A Full Accounting of Eastbank Family Christmas: Star Wars Edition

As previously mentioned, in my family, we celebrate with a bit more pizazz than your average Joe. We vote the previous year on what our theme will be. This year was Star Wars. The ultimate theme. All of us have a pretty even love of it. (Except my Grandma, but even she got in theContinue reading “A Full Accounting of Eastbank Family Christmas: Star Wars Edition”

Twachtman Family Christmas

Christmas is swiftly approaching. For many this means decking the halls, trimming the tree, shopping for gifts, planning the holiday meals, booking travel, etc. This is all true for my family as well. But most importantly for us is preparing our Christmas costumes. Past family Christmas themes have included Harry Potter and The Chronicles ofContinue reading “Twachtman Family Christmas”

Nerd in the City: Book Club

Ready Player One If you have not yet read Ernest Cline‘s latest novel, Ready Player One, well what’s stopping you. It’s a fantastic mix of The Matrix, Back to the Future 2 and World of Warcraft. Chock full of 80’s nostalgia and thrilling action!!! I so thoroughly enjoyed it that I’ve read it twice sinceContinue reading “Nerd in the City: Book Club”

Lessons I Learned from NY Comic Con 2011

Lesson 3: I’m not the only Lady Nerd out there!!! Marvel‘s: Women of Marvel panel was truly excellent!! The panel consisted of Sara Pichelli (@sara_pichelli,) Marjorie Liu (@marjoriemliu,) Jeanine Schaefer (@j9schaefer,) Kelly Sue DeConnick (@kellysue,) Sana Amanat (@miniB622,) and Lauren Sankovitch (@PancakeLady.)  Sorry if I missed anyone. They tackled topics such as gender discriminations in the workContinue reading “Lessons I Learned from NY Comic Con 2011”

Lessons I Learned from NY Comic Con 2011

Lesson 2: Leave your inhibitions at the door Whether it’s wand dueling, puppet construction, the costume contest or a Just Dance exhibit, convention activities are endless. There’s no use getting embarrassed! We’re all the same here. From comic book fans to movie fans. From avid readers to devoted gamers. A nerd is a nerd isContinue reading “Lessons I Learned from NY Comic Con 2011”

Lessons I Learned from NY Comic Con 2011

Lesson 1: “There’s always a bigger fish” In my head I’m pretty much the biggest geek ever. I mean I own a lightsaber, I’ve been to 3 Star Wars conventions and I can quote the entire original trilogy word for word. Yeah… it’s safe to say that I’m a nerd and proud of it. ButContinue reading “Lessons I Learned from NY Comic Con 2011”

Lessons I Learned from NY Comic Con 2011

Lesson 1: “There’s always a bigger fish” In my head I’m pretty much the biggest geek ever. I mean I own a lightsaber, I’ve been to 3 Star Wars conventions and I can quote the entire original trilogy word for word. Yeah… it’s safe to say that I’m a nerd and proud of it. ButContinue reading “Lessons I Learned from NY Comic Con 2011”