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Calvin & Hobbes Nursery

An adult will fit in this bed, right? RIGHT!?

O, hai there. It's been awhile, huh? We brought you a basket full of links because we missed you so much!

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

Star Wars Nursery

Tickets still on sale for ThinkGeek & Super Art Fight! (Brown Paper Tickets)

A long time ago in a nursery far, far away... (Tumblr)

Adorable Doctor Who themed wedding. (Candice Benjamin)

Treehouse or house with a tree in it? (Houzz)

Vincent van NO. (Deviant Art)

Sand Minis Tirith will keep out all the sand crabs. (Deviant Art)

How animals eat their food (human style). (YouTube)

Snow White has joined the Dark Side?! (Blogspot)

Itteh bitteh cake for itteh bitteh Hobbitses.

Grocery shopping with Grumpy Cat. (Imgur)

Itteh bitteh cake for itteh bitteh Hobbitses. (Pink Cake Box)

Batman & Robin -- tutu style. (Etsy)

Nana na na nana na... ELMO PHOTOBOMB. (Cheezburger)

Goodnight, droid. Goodnight, Death Star. (Wired)

LEGO spill shuts down highway lane in West Virginia. (EE Journal)

Young Kraken in training! (CG Hub)

If I fits, I sits. (Imgur)

Teaching a puppy how to catch. SO CLOSE. (YouTube)

Subtle DIY TARDIS Converse. (Blogspot)

Too soon?

Meh meh mehing at your chamber door. (Twitter)

Human Chair Scare Prank (YouTube)

I played with LEGO once. IT WAS AWFUL. (Flickr)

Just admit it. This is you. (Formal Sweatpants)

Amazing Bane mask walkie talkies! (YouTube)

Keep your zombie survival kit around your wrist. (Etsy)

Every. Single. Weekend. (Tumblr)

Curse you, Thor! (Deviant Art)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Exclusive Teaser Trailer (YouTube)

Too soon? (The Meta Picture)

We <3 Neurodiversity! All proceeds of this shirt go to ASAN this month. (ThinkGeek)

What if Spider-Man's superpowers was shooting spiders out of his hands?! (Tumblr)

Thanks for giving blood!

Even Vampire Timmy was kind enough to donate!

...For now.

Thank you to all the TG monkeys & local geeks for donating blood at our HQ on Thursday, 3/28! It's hard to find time during a weekday to visit the ol' Bloodmobile, so your efforts are much appreciated. We hope our mountain of snacks and freebies were enough to refuel you for the rest of the day. (If not, you're gonna have to take it up with Vampire Timmy. Good luck.) Because of you, we were able to meet our goal: 27 pints altogether!

Inova Blood Donor Services

Unfortunately, our monkeys were too drained to nab a photo of the Bloodmobile, but thank you to Inova Blood Donor Services for all your help! We hope to do this again in the future, as there were some monkeys who were suffering from a classic case of PAX East con plague and too germy to participate. They want in on the blood sucking action, too!

Thanks again for your help in saving lives! Every drop counts.

Browncoats, we hear your concerns about the cease and desist on Etsy Jayne Hat sellers!

We weren't involved in that process, but we have reached out to FOX and we've definitely heard what you've had to say. (We know you guys have Vera to back you up.)

As a result, we've decided to donate the profits from all Jayne Hat sales on our site to Can't Stop the Serenity, a Browncoat charity dear to ThinkGeek's heart that raises funds and awareness in support of Equality Now. We'll continue making that donation until we run out of stock of Jayne Hats.

We hope the Hero of Canton himself would approve.


Nice hat, Jayne

UPDATE: We've decided to donate 100% of profits from our Jayne Hat to Can't Stop the Serenity until we run out of stock. More info.

Our dear Browncoats,

We've heard the news that FOX, the licensors of Firefly merch, is sending out cease and desist notices to Etsy sellers who carry their own cunning hats.

We just wanted you to know that ThinkGeek has nothing to do with the C&D notices. The hat is licensed by a vendor with whom we have a relationship and while the hat is not an exclusive to ThinkGeek, we did have a hand in its development and answered the difficult questions like, "Are the earflaps long enough?" and "Is that man afraid of anything?" (Yes and no, respectively.)

Would the C&D have happened if we did not carry the hat on our site? We're not sure; we'll leave that question to sharper legal minds than ours. We're here to carry the shiniest of goods from 'round the 'verse, even maybe makin' them ourselves. We just want y'all to know that while we might not always aim to misbehave, we'll always be sure to get you the best stuff this side of the Eavesdown Docks.

The way we see it, if people want to make their own, shiny. For those out there who can't knit to save their gorram lives, we can help.

Yay, Neurodiversity!

Yay, neurodiversity!

Autism Acceptance Month: Acceptance is an action.

This month, we're celebrating braaaiiinnnzzz! Zombies love them, but we love them even more -- in a different way, of course. You all, our smart masses, have brains that come in all shapes and sizes; your mind's uniqueness is what makes you you. We accept your brains for what they are and just want to hug them all! <3

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

To spread the cranial love, we've once again teamed up with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network to release Version 2.0 of our neurodiversity shirt (also available in Babydoll and Kids' sizes). For the month of April, 100% of the proceeds from this shirt will be donated to ASAN.

