Crunchyroll Hosts MY HERO ACADEMIA World Premiere Screening at New York Comic Con

World Premiere Screening to Take Place on October 13 at NYCC

© K. Horikoshi / Shueisha, My Hero Academia Project

Join Crunchyroll at New York Comic Con this fall for the world premiere of an all-new original episode from My Hero Academia Season 6 entitled “UA HEROES BATTLE”. The screening will take place on Friday, October 13 at 5:00 PM ET at the Empire Stage for all badge holders attending NYCC.

This early, exclusive world preview will feature the English dub and will be available to NYCC attendees before it is screened in Japan. Get ready for some card-game action that will showcase your favorite heroes like never before! Also in celebration of this premiere, Crunchyroll will be giving away limited edition character cards at the screening provided by UVS Games that are based on the new original episode and playable with the My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game. Attendees can also receive these special My Hero Academia cards as a gift with a purchase at Crunchyroll’s merch booth on the show floor.

“UA HEROES BATTLE” is animated by BONES (Mob Psycho 100; Bungo Stray Dogs), based on the popular manga series My Hero Academia written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi.

My Hero Academia Season 6 original episode “UA HEROES BATTLE” Official Synopsis:
The third year, Mirio Togata, pays a visit to the students of Class 1-A, who are bored because they are not allowed to go outside. He brings them a card game called U.A. Heroes Battle that the support course made. This game, where players can use cards of various U.A. students, is tough, just like U.A. itself. Who will win the card battle?!

About My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is a TV anime based on the popular comics by Kohei Horikoshi serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) and over 85 million copies sold. It is set in a world where about eighty percent of the population has a superpowered Quirk. Heroes protect people and society from accidents, disasters, and villains—criminals who use their Quirks for evil. The story of Izuku Midoriya and his classmates at U.A. High School and their growth, fights, and friendship unfolds as they aim to become such heroes.

My Hero Academia garnered a nomination from the Hollywood Creative Alliance this year for Best Animated Series at the HCA TV Awards.

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Grab Your Popcorn For a Throttle-filled Oscar-winning Joyride!

Try to imagine the following: a drool-inducing shiny beast of a car, the deafening roars from its engine turned up a notch and a twisty maze of asphalt unfurling beneath its monstrous tires. No, this isn’t just a teenage power fantasy–this is the adrenaline pumping, mesmerizing magic of car-themed movies that have even gone on to snatch that coveted golden statue—the Oscar!

 “Driving Miss Daisy”: More Than Just a Chauffeur’s Tale

No discussion of Oscar-winning car movies is worth its salt without paying homage to the 1989 classic “Driving Miss Daisy.” This flick– a story by renowned Alfred Uhry– isn’t about revving engines–it metamorphoses a car into an intimate conversation space — a social hub on wheels. It subtly paints the transformation of social attitudes and a unique bond between a sassy southern widow and her African American driver. 

“Mad Max: Fury Road”: A Post-apocalyptic Artwork 

“Mad Max: Fury Road” exploded onto the silver screen. In a way… it wasn’t just a film—it was a motion picture revolution! Picture industrial punk aesthetics fused with demented car chases against a post-apocalyptic backdrop—this movie keeps you glue-stick stuck to your seat. And it’s also the kind of picture you want to go back to watching over and over again. 

“Ford v Ferrari”: An Unforgettable Duel 

“Ford v Ferrari” starring the beloved Matt Damon and Josh Lucas, is a hearty salute to dreamers and underdogs! It’s an intoxicating mix of sheer ambition, a clash of industrial titans, and a relentless pursuit of triumph against all odds. It paves the way forward, breaking all the red lights that scream, “impossible!” 

“The French Connection”: Chase Like No Other 

“The French Connection” is cast in stone within the realm of legendary car movies. It goes full-throttle into a thrilling car chase sequence that has since embossed its mayhem onto cinematic history. In the cat-and-mouse chase, you feel the grunge of the city, the suspense twists tighter than a coiled spring, and the streets of Brooklyn transform into an urban battlefield.

“Bullitt”: A Gritty Classic 

Transport right back to 1968 with “Bullitt”—the very name resonates with adrenaline junkies! It strings together a detective narrative, unforgettable cult characters, and a car chase that’s as iconic as the Mustang driving it.

They’re Not Just Special; They’re Extraordinary!

But why are these car movies so special? It’s simple, really. They leverage the universal appeal of classic cars—high-speed chases as well as growling engines and the thrill of the ride—while producing captivating storytelling. Their narratives dive deeper than the murky oil in an engine, exploring characters and relationships that bind the viewers like a roll-cage in a car. A good car movie uses the automobile as more than just transport—it becomes a character, a plot device, and a powerful symbol. It’s the ultimate narrative vehicle. Not just about rubber burning on asphalt roads, Oscar-winning car films like these tap into our collective vehicular fascination to narrate humans—our dreams, our fights, our frailties and victories.

In this rapid journey, remember one thing, petrolheads—this isn’t just important—no—it’s crucial: car movies, and especially those that have won the Oscar, provide the perfect pit-stop for refueling our love for wheels. So, buckle up and let the film roll!

Get 1000 Followers on TikTok: What Happens When You Do?

The Benefits of Having 1,000 Followers on TikTok

Reaching a thousand followers on TikTok is not just a sign of your growing popularity but also opens up a whole new world of exciting features. Here are some of the major benefits you will enjoy once you hit that magic number.

Unlocks Link in Bio

One of the most significant advantages of having 1,000 followers is that it unlocks the ability to add a link to your bio without any restrictions. This feature is a great way to direct your followers to your website, blog, or online store.

On top of that, TikTok offers free link tools like Willow. This tool allows creators to include multiple essential links in their bio. This means you can link to your YouTube channel, Instagram account, and online store all at the same time!

The best part is, you don’t have to change your creator profile into a business page to enjoy these perks. This is great because changing to a business page can sometimes restrict access to certain trendy sounds.

