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
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.
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.
The jacket transforms into a vest! Here it is with all the prizes pictured on the right, inside.
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.
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
Where to Find Us:
For most of the con, you can find us at the Expo Hall Booth #386. Along with our newest and most popular items, we'll be carrying con exclusives as well. Pick 'em up before we run out! You don't want to miss out on (Sorry! Due to their exclusivity, these pages won't be live until Friday, 4/11):
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"
Raffles & Prizes:
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.
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:
Hit up the 2K Games Community Party on Saturday night & get entered into a raffle to win a surprise ThinkGeek Gamer Gear prize pack! Also, you'll have the opportunity to mix and mingle with developers from Firaxis and Gearbox. There's a limited number of invites, though, so get yourself to booth #948 and #962 on the show floor ASAP!
Visit 505 Games booth #396--just a couple booths down from us (we've got the best neighbors)--and earn yourself raffle tickets by playing games! Seriously.
You could win yourself a Tetris Stackable LED Desk Lamp and so much more, just by playing one of their demos! Raffle winners will be drawn daily at 2pm and 4pm.
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
"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!
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!)
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.
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.
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.
The prizes & feared Chicken Head of Doom.
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!
Mmm, pie. Secret: It's just graham crackers, cherry pie filling, & whip cream.
The winning pie-eating contestant from the team Mind Palace! That's a look of joy & happiness, we're sure.
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!
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.