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  • 13Jul

    Fantasy Friday: Shopping for Medieval Attire

     In New York the Sterling Renaissance Festival season is in full bloom. So, while at work in between delivering the mail and handing out office supplies, I looked for an affordable wardrobe for this year’s festival. No matter which way you cut it, a full medieval outfit costs a big purse, but I found this one site that satisfies any geek, even if you don’t  actually buy anything.  Medieval Collectibles has a category for everything. In addition to individual cloaks, swords, breastplates, etc., the site has collections based off movies, television shows and video games. The best part is not all the collections are from the medieval era. The Harry Potter collection is tantalizing. 25 bucks for a Gryffindor scarf could satisfy New York winters and show off my not so inner geek. The Harry Potter collection is one of the more extensive collections.  Some of the others only have

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  • 12Jul

    MAC collaborates with Archie Comics for makeup line

    MAC is always so so smart. They’ve had great short-term makeup lines in the past specifically aimed at the female geek. From Disney Villians to Wonder Woman and now Betty and Veronica. At SDCC MAC is hosting a pop-up cosmetic store to showcase their Archie Comics Makeup Line. I guess you finally get to pick if you are a Betty or Veronica girl. M·A·C Archie’s Girls will be launching in Spring 2013. It is inspired by Dan Parent from the Archie Series. The full colour cosmetics collection will celebrate the iconic beauty looks of Betty and Veronica. The pop up store has limited hours, but I will hopefully drop in later tonight for pictures and more information on the line. Update: Went to the MAC store last night. Stood for an hour and 45 minutes for an Archie sketch only for the artist to decide he couldn’t do anymore sketches

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  • 20Jun

    Four brand new Monsters University trailers

    It’s been 11 years since the original Monsters movie and Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are still in our hearts. Disney and Pixar have released four teaser trailers to give you a look at Monsters University. In Monsters University, we see how Mike and Sulley became best friends. Can you believe initially they didn’t like each other? Monsters University is set to come out on June 21, 2013. Both Billy Crystal and John Goodman will be back to voice Mike and Sulley. “Billy Crystal’s an amazing comedic actor,” remarked Dan Scanlon, Director, Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University. “He gave us so much fun material, we decided to cut four slightly different versions of the trailer. We are so happy to have him back as Mike!” Follow

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  • 20Jun

    Disney/Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Gets Temple Run Mobile Game

    The original Temple Run by Imangi Studios has some impressive stats. The single player, action app game was released last August on iOS and Android earlier this year. It was among the Top 50 downloaded apps in December 2011 which led to it eventually being the number one Free App. The simple game is easy and addicting to play with just a swipe of the finger. The basic premise of the game is to run as far as you can avoiding a variety of obstacles placed in your way and the ever present demonic monkeys that are pursuing you. Now, Imangi has teamed up with an international giant of media: Disney. Temple Run has now been redone with a Disney touch by using the protagonist of the new Disney/Pixar film, Brave, as the character running through what is now lush, Scottish territory. Temple Run: Brave is, at it’s core, just

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  • 19Jun

    Disney announces Jolie in Maleficent

    Disney sent us a press release to announce that production has begun on “Maleficent” starring the one and only, Angelina Jolie. The picture came attached as a sneak to what she looks like as the evil queen. The director is Robert Stromberg and being executive produced by Jolie. Also starting in the film are Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”). The story is fully about Maleficent who was first seen in the 1959 classic, “Sleeping Beauty”. The film follows the events that made Maleficent evil and drove her to curse Aurora. Maleficent is scheduled for a March 14, 2014 release in 3D. Follow

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  • 07Jun

    Celebrate 25 years of Spaceballs with Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray

    I feel old today and it’s not just my body aching from E3. I received a press release today that the 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray for Spaceballs will be released on August 7th. If you have not seen Spaceballs…shame on you. It stars John Candy, Rick Moranis, and Bill Pullman and is hilarious. Basically it’s a “salute to science fiction” and follows the evil Dark Helmet as he tries to steal all the air from the planet Druidia. The parody was created by Mel Brooks and has seriously funny references to Star Wars, Aliens, and Planet of the Apes. The 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray will have special new features like, “Farce yourself! Spaceballs and the Skroobing of Sci-Fi featurette. Interviews with the cast, film mistakes, storyboards and commentary by Mel Brooks. Follow

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  • 05Jun

    UNIQLO celebrates Metal Gear Solid 25th anniversary with sale

    UNIQLO is celebrating 25 years of Metal Gear Solid by hosting autograph sessions with the one and only Hideo Kojima and artist Yoji Shinkawa. Hideo Kojima is extremely nice to meet in person. It may be E3 right now, but right after, Kojima is heading to the UNIQLO event in New York for two days. June 8th is at UNIQLO 5th avenue from 6-8pm. June 9th is at the 34th st UNIQLO location. They do have tshirts forum women sizes as well. The event does require a minimum $30 UNIQLO purchase to participate in the autograph session. The 10 exclusive designs retail for $19.99 each and are limited edition. The merchandise will go on sale for both days in the morning of the 8th and 9th. The new line of tshirts feature characters and classic lines from the game. To get a look at the collection early head over to

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  • 29May

    Summer of Science!

    Recently, I wrote on my personal blog about all of the things I am trying to do to keep my kids from watching television for 10 hours a day over the summer. There will be books and writing and physical fitness, but I am really looking forward to our science goal: we will be conducting weekly science experiments/projects as a family. I told the kids that I would start by choosing a few activities, but I hope that they will choose some as we go on with the summer. I told a good friend about our goals, and she picked up the latest issue of Wired Magazine for me, with Adam Savage on the cover, and I am so glad she did. While I could wish they called the article “How to Be a Geek Parent,” there are many great projects in there, from building an artbot to cooking up glow worms to

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  • 29May

    Wintercast 1.08

    Direct Link Wintercast Show Notes Intro Welcome to Wintercast – a discussion of HBO’s series Game of Thrones, brought to you by the Gaming Angels Network. We’re your hosts Elizabeth and Summer. This week, we’re discussing Episode 2.09 – Blackwater Write to ga.wintercast@gmail.com or comments on the website News – Any news regarding the series (TV/book): No news! Long Story Short (Too Late) – Official HBO synopsis: Episode 2.09: “Tyrion and the Lannisters fight for their lives.” Joffrey’s a Tit – Our “favourite” moments of Joffrey being a total tit – or whichever character was a stand out douche canoe in that episode: I’m going to say it was a toss up between his encounter with Sansa and then him pussing out on the battlefield Everybody Wants Some (I Want Some Too) -Those awkward/good nudie moments: There was only one, and this time it was really unnecessary and gratuitous Another

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  • 26May

    Triforce Announces Mass Effect M-3 Predator Pistols Pre-Order Date

    Starting May 29, 2012, you can place your order for the 1:1 scale replica of the Mass Effect 3 M-3 Predator Pistol from Triforce. The replicas are cast in polystone, measures 12″ in length, weights 10 pounds and features working LED effects. This thing is amazing, if the pictures are to be believed. I mean, it’s even got distressing on it like actually went with Shepard and the gang on a mission or two. If you want to own this amazing piece of Mass Effect history, you better get on it May 29th – this is a Limited Edition replica (600 pieces worldwide) and will cost you a whopping $400 USD. Which means, if you loved me you’d buy me one. Because I need this like a fish needs water. The scheduled ship date for the replicas is the 4th Quarter of 2012 and you can check this replica, along with

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