Live Stream Access

Having a thousand followers also grants you access to the LIVE tool. This feature lets you host live events, Q&A sessions, and co-creator live streams. You can also receive donations and gifts from your audience in real time.

The live stream feature enhances your interaction with your audience, allowing you to engage with them in a more personal way. It’s an effective tool to build a stronger connection with your followers.

Monetization Opportunities

Another great benefit of hitting the 1,000 follower mark is the monetization opportunities that come your way. For instance, you can start receiving LIVE gifts from your audience. These gifts can be converted into diamonds, which can then be redeemed for real money.

Moreover, a larger following makes you more attractive to brands. With a significant number of followers, you can land more sponsorship deals, which means more income for you!

In conclusion, having 1,000 followers on TikTok is not just about the numbers. It’s about unlocking features that enhance your interaction with your audience and allow you to monetize your content. So, keep creating and sharing those fun and engaging TikToks, and before you know it, you’ll hit that 1,000 follower milestone!

How to Get 1,000 Followers on TikTok

Achieving a follower count as high as 1,000 on TikTok may seem like a difficult task, but with the right strategies and techniques, it’s definitely achievable. Here’s how you can get there.

Consistency and Strategy

To start off, consistency is key. Posting content regularly indicates to the platform that you’re an active creator, which could potentially help boost your content’s visibility.

When you’re still building up your follower count, it’s a great time to play around with different content elements. See what resonates with your audience. Try out different video styles, music, and effects.

Always be on the lookout for new features. TikTok often favors creators who utilize new additions to the app, so don’t be afraid to jump on the bandwagon and try them out!

It’s also crucial to interact with other creators. This not only helps amplify your content, but it also fosters a supportive and social environment on the platform.

Optimization Techniques

Next, let’s talk about optimization. Doing keyword research can help optimize your videos for search, making them more likely to be discovered by potential followers.

Adding on-screen text and closed captions expands the accessibility of your content, potentially reaching more viewers.

Creating engaging captions and using niche-related hashtags can also help increase visibility and attract more followers who are interested in your content.

QQTube is a social media marketing marketplace, offering services that increase your TikTok Followers if you don’t have the time or patience to grow organically.

Analytics and Data Insights

Last, don’t ignore your analytics. Pay attention to metrics such as Saves, Shares, Average Watch Time, Watched Full Video, and New Followers. These can give you insights into what types of content your audience enjoys and could potentially help guide your future content creation strategies.

Remember, getting 1,000 followers on TikTok isn’t just about the numbers. It’s about creating content that resonates with your audience and fostering a supportive community on the platform. Stick to these strategies, and you’ll be well on your way to achieving your goal.

TikTok Creator Fund: An Additional Revenue Stream

TikTok, the popular short-form video platform, has devised a way to reward its top creators for their efforts and content through the TikTok Creator Fund. The fund is a stepping stone for TikTok to keep its existing influencers hooked, while enticing new creators to jump on board.

To be eligible for this fund, there are certain TikTok guidelines creators must adhere to. First, you must be 18 years or older. Not only that, but you also need to have a following of at least 10,000 users and have garnered 10,000 views on your content in the last 30 days. Residing in an eligible country is also a requirement, as is following the TikTok Community Guidelines and terms of service.

Applying for the fund is straightforward. Simply switch your account to a Pro Account and apply for the Creator Fund under your profile settings.

Apart from the Creator Fund, TikTok also provides additional ways for creators to earn money. One of the popular ways is by going live and receiving virtual gifts from viewers, such as unicorn stickers. Collaborating with brands for product visibility is another way to monetize content.

To increase your earnings, consistency and quality are key. Regularly publishing engaging content can keep your followers interested and coming back for more. Encourage your followers to interact with your content to keep them hooked and increase your visibility.

Remember, building a significant following on TikTok isn’t an overnight process. It requires hard work, creativity, and dedication. But with the Creator Fund and other monetization strategies, the potential for income makes it worth the effort.


Reaching the milestone of 1000 followers on TikTok opens up a world of opportunities. It’s like unlocking a new level in a game, where the rewards are bigger and better. Let’s recap why this number is significant and what it brings to the table.

When you hit the 1000 follower mark, you’re no longer just a regular TikTok user. You become an influencer, a trendsetter. Your content has the power to shape opinions and inspire actions. This is a big deal, and it’s why so many people set 1000 followers as their first major TikTok goal.

The benefits of reaching 1000 followers on TikTok are many. One of the most exciting is the chance to go live. TikTok only allows users with 1000 followers or more to stream live videos. This is a fantastic way to engage with your audience in real-time, answer their questions, and build a stronger community.

Another advantage of having 1000 followers is the potential for monetization. With a solid fan base, you can attract the attention of brands for collaborations, sponsorships, and paid promotions. You can turn your passion for creating content into a source of income.

So, reaching 1000 followers on TikTok is more than just a number. It’s a stepping stone to bigger opportunities. It’s a testament to your creativity, hard work, and the impact you’re making on the platform. Keep creating, keep engaging, and keep growing. The sky’s the limit from here!

SDCC 2023: More Hurdles to Overcome

Last year I wrote the following in my post-San Diego Comic Con 2022 write up, “Here at MediaMikes, we’re fairly confident SDCC 2023 will be better.” I’m glad I didn’t say that we’re fairly confident things will get back to a chaotic normal. SDCC 2023 could be summarized as last-minute disorganized chaos. From 2020-2022, it was the pandemic that rattled things in San Diego, but now it’s the strike.

First off, we’re not blaming the writers or actors. What they’re doing is noble and they deserve the pay and respect that they’re demanding. We even got to talk to a few striking writers and actors at SDCC and they expressed their utmost appreciation and admiration for the convention. But what that did to the studios attending, as well as the fans attending, is what really caused some of the more massive headaches at this year’s iteration of SDCC. I don’t want this to be a negative piece, so I’ll start with some of the positives we witnessed at SDCC.

