How We Hype is a twice-monthly feature on Hypable where we tell you what we’re doing in fandom over the weekend!
Finally starting ‘The Legend of Korra’ – Brittany Lovely
When ReWatchable embarked on the six month mission to bring Avatar: The Last Airbender into my life, I was skeptical to say the least. What was all the hype surrounding this cartoon from Nickelodeon? Soon after the first few weeks, two episodes of Avatar every seven days was not enough. The series flew by and ReWatchable moved on to cover Freaks and Geeks. And while it was fun to revisit a show I immensely enjoyed, the countdown to Korra was ever present in my peripheral vision.
Introduction weekend is finally here for Korra! I personally cannot wait to record the first episode and dive into the series even if it is for only two episodes and everyone I loved from the past is dead… Wait. Why do I want to do this?
Attending BEA – Karen Rought
I’ll be joining Jen, Laura, and Michal in NYC and attending Book Expo America. This is a great place to get ARCs and find out which books are gaining the most buzz. It’s also a great place to meet some of your favorite authors! We’ll be on the look out for James Dashner, Leigh Bardugo, Jesse Eisenberg, Sara Raasch, Carrie Ryan, and more.
Falling down the Brandon Sanderson rabbit hole – Caitlin Kelly
As a sci-fi/fantasy fan, it seems a crime that before this week, I’d never picked up a Brandon Sanderson novel. I first heard about him when he was selected to finish the Wheel of Time series, but I have yet to finish those books. In looking for my next book to read, though, I finally decided to read some Sanderson and quickly devoured Steelheart and the short story set in the Reckoners universe, Mitosis. I’m currently zipping through the sequel novel, Firefight, and once I finish that, I plan to delve into the Mistborn series. Oh yeah, and I’m reading these via audiobook, so insert the familiar Audible plug here.
Reading ‘Something Like Thunder’ – Andrew Sims
I’m a sucker for gay romance fiction (not the corny type… necessarily). Jay Bell has been writing one book in the Something Like series roughly once per year, and the latest book has just been released, titled Something Like Thunder. If you’re interested, definitely start with Something Like Summer — it’s the first, and absolute best, in the series so far.
By the way, while we’re on the topic of this genre: Be sure to pick up the Who We Are series by TJ Klune.
Seeing ‘Aloha’ – Kristen Kranz
When I heard that Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, and Alec Baldwin were all associated with the same movie, it went on my watch list. With a cast that great, how could it be anything but brilliant? When you add in the fact that it’s directed and written by Cameron Crowe, it becomes a must see. He’s got a host of great films behind him (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire, Say Anything…), and while he hasn’t hit the ball out of the park in a while, this film looks like it could be a home run. Aloha appears to be all about looking back at what you’ve accomplished and seeing what new curveballs life can throw your way at the same time. Hopefully it lives up to the hype in my head, but it’s got some high expectations to exceed.
Finally watching ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ – Selina Wilken
“What’s a Mad Max?” – Me, circa April 2015. Having never watched a Mad Max movie, and regarding it with the same vague indifference as I would Bourne Identity or Mission: Impossible (basically any old male-led James Bond-wannabe movie), I had absolutely zero interest in spending my hard-earned money on this.
Then came the reviews, full of awe and surprise and in some cases outrage — it seemed like no one really expected Mad Max: Fury Road to be what it was. Unapologetically feminist and hardcore violent, Mad Max suddenly became a must-see in my circles, and naturally, if the anti-feminists hate it, I HAVE to watch it. I’m excited… and a little terrified, because it looks brutal.