the first look at what’s coming next.

Thanks to my family, my friends, especially my partner in crime Elizabeth C. Bunce, Art Schmidt and Jason McClain, my support team, and William Binderup at Elite Comics and the Elite Flight Crew.

Onward and upward!

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

We just want to take a break today to shout out a Happy 16th Birthday to our amazing support crew of rov(er)ing reporters, our four-legged support team of Jade and Jasmine.

You’ve probably seen them pop up from time to time–Jasmine cosplaying as Supergirl or Jade at RenFest as a Viking–or everything in between.  But if you haven’t, know they have been nearby tail-wagging away as we feverishly scan the entertainment sphere coming up with your next daily entertainment fix.

We couldn’t be prouder of our furry crew with 224 dog years between them.

As always, thanks for your support, and thanks for reading!

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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We just want to take a break today to shout out a Happy 15th Birthday to our amazing support crew of rov(er)ing reporters, our four-legged support team of Jade, Jasmine, and Flint.

You’ve probably seen them pop up from time to time, but if you haven’t, know they have been nearby tail-wagging away as we feverishly scan the entertainment sphere coming up with your next daily entertainment fix.

Jade X-wing pilot

It’s been a long haul, but we couldn’t be prouder of our furry crew.

Jasmine Viking

As always, thanks for your support, and thanks for reading!

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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Pull the turkey TV dinner out of the oven. Throw some butter on those peas. It’s time again for your annual tryptophan coma. And another annual tradition.

Here at borg.com we like our Thanksgiving with turkeys. Not just one turkey. Several turkeys. Flying overhead even. Yes, it is time again for your annual viewing of one of the two best Thanksgiving episodes of TV ever. Finish this phrase: “As God is my witness, I thought…” You don’t know how it ends? Then watch and enjoy our traditional viewing of the greatest Thanksgiving episode of TV ever:

And in between your seconds and thirds on mashed potatoes, corn casserole, bean casserole, pea casserole–and don’t forget the gravy–then check out other Thanksgiving blasts from the past here. And don’t forget the cranberries.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The borg.com Staff

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I kicked off borg.com as a way to catch up on entertainment news, books and movies back on June 10, 2011.  I’ve posted what’s new and interesting each day to provide “your daily science fiction, fantasy, and entertainment fix” every day for three years now and borg.com will continue to forge ahead into the future, well beyond our 1,000,000th view by readers last month.

I want to say thanks to you for reading.  It’s a lot of fun (and hard work) keeping up on all the great genre entertainment out there, be it on TV, in theaters, in books, or comics.  I also want to thank all the comic book publishers out there that provide us with previews and review copies, as well as book publishers and TV and movie studios and collectible companies that allow us to give you the first look at what’s coming next.  Our first look back in June 2011?  A list of all 52 of the new titles for that then-unheard of thing called DC Comics’s New 52.  We figure that if we like what we see, so might you.

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Thanks to our great reader friends who share story ideas with us, too, from the U.S. and around the globe.  Keep ’em coming!  We love tracking our readership in hundreds of countries each week, and welcoming new subscribers to our updates as well as those who follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

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Just a quick thanks to YOU, regular and new readers, for coming back and making the borg.com odometer tip over the 1 million benchmark today!

Every day since June 10, 2011, this site has been about what I want to read and watch and talk about, and I’ve hoped others would jump on board as I went along.  Thanks for coming on over.

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Special thanks to Elizabeth, Art, Jason, J.A.B., the Elite Comics flight crew, my 4-legged support staff, and my other pals for your friendship and prompting new ideas throughout the year.

And how about a shout-out to Joss Whedon.  He and the production crew of the new online release In Your Eyes secretly mailed out gifts (some substantial) worldwide to the first people who paid $5 to download his new film.  Press coverage of Whedon this weekend pointed hundreds of viewers to my 2012 San Diego Comic-Con article about Whedon (one of my favorite posts to write).  And that’s what pushed us over the 1 million mark today.  Very cool.

Onward and upward!

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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We kicked off borg.com as a way to catch up on entertainment news, books and movies back on June 10, 2011. We’ve posted what’s new each day ever since to provide “your daily science fiction, fantasy, and entertainment fix” and continue to forge ahead as we ticked past our 900,000th view by readers today.

We want to say thanks to you for reading. It’s a lot of fun (and hard work) keeping up on all the great genre entertainment out there, be it on TV, in theaters, in books, or comics. We also want to thank all the comic book publishers out there that provide us with preview review copies, as well as book publishers and TV and movie studios and collectible companies that allow us to give you first available previews and reviews. We cover only what we’re interested in and excited about–we figure that if we like it, so might you.

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Thanks to our great reader friends who share story ideas with us, too, from the U.S. and the U.K. and around the globe. Keep ’em coming! We love tracking our readership in hundreds of countries each week, and welcoming new subscribers to our updates as well as those who follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Keep coming back–we’re now counting down to our 1,000,000th site visit.

Best wishes,

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

Independents Day 2013

So ya gotta ask yourself this question:  This Saturday, does your local comic book store have an Independents Day?  Well?  Does it?

This Saturday, July 27, 2013, Elite Comics, the Kansas City metro’s best comic book store, is hosting the first annual Independents Day.  Already comic book stores across the country are planning to follow suit next year.  Why?  Because it’s about focusing on local creators.  It’s about taking a look away from the big name creators and seeing what else exciting is out there from up and coming writers and artists.

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Oh, yeah, it’s also about Elite Comics expanding into the space of two other businesses to unload a warehouse sale of new and old comics, toys, busts, wall art, and everything in between.  And in another room JP will be leading up some board and card games.  And look for about 30 artists to be on hand with their art, much for sale.

And one more thing.

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We kicked off borg.com as a way to catch up on entertainment news, books and movies back on June 10, 2011.  We’ve posted what’s new each day to provide “your daily science fiction, fantasy, and entertainment fix” for two years now and continue to forge ahead as we tick past our 800,000th view by readers today.

We want to say thanks to you for reading.  It’s a lot of fun (and hard work) keeping up on all the great genre entertainment out there, be it on TV, in theaters, in books, or comics.  We also want to thank all the comic book publishers out there that provide us with preview review copies, as well as book publishers and TV and movie studios and collectible companies that allow us to give you first available previews and reviews.  We cover only what we’re interested in and excited about–we figure that if we like it, so might you.

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Some of the most fun we’ve had is meeting new people as we keep up on the coolest happenings in the genre realm, some at conventions, some are friends we are grateful to chat with each week of the year.  And lucky for us, borg.com has allowed us to meet some of our own favorite celebrities over the past two years, sci-fi stars like Mark Hamill, Joss Whedon, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Anthony Stewart Head, Scott Bakula, Adam Baldwin, Lindsay Wagner, Saul Rubinek, Zachary Levi, Eddie McClintock, Wil Wheaton, and Mark Sheppard.  Sci-fi and fantasy writers like Peter S. Beagle, Connie Willis, James Blaylock, and Sharon Shinn.  And comic book creators like Frank Cho, Jim Lee, Sergio Aragones, Neal Adams, and Howard Chaykin, and scores of other great comics creators like Mike Mayhew, Mike Norton, Michael Golden and Mikel Janin (and several not named Mike).

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