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ThinkGeek SDCC booth

Visit us at booth #5541 by Door C! We finished building it, promise.

Zomg, we're here!

We've finally landed and are ready to take on Comic-Con. Are you ready for us, San Diego?

All you con-goers must have memorized our Official ThinkGeek SDCC Strategy Guide by now, and if you haven't, what are you waiting for? It tells you where to find us, how to get freebies, and win prizes! For all you non-con-goers, fear not. We're running a Twitter contest all con weekend! Tweet for the chance to win all our con exclusives.

If you're here, be sure to visit us at Booth #5541 to check out our exclusives and top-secret prototypes in person! We're unveiling them at Comic-Con, but we guessss we'll let our faraway geeks take a peek at them, too.


These items are in stock now at our booth and on the website, while they last!

We thought it wouldn't be fair if only con-goers got the chance at these exclusives, so we will be carrying them on our site all Comic-Con weekend. Come Monday, they'll be off the site again, so don't miss out on this chance!


These items aren't in stock yet, but they will be soon, so if you like what you see here, be sure to click through to sign up for email updates. That way we can let you know as soon as they reach our warehouse.

Excited yet? Click on the photos to learn more about these shinies and be sure to use the "e-mail me" button on each page to be notified the moment the product hits our warehouse!

We look forward to all the new announcements and adventures that Comic-Con will bring. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+!

Everybody loves Jayne

Everybody loves Jayne.

Attention, Browncoats!

Can't Stop the Serenity

You reached out to us with your Jayne Hat concerns back in April and your passion left us inspired to donate the profits of our Jayne Hat sales to Can't Stop the Serenity, a favorite of Browncoats and ThinkGeek alike. You rose to occasion and we've just made our first donation to CSTS to support Equality Now!

As ever, you've impressed us with your compassion and support. Can't Stop the Serenity is a charity near and dear to our hearts that raises funds and awareness for Equality Now and other worthy causes. Moreover, they've kept the signal strong for Firefly and Serenity fans across the globe.

We will continue donating until our supply of Jayne Hats runs dry, so there's still time to get yourself a pretty cunning hat and show your support. No power in the 'verse can stop us!


San Diego or bust!

We're at San Diego Comic-Con!

Timmy took (wore?!) his TARDIS and is heading to Comic-Con! Find us at Booth #5541.

8 days 'til San Diego Comic-Con!

Are you chuckleheads ready? We've put together a guide to help you stalk us during this weekend of awesome.

The Official ThinkGeek SDCC Strategy Guide

Where to Find Us:

San Diego Comic Con
  • Come visit us in the in the 2600 aisle near the Lobby C doors!
    • It's our first year with a booth, so be sure to swing by and say "hello" to our Comic-Con Away Team & take a picture with Timmy! Along with our most popular items, we'll be carrying con exclusives as well. Pick 'em up before we run out! We'll also have top-secret prototypes of certain Marvel, Firefly, and Doctor Who products on display for your viewing pleasure.

Contests & Prizes:

Minecraft Gold Pickaxe
  • Wish you could be at SDCC but couldn't foot the bill? We hear ya. That's why we're giving you the chance to win a pack of our Comic-Con exclusives with a tweet once a day for five days! At 11:59pm PT each night, the contest will close and we'll contact the winner in the morning via Twitter. So that's 5 days, 5 chances to win, and 5 con exclusive prize packs. Just tweet this any day we're at Comic-Con, 7/17-7/21:

    Wish I was at SDCC so I could get @ThinkGeek's con exclusives! Boohoo! http://j.mp/15bq9Pl #ThinkGeekSDCC
  • Win one of the first 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Remotes to come off the line! We're giving out small numbers of raffle tickets twice daily at our booth #5541 for a chance to win an 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver with serial number. We only have 8 out of the first 100 to come off the sonic screwdriver assembly line! You must be present at the time of the drawing to win.
    • Drawings will be held twice daily starting Thursday, 7/18. Winners will be chosen at 1pm & 5pm PT. There's a limited number of tickets, so be sure you swing by from 9am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm to pick up a ticket and a chance to win!

Meet-ups & Freebies:

  • Looking to score some freebies? Don't think it'll be so easy! Come by our booth #5541 and tell us the secret password to get a mystery goodie!
    • Wednesday, preview night: "Adamantium"
    • Thursday: "Mega buster"
    • Friday: "Allons-y"
    • Saturday: "You're my only hope"
    • Sunday: "Live long and prosper"
  • If you want to come chat with us, be sure to swing by our booth anytime on Sunday. The music & comedy duo Paul & Storm will be doing a signing at 11am!
  • On Thursday, tune into Marvel's livestream at 10am because we'll have two big announcements for SDCC.

Happy stalking! Hope to see you there.


Always be prepared for yard work!

SURF THE INTERNET! Here, let us help get you started.

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

Not sure what to do with the tree stump in your backyard? (Imgur)

Not sure what to do with the tree stump in your backyard?

What? You married a Sith?! (Flickr)

Attention, all citizens! (Make Use Of)

Why IT folks shouldn't be doctors. (Imgur)

YUM NUM! Sushiwoks. (Blogspot)

We present to you: Sir Piggy of Guinea. (eBay)

A respectable dream. Where do we sign up? (Tumblr)

A broken wrist never stopped Iron Man! Plain cast turned awesome. (Imgur)

We bet this is how your day went. (The Meta Picture)

Eat me. Gorgeous Alice in Wonderland cake. (Facebook)

Bunny in bunny slippers. Your move, Internet. (Albi Rabbit)

Mario cake

One word: S'Moreos. (Hideous Dreadful Stinky)

Oh like this would stop you. (Bits and Pieces)

Only way to beat this level? Eat it all! (DeviantArt)

Fluffy cows. They exist. (Lautner Farms)

Four cupcakes to rule them all. (Facebook)

Meanwhile, at the Internet Browsers Convention. (Facebook)

How to enter a room full of programmers. (Cheezburger)


Alien's day at the park. Even Aliens need a day off! (Fashionably Geek)

This dinosaur's on to something...

Science has done it! The Periodic Table of the Muppets. (Baboon Design)

Introducing the Grumpy League of America. (Geeks Are Sexy)

The LEGO movie. It's happening. (YouTube)

Settlers of Breakfast! Or Breakfast of Catan? (Kitchen Overlord)

This dinosaur's on to something... (Tumblr)

Stormtrooper detention. (Blogspot)

The toughest decision a kid has to make. (Lunar Baboon)

Being a cat is like being in a video game. (Dorkly)

They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard! (YouTube)

Ooooh, ahhhh. Beautiful geometric patterns of audio frequencies created through vibrating sand. (YouTube)

Timmy in a DeLorean!

Yes, that's a handmade cardboard Timmy-sized DeLorean.

With wheels that swing under for flight mode. And gull wing doors. Piloted by a Doc Timmy. Made by Dennis Avery, who is awesome. (Thank you, Dennis!)

As you may have guessed, we're super excited about tonight's Timmy Costume Unboxing livestream at 5pm ET on JustinTV. We haven't looked at all the costumes because we want to be surprised, but the DeLorean arrived hand-delivered at our doorstep because Dennis didn't want to ship that beauty in a box. We don't blame him.

But's there's oh so much more to see, so be sure to tune in to the live broadcast at 5pm ET tonight! Besides showing the costumes, we're going to take your chat questions about whatever you'd like to know about ThinkGeek, and give out some secret mystery prizes we'll announce during the show.

See you then!