Just by chance today I happened on a most enchanting little festival happening almost outside our door. Coronation Park in the Norwood Grove area of St. Boniface was playing host to a gathering of creative thinkers and free spirits.
As you all should know by now that I am a proud card-carrying geek of some renown and am always ready to explore what ever festival or convention comes my way. Today’s gathering had three main themes bringing many different classes of geeks, costume players and costumers together. Steampunk, Pirates and good ol’ fashioned fantasy enthusiasts.
Everyone seemed to be having a great time mingling in the steamy afternoon heat in between the hourly thunder storms that have been passing though the area today. Mosquitoes and rain can’t keep a good geek down for long and as soon as a shower had passed everyone seemed eager to mingle about again.
Normally as a blogger I try to stay a fly on the wall, just observing and not really becoming part of the action. But today was one of those rare opportunities where I got to mingle and talk with people about their motivations and great costumes.
Here in pictures is a bit of what I saw this afternoon.
Entering Coronation Park in St. Boniface. Everyone seems to be coming back out after the clouds have passed.
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Tagged Barony of Castle Rouge, Captain Jack Sparrow, Coronation Park, Costume Play, Costumes, Elves, Fantasy, Geek, Geeks and Nerds, Glen Campbell, Knights, Norwood Grove, Pirates, Popular culture, Rhinestone Cowboy, Saint Boniface, Society for Creative Anachronism, St Boniface, Steampunk, Subcultures, Victorian era, Winnipeg
Over the last few months I have written a few posts about my geeky obsessions. Yes I freely admit that I do enjoy watching tales of monsters and mayhem weekly on Doctor Who. I will debate the merits of a pre-episodes 1-3 Star Wars Universe. While happily blogging from my own space; not my mother’s basement. In short my partner calls me a geek. Unlike alcoholics or intravenous drug users I don’t have a support group for my anti-social tendencies. Or do I?
GeekAdvancement.com is home to the Society for Geek Advancement. Founded by Shira Lazar and Lon Harris from the ideas put forward in the I Am Canadian beer ads by Molson Canadian. Shira thought to herself “Geeks out there deserve this too, eh?”
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Tagged Charity: Water, Cliques, Dr. Who, Geek, Geeks and Nerds, Harry Potter, High School Life, I am a Geek, I Am Canadian, Like a G6, Like it's Quiddich, Molson Canadian, Shira Lazar, Star Wars, starwars, Subcultures
Well people it seems that Christmas has finally come. Here it is Christmas Eve. The presents are wrapped, the stress level is finally starting to drop and Christmas cards are being opened and hung for everyone to see.
The subject of cards got me thinking about all the wonderful off beat Sci-Fi cards I had received over the years. Here is a selection of the best from the net that I could find.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Rockin’ New Year!
A little something for a Dexter Christmas? (Via Cracked)
This first one strictly speaking is not a Sci-Fi themed card the from the guys at Cracked.com. But more to the taste of a serial killer with a Martha Stewart flair! Why not use Scotch brand tape to decorate your latest kill for the holiday season. Yikes! Better call out Scooby and the gang, old man Pederson is killing cheerleaders again!
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Tagged Alien, C-3P0, Chewbacca, Christmas, Christmas card, Christmas Cards, Cracked, Darth Vader, Dexter, Drinking and Driving, DUI, Ewok, Geek, holiday, Holiday Fun, Lucasfilm, Martha Stewart, Nick Nolte, R2-D2, Santa Claus, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Space Channel, Star Wars, Stormtrooper, Yoda
For any of you who have read my blog for any amount of time will already know I am an unrepentant and incurable geek. It’s a sickness I’ve had since I was a grade school boy who grew up with Star Wars (the original un-fucked Han Solo shoots Greedo first version thank you very much George Lucas), Space 1999 and tales of a show called Star Trek that went off the air before I was born.
So it was around that time I first discovered the doctor. Kids would come to school telling tales of a British program they had seen on TV Ontario, about a man who travelled around to other planets in a phone booth. Not only could he travel to distant stars he could also go back and forth in time! He was Dr. Who, a Timelord who would solve mysteries and could not be killed. What slightly intelligent and socially maladjusted kid wouldn’t love that!
David Tennant as The Doctor standing outside the Tardis.
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Tagged BBC, BBC Television, Christopher Eccleston, Craig Ferguson, Dalak, David Tennant, Doctor Who, Geek, George Lucas, Han Solo, Russell T Davies, Song and Dance, Star Trek, Star Wars, Tom Baker, TV Ontario