July 12, 2017 • Geek, Geek Girl, Handbooks
Summer’s here, and for comic book nerds, that means one thing: convention season! The big kahuna, San Diego Comic-Con, takes place at the end of July, but it’s far from the only event that brings together comics, movies, TV, and gaming under one roof. There’s something different at every con, but there are a few things that tend to span every single event. The sales floor, where fans can actually buy comics (as well as merchandise and collectibles). Artists’ alley and the autograph area, where fans can meet the creators and actors they love and get autographs and even photos with them. And the panels, where actors and creators entertain an audience with live discussions on everything from geek media to their upcoming season.
July 11, 2017 • Fiction: Mystery, Geek, Humor
Ten Dead Comedians is out today! Pick up a copy, but in the meantime, find out what comedic style best fits you. Once you do, share your comedy type on social media using one of the cards below. Don't forget to tag us and use the hashtag #TenDeadComedians!
Oh, and don't forget to play a game of CLUE in our Instagram Murder Mystery! Solve the crime to be entered to win a Murder Mystery Pack.
Infographic created for Quirk Books by Michael Rogalski, eyewashweb.com.
July 10, 2017 • Geek, Humor
A Guerrilla Guide to Doing San Diego Comic-Con Without a Badge, Money, or Dignity
San Diego Comic-Con is coming up, or as it is known to science, "Nerd Mardi Gras." For nearly a week in mid-July the population of this Southern California city swells by several hundred thousand pop culture fans, all expressing their undying love for the intellectual property of large entertainment corporations, along with the representatives of said entertainment corporations, looking to extract that love in the form of money.
July 6, 2017 • Classics, Geek Girl
“Since the invention of the kiss there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind.” That line comes at the end of William Goldman’s seminal novel The Princess Bride, and it is a wonderful capstone on the adventures of Buttercup and Wesley. But it also brings up the question, what were the other five kisses? Mr. Goldman was no help at all with this—we had to dig up the other five on our own.
Grok & Oog
July 5, 2017 • Classics, Fiction
From amateurs to policeman to private investigators, we’re a bit obsessed with detectives in pop culture. After questioning witnesses and examining the evidence, we’ve compiled a list of six of our favorite detectives. The results are in, and they are random and strange and possibly not the ones you would’ve chosen.