Ray Bradbury enters his soul’s next great adventure at 91

Tuesday night, sad news struck the geek community at large, though to be fair this news touches far more people that anyone may realize.  Ray Bradbury passed from this life into the next on June 5th, 2012 at the age of 91.  With a career spanning over 70 years he has published over 500 works, … [Read more…]

Conventions and you, tips to have a stress-free convention experience

With convention season in full swing, and being a convention goer myself, I wanted to give you all some tips and tricks to make your visit to a comic book, gaming, or entertainment convention as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. 1. Order tickets early There’s nothing like showing up to a convention just to wait … [Read more…]

Zombie Watch: Patient zero? Which one?

*Warning and Disclaimer: This feature may contain gruesome descriptions of acts performed by real people, or imagined (and this one does).  People who are squeamish or easily disturbed read with caution.  While we present these ideas and stories with a bit of levity we in no way mean to belittle the acts, or underplay the … [Read more…]

Late to the party reviews: Lost

I know I’m probably going to get flamed for this, but I’m going to say right up front, I HATE LOST!  I’m not going to try to be a critic, break down the show’s nuances, try to explain…yah I don’t even think a trained critic could do that and if they do they are just … [Read more…]

Get your geek on, holiday(s) I didn’t know about

**FNB SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT** Before we get started, I have to ask a huge favor of everyone that stops by this site.  I have started to consider whether I should migrate this page to a more formal website address, such as fragsandbeer.com (without the wordpress).  I want to justify it though, so I need to see … [Read more…]

Pointless geek debates: Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica

I was doing my morning workout the other day, flipping through the Netflix instant watch when I found the classic BSG (Battlestar Galactica) on the list.  I also saw the new one, and I thought why not?  I haven’t seen the old one in years, let’s give it a looksee.  As I was watching it, … [Read more…]

Gray Isles, a NWN2 persistent world

Oi lubber, watch that mud. Wouldn’t wanna git them fancy boots dirty eh? What brings ye out ta Ol’ Misty anyway? Ye some kinda treasure hunter, or fool adventurer? Well, if yer here to throw yer life away fer a bit o’ gold, there’s somat ye oughta know.  This here town, Freeport, this is the … [Read more…]

May’s gamer lady of the month

This month’s lady gamer has declined a photo, which is fine by us.  I met Rachael when we started our server project at Gray Isles, and she has been an outstanding player and member of our community.  Sadly due to my own busy schedule and off play times, I haven’t gotten to RP with her … [Read more…]

Late to the party reviews: The Avengers

I think I’m like a lot of people, who don’t always have to be first to the movies, or wait in line for that book release.  I don’t really like a full theater, long lines, or talking people and screaming children.  I just find it too distracting from the experience, and since I know I’m … [Read more…]

Nerf blaster modding: these aren’t just for kids!

As a few of you know I work at a great software company, that understands the need for their people to have an outlet for their creativity.  It’s a very comfortable, laid back place to work, and they believe that having fun goes hand in hand with getting good work out of people.  One of … [Read more…]