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World Penguin Day

It’s world Penguin Day , so here’s an awesome Penguin cosplay from when we attended the GeekGathering in 2016.





Geek Gathering 2016

The Geek Gathering day two starts at noon. We saw these two yesterday. Who will be there today?

We still have plenty of prints. Come get something to decorate your wall.


Harley Quinn and the Joker at the Geek Garthering


A Heroic Customer!

We had a heroic visitor to the booth.  We just sold “Not the Archer, I’m looking for” to a special guest.

lego black canary give black eye to lego hawkeye


This guy!



Geek Gathering 2016

We’re in Alabama at The Geek Gathering.  Lots of cool stuff and great costumes!


Deadpool and Bombshell Ivy prints are pretty popular.


Geek Gathering 2016

We’re at The Geek Gathering.  Just saw the Penguin!




The Geek Gathering 2015 Making Friends


The Geek Gathering continues at Noon today.

The Geek Gathering 2015


I had a great time at the Geek Gathering today. Here’s a pic of Harley Quinn. More pics to follow.

Carolina Game Table Kickstarter

Awesome new kickstarter for gaming, puzzles and hobbies. A table with a hidden gaming area. I know this family conventions, they been booth neighbors a few time. I wish them luck with this new project.

You might know us already—Clint and Jodi Black—from our work with Savage Worlds and Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Clint and his family have made furniture for three generations in Hickory, NC, furniture capital of the world. We think we’re uniquely qualified to bring you a classic looking table suitable for everyday dining and Game Night.

This table looks so cool.

There is a wide edge for leaning on (or placing a character sheet, game tokens, or puzzle pieces) with most of the play area in easy reach. The 32″ x 50″ play area is 3 inches deep and covered in burgundy cloth.

Carolina Game table Kickstarter Page

The project was funded in just five hours! Congratulations to Carolina Game Table!

Falcon Friday!

Lego Falcon Minifif in flight

A quick pic cause I had a little time today.


Tomorrow my wife will be the Cosplay Yard sale near East Ridge. I won’t be on the road myself till the Geek Gathering in Shefflield, Al this September.

Cosplay Yard Sale
Camp Jordan Park
323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge, Tennessee 37412

Brickfair Alabama: The waiting is the hardest part.

I finally have time for a Brickfaire Alabama recap.


We got there a little later than we had anticipated and we surprised by the huge line. The show started at 11am. I thought if we got there around noon, the early crowd would be gone.  We left later than i wanted and noon turned to one. Then after a stop for lunch, one turned to 1:30 before we made to the convention center.  The line outside snaked from the entrance across the front of the building to the corner and then up the side of the street. The line kept growing behind us. But the line moved swiftly. Every few minutes they would let another fifty people into the exhibit hall. They did come around asking if anyone had presale tickets. So next year I’ll get presale tickets.  There wasn’t one last year and we got there around lunch time.



Once inside the building the line moved from the door to the right wall the back to the left and up the stairs. Then it flowed from above the stairs around the corner and down a hallway to the doors. They let more people inside and we almost made it but got stop at the door. At least now we were first inline.  A friendly Brickfair worker chatted with us. asked how long we’d been there at that point it was about forty minutes. We just had to wait a little bit long for a few people to clear out and we could enter the fun.



Once inside to the immediate left was the play and stay area. To the right a massive brick built Crane and just a just pass that our first stop, EclipseGrafx. They had some awesome custom bricks. I had a list of what I needed and stuck to it. I got some food bricks and zombie heads, although they didn’t have one of the heads I was hunting.


Part of the Mini-Con display. The Mini-Con was a model of the convention itself and individual exhibitors built tiny version of their builds.

After shopping it was train time. My son loved looking at the trains. We watched them for a little while then moved to mini-con. The Mini-Con is a brick model of the convention hall. BrickFair provided the basic structure to the model and then vendors add minimises of their displays. We turn from that table ans saw Thomas the train.

After that we played a couple of the crane games. Didn’t win anything but didn’t spend too much either. They didn’t have the build a mini fig vending machine that were there last year. I wanted to build a random fig for the blog.  I tried to build a random fig at a booth by just blindly grabbing parts.  It just didn’t feel the same so I passed. My son however built his own minig fig. He was very proud of it. We took a chance at winning some bricks. There was a jar of bricks.  who ever guessed closest to the number of bricks would win the box.  I made a guess. My son want to drop the slip in the box, so I lifted him up. Then he want to fill out a paper. so brickfair got post note scribble in their box.


We visited the Brick Warriors booth and got a full bag of fantasy pieces. My son was helping by filling my cup with round viking shields. We looked at minifig and models for a while. The swung around for another pass. We found the  Modern Brick Warfare booth. They had some great weapons and minifigs. I was too busy visiting to remember to buy some riot shields.


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We even saw a celebrity Emmet was at Brickfair! We looked at the train once more. It was time to admit we were tired and ready to head home. My son was asleep by the time we hit I-65.



