Romantic Han and Leia mugs


These "I Love You"/"I Know" Han/Leia mugs are $34 from Mugoos on Etsy; they're a great wedding/anniversary gift idea. (via Geekymerch)

Summer reading list: kids' books and YA

Being a compendium of some of my most popular kids' book reviews from the past year, from Glorkian Warrior to Alan Mendelsohn

Read the rest

Tour schedule for XKCD "What If?" book


Randall Munroe will take his hotly anticipated book, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, on the road in September: Boston, NYC, SEA, SFO, Berkeley and LA!

How to write like a 17th century doctor


Mark CK researched doctor's journals and writings from the 17th and 18th centuries while working on a book about pirate surgeons and reports back with a guide to writing in the style of the day, which involves a lot of bad Latin, irregular spelling, and extra letters used as emphasis.

Read the rest

Haunted Mansion/Batman mashup tees

Today, Teefury offers shirts based on Artistabe's brilliant Batman/Haunted Mansion stretch gallery mashups.

Read the rest

EFF's guide to San Diego Comic-Con


Dave from EFF sez, "Scorpion, Person of Interest and transformative art are among the highlights we're looking forward to most at San Diego Comic-Con this year. You can also meet up with me (Dave Maass) at the Alaska Robotics table 2 - 3 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday."

The EFF Guide to San Diego Comic-Con 2014

Even nerdier bowties


The Speicher Tie Company enhances your bowtie's nerdiness with the periodic table of elements, the oxytocin molecule, and more! (via Geekymerch)

Rational numbers are impossible!

Brilliant, high-speed math vlogger Vi Hart has revisited the topic of the sizes of infinities.

Read the rest

Mickey Mouse/eye-in-pyramid tee on Threadless


Tales83's "SUPRISE!!!" shirt offers some insight into the head beneath Mickey's fursuit.

Surprise!!! (via Super Punch)

Maker Camp: an online summer camp for maker kids


Make and Google have teamed up to offer six weeks' worth of online workshops and programs to help kids 13-18 find and realize their inner makers.

Read the rest

Documentary on the making of the Homeland audiobook with Wil Wheaton

Skyboat Media produced this great little documentary about Wil Wheaton's recording sessions for the audiobook of my novel Homeland, in which he had to read out Pi for four minutes straight, read out dialog in which the narrator had a fanboy moment about meeting Wil Wheaton, and many other fun moments.

Death Star rug


Thinkgeek's fully operational, 52" Death Star rug is just the thing for your Star Wars play room.

Frightening cosplay character


Cosplayer Yuri Ros created this costume for a character called "Calne Miku," sporting insectile mouth-parts and terrifying symbiotic head-bugs.

Read the rest

Oakland: Boing Boing and Noise Pop vinyl event this Friday!

peanuts-proud-records

This Friday July 18, join Boing Boing and Noise Pop at the Oakland Museum of California with Death Cab for Cutie bassist Nick Harmer, Wilco designer Lawrence Azerrad, and Dead Kennedys / Alternative Tentacles artist Winston Smith to explore the art and allure of vinyl records!

Read the rest

Classic Omni art and articles gallery


Neeraj writes, "The Museum of Science Fiction in D.C. Has launched its first curated online gallery as part of our partnership with OMNI Reboot."

Read the rest