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Tag Archive: Geek/Nerd

Jun 15 2014

Cosplay: We Made A Thing Today!

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One of my favorite things about CONvergence -and of which there are many – is all of the cosplay. The Hubby and I love to people-watch, and we like to dress up when it’s creative and convenient. This year we decided that we had the time and energy to put together a few costumes. We …

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May 15 2014

CONvergence Programming Is Announced!

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I’m very excited for CONvergence this year. Not only is it my first year as an Invited Participant, but I made it onto FIVE panels, including an author reading which I’m organizing (more on that below). Our fearless SkepchickCon organizer and CONvergence volunteer, Melanie Mallon, has been busting her butt for the past several months …

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Jul 28 2013

Sims Cosplay

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I play Sims3 – my “best friend” got me into it and I just get drawn in for hours trying to improve my skill levels and find rocks and meet objectives, and fulfilling wishes and goals, juggling multiple players (but I haven’t picked up the Pets expansion yet…), tracking down celebrities, fishing, and putting additions …

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Jan 02 2013

Happy New Year – With Butter!

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Eye-roll warning – Below is way too much modern city-person excitement about discovering a process that’s been known to this world for thousands of years and probably a number of young students who have done cooler science experiments in class than I did. You guys – I made BUTTER! I made some whipped cream for …

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Dec 01 2012

JT and JTs Videogameathonapalooza!

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The first game system I played was the Atari 2600. I have memories of playing E.T., Berzerk, Pitfall, Asteroid, Space-Invaders, Frogger and DigDug.  I still remember the pain of Atari Thumb. Breakout was my favorite game for a long time. Remember this bad boy? And unlike some of the other games, this one used the …

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Oct 06 2012

Gaylaxicon Fun

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This weekend I’m at a GLBT Science Fiction/Fantasy Convention called Gaylaxic0n. It’s a national event, and it’s being hosted in Minneapolis this year. It’s a smaller, more relaxed convention; I’d guess there are about 300 attendees tops, and there are three panels per time slot. Guests of Honor include Gary Russell, Lyda Morehouse, Kyell Gold …

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Jul 11 2012

6 O’Clock BS: Kitteh Film Festival

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Oh yes. This is happening. The world-famous, dare I say hallowed, Walker Art Center will be hosting an outdoor Internet Cat Video Film Festival this August 30th in Minneapolis. From the Walker Blog: Walker Open Field welcomes cat lovers (and challenges haters – c’mon, you know who you are)* to openly release your cat-video-induced giggles and …

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Jun 06 2012

Science Puns for Lunch

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On today’s lunch menu: Science puny goodness. I made this: Cooh story, bro. And a coworker told the joke that inspired this: I’ll send the first commenter who correctly identifies the pun being made in the image above some awesome science stickers.    

May 25 2012

6 O’Clock BS – Board and Card Games

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Something fun and light-hearted for this Friday’s 6 O’Clock BS, I think. Since it is Geek Pride Day (many froody returns) I think that board and card games would be a fitting subject. I grew up with the Hasboro classics, but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I started paying closer attention …

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May 07 2012

Random Fun Stuff

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What if all the Avengers characters posed like female superheroes? Seen on Twitter. Awesome USB drive Thanks for the tip, Paul! Pro-Vaccination Billboard Photographed by moi on southbound 94 in Wisconsin This billboard on southbound 94 in Wisconsin made me happy. There are so many church signs and pro-life billboards along this route that I could …

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