Because the infamous Hall H didn’t have Marvel or big names, a lot of the people who would most likely be spending their weekend in line for Hall H had plenty of time to visit a busy exhibit floor, which we assumed translated to more cash for those selling their merchandise; and there was plenty to go around. From the usual comics and art, we saw a fascinating array of goods directed at all nerds, including those who aren’t. If those Hall H line people weren’t going to the sales floor, they were going to smaller panels where some much deserved unknowns got some well-deserved attention. In the few smaller panels we attended, we definitely noticed rooms filling to capacity which meant more eyeballs on small studios and products. We think that’s great for independent artists and others who were still able to attend.

The lack of Hall H luster also meant that SDCC offsites were busier. Some of the studios and entities really stepped up their game this year with free goodies that were worth their weight (and wait) in gold. For instance, “Only Murders in the Building” had fans solving puzzles for Selena Gomez make-up products (which aren’t cheap) while Paramount+ showcased a wide variety of their programs with goods along-the-way, including an actual “Good Burger,” spray-on tattoos, and “1923” photo ops. For Trekkies, you also got your chance to sit in THE captain’s chair. Hulu also managed to hand-out boxes of TV show pins that delighted hardcore fans of “Futurama,” “Solar Opposites,” and other animated shows. As for the best offsite, it really goes to “Interview with the Vampire,” by AMC+. The immersive offsite offered food, drink, goodies, posters and a near bite on the neck.

Unfortunately though, not all that glitters is gold. A24 may have a mess on its hands because of its “Talk to Me” screening. Nothing against the directors or actors, but A24 really bungled the secret screening, leaving hundreds and hundreds of upset fans, some of whom had waited all day to see the movie. While A24 movies may be fantastic, their PR and handling of the screenings are abysmal. That being said, the people behind SDCC have plenty of blame as well. Because of the strike, the biggest name attending this year was Jamie Lee Curtis who was touting her new comic book. Instead of moving her to Hall H, they kept her in a significantly smaller room which led to one of the longest lines of the entire con. They also have failed to bring back one vital thing for those who stand and walk all day, carpet. The floors would have been less merciful if fans got to actually stand on something that wasn’t concrete.

All in all, SDCC continues to be my geeky love/hate relationship. While I look forward to it every year and get excited with each passing day, the hate in the relationship sometimes boils over during or after the convention itself. As I become a hardened con goer, I’ve learned to pick and choose my battles every year. Even though I still go home licking my wounds, I also go home with fond memories and goodies. So even though my feet are sore, my skin is burnt and at times I found myself looking from the outside in on various things I wanted to attend, SDCC remains a flawed geek mecca. As for next year…let’s just hope the old phrase, “bad things come in threes,” doesn’t come to fruition for SDCC 2024.

Product Review: Donner Mamp5 Stereo Amplifier/Receiver

Donner Mamp5 Stereo Amplifier/Receiver


High-power independent control: Its peak power can set of to 440W(110W x 4),and has four channels which is independently controlled.440W is enough to support 4 groups of 8 speakers with 4-8 ohms.

Bluetooth 5.0: The integrated hybrid amplifier is equipped with the new updated 5.0 bluetooth.It will increase the stability, sound quality and use distance.It Works with latest devices including smartphone, tablet, laptop, computer, etc.

Multiple input modes: In addition to the Bluetooth function, the amplifer can also be connected to SD card, USB disk, RCA input and ECHO microphone input.And supports treble and bass adjustment and microphone volume control

FM function:With automatic search function, you can save up to 50 radio stations.

HD SCREEN: The integrated receiver for home stereo has a built in LED display. FM antenna and remote control are included in the stereo amplifier package for distant audio adjustments.

Our Score 4 out of 5 stars

Donner continues bringing affordable, high quality music products to the consumer market and their latest offering, the Mamp5 Stereo Amplifier/Receiver is no exception. The great sounding, powerful amplifier/receiver combo will bring your home theater system to a whole new level. With a whopping peak power rating of 440 watts (100W x 4) which can be split across 4 independently controlled channels the compact unit is capable of powering 4 groups of 8 speakers giving users plenty of connectivity options. The various input modes allow users to connect via SD card, USB, RCA and ECHO Microphone. Each input utilizes the receivers bass and treble features and for the karaoke fans you have a separate microphone volume control which will certainly come in handy at that next house party.

Where I found the Mamp5 to really shine was through its Bluetooth 5.0 connection and HD Screen. The most recent Bluetooth system allowed for a quick and stable connection that even as I moved through my house provide tremendous clarity and zero drop issues. The HD LED display was bright and easy to read from across the room as the subtle blue lighting really popped and made switching between the connections and adjustments quite easy no matter if you were up close or further away.

The only negative I found with this unit was the included wireless remote. The remote is quite small and pretty flimsy. Yes the feature is a nice add however it just doesn’t match up to the system which over all is built quite well. That aside with a price tag of just $159.99 the Donner Mamp5 Amplifier/Receiver is a great addition or upgrade to any home theater/stereo system that won’t break the bank.

To purchase the Mamp5 header to the Official Donner Amazon Store here.

Donner Launches New PC-02 Podcasting Workstation

Donner Launches New PC-02 Podcasting Workstation

4 Hybrid XLRs, 6 TRS Outs, 10 Effects and USB-C Port configurations ideal for music streamers

Donner, a leading innovator in musical instruments and audio solutions, is thrilled to announce the launch of the latest invention in the podcasting range, Donner PC-02 Podcast Workstation. Designed to empower podcasters and streamers with unparalleled versatility, convenience, and audio quality, the PC-02 is a one-stop shop for performers, musicians and even gamers looking for a versatile live performance tool, as well as recordists seeking added flexibility in their project studios.

