FAN EXPO – Images from Day 1: Cosplay, LEGO, and Gaming

- 08-28-14Cosplay, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Whenever Nerd Bastards goes to a con, we don’t just like to highlight the celebrity guests, news items and other things. No! We also like to put the camera on you, the fans. Those of you in costume anyway. So many fans get into an incredible amount of detail with their costumes, fret over the smallest detail and make sacrifices of comfort and mobility, so it’s only right that as we celebrate the culture, we also celebrate those that make the culture possible with their mad nerdiness. On this Thursday of Fan Expo 2014, we found judges, super-people, brains, robots, and something that looks suspiciously like something out of Will Graham’s nightmares. Also, some very impress LEGO sculptures were on display. All that, and MOAR, in this first photo gallery from Toronto’s National Fan Expo! (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Custom Built ‘Star Wars’ Home Theater, Incredible Iron Giant Cosplay Puppet, Plant a Tree for Groot Challenge & MOAR!

- 08-26-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Oh, crafty! Get yourself a kit to build this adorable Malcolm Reynold papercraft created by Argentine artist Gus Santome – complete with Serenity! – when you buy $25 or more of Firefly merch from QMx. [Nerd Approved] (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Real Dancing Groot Toy, Two Fish Play Street Fighter, Talk Dead To Me Music Video, And MOAR!!!

- 08-25-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Internet, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: First official Dancing Groot toy! Woo hoo, right? Meh, your excitement might wane when you realize it’s just a bobble head. Well, bobble hands sort of dance so I guess that counts.  [TheMarySue] (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Awkward Guardians of the Galaxy Cosplay, Nic Cage Takes Over Halo, Captain America 2 Honest Trailer, And MOAR!!!

- 08-21-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: Talented makeup artists Laura Jenkinsen uses her mouth as a canvas for famous animated characters. Oh sure, this is clever and cute, but kissing (amongst other things) are just now that much more awkward.  [TheMarySue] (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Stunning Groot Cake, Every Death In Every Tarantino Film, Exploding TARDIS Dress, 501st Legion Does The Ice Bucket Challenge and MOAR!!!

- 08-20-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Regina Lizik

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Groot is everywhere these days, but never has he made such a delicious appearance. Tattooed Bakers crafted this intricately detailed chocolate Groot cake with edible bark. This must have been an intensive process, as the outside of the cake is made from individual pieces of bark. In case you can’t tell, the writing on the cake stand is “#IAMGROOT.” [That's Nerdalicious via Between the Pages(more…)

Nerdy Bits: Batzilla, New Batgirl Cosplay, Hiddleston & Barrowman Do the Ice Bucket Challenge, & MOAR!

- 08-19-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Now let’s see who Godzilla really is… what? BATMAN!? Get more action figure hijinks over at gigabeetle.tumblr.com. [Nerd Approved] (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Gimp Suit Lady Deadpool, Jack Kirby Beer, Vern Troyer Wins Shark Week, Princess Bride as Horror Movie, And MOAR!!!

- 08-18-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: Even if you’re not into the Arkham City video game, this may very well be the Batman figure you’ve been waiting for. With 2 interchangeable faces, plenty of accessories, and an incredibly detailed costume, it’s VERY impressive. [SideshowCollectibles] (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Butterbeer Oreos, Out of This World Nebula Cosplay, Doctor Who Restaurant, And MOAR!!!

- 08-15-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: I’ve been to Universal Studios and I can tell you Butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is magic in your mouth. Now Butterbeer flavored Oreos? Who’s bed do I need to slytherin to make this happen? [TheMarySue(more…)

Nerdy Bits: Hulkbuster Cosplay, Star Wars Princesses, How Super Heroes Eat, Dancing Groot and MOAR!!!

- 08-13-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Regina Lizik

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Carry these Picard facepalm cookies from Just Jenn Recipes with you everywhere you go. When someone does something really stupid, hand them a cookie. They’ll think you’re being sweet, when in reality you’re not-so-silently judging them. [Technabob(more…)

Nerdy Bits: Superbrews, Amazing Groot Cosplay, Play ‘Ocarina of Time’ as Waluigi, & MOAR!

- 08-12-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: These are artist Butcher Billy‘s designs for a collection of superhero brews. And if you notice, each is based on a character known for knocking back more than a few. [Geeks Are Sexy] (more…)