LARPing (Live Action Roleplay) has really taken off in the last few years. Whether it’s just a few friends getting together for a round of Dungeons and Dragons or a large community of people that just love to larp, the costumes and outfits that people think up are quite imaginative. Just because a costume looks amazing doesn’t mean it had to cost the owner a pretty penny either. There are many household items that you can Read the rest of this post »
Who knows if it’s the absurd name or simply tight delivery of zippy one-liners, but there’s something that makes women swoon over Benedict Cumberbatch. His baby blues and intense acting chops have made him a geek culture icon, too. When examining the highlights of his career, it’s hard to know where to begin. From theatre to television to film, Cumberbatch has entranced audiences.
Sheer charm is the name of the game in Sherlock, a BBC favorite. Perhaps after re-launching Doctor Who, the network realized that you can’t go wrong with a scrawny, pale British protagonist. In fact, Cumberbatch once considered auditioning for the role of the Doctor. He later changed his mind, but still joined forces with the show’s head writer, Steven Moffat. Together with Martin Freeman, Moffat and Cumberbatch have brought Sherlock Holmes to life in an adrenaline-fueled modern adaptation.
Sherlock hasn’t been the only collaboration between Cumberbatch and Freeman. In the upcoming Peter Jackson Hobbit trilogy, you can expect to see Freeman playing Bilbo Baggins and Cumberbatch as the menacing Smaug. Perhaps J.J. Abrams was inspired by Jackson’s choice to cast Cumberbatch as a villain, for the actor will also be playing the main antagonist in Star Trek into Darkness, slated for release in 2013. Not much is known about Cumberbatch’s role in the Star Trek sequel. A set photo reveals Cumberbatch fighting with Zachary Quinto’s Spock, but Cumberbatch’s character’s identity is still a mystery. Some lifetime Trekkies are crossing their fingers for Khan, but there’s no way to know for sure.
So whether you’re new to geekdom or shop home insurance companies with hopes to find an affordable policy to protect your Tolkien memorabilia, Cumberbatch is right up your alley. We certainly look forward to more seasons of Sherlock, and eagerly await the reveal of his character in Star Trek into Darkness.
Star Wars fans know that any good collection has a number of items included in it, and if you call yourself the top SW geek of them all, there are a few that you are sure to want to include in your collection of memorabilia.
First on that list is the Wishbook of all Wishbooks, The Super Collector’s Wish Book is filled with more than 50,000 Star Wars related items that all Star Wars fans will love, regardless of age or gender. This book can be found at most book stores as well as on Read the rest of this post »
Just like the comic books, The Avengers film is a big hit with fans, making it Marvel’s largest franchise, beating out titles such as the X-Men. The original comic book was created in 1963 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Both the comic and film tell the tale of a myriad of super-heroes that include Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and other supernatural beings, robots, mutants and humans, both heroes and villains.
New volumes of The Avengers comic book have been released since 1963, with the most recent volume being created and released in 2010. The Read the rest of this post »
Geeks at heart and Geeks in training will love www.thinkgeek.com. From classic Atari to superheroes and popular new shows, thinkgeek.com has everything you could possibly imagine and some items you never would have dreamed of. Thinkgeek.com has a huge selection of geek t-shirts to strike your funny bone or just to make the average human think.
Take a look at this Top Ten Pick List for T-Shirts:
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Geeks love to go to many different places that they will fit in. Now that spring and summer have arrived all of their places are coming out. Conventions are being prepared and venues are being packed with all geeks alike. Conventions are all over the world this time of year and many people can go. The ticket prices are a little steep but it is worth it to meet the people you have worshiped your whole life.
There are many characters from your favorite shows and movies. Many of the stars that are going Read the rest of this post »
The huge Star Trek franchise easily lends itself to collectibles. The wide array of shows, comic books, movies, action figures and more has any Star Trek fan salivating. There are many Star Trek products, but true fans will be able to find the most incredible collectibles.
Every Trekkie needs a uniform to feel like a true member of Star Fleet. A gold Captain Kirk shirt makes anyone feel like a commander and a hero.
Anyone can set their phaser to stun and have hours of fun with the Star Trek II: The Wrath of Read the rest of this post »