Star Trek

EMP’s Icons of Science Fiction Exhibit

Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Icons of Science Fiction party and previewing the exhibit before it opened to the public. The exhibit was amazing and I had a great time at the party taking pics, playing games, and hanging out with the Seattle geek community. Take a look at some of my favorite pics, and make sure you check the exhibit out for yourself! The Horror and Avatar exhibits are still there as well, which turns your time at the EMP into a trifecta of geek-awesomeness. Get tickets here.

 

The guns from Men In Black were my favorite part of the exhibit--they looked so cool up close!

 

You can put yourself in an old-timey sci-fi with their green screen, props and costumes. (And apparently everyone comes out looking like they're from the Jersey Shore.)

 

...While you're becoming a star, your friends can introduce opponents for you to fight!

 

This skull from Terminator 2 is horrifying and amazing in person.

 

We hopped over to the horror exhibit next, and I fell in love with their graphic design. Do you think they'd let me decorate my home with these when the exhibit's over?

 

One of our favorite props from the Horror exhibit: Buffy's Mr. Pointy!

Thank you to the EMP Museum for inviting me out!

Contest: Win Tickets to EMP’s Icons of Science Fiction Party!

DALEK. That should be all I have to say. There will be a DALEK at the EMP Museum. As well as the command chair from Star Trek, Neo’s coat from Matrix: Reloaded, a Terminator skull, and concept art from Portal. But…. Dalek!

The EMP Museum is opening a new exhibition titled “Icons of Science Fiction“, and like they do best, they’re throwing a sweet party the night before it opens to the public. Mr. Geek and I will be there partaking in Doctor Who and Star Trek trivia, getting “recruited” for Starfleet Training Command by our friends at Star Trek: Phoenix, and checking out the exhibit. Want to join us?

Enter to win two tickets!

Any of the following counts as one entry–do as many as you like, but leave a separate comment for each so it counts! I will randomly pick a winner on Friday, June 1st and your name will appear on Will Call for the June 8th event.

  1. Leave a comment letting me know which part of the exhibition you can’t wait to see!
  2. “Like” GeekyHostess on Facebook
  3. “Like” EMPMuseum on Facebook
  4. Follow GeekyHostess on Twitter
  5. Follow EMPMuseum on Twitter

Want more chances to win? Enter the EMP Museum’s contest to win tickets to the party AND an overnight stay at Hotel Max! Or skip the chances and just purchase tickets to the event.

Either way, hope to see you there!

Contest: Knits for Nerds

I received an amazing book in the mail recently titled “Knits for Nerds“. The book has 30 knitting projects all based on things from our favorite shows, books, and activities. The only problem? I don’t knit. Correction: I knit lumpy scarves with the best of them (and I LOVE my lumpy scarves). But when faced with amazing projects like a baby elf hat, a Star Trek: TNG-inspired sweater or dress, or a laptop bag that doubles as a chess board, I knew I wouldn’t be able to do them justice. So I want to pass on the amazingness to you!

The book’s projects range from easy to advanced (easy includes a scarf inspired by Jayne’s hat from Firefly, and advanced includes a stuffed robot inspired by the Cybermen from Doctor Who) and most of the projects are cute on their own–your non-nerdy friends may never know that the shrug you’re wearing is actually inspired by Galadriel from LOTR. For those who are newer to knitting, there’s a great “abbreviations and techniques” section in the back that includes full color pictures on how to do certain knits. Even I would be able to figure it out!

I’m guessing you want to know how to get this book in your little knitting hands. You have three ways to enter! (Leave a comment for each entry for it to count more than once.)

  1. Leave a comment with the nerdiest/geekiest knitting project you’ve ever done.
  2. Follow The Geeky Hostess on Twitter.
  3. “Like” The Geeky Hostess on Facebook.

This contest is open to residents of the US only, since I’ll be shipping the book out myself. A winner will be chosen on Thursday, March 15th at noon. Good luck!

Don’t want to take your chances and would rather just buy the book? It’s available for $11.55 at Amazon.com

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the book to review by Andrews McMeel Publishing. The review is my own opinion.

 

EDIT: I randomly (using Random.org) selected our winner: #15, Jen! Congrats Jen! You’ll be getting an email from me shortly.

Awkward Embraces

If you’re a fan of awesome web series written by and starring women (The Guild, anyone?), then make sure you’re checking out Awkward Embraces.

Awkward Embraces focuses on the dating lives of three girls, one of which is super geeky. If you like embarrassing moments, girl talk, and your fair share of Star Trek references, then you’d love it.

Just like The Guild, it took me an episode or two to get into it, but now I can’t get enough. Check out more episodes at AwkwardEmbraces.com!

Geeky Cufflinks

Want to boldly go where no cufflink has gone before?
Then these Geeky Cufflinks are meant for you.

Ranging from Star Trek, to Apple, to old school gaming, you can find a cufflink to match any personality. The cufflinks make great gift ideas for Father’s Day, graduation, or as a nice addition to groomsmen’s outfits for a personal touch to a classy wedding.

At $40 and under, these are going quickly, so get them while you can! (And take a look at my favorite: The Ray Guns.)