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Dear geeks of Northern Europe, Spain, Portugal, & New Zealand: We have good news!

It started with our Canadian friends, then our Australian, UK, and German geeks were invited to the party. Now, this party just got a whole lot bigger!

Our palletmonkey Michelle has been working *really* hard, and economy shipping is now available to:

Monies! MORE MONIES FOR YOU!

  • The Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Spain, and New Zealand

YAY! We're going to have to get a bigger room for this party. (Which country wants to host?!)

Here are the shiny details:

  • Economy shipping is only available on small orders under $100 for light things 4lbs (1.8 kilograms) or less, so you can't use it to ship a Tauntaun Sleeping Bag on the cheap.
  • You can, however, order up a bunch of shirts and annoy-a-trons like you've always wanted.
  • There will be no tracking on these economically-shipped orders, so their arrival dates will be a happy surprise.
  • Your package will be delivered via your country's local post, and we've heard that it's extremely convenient when compared to other methods.
  • It's quite slow, but a LOT cheaper.

It took us awhile, but the basic message that we want to get across: We hear you. We know that international shipping was painful and that's why we're offering this economy option. We hope to continue expanding the list of countries we can ship to via this method!

Enjoy your cheaply-shipped loot and let us know what you think! If you have questions, we'll try to find the answers for you.

ThinkGeek's SCOTTEVEST Travel Con-test!

Ever been standing in line for your favorite panel at a convention and realize your phone is about to die? Now how are you going to let the world know you met *insert famous person here*?! Don't worry, ThinkGeek & SCOTTEVEST have got you covered.

Enter below by 11:59pm ET, Monday, April 14 for the chance to win a fully furnished, con & travel-ready SeV Tropiformer Jacket. One lucky winner will receive over $1,000 worth of prizes including an iPad mini (pictured below), as long as you can correctly guess the weight of the jacket with all the items inside.

Tropiformer & prizes

The jacket transforms into a vest! Here it is with all the prizes pictured on the right, inside.

Please Note:

  • The only unit of measurement we will accept is pounds! (Sorry, it's just simpler and yes, we're silly Americans.) Please convert ounces to decimals and enter ONLY THE NUMBER in the form. For instance, 5 pounds 3 ounces is 5.1875 pounds, and you would enter "5.1875" in the form.
  • One entry per person, please. We will only consider your first submission, even if you've changed your mind, so make sure you're set on your answer!
  • You can enter on this blog post or on our contest page, but NOT both. Remember: there can only be one!
  • The winner is the person who guesses the closest to the correct weight, without exceeding it. In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected randomly from those entrants.
  • Only the countries listed in the form can participate; if your country is not listed, sorry! Timmy sends you all his love and e-bananas.
  • Looking for the legalese? You can find it here.

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We're at PAX East! Find us at Booth #386.

Look, ma, no hands! We're ready to take over PAX East! Find us at Booth #386.

PAX East, here we come!

Who's going to be in Boston this weekend?! That's right--we are! We hope we'll be seeing all your lovely faces, too. PAX East 2013 was such a blast that we had to come back this year. Find our PAX East Away Team at ThinkGeek Booth #386 in the Expo Hall to purchase your favorite TG goodies and hang out with Timmy!

But wait, there's more. (Cue the "oohh's" and "aahh's".)

We've got a lot in store for all you con-goers this weekend, including cookies, raffles, and free swag!


The Official Guide to Stalking ThinkGeek at PAX East

R2-D9 USB Car Charger

Where to Find Us:

Freebies:

  • If you're looking to score some freebies, don't think it'll be so easy -- you'll have to know how and when to get them. Come by our booth anytime to earn yourself a lil' somethin' somethin' as long as you say the magic words:
    • Friday: "Miles Prower"
    • Saturday: "You're too slow"
    • Sunday: "Knucklehead"

Raffles & Prizes:

Cookie Brigade
  • If you're a fan of delicious treats and Child's Play, then we're sure you're familiar with the famous Cookie Brigade. We've partnered up with them again this year, so if you make a Child's Play donation to a brigadier, you may also earn a raffle ticket and a chance to win one of three $100 ThinkGeek gift certificates! Just drop it off at the box at our booth #386 to be eligible to win.
  • Look in the Band Lands (directly in front of the escalators to the main show floor) for the return of Pachinko for Charity benefiting the AbleGamers Charity, which enables people with disabilities through assistive technology to play video games. The AbleGamers Foundation We've donated pleeenty of goodies to them this weekend to use to help fundraise their noble cause. Stop by their booth, discover the joys of Pachinko, & get the chance to win something shiny!
  • Prepare for a ThinkGeek invasion! We've teamed up with some cool cats for epic PAX East giveaways:

We can't wait to see you there!

