Great Treasures at Gametraders – July 2012

It has been a while since we have given an update on our favourite store, so here are some of the goodies that are available this month!!

TRADING CARD GAMES

Gametraders Blacktown is your one-stop shop for Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Vanguard and Magic: The Gathering.   The store is even holding weekly competitions for each of these games.   The Yu-Gi-Oh comps have been running the longest, with a special month long-competition occurring in store for the month of August, with special prizes available at the end in addition to the regular weekly prizes.   Magic and Pokemon tournaments have recently started, with Vanguard also set to commence this Saturday.   Feel free to write to Revenge of the Film Nerds, or talk to the friendly staff at Gametraders, for more details.

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Great Treasures at Gametraders – 22nd December 2011

This is the last Great Treasures at Gametraders post prior to Christmas… so it might just be the place to look for those last-minute Christmas gift ideas!

Replica James Bond Walther PPK

There are five primary franchises that I really hold dear.   Previously, the main ones for which Gametraders has catered towards for me is The Lord of the Rings, with the delightfully sculpted blades from these films in the weapons cabinet, and of course their wide range of Doctor Who merchandise.   They now cater towards the second of these, with this beautiful framed replica of James Bond’s Walther PPK.   Upon my reaction, I was told that rarely can a grown man be seen to react in such a way.   I picked one up immediately!!   Now all we need is some Star Trek and Harry Potter merchandise, and I would never leave the store!

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Geek Pride Day

It has been brought to my attention that May 25 marks Geek Pride Day.   This tradition is more authentic than “May the Fourth Be With You”, with even a whole Wikipedia page on the event.   I have copied below the rights and responsibilities of geeks that Geek Pride Day seeks to promote;

Rights:

  1. The right to be even geekier.
  2. The right to not leave your house.
  3. The right to not like football or any other sport.
  4. The right to associate with other nerds.
  5. The right to have few friends (or none at all).
  6. The right to have as many geeky friends as you want.
  7. The right to be out of style.
  8. The right to be overweight and near-sighted.
  9. The right to show off your geekiness.
  10. The right to take over the world.

Responsibilities:

  1. Be a geek, no matter what.
  2. Try to be nerdier than anyone else.
  3. If there is a discussion about something geeky, you must give your opinion.
  4. To save and protect all geeky material.
  5. Do everything you can to show off geeky stuff as a “museum of geekiness.”
  6. Don’t be a generalized geek. You must specialize in something.
  7. Attend every nerdy movie on opening night and buy every geeky book before anyone else.
  8. Wait in line on every opening night. If you can go in costume or at least with a related T-shirt, all the better.
  9. Don’t waste your time on anything not related to geekdom.
  10. Try to take over the world!

Clearly, Geek Pride Day was almost designed for me.    I may not observe all of the Geek rights, being fond of a large and varied social circle, yet there is no question I live up to all of my Geek responsibilities;

1. Anyone who knows me would agree I am a geek no matter whatever anyone does to try to dissuade me from my path.

2. When I do come across a fellow Nerd, I do tend to try to outclass their knowledge on key areas, funnily enough particularly in film!!

3. I think also anyone that knows me also knows I am not shy about putting forward what I think.    Once again, take a good look at a handful of my ROTFN posts.

4.   Bride of Film Nerd and I have claimed and protected many classic movie posters, including a poster for every Star Trek and James Bond Film.   By protection we of couese mean preserving them by linen-backing and framing.

5.  My museum of geekiness is all at my parents place right now, so I cannot take images to show it all off in this post.   However, I own 650 DVDs, another 60 Blu-Rays, the afore-mentioned posters, I collect the James Bond Car Collection, and an assortment of action figures, some of which are at our current abode:

6.   I have my fair share of geeky friends… just take a look at any of our posts about Supanova or Armageddon!!

7.  I attend every movie I can on opening night, and if they are films from Marvel studios or LOTR related, my ticket is bought months in advance

8. Waiting in line in costume;

9.   I write a film blog and dress up, am I not showing off geekiness??

10. Try to take over the world??   Why else take a career working with bacteria, viruses, and parasites……

100th post!!

This blog is not yet a year old, and here I am able to celebrate 100 posts (keep in mind, this only includes blog entries, and not separate pages dedicated to special events).   As such, I am reflecting back on what has been written and what has been achieved.   It is very clear that our most popular entries are reports on conventions, such as Armageddon and Supanova.   These reports will keep coming, with Urban Fantasist visiting Brisbane Supanova right now, and Fourth Verse attending the Melbourne equivalent next week.   I will kick their butts to make sure they get their reports up in good time.   I imagine both those contributors will also attend Sydney Supanova, which will also be attended by myself and Bride of Film Nerd.

Less viewed have been the film reviews to date, except for really niche films and TV films such as the Hornblower.   New releases also tend to get a higher rate of hits.   This is not surprising given the sheer multitude of movie reviewers there are out there.   I am not deterred, having a real passion for film review, and this is an element that will never be absent from this blog.   However I will start reviewing seasons of television series (I am currently marathoning both Doctor Who and Smallville), to increase the amount of output of stuff that it is harder to find reviewed elsewhere.   I am also considering adding a few other elements (action figures, video game reviews), so keep tuned.

While I get my act together though, I notice a few franchises in which only one film has been reviewed to date (Toy Story, Narnia, Iron Man, and the Millennium trilogy all spring to mind).   So while I am unable to afford much cinema going at the moment, these films will also be a short-term focus.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome, and I look forward to Revenge of the Film Nerds celebrating 200 posts!!

Cheers,

Film Nerd.