Between the Bookends: November 2014

Bookends © Sophie Brown

As we leave behind Halloween and head inextricably forwards towards turkey, trimmings, and tinsel, the GeekMoms are still finding time to read. If you dare to join them this month you will find astronauts, dragonslayers, mysterious children, Plato, a platypus, and a rather curious dead dog.

Baking Bad: Let’s Cook, B*tch!

Baking Bad © Sophie Brown

It’s pretty easy to come up with a funny concept for a novelty recipe book, especially when a show as iconic as Breaking Bad is your inspiration, but do the recipes actually work? I’ve spent the last week finding out.

DIY Star-Lord Infinity Orb

DIY Infinity Orb © Sophie Brown

I needed Star-Lord’s Orb for a cosplay and put together this tutorial for anyone who wants to have a go at making one themselves.

Between the Bookends: October 2014

Bookends © Sophie Brown

It’s Halloween season and the GeekMoms have been reading some surreal and spooky books to prepare, as well as our usual varied choices. Check out this month’s Bookends for Floridian sci-fi, WWII France, a C. S. Lewis retelling of an ancient Roman myth, and a selection of classic children’s stories.

16 Ways for Twin Peaks Fans to Fill Their Time Until 2016

Twin Peaks © ABC

“Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen.” Yesterday Twin Peaks fans got a long-awaited present in the announcement of nine new episodes scheduled for 2016. But 2016 is a long way away, so how can we while away the days until we finally get to revisit the place where the owls are not what they seem?

Between the Bookends: September 2014

Bookends © Sophie Brown

Wondering what the GeekMoms have been reading this month? As the new school year begins, our choices include time travel romance, astronaut biographies, kings’ messengers, Irish immigrants, killer cakes, and The Doctor.

Con Recap: Buck 2014

Buck 2014 © Sophie Brown

GeekMom Sophie describes this con as two days and three nights of fun, which included some of the most interesting panels she’s ever seen.

Screening Twilight

Screening Twilight © I.B.Tauris

Screening Twilight takes a critical look at the saga and its place in the wider cultural landscape through a collection of academic essays.

Fangasm: The Curious Case of The Supernatural Fangirl

Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls © University of Iowa Press

Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls is the story of two university professors, Lynn S. Zubernis and Katherine Larsen who also happen to be devoted Supernatural fans. The book follows them as they attend multiple conventions across the US and Canada, indulging in their passion whilst researching the subject with the intention of writing a book on fandom.

Between the Bookends at GeekMom

Tolkein Beowolf © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

This month the GeekMoms have run the gamut from new interpretations of Beowulf to a murder mystery in post-Revolutionary War New England. There are graphic novels filled with aliens and wizards, shadowy government organizations, teenage boys painting models in their bedrooms, and girls being discovered floating in cello cases. If something there doesn’t pique your interest then I don’t know what will!

Late to the Game: Carcassonne

Carcassonne © Z-Man Games/Coding Monkeys

Carcassonne is a classic tabletop board game, which allows players to collect points while building towns, monasteries, roads, and farms in the French countryside.

Warehouse 13 Recaps: Episode Six “Endless”

Steve, Myka, Mrs F, Artie and Claudia talk to Pete about his moment © SyFy

The endless wonder has turned out not to be quite as endless as we’d hoped and so Warehouse 13 has finally come to its end. In the show finale the team shared their defining moments with one another and came to terms with the end.

Warehouse 13 Recaps: Episode Four “Savage Seduction”

Myka, Artie, & Pete track down an artefact inside the "Savage Seduction" telenovela © SyFy

On this week’s episode of Warehouse 13, Pete, Myka, and Artie find themselves living inside a telenovela when they investigate the disappearance of Kelly’s grandmother. Meanwhile, Steve is split over how to handle the artifact he is sent to track down with Claudia on a college campus.

Between the Bookends at GeekMom

Bookends © Sophie Brown

Once again, the GeekMoms have been reading an incredible variety of books this month. Hear about a drug-filled near-future dystopia, a mouse detective, the “lost journal” of Assassin’s Creed’s Blackbeard, and an academic introduction to the work of Joss Whedon.

Karl Kesel Reveals the Truth About The X-Files: Year Zero

The X-Files: Year Zero © IDW Publishing

The X-Files: Year Zero is a five part mini-series which will show the origins of the department in the 1940s when Mulder and Scully are faced with a similar case to one faced by their predecessors many decades ago. Writer Karl Kesel has spoken to us about what we can expect from the series.