PC-02 is an integrated podcast workstation and mixing console that contains hybrid XLR/jack connectors, high gain – low noise preamps with 48V phantom power, 5 physical motorized faders, studio-grade DSP processors, and nine programmable pads for automating mixing functions, with onboard recording and Bluetooth capability. PC-02 is also equipped with Donner’s latest audio algorithms that are utilized on Donner’s effect pedals. Among the ten separate voice effects included are Noise Gate, Compressor, De-esser, EQ (Equalizer), Reverb, Delay, AutoTune, Pitch, Megaphone, and RobotTalk.

By offering an all-in-one solution for livestreaming and podcasting the PC-02 with 4 channel mixer console lets content creators control mic, instruments, game, music, chat, and even a full band performance for the perfect broadcast mix.

“…love the multi USB input and output feature, so much flexibility for further editing, digital faders, 4 independent headphone mixes, programmable pads, this is not just a podcast workstation it’s much more! Donner is raising the bar!” says Athan Hilaki, who is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and an active live streamer. With over 160k followers worldwide, Athan is one of the Top 100 US broadcasters on BIGO LIVE. “So far, I used PC-02 for live streaming, I used it as a DJ mixer, as well as audio interface for guitar looping with an iPad…and more to come!”

Donner PC-02 highlights include:

Standalone podcast production and livestreaming workstation developed for podcasts and performers

5 motorized faders (4 channels + 1 master) and settings can be memorized and controlled individually

4 hybrid XLR/jack inputs for connecting microphones, instruments and line-level devices (w/ two 48 V phantom power for condenser mics)

4 high power headphone output and 2 TRS Balanced MainOUT

10 effects: EQ, Compressor, Noise-Gate, De-esser, Reverb, Delay, Autotune, Pitch, Megaphone, Robottalk

9 programmable pads for triggering on-the-fly effects, employing sound effects, playing external samples, background tracks, or anything you desire

1 optical audio port; 1 USB-C port for connecting computer, mobile phone;

Studio quality mic amp offering a gain boot up to 52dB

Compatible WIN/PC software available for editing the effects and pads from your desktop

A product video of the Donner PC-02 is available for viewing at this URL:

Donner PC-02 is shipping now and available at Donner’s Amazon storefront. Please visit for more information.

Finding the best fast payout online casino

Who doesn’t want to win the big jackpot when gambling. Personally when I gamble and win anything my first response is to figure out the fastest way to cash out and walk away with my winnings. Online gambling has become extremely popular in today’s time and walking away with money is just as important as winning big.

There are a few tips on how to quickly withdraw your casino winnings. When you are looking for sites to gamble at you firstly need to discover the gambling sites with the fastest payments. It is also important to find out which online casinos have the best game selections. Lastly it is important to learn how to avoid delays with cashing out and get the fastest withdrawals.

Why is it important to find a fast payout online casino? Finding the fastest payout means that you can receive your winnings in hours, instead of waiting for days or even weeks sometimes. These casinos realize that it is important to have good customer service and to put the players needs first. This means that players don’t have to worry about how long its going to take to received their money and instead they can focus on enjoying their experience playing online.

Online gambling sites that provide fast payouts allows you to quickly get your winnings from playing games like table games, live casino, or slots. Their sites use the latest technology to speed up your payouts and withdrawals. Fast payouts are important for high-volume players who regularly make withdrawals and deposits. Waiting can cause youi to miss prime winning opportunities and that’s not what we want for sure.

With nearly zero wait time, players can focus on playing to win and not worrying about how fast they can deposit or withdraw their money. This also proves that the casino is trustworthy and cares about their customers. So in conclusion, it might take a little bit of time to find the right online casino but if you take your time you will not be sorry with a fast payout online casino.

Panic Fest 2023 Review

Even before the start of this year’s Panic Fest, “Mayhem” director Joe Lynch was salivating all over social media about Panic Fest, dubbing it one of his favorite film festivals. So we’re now at the point where you don’t have to take my word for it. You would probably get the same reaction from several other actors and directors who’ve attended over the years, but let me reiterate that if you’re in the vicinity of the Screenland Armour in North Kansas City, you should check out Panic Fest. The horror festival gem of the Midwest has slowly been building an audience, of normies like me, horror aficionados, celebrities and everyone in between, and if 2023 was any indication, it’ll continue to grow without losing its indie luster.

Panic Fest kicked off Thursday, April 13, with THE Nicolas Cage as Dracula in “Renfield,” which may have been one of the rowdiest and off-the-wall screenings in America. Slipping into Friday was what people have come to expect, low budget films with a lot to say, like “Give Me an A.” I’m sure the opening five minutes would surely infuriate any self-described “pro-lifer.” This was followed by a screening of Ted Geoghegan’s new film, “Brooklyn 45,” with Ted in attendance. Friday night ended with jam packed screenings of “Sisu” and “Evil Dead Rise,” both crowd pleasers. I can now also brag that I watched the new “Evil Dead” with Barbara Crampton in attendance. Sure we weren’t sitting anywhere near each other, or even in the same row, but I won’t pass up a mild brag.

Saturday may have been the big enchilada as filmmakers and their cast/crew were in attendance for several screenings throughout the day, including “Abuprtio” and “Blue Hour.” Things really kicked off when “Black Mold” had its world premiere with about two dozen members of the cast and crew in attendance. Not to be out done, Joe Lynch led a double feature of films starring Barbara Crampton, “From Beyond” and “We Are Still Here.” Saturday also saw the world premiere of “Bury the Bride,” a film that may just put Spider One on the map once it hits Tubi next month. If you can predict the twist in the film with absolute certainty, props to you.

