Hey guys!!! We are so excited to have met so many of you. We promise to get all of our Wonder-Con merchandise up very soon. So stay tuned!
Last weekend my bestie and I hit up the Long Beach Horror and Comic Con and boy did we have a blast! She cosplayed Bane from the Dark Knight Rises, and I cosplayed my favorite character of all time–Samwise Gamgee from the Lord of the Rings series. I wore a similar outfit to SDCC this year, and Halloween two years ago. And you know what? You better bet your sweet ass that I’ll wear this exact outfit again for the midnight showing of the Hobbit! Here are some of my cosplay favorites from the con taken by my crappy iPhone.
Lovely Little Hobbit
So last night I nearly died of a nerdgasm from watching Castle Season 5 Episode 6 titled “Final Frontier”. After a long stressful day at work today, I decided to go back and re watch to see if I could come up with a list of geeky references. I may not have gotten them all, but if you guys see that I missed any comment and I’ll add them.
-Opening Scene is of a spaceship orbiting in space that oddly resembles many scenes in Firefly of the Serenity ship.
-Immediately a Captain Max and Lt. Chole are mentioned…coincidence? Mal? Zoe?
-Mention of “creavers” ahem “reavers“
- On the convention floor castle’s number one fan is getting his storm season trade paperback signed and it’s none other than Jonathon Frakes aka Star Trek’s William T. Riker from Star Trek:Next Generation . He also happened to be directing this episode of castle.
-I couldn’t help to notice a girl in a Dharma jumpsuit while behind Beckett while she tells Castle about the murder.
-Castle responds to Beckett with “Shiny“
-Castle says “I used to come here a lot“ referring to the convention. For those of us that follow Nathan Fillion, we know that hes usually at SDCC every year.
-When Castle mentions Sci-Fi Shows he mentions …”Cylon skin job, Please say Six“…”that Joss Whedon show”
-He complains how Nebula-9 was cancelled “over a decade ago, and only had 12 episodes at that” total nod to firefly and us Browncoats
-Esposito mentions Blade Runner!
-The Captains full name is mentioned Captain Max Reynard (Captain Mal Reynolds)
-When talking about Beckett’s cosplay photo the word FRAKING is said TWICE (BSG)
-the murder weapon is a LASER GUN enough said
-Castle has a life sized Boba Fett in his bathroom
-Castle doing a Captain Kirk impersonation when talking to Beckett about Annabelle being killed with a laser blaster
-Ryan interviews a person in a Wompa-like suit
-Actress that played “Chole” on Nebula-9 says to castle that playing Chole wasn’t exactly a “career launcher” (total wink to Nathan Fillion’s success and the role that launched his career)
- Castle talks about sweaty “fanboys” (the word is rarely used on TV)
- Captain Max talks about “lunatics lining up outside the convention center for days” (yeah, I’m a lunatic, and for the record it was only 10 hours)
- Esposito tells Ryan that he probably likes Sci-Fi like Gattaca and 2001. He also mentions the Monolith.
-Ryan says he like fantasy like Lord of the Rings, Esposito says he can see him as a Hobbit. (Is everyone from the 12th precinct a geek?)
-Esposito explains the Creavers as an alien race that “eat your face off”. Similar to our beloved Reavers from Firefly
-Lasers point to Castle and Beckett reminds me of Predators!
-Han shot first shirt worn by the maker of the laser pointer! Hey check it out, it’s Quark the Ferengi from Deep Space Nine (Actor Armin Shimerman)
-Star Destroyer reference
-Naming of different weapons “Klingon Bat’leth, Cylon laser pistol, double sided light saber”
-Castle is scared hes mutating! Like The Hulk, The Thing, or The Leader… Beckett says she prefers Dr. Manhattan
-Nebula-9 was rumored to be relaunched, even maybe doing a movie (ha, perfect Firefly/Serenity reference)
-Castle in the Captains Chair doing his best Jean-Luc Piccard impersonation
-Beckett gives a very beautiful fangirl speech about why she loved Nebula-9 so much
-Andorian death pack (sounds much like Endor)
-They mention that 10 years later people still love Nebula-9 ( Firefly) (who else is watching the 10 year reunion special?)
- “Nobody takes over my ship”
-The word Cosplay is mentioned… I’ve never heard cosplay mentioned on a fictional show! (not that I can remember)
-Tie fighter noise
-William Shatner song during credits “Ideal Woman“
Did I get them all? Did I get any of those wrong? I had a blast re watching! Lets play a drinking game guys!
ZAP SAID THE LADY
When you think Vegas, you don’t typically think geek. So whats a group of geeks visiting Vegas to do? Well, this last weekend I went to Las Vegas to celebrate my 1 year anniversary and we found a few places that I thought you guys might enjoy.
