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In the mood for a really unique weekend warrior experience? Paint ball has become just too passe for you and your buddies? Then perhaps you’d like to engage in the latest extreme sport to come off the books: werewolf hunting.

A Birmingham (England, not Alabama) company called Chillisauce is offering would-be hunters the chance to load their silver ammo and take to the woods for some lycanthropic action with a side of terror. You go into the woods, fortify your position and wait for the attack, and when its done, you get a pint of lager and some snacks and a hardy breakfast the next morning. Assuming, of course, you survive.

Here’s how the adventure is explained on Chillisauce’s website:

Deep in the heart of the countryside, near Birmingham, Farmers have reported unusual losses of livestock, and missing person reports are flooding the local papers. Rumours surfaced of a Special Ops team disappearing 24 months ago – the only clues left were a garbled radio message, and a mangled corpse.

Put simply – it’s your turn to step up where others have failed: Take on the werewolf – on his own turf, and try to outwit this fierce, cunning, intelligent predator.

What do you need to bring? The website recommends a sleeping bag, a washkit,  “robust outdoor clothing with appropriate footwear,” and you need to be “relatively fit” as running, hiding and crawling is all involved.

If this sounds like you, you can get in touch with the bookers at Chillisouce to reserve your weekend, werewolf hunting getaway.

Source: Nerd Approved

Are you planning a trip to DisneyWorld sometime between May 18 and June 16? Good. Save an extra C-Note because for the low, low price of $100 you can have yourself immortalized as an action figure in carbonite.

Where do you sign up? First, you have to make a reservation by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324). Then you go to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL on Star Wars Weekends, get your picture taken, have it scanned, and after a little sculpt work… Voila! It’s an 8-inch figure of you. In carbonite.

The result? Well, I guess kind of like this one of George Lucas. But, you know, smaller.

And here’s the flyer for Disney’s Star Wars Weekends. Note the awesome Donald Duck as Darth Maul drawing.

Source: /Film

 

Billion Dollar Star Trek Getaway!

A billion dollar resort with a Star Trek twist is being built in in Aqaba, Jordan. That’s right, smack dab in the middle of the Middle East. It shouldn’t surprise anyone though, the Middle East just had it’s first “Comic-Con” style convention in Abui Dhabi. Arafaat Ali Khan is the managing partner at ExtraCake PR, which organized the event. “We have been thinking about this since we were in diapers, so it’s been going on for a long time,” Khan told The Media Line. What we see now is that there is interest in the infrastructure as far as stores over here stocking anime, [Japanese] manga [cartoons] and comics,” he said. “It’s all coming together at the right time. The genre is exploding in the Middle East. We have a growth in the sales and bookstores are dedicating entire shelves to comics,” Khan said.

The Rubicon Group Holding’s $1 billion, 184-acre “Red Sea Astrarium” is a resort with a Star Trek twist. According to Hotelier MiddleEast, RGH and Paramount Recreation are working closely to create a Star Trek attraction that will “deliver a variety of multi-sensory 23rd-century experiences, culminating with a state-of-the art space-flight adventure that takes real-time immersive entertainment experiences to bold new heights.

What do you think? Will this just be a European Nerd Scifi vacation destination or would you make the trip? With the current situation in the Middle East perhaps true change will have been made during the construction of this lavish resort that might make it the Star Trek fan destination. Wouldn’t it be a nice tribute to Gene Roddenberry if Star Trek played some small part in fostering understanding between the Middle East and the rest of the world?

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Everybody needs a break sometime, from the Man of Steel to Stormtrooper TK-471. It takes a lot out of a clone to shoot so much and hit so little.  So where should the overtaxed and over worked Superhero head for a relaxing vacation? There’s a whole galaxy out there to choose from. With so many choices it could all boil down to that properly placed travel ad or commercial.

So grab your loudest Hawaiian shirt, money belt, passport, phrase book (You might need to find a restroom or contact the American Embassy) and click through the jump to check out the hottest fictional resorts out there according to Nerdbastard’s Travel and Tourism Board.

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