Category: Geeky Stuff

An Honorable Mention to DragonCon

Well, DragonCon 2020 is canceled this year, due to COVID-19, apart from some virtual convention events that you can see here. I thought it might be a good time to put up this old CollegeHumor “Cosplay Catastrophe” video. Yes, it’s about Comic-Con, but if you’ve ever been to DragonCon, then...

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Alex Kurtzman, who’s presently in charge of new Star Trek projects, says that the upcoming new Star Trek series, Strange New Worlds, will return to its roots, with episodic “planet-of-the-week” stories and the bright optimism for the future that made The Original Series so endearing (and enduring). Star Trek: Strange...

Mercenary Siege Released

Mercenary Siege, Book 2 of The Siege Chronicles, is available now on Amazon.com. Following their daring escape from the battle-train in a stolen ornithopter, Davrick, Sid, and Talyaana are out of fuel and forced to land. Pursued by enemy search parties, the trio sets off across the scarred battlefields of a kingdom...

NASA Launches New Mars Rover

Exciting news in space! NASA has launched the new Mars Rover “Perseverance” and the craft is now safely on its way to Mars. Perseverance, aka “Percy,” will reach Mars in February 2021, and (hopefully) land safely in Jezero Crater. Perseverance is designed very similar to the Curiosity rover, but has...

Brandon Sanderson on Writing and Rejection

Brandon Sanderson, who is widely considered the current reigning champion of modern fantasy epics, may seem to be the last person to have suffered endless streams of rejection letters from agents and publishers. In fact, before he was published, Brandon Sanderson wrote 13 novels, all rejected by everyone he sent...

Battle-Train Siege Released

Battle-Train Siege, Book 1 of The Siege Chronicles, is available for purchase now on Amazon.com. A bounty hunter with a price on his head, Davrick Caliburn must evade the sorcerous reach of the Grand Imperium. Never mind the fact that his new employer is a vampiric blood-baroness—she’s promised him a...

Henry Cavill Assembles His Own Gaming PC

Apparently, famed actor Henry Cavill (aka Superman the Man of Steel, aka the Witcher Geralt of Rivia) is such a huge gaming geek that he assembles his own gaming PC! And what is he building? I can’t see what all the parts are, but he’s clearly building an AMD Ryzen...

SpaceX Launches Astronauts

NASA and SpaceX have successfully launched the first crewed Falcon 9 with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station! This is the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011 that astronauts have been launched from U.S. soil. Until now, NASA has relied...

X-Wing Tribute Video

Have a look at this absolutely stunning X-Wing tribute video, set to Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone.” The song turns out to be a perfect fit for x-wing pilots. The video has footage from Star Wars Episodes IV through IX, as well as Rogue One. I really wish Disney would make...

All 9 Star Wars Films, all at once

Before YouTube takes it down, you can watch all 9 Star Wars movies at the same time (in nine little boxes). I guess it does violate copyright, but the main point of this video is to demonstrate the timing of the pacing and plotting elements of Star Wars. Maybe that...