There will be three more Brickfair events later this year.

BrickFair NE 2015: Manchester, NH   May 2 – May 3, 2015
BrickFair VA 2015: Chantilly, VA   August 1- August 2, 2015
BrickFair NJ 2015: Somerset, NJ   October 31 – November 1, 2015

BrickFaire Alabama Continues today

Brickfaire Alabama continues today 11am-4pm at the Birmingham Convention Center (East Hall)  We attended yesterday and had a great time. There was a wait to get in but it was worth the wait. Next year I’ll get presale tickets.

I’ll try to process pictures and write a full post tomorrow.

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Tickets $10 three and under free. Parking $8 but metered street parking is free on weekends.

Brickfair Alabama runs January 17-18  at the Birmingham Convention Center in Birmingham, Alabama. 11am-4pm. $10 admission. If you are a LEGO fan and nearby be sure to visit.  There will be three more Brickfair events later this year.

BrickFair NE 2015: Manchester, NH   May 2 – May 3, 2015
BrickFair VA 2015: Chantilly, VA   August 1- August 2, 2015

BrickFair NJ 2015: Somerset, NJ   October 31 – November 1, 2015

Brickfair Alabama this weekend

Brickfaire Alabama is January 17&18 11am-4pm at the Birmingham Convention Center (East Hall) Come and see LEGO builds. They will have games and contests. Plus a vendor area with LEGO resellers and customize brick sellers. Brick Fair will host a Play area where attendees can just free build.

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A Crane game filled with LEGO Bricks.


LEGO models, displays and winding trains sprawled out over 58,000 square feet.

BrickFair brings together adult fans of LEGO from across the USA (and Canada, and a few other countries) to show off their projects, great and small, and to share their passion for LEGO – the most awesome toy – ever. -BrickFair

Tickets $10 three and under free. Parking $8 but metered street parking is free on weekends.



I attended last year and had a great time. There was so many things to see and do you didn’t know where to start. There were dozens of s LEGO sold in sets or by the brick. Many vendors were selling loose minifigs either form the collectible series or from opened sets. There was also LEGO related media the Brickshow and Brick Journal were both in attendance.


Clone Army Customs

Again this year there will be custom vendors that mold new part or take  official LEGO parts and repaint them. Some of these are Clone Army Customs, BrickWarriors, Modern Brick Warfare, and EclipseGrafx. Some of the LEGO resellers include Classic Plastic bricks, Atlanta Brick Company, and we like it bricks and studs.

This one of the parts vending machines. There was a group of them called Build a Girl. Each machine had a body part one, a head, one a torso, and one legs. Onece you visited them all you had a randomly made minifig. There were also machine that had just bricks by kind or building function.  These are some nice options to get a bit of the randomness fun.


modern brick warfare custom minifig accessories

Brickfair Alabama runs January 17-18  at the Birmingham Convention Center in Birmingham, Alabama. 11am-4pm. $10 admission. If you are a LEGO fan and nearby be sure to visit.  There will be three more Brickfair events later this year.

BrickFair NE 2015: Manchester, NH   May 2 – May 3, 2015
BrickFair VA 2015: Chantilly, VA   August 1- August 2, 2015

BrickFair NJ 2015: Somerset, NJ   October 31 – November 1, 2015

Brickfest Maryland Groupon save 48%

If you haven’t got tickets to Brickfest Maryland here is a deal. Groupon save on admission and get a free brickwarriors accessory.

Choose from Five Options

$22 for one ticket to the Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival and an exclusive mini-figure accessory set from BrickWarriors (up to $42 value, including ticketing fees)

  • Friday, September 19, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 20, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 21, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This summer at Maryland State Fairground, festival-goers are invited to celebrate all things LEGO. Huge creations made from LEGO bricks will be on display, and multiple vendors will also be onsite selling LEGO-centric wares.

Brickfest Maryland runs September 19-21 2014.

full details at Groupon

Nerds Just Wanna Have Fun video


I know some of the people who made this video.

Have fun Storming the Convention!

have fun storming the convention

To everyone one that is going, enjoy the convention!

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July Nerd Block and Comic Con

Nerd Block just announced that their July Block will feature a San Diego Comic-Con item in addition to the two Star Wars items they’ve already announced for the month.

July’s Block will feature one awesome SDCC related item!
Did we mention that Stan Lee and Joss Whedon play a role in this fantastic Comic-Con item? We don’t want to give too much away, but your desk collectables will be in envy of either of these superstars.


Nerd block classic blocks are 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50

Stan Lee and Joss Whedon item? My first guess would be an Avengers item. But who knows. Guess I’ll learn in mid July.

Subscriptions for July end in less than two weeks. Blocks ship on July 15.

Hypericon Art Show

June 13th -15th 2014

Holiday Inn Express Airport
Nashville, Tennessee
This is my first art show at this con. I’m looking forward to it.

First Pic from Brickfair

I attended Brickfaire Alabama today. It was a great trip I got some cool stuff and saw a bunch of impressive builds.

