April 3, 2014 • Geek, Star Wars
Convention season is upon us, Quirk fans. And we are psyched. We love heading to these events, and spending time with all of you!
This month, we're heading off to C2E2 in Chicago from April 25th to April 27th. You'll be able to find me and Nicole De Jackmo at Booth #520, selling books, giving away swag, and dishing out high fives galore.
Now, on to what we've got planned.
SWAG: Over the course of the convention, we'll be giving away plenty of fun Quirk totebags (for you to lug all your other swag around in, of course) and tons of posters, including posters for The Empire Striketh Back, The Jedi Doth Return, How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity, and Nick & Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab.
SIGNINGS: On Saturday, April 26th, some guy named Eric Smith will be signing copies of The Geek's Guide to Dating at 2:30pm at our booth.
And on Sunday, April 27th, Ian Doescher will be signing William Shakespeare's Star Wars and The Empire Striketh Back at 2:45pm. He'll also be on a panel from 1:15pm to 2:15pm in room S403.
March 25, 2014 • Geek, Video Games
I play a lot of iPhone games. Sometimes, too many.
I’m frequently kept up at night, filled with turmoil and wrestling with what game I should delete to make room on my iPhone for important things and… OMG. There’s a new Final Fantasy game out?! It takes up 1.2GB of space? WHAT DO I DO?!
[Deletes entire album full of photos and treasured, precious memories]
As someone who adores books and video games equally, I love it when I’m able to find a combination of both of those things. Whether it’s with a book that uses video games as a key plot point (Ready Player One), or a game that happens to incorporate the literary (Device 6).
Here are a few iOS games inspired by books, that you should probably start playing now.
March 7, 2014 • Fiction: Ben Winters, Geek, Star Wars
Here at Quirk, #we #love #Twitter. (Psst. Come follow us!) So we're incredibly excited to have three Quirk writers participating in the #TwitterFiction Festival 2014: Ben H. Winters (The Last Policeman), Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare's Star Wars), and Eric Smith (The Geek's Guide to Dating).
Read on to find out more and learn how you can write your own #TwitterFiction!
February 26, 2014 • Geek, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Doctor Who is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary season. During those tumultuous 50 years The Doctor has come in contact with a number of great characters. Not only does he have an impressive array of companions, but he also comes in contact with historic and fictional characters. He’s met Sherlock Holmes and fought alongside Blackbeard. There is no limit to the Doctor Who universe. Now that Matt Smith is gone and Peter Capaldi has taken the reins (literally) we think The Doctor should run into a few other fictional heroes.
February 20, 2014 • Geek, LEGO, Video Games
I was pretty excited when the announcement regarding the latest LEGO video game dropped back in December. I mean, I already have the fantastic Lord of the Rings LEGO video game, and I adored all of the Harry Potter LEGO video games... but now there's going to be a Hobbit adaptation?
And the LEGO minifig looks like Martin Freeman? YES!