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Spinning BB-8 heels tutorial

May the Fourth be with these spinning BB-8 heels (with a tutorial!)

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.

On meeting your heroes: the Elfquest creators who helped create me

On meeting your heroes: the Elfquest creators who helped create me

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?

Where can you find offbeat interior designers for geeky decor advice?

Where can you find offbeat interior designers for geeky decor advice?

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?

Sick sad geeky world: How to avoid con crud

Sick sad geeky world: How to avoid con crud (aka nerd flu!)

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…

Con survival guide: What to expect at your first pop culture convention

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.

Geeky slippers for everyone as seen on @offbeatbride #geeky #slippers

Get your foot snuggles on with these nerdy, light-up, and heated slippers

For cold, dreary nights, you need a solid pair o’ slips. And when you can look chic geeky as hell at the same time, even better. Here are 30 of favorite geeky, light-up, and heated slippers to warm your tootsies in classy-ass style. Keep an eye out for 8-bit Nintendo, Star Wars, Doctor Who, dinosaurs, emojis, and Hobbit feet.

Bridging the gap with my children’s interests: Why one geeky dad is learning to love cartwheels

I’m beginning to have an understanding of what my father felt when he came home after working all day, grabbed our baseball mitts, and stepped into my room to ask if I wanted to play catch. He would usually find me on the floor of my room, in the midst of a galactic battle between good and evil, Empire and Rebellion. Now that I’m a father, I find myself with two young daughters who have the same view of their father as their grandfather once held.

The 25 most adorable cosplayers at Comic-Con

EEEEP! I am loving this round-up of 25 adorable cosplayers at Comic-Con — it’s the perfect antidote for those of us nursing our “I can’t go to Comic-Con” blues. How can you feel sad when such a cute version of Iron Man exists?! Here are a few more of my faves!