You don’t need to love games to be a geek, but there sure are a lot of nerds out there that just can’t get enough gaming time. Personally, I tend to feel awkward around people (even friends) unless we’re playing a game and then I feel entirely too comfortable. Gaming is also a great way to pass the time when you’re alone (or trying to pass time at work), but you can’t always sit down to play World of Warcraft, Minecraft or some other immersive, system-hogging game. For those times, I suggest trying one of these fun online games.
Adult Swim -It’s kind of amazing (and almost sickening) how many great games you can play for free on Adult Swim’s website. It’s almost like they don’t want you to do anything else with your life but waste time on their site -actually, I have the feeling that’s exactly what they want. I recommend starting with a game from one of your favorite shows like Rick and Morty, but don’t be surprised if you get stuck on a maddeningly simple game that just goes on forever (like Rainbow Unicorn Attack).
HearthStone – Made by Blizzard, the same company responsible for World of Warcraft, this easy-to-learn card game is entirely addicting. Best of all, it’s totally free to download and play -though you do have to download it, so you might try playing HearthStone on your phone if you want to play at work (unless you work somewhere that they just don’t care if you download stuff). If you get into it, be sure to add me, my account name is whysteria#1254.
Mansion Casino – Looking to play games with slightly higher stakes? Then check out this online casino where you can play all your favorite casino games, including great geeky ones like Marvel and DC slots and scratchers. You can play for free just for fun or bet and win real money.
Have any favorite online games of your own? Share them in the comments! I know I could always use a few extra distractions (even if my sense of time management disagrees with me on this point).
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It’s hard to believe, but the San Diego Comic Con has already came and went. If you didn’t get to make it to the event, one of the best things you missed were all the cosplays. Here are some of the best from this year’s convention and if this isn’t enough to satisfy you, don’t miss our list of the sexiest cosplays from this year, my articles on Geek Native featuring the best mashups and the best genderswaps, my Neatorama articles detailing some of the greatest cosplay and coolest tattoos at the con, or my articles on Oddee that reveal what cosplayers do for a living and show a few of the hilarious intentionally bad costumes at the SDCC.
This cool mummy spaceman is a creation of CosmicMoustacheComics.com
And this awesome-looking group is from Looking Glass Wars
These two are elves but where are they from specifically? Thanks to Crysred for explaining that these two are Betty the Smidgen and Voilet from Rat Queens.
Thanks to Crysred for explaining that this is the Forest Animal from Princess Mononoke.
Thank you Sasha for explaining that this is Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
This cute ball of yellow is a mascot for NetMarble.comOI!
I’ve seen a lot of Marios at the con, but never a light up one. This one was created by Mr Lumafi
Battle Kasters was holding a big scavenger hunt around the convention and this was their mascot.
I think these three were trying to get a hashtag started, but it doesn’t seem to have gone very far.
All hail Mookoo the Troll Queen!
Disasterina from Cold Sluts on Fire was looking tragic as usual.
The girl on the right is Daenerys, but who is the other?
Obviously the Predator is on the left, but who is the girl on the right.
I know the girl in the front is Maleficent, but who are the rest of these characters?
An evil scientist with a drill through his gut who is breaking a puppy’s neck. Any ideas?
Sif is on the right, but who is the warrior on the side?
Merida from Brave is in the middle, but who are the other characters?
He is obviously a merman, but is he from somewhere specific?
Want to identify more costumes? Then don’t miss our past galleries from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 to keep you entertained. I also have plenty of great photos of sexy gals from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 and sexy dudes from 2012 and 2011. There are also a few cosplay photo galleries from WonderCon from 2014 and 2013 and convention pictures from 2012, 2011, 2009 and 2008.
Here is the lovely (and incredibly sexy) Loretta Vamps in some of her amazing vinyl creations from the convention:
And boy were there some hot Harleys there this year
And Ivy is always a babe
And even Joker was looking mighty fine
There were plenty of heroines to make your eyes boggle too
Seriously, there was way too much hotness to go around
And here are a few sexy gents for the ladies to ogle:
And here’s a little something for everyone:
Not enough hotties for you? Then don’t miss our past galleries of hot comic con cosplayers from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 and the sexy male costumes from 2012 and 2011. And don’t miss the rest of the great costumes from this year’s comic con as well.
This winter, I got the chance to attend Wizard World Portland. I had a great time there and saw some wonderful cosplay, but I really wanted to bring extra attention to this truly epic Never Ending Story Falkor cosplay by Ryan Wells. Here’s a full gallery of the costume. including one that shows how Ryan actually fit in the massive piece:
If you have an interest you’re passionate about such as a favorite video game or TV show, it’s great to show off this part of your personality through crafts or homewares which reflect this.
Of course buying things related to this can often be quite expensive, especially if it’s official merchandise. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of easy to make crafts which can unleash your inner geek whilst also saving the planet by using recyclable materials! Whether a crafting novice or expert, you should be able to create a few of these DIY creative ideas yourself in no time.
1. Cushion/Pillow Covers
These are easy to make whether or not you own a sewing machine (that just makes it slightly quicker), and are a great way of reusing the clothes and fabrics you would otherwise throw away. If you have some old t-shirts you no longer wear, or perhaps a pair of curtains which have frayed at the bottom or have acquired an irreversible stain, then don’t just throw them out! Instead, create your own cushion covers out of the salvageable material, taking care to correctly measure the size on your existing cushions or pillows. Then once you’ve cut and stitched, take (or create) a stencil of your favorite character or logo, such as the bat symbol, and paint on to give it that finishing touch.