SUMMER IS COMING. Finally.

SUMMER IS COMING. Finally.

It's time to kill time until the weekend! Check out this latest batch o' links from the Internets.

Our favorite links from the Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Pinterest 'verse:

Tomorrow, April 5 is International TableTop Day! Come celebrate with us @ Victory Comics. (ThinkGeek)

That's no moon... Death Star skirt
cosplay

That's no moon... Death Star skirt cosplay (Epbot)

Well, that's one way to show you're ready to build a life together. LEGO ring box (Imgur)

Adorable! Mini Raven cosplay from Teen Titans (Fashionably Geek)

If the baby's a girl, will they still name her Luigi? Baby announcement, Super Mario style (Cheezburger)

Did you enjoy all our April Fools' products this year? Let us know which ones you'd like to see become a reality! (ThinkGeek)

SUMMER IS COMING. Finally. (Tumblr)

Ah, our happy place! Custom-built hobbit-hole makes for a cozy home: (Tumblr)

How Game of Thrones fans leave tips for their waiters (Imgur)

We <3 your brains! They're what make you YOU. For the whole month of April, we're donating 100% of the proceeds from our Neurodiversity v3.0 shirt to The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ThinkGeek)

George Lucas, Mark Hamill, & Ben Burtt discuss the concept and creation of the lightsaber (YouTube)

Giant Nintendo controller graffiti (The three non-standard buttons aren't a mistake, but are marked A, L, and B for the artist behind this creation.) (Imgur)

Genius! Jake the Dog from Adventure Time Travel Neck Pillow

How to make your cat an Internet Celebrity (Neatorama)

YES! Game of Thrones season premiere is almost here. Back we go to the land of Westeros! Here's what's got us excited (ThinkGeek)

Genius! Jake the Dog from Adventure Time Travel Neck Pillow (Etsy)

Just another day in New York--Boba Fett playing the accordion (Alligator Sunglasses)

The benefits of your dad being an animator at DreamWorks (YouTube)

DIY "Head in a Jar" prank (Instructables)

We need more crosswalks with this sign, please! Traffic sign in a small Norwegian village makes people do the Monty Python Silly Walk. (Youtube)

ThinkGeek loves Game of Thrones

The Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere is coming.

The monkeys in the office are going bananas! (Yes, we said it. B-a-n-a-n-a-s.) Timmy's got his Jon Snow outfit on & everything. After the long wait, we can finally delve back into the lands of Westeros!

Here's what our monkeys are most looking forward to:

  • "'The next wedding.' Book readers will get it, but I think it is vague enough for those that don't." -- Kochis, Merchant Monkey
  • "MOAR DRAGONS! But seriously, I am really excited to see Daenerys continue to be a warrior princess and kick more butt. And who doesn't love Tyrion's fantastic one-liners?" -- Elizabeth, Email Monkey
  • "Hodor!" -- Midgley, Graphic Design Monkey
  • "I'm most looking forward to the part where *REDACTED* wakes up and sees *REDACTED* and realizes that it was all a *REDACTED*. Also, the part when *REDACTED* takes that enormous *REDACTED* and *REDACTED* right into *REDACTED* and twists and *REDACTED* it until *REDACTED* *REDACTED* *REDACTED* *REDACTED*."-- Harrison, Geek Labs Monkey
  • Daenerys & one of her dragons
  • "More weddings." -- Veton, Operations Monkey
  • "Looking forward to Arya's continued journey now that there is nowhere safe for a Stark to hide. Wondering how much bigger the dragons will get this season and if they will be any more useful. Hoping Bran digs into his Warg side a lot more, and fast. Only so long you can expect him to survive north of the wall. Jon. Jonjonjon. WTH? Where does he even go from there? Hope Lady Margaery stabs Joffrey through the eye on their wedding night. Or Vasarys poisons him with something painful. Whichever. Better than he deserves." -- Fred, Engineering Monkey
  • "Who dies next!" -- Andrea, Accounting Monkey
  • "Remember the Red Wedding? Next seasons is supposed to have the White Wedding episode with Jaime shouting at Cersei, 'Hey little sister what have you done? Hey little sister who's the only one?'" -- Michael C., Code Monkey
  • "I need an excuse to make lemon cakes and drink a goblet of wine." -- Kristy, Graphic Design Monkey
  • "What is always so interesting about Game of Thrones are the characters. It's a revolving door of new characters and old. It's exciting to watch as each of their story lines get closer and closer together. It's like that old word problem, "' train leaves Westeros at a speed of 100 mph and another leaves Dorne going 70 mph. When will they meet?'" -- Alicia, Geek Labs Monkey
  • "I can't wait to see how cool the dragons have gotten... and how badass!!" -- Connie, Office Monkey

As you can see, all we've got on our minds are dragons and weddings.

