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What’s Hot In Nerd Culture-January

by Bobby Walch

TV

Nerdfighter members Amanda Bateman and Rachel Painter discussed how they were both enjoying the new Marvel miniseries “Agent Carter.” The show depicts Agent Peggy Carter from the film “Captain America: The First Avenger.” The series explores how Peggy has to deal with constantly being seen as only the love interest of Captain America and the sexism of the 1940s while she tries to compete in a male-dominated field. “It’s so refreshing to see Marvel focusing on a female character,” Bateman said. “I’m excited to see what’s going to happen next.” “Agent Carter” is on A.B.C., Tuesdays, at 9 p.m.

Michael Rodriquez said, “I’m more of a D.C.-Comic fan and I’m looking forward to seeing “Gotham” and “Flash.” “Flash” is a series about superhero The Flash on the C.W., Tuesdays, at 8 p.m. “Gotham” is a series about the fictional city Gotham before Batman. It is shown Mondays, on Fox, at 8 p.m.

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Music

“One Direction’s new album, ‘Four,’ was recently released. My favorite song on the album is ‘Act my Age,’” said Jessica Milewski, a fan of the group. One Direction’s album “Four” was released, November 17, 2014. “My favorite guy in One Direction has to be Harry Styles,” she said.

Video Games

Pitt-Greensburg freshman Amanda Sepp talked about how she was excited for the new “Legend of Zelda” video game, “Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask,” for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is a remake—the original came out on the Nintendo 64, in 2000. “I’m a huge fan of ‘Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time,’” she said. “So I hope this new installment lives up to my expectations.”

Anime

Freshman Nerdfighter member Stephen Runzo talked to the group about how he has been patiently awaiting the second season of the anime series “Durarara.” Runzo informed the group that “Durarara” is “an anime about color gangs with fantasy elements. The last installment was in 2010, and fans have been waiting almost five years to receive the new installment of the series.”

Upcoming Events on Campus

The organization’s secretary, Steph Russick, said that she was excited about “Tolkien Fest.” “Tolkien Fest” is an event being planned by the organization to celebrate the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. At this event, they are planning to watch the three “Lord of the Rings” films (“Fellowship of the Ring,” “Two Towers,” and “Return of the King”), in addition to holding booths of a variety of Tolkien-related activities. Nerdfighters are seeking the assistance of other campus clubs to help with running booths during the all-day event. “Tolkien Fest” will take place on Saturday, February 28, 2015, from noon to 10 p.m. “Second Breakfast,” “Afternoon Tea,” and “Supper” will be provided to attendees.

Nerdfighters meet biweekly, in Village Hall 118, at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015. If you are interested in joining their mailing list, you can email the club President, Bobby Walch, at rjw@pitt.edu.

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