What Are You Going to be for Halloween?

It's the time of year when most conversations will veer toward Halloween costumes at some point and the popular inquiry of what you and your child will be for Halloween. Since I have been known to dress up elaborately from time-to-time, I get asked this question a lot, usually with the expectation that I will … Continue reading What Are You Going to be for Halloween?

TeeRexTee Nerdy T-Shirt Giveaway Time

This week's giveaway is courtesy of TeeRexTee.com - a t-shirt shop featuring soft and stylish tees inspired by your favorite games, anime, TV shows and movies. I got a couple to try out myself and can vouch for their softness and good fit. They even have special Halloween designs! Scroll down for details on entering … Continue reading TeeRexTee Nerdy T-Shirt Giveaway Time

What to Expect at WasabiCon: A Celebration of Pop Culture

I'm doing a panel this year at WasabiCon, based on one of my most popular blog posts, What to Expect at a Comic Con. It will be Saturday, 10/19, at 12PM in Programming A. Hope to see lots of people there, but if you can't make it and are wondering what the heck WasabiCon even … Continue reading What to Expect at WasabiCon: A Celebration of Pop Culture

Pokemon GO: Late to the Game

Shortly after my son was born, Pokemon GO became a thing. So of course I downloaded it, chose my team and gave it a try. I tossed my poke balls and played for about 10 minutes before my newborn son started crying and needed a feeding or diaper change or something that was a million … Continue reading Pokemon GO: Late to the Game

Geek of the Week: Alicia Alexandra from the EightBitBlonde Blog

The week's featured geek Alicia Alexandra, aka EightBitBlonde, took a break from preparing for PAX West to answer a few geeky questions about gaming, sci-fi and early geekdom. She keeps busy blogging, streaming and podcasting about the gaming industry and community while covering everything from local events to geek inspired food creations. 1) Introduce yourself: … Continue reading Geek of the Week: Alicia Alexandra from the EightBitBlonde Blog

I Got the Playstation Thumb. Don’t Worry, It’s Not Terminal.

A weird thing happens when you get older. You go and do perfectly normal things, things you do all the time like getting out of bed or bending over to pick something up, and all of a sudden you are injured. A muscle gets pulled, a tendon gets tweaked, and then you spend a week in … Continue reading I Got the Playstation Thumb. Don’t Worry, It’s Not Terminal.

Rocking those Leeloo Dallas Orange Suspenders 20 Years Later

A lot of my "over-40" cosplay choices are not quite the same as the characters I chose in my 20's. Add in the post-baby bod issues and an emphasis on family-friendly choices that cover most of my bits and that cancels out most the costumes from my 30's as well. But some costumes I just … Continue reading Rocking those Leeloo Dallas Orange Suspenders 20 Years Later

Turtle Beach Recon 70 Headset Review: A Gaming Mom’s Perspective

*This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Turtle Beach* We recently leveled up our gaming experience with a Recon 70 Gaming Headset by Turtle Beach. The headset comes in multiple colors to match your preferred console whether it be Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch or PC, and has a versatile 3.5mm connection that … Continue reading Turtle Beach Recon 70 Headset Review: A Gaming Mom’s Perspective

Taking Kids to Comic Cons – 10 Tips from a Cosplay Mom

I've been dressing up and attending Comic Con-type conventions for about 15 years, but taking a child with me was an entirely new experience. My usual plan was just show up, take a lot of pictures and basically party all day and night. Suddenly I had to plan around nap times, changing diapers and having no … Continue reading Taking Kids to Comic Cons – 10 Tips from a Cosplay Mom

Yoda Best Footprint Cards for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day or Any Day

We got a little geeky this past Mother's Day and did handmade Star Wars inspired cards proclaiming "Yoda Best," using a green footprint for Yoda. These work great for Father's Day too! * Contains Amazon affiliate links that may earn me a few pennies if you buy the supplies through my links.* How to Make … Continue reading Yoda Best Footprint Cards for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day or Any Day