Guédelon Castle – Reverse Engineering Medieval Archaeology in the 21st Century

If you’ve noticed, I’ve got a thing for swords and castles and whatnot. My love of all things medieval is, as far as I can tell, the springboard for geekery in my life. In fact, the whole medieval vibe is so strong with me that I followed it all the way through graduate school. (My […]

Comic Con 2010 Cosplay [Pics]

Just like last year at the end of Comic Con 2009, we scoured Flickr for some of the best CC cosplay photography of the event. Once again, we were not disappointed. By the way, these pictures are not the ones we asked you guys to send last week. You have until Wednesday for that. Must […]

Comic-Con News: Link Round-Up

Even if you weren’t at Comic-Con this past weekend, you probably saw a good bit about it – especially on Twitter. Though if you missed some of the excitement, here are a few tidbits from around the web, as a follow-up to our earlier more in-depth coverage. Avengers casting. In what seems to be one […]

2010 Comic Con Coverage

[Special Comic Con Coverage provided by Mike Templeton, for those of you who aren’t able to make it out this year, or have never been able to take part.  This is a breakdown of the first day of the San Diego Comic Con 2010.] Getting Started The day began by camping out in line for […]

A $35 Tablet PC?

And we thought the iPad was cheap(ish) at $499! Well, the Guardian and the Associated Press are both reporting that India has produced a prototype of a $35 tablet laptop which, the country hopes, could eventually go as low as $10. They plan to get the device on the market by 2011. Of course, it […]

Stonehenge not a henge; new “henge” not stone

Archaeologists have discovered a wooden monument near Stonehenge which appears to resemble the original. While this won’t be the most famous Stonehenge-inspired structure (that was a polystyrene reproduction in a 1:12 scale), it has been described by the dig’s leader as the first major ceremonial monument discovered in the past half-century. Vince Gaffney of the […]

Are Vampires Losing Their Geeky Edge?

From Black Holes to Blood Suckers I couldn’t help but notice some trends in yesterday’s post about black holes in our geek lives. Not only did we see some interesting omissions in people’s geeky educations, but there were also quite a few confessions. (Really, people, not reading The Lord of the Rings? And you call […]

QUESTION: Are You Hiding Any Black Holes In Your Geek Life?

So, it’s no secret that geek culture, in many ways, is bolstered around the concept of cred. Geek cred. You know what I mean. You don’t sit down at an RPG table for the first time with a new group without mentioning your experience playing various editions and classes. You don’t go to a Jonathan […]

The History of Nikola Tesla – a Short Story

The History of Nikola Tesla – a Short Story was created in honor of Tesla’s 154th birthday. The whole thing was written, voiced, animated, drawn, and completed by vimeo user Jeremiah Warren in under 36 hours. Enjoy!

No Underwear in Outerspace: Star Wars Fans and Sex Appeal

By Mark Edlitz, Jedi Junkies Guest Blogger George Lucas once famously told Carrie Fisher “there is no underwear in outer space.” The implication is that there is no need for underwear because men, women, aliens, Wookies and Womp Rats alike presumably don’t have genitalia that needs covering. As we all know from our biology classes […]

TED Talk: When ideas have sex

At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It’s not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.