We are proud to be working with ASAN again on this. ASAN is a nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people. It provides support for Autistic adults and youth by empowering them to let their voices be heard in the national conversation about autism.

Thanks for being you!

Come celebrate Geek Pride Day!

May 25 is Geek Pride Day!

Timmy's getting all dressed up!

UPDATE #2: So very sorry for the wait, all!! Unfortunately, due to many unforeseen circumstances, we had to cancel Mini-Con. Hopefully we'll be able to do this in the future, when we have more monkey-power for it. Presenters -- we'll be contacting soon regarding another opportunity, so stay tuned!

UPDATE! We're moving the Mini-Con to Saturday, August 10th. We apologize for the switch up, but it will give us more time to get our duckies in a row and we're still very much interested in hearing your ideas! Also, it'll be the 81st anniversary of Ole Kirk Christiansen founding the LEGO Company as a manufacturer of wooden toys. So there's that.

Come celebrate the glory of geekdom with us that Saturday by attending our one day ThinkGeek Mini-Con at Jammin Java on August 10 (formerly May 25). We've got activities planned for the event, but the main attraction will be YOU.

Mini-Con submissions are now open!

We are looking for geeks to come out and present us with your geekiest talent/skill/knowledge/superpower. Basically, it can be a 5 or 10 minute presentation or panel about almost anything. Some examples include:

  • How to solve a Rubik's Cube
  • The geekiest things to do in the DMV area
  • Geeky cooking and kitchen hacks
  • Internet Etiquette
  • Geek stand-up, musical act, skit, etc.
  • Your geek charity, organization, convention, web comic, awesome thing
  • How to surf the internet without your boss catching you
  • Cosplay tips
  • Video game cheats
  • Fandom debate panel (Which series is better?!)
  • Etc., etc., etc.!

Seriously. We are open to EVERYTHING! To be considered for Mini-Con, all you need to do is fill out the submission form below. Please include as much detail as you can, so we have a better idea of what you'd like to share with the world. If you're presenting as a pair or group, please indicate that somewhere in the form and include the number of people. Only one person needs to fill out the form. The submission deadline is Sunday, June 16. We will notify those selected soon after, to allow you time to prepare for the day of glory and reckoning.

The Other Stuff:

  • ThinkGeek Mini-Con is scheduled to take place at Jammin Java (map) on Saturday, May 25 August 10 from 12pm to 4pm. Doors open at 11:30am.
  • Tickets will go on sale at a later date. We'll let you know when they do!
  • If you are a presenter, you will be given 2 free tickets for you and a +1.
  • We recommend geeklings be 13 years or older to attend the event. All attendees must possess a ticket.
April Fools!

The Batman Family Car Decal Set, Adventure Time BMO Interactive Buddy, and Eye of Sauron Desk Lamp -- a few of your many favorite April Fools products! Buy them today! Oh wait.

Answer: A lot.

Timmy gotcha!

Many of you woke up on Monday morning unaware of what day it was. Ha! Silly humans.

April Fools. One of our favorite holidays, where the ThinkGeek monkeys gather to devise plans for world domination along with messing with the population's heads with fake products. Did we get ya? Don't deny -- we know we did.

On this day, we get many loving comments from our fans, but we just wanted to share with you the most passionate ones. Timmy decided to cover up some choice words. We wonder why...

From Facebook:

Sorry, Leo! But yay! Your son learned how to tie his shoes!

From YouTube:


From Google+:

No Timmys necessary.

From Twitter:

We're dead. :(

And one of our favorites:

Wil Wheaton! How could you!

(The link: http://is.gd/uMcZgS.)

Thanks again for a wonderful April Fools! (And for putting up with us.) We couldn't have done it without you and your gullible self. Remember to let us know which products you'd like to see become a reality. We don't have any plans for them yet, but that could change. Until next year!


A lot of ThinkGeek monkeys worked hard on putting this altogether, so here are some outtakes from our monkeying around:

The folks of Super Art Fight!


Tickets to ThinkGeek + Super Art Fight are on sale NOW!

The moment you've been waiting for all week has finally arrived. ThinkGeek and Super Art Fight together at Jammin Java for an evening of awesome & ridiculousness! Tickets to this event will go faster than you can say, "May the Fourth be with you," so nab them before it's too late! We'd tell you to prepare yourselves, but really, what could prepare you for this?

What you need to know:

  • Tickets are available to purchase at Brown Paper Tickets. Limit 10 per person.
  • This event of epic proportions will take place at Jammin Java (map) on Saturday, May the Fourth from 5pm to 7:30pm. Doors open at 4:30pm.
  • Seats are a first-come, first-served basis, so plan accordingly!
  • Not only will you get to witness this battle first-hand, you'll get the chance to win prizes & hang out with Timmy as well!
  • Geeklings must be 13 years or older to attend.

This will be a fight night to remember!