I’ll have a Dalek burger please!

After Wonder Northwest we decided to keep the party going and check out some geeky local bars that had been on our visit list for months.

Our first stop was a horror themed bar called Lovecraft.

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Not as creepy as we’d hoped, but then again we came just as they opened. I wouldn’t mind coming back on a more hopping night to do some people watching.

Our next stop was The Tardis Room- you guessed it a Doctor Who themed bar!

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Where bathroom doors lead into the Tardis

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And posing with Daleks is encouraged

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We didn’t forget the Doctor!

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The owners showed us the life sized Tardis they are building and there was much *squee* as we read the menu.

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I’ll have a Dalek burger please! Actually we ended up ordering the fish and chips and they were incredibly delicious!!! They also have a Whovian Trivia Night I want to try and get back there for someday. I’m also insisting that my next birthday be held here. Brilliant!

Wonder Northwest 2012: Day 1

Wonder Northwest is a newer geeky pop culture convention that we got to cover this year for Skewed and Reviewed Magazine. It was our first real “press” assignment (we got free passes and everything!), so everything was extra exciting. Here are our adventures from the first day of the con! My first *squee* will be about the mega awesome convention badges!

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Shortly after our arrival and quick jaunt through the vendor area, we headed into our first panel- NERDFIGHT!!! This panel consisted of the local geek authorities who would argue out certain points (like other than Bale- who was the best Batman?, What is the best gaming console of all time etc). They would then vote on the final answer and that was now the new nerd law! This was the most awesome, hilarious, and surprising panel of the whole convention. I hope they do it both days next year, because we could not get enough!

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This panel was a great way to kick off the con, but this day was also awesome because we brought our son and Tony’s little brother (who were both very worn out by the end!).

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The small vendor floor was packed full of all kinds of treasures!

Comic books

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Vintage Toys (I splurged on starting a My Little Pony collection and got a Viewmaster)

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Games

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Piratey Goods

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And my personal favorite- super cute geeky goods!

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I also talked a vendor into selling me this Toki Doki Rogue off the rack that I’ve been after for months! It helped I was wearing the matching t-shirt.

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There was also a DJ on the vendor floor at all times kicking out an eclectic (to put it nicely) mix of tunes.

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In addition to the vendor floor, there was also a Podcast Alley where several local podcasters were available to meet & chat with. I finally got to meet Aaron with geek in the city who I’ve been friends with on Facebook for some time. Give you a hint- he’s the one with the rockin beard.

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We also found a Lego Room with a giant “airship” and Diesel was pretty excited about their free build area.

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The first day of Wonder NW also had a Micro Mini Geek Film Festival. It featured web series and home grown filmmakers works.

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We also spent a lot of time in the gaming room. The volunteers taught us how to play Fluxx

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and we showed Diesel & Mark how to play Magic

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We learned about lots of upcoming local geeky events that we’ve been missing out on

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And enjoyed seeing all the cosplayers

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The night ended with some awesome geektastic music by The Doubleclicks and Asteroid M

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It seems fitting that Diesel’s first concert would be at a comic convention! It was such an awesome first day we could hardly believe we got a whole other day of fun in store!

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On our way out we got caught in torrential downpour and lightning storm which caught everyone by surprise after the gorgeous sun we’d had all day! We feared for our lives a little bit on the way home!

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We did make it home safe and eagerly awaited day 2!

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Don’t Blink

I am a HUGE “Doctor Who” fan. I recently started watching the series and am absolutely in love!  I’ve been seeing memes of future episodes all over Facebook, especially ones that said “The Angels Have the Phone Box”. I of course have been eagerly but patiently waiting for that episode. Well, last night my fiance and I finally reached that episode and let me tell you- it was AWESOME! I feel like I’m officially in the Whovian club. So brace yourselves as I squee Doctor Who Angel’s Have The Phone Box meme’s all over you! Enjoy!

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Comicon 2012

This was the second year my boyfriend Tony and I attended Emerald City Comicon in Seattle. Only this time we were kid-free!

I naturally took tons of cosplay pictures! Here are a few of my favorites:

Several of my cosplay pictures were published on the Skewed and Reviewed website at: http://sknr.net/2012/04/04/emerald-city-comicon-2012-images/ and http://sknr.net/2012/04/04/emerald-city-comicon-2012-images-set-2/

I also got to meet some of my very favorite artists- Camilla d’Errico and Alex Pardee!

We attended the Wil Wheaton 90 minute Awesome Hour Panel- with about 3,000 other people. He was hilarious! If you ever get a chance to go to his panel I highly recommend it!!!

We also got to meet comic legend Mark Silvestri – although we had to wait an hour and a half in order to do so. Yeah- and we were at the front part of the line!

My pride and joy purchases this year was my life counter necklace and my new moogle!

On the last day we had some commissions done in artist alley. Pretty romantic!

We had few real pictures taken too!

Such an awesome weekend! We came home with some serious swag too!

Can’t wait until next year!!!