While the pandemic is fading into the rearview mirror, the effects lingered throughout some of the films. “Trader,” one of my favorites of the fest, was a wild single setting ride, and it wasn’t alone. A lot of films utilized minimal crews, minimal spaces and worked with minimal time. “Invoking Yell,” which I wasn’t too fond of, was impressively shot in 72 hours while “Bury the Bride” managed to fit its insanity in a week of shooting. Even with packed screenings, packed lobbies, and long lines, Panic Fest has yet to lose its repertory cinema charm, highlighting some of the best indie horrors on the festival circuit and not shying away from some bizarre offerings like “Razzennest” and “Trim Season.”

The mix of mainstream and low budget horror has been a staple of Panic Fest, but this year seemed to be another peak scaled by the founders of the genre festival. Co-founders Adam Roberts and Tim Canton talked before nearly every film, talking about where they saw it or how they heard about it, at times, hyping up the crowd while equally showcasing their love of the genre and how much effort goes on throughout the year to get content to Panic Fest. While the festival still boasts an impressive line-up in-person, it also offers an impressive line-up of virtual films, which I am still binging through. While I may still be tired and struggling to focus at work, I can at least say the exhaustion and sleep deprivation was well worth it because Panic Fest remains the best horror fest in the Midwest.

Keeping Your Most Precious Photos Safe and Sound

For all of us who take pride in our photographs, having a reliable method for storage and preservation is essential. But what if you have photos that are irreplaceable—from childhood memories of your first day at school to family vacations spanning generations?

In this blog post, we’ll dive deep into the benefits of using cardstock and how it can help protect your treasured memories and keep them looking as good as new! So read on to learn more about the power of cardstock!

Understanding the Benefits of Cardstock

Cardstock, often called cover stock, is a thick paper with many artistic and practical purposes. For lasting, high-quality papers and crafts, cardstock advantages must be understood. Moreover, because of its durability, it is perfect for printing business cards and invitations. It is flexible for scrapbooking and cardmaking since it comes in many colors and textures.

How to Properly Handle and Store Cardstock

Cardstock is useful for a wide range of projects, but it needs to be handled and stored correctly to last as long as possible. First and foremost, it’s best to avoid bending or creasing the cardstock, as this can weaken it over time. When storing it, keep it in a dry, cool place to prevent moisture damage.

Tips for Printing Professional-Quality Photos on Cardstock

When it comes to printing photos on cardstock, there are a few tips and tricks that can ensure you get the professional quality you’re looking for. First, make sure your printer is set to the highest quality settings and that you’re using the appropriate paper type. Avoid handling the cardstock too much before printing, as this can cause smudging.

If you’re using an inkjet printer, consider allowing the ink to dry overnight before handling the prints. Adjusting the brightness and contrast of your photos ahead of time can also help make sure the colors are right and keep your prints from looking washed out.

Different Kinds of Cardstock and Which Is Best for Your Photos

Choosing the right cardstock is important if we want to keep our memories alive through printed photos.There are several different kinds available, each with its own unique qualities.

For example, matte cardstock looks more professional and cuts down on glare, while glossy cardstock makes colors look more vivid and gives them a shiny sheen. Then there’s luster cardstock, which gives a subtle balance between the two.

However, the best option for your photos largely depends on your personal preferences and how you plan to use them. If you’re aiming for long-lasting durability and sharpness, acid-free cardstock is the way to go.

No matter which kind you choose, though, using cardstock will make sure that your photos will last and be treasured for generations to come.

Preserving Your Most Treasured Memories with Cardstock

There are certain moments in life that we never want to forget. Maybe it’s the day you graduated from college, the day you got married, or the day your child was born. These memories are precious and deserve to be preserved in a special way. That’s where cardstock comes in.

By creating scrapbook pages or memory books with beautiful cardstock, you can capture these important moments and hold onto them forever. The sturdiness of cardstock ensures that your creations will last for years to come, allowing you to revisit those cherished memories whenever you want.

Creating a Timeless Photo Album with Cardstock

We all love looking back at old photos and reminiscing about the memories they hold. But sometimes, those precious pictures get lost in the shuffle or forgotten on a computer drive. That’s where a timeless photo album made with cardstock comes in handy. Not only is it a great way to preserve and display your favorite memories, but it also adds a personal touch and allows for customization. With the versatile nature of cardstock, you can choose from a variety of colors and textures to create a unique album that reflects your style. Plus, the durability of cardstock ensures that your album will stand the test of time and remain a cherished keepsake for years to come.

In conclusion, cardstock provides a timeless, professional quality for preserving your treasured memories. With subtle textures and colors, as well as various sizes, thicknesses, and finishes, photo printing on cardstock can be tailored to any preference.

Whether you are creating a timeless photo album or making one-of-a-kind cards and invitations, understanding the benefits and proper handling of cardstock ensures that your once-in-a-lifetime photos will look their absolute best. Subsequent generations will continue to admire your images through the lifecycle of cardstock when stored properly, allowing years of joy and lasting memories.

MEGACON Orlando 2023 Event Wrap Up

I have attended MEGACON nearly every year since 2010. It is literally one of the biggest fan conventions out there. They cover everything from comics, anime, sci-fi, horror, animation, gaming, & more. It is truly one of my favorite events each year. This year the show took place on Thursday March 30th and ran through Sunday April 2nd. My favorite day to go was Friday, it was busy but also not insane like Saturday usually is. This year, the wife and I even dressed up as a steampunk version of Disney’s Figment and his Dreamfinder. We ended up taking over 35 photos with other fans that stopped us along the way. It was a ton of fun. I have never dressed up for a convention before and it will not be the last time.

The highlight of the convention had to be some of the special events that took place including the Studio Ghibli VIP experience with Hirokatsu Kihara, former Chief Production Officer at Studio Ghibli, who was there to show key pieces of his collection and also to celebrate 35th anniversary this year: My Neighbor Totoro. This was a rare U.S. appearance and one not to miss. If you are a comic fan, Saturday was lit with the 25th anniversary of 300, featuring the man himself Frank Miller, doing a special panel as he discusses the ideas, art, and history that inspired the legendary comic, 300.

