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

UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure Game Review and Giveaway

Looking for a good video game for younger kids? Just in time to coincide with the UglyDolls movie release comes the new game UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure! The game is available for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch and is rated E for Everyone. Scroll to the bottom for a chance to win a free … Continue reading UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure Game Review and Giveaway

Geek of the Week: Roni from RL Pyro Art

It's time to get back into posting the Geek of the Week! The column took a little hiatus and now we're jumping back into things with Roni Luebkert, a talented artist that's doing some amazing things with woodburning. I am in love with her Beetlejuice inspired bathroom sign! Scroll to the bottom to see it! … Continue reading Geek of the Week: Roni from RL Pyro Art

May the 4th Be With You, Free Comic Book Day and Main Library ComicCon

Saturday was a busy day as May the 4th combined with Free Comic Book Day and we headed downtown to the Jacksonville Public Main Library to celebrate. May the 4th is also known as Star Wars day, while the 5th is unofficially Revenge of the 5th. What started as a pun, "May the 4th be … Continue reading May the 4th Be With You, Free Comic Book Day and Main Library ComicCon

Fun Day at Jacksonville Beaches Library ComicCon

For the past seven years, the Beaches Library, located in Neptune Beach, FL, has thrown a ComicCon complete with comics, vendors, panels and cosplay. Each year it gets better and better! We had a great time this year doing all the kid's activities. The event is usually held sometime in April and is always free to … Continue reading Fun Day at Jacksonville Beaches Library ComicCon