It’s Here! Listen to RiceBall Radio on SoundCloud.

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It’s #RiceBallRadioWednesday!!!  As we celebrate reaching 500 followers on Twitter (@feedmericeballs), check out the first episode of RiceBall Radio: “I’m a Bad Guy, But I Don’t Mean Bad” at https://soundcloud.com/user-550162539.

We are the Voice of the Fan! Here to Feed your Inner Nerd. This episode discusses: Pokemon Sun & Moon, Dr. Strange, Quick Bites of Nerd News and Information, and Tomi Lauren Takes a Seat on the Bench. Join the conversation.

Visit RiceBall Radio for future episodes and follow us @RiceBallRadio on Twitter and SoundCloud.

How to Survive (and Conquer) New York Comic-con: 2016 Highlights and Things You Should Know for 2017!

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Happy to be here at NYCC!

Jeez, we’ve had a crazy couple of weeks over the last few months. We’re all over the map…literally! And it feels like we haven’t stopped to catch a breath! Right after coming back from a mind-blowing adventure in Japan (peep the photos), we were rushing to New York for the FAN-EXTRAVAGANZA…a.k.a., New York Comic-con.

For us, this is an annual escapade. We’re 5 years in and hoping to make it 5 years more — if we survive the ticket process. If you didn’t get to attend this year because you couldn’t snag tickets, here’s a word of advice: the early bird gets the worm (seriously, it does). Also, teamwork makes the dream work! (yep!) Ok. I’m done, lol. Read below for the tips…

NYCC Ticket Tips:

  • Tickets usually get released in June. In recent years, they haven’t shared the actual release date beforehand, so like for Beyonce, BE READY. This usually means by June 1st. Don’t miss the ticket release date, otherwise, your chances will be slim.
  • Follow NYCC on ALL their social media and sign-up for their email list. As annoying as it might be to get their communication blasts, when it’s time, you’ll be totally in the know. They go on communication overload, so just pay attention. They’ll be practically begging you to.
  • Tell your friends. Having friends is VERY important. We snagged tickets because 6 of us logged into the queue at the same time. Only 1 of us got through. And it made all the difference.
  • READ. THE. RULES. They change their ticket rules almost every year. If you don’t update yourself, it’s going to be extremely infuriating for you on ticket day when you can’t get your ticket and you see everyone else bragging about their’s on Twitter (us every year, so far, for SDCC. Hopefully 2017 will be our year! *insert teary eyes*).

Hope these tips help you out for next year! If you still don’t get in after doing all of the above, well, blame the con-gods. You just weren’t meant to go. Sorry.

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Cheers!!! Its Our 1 Year Anniversary!!!

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One year ago today, AmniFlux and Nee Nee came together and decided to revamp the Riceball brand. Together we changed the look, we changed the style, we changed the format, but kept our core of what we wanted RiceBall to be. We branched out and added another member to the RiceBall team, Stewyp, and with his help we shaped what RiceBall is today. Today is a day we celebrate the accomplishments RiceBall has made over this past year.  Together the three of us have worked hard to bring our readers, followers, fans, and fellow nerds information, and content about nerdom, fandom, pop culture and J-pop through a unique perspective. We continue to enjoy creating great conversations within nerd culture for fans by fans (we’re fans ourselves). As we continue to solidify out place within nerd/geek culture as a prominent source for information/ entertainment; we would like to thank you, our readers, our fans and our followers. Thank you for supporting RiceBall and sticking with us throughout the last year. You’re Awesome!! We love you guys!!!  tumblr_mttz9wij131r02r3uo1_400

So LETS CELEBRATE!!!! As we take a look back over the past year from RiceBall at NYCC, RiceBall visited Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse, Riceball at Afropunk, to RiceBall takes on Japan!!! We promise to bring you more of the BEST Nerd and Geek News around. Build our nerd community to have great Conversations where we all can geek out together, and as always feed your inner nerd. One RiceBall at a time. From all of us at RiceBall, THANK YOU!!!!!!!! Cheers!!! Kenpai!!!!!!

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Atlanta: All About That Paper Boi

So as everybody should know by now the hit show Atlanta on FX has been going bonkers from social media, to word of mouth. One reason why I wanted to wait to do this post was because I knew that first week everyone in the world would be trying to post reviews, say what  they liked, what they didn’t like. So with  4 episodes in. I wanted to give my thoughts and some feedback on the show so far. For those who don’t know this is a show brought to you by Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino, and other various executive directors. At first I won’t say I was skeptical to watch the show, I think I was more so of like ehh I’ll catch it when I can. Like I wasn’t eager to see it, but wanted to see it because I am a fan of Donald(childish Gambino) from seeing him on Community, and also his music, so I was like this is pretty cool, I just wasn’t all the way in. But I think maybe seeing Donald & his security guards walk by me and my friends like 3 times at the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, it kind of changed my mind, perhaps because he was just hanging out with everyone, or it was the fact this show started to seem really cool to me.  I’ll get to more of why I felt this way about the show.

 

This is my first time really seeing that teaser above and that was great, but me personally I think I didn’t want to watch this show because I didn’t want it to be like every other black show. For most black people who read this they will understand what that means, it’s constantly seeing roles be portrayed that don’t seem realistic or to dragged out that makes even the average watcher would feel like that’s not me but it’s entertaining; and if it’s not entertaining it’s just plain coonery  for the white audience to laugh at it. So I think I just didn’t want that realization of here we go again, even though FX does pretty well with it’s TV shows.

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The Killing Joke: The Last Laugh

So I know this post is super super late, but I finally got to watch “Batman: The Killing Joke” the other night, and I would just like to give some feedback on what I thought of it. Now I know everyone probably by now has seen the movie and has their own opinion, but I felt I needed to say how I felt. I’ll even throw in some spoilers, even though people have probably read every review possible on this movie, and what every other person thought of it, even myself included while you’re reading this. When we look back, this movie was honestly one of the most anticipated animated movies in a long time. Everyone from the regular graphic novel Killing Joke lovers, to the people who have been keeping an a close ear to the forums anticipated this to be something special. Finding out this film was going to be an R rated animated movie, everyone thought  maybe we’ll see more or hear more cuss words and see a lot blood and violence. Or maybe even Joker will be more violent then usual , almost like we’ll see the true nature of the joker.

 

Now when this trailer hit airwaves, everyone was like ok this is gonna be amazing, this is  gonna be dope, just seeing this famous battle between Batman and Joker, even though we’ve seen it a million times, we still love to come back for more. I know when I was this trailer I was like ok this is really great; an animated film for a comic I’ve always heard about, never read, but every time I went to a comic book store or just looked at the Batman comics I would see the Killing Joke cover, and say to myself that’s a really dope cover. Never knowing why I didn’t really read it, I might have skimmed through it or because it had the plastic cover on it I just didn’t touch it, you know how some stores do. But besides that; I just thought this is a great year for this movie to come out with Suicide squad coming around the same time, DC is making a lot of moves, then the reviews came in.

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