Lady Sif Sword – All Finished – Now Available for display or cosplay

I built and copy cast this Lady Sif styled sword a while back. You can see the full build process here.

I’m now offering two different cast plastic resin versions for sale:
1. Completely painted and finished like you see here, ready to use for display or cosplay.
2. Unfinished Kit straight from the mold, DIY.

Either can be purchased from my Etsy shop:

Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you The TARDIS Fez

Thanks to the wonders of the interwebs we’ve been posted on Reddit and Cheezburger
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This is a little project my teenage daughter and I dreamed up a while back. I decided to surprise her with it as a Birthday present. She’s delighted to say the least. Features all the coolness of 100 bow-ties and has an integrated LED lantern on top!

Special thanks to Tally’s Treasury whom provided the inspiration and base pattern for the project.





See my other Doctor Who themed projects too:


Tales from Emerald City Comicon 2011 – John Noble & Jasika Nicole from ‘Fringe’

I know I haven’t blogged about TV in a long time. You may already know this but ‘Fringe’ is my favorite sci-fi show that’s currently running. As a long time X-Files fan it the best show I can compare it to although they are more different than alike. In many way ‘Fringe’ is the best written show in all of TV right now. They’re running an amazing dual universe story line that pushes the actors and the audience and it’s quite phenomenal.

It was very cool to meet cast members John Noble and Jasika Nicole. Both were very nice and easy to talk to. It was towards the end of the day, the line was short, so I had more time to talk then most people.

The signing area had no photo signs posted. I snapped a picture of John anyway while he was talking to the guy in front of me. John moved at the same time I took the shot so he turned to me concerned as to wether or not I got the shot I wanted. It looked fine but I thought it was cool he was concerned and willing to let me get another if needed.

John Noble aka Dr. Walter Bishop from 'Fringe'

I had already spent all my cash for the day so I told him that I was tapped out and I blamed it on Felicia Day (whom I also met earlier in the day.) He looked over toward her side of the room and quipped something about having to go have a talk with her.

I told him that I just wanted to come over, shake his hand, and let him know how much I love the show. He looks younger in person and it’s fun to listen to him talk in his native accent. I learned he’s originally from Australia, which I did not know, although I already knew he speaks with an accent (which he does not use on the show). I told him I really enjoy his brilliant portrayal of Walter and “Walternate” as well as Denethor in the Lord of the Rings films. He was gracious and thanked me.

Jasika Nicole is quite stunning in person and is very funny. I asked her about the alternate Astrid (rumored to be known as “KickAsstrid” by the crew) and why she seems kind of “off”. I elaborated by saying she seems very brilliant but kind of weird compared to the other Astrid. She answered, “Well she actually is autistic and now don’t you feel like an a$$hole.” It was quite funny and we chuckled and she explained how Walternate had been able to use kids who were normally cast aside and give them purpose.

Jasika Nicole aka Special Agent Astrid Farnsworth from 'Fringe'

I asked how she felt about the dual universe story line and if it posed challenges as an actor. She explained that the whole experience was fun but quite surreal and it many ways it feels like working on two different shows that are the same. She ended with, “It’s weird.”

We chatted about the Northwest since ‘Fringe’ is filmed in Vancouver BC. I learned that she’s from the south and lived in New York before living in BC since ‘Fringe’ began.

As for season 4 being a reality she couldn’t say because they don’t know yet. She said “we’re very hopeful.” Jasika really surprised me with her knowledge and passion towards the show I was left with the impression she’s also a huge fan.

If you’re not watching Fringe and you like Sci-fi, drama and or police shows you really need to check out ‘Fringe’.

Tales from Emerald City Comicon 2011 – Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton & Ken Jennings oh my

While I was waiting in line to meet Felicia Day (Actress, New Media Geek, Gamer, Misanthrope, star and writer of webseries ‘The Guild’) I snapped this pic.

Ken Jennings and Wil Wheaton, major nerd/geek moment.

I knew it was an important moment because Will Wheton got out from behind the protective force field (aka folding legged table) and posed for a picture with a guy that was totally familiar looking but I just could not place him. I know, I just lost major geek cred for not realizing that it was obviously Ken Jennings.

The line was long and I waited about 45 minutes, it was for both Felicia and Amy Okuda (also from ‘The Guild’) so it took a while for fans to speak with both of them. It finally came to my turn and Amy was up first. I really hadn’t thought much about meeting Amy so I really had nothing to say. I enjoy her on ‘The Guild’ but I was really just there to meet Felicia whom I’ve been a fan of since back in the Buffy days. I stood there like a major dork and Amy politely said hi to me. I replied hi and I proceeded to not say anything else. So we shared an awkward pause moment. I’m sure she was thinking who is this idiot? Then fortunately Felicia was freed up and the guys behind me seemed much more eager to want to speak to Amy.

While we were making introductions Felicia looked to the guy next/ behind me because he was kind of hanging in our conversation. (I imagine because that meant he got to hang with her a little longer.) Anyway she complimented him on his t-shirt. Which was a gamer shirt, she’s a big gamer girl so I understand. I was sporting my most geeky Star Wars woot shirt (which i received lots of compliments for all day long) and I commented, “Hey what about mine?”

The shirt I was wearing, titled Pull Up, You Fools!

She gave it a quizzical look and then asked me “Is that a penis?” I laughed with a reply of, “no it’s Admiral Ackbar.” She looked again and I said “it’s a trap!” she laughed but I’m still not sure it was because she thought it was funny or she was just being kind. I think she also commented something like oh good because I’d have to wonder about a guy who wears a shirt with a penis on it. So now I’m thinking, great Felicia Day will probably remember me as the Seattle guy with the penis shirt!

I then told her that my buddy was giving me a hard time asking if I knew what I was going to say to her before we met. I told him I don’t have to worry about it because we share a common bond as “gingers” and that meant I had an automatic “in.” She laughed as I told her why my 14 daughter (also a “ginger”, who was at the con with me) but got tired of waiting in line wasn’t there to also meet her. She made a funny comment about teenagers but I can’t remember the exact details.

I handed her my iPhone 4 to sign because I wasn’t sure what I’d do with an autographed head shot after the con. Plus I thought maybe that it would have been a unique item to have signed. Turned out I was half right. I asked if she had signed an iPhone before (BTW – she had an iPhone 4 so I quickly forgave her for the t-shirt incident). She said she had signed a few iPhones but then she saw my silver backed phone and commented, “but I’ve never signed a silver one before.” She was quite interested in the custom shiny iPhone back. I told her if she’d give me her email I’d be happy to send her the info about it. She didn’t bite, so I told her it was from voBack although I’m sure she’s forgotten that information already.

Signed iPhone 4

Lastly, I asked if I could get a picture with her she was very happy to do so and she learned forward over the table for me to be next to her. She checked the picture commenting, “I can’t have a crappy picture of me out there on the web.” That first picture was not so good she looked great but we weren’t close enough in perspective so I looked massive compared to her. Anyway she leaned forward a little more and I back and the second shot turned out pretty good.

coregeek meets geek girl Felicia Day

Overall it was a fun experience. Felicia was funny and enjoyable to talk to and you can tell she really appreciates her fans.

In the very slight chance she might end up reading this I just wanted to say a heartfelt thanks from the not penis shirt wearing, shiny iPhone carrying, ginger haired fan.

Emerald City Comicon 2011 – cosplay photos