Hasbro has announced it will let Facebook users choose a new word to be added to the official Scrabble dictionary. But they’ve taken care to avoid the dangers of online democracy. Hasbro works with Merriam-Webster to produce an official dictionary for Scrabble players in countries that use American or Canadian English, though it’s been nine […]
George Takei took the stage at SXSW on Tuesday afternoon to speak on his life and his celebrated work in the promotion of diversity and freedom of liberties for all. Takei is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek: The Original Series, but over the last few years he has attained […]
It’s a triple cultural crossover!
If you remember Xena and Hercules, you’ll know this is how things could have been. Love the authentic VHS tracking lines!
The ideal present for the ST:TNG fan in your life, Etsy user Joel Wagner is selling a ring that may look familiar to viewers. This sterling silver ring with 24K gold plated accents is inspired by the VISOR worn by Geordi. This ring is made using 3D printing technology and is made to order. Default […]
The man who made a Barbie with “typical” human dimensions is trying to release his own range of dolls to give children more realistic influences. Last October we covered Nickolay Lamm’s work creating a Barbie that using the dimensions of an average 19-year-old American woman, who is shorter, thicker-waisted, shorter-necked and much less likely to topple […]
Sci-Fi/Fantasy writer Emma Newman has written a great personal piece about how science fiction was her escape route as a child. She explains that: I had no confidence, self-esteem lower than the depths of the Mariana Trench and I was the only person in the school who thought that time travel and space exploration were […]
Geeks Are Sexy is sending corespondent Meredith Placko to Austin, TX next week to cover the annual film, music and multi-media event. And we want to feature you! Austin is known for keeping it weird, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that cosplayers will strut their stuff during the event. If you want to […]
From Mental Floss: A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week we have the incredibly knowledgeable Michael Stevens, from Vsauce, to look at some common inaccuracies found in scientific illustrations. [Mental Floss]
Nerdy crossover tee-shirts have become a staple of many fashionable geeks wardrobes. One meme I can’t get enough of is that silly doge, and today I came across a perfect combination of two of my favorite fandoms. I present to you Gryffindoge and Doge Potter shirts by designer Dark Hero on Etsy. [Dark Hero on […]
It was only a matter of time before someone mashed up Guardians of the Galaxy with Parks and Recreation. [Via AwesomenessX]
Pixar artist Josh Cooley has taken some iconic scenes from movies that are very much not for children and reimagined them as childrens’ book illustrations. You can buy the images as 8″ x 5″ or 11″ x 19″ prints from http://www.cooley.bigcartel.com/