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Huffington Post Takes A Swipe At Sexless Nerds Via Megan Fox's Crop Top

Jul
25

Oh, HuffPo, weren't you supposed to be better than this? Considering that San Diego Comic-Con is one of the largest entertainment conventions in America, and that geekdom is turning into a pop-culture phenomenon, maybe it's time to shed some nasty stereotypes. I don't know what else this headline is supposed to evoke except the pimpled nerd who never even gets to see attractive women: Megan Fox's Crop Top Was Likely a Hit at Comic-Con. That plenty of nerds and geeks grew up awkward is undeniable, but maybe jibes in headlines are a little worn out. Most of us have grown up into perfectly functional adults unafraid to show our enthusiasm for things.

The Biggest Reveals Of Preview Night At Comic-Con

Jul
23

Tonight was Preview Night for San Diego Comic-Con, and a bunch of fun announcements were made. Rather than just run a series of dry articles about them Andrew and I decided to put some of the more exciting revelations under the scalpel of our combined commentary. Below he is AT, and I am ED. Agree, disagree? Let us know in the comments.

This LEGO Boba Fett Cosplay is Simply Amazing

Jul
21

This just might be the best LEGO minifig cosplay ever. One heck of a costume maker and dad created this one for his six-year-old son, who also just might be the luckiest kid at any Comic-Con he attends.

Ball Pits And Backlash, Has DashCon Learned Its Lesson?

Jul
19

DashCon has released a fairly long press release explaining what went wrong at their convention, assuring us that these problems will be fixed for next year, and in some cases trying to make amends. There will of course be kneejerk doubters among you who insist on calling the whole thing a scam, but now is not the time for paranoia. It’s clear that out and out scam is not the description for the con. It’s even clear that a lot of people had a good time despite the problems.

Countdown to Comic-Con: Her Universe to Host a Nerdy Fashion Show

Jul
17

It's hard to believe that Comic-Con is less than a week away now, but it's moving up on us fast. This year, there's a new and exciting addition to the off-site calendar: a full-blown nerdy fashion show.

Why Is There a Giant Dead Parrot in London?

Jul
16

There's a giant dead parrot in London today, and Monty Python is to blame. Well, maybe it's not dead. Maybe it's just resting.

This Guy Has Spent Over $30,000 on Transformers Toys

Jul
16

This man just might be the biggest Transformers fans on the planet. Retired soldier Zhang Wei has reportedly spent over $32,000 assembling a massive collection of Transformers toys.

Lay's Announces 'Do Us a Flavor' Contest Finalists: Mac & Cheese, Cappuccino, and More

Jul
16

Earlier this year, Lay's announced that they would be accepting submissions for a new potato chip flavor. 14 million entries later, Lay's has it narrowed down to four, with fans voting to decide which one becomes the brand's next new flavor.

BioShock Infinite Gets LEGO-fied in This Impressive Fan Build

Jul
15

Official Bioshock Infinite LEGO sets are not a thing (yet), but that didn't stop one super-fan from creating his own blocky vision of Columbia. This Bank of the Prophet build was created by Imagine Rigney, and is fully equipped with little LEGO versions of a Handyman, Sonbird, the Luteces, and of course, Booker and Elizabeth.

The Facts So Far In The DashCon Debacle

Jul
13

DashCon, just hours after the event's conclusion, blew up on social media with controversey and recriminations. Their Facebook is flooded with comments like "can I have my money back" -Jose Juarez and "I peed in the ball pit." -about every fourth person. It was a first year convention that promised, "a convention for Tumblr users, by Tumblr users." (It has no offcial association with tumblr.) Unfourtunately, it clearly suffered from mismanagement, and many are accusing it of outright scamming. The convention's request for fans to pay off its $17,000 debt, as well as the cancellation of a Welcome to Night Vale live show, have been at the center of the discussion.

Cancel Everything Else: HOMESTAR RUNNER IS RETURNING

Jul
09

Last April Fools Day we were treated to the first Homestar Runner cartoon since, what, 2010 or so? And to everyone's relief, it did not suck; if you wanna get pedantic, it did the opposite of sucking, because it had Strong Bad and everything that made it so inexplicably watchable before. Now if that wasn't enough to bring a tear to your millenial eye, hear this: Homestar is coming back to the internet.

Countdown to Comic-Con: Felicia Day Reveals Geek & Sundry Party Plans

Jul
04

Get ready to party with Felicia Day at Comic-Con in just 19 days! Her company, Geek and Sundry, has announced the return of its SDCC lounge, complete with tabletop gaming, video game previews, parties, meet-and-greets, and more!

You Can Now Rent LEGO Sets for More Affordable Building

Jun
30

Playing with LEGO (erm, I mean "working" with LEGO) is easily one of the best things ever. Unfortunately, the hobby comes with a pretty hefty price tag. I am personally considering selling a few of my organs just to pay for the new Guardians of the Galaxy sets. Luckily, a company called Pley has a solution.

Track of the Day: The 8-Bit, Arcade-Retro, Synth-Driven Music Video to End Them All

Jun
30

Perturbator's track and music video for "She is Young, She is Beautiful, She is Next" is everything you could ever want from Kavinsky's 80s retro-fetishizing Outrun microgenre, as much a subculch of music as it is video games and films. It's an 8-bit animation, lovingly lo-fi at parts, but startlingly rendered at other times--a lightspeed Delorean ride through a post-apoc beachhead, Blade Runner nightscapes, and metropolitan graveyards, all set to a track that embodies everything badass and neon about the aesthetic.

Doritos Mystery Flavors Revealed: Spicy Street Taco Wins

Jun
30

A few months ago, Doritos unveiled a line of "Jacked" (their term, not mine) mystery flavors, released in three non-descript, color-coded bags. The idea was that each of them were a new "bold" (read: excessive) flavor that fans could vote on. Today, Doritos revealed what the three mystery flavors were, as well as the winner, and spoiler alert: they all have terrible names.

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