56. Happy Captain Picard Day (One Day Late)

Yesterday was Captain Picard Day. The day is mentioned in start trek as Star Date 47457.1, and is mentioned in The Pegasus episode. While the exact crossover date is up for some debate June 16 is considered, by most people, to be the actual day.

38. Blogs and Websites

Several moths ago I participated in Lent with a friend of mine and gave up Facebook and Twitter for 40 days. The results of this was (after a few days) I didn’t miss it anymore. Today I rarely check twitter unless I am in a meeting, I do this to give my sub-conscious brain something to focus on so my conscious mind can pay attention. I know, I know, it sounds crazy, but it works. Now back to the topic. I am only on Facebook for 5-10 minutes (give or take), and I have about 23 Blogs and Websites I check on a daily basis. These 23 blogs and websites I enjoy, but I have noticed the want to have these websites post more often. I find myself disappointed so often when I go to check these sites and find no new content. Looking at this from a positive point of view this disappointment has helped encourage me to start posting on a daily basis.

Despite the fact that I have been disappointed from time to time by the lack of new content I thought I would share with all of you some of my favorite blogs and websites.

A vast collection of Geek, Nerd, Dork, Movie, TV, and comic news

The Official Star Wars Blog
Need I say more?

Panels on Pages
When Other Geeks Just Wont Do

The Blog of my favorite author John Scalzi

Wil Wheaton
The Blog of author, blogger, and actor Wil Wheaton

Matador Network
The Best Online Travel Magazine

Club Jade
Shamelessly indulging in melodramatic space trash since 1995

The Garffs
One of my cousins Blog

American in Beirut
My Brother in Law Matt’s Blog

Geeks are Sexy
Well They Are!

Think Geek
Stuff for every Geek on your shopping list!

Mac Rumors
My source for all things Mac.

Great White Snark
Geek humor and entertainment.

The official Dragoncon Blog

Topless Robot
More Geek, Nerd, and Dork news.

Letters for the Better
The Blog of my friend Melissa where she writes letters to people in her life. Sadly she doesn’t post very often.

Geeks with Curves
Just a girl with a love for Lord of the Rings, graphic novels, Dungeons & Dragons (yes, those are my dice in the above pic), all things Whedon, Battlestar Galactica, the magical interwebz, comics, costumes, webcomics, renfaires, and most things science fiction and fantasy. I am mildly obsessed with Star Wars.

The Barnes
Another cousins Blog

One My Way To Boston
My wife’s journey to the Boston Marathon

I have skipped a couple because they are private, but maybe a few of you will find the enjoyment I have from these sites and blogs.

37. 56 Kinds of Geek

Once again I must thank my Brother-in-Law Matt for sending this to me. As I look over the list and think about my life as a Geek I fall into several of these different types of Geeks.

Trek Geek
I have mentioned this before, but one of the earliest memories I have with my family is watching Star Trek: The Next Generation together. To this day I find myself a loyal Star Trek fan. In fact one of the biggest draws to Dragoncon this year is the LARGE amount of Star Trek characters coming.

Jedi Geek
Do I even need to bother with an explanation on this one. Anyone who has know me for almost any length of time knows I am an avid Star Wars fan. Most of my Geek t-shirts are Star Wars. I own every Star Wars PS3 game. I love watching the movies. If I had three wishes one would be the ability to control both sides of the force, and have my very own lightsaber.

Larper Geek
I must confess that there has been times where I have enjoyed LARPING. Through my association with The Knightly Order of the Fiat Lux I was introduced to different types of larps including Dagorhir and SOLAR

Portable Geek
I love technology and gadgets. Nuff said!

Apple Geek
Well lets see I am writing this post on my Macbook while my Iphone goes through its weekly sync, and listening to music from my Ipod classic. I have three Mac blogs bookmarked, and check Mac Rumors everyday. Does that make me an Apple Geek?

Con Geek
I dont think I am a Con Geek. I think its perfectly natural to know how many days are left till Dragoncon….96.

