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Pop Culture

Do you geek out over sci-fi and fantasy movies, TV, and games? Explore the pop culture galaxy, from streaming recommendations to tabletop gaming guides and more.

Is Star Wars Still Special?

The galaxy far, far away is now more ubiquitous than ever before. With an endless stream of content on the horizon, can Star Wars still be a major event?

5 Disaster Movies Seen Through a Scientific Lens

These blockbuster disaster movies should be taken with grain of salt the size of The Rock.

The Best Vacation Spots for Geek Getaways

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.

The Sonic Storytelling Behind Fantasy Podcast Archive 81

Archive 81's Marc Sollinger reveals how he uses sound to tell an unforgettable fantasy story. 

5 Unique Conventions Geeks Need to Check Out

These events offer all the camaraderie and excitement of a huge con — without the exhausting crowds. 

Have an Out-of-This-World Weekend at Escape Velocity 2018

The Maryland convention celebrates the best in science and sci-fi—and right now they're offering a 20% discount to Portalist readers! 

[CLOSED] Win Passes to Escape Velocity and a Sci-Fi Prize Pack!

We've partnered with Escape Velocity to give away 6 weekend passes to the Maryland con, a $75 voucher, and a book bundle signed by Greg Bear.

8 Romantic Vampire Movies That Will Quench Your Thirst

You'll fall for these bloody good tales of undead lust and longing. 

Why the New Gormenghast Adaptation Has My Excitement Peake-d

The time is right for Mervyn Peake's masterpiece to return to the small screen.

8 Margaret Atwood Quotes for When the Bastards Grind You Down

The accomplished author reflects on dystopia, gender, and the eternal possibility of giraffes.

5 of the Coolest Starships in Science Fiction

They might look like buckets of bolts, but these ships are so much more than just modes of transport.

The Handmaid’s Tale Returns Soon—Download a Free Guide to Get You Ready

Know your Offred from your Ofglen? Eyes from your Angels? This free Ebook will get you up to speed for Season 2. 

See the Eerie First Trailer for the Adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers

Martin says the TV series of his sci-fi novella will be "Psycho in space."

7 Transportive Sci-Fi and Fantasy Mobile Games

Transform your commute into an epic experience with these games. 

Hear Stephen King & George R.R. Martin Discuss Their Craft

The iconic authors share their inspirations and delve into ''how the f***" King writes so fast.