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Why I’m excited for Star Wars: Rogue One

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It all started one summer day when my dad sat me down and watched the Star Wars trilogy when I was five years old in 1988.  The following fall, in first grade, the teacher asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up.  Answers were what you’d expect – doctor, lawyer, mommy – and then it was my turn.  “X-Wing Pilot,” I answered, without hesitation.  The teacher told me that wasn’t a real job and I should pick something real.  Reluctantly, I murmured “Fighter pilot or astronaut then.”  The other children were confused, the teacher raised an eyebrow and she moved on.

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Valentine’s Day Sale!

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Usually around here during Valentine’s Day, we eat steaks and fix computers.  In honor of one of our favorite holiday traditions, we’re offering a Valentine’s Day sale.  Use the coupon code VALENTINE15 when purchasing something from our Etsy store for 15% off!  Good today through February 14th!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like geekmas…

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Holiday-themed geek crafts are always the perfect touch!  Today, we made some comic-inspired snowflakes, which one of our fans sent to us. You can download and make your own here. Not enough geek for you? Check out all your options!

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There are Star Wars Snowflakes, updated every year!

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Maybe a Game of Thrones geekmas is what you need?

 

 

 

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And so many more!  Check out Delphic Digital for even more great snowflake patterns, complete with difficulty rating!

 

Did you make any of these snowflakes?  We’d love to see them!  What’s your favorite geek holiday craft?

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Geeky Ironing Board Re-Covering

It’s fall, which means Jen is in the mood to sew!  We don’t have any costumes to work on right this minute, so we thought we’d make a fun Star Wars cover for our ironing board.  It was so quick and easy, we might have to make more!  Check out our step-by-step tutorial below:

 

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We bought the ironing board at Wal-Mart, and this is the cover that came with it. As you can see, it's been put through its paces.

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AthCon 2014!

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In less than two weeks, we will be panelists for the first time at AthCon!  We’re very excited about this, and want to encourage everyone to come!

“AthCon returns to Athens! The same company that brought you “May the 4th Be With You: A Star Wars Themed Fundraiser” in 2013 is back with out of this world fun. Programming includes Anime, Comics, Star Wars and Kids Tracks. There will also be a Pathfinder Gaming Room, a Monstrosity Championship Wrestling Event, a Cosplay Contest, and a Masked Costume Ball with a cash-bar. The 501st Legion will make a stellar appearance and present a Star Wars discussion panel. In addition to photo ops with costumed characters, a life size Tardis from the hit series Doctor Who will be available for AthCon revelers. Kids can also enjoy face painting as they stroll through our galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars themed activities include a mini staged reading of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Tea Time in the Cantina with music and trivia, a children’s light saber creation station, and an X-Wing Fighter game demo. Star Wars  themed merchandise will be for sale, along with AthCon masks and t-shirts. The 2nd Annual AthCon will be held at the Holiday Inn Express 513 W. Broad Street Athens, GA 30601 on Saturday May 3rd from 10:00 AM-12:00 Midnight. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children. There is a 25% discount if you come in costume. Tickets will be sold at the door or click here.”

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The Full Scale Falcon Project

falcon-blueprint-header1250x133Over the weekend, we met the creators of the Full Scale Falcon project.  They were nice enough to let us tour the cockpit of what will be a full-scale model of the Millennium Falcon.  Check out our tour!

And because a tour wasn’t enough, we snagged a few minutes of their time to learn more about the project.  Check out the interviews below, and then go support them with this amazing project!

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Geeks and labels

There’s been an explosion of debate on the internet recently about “geek girls”, especially with convention season being in full swing. Before we start, I’d like to offer a few definitions, courtesy of Merriam-Webster:

Geek – noun
1: a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake
2: a person often of an intellectual bent who is disliked
3: an enthusiast or expert especially in a technological field or activity <computer geek>

Nerd – noun: an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person; especially : one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits

Enthusiast – noun: a person filled with enthusiasm: as
     a : one who is ardently attached to a cause, object, or
     pursuit <a sports car enthusiast>
     b : one who tends to become ardently absorbed in an
     interest

 
For the purposes of this post, let’s use the 3rd definition of geek – an enthusiast or expert especially in a technological field or activity. The enthusiasm attributed to being a geek can apply to any field – comic books, Star Wars, math, football, baseball, art, cars…the list can go on forever.  So a geek is someone who is ardently attached to a cause, object or pursuit, and who is an expert in that cause, object or pursuit. 

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