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Ghost Girl Greetings – Where Horror Fans Go for Greeting Cards
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Ghost Girl Greetings: Ash vs Evil Dead

You know how it is with greeting cards: You pick a generic one with a poem or sonnet that no one ever reads and right after the holiday they’re dumped in the paper recycling bin. Well, not anymore. Ghost Girl Greetings is reimagining greeting cards with a pop culture twist, drawing and writing cards that are perfect for any occasion for all the horror hounds and geeks in your life.

Instead of the usual disposable cards, Ghost Girls Greetings’ offerings will become fixtures and talking pieces whenever people see them. The company has an Etsy store and was started by two genre-loving “ghoulfriends,” Laurie Necco and Toni Gabriele.

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Play Fair 2017: A Weekend Of Fun & Toys!
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Play Fair-19

If you and your children felt overwhelmed at New York City Comic Con last month, then I recommend saving early November for Play Fair NY. This past weekend Play Fair NY took over the Jacob Javits Center in midtown Manhattan, and gave kids of all ages a reason to be very excited about the upcoming holiday season. Play Fair NY featured interactive toy and game areas, celebrity and character meet and greets, a 13,000 pound vat of slime, a Minecraft VR learning lab, and a chance to see all the toys nominated for 2017 Toy of the Year. The best compliment I can pay Play Fair NY though, is as a parent. Both my 13-year old son and 6-year old daughter did not want to leave and they were actively playing and engaging their minds and imaginations, rather than glued to a screen.

More below.

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UK’s Agatha Christie Stamps Contain Hidden Clues From Her Classic Mysteries
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UK Royal Mail Agatha Christie stamp

A few months ago, the U.K.’s Royal Mail released a set of stamps inspired by the works of Agatha Christie, one of the greatest mystery writers of all time, in honor of the 100th anniversary of her first detective story – The Mysterious Affair at Styles, which introduced Hercule Poirot, the famous fictional Belgian detective. But these are no ordinary stamps.

Each of the six designs is based on one of Christie’s popular novels and each contains hidden clues pertaining to its respective title — Murder on the Orient Express, The Body in the Library, And Then There Were None, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, A Murder is Announced, and the aforementioned The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

Check out images of all six designs here below.

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NY Wintercon 2016: Comic Books, Art, and Merchandise
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Wintercon 2016

Many people attend conventions in hope of meeting their favorite celebrities and hearing cool stories in panels or Q&As. But for many geeks out there, conventions are the place to be for cool merchandise, comics, and a chance to meet and support favorite and independent artists in the Artist Alley. Earlier this month, I attended NY Wintercon at the Resorts World Casino NYC in Queens, NY and after covering my panels and conducting a few interviews, I did what many fans did — I hit the convention floor to do some holiday shopping for both my family… and for myself.

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2016: Specialty Items
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Holiday Specialty Gift Guide 2016

It’s that jolly time of year again in which Pfeff-Bot and I come up with a wondrous assortment of gift ideas for the geek you love — or simply to treat yo’ self! No need to spend countless hours at the mall with little space to move or think; no reason to wait until the last minute, only to realize that Amazon Prime isn’t going to meet its two-day shipping agreement. We’ve got you covered! So read on ahead and let us do the gift browsing for you!

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SDCC 2016: Wonder Woman Invisible Jet Exhibit For 75th Anniversary
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Wonder Woman statues

On Preview Night on Wednesday at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, Warner Bros. Consumer Products presented a tribute to DC superhero Wonder Woman in celebration of her 75th Anniversary. Their exhibit included a massive replica of the Amazonian’s Invisible Jet, where SDCC attendees got to take their photo inside the cockpit.

The installation, located at the intersection of Island and 6th in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter outside the convention center, also included a themed art exhibit with huge murals of Wonder Woman. The jet will be on display through Sunday, July 24, which is the final day of SDCC.

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SDCC 2016: Check Out RockLove Jewelry’s ‘Star Trek’ Collection
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Star Trek Delta Enamel Stud Earrings Red RockLove

Just in time for the 50th anniversary Star Trek as well as the biggest convention in the world, SDCC, comes yet another beautiful collection of jewelry from RockLove with some officially licensed Star Trek pieces. Their collections also include my TV obsessions, Vikings and Outlander.

Check out a few highlighted pieces, plus the image gallery of designer Allison Hourcade‘s entire collection here below.

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Video: Making The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Props Most Can’t Afford
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Props

A video has been released showing the making of some ultra cool Star Wars: The Force Awakens Ultimate Studio Edition props made by a company that actually worked on the props for the movie itself. These collectibles include replicas of Darth Vader’s damaged helmet, Rey’s staff, and Finn’s blood-marked stormtrooper helmet.

If you’re a Star Wars fanatic who loves to purchase collectibles and prop replicas, you’re going to want to get your hands on these bad boys. They’re about as good as you can get apart from actually getting your hands on official props. But unfortunately, not many fans will easily be able to afford them.

You can find more information, including where to buy them, and see the video of some of them being made below.

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Star Wars Day: Fun With BladeBuilders Lightsabers
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Star Wars Day May the 4th package

Greetings, and Happy Star Wars Day to you all.

Over the years, “May the 4th” has taken on a life of its own. What began as a pun on the famous Star Wars quote “May The Force be with you,” has now become a global holiday that has spilled over into non-geek sectors. Every major retailer is offering deals in honor of this observance, and even people who aren’t mega-fans of the franchise were on social media bright and early this morning to wish others a “Happy Star Wars Day.”

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The Drill Down 423: A Song Of Race and Data
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The Drill Down 423

This week, a million Beautiful People get hacked, the FCC & cable boxes, racist apps & services?, how driverless trucks will change the economy, Tron comes to VR gaming … and much more this week on The Drill Down podcast.

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