Monthly Archives: December 2012

Kris Kon Style III: The nerdiest thing I’ve ever seen

Okay, this is the nerdiest thing I’ve ever seen. Let me clarify the significance of that: this is the nerdiest thing I’VE ever seen. And I’ve looked in a mirror, for crying out loud! “Klingon Style” really takes the Gangnam … Continue reading

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Kris Kon Style II: the Gangnam torture goes into space

Here at Kris Kon, we have a friend who had never seen “Gangnam Style.” So we showed it to him. And he hated it. So we continue to torture him with it at all opportunities. Aside from spontaneous bad dancing … Continue reading

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Favorite Movies

One important part of the Kris Kon tradition is movie nights. Aliens, Pulp Fiction, and Lord of the Rings are definitely our biggest classics. And now the Marvel super hero movies are making a play to get onto the short … Continue reading

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What is “Kris Kon?”

Every year for almost 20 years now, my friends have a private gaming convention from Boxing Day until New Years Day. We play all kinds of games, including the new board games everyone got for Christmas, tabletop RPGs (sometimes ongoing, … Continue reading

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Lego Star Wars advent calendar: a photo essay

One day I opened my car to find a present in the seat. The only tag was this: This is proof that either time machines will be invented someday or that I have the best friends in the world. Either … Continue reading

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MAD SCIENCE INSTITUTE Christmas special: 99 cents on 12/25

Just in case Santa brings you a new Kindle (or device that can use the Kindle app), Mad Science Institute will be only  99 cents on Christmas day, 12/25/2012! For those of you getting new Nooks or iPads, it will … Continue reading

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The Tesla Revolution is Here

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the release of Mad Science Institute. When I started working on it about 3 years ago, I knew enough about Nikola Tesla to know that he was the benevolent king of all mad … Continue reading

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Are wizards and mad scientists the same?

Not long ago I was flipping channels and happened to find Back to the Future playing at the same time as Lord of the Rings. Seeing Doc Brown and Gandalf in such close temporal proximity inspired me to tweet “Mad … Continue reading

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