When it comes to the holidays, what better to give than a gift that reminds loved ones just how much of a geek you are (trust me, you’re not alone). We found 25 cool-yet-random gift ideas based on of one of our favorite inspiring items: the Tardis. Uh, random might be an understatement for some of these bad boys.
Ice bucket from Neatorama.com.
Tardis Dress by Tara Reich.
Mug with lid from DrWhoGear.co.uk.
Soap from Luxury Lane Soap.
Necklace by LiiLii.
Wallet by Coolbeans 717.
Earrings by LampshadesnLollipops.
Cuff links by BlinkPhoto.
USB hub at Target.
Scarf by Rebecca Roach.
iPad sleeve by MyFunkyCamelot.
Macbook decals by Robot1001001.
Glasses case by SlippedSketch.
Ring by TheClayPony.
eReader sleeve by fourcorners.
Paperclip by bohemianstorm.
Collar by UlZaorith.
Vinyl Satchel by Mibolsa.
Floating pen at Amazon.com.
Phone on victormorris.com.
Air Freshener from DrWhoGear.co.uk.
Tardis Christmas ornament by Pixelated Mushroom.
Rucksack on DrWhoGear.co.uk.
I’d not consider this next one a gift, but it’s apparently very popular in the UK (and quite a unique use of the famous blue box).
Last but not least, though we’ve been told it isn’t what we think it is, this shack does look like a Whovian outhouse! Or you can buy a regular outhouse and play pretend in your back yard.
Photo by Sandra Whiteway.
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Where else can you go to get your Star Wars, Star Trek, Tolkien, Wheel of Time, Dr. Who, Steam Punk, Harry Potter, Superhero, Comic, Gaming and Pirate fix? (Whew!) Why Dragon*Con, of course.
What’s donned as the largest sci-fi and fantasy convention in the world, or Disneyland on crack as I like to call it, is a four-day adventure into the deepest depths of Nerdvana. There’s almost too much to see, from art to panels galore to celebs and much, much more. The good news is that there are shorter lines than some of the other Cons (ehem, you know I’m talking to you Comic-Con), and you actually have a chance of getting to see what you came for.
However, despite the geek overload, I went (primarily) for one thing: COSTUMES! Here are the multitudes of photos I took from the parade, costume contest and creations seen wandering the hallways.
Stay tuned for Dragon*Con video highlights, plus more photos of The Wheel of Time and True Blood!
PS. I was kidding about Comic-Con (not). We attended that too. In case you missed it, be sure to check out our special Comic-Con episode.
Dragon*Con Hallway Costumes
Dragon*Con Costume Contest
*Select photos of some of the contestants
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On a daily basis, I hear my friends talk about what car they’d love to drive. A BMW this or that. I don’t know about you, but there’s another form of transportation I’d kill to take to work every day: a spaceship!
In lieu of fans everywhere that agree, here’s a look at some of the coolest, creepiest, and funniest spaceships to ever to grace TV and film.
U.S.S. Enterprise (Star Trek)
Check out more panoramic views of the new bridge on Sci Fi Scoop.
If you’re one of those people that loves a behind the scenes look at the architecture of such a ship, check out the blueprints for almost every Star Trek ship to date!
The Galactica (Battlestar Galactica)
Here’s an interesting article and breakdown of these first two ships: Starship Enterprise vs. Battlestar Galactica: Who would win?
Cylon Raider (Battlestar Galactica)
Death Star (Star Wars)
Though technically a space station, this moon-shaped creation needs to be on the list!
The Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)
The Tardis (Dr. Who)
Winnebago Eagle V (Spaceballs)
Borg Cube (Star Trek)
Shadow Vessel (Babylon 5)
This one is for those of you who love spiders.
The coolest part about this ship is that, when it’s taking off, the lighted back end makes it look like (you guessed it) a firefly!
The Mothership (Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
Though the exterior is also cool, it’s the gate room that makes the ships in any Stargate series unique!
Aries 1B Earth-Moon Shuttle (2001: A Space Odyssey)
How to make a spaceship
For anyone wondering how you can make your own spaceship at home, the Browncoats show you how to build a spaceship on a budget.