After some conscientious female nerds made it an issue at San Diego Comic Con, the organizers of New York Comic Con seem to have taken the hint and ran with it in preparing for this weekend’s con in the Javits Center in New York City. The mantra, “Cosplay is Not Consent,” is omnipresent at the show, and NYCC has taken other steps to make sure that everyone has a safe and happy con free of harassment and inappropriate action on the part of people who don’t realize, you know, that “Cosplay is Not Consent.” In other NYCC news their “don’t be an idiot” and “no weapons” policies seems to be causing great confusion with fans whose hours of hard work on that important prop detail seems to be taken out with the trash. (more…)

Let’s not fool ourselves, at some point the dead will rise and you will have to defend yourself. This is where master rubber band based weapon builder  comes in. His latest undead dispatcher is a sheer work of genius.  Sling shot for range attacks, brain spike if you want to get in close and personal and that’s not all, it also comes fully equipped with a zombie skull ejection system! Gone are the days of clumsily trying to dislodge the brain pan of a cannibalistic corpse.

Seriously, can we get this guy a late night infomercial, these babies would sell like hot cakes. Hot cakes that kill.

Let Joerg show you more after the jump.



It’s a crossbow, a slingshot, it’s an act of unholy God capable of taking you off your feet from across the hall. When the zombie apocalypse comes, those flesh hounds won’t stand a chance against this little wooden number. Some people are going to be wasting round after round trying to down a rotten corpse, but all you need is this bad ass machete tossing death machine. Either this is the single best thing made in shop class or this guy really wants to give Max Brooks a run for his money.

This ain’t your daddy’s crossbow

Yeah, it brings fear to the hearts of many and it’s looks so simple to operate too; the ever simple point and shoot. The only difference is that your not some pussy using arrows, your using a real man’s arrow. Sadly even with it’s ability to make even a boy scout weep with jealousy this isn’t the best of weapons to use when the undead come back (and they will):

  • It’s six feet long. While it’s as long as I am hung it isn’t the best to use in a tight hallway or emergency.
  • Ammo won’t be the most plentiful, you’re tossing around big slabs of sharpen metal that can’t just be reloaded with an ammo clip.
  • If you miss you’re screwed.
  • The guy even admits that this is only good for attracting attention from viewers on Youtube.

Don’t believe me then check out this home-made zombie chopper for yourself, actual shooting goes down at 1:37 and 2:30.

Via: Geekologie


(Article by nerdbastards contributor Mark Poynter, A.K.A Mordrun)

Every kid alive has done the finger gun, it’s instinctive, it’s primordial, it’s . . . it’s . . . wait, I’ll get it . . . what’s another word for that . . . oh crap, I hate when I blank out like this.

It’s just what kids do, no one has to explain it to them.  Bang!  Bang!  NerdBastards like us take it to higher levels, we go to eleven.  It’s not enough for us to point and say bang.  We gotta roll like in this  Spaced video But what kind of gun are you imagining while you duck for cover?  What kind of iron do you fill your hands with, in order to fill their bellies full of lead, plasma, and pulse fire?  Well, I am so glad you asked.  Click through the jump and see what the well armed NerdBastard should be unloading at his opponents!