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Rand Bellavia

Rand Bellavia is half of the Filk Pop Nerd Rock band Ookla the Mok. They’ve been playing at science fiction and comic book conventions since 1994. Their clever, media-savvy lyrics, catchy melodies, and accessible power-pop sound have made them a cult-sensation with nerds everywhere. With song titles like Super Powers, Welcome to the Con, Arthur Curry, Kang the Conqueror, and Stop Talking About Comic Books or I’ll Kill You, it’s easy to see why.

Rand and Ookla the Mok have won four Pegasus Awards, and the 2014 Logan Award for Outstanding Original Comedy Song. Ookla the Mok had the most requested song on Dr. Demento in 2012 (“Tantric Yoda”) and 2013 (“Mwahaha”). Rand co-wrote the theme song for the Disney cartoon Fillmore, and his vocals are the first thing you hear on Gym Class Heroes’ Top Five hit “Cupid’s Chokehold.”

In his secret identity, Rand is the Director of the Montante Library at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York. He has lectured and presented at international conferences on the subject of comics and libraries. Rand is like the Internet, except he smells nice.

RANDom Access Memory August 2018
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Dreadstar, Animal Man, and The Avengers all show up in this month’s RANDom Access Memory looking back at 40 years of comic book memories.

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July 2018
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This month: It’s the original Guardians of the Galaxy, the first issue of The Falcon, and Sandman makes an appearance in JLA.

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Random Access Memory
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Rand Bellavia is back to share his fond memories of decades of comic collecting and reading in this month’s Random Access Memory.

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Random Access Memory May 2018
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Rand Bellavia is back to share his fond memories of decades of comic collecting and reading in this month’s Random Access Memory.

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Rand Bellavia is back to share his fond memories of decades of comic collecting and reading in this month’s Random Access Memory.

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Random Access Memory March 2018
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Rand Bellavia is back to share his fond memories of decades of comic collecting and reading in this month’s Random Access Memory.

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Random Access Memory February 2018 Comic Book Memories Ookla the Mok Rand Bellavia
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Rand Bellavia is back to share his fond memories of decades of comic collecting and reading in this month’s Random Access Memory.

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Random Access Memory January 2018
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Rand Bellavia is back to share his fond memories of decades of comic collecting and reading in this month’s Random Access Memory.

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RANDom Access Memory December 2017
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Rand Bellavia is back to share his fond memories of decades of comic collecting and reading in this month’s Random Access Memory.

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Rand Bellavia is back to share his fond memories of decades of comic collecting and reading in this month’s Random Access Memory.

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Random Access Memory October 2017
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Rand Bellavia is back to share his fond memories of decades of comic collecting and reading in this month’s Random Access Memory.

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Rand Bellavia is back to share his fond memories of decades of comic collecting and reading in this month’s Random Access Memory.

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Random Access Memory August 2017
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Rand Bellavia is back to share his fond memories of decades of comic collecting and reading in this month’s Random Access Memory.

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Rand Bellavia is back to share his fond memories of decades of comic collecting and reading in this month’s Random Access Memory.

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