Friday was on fire with the following celebrity talent: Cerina Vincent (POWER RANGERS: LOST GALAXY, CABIN FEVER), Greg Sestero (THE ROOM), Sam Raimi (DIRECTOR OF EVIL DEAD AND SPIDER-MAN TRILOGIES), Anthony Michael Hall (JOHN HUGHES’ FILMS, THE DEAD ZONE), Carl Weathers (THE MANDALORIAN, ROCKY), Mercedes Varnado (THE MANDALORIAN, WWE’s SASHA BANKS), Sonequa Martin-Green (STAR TREK: DISCOVERY), COBRA KAI was represented with Ralph Macchio, William Zabka and Martin Kove and more, Henry Winkler (HAPPY DAYS), Tara Strong (TEEN TITANS GO!, MY LITTLE PONY) and Charles Martinet (VOICE OF MARIO)

Saturday brought some overwelming talent including Hayden Christensen (STAR WARS), Rosario Dawson (CLERKS II, AHSOKA), James McAvoy (X-MEN), Chevy Chase (NATIONAL LAMPOON SERIES), John Cleese (MONTY PYTHON), Zachary Levi (SHAZAM), Charlie Cox (DAREDEVIL), Steve Burns (BLUES CLUES), SCREAM cast includes Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy, Neve Campbell, Matthew Lillard, Mark-Paul Gosselaar (SAVED BY THE BELL), Giancarlo Esposito (THE MANDALORIAN, BREAKING BAD) and Vincent D’Onofrio (FULL METAL JACKET, DAREDEVIL)

If you were a anime fan, MEGACON, hooked you up solid with an outrageous guest list including
Christopher Sabat (DRAGON BALL Z, MY HERO ACADEMIA), Zach Aguilar (DEMON SLAYER), Aleks Le (DEMON SLAYER), Abby Trott (DEMON SLAYER), Justin Briner (MY HERO ACADEMIA) and Colleen Clinkenbeard (ONE PIECE, MY HERO ACADEMIA).

Besides just celebrities signing, there is SO MUCH MORE to the convention including a cosplay competition and endless supply of panels and workshops. There is a row of tattoo artists doing their thing as well as Artist Alley featuring Comic Legends, Pro Comic Book artists, and writers. Are you a video game fan? They have a tournament to battle it out and test your skills against other fans. If you are a D&D fan, you can roll for initiative and take part in play sessions.

Honestly, one of the best parts are MEGACON is that it is a family convention. They have activities and attractions for the whole family. I loved walking around and see groups of families all dressed up in costumes. There is so much for a family to do at a show like this. They even have an opportunity to take part in workshops & panels just for kids. Not to mention there is ten of thousands of square feet of shopping for the whole family.

The fun doesn’t end when the convention is over though, they have a ton of great after hours content to enjoy for those visiting. First up there was Karaoke with Emily Swallow (THE MANDALORIAN) kicking off things on Friday night. Also on Friday there was a special, interactive screening of THE ROOM, the best bad movie ever made with Greg Sestero, the actor who plays Mark, doing a live Q&A. That’s just the beginning with Anime After Dark featuring special Cosplay guests, amazing DJs like DJ Awesomeus Prime and DJ Kino, plus Anime, electronic, and hip-hop music all night.

Overall, I think it was a solid weekend, jam packed with tons of great content for everyone. MEGACON definitely stepped it up this year. Everything was easily down from the parking, which they handled very well to the registration, which was incredibly easy. I cannot wait till next year on February 1st through the 4th for the 2024 MEGACON convention! I will be first in line for sure!

Book Review: The Queen’s Gambit

You’ve probably heard of The Queen’s Gambit, Netflix’s limited series from the minds of Scott Frank and Allan Scott. It is one of the most successful offerings on the platform ever and was the streaming giant’s top program in 63 countries within a month of its release according to Yahoo.

Did you know, though, that the series starring Anya Taylor-Joy as a precocious chess player was based on a novel of the same name? The 1983 offering from Walter Tevis could be considered a must-read for anyone who enjoyed the show.

Why Should You Read the Book?

You may think that, because there’s a series out already, there’s no need to read the original text now. Indeed, many people have made the false assumption that books are on the way out because of the rise of streaming platforms. In fact, it’s the opposite that’s true. According to PIA’s study, there was a 25 per cent increase in the number of people reading books in the USA in 2020. The eBook market exploded and raked in more than $1 billion. Those figures highlight that more people are reading than ever, and social media influencers have been part of that push.

However, series could also be playing a part in helping people discover books. With many offerings, like The Queen’s Gambit, being inspired by fiction, fans of the shows may search out the books and new casino no deposit 2023 free money germany to get more detail about the story.

If you loved The Queen’s Gambit series, you will most likely enjoy the book. While the Netflix offering was a faithful adaptation, Tevis’s novel provides a much greater amount of depth around the characters. The fact that it has sold more than 1.5 million copies and has been translated into over 30 languages highlights just how popular it is.

What Makes The Queen’s Gambit a Chess Player’s Bible?

The Queen’s Gambit will appeal to players and non-players of chess alike, thanks to the way Tevis manages to cleverly make the game’s strategies accessible to all readers. However, the book will be particularly appealing to people who’ve played the game before. Indeed, some chess players may consider it to be a bible for the game.

An article in Medium describes The Queen’s Gambit as a “fast-paced and captivating tale,” and emphasizes how it can be an exciting read for all. It also features details about many of the intricacies of the game, however, and chess players can use it as a resource to advise them on their own methods.

Despite being a fictional tale, The Queen’s Gambit’s depiction of a chess player’s rise to greatness can also serve as inspiration. It can spur chess players to enter more tournaments

and try to reach the top. In addition to that, it can motivate people in other fields to try to be the best they can possibly be.