What are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments!

Win a $1000 ThinkGeek Shopping Spree!

IT'S PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME!

April 2nd is Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Day and you know what this means. Time to celebrate! We're holding a $1,000 shopping spree in honor of these tasty concoctions.

Mmm, PB&J.

If you have a peanut allergy, that's fine; the prize is ThinkGeek goodies, not legumes. (But if you really want a contest like that... we can try to think of something.)

What can you get with $1,000 at ThinkGeek?

Need more ideas? Enter now and then start building your wishlist. You've got until 11:59pm ET April 2, 2014 to enter and we'll be in touch with our winner via email by 6pm ET on April 3.

Looking for the legalese? That's over here.

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This *is* the rocker you're looking for.

This *is* the rocker you're looking for.

Don't panic! We've got a healthy dose of links for you right here.

Our favorite links from the Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Pinterest 'verse:

Patrolling the Internets & correcting the misuse of homophones. The Diction-fairy! (Tumblr)

Patrolling the Internets & correcting the misuse of homophones. The
Diction-fairy!

Daily affirmations with Skeletor (Tumblr)

Warnog, the official Klingon beer. (The Guardian)

In case you were in need of a reminder, gaming is good for you (Liberty Games)

Well, the trailer for the TMNT movie is out now. (YouTube)

Teacher uses Game of Thrones spoilers to keep his students quiet: If there is too much noise, he will write the names of the dead on the board (The Mary Sue)

Matt Smith's mom tweeted the most adorable pic (Twitter)

Behold! The mythical unipup. Crocheted unicorn mask for dogs (Flickr)

Geek Parenting is best parenting (LunarBaboon)

April 5 is International TableTop Day! Come celebrate with us @ Victory Comics. (ThinkGeek)

DIY "Head in a Jar" prank for April Fools (Instructables)

Like a boss. Cosplayer Mica turned his wheelchair into the Iron Throne & placed boots around his knees to be Tyrion Lannister (Twitter)

Like a boss. Cosplayer Mica turned his
wheelchair into the Iron Throne & placed boots around his knees
to be Tyrion Lannister

So . Excited. X-Men: Days of Future Past official trailer #2! (YouTube)

Mmm, unicookies! (Flickr)

So many memories! Fantastic 43 Cartoon Theme Song Mashup by Ensemble ACJW (YouTube)

Star Wars Light Up Chop Sabers: An elegant utensil for a more civilized age. (ThinkGeek)

Are you coordinated enough? Stairs that also serve as shelves and a desk (My Modern Met)

Making the most of a bad situation. (That's Nerdalicious)

Such a spellbinding cake! Harry Potter Cake by The Royal Bakery. (Between the Pages)

Do you love LEGO? Are you a wizard at building crazy unique @LEGO_Group creations? We're hiring a LEGO builder (ThinkGeek)

Victory Comics

Are you ready to get your tabletop gaming on at Victory Comics?!

The 2nd annual International TableTop Day is coming!

International TableTop Day!

Geek & Sundry has decreed Saturday, April 5 as this year's International TableTop Day; a day to go out to your local game store, community center, or even just host your own event at home and play more games! By playing tabletop games, we're given the opportunity to get together with our friends and family and spend more time with each other. Who would pass that up?

We're only more than happy to oblige, so in celebration of this momentous day, come out to Victory Comics in Falls Church, VA for some friendly competition & fun times with your friends, family, and fellow geeks! They've got an assortment of tabletop games ready for you to enjoy. (Or you can bring your own!)

The Rundown:
  • TableTop Day will take place at Victory Comics in Falls Church, VA from 10am to 9pm. (Or so their store hours say, they actually kept gaming until 11:30pm last year! Come out & help them beat their record!)
  • There will be a small ThinkGeek away team in attendance from 1pm to 4pm with some goodies in haul as well!
  • If you're unable to make it out to Victory Comics (sadface!), you can find more places to game at on the TableTop Day website.

Bring a friend & get your game on!

Geek Trivia Night

So many geeky brains in one room! <3

We're making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS.

Despite some snow challenges & rescheduling, our fourth Geek Trivia night was EPIC! This is also marked our Geek Trivia Night one year anniversary, and you chuckleheads managed to make it one of the best nights evar.

There were plenty of old & new faces, and everybody brought their A-game. 

ThinkGeek's Geek Trivia Night!

There was no "Best Dressed" category, but the Suddenly Cylons were definitely in the running for it! Bow ties are cool.

