We’ve been covering the creative folks at Crabcat Industries for ages now and are stoked to share with you the very first episode of their Nerdist series Try This at Home With Crabcat Industries. If you’re curious about Crabcat and what they do, you should check out Morgan Spurlock’s beautiful documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: a Fan’s Hope. Try this at Home aims to help viewers with a wide variety of projects from prop building to power suits. I can’t wait to see the freaking power suits!
Thursday night we had the pleasure of helping put together a small gathering of community friends in celebration of PAX: Prime, and we couldn’t have asked for a more memorable experience. What started out as a casual cup of coffee with friends turned into one of the most positive experiences I’ve ever had at a convention.
Posted in Conventions on Saturday May 18, 2013. Read More About Ali Hillis, bioware, Crabcat, Holly Conrad, Jessica Merizan, Karin Weekes, Mike Gamble, Mike Laidlaw, Nerd Appropriate, Sam Hulick, Team Vanguard.
Due to the sheer size of Comic-Con, some of the best cosplay on the planet can be seen within its hallowed walls. We figured we’d plop a little gallery here up on the site that highlights some of the coolest cosplay we got a chance to see this year.
We love what both Geek and Sundry and The Nerdist are doing for pop-culture. By highlighting creative and intelligent individuals that typically don’t get a ton of attention, Nerdist Industries lets people know that it’s okay to be an art nerd, or a science nerd. Nerdist lets you know that it’s totally okay to be exactly who or what you want to be.
Posted in Conventions, Television on Saturday May 18, 2013. Read More About Bill Nye, Christ Hardwik, Crabcat, Danica McKellar, Geek and Sundry, Holly Conrad, Jessica Merizan, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Neil Patrick Harris (with puppets), Nerdist, NPH, Scott Ian, Stephen Hawking, The Doctor Who cast.
his year is going to be pure grade-A madness. It turns out Katrina “Action Chick” Hill, who is known for her kick-ass SDCC panels, will once again be bringing the fire to this year’s SDCC. Katrina’s panel this year will feature tons of creative ladies from including some of the familiar faces we’ve featured here at NA: Abbie Heppe, Milynn Sarley, and Holly Conrad
Last evening I made my way into the Unicorn theatre here at PAX (complete with Robot Unicorn attack music on.. loop) to relax a bit and check out Crabcat Industries costume non-contest.
Holly and the folks at Crabcat are in many ways one of us, massive fans of video games and nerd culture who just happen to be a whole lot better at costuming than many of us will ever be. Check out our conversation with Crabcat’s Holly Conrad!
While wandering the streets we happened to run into the 2011 Comic-Con zombie walk which was as confusing for them as it was for us. Honestly, there was something incredibly gratifying about stabbing a fake-zombie with my fake omni-blade. Check out the video below.
Have a look at Crabcat’s Garrus sculpt by Neil Tambini and tell me that it isn’t incredible.