The Queen’s Gambit may have been written forty years ago, but it has stood the test of time. For anyone who has seen the series, it is essential reading. It could also be an excellent text for aspiring chess players to consume

Win Passes to This Year’s Planet Comicon Kansas City


Long before Media Mikes was created – we just cerlebrated our 13th Anniversaryl – I have been a huge supporter of the amazing Planet Comicon Kansas City.


That being said, I’m happy to announce that we have once again teamed up with our KCPC friends and are giving five lucky readers (2) passes to the event.  


The best show in the Midwest, hands down, this years celebrity guests include William Shatner, Richard Dreyfuss, Jeffrey Kramer, Jonathan Frakes, William Daniels and Giancarlo Espisito.


All you have to do is comment below and let us know who you would like to see at a future show.  It’s that simple.


Fi ve random comments will be chosen and those picked will receive (2) passes to this year’s show.


This contest runs through midnight on Wednesday, March 15th.  Winners will be notified by email.  GOOD LUCK!


Take a few minutes to see this great highlight video from last years show HERE

Upcoming TV Shows To Get Excited About In 2023

HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us has taken over the TV world. The show has gone viral on almost every social media platform, from TikTok and Instagram to Twitter, and ratings have steadily increased since the show debuted on January 15, 2023. The series has received critical acclaim, with The Ringer concluding that the game adaptation curse has ended thanks to it. The Last of Us was one of the first new shows released this year, and it’s making many people feel optimistic about the direction of the TV industry in 2023. 

Viral Sensations

Over the last three years, several shows have reached viral status, much like The Last of Us. In 2020, it was Tiger King and Outer Banks. In 2021, it was Squid Game, and last year, according to this ExpressVPN article on streaming in 2022, it was Stranger Things, Ozark, and Wednesday. To say television has been on an upward trend is an understatement, and many titles are expected to continue this growth in 2023. Below are a few upcoming TV shows to look forward to this year.

Daisy Jones & The Six

Daily Jones & The Six is an upcoming American miniseries that will be released on Amazon Prime on March 3, 2023. It is based on the novel of the same name by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and it follows a rock band in the 1970s as they navigate stardom in Los Angeles. The show is fictional and inspired by the author’s childhood experience watching Fleetwood Mac performances, but it will use a documentary style to present the story. The main cast includes Riley Keough (who played Marie Currie in the 2010 biopic The Runways), Camila Morrone, and Sam Claflin. 

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is a Paramount+ musical and romantic comedy series based on the Grease musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. It will premiere on April 6, 2023. The show is a prequel to the two Grease films and will take place four years before the first movie’s events. It will follow a group of Rydell High students who become the founding members of the iconic Pink Ladies clique. 

Yellowjackets (Season 2)

After its debut in November 2021, the American thriller drama series Yellowjackets received critical acclaim and several accolades, including seven Emmy Awards nominations. To no surprise, the show was renewed for a second season, which will premiere on March 26, 2023, on Showtime. The show’s first season follows a New Jersey girls’ football team who crash in the Ontario wilderness after flying to Seattle for a tournament. The group are stranded for 19 months, and the second season will follow their continued survival in the wilderness but also jump forward to their current lives in 2021. 

The quality of television comes and goes, whether it’s the acting or the writing. The CW’s Riverdale is one example of this as Collider state that Riverdale has several abandoned subplots, and many others have said it’s one of the worst-written TV shows in years. But the future of television is once again looking bright as we’re getting more and more impressive stories and performances on our screens. Considering it’s still early in 2023 and many titles are still being released, television fans are in for a treat this year. 

5 Best Rivers For Watersports In Canada

Although Canada has long been a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful landscapes and vibrant cities, it is quickly becoming a hotspot for those interested in water sports. If you’re looking for ideas on where to go water skiing or surfing on your next trip to Canada, keep reading!

People from the ground can’t possibly comprehend. A Canadian spring is not complete without time spent on the waters inside a canoe

Here are five rivers to satiate your appetite if you’re into frothy holes and monster whitewater waves after winter months spent indoors playing online slots with Thunderbolt casino bonuses.

1. The Yukon River

While many people opt for a leisurely float downstream the Yukon to take in the beauty of inner Alaska, some travelers would want to include some additional stops along the way.

Some people opt to take the riskier Charley River trip so that they may observe the local fauna. Others choose to take detours along the Yukon River to see historical sites. There will be no RVs, automobile exhaust, or lines. Traveling along the Yukon River and the wilderness of eastern Interior Alaska, you will find peace and quiet and be awed by the region’s stunning natural scenery.

River rafting is one of many ways to enjoy the Yukon’s wildness, but it’s hard to top for sheer excitement. Longer trips take you down adventurous and wild rivers and pass through some of the world’s most tranquil landscapes. On the shorter courses, you may be able to avoid getting wet, but let’s be honest; being wet is half the fun.

2. Niagara River

Take a thrilling trip down the Niagara River inside an open-air jet boat for an unforgettable experience on your trip to Niagara. Nothing beats a trip down the Niagara River, but you can be sure you will get wet!

Now is your chance to view some of the Niagara River’s most spectacular sights.

Paddle your kayak with knowledgeable tour leaders through the marshland and through the islands that were so important to the early settlers of the Niagara Frontier. Put in at Strawberry Island for a break, and enjoy the pebble beach and the pristine river water. Seeing the falls is the main attraction at Niagara Falls, and a ride on the Maid of the Mist is among the most iconic ways to experience them. Since the 1840s, tourists have used these boats to travel to and from the bottom of the falls. The Maid of the Mist takes you so close to the waterfall that you’ll likely get soaked, but they supply raincoats and say it’s one of the greatest ways to see Niagara Falls.

3. Saint Lawrence River

The St. Lawrence River, which borders Quebec City, is much more than a pretty sight. Communities and neighborhoods thrive along its banks; it serves as a gateway to and from the area and a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Ice canoes were formerly a practical means of transportation and communication between the town of Lévis and the province of Quebec but are now only used for fun.

