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  • 22May

    Amigurumi!

    Crocheting is my latest obsession, and one thing that has really caught my eye on Pinterest, craft blogs and the wider internet is amigurumi. Have you seen this stuff? It is so cute, and the potential for geeky fun is enormous! For instance, check out Nerdigurumi (on youtube, too!). Also, just look at how much Star Wars Amigurumi you can buy on Etsy! This free Yoda Amigurumi pattern is pretty awesome, too. I have been resisting taking the plunge into amigurumi myself, because I have so many other projects already in progress. However, this weekend I couldn’t wait any longer, and I had to buy Crobots by Nelly Pailloux. I am so glad I did! The little stuffed toys are so cute, from an adorable dogbot to a hilarious zombiebot to an awesome ninja. My 9 year old son is so enamored of the entire concept that he asked me

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  • 22May

    Enter our GameStop contest and win a Xbox 360 & Black Ops II

    Call of Duty Black Ops II is one of the more anticipated titles due out this holiday season. We’re hoping to give you more information about the game at E3, but until then our friends at GameStop is sponsoring a contest where you can win a brand new Xbox 360 and a copy of Call of Duty Black Ops II. When it’s released of course. GameStop has this awesome pre-order going on where different prizes unlock in waves. The earlier you pre-order the more you get! The first wave of pre-orders will get an exclusive, limited edition two-sided poster. Visit the GameStop Black Ops 2 page and there is an example of what both sides look like. It’s pretty awesome. By getting in early, you will receive any bonuses that are unlocked in waves two, three and four. Also, GameStop PowerUp Reward members that join in the first wave by

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  • 22May

    Dallas Comic-Con: Great Recipe, but Needed to Stay in the Oven a Bit Longer

    I honestly had no idea what to expect when I rolled up to Dallas Comic-Con. I’ve been to a few comic expos in the DFW area and to A-kon and AnimeFEST numerous times, so I was expecting something akin to those in terms of turnout. Sure, DCC had some very big names appearing–Patrick Stewart, Stan Lee, and Kevin Conroy were the main headliners–but really, this shouldn’t be any bigger than A-kon was in its heyday. Oh, how very wrong I was. It turns out that Comic Fans + Trekkies = need a bigger venue. The Irving Convention Center was really not well equipped to handle this many people, and it didn’t help that the convention staff itself seemed very unprepared for how to deal with it as well. For starters, the parking situation was worse than abysmal. The center parking lot was already full two hours before the con start,

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