Monday, June 30, 2014

Media News Monday - Dracula Untold (Movie, 2014)

There is a new trailer for the upcoming movie, Dracula Untold with Luke Evans, Charles Dance, and others, and Lorde has a wonderful version of Everybody Wants to Rule the World (originally recorded by Tears for Fears) that goes with it.  Enjoy!

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Funnies - Queen Refuses Iron Throne and Who Will Survive?

She came, she saw, she walked on by.  Watch the mighty will power of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, as she casually manages to refuse the lure of being seated upon the Iron Throne.  Enjoy!

Brief version!

Long version!

You can also check a flow chart to determine if you would survive in the Westeros over on The Nerdist here!
Finally, check out the nifty Game of Thrones soccer uniform ideas on here!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Archery Tag in Queens

Over on the website, they have reposted an article from the New York Times on their activity.  Read more here!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Flash Pilot Reportedly Amazing

According to the Mirror website, some folks viewed the leaked pilot from the upcoming Flash show and have said it is amazing.  Read more here!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms

Over on, there is a recent article titled "31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From."  Find out more here!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

George Lucas Museum Coming to Chicago

It's being reported by the Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere, that Chicago is going to be the home of the George Lucas museum, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.  Read more here!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Star Wars Given Guardian of the Galaxy Trailer Treatment

On his YouTube channel, The Usual Suspect has taken some footage from Star Wars and given it the Guardian of the Galaxy "trailer treatment" with great results!  Enjoy!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Star Wars Guitars

Recently on the Nerdist website, they compiled some pics of Star Wars-themed guitars.  See more here!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday Funnies - Game of Thrones / Princess Bride Comparisons

Even as we wind down the Game of Thrones humor, with the ending of the season, there is a funny bit on comparing it to The Princess Bride.  See more here!

And lest one think that Game of Thrones is all fun and games, and thrones, check out some stills from the finale over on the Nerdist website here!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Top 10 Kickstarter Mistakes You Need To Avoid from Robert Burke

Over on Robert Burke's YouTube channel, he discusses his list of the "Top 10 Kickstarter Mistakes You Need To Avoid."  Enjoy!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Tim Kring's Heroes Reborn in 2015

It's been teased since February of this year that we'd see Tim Kring's Heroes Reborn in 2015 and now the news is starting to develop including the likelihood of a bespectacled cast member being included.  Read more here!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Nexus Game Fair this Weekend

The Nexus Game Fair kicks off today at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Milwaukee, so stop on over and join in the fun.  The Milwaukee Record had a brief interview online with convention frontman, Chris Hoffner, where he discusses some of the details.  See the interview here and visit the website here!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Moffat Talks Changes for Doctor Who

At the end of last week, ran a feature titled "Doctor Who Showrunner Steven Moffat Discusses The Impending Changes."  Read more here!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday Funnies - Game of Thrones Disney-fied and Jazzed Up

Artists Anderson Mahanski and Fernando Mendonca have Disney-fied some Game of Thrones characters and they were shown off earlier this month on here!

And while you're checking those out, enjoy the Game of Thrones theme played New Orleans style by the Swamp Donkeys live at BB King's!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Art of JG O’Donoghue

If you haven't seen the wonderful art of JG O’Donoghue, check out his website here!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hammacher Schlemmer Robots

Recently, someone posted a pic of Robby the Robot on Facebook and someone else mentioned that one could be had on the Hammacher Schlemmer & Company website, so I went and searched by "Robot."  Among the many cleaning devices and toys were three that caught my eye in particular.  I start with the least expensive and work my way up.

First, for a mere $200, there was a smallish version of R2-D2, the less articulate of the Star Wars Droids.  Boasting an ability to obey 40 voice commands, the video showed only a few but convinced me it would be a fun way to drop some excess cash, for those who might have such squanderable currency.  See more of this one here!

Second, costing a bit more at $17K, were the Bionic Bopper Cars.  Essentially, bumper cars with cages for passengers who control boxing robots, I was surprised to see these could carry a passenger weighing as much as 300 pounds.  For that price, you get a pair of them and with a sixteen square foot area, you can slug it out for up to five hours on a single charge.  See more of the details here!

Third, is the one I had originally gone to see, Robby the Robot!  Shell out $32K, it's described as "Standing 7' tall, Robby is created from the same blueprints, molds, and templates used to create the original movie-prop costume. Crafted by renowned artist Fred Barton, the man commissioned to restore the original robot after its sale to a Southern California prop museum in 1970."  Read more here!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

2014 Diana Jones Award Nominees

The 2014 Diana Jones Award nominees have been announced and it includes "Two publishers, a hobby game, a family game and an RPG."  See more on the PDF they are circulating here!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

School Mimicking RPGs

Over on the website, a recent article was titled "Schools In 25 Countries Are Run Like A Role-Playing Game, Students Level Up By Studying."  Read more here!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

$20K for Death by G.R.R. Martin

It's been reported around on the Intrawebs, on places like, that you can find a character based on you in an upcoming G.R.R. Martin tome, and he will kill off your character, for a mere twenty thousand dollars.  It's for a good cause, as you can discover here!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Chicago Gameday 38 June 14th at Games Plus in Mt. Prospect, IL

On June 14th at Games Plus in Mt. Prospect, IL, you can attend Chicago Gameday 38 which is organized on EN World and  See more here and here (need to register for warhorn details)!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sunday Funnies - Bill Watterson Sighting

The Pearls Before Swine blog of Stephan Pastis has some interesting news about Calvin and Hobbes creator, Bill Watterson. Read more here!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Osprey WWII D-Day Sale

Osprey Publishing's D-Day Sale, 30% off on all WWII books, ends soon.  See more here!

Friday, June 6, 2014

ENnies Awards Submissions

If you haven't looked in a while, you'll be amazed at the huge number of products submitted this year for the ENnies Awards.  See more here!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

June Conventions

If you're in the area for any of these gaming conventions, you should try to make it out for at least a day of gaming.  Starting right about now, the North Texas RPG Convention is happening in Fort Worth today through the 8th, so see more here and on their FAQ.  Origins Game Fair is in Columbus, OH, June 11 thru 15, and you can find out more here.  Nexus Game Fair is in Milwaukee, June 19 thru 22, so see more here.  Have fun and great gaming to you conventioneers!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Viking Ships For Sale

According to the Copenhagen Post, there is a museum selling Viking ships to the public.  Read more here!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Dungeons & Dragons Themed Slot Machines

The Escapist has reported that there are Dungeons & Dragons-themed slot machines being made by Konami.  Read more here!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Wishing Tree Games Seven Sisters Sale

Wishing Tree Games has greatly reduced the price of their Seven Sisters game in order to free up some room for stock of their newer offerings.  See more here!

Sunday, June 1, 2014