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August signals back to school time for many of us, but that doesn't mean we don't have some goofing off to look forward to, as well. Here are some of the geek events we're looking forward to, in particular:

  • July 30 - August 2 - Gen Con in Indianapolis. 
  • August 4th - Pick your fandom: Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' or Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories by China Miéville.
  • August 11th - The official release of The End of All Things as one big chunk of novel, the next book in John Scalzi's Old Man's War universe. Probably like a lot of you, we jumped the gun and read it last month in serial release.
  • August 12th - Allow us to squeak for a moment in delight:The Art of Mouse Guard 2005 - 2015 by David Petersen comes out today. Also don't forget to peek at the peak of the Perseids tonight.
  • August 15th - Mutant Jello memorial day. sniff
  • August 19th - Steampunk'd series premiere. Looks intriguing.
  • August 23rd - Fear the Walking Dead series premiere. Oh good. Another zombie TV show to be addicted to.
  • August 25th - From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series & Vixen series premieres + Madden NFL 16 for our fans who fall into the video game / football Venn diagram intersection
  • August 29th - Supermoon! It gets a cape and everything. (Not really.)
  • August 30th - Disney Infinity 3.0
And what are YOU looking forward to in August that we've missed? Or that we mentioned? We wanna know!

ThinkGeek Trivia Night

You better hope the Force is with you when you see our trivia questions!

Tickets on Sale Now!

It's time for Geek Trivia Night: Sweet Sixteen Edition.

No, we didn't get you a car. ThinkGeek is celebrating its Sweet 16, and you're invited to the party! Escape the summer heat and chill out with some fellow geeks for a night of trivia, libations, and a few surprises.

Join us on Thursday, August 13th for Star Wars Geek Trivia Night at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. So sharpen your wits, brush up on your knowledge, and get ready to Assemble!

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 22nd on Brown Paper Tickets. There is a limited amount, so if it's anything like the previous Trivia Nights, tickets will sell out FAST. We suggest you start recruiting and forming your team of 6-8 people now! Choose your teammates wisely because we'll ask about anything and we won't go easy on you just because it's our birthday.

The Details:

  • Geek Trivia Night will be held on Thursday, August 13th, at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. The venue serves food and drink (purchased separately) for you to indulge on while participating in the trivia fun.
  • Doors open at 7pm ET, with the festivities running until 10:30pm. There will be 4 rounds of questions, 10 questions per round.
  • Tickets are $15 each and go on sale Wednesday, July 22; they will be sold at a first come, first serve basis. We recommend teams purchase their tickets together.
  • Due to the nature of the content of this show, and the fact that the host can't be trusted to keep his mouth shut, ThinkGeek is requiring that all attendees be 18+. Thank you for understanding.
  • Teams must be composed of 6-8 people. We will be contacting the ticket purchasers later regarding your team name, members, and leader. If you have less than 6 but still want to play, we can match you up, but you must agree to leave your fate up to the almighty Timmy! There will be time at the beginning of the night for you to meet your new team & form new friendships.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask us in the comments below.

Show your fellow geeks what you're made of, and bring your A Game on August 13th!

We're at San Diego Comic-Con!

SDCC 2015... ENGAGE!

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 is finally here!

Gather round, young padawans! We've put together a handy guide to help you stalk us during this week of awesome.

The Official ThinkGeek SDCC Strategy Guide

Where to Find Us:

San Diego Comic Con
  • Come visit us in the Exhibitor's Hall behind Hasbro and next to RPX. We're in booth #3351, but check the map first ("WHO NEEDS A MAP?" Probably everyone, SDCC is HUGE).

    This is our third year at Comic-Con, so we're still relatively new to this strange land of Deadpools and Disney Princesses (can we get a Deadpool Princess please?!), so be sure to drop by and say hello. While you've got a monkey's ear, say the day's secret password to get some free swag (see below)!

Win a life-size Terminator!

Life size Terminator by Sideshow Collectibles
  • Win a life-size Terminator statue or ThinkGeek Terminator prize pack! Get a chance at prices that are bigger than Skynet! One lucky winner will receive a life-size T-800 Endoskeleton Version 2.0 figure! The runner-up winner will receive an awesome swag bag from ThinkGeek, valued at $6,000. Swing by our booth #3351, mention this contest, let us scan your badge, and be automagically entered to win! (You can also enter via paper at our booth or online, too!) This contest closes Saturday, August 29th at 11:59pm PT.


Looking to score some free swag? Don't think it'll be so easy! Come by our booth #3351 and tell us the secret daily password to get a mystery goodie! Check for the password each day before the floor opens on our SDCC Guide or on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+!

Happy stalking! If you want to come chat with us, be sure to swing by our booth anytime. Hope to see you there!