Photographer Senen Llanos likes profiles and costumes, so why not combine them both with The Faces Of New York Comic Con
2012 Part 2
Three conventions compared in the great geek sexism debate
"I fear my story of a bullied nerd is not unique
. This is the reason why I felt compelled to contribute my personal I Am Science
. In the vein of an initiative I very much admire, It Gets Better
, I hope this post
lends itself to a struggling youth grappling with their own nerdom."
Marine biologist Dr.Craig McClain
, Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
and Chief Editor of Deep Sea News
, opens up about growing up as an isolated science nerd in rural America.
Hey remember Lindsay Ellis' The Nostalgia Chick
) and her reviews of all things nostalgic and girly? She's done a lot more since then - Cruel Intentions
- The Craft
- and the Ne Plus Ultra of wish fulfillment Meg Ryan movies Kate & Leopold.
Yes I like playing Dungeons and Dragons with you...
"This Fantasy World" by the Doubleclicks, with animation by Brad Jonas. [SLYT]
"Sometimes the hardest part of a story is getting there. Sometimes it is getting around. Sometimes it is obstructive intelligence agencies and soldiers. Sometimes it is lawlessness, sometimes overattentive law enforcement. Sometimes it is lack of transport, poor communications, power blackouts, accreditation difficulties or a hostile local population." In Cairo it's been all of the above. Stephen Farrell learns to pack a smaller camera kit: New York Times lens blog
Travis Stevens has created the ultimate guitar for Star Wars fans.
While the Cargo Bay
shows an impressive list of Star Wars
-inspired musical gear manufactured by Fernandes Guitars
, Stevens' one-of-a-kind instrument is... slightly different. [more inside]
"I measure my life in terms of my relationship with Star Wars"
- The Guardian interviews Simon Pegg, star of Spaced
, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and the forthcoming Paul
By combining speedruns
with the large-scale world maps from the VGMaps
, these "zoomed out" videos of classic NES games provide a unique perspective on the game world (best viewed in 1080p). Metroid
- Mega Man 2
- Super Mario Bros 3
We've seen Lego and Star Wars combined
many times. We've even seen a basic Lego chess set
. But you may not yet have seen the Star Wars: A New Hope Lego Chess Set
. Fanboys and chess enthusiasts may proceed to drool. [more inside]
in the city playing kids' games
with expensive toys.
Or you can get budget version,
for those who just prefer to whack each other.
Who exactly does this sort of thing? It's getting more popular.
This year has been declared the World Year of Physics
. Why 2005? To celebrate 100 years since Einstein published three papers that revolutionized physics. In the U.K. and Ireland it is being called Einstein Year
, but there are many events planned around the globe