Here’s a BIONICLE build. More pic to come but I was to enjoy my new stuff before I process any more images.

red BIONICLEBrickfair continues tomorrow at the Birmingham Convention Center in Birmingham, Alabama. 11am-4pm. $8 admission.

Next Week: Magic of Art Festival, Covingtion , KY.

Find us at the Magic of Art Festival 2013 (formerly Wee Folk Fest) in Covington, KY October 5. We will be there with Fairy wings and Toy photography prints.


Magic of Art Festival is Coming to Covington!

Covington, KY – October 5, 2013 – The Wee Fairy Folk Festival returns October 5 for its fifth year at Covington’s Mainstrasse Village under the new moniker Magic of Art. The festival will offer hands on activities for families to explore art as an experience and learn new ways to build enriching art experiences at home. Event activities include interactive music, dance, drama and visual arts provided by various community partners.

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Find the event on Facebook.

Art experiences provided by: Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, ROMA, Children, Inc., Stoneys Gifts, 4C for Children, John R. Green Company, Rising Star, Awesome Collective of Covington, USBorn Books, Parties by Cindy, Honey Hill Farm Mobile Pony Rides and Petting Zoo, Cool Critters Outreach, and more.
Live Performances by: Circus Mojo, Elementz: The Hip Hop Youth Arts Center, Captain Jack Sparrow, Corryville Suzuki Project, Growing Sound (Mary Hulefeld), Jennifer Ellis Music, APRIL EIGHT, College-Conservatory of Music, Tallullah’s Dancers, Pharoah’s Drummers, and more!

Impossible Astronaut Day

Do you have Tally Marks on your body?
Impossible Astronaut day

Did you see the Silence?

Tally Marks stars Amy Pond and the Silence from Doctor Who Character Building series 2 & 3.

what is Impossible Astronaut Day

Wolverine welcomes the newest X-man

lego wolverine, series 9

I got the Cyclops at ConNooga.  I had the joke written a while ago it just took a while to find the mini-fig. I’ve not seen many series 9 bags in store.

Appearing in this scene: Wolverine from LEGO Super Heroes Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown (6866) and Cyclops of series 9 Mini-figs (71000).


Our ConNooga location!

connooga 2013

ConNooga is just a month away!

Just a month away till one of our favorite conventions. ConNooga is March 1-3 2013 in Chattanooga, TN. at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo plus the Chattanooga Convention Center. We will be there with Fantasy prints, action figure prints, and Hand made Faerie wings.

Con Nooga is Chattanooga’s first and only Multi-Fandom (Multiple Genre) Convention covering everything from Celebrities, Artists, Authors, Film Makers, Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy, Anime, Comics, Paranormal, Haunting, Costuming, Concerts, Shows, Contests, Gaming, Console Gaming, Seminars, Workshops, Families, and Fun. Not to mention the numerous DEALERS, and EXHIBITORS in our 40,000 Square Foot Exhibitor Hall. Over 100+ Special Guests, dealers and fan groups help to make Con Nooga complete. Enjoy 3 Days of Programming, Seminars, Workshops, Concerts, Acts, and Fun based upon numerous genres and fandom.

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Special guest for 2013 is Daniel Logan aka young Boba Fett from the film “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones” and the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
Artists include Lindsay Archer, Michael Bielaczyc, Paul Bielaczyc, Sam Flegal, Tammy Pryce, and Johnathon Brock and Betsy Brock.


Our previous visits to ConNooga

For the first time – people can just attend the Exhibitor Hall for a lower entry fee to meet celebrities, bands, authors, other guests and make purchases from our amazing vendors.

We will be offering an exhibitor hall entry or people curious or only wanting to attend and see our dealers, celebrities, bands, authors, etc. This fee will only allow a (1) time entry into the Exhibitor Hall at time of payment and does not include any activities at the Choo Choo Facility or any seminars taking place within the Convention Center Meeting Space. Entry into the Exhibitor Hall is void once you leave the Hall. All re-entries must be paid again or have a Con Nooga Membership Badge.

Next weekend Murfreesboro Comic and Anime Kon.

Next weekend, Murfreesboro Comic and Anime Kon, MACKII
January 19-20

Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Con

Clarion Hotel. exit 78 off I-24, Murfreesboro, TN

Sat 10-6
Sun 11-4


Lee Tockar(My Little Pony), Andy Price, Louise Dorsey, Alexandra Van Zeelandt, Jonhathan Glapton, Jacob Ropugemont, Raven Lee pin up model, Sam Flegal. Plus from The Walking Dead; Triston Johnson, Alex Wayne, Kevin Galbrieth, and Tony Gowell.

Plus an Artist Alley with
Jonathan lampley
jeff thompson
pixel peddler
joann padget
the pony con
the show podcast
Lynn Shin
becka waff
comic collector live
A Temptation of Faeries
Jason flowers
eso podcast

Nurse Harley

We had a great time last year and are looking forward to MACK II.