There are several other categories that I have spent some time in, and may in the future spend more time, but I think its safe to say I am a Geek. So the question is what kind of Geek are you?

30. WootStock 2010

On May 7, 2010 Terra and I ventured up to the city of Seattle to Attend w00tstock. Both Terra and I had been looking forward to going since we attended Emerald City Comic Con. Our main draw was to go see Wil Wheaton, but we were encouraged about the other performances.

Our journey did not start off as we had hoped. After spending over two hours in the car, due to traffic we finally arrived in Seattle. (NOTE: from our house to seattle should only take an hour) We found parking reletivly easy, which is suprising for a Friday night, and headed out on foot toward the address given to us for The Moore Theater.

My plan at this point was to provide you with the same link I used for directions, however I have discovered that the address on the website has now changed, and the address google used has been removed. I have a feeling it was done so due to the large number of complaints I am sure both the theater and google may have received over this event, because both sites gave you an address of 94 Pike Street. If you follow the link to the Theater you will see this is not their address at all. So confused and still getting to know Seattle Terra and I ran around aimlessly trying to find where we were going. We asked a few people who knew we were close but couldn’t point us in the exact direction we needed to go. Terra even called her sister Megan and asked her to look it up on the net, and see if she could find a different address then I had. She could not, because she was given the same false address as I had. So at this point I turned to Foursquare. I quickly found the theater, and received directions from other people checked into the theater. Several of them mentioned how the address listed on google and the main theater site was false, and provided the correct one. Turns out from where we were standing we were only two blocks away.

Arriving almost 20 minutes late we carefully found our seats and sat down. Since we arrived late we missed the introduction….

And the opening song…..(10 points if you get the non related reference)

And the first act from Load Ready Run

We arrived here

Molly Lewis was the next performance, and she was AWESOME!!! Before my mission I never really liked the ukulele as an instrument, but for some reason after the mission I suddenly developed a shine to it. Weird.

Following Molly Lewis we were entertained by James Ernest and Mike Selinker. Now you will notice in the video that they give us some sort of a video riddle. I have watched the video, and looked on the internet at other people who attended w00tstock, and really don’t know what the answer to the riddle is. Maybe you do?

This short video was next, and I must confess I think it may have been one of my favorite parts of w00tstock, because so many movie trailers are just like this! Is it sad that I wouldn’t mind watching that movie?

And now comes the moment we have all been waiting for….WIL WHEATON!!!! I never thought that one of the least liked Star Trek characters would turn out to be one of my favorite authors, bloggers, and performers. I had heard Terra talk about Wil for years, but honestly had no interest in looking into what Wil was all about until Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle WA. Here is a picture of Will after he signed my Star Wars Lando Action Figure (read his books to understand!)

So Wil took the stage and gave a GREAT performance about one of my favorite high school memories The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

After the AWESOME Wil Wheaton left the stage Paul from Paul and Storm made some merchandise plugs.

Now comes the moment in the show that I honestly dont know how to review. At this point in the show MC Frontalot took the stage. The reason I am having a hard time giving a review is I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY SAID. I could not understand a single word in their whole spot. The bass was up so loud and the vocals were so low that I cant tell you if I would like their music and lyrics or not. I am planning on looking into their music outside of w00tstock and I hope I will be able to understand them, so if I like them or don’t like them I will let you all know later.

After MC Frontalot, Paul and Storm along with Wil Wheaton took the stage and gave a wonderful performance of the European Lounge Singer. If you haven’t seen it, then shame on you!

And then Hank Green took to the stage, and was VERY funny. His rendition of “what would Captain Picard Do?” was in my top three moments of the night!

Im going to let Stephen Stepto speak for himself! (It was AWESOME!)

And then came Adam Savage. I really didnt excpect him to be funny, but WOW!

Then they tried to wrap the show up, but they found this VERY difficult! OK here is the thing I have been able to find every other part of the show BUT the finale sooooooooo I am using a finale video from another performance of w00tstock in another city. If I can find the Seattle performance I will post it.

Overall this was an AWESOME night, and will become a yearly thing for Terra and I!