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The Long-Expected Party comes to Maine unexpectedly

WHAT Bilbo Baggins's eleventy-first birthday party, a/k/a "The Long-Expected Party."
By JACQUELINE LEAHY  |  September 21, 2012

Photos: Shadow-casts of Arisia 2012

Performers in the shadow-casts of Arisia 2012, from Repo! The Genetic Opera to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog to The Nightmare Before Christmas | Westin Boston Waterfront | January 13-15, 2012
Westin Boston Waterfront | January 13-15, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 27, 2012
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Fantasy camp

Wizards & Warriors Camp is a living video game, putting kids in control of everything from plotline to character personality.
Where Lord of the Rings meets Lord of the Flies
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  August 12, 2011

Photos: Anime Boston 2011

Anime Boston , winner of the Best Nerd Gathering  award in the Phoenix Best 2011, takes over the Hynes Convention Center on April 22-24, 2011.
Anime Boston | Hynes Convention Center | April 22-24, 2011
By ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  April 29, 2011

Photos: ''Talk Nerdy 2 Me'' with Rogue Burlesque

Rogue Burlesque presents "Talk Nerdy 2 Me" at the Middlesex Lounge on April 13, 2011.
"Talk Nerdy 2 Me" | Middlesex Lounge | April 13, 2011
By ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  April 15, 2011

Spotlight on Boston's BEST: NERD GATHERING

Let's face it, Boston is a deeply nerdy city. You can be walking along the street, and suddenly you're talking to a guy cross-dressed as...
By Susan Kaup  |  March 16, 2011


Make It So: 7 of the geekiest sex toys ever made (NSFW)

It's a common misconception that nerds don't have sex. On the contrary. Nerds have more sex, and weirder sex, than you're having.
To boldly go
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  February 11, 2011

Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono

As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 18, 2010

It's hip to be icosahedral

Be they beer geeks, comic-book geeks, or music geeks, nowadays people flout their geekdom proudly, even wearing it like a badge.
In a new book, Ethan Gilsdorf  tracks his global quest to visit the holiest nerd-world sites
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 02, 2009
The Sandbox Recap 6.26.09 by Intern Big Mistake

The Sandbox Recap 6.26.09 by Intern Big Mistake

  Bah Weep Granah Weep Ninny Bong!  6 a.m.  Ed McMahon has been eclipsed… so ha...
By SandboxIntern  |  June 26, 2009
"We are joined now via hologram by Will.I.Am..." - History made on CNN!

"We are joined now via hologram by Will.I.Am..." - History made on CNN!

This is... well, f'n ridiculous actually.   
By Fletcher  |  November 05, 2008


Secret-agent meh

Tthough Chuck is programmed as a comic-action hybrid, it doesn’t do either particularly well.
NBC’s Chuck is a concept in search of a show
By RYAN STEWART  |  October 21, 2008
Batman:  Dark Knight Trailer

Batman: Dark Knight Trailer

The tailer for Dark Knight hit the internet over the weekend.  It's only a couple minutes long but, we'll take what we can get!  Dark...
By Fletcher  |  December 17, 2007