Today's glimpse at nerd culture going mainstream. Read more:
Extra: Emily Ratajkowski is the cowgirl we all want to be in Texas
PC Gamer: The cosplayer who turned a passion into a business
Kotaku: Cosplay Is Outgrowing Cosplay Conventions
Closer to home, here are the news links also worth a peek tonight . . .
Kansas City Fire Dept. K9 Winning
The Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department unveiled a new member to its team Monday.Meet Zoom, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever.The fire department said Zoom is a "live find K9," which means he is trained to search for and locate trapped or lost human victims. "Zoom locates a human scent and narrows the 'source odor' to a small area and gives a continuous barking alert until his handler arrives at that location," the department said in a Facebook post.
Talking The Dotte Today
Segment 1: An iconic KCK neighborhood teeters on the brink of change. Strawberry Hill overlooks the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, I-70, the West Bottoms and downtown. It's maintained its identity as a Croatian neighborhood, despite several waves of new arrivals and teetering on the edge of gentrification for more than a decade.
Fanboys Celebrate Future
Just call him Patrick Mahomes, NFL Draft analyst. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and reigning NFL most valuable player will join host Robin Roberts of Good Morning America on the set before the first pick on ABC's opening-night draft coverage, as announced by the network in a press release Monday afternoon.
Celebrate Rock Chalk Tech Jocks
Wichita State student Jonathan Gallegos said gamers on campus felt like an afterthought. "The school wasn't really supporting us," Gallegos said. This semester, the support came. Gallegos is now a varsity athlete. He competes under Wichita State's name against other schools across the country.
Show-Me Vaporware Believers
Missouri panel planning out next moves to land Hyperloop
Pitch Transitions Into Hipster Shopper
Pirate's Bone is having a closing-party fundraiser, True Food Kitchen opens on the Plaza, and more: KC's food and drink events for March 25-31
Courtesy Casual Animal Monday, March 25 Meet Lidia Bastianich tonight at her restaurant, Lidia's Kansas City (101 West 22nd Street), during a four-course meal honoring the paperback release of her memoir, My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family and Food.
Kansas City Sunshine Warning
Cloudy skies will prevail around the region Monday through the overnight hours. Low will to drop into the upper 30s. Sunshine returns on Tuesday with a high...
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