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Visit Quirk at C2E2!

C2E2 is creeping up and we're getting excited! Visit us at booth #516 from April 21 – 23. Not convinced? We'll have awesome swag, so you should be.

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Literary Looks: Bookish Tights and Leggings

Editor's Note: Because bookish leggings and tights are never out of style, we're bringing back this post. Originally posted on 10/21/2015.

“It’s better to be happy in leggings than sad in jeans.” – the Tumblr community

It’s a basic fact of life that tights and leggings are better than any other pant, because what other pant cradles your legs in soft, warm fabric that makes you feel fashionable AND like you’re leaving the house in pajamas? We rest our case.

But what’s cooler than legs encased in coziness? Legs encased in bookish coziness. We’ve rounded up some awesome pieces so you can stylishly rock the map of Westeros on your booty, if you’re so inclined. 

Posted by Christina Schillaci

Literary Emojis

Apple recently released its first developer beta version of iOS 10.2, and apparently it comes with some updated emojis. In response, we've come up with some literary emojis we wish Apple would include in its next update. Fingers crossed!

Posted by Christina Schillaci

September Quirk Perk: Pops!

Pops! by Krystina Castella only $2.99

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September Quirk Perk: The Kickstarter Handbook

The Kickstarter Handbook by Don Steinberg only $1.99

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So you want to produce a short film. Or design a new line of jewelry. Or manufacture a revolutionary solar-powered garden sprinkler.

There's just one catch: You need $100,000 to finance your dreams, and your checking account has barely enough to cover next month's rent.

Enter Kickstarter – a phenomenal "crowdfunding" website launched in 2009 that brings venture capital to the masses. On Kickstarter, it's not uncommon for folks to raise $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, or even (the all-time record to date) $942,578!

Want a piece of the action? In The Kickstarter Handbook, business writer Don Steinberg interviews dozens of people who have — no kidding — raised at least $100,000 on Kickstarter. You'll learn all the strategies of an effective Kickstarter campaign. You'll learn the perils and pitfalls that have dashed many a dream. And you'll learn what to do in the event of a best-case scenario – when your product goes viral and suddenly the cash starts flowing in. On Kickstarter, it happens to a few lucky visionaries every week. Here's how to be one of them.

Don Steinberg has written for New Yorker, GQ, Harper’s, the Wall Street Journal and a host of other national publications. He has also worked as senior editor for Inc. magazine and a staff writer for the business section of the Philadelphia Inquirer. He lives in the Philadelphia area.

Posted by Christina Schillaci

How-To Tuesday: Baked Chocolate Bananas

End the summer on a solid note with an alternative to regular ol' s'mores. Here's an excerpt from Campfire Cuisine by Robin Donovon!

Posted by Christina Schillaci