Category Archives: Geeky Living
MAGFest is a music and gaming convention that took place the first weekend of 2020. I went to it almost blind; I had heard a lot from friends about it, and their thoughts ranged from, “it’s a cult, join us” to “it smells so bad, you’re going to die.” These responses are both so visceral because when MAG starts on Thursday, it doesn’t close until Sunday afternoon. There are panels at all hours, and they are all over the place. So before we get into it too much, know that while I had an incredible time, it is a lot.
Hello out there in Internet land! I finally had the immense pleasure of being able to pick up a copy of Sam Maggs’ definitive guide to being a geek girl, ‘The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy”, and I’ll just say that it may as well be called “A Guide on Undiesofwondy” because this book was SO PERFECT. All kidding aside, one of the things I most enjoyed about this book, and a reason why I’d recommend this to other fangirls is because there’s something all geeks can relate to inside. Maggs’ even includes a little disclaimer right at the beginning of the book; “…you don’t have to be someone who identifies as female to enjoy it. If you’re someone who identifies as a fan [girl], then this book is for you.”
Hey there Evil Geeks! It’s just about time for the 2013 New York Comic Con and we’re getting everyone ramped up by going over our coverage from last year ahead the the big show this week. This post originally ran as two separate posts last year and it gives you some pointers on some of the things that will be fun at the show, as well as some of the stuff that will drive you bat-shit crazy, Thanks for reading and we hope to see you this week in Manhattan!
Greetings Evil Geekdom! As we get geared up for the 2013 NY Comic Con, we’re bringing you all kinds of helpful tips that we’ve accumulated over years and years of con attendance. This spot originally ran last year ahead of the 2012 NYCC, but the information is still relevant (although I think it may be time to overhaul the costumes uses in this game), so we’re bringing it back to you. See you guys in New York!!!
Hey now, Evil Geeks! If you want to check out a panel or maybe get an autograph from a special guest, it’s inevitable that you’re going to be spending some time waiting in a line which can get a little boring after a while. While waiting in line before the Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes “Jay & Silent Bob Get Old” podcast last year, we members of the Brotherhood came up with a great idea to kill some time while waiting in line: The Comic Con Cosplay Drinking Game! Of course, gameplay doesn’t have to be limited to line waiting situations, you can play anywhere in the con at any time. Disclaimer: I’m pretty sure the people running the show at the Javitz would frown upon we fine upstanding citizens, imbibing in demon juice during the con, so be sure to keep it on the down-low. Also, remember to drink responsibly, because with great alcoholic power, comes even greater gin-fueled responsibility. I really can’t stress the importance of responsibility when you’re getting mind-numbingly smashed.
Hey there Evil Geekites, it’s been a month since the Boston Comic Con (Check out our cosplay pics here and here), but that doesn’t mean that we don’t still think about that con. In fact, I managed to bring home a few sweet pieces of artwork as souvenirs from the show. I mamged to score a some signed prints from artist Jim Califore and from Spider-Man legend Mark Bagley! Let’s take a closer look at some art, shall we?!?!
Hey there Evil Geeks! After the tragedy at the Boston Marathon back in April, you may recall that the Boston Comic Con was scheduled for the same week. At the time, the manhunt was still on for the suspects and understandably the con had to be canceled. We recorded a special podcast back at the time to talk about all of the craziness going on at that week, which was a rare moment of seriousness for the Evil Geeks. Turning to the bright side of things with the horror of that event finally behind us and the surviving culprit in prison, the show can finally go on. This Saturday and Sunday the Boston Comic Con returns and along with it, so too shall the Brotherhood of Evil Geeks! To celebrate the event, we’re giving away a SWEET PRIZE but since we’re Evil, we’re going to make you work for it! What can we say? Getting people to do our bidding really does it for us.