For someone who lives a 6 hour drive away from LA, I am pretty sure I frequent Disneyland more than the average person in the Bay Area. Estimating something like 2 times a year for the past 10+ years, I’d say I’ve been there quite a lot, almost to the point where I must go at least once a year. And for the first time in my life, I am an annual pass holder, which means Disneyland all year round!! Woo hoo! Some of you may wonder if one would just get sick of Disneyland after a while, but if you’ve been there enough, you’ll come to realize that there is a whole ‘nother dimension of Disneyland - Disneyana. Continue reading
If there’s one thing about geeks, it’s that they love their fan art. One of my favorite things to check out at cons is the Artist Alley and you can guarantee that I will always come home with at least one new piece of art. But it doesn’t stop there. I was recently exploring Society6.com only to find that they now make printed pillow cases! So not only can you hang your geeky art, but you can cozy up to it on the couch. With that, I wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces of art that I’ve picked up from cons over the years as well as some fun ways to make your home more geeky!
Another Wondercon has come and gone and like most big cons, it’s always a little sad when it’s over. Yup, back to reality and my mundane life where I can’t cosplay for 6 hours a day. But it was still a great time and nice to go to a con that had many of the booths of SDCC, but not the overwhelming crowds. As for panels, I was probably the most excited about the Continue reading
Remember the good old days when you didn’t have to stress out about pre-ordering comic convention tickets one year ahead of time? Or when you could just show up at a con, wait in a reasonably sized line and go in without worrying that they would reach maximum capacity? It’s hard to believe, but when I first started going to San Diego Comic Con around 2000, I never pre-ordered my ticket and I never camped out for panels the way I do now. It seems like it’s been forever since I went to a con like that. So when I heard about the San Jose Super Toy Show this past weekend, it immediately brought me back to the feeling I had when I was a young adult, attending those small cons that you could only find in the most random places and that you’d only find out about by reading the newspapers.
Christmas is right around the corner so I thought I would put together some geeky gift suggestions for the significant geek in your life! Sure, there are lots of shirts, hoodies, socks, underwear, and everything else geeky these days, but here are some that I thought were worth mentioning. Although I originally started out making a “girls” list and “boys” list, I realized that the “boy list” wasn’t really boy specific, so this became the “for both” list. Anyhow, read on to see my geeky christmas gifts list!
If you’ve been following this blog for a while now, you may notice that there are certain looks that I generally stay away from. The boho (bohemian/hippie) look is one of them. But when it comes to fashion, you can really never say never because once in a while you will find an unexpected piece that will make you cross that line. Free People is known for their ultra boho pieces and their New Romantics clothing line will once in a while really grab my attention with their gorgeous attention to detail. Although you won’t be seeing me wear this top to work, it’s a great casual piece. As I started putting this outfit together, I started feeling like that little girl in the Ewok movie, and therefore deciding that my vintage Wicket plush should be part of this outfit. Welcome to Endor.
Ever since seeing these comic book exclamation headbands on etsy (here and here), I’ve been wanting to make some sort of geeky headbands that would be subtle enough to even wear to work. I thought about using a micro machine as an accessory like Jennifer Landa did with her Millennium Falcon ring, but decided against it since I wanted something more subtle. Upon looking around to see what kind of miniature toys I had lying around, I realized that my lego mini-figs were the perfect size for something like a headband!