Shopping addicts and Betabeat readers alike are probably familiar with Birchbox, the shopping startup that periodically sends you boxes of trendy products. But what if you’re a proud geek, and aren’t interested in Blair Waldorf-inspired lipstick or vegan shit courtesy of Gwyneth Paltrow? What if all you want—besides emerging victorious from your next WOW raid, of course—is to have a monthly box of “epic geek gear” delivered to your door?Nerdblock has you covered (but please never use the term “epic” again).
Starting this fall, you’ll be able to watch as seven “uber-fans” travel to L.A. to intern together at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. No, this is not a Christopher Guest mock-umentary—it’s not a sequel to “Best in Show” wherein Eugene Levy and Katharine O’Hara will star as a married Star Trek geek couple. This is a reality show—and that means it’s real, you guys—about actual fanboys and fangirls, premiering on Syfy September 24. It’s called Fangasm.
Shortly after the vampiric masterpiece that is The Twilight Saga broadcast its final scene, a town council in the western Serbian town of Bajina Basta issued a warning to residents that a vampire may be on the loose. Alert your LARPing friends!
Sava Savanovic, a famous vampire who is said to live in an old watermill, feeding on the blood of anyone who comes near, may have decamped from his longtime compound after the watermill collapsed last week. Garlic sales have naturally skyrocketed since the vamp hit town, sparkling his way between meals of lusty grifters before moving on, stoically, like a one night stand.