You don’t have to be a gaming geek or an anime aficionado to enjoy Indy PopCon. Now in its fourth year, the pop culture convention at the Indiana Convention Center is sure to have something for everyone. Don’t miss these things to do and people to see Friday through Sunday. The voices behind some of your favorite TV shows are coming together for this panel to discuss their careers and the business of animation.
Surprising absolutely no one, Nintendo has announced it will release a Super Nintendo Entertainment System-themed follow-up to last year's NES Classic, automatically becoming THE hot gadget for this fall. Arriving Sept. 29, the SNES Classic will include 21 games from the 16-bit console, ranging from launch title "Super Mario World" to RPG favorites "Final Fantasy III" and "Secret of Mana." The console — assuming you can find one — will retail for $79.99.
In the not-too-distant future — this Monday A.D. — Twitch and Shout Factory are teaming up for what could become an annual tradition: a pre-Fourth of July "Mystery Science Theater 3000" marathon. Starting at 2 p.m. Monday and running through July 2, Shout's Twitch channel will run 38 episodes from the original 10-season run. Each 90-minute episode will be padded out by additional shorts and what Shout is calling "bonus content."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".