Take on these mighty waterways by alternating between pushing and rowing as you leave the ancient city behind you. Experience the thrill of an ice canoe racing and hear the crisp sound of breaking ice beneath your feet.

Take a short trip out to Baie de Beauport, and you may enjoy a variety of water sports on the St. Lawrence River without traveling too far from the city. In this one-of-a-kind marine setting, people can be found kayaking, sailing catamarans, windsurfing, kite surfing, and stand-up paddling.

4. Bow River

Set out on a thrilling rafting adventure over level 3-4 rapids and large waves, guaranteeing a good time and soaking. Watch out for local species and take in the breathtaking scenery as you make your way through Horseshoe Canyon on the Bow River.

Relax in a canoe along the Bow River with the kids. Expect breathtaking panoramas of Banff National Park as well as the surrounding Canadian Rockies. This excursion is suitable for novices and veterans alike and will surely be a memorable experience for the entire family.

5. Athabasca River

On the Athabasca River, whitewater rafting is among the most thrilling activities you can partake in. First, take a bus for 30 minutes to the river below Athabasca Falls. Prepare for your dive by donning a wetsuit and other safety gear.

Before you embark on the 6-person, self-bailing raft, your skilled, licensed guide will go through each of the rafting and safety precautions with you. You can hear the crashing of Athabasca Falls as you set sail. As your guide skillfully maneuvers the river beneath the towering granite cliffs of the Athabasca Canyon, the raft will meet a roiling stir of whitewater to carry you downstream.

Experience the beauty of nature in all its glory on the tranquil Athabasca River in Jasper National Park. On this multi-mile float excursion with a small group, expect to get wet but nothing too dangerous due to the Class II rapids. As you travel, your guide will tell you interesting anecdotes about the locals.

This three-hour Athabasca River Canyon Run is sure to be one of the highlights of your time in Jasper. To ensure that you and your loved ones have an unforgettable white water rafting adventure, your guides undergo extensive training and have a genuine passion for what they do.

While on the water, you may take in the breathtaking views of Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Explore the riverbanks in search of animals, or just relax in the midst of the exciting white water rapids.

Take Away

One can participate in a wide variety of water activities in Canada thanks to the abundance of rivers. Canoes and kayaks are two types of watercraft that can be rented in a number of the province’s municipalities and parks. They also offer advice on selecting the appropriate gear and organizing the best routes for excursions.

EWR Digital: Enterprise SEO Experts Who Get Your Site To Rank

Search engines are the new shopping windows. When a potential client want to buy a new product, their first stopover is on Google and other search engines. The information they obtain from the search results guide the next course of action.

As an entrepreneur, your business will appear on the search results if you have SEO-optimized website. No one will come to your page if it is not in love with Google. While optimization is simple for small businesses, enterprise level ventures can have some challenges. The ranking journey for this level calls for someone with enterprise SEO expertise.

Here is where an enterprise SEO agency comes into play. But why should you consider working with one? Here are some reasons:

Opportunity to work with experts

Making your enterprise website rank is not an easy course. Unlike other sites, enterprise businesses has complex websites that feature hundreds of pages. You will need to optimize each of these pages to help your business rank well in the search engines. This goal can be hard to achieve without the help of an expert.

When you work with a SEO agency such as EWR Digital, you have an opportunity to enjoy experts support. The agency have professionals who have been in the enterprise SEO industry for several years. They will dedicate their time on your task to ensure your site succeeds to rank on the first page and positions on Google results.

It will save ranking time and money

Certainly, ranking a website takes time. You can work on the project for weeks, months, or years without any substantial results. During the time, new updates pops up which delay your road to better ranking. Without the support of an expert in enterprise SEO, you will spend a lot of time and get little results.

At EWR Digital, we specialize in helping enterprises realize their SEO optimization objectives. To maintain our status as one of the top SEO companies, we’re always improving our SEO knowledge and testing new methods. With this dedication and commitment, enterprises that consider out services can expect to rank well and faster saving their time and money.

Improves your sales

Are you struggling to drive sales online? You launched your venture years ago. Everything was working perfectly until it reached the enterprise level. Despite attracting large audience only a few who become leads and buy your products. You are wondering what might be the issue yet you have a SEO expert in your team.

If this is your situation, you need to opt for enterprise SEO services. Your SEO experts might be a good idea but cannot work for your company at this level. Enterprise SEO comes with a package of elements that determine your ranking and sales level.

With an agency offering enterprise SEO, you can boost your sales within a short period. The agency will fix every nut and issues that are hurting your sales. So, consider EWR Digital for this purpose.

Enhances efficiency

Your online success requires a well-thought out SEO strategy. You need to plan your online activities and actions effectively. However, this requires a huge resource to achieve particularly for an enterprise business. You will need to hire a team of web technicians, SEO professionals, and content writers to oversee the development and implementation of your strategy.

Accumulating such resources is not easy. A SEO agency such as EWR Digital has resources and teams to help you handle your strategy. They will help you remain at the top of your niche by keeping an eye on your site and make any changes in the real time. This way, you will save your money and improve efficiency in your online venture.

Guarantee sustainable ranking

No doubt, many websites that topped the search results last year no longer hold the position. Some even do not appear on the first page of these results. But there are few sites you will never miss at the top positions regardless of Google updates. How does these sites manage to maintain their position?

Many enterprise business owners have the same question. Their sites do not last longer at the top positions in search results. Maybe you are a victim of the same trend too. Considering an enterprise SEO agency can save you from this consistent frustrations.

A good agency will work on your SEO areas such as technical, on-page and off-page SEO. They will help you fix other issues that hurt your ranking. EWR digital is one of the few agencies offering enterprise SEO that will help your pages enjoy sustainable ranking. So, it is important to consider such agencies.

As you can, working with an enterprise SEO agency comes with unlimited benefits. You will enjoy sustainable ranking, save your money, and work with experts.

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