After a year of hosting these, we were a bit nervous and had to wonder, "Will this be as good as the last?" The answer: YES. The difficulty of questions was increased this time (or so we think... seriously, though, challenging a room full of geeks is tough!) with question rounds such as the "Name that sidekick" and an audio round where you had to name the movie based on the theme song... played on the ukulele. But some of you stepped up to the plate and really delivered. For the rest, we know we definitely had your brains churning! Mwahaha. Mission accomplished. We're a bit disappointed that no one got to wear the dunce cap AKA chicken head mask. Even though we egged you on. You know who you are.

ThinkGeek's Geek Trivia Night!

The prizes & feared Chicken Head of Doom.

ThinkGeek's Geek Trivia Night!

The Council of Elders were the judges for the night. They decide your fate!

With Pi Day so near, we had to celebrate with pie of course. Our volunteer monkeys created beautiful pies just for the occasion. The contestants might not have had the chance to appreciate their masterpieces, but sure looks like they enjoyed it!

ThinkGeek's Geek Trivia Night!

Mmm, pie. Secret: It's just graham crackers, cherry pie filling, & whip cream.

ThinkGeek's Geek Trivia Night!

EAT!!!

ThinkGeek's Geek Trivia Night!

The winning pie-eating contestant from the team Mind Palace! That's a look of joy & happiness, we're sure.

ThinkGeek's Geek Trivia Night!

Still trying to finish the pie even after the winner was announced. The pie was *that* good.

By the end of the night, the scores were all very close; it could be anybody's game. The final wager round would decide everything. Being ever so generous, we let the teams choose their fate: Do they want the "Easy" or "Hard" question? You all made us proud when there was a hearty cheer for "Hard!" Steve the MC may have even shed a tear.

If you were there, you might remember that not a single team got it right that night. The question: What was the first toy the LEGO company ever produced?*

As we watched several teams' scores drop to 0, there were a few teams remaining. They had wagered well! (With one team betting 0 points... you know who you are.) The final results were: The Away Team in first, League of Evil Exes in second, and Mind Palace in third. Congratulations to our winning teams!

ThinkGeek's Geek Trivia Night!

The final scores!

ThinkGeek's Geek Trivia Night!

First Place Winners: The Away Team! They each won $75 gift certificates & R2-D2 USB Car Chargers. Second place won $35 gift certificates & Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise D Pizza Cutters. And third place won $25 gift certificates each. Congratulations again!

Thank you to all our attendees for making Geek Trivia Night a wonderful time! We had so much fun and hope to do it again soon. Thank you to Steve the MC and all the TG staff volunteers as well. We couldn't have done it without you! If you have any comments or feedback, please feel free to leave it in the comments section below.

*Answer: A wooden toy duck.

Dreams do come true!

Dreams *do* come true!

Happy Friday! Do you *really* want to be working on those TPS Reports? Didn't think so. Here are some of the latest links to get you through to the weekend!

Our favorite links from the Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Pinterest 'verse:

Video of Benedict Cumberbatch's Oscars photobomb set to Jaws music. Yes, you needed to see this. (YouTube)

Celebrate Neurodiversity! Until the end of April, 100% of the proceeds from this shirt go to ASAN. (ThinkGeek)

Mmm, the Dark Side.

GIF of the Day: Batman can fly! (Dorkly)

Snail teapot cozies? Snail teapot cozies. (Makezine)

BBC America announces real history of science fiction series with a nerdy start-studded lineup! (Nerd Approved)

Adorable mixed-bread dog. (Imgur)

" Teleporter" web page starts you off in the TARDIS' control room & if you click the teleport button, it takes you to a random place in the world. (Vispo)

Jedi entrance only (Imgur)

5-year-old forges parent's signature. Nailed it. (Imgur)

We like our coffee how we like our Death Stars... (Tumblr)

Does not having an ear leave a bad post-impression? Vincent Le'gogh. (Deviant Art)

THE ANCIENT ONE RISES! Stumpthulhu. (Imgur)

A letter from a 5th grader to her 20-year-old self. Tacos are important. (Imgur)

The TARDIS ring: Forever spinning through time & space (Facebook)

The TARDIS ring: Forever spinning through time & space.

EX-PURR-MIN-ATE. (Tumblr)

Using the Force to spruce up a 15 year old mixer. (The Kim Six Fix)

Old school vs. New! Stan Lee shows he's still the man in charge when Thor & the Hulk try to duke it out. (Facebook)

Keep all your timey-wimey devices safe! The Time Lord tool box. (The RPF)

Another world, another cake... in the Age of Wonder. Magical Dark Crystal cake! (Facebook)

The Static is strong with this one. (Lunar Baboon)

Your book just got Cumberbombed. (Tumblr)

D'aww, young Whovian is worried she can no longer join in on the new Doctor's adventures, but Capaldi reassures her. <3 (Nerd Approved)

Oh noes! LEGO Batman's true identity revealed. (Pictures in Boxes)

How to turn off the light when you're feeling lazy. (Imgur)