Are you surrounded by hungry geeks who need candy right now?! Maybe you’re having an RPG party, game night, geektastic birthday that needs fun candy or maybe you want to send a gift to a nerdy pal who needs a little love. No matter the occasion, I scrounged up some truly adorable and geeky candy gifts that you can snag for only a few galleons or sickles.
Gather your gold and grab a gift worthy of adventuring…
It’s that time of the galactic year again: May the Fourth be with you! Sure, you’re probably already inundated with merch from the new Star Wars rebooted universe, but this DIY tutorial HAD to be shared. Why? Because it’s for spinning BB-8 heels. Seriously, the heels are BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and they SPIN.
This year is #FortyYearsofPointedEars for my favorite graphic novel series, Wendy and Richard Pini’s Elfquest. They are heading to Chicago’s C2E2 which means I’m finally going to get to meet my heroes. Here’s how Elfquest has impacted me (in life, career, and elsewhere) and how I plan to make the best use of my brief moments with them.
Have you met your heroes?
This is a fellow geek in despair. My fiance and I just bought a house here in MN and we wanted to create the ultimate cool video game/geek basement. The problem is, there are just no offbeat interior designers AT ALL. We wanted someone who understood the geek vision and make everything harmonious. Someone who would understand what golden snitches or a sonic screwdrivers are.
Know anyone in the Twin Cities area who could help?
Jayme and David are the nerdiest of nerd parents and are welcoming their new baby with a bang. Their maternity session guest starred Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th. We’re a little late for our last Friday the 13th, but who would ever say no to a repeat event?!
This is a killer horror geek maternity shoot…
As I start my work week post-pop culture convention (this time around C2E2 in Chicago!), I reminisce about meeting Evanna Lynch, touching base with some of my faves in Artist Alley, meeting up with a friend dressed as Negan (bat with torn scalp included), and start to feel that familiar throat tingle of an impending cold. Yep, it’s “con crud.”
Here’s how to avoid it…
I’m still undecided on what the definitive term should be for these pastries: hand pies, turnovers, pasties… I guess it all depends on how they’re folded, but I imagine someone knows the real rules. Either way, give me a mini pie any day of the week. I made a few recipes (two of which for a couple of my favorite fandoms!), and they’re here for your folding, turning over, and eating needs. Let’s talk some of my favorite hand pie recipes.
Oh hey, I don’t just spend my time at ren faires, I also spend them geeking out at pop culture conventions. Because of course I do. If you’ve never been to a pop culture convention and are of the geekier persuasion, you might be missing out on some major fun. There are hundreds of pop culture conventions around the world that span from traditional comic book conventions to book conventions, anime conventions, and specialty conventions of all flavors. If you’re heading to your own local convention for the first time, I’ve got some basics rules and tips to make it more enjoyable. Let’s talk about pop culture convention tips for surviving your first con.