Saturday, March 31, 2012

LastWhovian Video

YouTube's LastWhovian channel posted a video last July that someone just pointed out to me on Facebook that really does a nice job of spanning the new series as a montage-slash-Mega-Marathon-Trailer.  Check it out!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Marvel Avengers Movie Marathon May Third

Keep an eye on the growing list of locations where AMC Theaters will be hosting the Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon on May Third, culminating in a May Fourth Midnight showing of the new Avengers movie.  The films leading up to the new movie, in order of their release, will be Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger.  It should be a bladder-challenging blast!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Gary Con IV Reports

The Gary Con IV aftermath reports continue to come in with Bruce Heard's blog and information on the many former TSR employees who made it to the reunion.  Read more here!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spock at 81

Actor and celebrity Leonard Nimoy turned 81 years old yesterday.  He's been a geek icon for almost longer than there have been geeks.  As I was surfing some of his accomplishments, I couldn't help revisiting this old gem . . .

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Makerbot TV Season 2 Episode 3

Makerbot TV's YouTube channel explores the concept of open source and why makerbot embraces that ideal.  Enjoy!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

tetsubo57 Speaks out on Edition Wars

YouTuber tetsubo57 speaks out on Edition Wars in one of his latest video.  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gary Con IV is Underway!

Here are some pics from Gary Con eve, the scheduled gaming begins tomorrow.    I was surprised by the early turnout and I was lucky enough to get into a couple of early games.  The first was a game of Kingsburg with Wayne (The Keeepr) and Dale Ann who love this game and teach it very well.  I definitely had a shot right up through the end.  Then a bit later, daiglo, The Skach, and howandwhy99, along with a few others, played a couple of fast games of Wits & Wagers.  Great fun!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

70 Billion Pixels Budapest

From 360world.eu, there's a very cool photo called the "70 Billion Pixels Budapest" which is "The largest photo on Earth."  It must be seen to be believed!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wil Gaming with Friends

Wil Weaton has a new gaming and video project that looks like it is going to be a fun thing to watch.  It will combine gaming, celebrities, and fun.  Check out more on his YouTube channel!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Tumblr Site for RPG Kickstarter Projects

There's a new Tumblr site for RPG Kickstarter Projects that every tabletop gamer should bookmark.  Check it out here (and check it regularly)!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Traveling Group Of Medieval Mummers Is America's Top Pick For Holiday Entertainment

The Onion has a funny vdeo from last holiday season entitled "Traveling Group Of Medieval Mummers Is America's Top Pick For Holiday Entertainment" that will crack you up.  Enjoy!


Traveling Group Of Medieval Mummers Is America's Top Pick For Holiday Entertainment

Saturday, March 17, 2012

RIP MAR "Phil" Barker

The gaming community lost one of its early giants yesterday with the death of MAR "Phil" Barker (1929-2012).  Famed for his T├ękumel setting, you can read more about his long career as a professor, author, and gamer at the tekumelfoundation.org  He will be missed.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Highly Reactive Touch Screens

On Microsoft Research's YouTube channel, there's a cool new video showing some of the advancements being made in the reaction speeds of touch screen technology.  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

That Game of Thrones Yarn

Over on GeeksAreSexy.net, you can fine a collection of crocheted Stark family dolls.  Check it out!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Walworth Country Today on Gary Con

As many know, Gary Con IV is one week away but it always helps to get the word out.  Many thanks to the Walworth County Today news website for highlighting this fun event in their recent article titled "Gary Con lives on in Lake Geneva" and I hope it inspires even higher attendance this year.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Artwork from The Hobbit Worldwide

Check out some of the artwork displayed over on the pblancho.free.fr site known as H.O.B.B.I.T.I.S.H., AKA Hobbitish Or " Bilbo Baggins" Illustrated", The International Sketched Hobbit.  You'll find much of it quite inspirational.  Just look at some of the variations on the Ogre encounter!



Monday, March 12, 2012

Marvin the Mage

Marvin the Mage is a fun new character from Mudpuppy Comics that follows a hapless spellcaster in a fantasy gaming mileau.  I have no doubt that any tabletop roleplayers will get quite a kick from this funny, funny stuff.  It's chock full of nostalgia and RPG-cultural references that many gamers will love.  As artist Jim Wampler puts it,  “No Dungeons, No Dragons, and 100% of the adult daily requirement of satire.”  I was lucky enough to be the 300th Like on their Facebook page and won a personalized frame which you can see below.  Enjoy!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

NASA Debunks Mayan Calendar End of World Theories

NASA has gone to considerable trouble debunking end-of-the-world theories in the following YouTube video.  I wonder what they are hiding!?!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

GenCon Panel (Featuring Gary Gygax) from 2007

I was recently pointed to a panel from GenCon 2007 that featured Gary Gygax that might be of some interest to folks as we were just last weekend remembering his passing in 2008.  (They are numbered One, Two, and Four, but there doesn't seem to have been a third part.)  Check them out.



Friday, March 9, 2012

Monster Stock Art & Minis from Inkwell Ideas

Here's an update on the excellent Kickstarter Project being touted by Inkwell Ideas that includes both Monster Stock Art & Minis.  They've surpassed their $4500 goal, their $5500 goal, and even their $6500 goal.  With each $1K over the original $4500, they've added to the output and are gung ho to do even more if they reach $7500 by the final deadline.  Check it out and see if you'd like to get on board.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Chicago Gameday 31 - March 17, 2012 - Player Sign Ups

If you are looking for some fun and excitament in the form of gaming for March 17th, then look no further than Chicago Gameday 31 at Games Plus in Mount Prospect, IL.  Player sign ups are underway with lots of games from which to choose.  Find out more here!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Blind Guardian - Metal from 1992

Here's a little metal treat from twenty years ago, Blind Guardian brings us "The Bard's Song (In The Forest & The Hobbit)" posted to YouTube.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Day Made of Glass and More

Corning has a couple of very cool vides up on their YouTube channel that present a look at the near future and their part in it.  Enjoy!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Shattered Subject Matter

A recent io9.com pictorial takes a look at how destruction can create some pretty cool images.  Some pocelain fighting figures are shattered and the images captured with high-speed photography.  Enjoy!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Happy GM's Day!

Just a note to wish all of the great GM's out there, and those who aspire to greatness, a Happy GM's Day!  Don't forget to Like the GM's Day Facebook page and if you have a GM in your life, make sure to thank them for all the hard work they do to bring you cool gaming experiences.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Smaug's Treasure Evaluated

A Forbes article from last year delves into how much Smaug's treasure might have been worth, if it was real, of course.  Read more here!

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Hobbit: Peter Jackson's Sixth Video Blog

Huzzah!  The sixth Video Blog from Peter Jackson has come out detailing the filming of The Hobbit movies.  The countryside in New Zealand is amazing and it appears they are having a great time shooting.  I'm glad to see Andy Serkis getting so much experience as director of the second unit and I hope that more high quality fantasy movies are made in the future with him at the helm.  Note around the 10 minute mark where Graham McTavish, who plays Dwalin, mentions that "Scene 88" will be a separate film released between the two.  Now I realize that originally there had been some discussion that they'd make three films and that there would be two for The Hobbit and a "bridge" film to take us through the years between the ending of The Hobbit and the beginning of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, but that idea seemed to have been shelved.  I wonder, though, if they are making a little something extra to put out at Christmastime this year between the two main films.  We will see,  Anyway, enjoy!



Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Avengers Trailer

There's a new trailer for the upcoming Avengers movie, a film I feel sure is going to break some box office records.  Even if it doesn't, I know I'm going to like it.  Enjoy!