Lederhosen: the pants behind the party

There are misconceptions surrounding the Bavarian mystery that is Lederhosen. Not many people know exactly where these leather luxuries originated or for what purpose they served.... Continue Reading

Have a beer and kill a zombie

EXP Entertainment’s Oct. 1 free downtown public gaming event succeeded in bringing gamers together and giving them the things they like: video games, booze, pulsing electronic music and free prizes.... Continue Reading

A homage to steampunk: The 35th annual Vancouver sci-fi and fantasy convention

From Alchemy to Zeppelins was the theme of this year’s Science Fiction and Fantasy convention, which took place in Richmond from Oct. 1-3. The convention was all about the little known genre of a special kind of science fiction: Steampunk.... Continue Reading

Merida, Mexico: The split city

Merida is truly a city of two distinctly different worlds. There is an undeniable European feel to the city, largely because the majority of the buildings were built in a colonial Spanish style of architecture. This makes it unique and beautiful to explore.... Continue Reading

Jammin’ with ginger

This is Kristi Alexandra. She loves music. She’s also a ginger. And she does have a soul. And she likes music with soul, too.... Continue Reading

Groat in the sack

This is Jeff Groat. He’s the Runner’s sex columnist. He has only one qualification for the job: his last name sounds like a dirty word. That’s good enough for us. ... Continue Reading


He shoved the bodies away, finding that he no longer winced at the way they lifelessly bobbed against the walls in zero gee. In the small radiation safe room, it wasn’t long before he had to shove them away again.... Continue Reading

Shifting Ice Chapter 14: A Kingdom For A Foxhole

Vintis was awoken by the sound of the door chime. It stirred awake, reaching over for Klezyp but failing to find it. It took a second for it to remember that Klezyp was off to the southernmost settlement to count the local Oulu. Groggily, it got out of bed, stretched, and then donned the specially made robe that allowed its back fins to be exposed to the feeding lights strewn throughout the ceiling. It switched those lights on as the door chimed again.... Continue Reading

Tofino’s hidden historical gem

We had been hiking for 45 minutes and still there was no sign of our end goal. The trail had been long and treacherous, at times our advancement was slowed to only a half dozen feet per minute.... Continue Reading

Taking the scenic road down south

Whether there’s just one, or there are five of you, it’s easy to go on an outdoorsy two week vacation for under $500. All you need is a car and a tent. Between most cities, there are stretches of national parks where camping is available without even reserving in advance, although it is recommended to reserve wherever possible so your campground isn’t booked up. ... Continue Reading

Comic Wars

According to Jason Thibault, the iPad will finally give readers a device on which they can read a comic book or webcomic without being disrupted simply because the page doesn’t fit on the screen. Apple’s tablet will do for books what iTunes and iPods did for CDs: Make them obsolete.... Continue Reading

Jammin with Ginger

This is Kristi Alexandra. She loves music. She’s also a ginger. And she does have a soul. And she likes music with soul, too.... Continue Reading

Halo’s Reach a game to remember

The latest installment of the Halo video game series, Halo: Reach is a stunning epic that follows the much-alluded-to fall of one of the most heavily fortified planets in the game’s universe: the Earth-like colony known as Reach.... Continue Reading

Caught between the pages in a love affair with books

Have you ever walked into a Chapters or Indigo and as soon as you find yourself entering the doorway, your hands immediately get clammy with anticipation? Do you ever get a dizzying head rush just thinking about the sweet sound that a freshly cracked book spine makes? ... Continue Reading

Groat in the sac

What a glorious day it is when your birthday comes around each year. You get gifts, you get money, you get 67 facebook messages. ... Continue Reading