Found in Translation: The Geek's Guide to Dating in Spanish
On Valentine's Day last week, I was sent a rather lovely surprise from the team at Quirk Books.
The Geek's Guide to Dating, my lil' non-fiction humor book that published in 2013, sold into Spanish. It's out now with Ediciones B, a publisher in Mexico, and I've started seeing a few reviews popping up for it. Which is just so much fun.
Here are a few more photos of it. It's the first time a translation of the book has gotten new art and a different cover, which is exciting, though I do of course love the work of my pal Juan Carlos Solon. It kinda looks like the redone work of like, Final Fantasy III, you know?
Anyhow, I love it. Big thank you to the foreign rights team at Quirk! (more…)
Found in Translation: The Geek's Guide to Dating in German
Even though The Geek's Guide to Dating came out in December of 2013, the news does somehow keep rolling in for this lil' geeky book. Which is super nice, and largely due to one fantastic subsidiary rights manager.
Hey Kate. You rule.
On January 31st, The Geek's Guide to Dating came out in Germany with Dumont-Buchverlag. The team over there was kind enough to send over a few comp copies, and I was so excited to add them to my bookshelf.
I took a few photos of the cover, the back, and the interior. Dumont published it in paperback, and included blurbs on the back from Den of Geek and Jeff Ryan, author of Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America, a book (and author) I really adore. (more…)
The Philly Geek Awards 2013: We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat
Well, it's over. The third year of the Philly Geek Awards. And I'm really happy with how things turned out.
Lots of great press, including exclusive nominee and winner announcements with WHYY and an appearance on NPR, some spots in the Philly Metro, a cover page CityPaper story about one of the nominees, and more. One of the nominees even signed his name with Geek of the Year nominee in this Washington Post piece. Unreal.
As smooth as everything seemed to go the night of the awards, that sort of thing doesn't happen with an insane amount of prep. On a chilly evening in January, the team that plans the Philly Geek Awards met over slices of pizza to discuss the plans for this year's ceremony. We spent a lot of time talking about last year and brainstorming wild ideas for this year's event.
That's right. January.
Eight months before the actual event, we knew we'd have to hunker down and get to work as soon as possible, to make sure this year was as good, if not better, than the last. And year number three brought new challenges. (more…)
Three Beautiful Pieces of Bioshock Jewelry I'm Totally Buying My Girlfriend
Back in March, as the ending to Bioshock Infinite played across my television, something magical happened. My non-gamer girlfriend fell in love with a video game. She's watched me play Halo, Assassin's Creed, Borderlands, and Skyrim, all with a twinge of curiosity. But Bioshock Infinite? She was gripped.
When Infinite came out, I took the day off work to play the game all day, and she just happened to have the day off. She sat there on the couch with me, sometimes leaning against me, other times hunched over with her eyes fixated on the plasma screen, totally engrossed in the story and the characters. Ken Levine, you masterful storyteller, you.
Early on in the game, when Booker has to choose a broach design for Elizabeth, I asked her to help me pick. She was incredibly torn (we picked the bird instead of the cage), but at that moment, I knew I'd have to head to Etsy and find her something special.
Much to my surprise, there was a lot on there. Here are three of the most beautiful pieces of Bioshock Infinite inspired jewelry on Etsy. (more…)