We got almost 300 entries for the Name the Geek contest! That’s right–almost 300! Is it the fame you’ll forever have for naming our geek or the epic prize package that brought you out in droves? Anyway, with so many entries, even after deleting the exact duplicates, we decided to make this sort of tournament style to give everyone a fair chance to win. So here’s how it will work:
- On Monday and Tuesday there are 32 groups of 8-9 names. You can vote for your 4 favorite names in each of those 32 groups.
- On Wednesday, the top 4 names from each group will be regrouped into 16 groups. Again, you can choose 4 from each group. (Oh my, this might get confusing with saying “group” so many times…)
- On Thursday, the top 4 names from each group will be remixed into 8 groups. (Yes! Remixed!)
- On Friday, the top 4 names from each group will be remixed into 4 groups.
- On Saturday, the top 4 names from each group will be remixed into 2 groups.
- On Sunday, the top 4 names from each group will be combined and you’ll choose just ONE name from the 8 listed. The one with the most votes is the winner!
Clear as mud? Post a comment here if you have any questions and I’ll try to explain it better.
Most importantly – go vote now! And check back often to see how your entry is doing. There’s a tab at the top to take you right to the day’s polls.
“Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today in the presence of these witnesses, to join Super-Mega Woman and Mighty Cool Man in matrimony, which is commended to be honorable and most righteous among all men…”
After finding numerous examples of superhero weddings online, I’m wishing I had thought to incorporate some of these fun DIY ideas into my own wedding, but I’ll have to settle for the geeky elements of having a marching band playing for our recessional and a Starfleet insignia on our groom’s cake. In case you are in the market for superhero wedding ideas, however, here are some (ahem) super ideas for you to refer to.
The photo to the right is from Neil and Sharon Vaughn’s super wedding, where they dressed as Batman and Wonder Woman, and apparently a number of their guests joined in with the cosplay, too! (For extra geek points, try to name all the heroes & villains in the picture!)
Take a look at the vintage superhero wedding hosted by newlyweds Megan and Tom, complete with red bridal boots and caped bridesmaids. [The photos are copyrighted, so I couldn’t share them here, but definitely click through to check them out!] It looks like a very classy affair, with just the right touch of “super”. It apparently helps to have a marketing background to pump out a super slick invitation like theirs. Megan wrote about their wedding on the Etsy blog, including links to some of the crafty designers.
For Tony & Sarah’s superhero wedding, Tony turned to a local comic book store to help research weddings in specific comic book issues – kudos to him to conferring with experts! I can imagine the store staff really getting into the task. I like the superhero centerpieces they created – it would be fun to troll thrift shops to find the vintage pieces. They also made an impressive Fortress of Solitude altar.
- Greatest real-life superhero wedding EVER
- Couple marry dressed as superheroes
- Megan & Tom’s vintage superhero wedding
- Handmade Weddings: Vintage Superheroes Conquer the World
- Capes and Cake: Tony & Sarah’s Big Superhero Wedding
- Super hero wedding dance video
- Powerful Wedding Cake
- Superhero posts at GeekCrafts
If the San Diego Comic-Con is the arena rock star of the convention world, then San Francisco’s WonderCon is the concert-hall favorite. It’s not nearly as big, but much more manageable, and (in my humble opinion) just as much fun.
I attended two days of this year’s Con, where I met numerous writers, artists, and geek icons. My favorite folks to talk to, though, were the hard-working crafters tabling throughout the Con.
Some had made items to promote books and webcomics, others were devoted to selling thier handmade crafts. No matter the reason, though, they were always happy to stop and share a little about their creations.
If Luke Skywalker had run for New Republic president, he undoubtedly would have asked Shepard Fairey to design his poster, too.
“Manbroiderer” whateverjames made this detailed cross-stitch of Luke in all his starry-eyed earnestness, riffing on Fairey’s iconic “Obama Hope” poster. It’s roughly the size of a hardcover novel, just to give you an idea of how much work went into this.
Whateverjames is such a fan of Star Wars stitching that he created his own Flickr group for us needlepoint Jedi: Han Stitched First. Looks like he also has plans to expand it into a blog, so keep your eyes peeled for more Star Wars stitchery from this guy!
[Via Mr. X Stitch]
- Luke Skywalker “A New Hope” Cross-Stitch
- Han Stitched First Flickr group
- Han Stitched First blog
- More Star Wars crafts on Geek Crafts
- More cross-stitching on Geek Crafts
- You only have until May 29 to enter our “Name the Geek” contest, and win a wampa-load of goodies. What the heck are you waiting for?