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, and ... yes, this sounds familiar, doesn't it? Sounds a lot like Boskone, the sci-fi and fantasy convention that is slated to take place in the exact same location -- the Westin Boston Waterfront -- on February 18-20.
The BBC reports that Mattel is altering the official rules of Scrabble to enable players to gain points for proper nouns: names of people, places, brands, and more.
Pardon my language, but what the fuck is this bullshit? "Proper nouns" is a broad enough category that it seems like someone could conceivably play practically any combination of letters and then find some person, place, or institution making use of it.
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