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The Mary Sue’s Game Of Thrones Season 2 Blu-Ray Giveaway

Are you ready to head back to Westeros? Thanks to Appliances Online we have four copies of the Game Of Thrones Season 2 blu-ray to give away!


The Mary Sue

Our Blade Runner Fan Work Contest: Time for You to be the Judge

Last week we announced that we were taking submissions of creative stuff inspired by Blade Runner and made by fans for a contest where the grand prizes were none other than some very impressive 30th anniversary collectors edition Blu-ray sets of the movie. And now that the entries have been sent, received, and thrown up on our Facebook wall, we’ve reached the second phase of operations: You guys get to decide who wins. Here’s how.



The Mary Sue’s Blade Runner Fan Work Contest!

Good afternoon, cyberpunks, retrofuturists, and cinema nerds. Ready to submit cool stuff, get judged by your internet peers, and maybe win the 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of Blade Runner, a piece of science fiction film history that’s been inspiring artists and designers for more than a quarter of a century, containing not just one, or two, but four cuts of the the movie?

Well, get ready.


The Final Frontier

$7 Million Can Be Yours If You Can Build the Tricorder From Star Trek

The diagnostic tool made famous on Star Trek is now the subject of a challenge by the X-Prize Foundation: build a real-life, working version of the tricorder, and you will win $7 million! In a partnership with Qualcomm, the foundation has a total of $10 million to give out to one lucky winner and two also-lucky runners-up if they can recreate the device and invent a new step in diagnostic medicine. Let’s just hope no one tries to genetically engineer tribbles, amirite?


And Fansplosions Abound

How to Be In Clone Wars, The Walking Dead; Meet Daniel Radcliffe (Not At The Same Time)

It’s a good day to be a fan. It’s a good day to be a fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Walking Dead and Harry Potter to be exact. We’ve stumbled across a slew of opportunities that will allow you to gain access to a world geeks only dream of. 


Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry Wants to Let Someone Live There for a Month

Last fall, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois invited a woman named Kate McGroarty to be their “roommate” for about a month. For 30 days, the museum was her home. While she did not have to spend countless hours with talking statues or resurrected animals, she got to spend all her time discovering every little crevice of the museum and completely immerse herself in science. It was such a fun experience for everyone involved, and now, someone else will get the same opportunity. And that someone could be you! Come on, you’ve always wanted to experience a real-life version of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.


If you liked it then you should have put a Lantern Ring on it

This Amazingly Tacky Green Lantern Ring Is Worth $1,000

Well, isn’t that a whole lotta shiny stuff, huh? Above is a ring by nOir Jewelry worth $1,000 that Warner Bros. wants to give to a “lucky” contest winner. In anticipation of the release of Green Lantern this Friday, WB is running a contest on Twitter, in which one enters oneself by retweeting this post. If you really want it. So, what’s all that stuff on it that’s worth $1,000?

Ring is solid brass plated in Rhodium with Cubic Zirconia stones in pave setting and a glowing green precious stone, simulating the essence of the Green Lanterns’ power.

Personally, as a ring wearer, I wouldn’t be caught dead in this hot gaudy bling mess. After the jump, some better, less expensive suggestions that do not require Twitter.