June 12, 2014 • Comics, GeekWhether you're going to a comics, toy, anime, book, or Harry Potter convention, the presentation is generally the same: dealers room, panel areas, food court, and possibly an Artist Alley, among other things. Oh, and loads of people who are all into a lot of the same things you are, since you've all opted to go out of your way to attend this nerdy event.Whether it's your first con or your 20th, there are a few ground rules I think you should keep in mind to ensure that you and the people around you have a great experience.
June 11, 2014 • Geek, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Daenerys’ roaring children, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Smaug, Toothless’ reappearance on the big screen: dragons are definitely in style this season! Fire-breathing, scaled, and generally-winged, dragons have been a big hit in myth and fiction for centuries. These days, they’re taking popular fiction and the big screen by storm. You can even check out this reference guide to compare the size of your favorite dragons! Here are 10 of the most beloved dragons in pop culture; which are your favorites?
May 27, 2014 • Fiction: MG & YA, Geek, Star Wars
Last week, we posted this photo of our BEA totebag... and you guys were PSYCHED about it.
But for every person that thought it was (totes) awesome, someone was sad they wouldn't be able to grab one at Book Expo America. We listened, Quirk fans. Go ahead and enter the Rafflecopter below to be entered to win a bag. We'll even throw a surprise book or two inside when we get back.
I'm giving away... how's 20 sound? Yeah? Okay done. 20.
May 20, 2014 • Cookbook: Desserts, Fiction: Hockensmith, Fiction: MG & YA, GeekWow, is it seriously almost time for BEA? Weren't we just at C2E2 in Chicago? Where does the time go?Next week, the Quirk Books crew are packing up shop and heading up to New York City for Book Expo America, and we couldn't be more excited. We've got some awesome new books to show off, some authors for you to meet, and a TON of giveaways. Because hey, we like you. We want to give you stuff.Giveaways include posters for How to Make Your Baby an Internet Celebrity, Jane Austen: Cover to Cover, and Kid Presidents. And of course, we will have the coveted Quirk totebags with us. Get ready, they are a lot of fun this year.We'll be setting up at Booth #2848. Come by, say hello, take some swag! And as for the schedule for signings and events, well, here you go!
April 24, 2014 • Geek, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
When we’re feeling down and need a pick me up we usually head over to YouTube to look at cat videos. We found something equally as awesome. If you’re a Whovian we’re sure you’ve seen these videos floating around cyber space. We’re talking about fan made YouTube Doctor Who Mashups—and boy are they amazing!
We know the Doctor Who universe is much bigger than what we see on the show. Thanks to YouTube, fans have taken it upon themselves to make some pretty interesting videos. These are much more than fan fiction. They’re a way for fans to give back to the franchise they love so much.
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.