by Jill Pantozzi | 5:00 pm, April 16th, 2014
by Rebecca Pahle | 12:10 pm, April 16th, 2014
Was NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, currently residing on the ISS, already wearing this Firefly t-shirt (“Shipping & Logistics: Everything’s Shiny”) when he decided to take the first Instagram sent from space? Or did he decide to take the pic and then think “Wait, this could be even more nerdy. Time to go change!” Either way, gotta love it.
For the second Instagram taken from space, by the way, Swanson wore a t-shirt featuring the symbol of the Klingon Empire. Should we be worried about his allegiances? Check that one out behind the jump.READ MORE
by Becky Chambers | 4:30 pm, April 13th, 2014
by Becky Chambers | 4:30 pm, April 12th, 2014
by Becky Chambers | 5:00 pm, April 5th, 2014
Today, tabletop gamers around the world are celebrating the sublime pleasure of chucking dice and flipping cards (you are going to send us pictures of your game day, right?). And on this day forty-nine years from now, Zefram Cochrane will become the first human to travel in a faster-than-light vessel, thus initiating first contact with the Vulcans. Whether you spend today destroying your friends’ defenses or decorating cupcakes with delta shields — or both — it is a good day to be a geek.
You’ll be comforted to know that even in the age of holodecks, friends will still make time to sit around tables and game together. Though this clip focuses on three-dimensional chess, I believe the lesson learned here can be applied to any game of strategy. Kotra, for example. Or kadis-kot.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 10:14 am, March 27th, 2014
Apocalypse Fabrication from Etsy is a CNC metal cutting and fabrication company located in California run by the husband and wife team of Jason and Katie Lister. And wow, do they produce some fantastic stuff. I’ve got some coasters at my house but I rarely take them out. These I’d hang on my wall. Take a look at creations inspired by comics, video games, sci-fi, and more!READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 5:02 pm, March 24th, 2014
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:35 pm, March 24th, 2014
Thanks to Redditor LargeMaleDogOrHorse, we have a very important screenshot from Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Steve Rogers’ to-do list. To be fair, since the guy woke up in our time, he’s been pretty busy doing that superhero stuff, nice to see he finally has some time to indulge. But some important questions remain: Did Steve make this list or did Natasha (or Coulson) make it for him? Which order did he watch Star Wars in? Why is disco on this list at all?? But just think, when he’s done, Steve will finally understand some references!
by Susana Polo | 4:57 pm, March 11th, 2014
by Susana Polo | 11:23 am, March 5th, 2014