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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Hey, People at SDCC. Buy Us Some Direwolf Plushies.

Yes, but do any of these SDCC-exclusive stuffed direwolves [Game of Thrones season three finale spoiler] have a detachable head? Head to io9 for Factory Entertainment’s three-eyed-crow and dragon egg plushies.

  • The world got you down? Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy are filming a movie together in NYC. Thanks, The Frisky.
  • Wired has a great article on the complicated issue of boycotting Ender’s Game because of Orson Scott Card‘s stance against gay marriage and how said controversy popped up in the film’s SDCC panel.
  • Speaking of SDCC (we won’t be speaking about much else this weekend, let’s be real), The Beat has a run-down of the Gender in Comic Books panel.

Here’s Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki modeling SDCC’s cape bags. (

  • MovieBob has the trailer for the upcoming Idris Elba-starring Nelson Mandela biopic, and they chose a great title to go with it: Stacker Pentecost to be only SECOND Most Badass Idris Elba performance of 2013.
  • Meet Martha Chumo, a nineteen-year-old self-taught programmer from Nairobi who’s crowdfunding her own programming school after she was refused a visa to enter the U.S. and study there. Says Chumo: “Nairobi Developer School will particularly address the great gender imbalance in the technology by encouraging women to participate in the program and offer financial support to those who need it. We will invite women and other minority groups in tech to apply, and the program allows them to thrive.” (The Daily Dot)

And finally, I feel the urgent need to share this terrifying sloth cake (with strawberry disciples—they’re “offering a sacrificial victim to their hungry sloth god”) with you. (by sinooperi on Tumblr, via That’s Nerdalicious)

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  • Tricia Ennis

    The direct link to the Nairobi Dev School IndieGoGo campaign is:

    The one in the post goes to her original campaign, from before her application for a visa was rejected.

  • Anonymous

    And lo did we sacrifice one of our number to the Sloth God. He was pleased and commanded us to feast of the victim’s flesh, and it was strawberraly delicious. Praise be to Slow Pokius.

  • Anonymous

    At the “Intelligence” panel Meghan Ory revealed that we will see Red again in season 3 of “Once Upon a Time.” We hope it will be helping her “friend” Belle run the town.

  • Lapin

    Wait, those stuffed direwolves aren’t SDCC exclusives, are they? I’m gonna buy Ghost as soon they’re released to the public, because I need something to snuggle during a certain heartbreaking Jon/Ygritte scene next season.

  • Anonymous

    I feel sorry for those who put up the money for this without
    considering the effect of Card’s political views, but I will not spend
    one cent to support them.Besides, most of the cast and crew have
    already been paid. Poor box office isn’t going to affect most of the
    people Orci and Lionsgate are trying to divert attention to.

  • Ryan Colson

    From what I’ve read, the GoT plushies are on display st SDCC, to show off what you can buy everywhere soon…

  • Amanda Burke

    Re: the Ender’s Game article, I’m a little embarrassed about the fact that I’m currently nerd-raging about the fact that a person cut in line and was allowed to ask a question. I’m convinced that the reason I am focusing on this detail is that I’m convinced convinced least a couple of people who were kind enough to wait in line were going to ask this question and also NEUROSES.

  • Anonymous