Boing Boing's first-ever Weekend of Wonder is fast approaching! The stage is mostly set for our extravaganza, which takes place September 18-20 at Southern California's historic Mission Inn. But some really special elements are coming together in these final days leading up to the event that are just-- well, wonderful. And you should not miss them, so get your tickets here.
We're not sure how this happened, but BALLS seems to be a running theme with these additions.
Everybody loves balls.
Xeni wrote an amazing post detailing how Starry Kitchen is turning one of our meals during WoW into something more like performance art than just dining.
Naturally, one of the more compelling things about SK is their battle-cry which revolves around sticking their balls in your mouth. Their crispy tofu balls.
Starry Kitchen's totally insane tofu balls are the punch line in many of founder Nguyen Tran's raunchy instagram captions.
We're adding a workshop where our participants can make a set of juggling balls with Boing Boing co-founder Carla Frauenfelder. While making balls with Carla is a ball, ball-making isn't just fun and games! Later, Lindsay Benner will be teaching juggling.
Lindsay is an amazing comedian and performance artist, and she just returned from the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She's one of our favorite live performers and we're thrilled that she and her husband Dan Das Mann will be joining us. Dan is bringing balls too.
Dan hangs his balls, large disco ones, off the back of his awesome music-festival-in-an-art-car, the FUNNMACHINE. He'll be firing up the FUNNMACHINE, turning one of our outdoor meals into an immediate dance party. Lights, lasers, misters, and a fog machine all built into one FUNN machine.
There are so many wonders in the works: 49 Boxes, Thomas Kuntz' automata, Andrew Mayne, the comedy of Mark Fite and Jim Turner, the music of Martin and Olivia Olsen, John Park's lock picking workshops, incredible food, technology and toys.
We cannot wait. Don't miss out! Tickets are still on sale.
Register here to join us at Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder.
I'm headed back to San Diego for Comic-Con next weekend, and you can catch me on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Friday, 5PM: Signing in AA04 Saturday, 5PM: Panel: Writing: Craft, Community, and Crossover (with James Killen, Seanan McGuire, Charlie Jane Anders,, Annalee Newitz, and Sarah Gailey), Room 23ABC Sunday, 10AM: Signing and giveaway for Radicalized, […]
I'm coming to Houston on July 31 to appear with Hank Green at an event for the paperback launch of his outstanding debut novel An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: we're on a 7PM at Spring Forest Middle School (14240 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079); it's a ticketed event and the ticket price includes a copy of […]
[Randall Munroe traces the phenomenal success of his webcomic XKCD with this Boing Boing post; and I've avidly followed his career ever since (he's returned the favor), so I was delighted to learn in February that he had a new book coming out and I'm more delighted still to host the official announcement of his […]
They might be the shiny new thing, but AirPods aren’t for everybody. Maybe you’re looking for a new sound or you understandably lost those tiny buds during a brisk run. If so, here’s 10 headphones and earbuds that break out of the Apple mode with a return to quality and wearability. Klipsch R5 Bluetooth Neckband […]
When it comes to passwords, there’s no such thing as paranoia. You want them secure and complex, and you definitely don’t want to repeat them on all your accounts. The trouble is, the internet seems to keep growing. And so do those accounts. Just one lockout from an important email or banking site is enough […]
With the rising temperatures on tap this summer, the climate is going to be a frequent topic of conversation, and those conversations won’t be happy ones. Luckily, there’s a way to do a little climate change of your own – in a safe and sustainable way. When it comes to personal air conditioners, EvaPolar is […]