Emerald City Comic Con 2015: Family Cosplay

Castle Bear was my model. Photo by Will James.

Today is the first day of Emerald City Comic Con and we’re all dressed up in our family cosplay. Hopefully we’ll see you out there! Continue reading

Slingbox M1: The Perfect March Madness Companion

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A review of the Slingbox M1, allowing you to stream those NCAA March Madness games to your phone, tablet, or computer, live. Includes a link to the “Madness Cubed” contest where you can win one of 68 Slingbox M1s, and one lucky winner gets the cubicle makeover of a lifetime. Continue reading

‘D&D’ Encounters DM Report: Elemental Evil Session 2

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Things are rolling again with the Adventurers League–the new season has started with the Elemental Evil theme, and I’m back in the weekly DM chair for at least another four to five months. Before I get started, I can already hear a bunch of you asking “where’s the DM report for Session 1?” I’ll give a little summary shortly of what happened last week, but the truth of the matter is I had just returned from spring break with my family and was completely swamped with work when I returned. But not this week… NOPE! I had a chance to sit down and do some prep work for what I hope my players really enjoyed. Continue reading

Celebrate a Decade of ‘Doctor Who’ with This Beautiful Fan Film

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On March 26, 2005, “Rose” first appeared on televisions across the UK, and ‘Doctor Who’ was reborn. Christopher Eccleston was the Ninth Doctor, Billie Piper was his companion Rose Tyler, and the rest is history… or the future… eh, it’s all wibbly wobbly timey wimey, isn’t it? Continue reading

There’s a Vulcan in My Tolkien

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Last month I found myself spiraling down an internet hobbit hole. Leonard Nimoy had passed (LLAP), and I was surfing the web reminiscing about a man that was aptly described in a tweet as “every geek’s grandfather.” But what does this have to do with hobbits? Continue reading

Another New Lego Spin-off Announced: ‘The Billion Brick Race’

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Warner Bros. just announced another new Lego spin-off movie–‘The Billion Brick Race.’ This movie is in addition to the other three spin-offs already announced–‘Ninjago’ in 2016, ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ in 2017, and ‘The Lego Movie 2′ in 2018. Continue reading

Learn to make a Pixel Painting

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One of the many skills I’ve developed in my time as a creative geek is pixel painting, the art of painting video game sprites with acrylic paint on canvas. I recently started picking it up as a hobby again, and I thought I’d share some pointers on how to get started–in case anyone would like to paint their favorite old school video game character! Continue reading

Doctor Who Rewind – “Edge of Destruction”

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This week, the Doctor Who Rewind team tackles “Edge of Destruction,” the transitional episode between “The Daleks” and “Marco Polo.” This episode features the TARDIS crew stuck on the ship and turning on each other, while the ship is moving closer and closer to destruction. Continue reading

Young Sherlock Holmes Revisited

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Young Sherlock Holmes recently became available via Netflix “Instant Watch.” I was both excited and apprehensive because I remember really enjoying this movie, and, well, I’ve been badly burned by nostalgic revisits before. (I’m looking at you, Krull. I’m. Looking. … Continue reading

PaizoCon 2015 Four-Day Seattle Convention This Memorial Day Weekend

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PaizoCon 2015 is coming to Seattle this Memorial Day weekend. Hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels near the Seattle Airport, PaizoCon spans four days: Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25. Continue reading

Kickstarter Review: MudWatt Getting Dirty With STEM

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MudWatt is a microbial fuel cell kit that is intended to teach and spark an interest in energy, biology, physics, chemistry, and engineering across a wide-range of ages. Continue reading

Comic Preview: ‘Archie vs. Predator’

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There’s a lot of weird things going on at Archie Comics these days. A complete reboot coming later this year by Mark Waid, author of ‘Kingdom Come,’ a planned hour-long TV show called ‘Riverdale,’ successful series around zombies and witches … and now: ‘Archie vs. Predator.’ Continue reading

Kickstarter Review: ‘Zoo Webs’ Tabletop Game

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‘Zoo Webs’ is a new all ages tabletop game that launched on Kickstarter today. The game was developed by Clint Clark and his five-year-old son, a budding animal activist. The game promises to be both fun and educational for all ages. Continue reading