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PHOTOS: Robot squids, unhinged lumberjacks, and other charming specimens of vintage arcade art from NH's Funspot

PHOTOS: Robot squids, unhinged lumberjacks, and other charming specimens of vintage arcade art from NH's Funspot


Prepare to ride the waves of nostalgia! Two weekends ago, the Phoenix made the trek up to Funspot in Laconia, NH, for a day of...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  June 15, 2011
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The good Doctor is in (and out, and in ...)

Let's just allow that Doctor Astronaut is a digital maestro, an enjoyable and entertaining wordsmith, a progressive barrier crasher.
Space invader
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 10, 2011
Arisia 2011: Bigger, better, and building up to Boskone

Arisia 2011: Bigger, better, and building up to Boskone


Art: SHAENON GARRITY This past weekend, Arisia returned for its 22nd annual year. It's a sci-fi and fantasy convention that happens in Boston every year,...
By Maddy Myers  |  January 20, 2011
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Review: Steampunk at the Players' Ring

Since they began gaining mass popularity in the '80s, the antique copper laser-guns, cog-studded corsets and alternate electronic empires of the steampunk genre have been buzzing the cultural circuitry ever more.
Metallic myths
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 01, 2010

Dr. Horrible goes 8-bit


8-Bit Dr. HorribleEver since "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" went viral two years ago, Joss Whedon fans have been clamoring for one thing: to see this...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  April 20, 2010

Plague Goth Ball 2009 at Asylum


Gothic Maine hosts its annual Plague Goth Ball (entitled "Goth Throughout the Ages") at 9 pm in the basement of the Asylum. DJs Dehuman8 and...
By webteam  |  October 28, 2009


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Bit players

What do you get when you cross NYU music-technology majors just out of their teens, vintage Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy gear, traditional rock-and-roll instruments, a mysterious, robot-building fellow named José with half a middle finger
Anamanaguchi are a shock to the systems
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  June 05, 2009
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Blast from the past

Playing Mega Man 9 , you feel you’ve stepped through a wormhole and emerged in 1988 with an NES controller in your hand.  
Mega Man goes retro
By MITCH KRPATA  |  October 08, 2008