Look at my cute new avatar! It’s a custom piece by Len Peralta, geek artist extraordinaire.
I backed Geek-A-Week 4.0 at the level where I got to send him a picture of me and I would get this –>
Len Peralta’s work is phenomenal, and I’m always on the look out for ways to pick up more of his artwork. And now I get to look like one of the cool kids on the internet 🙂
There are other offers of personalized artwork on his site, so check them out!
One of the coolest things I have purchased this year (and it’s only just March!) is the first pack of Len Peralta‘s Geek-A-Week trading cards. The ones pictured are the cards I got at the Comic-Con w00tstock last July.
I adore Len Peralta’s style, because it’s just comic booky enough to make me smile without pushing people who aren’t into comic books out. Plus he’s fantastically fast and consistent. And the Geek-A-Week cards provide yet another artifact for my obsessive collector to hoard.
ThinkGeek is currently the only place you can pick up pack 1. And they’re only planning on selling the ones that have already been printed, so you should go buy one. Or two. No seriously, have you bought yours yet? Then we can geek out over the clean lines of the head in Jonathan Coulton’s hand. Continue reading w00tstock presents and Geek-A-Week trading cards
Last Thursday (23 July 2010) is on my life calendar highlights.
I have always been a nerd in the depths of my heart. While I haven’t hidden it, only recently have I felt comfortable enough to highlight it. My comfort isn’t due to the current acceptance of nerds, but because I’ve stopped caring about the sidelong glances when I ask people which Star Trek series they like and then correct them when they start talking about how much they love the one with the Force.
Attending w00tstock 2.4 is one of the nerdiest things I’ve done, and I’m completely happy I made the time to go. The website has the best description: 3 hours of geeks and music. After attending, I’d describe it as an entire season of The Muppet Show with less puppets and more memes. My favorite part of being at the show was that my mom was sitting next to me laughing just as hard as I was.
The best way I could write about my experience was a journal/catalog/overview that hits the highlights. After the jump you’ll get taste of my experience (with pictures and video! *). If you decide to stop here, let me leave you with this: If w00tstock comes anywhere near you, do what you can to make it. I had so much fun, my mom had so much fun, and we laughed for all 4 1/2 hours of the show.
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