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August 2015 Archives

Did you know that it's Classical Music Month? It's also International Square Dancing Month. We suggest killing two birds with one stone in this case. Take a look at some of the geeky events happening this month while we practice our moves:

  • 9/1: The official release of The Shepherd's Crown, Sir Terry Pratchett's final novel.

  • 9/4: FORCE FRIDAY! The floodgates open on Star Wars: The Force Awakens information. We're going to put on our floaties and dive in. This includes the release of the book Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Chuck Wendig.

  • 9/4-7: Dragon Con! Timmy is sponsoring some panels where you have a chance to snag some sweet swag. See below:

    • Title: Gonzo Quiz Show & Doin' Improv
      • Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Imperial Ballroom - Marriott (Length: 2.5)

    • Title: Gonzoroo III: A Musical Quizodyssey
      • Time: Sat 08:00 pm Location: Atrium Ballroom - Marriott (Length: 2.5)

    • Title: Gonzo Quiz Show IX: That Darn Cat
      • Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Regency VI - VII - Hyatt (Length: 1)

    • Title: FRED Presents: Doin' Improv
      • Time: Sun 10:00 pm Location: Regency VI - VII - Hyatt (Length: 1)

  • 9/11: Season premieres for Z Nation and Continuum. x + y release date.

  • 9/15: The premieres of The Bastard Executioner and Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris. Hmm. We do love us some NPH.

  • 9/21: The premiere of Minority Report. Season premieres of Gotham, The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, and Castle. Our DVRs could overheat.

  • 9/22: The return of The Muppets! *Kermit flail* Also, the premiere of Limitless.

  • 9/24: Save the TV show, save the world: Heroes Reborn premieres.

  • 9/27:  Season premieres for Bob's Burgers, The Simpsons, Once Upon a Time, Family Guy, and The Last Man on Earth.

  • 9/30: Attack on Titan: End of the World (live-action movie) U.S. limited release date. We would shout it from the rooftops, except we left our 3D maneuvering gear at home.

And what are YOU looking forward to in September that we've missed? Or that we mentioned? We wanna know!
We're at PAX Prime! Find us on the SkyBridge.

We're ready to take over PAX Prime! Find us on the SkyBridge.

PAX Prime, here we come!

Hey West Coasters! Who's going to be in Seattle this weekend?! That's right--we are! It's our third PAX Prime and we hope we'll be seeing all your lovely faces again! Find our PAX Prime Away Team at SkyBridge 9 to purchase your favorite TG goodies and hang out with Timmy!

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

The Official Guide to Stalking ThinkGeek at PAX Prime

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Where to Find Us:

  • For most of the con, you can find us on the SkyBridge. Along with our newest and most popular items, we'll be carrying some con exclusives as well. Pick 'em up before we run out!


  • 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: "Go Ahead Dauntlessly!"
    • Saturday: "From the Graveyard to the Forest"
    • Sunday: "Make Rapid Progress!"
    • Monday: "This Story is Happy End"

International Cosplay Day:

See you all there!

Childhood Friends by Nina Matsumoto
(Image by Nina Matsumoto)

There are some things that just stick with you. A local pizza joint where you went every Wednesday. A movie that you watch when you're sick. The song that you jammed out to in your first car. Well, these things have a name, and it's Nostalgia Fuel. We want to know what cranks the gears in your Time Machine and takes you back to the days (and late nights!) of strategy guides and too much Mountain Dew.

So, while we're busy slogging our way through the Water Temple, which retro game series is your favorite?

(Think we forgot a series or console that should be listed? Share your thoughts in the comments below!)