Insert Coins is a must for any geek visiting Vegas. Honestly, I don’t like night clubs, there’s just something about them that make me feel out of place and weird. As soon as I walked into Insert Coins I did not get that feeling at all. I actually felt comfortable and excited to be there. For those of you that have been lucky enough to experience NERD HQ bar during San Diego Comic-Con, well, It’s a little like that but with more GAMES! The Bar has fifty retro arcade games. You want to play Tron? Pac-Man? Donkey Kong? WHILE you drink?! You can! They also have the option to reserve a table, but unlike other bars, these tables have two TV screens and your choice of two separate consoles and a variety of games. Since we were in Vegas for Halloween weekend, we packed our costumes and hoped to find something fun to do. Well, Insert Coins always has events going on and they happened to have a superheroes vs. Villains party that night. We fit in PERFECTLY (did I mention we won second place)! If you’re staying on the main strip like we were, make the trip over to old Las Vegas. It’s worth it. *photographs are of us but taken from Insert Coins Facebook Page*
If you feel like getting away from all the booze, smoke, and gambling and doing something super cool and educational, the Atomic Testing Museum is the place to go. The atomic testing exhibit was everything I expected it to be. Be prepared to bring your reading glasses! You learn the history of the Atomic bomb, it’s testing site history in NV, watch videos, and look at memorabilia and artifacts from that era. They show a video in their GZ theater where you can experience a simulated atmospheric bomb blast. We spent a few hours in this place and I would recommend it to anyone interested in History and Science.
So I can’t really give a fair review of this haunted house, because my eyes were practically closed the entire time. I’m a first class scardy cat, but I will pass along what the people in my group had to say. The Goretorium is said to be the scariest haunted house in Las Vegas. Eli Roth director of Hostel and Cabin Fever dreamed up this Haunted House which is going to be open year round. After doing some digging around and reading reviews on the internet, I see that there are a lot of mixed reviews about this place. The people in my group said that it was very entertaining and that the props and set designs were high quality and well done. However, a common complaint that seems to be going around (including in our group) was the price. Tickets are $40.00 dollars each at the door. That price is pretty steep considering you can go through the maze in 15 minutes. Want to know a little secret? We saw tickets being sold at the Tickets-4-Less stands that are all through out the Vegas strip for $26.oo dollars, unfortunately, we had already purchased our tickets. If you’re a fan of horror and can get the tickets at a good price, check it out!
So if you’re anything like me, you’re probably super excited for the premiere of The Walking Dead this weekend. I really want to do something special and make something festive that I can munch on while watching Rick kick some zombie ass. I’m not sure what I’m going to make but here are some inspirational pictures that should get you in the mood for BRAINS……… NOM NOM NOM
I have a confession to make: I just recently started watching Doctor Who. *forehead palm slap* I know! What have I been doing with my life?! I’m so late to the Doctor Who party, that I’ve really made up for lost time. I’m completely infatuated with it, so I thought, ‘what the hell!’, and started putting my obsession to good use and rounded up all these great finds for y’all fangirls. Enjoy!
XoooXooXOXoXOxoXOOXXXXX (read it like Nacho Libre)
Lovely Little Hobbit
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I can say with all certainty that my wedding day was the best day of my life. Now, mushy stuff aside, it was a BLAST! I’ve never been a traditional gal so logically I wasn’t looking to plan a traditional wedding, plus do you guys know how crazy expensive weddings are? Lucky for me my soon to be husband is a huge geek and we put our heads together and decided to have a super fun DIY Halloween/zombie/horror/costume themed wedding reception! Once we set a date, we had a bit over a year to plan this extravaganza. We sent out Save the Dates and home-made invites to prepare people in advance for what was in store.
We decided to have a somewhat traditional wedding ceremony at a beautiful little chapel located at a local cemetery (they use it as a wedding chapel too! And hey, I get a discount…) and when everything was said and done and we were pronounced husband and wife, the theme to Star Wars came on! What a way to start a marriage!
We gave people ample time between the ceremony and the reception to go home and get ready for the reception. I’m happy to report that 99% of our guests dressed up! DIY is not for the faint of heart, especially with something as stressful as planning a wedding. So time, patience, and research made all the difference.
Some good tips I can give to someone who wants to do something similar is A)Discuss a budget, stick to it as closely as possible. B)Figure out what key elements are important to you, and do your research. C) Don’t get discouraged, think of the end result. D) Enlist your friends to help with projects. E) Have Fun! That’s the point right?
My uncle was gracious enough to lend us his back yard for our reception, and we had the free reign to decorate how we pleased. We wanted it to stay within budget, but we also wanted people to have fun! So we knew an open bar with a bartender was a must, and for food we went with Mexican street tacos! The taco man brought a huge salsa bar and his employees were making home-made tortillas on the spot. Super amazing. We also set up a candy bar and little candy bags at every table.We bought key items in advance at 50% off and always had our eyes peeled for discounts. We also enlisted our friends and family to help us build a cemetery with fog machines, carve pumpkins, and transform the back yard into a spooky fun place to hang. I will forever feel grateful and indebted to them for all their help. I think everyone felt like they were an active participant at our wedding which is awesome because we wanted to make it a night that wouldn’t be forgotten years later. All in all, I’m very lucky to have married such an awesome guy that would even be willing to go with a crazy idea like a Halloween wedding. We make a great geeky team. Photography done by Young Video Productions