When I’m not blogging and making cupcakes, I’m working with Dammit Liz Productions on awesome geeky events. And we have one coming up in May that I’m pretty psyched about! We’ll be putting on the first ever LoadingReadyRun Con.
LoadingReadyRun, for those who may not have heard of them, is an online sketch comedy troupe. They’ve created awesome content for The Escapist and Penny Arcade, and are celebrating 10 years of videos! They’ll be taking over the Doubletree Inn in Seattle exactly two months from now (May 10th) for a day of gaming, videos, and live entertainment. There will be board games, MtG, exclusive merch, a panel showcasing LRR’s favorite sketches, and a concert in the evening.
Tickets are available for $25. For tickets, hotel room reservations, and more information, check out loadingreadyrun.com/info/lrrcon.
If you like hanging out with awesome geeky people, you’ve gotta go! I hope to see you there!
Looking for a workout to match your favorite cosplay? Want daily geeky fitness reminders, tips, recipes, and encouragement? Then you’ve gotta follow Cos-Fit. Monday through Friday at 5pm they share a new themed workout featuring an awesome cosplay photo. You’ll feel motivated and encouraged to hit your cosplay fitness goal, and you’ll have fun mixing it up with the different routines.
…Sometimes they even incorporate other geeky things (like dice!) into the workout. Plus, they recently posted a recipe for “Bacon Cupcakes.” I mean, how can you not love them?
I joined their Facebook group a week or two ago and have loved seeing their photos and posts in my newsfeed. It’s a must for anyone trying to get their geek-fit on! Check them out at facebook.com/cosplayfitness.
What’s your favorite workout? And what character would you like to seem them base a workout on?
A couple weeks ago, I got to attend a fantastic event helmed by Logan Bonner called “Movie Roulette.” The premise was a genius one: Instead of debating with all of your friends on what movie you should watch, everyone brings their movie of choice, one is drawn randomly, and then everyone watches that one.
Logan rented out Central Cinema and we all paid a small cut of the rental fee to attend the event, but a Movie Roulette can happen just as easily at your home. (Having a large theater and a bar/restaurant to be able to serve people is pretty nice, though!) Just instruct your friends to each bring a movie they’d like to show everyone else, but to keep it concealed. Make sure you let them know of any restrictions: Length, rating, nothing too explicit or scary, etc.
When your friends arrive, hand them each a raffle ticket (or have them put their name on a small piece of paper) and then draw the winner. This person’s movie will show! The movie selected for ours was “Thank You For Smoking,” which everyone seemed to love. It was a safe choice, considering some of the weirder options people brought or thought about bringing!
I’m already excited for the next Movie Roulette and am starting to brainstorm early for what movie I can bring. Would you attend a movie roulette night? What movie would you bring with you?
The Oscars are tonight, and like any big event, every detail has been thought of, including the look of the outside AND inside of the famous Oscar envelopes. Only presenters have really gotten to see the inside of these envelopes until now!
I personally think they’re gorgeous and make a really fun keepsake for the winners at the end of the night. Just goes to show how important of a role stationary can play in an event!
Source: Marc Friedland Inc., Hat Tip: Business Insider
A couple weeks ago, I was asked to bring my Mountain Dew cupcakes to the first ever Ladies Night at Fantasium Comics. This Ladies Night was extra special, because it was also the launch of the Espionage Cosmetics nail wraps! I was honored to be requested for the event, and I decided to make the cupcakes extra special by putting the store logos on top with my Canon PIXMA ip7220 edible ink printer. I love using these edible images because I don’t have to be an artist to make the cupcakes look good! (Plus, it looks impressive and is great for keeping a cohesive brand identity. Can you tell I do marketing?)
Want to make your own branded cupcakes? Start with my Mountain Dew Cupcake recipe, but don’t add any food coloring to the frosting. Then, follow the instructions in this video of Trophy Cupcake Founder Jennifer Shea to find out how to decorate the tops! I chose a mix of green, light green, white, and silver sprinkles to complement the logos and the Mountain Dew flavor.
I’m looking forward to finding more ways to use my edible cupcake printer. If you have ideas of cool cupcakes I should make, let me know below!
