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    Sam Maggs — Weekend Editor

    Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.

  1. The Very Best Finds From The Floor At Fan Expo Canada 2014

    So much amazing art, so little wall space.

    There's a lot going on this weekend - between Dragon Con, PAX Prime, and Fan Expo Canada, pretty much all of North America is getting their nerd on. Sam (that's me!) is representing The Mary Sue up in Toronto, and it's been a blast. But we don't want you to feel left out if you're home this weekend, so here; check out the amazing artistic goodness at Fan Expo, complete with links to find it all online. Your wallet will feel just like you're at a con, even if you don't!

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  2. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Round-Up: The Old Spice Guy, GRRM, Lee Pace, Joss, Tom Hardy, & More!

    So much icy charity goodness!

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has already raised over $50 million for charity, and the donations and videos don't seem to be slowing down. Here are some more videos of your faves getting soaked - and don't forget to send your own contributions (with or without ice) here through the MDA.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Chuck & The Piemaker Finally Kiss

    Plus new Rat Queens, cruelty-free Hogwarts quills, Dragon Con cakes, and more!

    The facts were these: Anna Friel posted this photo of her kissing Lee Pace on IG, and a world's worth of Chuck/Ned shippers went crazy. #SavePushingDaisies2k14 (via Instagram)

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  4. Here’s What The Thing Is Going To Look Like In The New Fantastic Four Film

    Is this an exciting thing? Is this movie really happening?

    Director Josh Trank tweeted this image of what The Thing is going to look like in 2015's Fantastic Four reboot. When he's not all Hulk'd out, Ben Grimm is played by Jamie Bell (you know, Billy Elliot). At least it's less orange than the Michael Chiklis version!

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  5. Moffat, Capaldi, and Coleman Prep You For Tonight’s Doctor Who Premiere

    Take a "Deep Breath!" ...I'm not sorry.

    On a scale of one to Gallifrey, exactly how stoked are you for tonight's season premiere of Doctor Who? I think I'm somewhere around a Rani and a half - optimistic about Capaldi and in love with the Victorian setting; a little hesitant when it comes to the quality of the writing and Clara's characterization. But this new clip featuring the Who crew talking about "Deep Breath" does have me pretty hopeful - it looks like the premiere is going to be a heck of a ride.

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  6. “Undercover Colors” Is A New Nail Polish That Detects If Your Drink Has Been Drugged

    Can we just make this a feature in all nail polish?

    We love a good mani or some cute nail art; but, wouldn't your polish game be way better if it also fought sexual assault? Four undergrad dudes at North Carolina State University have developed a prototype for a new nail polish line called Undercover Colors - a polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date rape drugs. Pretty revolutionary.

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  7. Tom Hardy Crashed A Wedding As Bane, Batmobile Wedding Photos Happened [VIDEO]

    YOUR WEDDING MUST BE MORE SEVERE

    Sure, I mean, your wedding had a pretty good cocktail hour but did it have Tom Hardy show up as Bane? A couple getting married in Pittsburgh back in 2011 discovered that their wedding chapel was right next to the live production set of The Dark Knight Rises. Luckily for the wedding party, the production team was so remorseful about all the explosions during the couple's special day that they gave the bride and groom a Bat-wedding to remember.

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  8. FemShep Does A Dramatic Reading Of The Most Hilarious Mass Effect Tribute Song

    But then, she should go.

    Jennifer Hale is amazing as Mass Effect's FemShep - but she's also pretty fantastic to her fans and the gaming community. Here we have Hale doing a dramatic reading of Miracle of Sound's hilariously-brilliant tribute song, "Commander Shepard." It's everything you want it to be and more.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: The Illustration For “Human” In D&D Is Awesome

    You mean humans can be not generically stubbly white males? GASP

    The rules for the 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons seem to be getting everything right. First, they're inclusive of all different kinds of gender identity. Now, they're even illustrating "humans" as not generic white male game characters. Thanks, D&D. You rule. (via Twitter)

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  10. Bryan Fuller Teases Pushing Daisies Revival On Twitter, Is Cruel

    Quit playing games with my heart, Fuller.

    Stop messing with our feels, Bryan Fuller. Either you're bringing back everyone's favorite pie-maker or you're not. Stop toying with our pie-motions.

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