Posts tagged "Game of Thrones"

Product Review: Fire and Blood, Brewery Ommegang's Game of Thrones Red Ale

My relationship with Game of Thrones beers started over a year go.  In March of 2013, Brewery Ommegang released Iron Throne Blonde Ale.  I reviewed it.  Then came Take the Black Stout, and the epic launch party by Lakeshore Beverage.  Now, the Daenerys Targaryen in me is most pleased. Fire and Blood Red Ale has... Read more »

A Wedding of Fire and Blood: Pictures from Brewery Ommegang's Game of Thrones Party

I'm putting my own pic first, for once!  Here I am, Daenerys Targaryen.  This is the fastest costume I ever made, it only took about 3 days.  ...Granted, those were 3 days staying up past 1AM.  Worth it.
Last night, I changed my mind about Daenerys Targaryen.  I used to think this character from A Song of Ice and Fire was overrated.  She’s called The Mother of Dragons, Stormborn, Unburnt.  This girl frees slaves, gets tons of male attention, has three dragons- overpowered to the point of ridiculousness, right?  Um, wrong.  After Brewery Ommegang‘s latest... Read more »

Win Tickets to the SOLD OUT Brewery Ommegang Game of Thrones Beer Party!

I officially have too many things on my plate.  I missed this weekend’s Nerd Comedy Festival.  Augh! I really wanted to go, but I was committed to The Planetary Defense Force one night, The Nerdologues’ Talking Games another. (See how I’m plugging my appearances even through my shame?  Ha!) Most importantly, I’ve been planning a wedding.  No,... Read more »
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King for a Day: Pictures from Dan Con and the Take the Black Stout Launch

The Joker and The Doctor- lifelong friends or enemies?
Last weekend, at about this time, I was getting ready for Dan Con.  It was my first time down there, and well worth the drive to Orland Park.  I didn’t stay long.  I had a Game of Thrones party later that night, but still got a bit of content to share. Dan Con was split... Read more »

This GEEKend: Dan Con and a Second Game of Thrones Beer

Wow, readers- my face was all over the Internet today.  The Official BioShock Facebook page featured my engagement story, and The Onion published an article using my photo.  All of my social networking pages have been flooded with these two things, over and over…!  I’m flattered.  :)  However, the inundation of links made it slightly harder... Read more »

20 Game of Thrones Red Wedding Reaction Tweets that Blew My Mind

Legit.  Epidurals are not offered at Game of Thrones viewing parties... at least not any I've been to.
WARNING:  GIGANTIC SPOILERS FROM THE LATEST EPISODE OF GAME OF THRONES!! DO NOT READ FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE RAINS OF CASTAMERE (…or read A Storm of Swords)!! *** The Game of Thrones “Red Wedding” was a TV tragedy 13 years in the making.  Long-time readers of A Song of Ice and Fire had known about... Read more »
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Product Review: Iron Throne, Ommegang's Game of Thrones Beer

When Brewery Ommegang announced its Iron Throne Blonde Ale, I admit- I rolled my eyes.  I usually don’t go for promotional gimmicks.  However, I’m fond of Ommegang, I watch Game of Thrones, and I really like drinking.  Curiosity won out. I bought my first bottle on its Binny’s release date- 3/14.  I should have written the... Read more »

Geeky Wedding Dresses in Science Fiction and Fantasy

First up are two lovely dresses from Doctor Who.  These are particularly special because they weren't designed by a costume department.  Donna Noble (left) wore a Jasper Conran piece, and Amy Pond (right) rocked Ben de Lisi.  These were, at one point, available in UK stores.  Now, they'll occasionally pop up on eBay or eBay UK.  Just beware; Whovians are VICIOUS when it comes to online auctions!
At the beginning of March, I had the honor of standing up in my best friend’s wedding.  Since then, I’ve had weddings on the brain (watch out, geek guys)!  I’ve been thinking about my own, possible, maybe-someday wedding, and just how geeky I’d like it to be.  Would I go subtle, or full-on “Mal and... Read more »

Meetup.com: Discover Your New Dungeon Mates and Drinking Buddies

It might be a sign that I’m getting older, but I’ve been avoiding the trendy social networking/news/imagery sites.  Pinterest, Tumblr, Plurk, Reddit…  I asked my geek guy to explain the differences to me.  It didn’t work. …BUT THEN, in a shocking twist, I discovered Meetup.com.  The site totally gets my stamp of approval.  Meetup users... Read more »
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3 Geeky Road Trip Destinations

In the Winter, I hate everyone and everywhere.  Seriously.  Stay away or be sliced up like a tauntaun.  I find Springtime, however, totally rad.  Warm weather inspires me to get up and get out… though it sometimes means I ask my boss for days off at the last minute (love you, Mindy!).  Impromptu adventures just... Read more »