I love that the homebrewing community and geeky community so often overlaps. And while I haven’t homebrewed myself, I’ve gotten to try a few and it’s so much fun to see how people’s tastes and personalities fuse into their brews.
Thanks to Northern Brewer, you can now brew beer like Wil Wheaton! The first of many kits they’ll be teaming up to produce is the VandelEyes PA, named after Anne Wheaton’s “Vandal Eyes” project that I’m a big fan of. The finished product is “a wonderfully balanced IPA that has a noticeable caramel malt backbone, and a fresh citrusy hop profile with a huge, in your face aroma.” The base kit, which makes 5 gallons, starts at $45.45.
Have you homebrewed before? Planning on doing it anytime soon?
It’s been an eventful week! Thanks to you all, the Geeky Sprinkle Kickstarter funded at 110% and Geeky Sprinkles are a thing that will happen! The rest of the week has been full of celebrating, recuperating from the Kickstarter, and getting to work. While resting, I happened upon some fun links. Check them out!
The Best “Let It Go” Cover Ever: I enjoyed Frozen and I thought “Let it Go” was a nice song, but haven’t been as obsessed as a lot of people I know. But I am absolutely obsessed with this cover. It’s so, so well done, and I get chills every time I watch it. Plus the costuming is beautiful. It’s just amazing.
Penny Arcade: I’m loving this particular comic by Penny Arcade. Yay accidental math! Games are great!
The Doubleclicks “Tabletop Games”: The Doubleclicks were on Tabletop this past week, and posted a fantastic song/video that includes the titles of every game played on Tabletop. It’s super fun and has a lot of great cameos!
Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest: I’m a finalist in the Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest, and it’s your last chance to vote for me! Voting ends on February 27th. You just have to click on the link, click the “Cookie Butter” recipe, then click “Submit!” So easy!
The Geeky Sprinkles Kickstarter campaign is ending in 5 hours. It’s been an exciting month of running the campaign, and I’m thrilled to see where we end up. We’re currently thisclose to $42,000 which means we’ve officially funded and hit a stretch goal! What does that mean?
Geeky Sprinkles are going to happen! And if you pledge at a $26 level or higher you’re getting a free bonus bottle of sprinkles of your choice! If you pledge at $45 or higher, you’re getting TWO free bonus bottles of your choice!
Take a peek at the campaign and cheer me on for the last few hours. And don’t forget to make or adjust your pledge before time’s up! I’ll be on Twitter counting down until 9pm! Stop by and say “Hi!”
Happy Valentine’s Day! I love you all for checking out my site and chatting with me in the comments, on FB, and on Twitter. Seeing new comments always brightens my day! Go get yourself some chocolate. Tell ‘em Tara sent ya.
Here are some links that have caught my eye over the past week:
Brutally Honest Disney Valentine’s Day Cards: This link is pretty self explanatory. You’ll most likely find a card for everyone in here.
Six’s Dress from BSG: You can get a wearable prop replica dress for $120. And wearable replicas of her jewelry for $20. I’ll take a size Medium, please.
Zeppeldrome: This super fun board game is currently being Kickstarted and is almost out of time! If you like dirigibles and games and fun and good people, go help fund it!
Geeky Sprinkles!: Yes, what a surprise. My Kickstarter. Well, it’s the last week I’ll put up the link! My campaign ends on Tuesday night and I’m very close to funding. I’ve added stretch goals and add-ons, so go take a look!
Get ready for an adventure in your kitchen! This cookbook (and art book) created by Eric Resnick is inspired by the Adventure Time series, and it doesn’t disappoint.
- Marceline’s Fries
- Bacon pancakes
- Everything Burrito
- Princess Bubblegum’s giant spaghetti IN meatball
- Tree Trunks’ Mile High Apple Pie
- Wildberry Princess’ Meat Pie (Guinness braised short ribs in a homemade pastry crust)
- Jake’s Instant Ice Cream
- “The Pods” inspired Triple scoop Ice Cream Mochi Pod
- BMO’s Chicken Lorraine Pizza
- Finn’s Root Sword Baguette
- Ice King’s Animal Shaped Chicken Nuggets
- Honey Energy Drink
And a whole bunch more!
If you’re an Adventure Time lover that also loves to cook, you can pick up the book at Amazon for $14.88!