Image via Our Nerd Home
2. Ice Bucket
Did someone give you a plant for a housewarming? Perhaps that was a while ago and your plant hasn’t quite survived as long as you planned. Instead of throwing out the metal container, why not keep it and reuse as an ice bucket? Simply give it a rinse to make sure all the compost is gone, and once it’s dry you can start decorating with some comic or graphic novel pages, like you did with your project book in school. Then all that’s left to do is add ice and voila, you’ll have a fun, geeky way of storing your cold beverages.
Image via Our Nerd Home
3. Snow Globes
Let’s face it, we’ve all broken a glass or two from time to time, particularly a wine glass with a weak stem. Instead of recycling the broken glass, if the bowl is still intact, why not keep it to make a snow globe? A great alternative to this is of course a glass jam jar or similar which you’d ordinarily throw out. Fix a mini comic or action hero figurine to the jar lid, fill the jar with liquid (remembering to leave space for the figurine and a small bubble for the water to circulate) and add in some fake snow.
Image via Country Living
4. Ironing Board Cover
Has your Star Wars bedspread seen better days? Rather than throw it out, why not repurpose it by turning it into a fab ironing board cover? Simply cut the bedspread to shape, leaving a couple of extra inches to seam it. Additionally you’ll need some foam lining to place underneath to ensure you don’t end up with any lines in your clothing! As an alternative to a bedspread, why not sew together a few old t-shirts with your favorite logos or characters on, to create a patchwork ironing board cover.
Image via Geek Forge
Of course there are many more ways in which you can create your own DIY geek crafts by repurposing things which you might otherwise trash or take to the recycling centre. These can be anything from seasonally themed decorations, ornaments and gifts to homewares you can use all year round, so keep your eyes peeled for more amazing crafts out there!
It’s time again for our biggest post of the year, the annual Comic Con cosplay wrap up. This year I didn’t get as many pictures as usual, but I still got plenty and if you don’t get enough, there are plenty of photos from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 to keep you entertained. I also have plenty of great photos of sexy gals from this year, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 and sexy dudes from 2012 and 2011. There are also a few cosplay photo galleries from WonderCon from this year and 2013 and convention pictures from this year,2012, 2011, 2009 and 2008.
As always, I would love a little help identifying the unknown costumes at the bottom of this list.
Are you ready for some babes because Comic Con is here and we’re happy to bring you some of the hottest, sweetest and sexiest gals from this year’s convention. If you want more great photos of sexy gals, I also have photos from Comic Con dating from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008. For the ladies, I have the hottest guys from 2012 and 2011 (sorry ladies, there just aren’t as many half-naked dudes running around). If you want to see more good cosplay, don’t miss our photos from this year, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008. I also have a few galleries of cosplay from WonderCon from this year and 2013. I also have pictures from the convention from this year,2012, 2011, 2009 and 2008.
WonderCon 2014 just rolled around and here are some of the hottest, cleverest and most fun costumes from the convention. If this isn’t enough to satisfy your cosplay craving though, we also have pictures from the last year’s convention, as well as tons of cosplay photos from Comic Con.
Here’s Black Widow looking fabulous as ever.
Black Canary and her friend had some amazing legs. Anyone recognize the other gal?
Here’s a recreation of the famous Superman Crisis cover.
And here’s the winner of the DC comics prize at the masquerade.
These costumes are all fun, but I simply love the Loki dress. I hunted her and Thor down through the whole convention to get this pic.
I’ve seen a lot of Wonder Women costumes in my time, but this one by Callie Cosplay is by far the coolest.
Oddly, while there were a lot of Winter Soldiers there, this was the only one I managed to get a picture of.
You can’t go wrong with a little crossplay and this Lady Riddler and Joker were simply fantastic.
I’m kind of hoping the next Arkham City game gives these two this type of bruiser look.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a more traditional look like this Batman and Robin have.
Since the convention was right next door to Disneyland, it only made sense for Tony Stark to stop by and ride a few rides and grab an Iron Man Mickey hat before hitting the con floor.
This would be quite the father/son crime fighting team.
Here’s a great take on the Comedian as a female.
Lady Death’s skin was so white she almost seemed to glow in the dark.
This is a great take on Valeera Sanguinar from WOW’s Hearthstone.
And while I’ve seen a lot of Skyrim cosplay, I’ve never seen a Khajiit before.
Mileena from Mortal Kombat was looking good.
And the whole team of Castle Crashers looked fantastic.
Per the norm, Steve looked quite boxy.
I wouldn’t want to mess with these two assassins for sure.
By far one of the most popular costumes of the entire convention was this Powdered Toast Man one. Just tell me you don’t want to grab his butt cheeks and go on a ride.
This steampunk Ariel was quite fetching.
But this battle-ready Ariel was a picture of badass.
That being said, there’s nothing wrong with the classics and the sight of an Ursula in human form was a cool one indeed.
There was a whole series of Playboy bunny Disney Princesses, but I only saw these two and a Jasmine later on.
With the new movie coming out, Maleficent was an all-too-popular costume this year, and this masquerade version was one of the best I’ve seen.
These two evil queens were quite a pair though.
I’ve never seen an Ursula quite this wonderful before either.
His name is Olaf and he likes warm hugs -except when they come from strangers who seem to attack him from nowhere, which seemed to happen to him quite a few times.
I didn’t know what Hexadecimal was, but I was really impressed with the costume’s accuracy when I looked it up online -especially since her costume is made from duct tape.
Of course, everyone loves a good Bumblebee costume.
Melisande here looked absolutely fantastic.
And Circe looked downright royal.
I’ve seen plenty of Amy Pond’s before, but I’ve never seen one that looked this dead on.
And this young Doctor was absolutely adorable -especially with a Dalek and TARDIS in tow.
Don’t miss our roundups of cosplay from Comic Con from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008, as well as our collections of hot girls from the convention in 2o13, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008, and hot guys from 2012 and 2011.