Thursday, October 31, 2013

Eleven Doctors Costumes for Toddler

Over on The Mary Sue, there is a new pictorial of a two year old girl's eleven Doctor Who costumes.  See more here!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ren Faire Smart Phone Case

Want to carry your smart phone around at the Ren Faire and not have it be so obvious?  It might take a bit more than setting your ring tone to madrigal music.  So check out this handy case here on Etsy!

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Ohio State University Marching Band Performs their Hollywood Blockbuster Show

A very cool tribute to Hollywood movies was recently performed by the Ohio State University Marching Band as a tribute to Hollywood Blockbusters where they morph through Superman, the One Ring and the Eye of Sauron, Harry Potter, and a Jurassic Park T-Rex, pirate ships in battle, then a skull and crossbones. Watch and enjoy!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Rock Con

If you're in the Rockford. IL, area today or tomorrow, you could pop into Rock Con, a long-running local convention that gets about 1,000 attendees.  See more here!

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Hidden Easter Eggs That Link Star Wars and Indiana Jones

A recent article on Gizmodo details "The Hidden Easter Eggs That Link Star Wars and Indiana Jones." Read more here!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy B-Day to Me!

Today, being the Twenty-Fourth day of October in the year 2013, it is my birthday.  In honor of this day, I am posting lots of pictures of cool CAKES!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

TARDIS-Themed Engagement Ring

Over on the Geeks Are Sexy website, they've recently posted a picture of a TARDIS-Themed Engagement Ring. Find out more here!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

75 Years of Superman

Over on the Inside Movies section of the Entertainment Weekly website, there is a recent video titled "Superman: 75 years of heroic history in a 2-minute animated short." See more here!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Odd-toberfest at CMG

Just a heads up that CMG is having a very odd sale for a very short time where everything is on offer for nine, seven, five, three, and even just one dollar. See more here!

Neil Gaiman on Imagination

In a recent article on The Guardian website, Neil Gaiman expounds on reading, libraries and the use of imagination.  Read more here!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Day of the Doctor

A new trailer is circulating for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special coming up on November.  Enjoy!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Become the Baron of Cavers

It would seem that if you purchase the ruined Cavers Castle, you would then have access to the title "Baron of Cavers" which seems quite grand.  Read more here!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Zombie Hay Ride

The Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish, WA, has a neat idea for Halloween. It's a Hay Ride where Zombie attack the guests. Fortunately, they have mounted some paintball guns on the hay truck so the guests can fight back. See more here!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Medieval Land Fun-Time World from Bad Lip Reading

Bad Lip Reading has a new video on their YouTube channel that takes Game of Thrones and turns it into a trailer for a bad Ren Faire movie.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

11 Most Prolific Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors of All Time

A recent article on details the "11 Most Prolific Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors of All Time." Read more here!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Potential Disney LotR-themed Areas

There is a rumor floating about that in addition to Star Wars-themed park section being rolled out by Disney, they are looking to do the same with Lord of the Rings properties.  Sounds cool to me and read more here!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sedona Art Festival and the Mother of Dragons

Ken St. Andre recently took a day trip from his Phoenix home up to Sedona, AZ, to visit the Art Festival where he spent time with his niece, Angela St. Andre, a metal sculpture artist of great skill. See more on Ken's blog, "Atroll's Entertainment A Troll's Account of Having Fun" here!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Tom Hiddleston Impersonates Owen Wilson as 'Loki'

There is a funny video moment captured and uploaded to the Popcorn Taxi YouTube channel titled "Tom Hiddleston impersonation at Popcorn Taxi: Owen Wilson as 'Loki'." Enjoy!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Art of the Genre on the 1E DM Screen

Over on the Art of the Genre blog, R Scott Taylor looks behind the screen, at it, around it, and all over it, while assessing what made the first edition Dungeons & Dragons DM screen so effective.  Read more here!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Real-Life Iron Man Suit

The U.S. Military has apparently decided to pursue superhero technology in the style of Tony Stark.  Read more here!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Madison Book Collection

There is a story circulating about a massive book collection gathered in a small home Madison, WI.  Read more here!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Solve the Mystery of the Hilton of Cadboll Stone

Scientists in Scotland want to harness the power of online gamers to "solve the mystery of the Hilton of Cadboll Stone." See more here!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Legend of Conan Screenwriter Chosen

It appears that Andrea Berloff has been chosen to be the screenwriter for the Legend of Conan film which will star Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his role as the titular barbarian, albeit as an older, enemy-beset ruler of Aquilonia.  Read more here!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Cthulhu Haiku 2

Lester Smith is still accepting submissions for Cthulhu Haiku 2.  If you have dark thoughts that you need to get out of your head, put them in haiku form and submit, so to speak.  See more here!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Black Sails Trailer and Interview

Not sure how this one has eluded me thus far but apparently there is a new series coming up on Starz (in 2014?) called Black Sails that will be about pirates.  See more here!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Games Plus 2013 Fall Auction

At the Games Plus game store in Mount Prospect, they are holding the 2013 Fall Auction this weekend,  Read more here!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Greatest Unreality - Kickstarter a Dissertation

The Anthropology PhD Candidate and gamer, Nick Mizer, plans for his dissertation to be one of the most in-depth looks at gaming ever published and, through a Kickstarter, we can all be part of what makes it happen.  See more here!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

2013 Fall Gaming Hoopla

I only made it to the 2013 Fall Gaming Hoopla on Sunday but had a wonderful time.  I got in games of Power Grid and Fortune & Glory.  I also caught up with many friends and made a few new ones.  Thanks to the whole gang for putting on a fantastic Hoopla!  More pics can be found on Facebook here and Google here.