Giveaway Archive


Join Me At TechPoint’s League of Xtraordinary Programmers!

One of my favorite things about Gen Con is how much the entire city of Indianapolis gets into the spirit. Restaurants transform into geeky havens. There are game tables wherever you look. And local companies run events that might be of interest to Gen Con attendees. One event that I’m particularly looking forward to


Product Review: Ms. Marvel Necklace by Femmecraft

Editor’s note: The necklace reviewed in this post was provided to Pure Geekery for review purposes. Femmecraft also provided the giveaway. You know what I love about the world right now? That the more mainstream comics and superheroes and general geekiness get, the more awesome accessories I can find. These days I can’t


Music Review: Dimetrodon – The Doubleclicks + Giveaway

Note: We received copies of Dimetrodon for review and giveaway. Also, can I say how much I’m fangirling over the fact that The Doubleclicks asked us to review their album? THEY KNOW WHO WE ARE! Last year The Doubleclicks blew up the internet with their song “Nothing to Prove” from their album Lasers and


Product Review: Sennheiser MOMENTUM Over Ear Headphones (And Giveaway)

Disclaimer: Sennheiser provided me with these headphones for review and giveaway, this in no way affected my review. The post does contain affiliate links, #FeedABlogger. Two weeks ago, tragedy struck. My beloved Panasonic RP-HTX7 headphones died after five years of loyalty (which really is pretty amazing for a pair of $30 headphones). Since I was


Giveaway: Avenger Controller Mod

Something funny happens when you move. You realize how much stuff you have. And how much you don’t use a lot of that stuff. And that you really want to get rid of some of that stuff you don’t really use. As I was straightening out my media console the other day,


Book Review: Roller Derby for Beginners

In the preface to Roller Derby for Beginners, Frisky Sour says her alternate title for the book was: Roller Derby for Beginners: The Advice You Would Eventually Get Through Conversations with Your Peers and Coaches Over the Course of Several Years if You Showed Up to Every Practice, Bout, and the Occasional


QuantumFit: Building Functional Fitness

I am, admittedly, a skeptic of CrossFit style workouts. I know they’re the latest workout trend, and derby girls love it, but I just haven’t gotten on board. I’ve seen the CrossFitters on the Monon (a rail trail here in Indy), getting yelled at and stopping to do pushups and it just


Gift Guide: Shameless Self Promotion (Plus a Giveaway)

We’re entering the holiday season, which means it’s time to start shopping for the geeks in your life. But what do you buy the geek that has everything? That’s where we come in. For the next six weeks “5 on Friday” is going to come to you in a gift guide format.


Hey. You Park Like an Assole.

In general, I try to be really positive and give people the benefit of the doubt. I try to keep my road rage in check. I do what a previous yoga teacher told me, and if I have to yell at a driver I yell “I HOPE YOU GET WHERE YOU’RE GOING


Author Interview: Kea Alwang

If you’ve read my reviews of Treehugger and Risktaker, you may have noticed that I’ve become a huge fan of Kea Alwang. While meant for young adults, her books have a unique way of connecting with geek girls of all ages. She was kind of enough to spend some time talking to me