Hi everyone! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, especially if you're one of those nerds lucky enough to be at San Diego Comic Con right now. This week's entry is going to be a bit on the short side as I'm elbow deep in costuming still and the other, non-cosplay preparations for Gen Con are now in full swing. We're almost two weeks out! But ok, enough convention talk for the moment; let's get down to the week in Geekdom.
IDW Publishing will be making a readable reality of a combination that you may have only acted out with your action figures: Batman and the Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles.
On Friday, Beandog announced that they will be releasing a 25-hour expansion to Baldur's Gate titled Siege of Dragonspear. There is no release date attached to the title yet, but Beandog confirmed that the expansion will be available on PC, Mac, and Linux.
In what may be a perfect example of A Realization Too Late, Sega's president admits that the quality of individual games may be a thing of reasonable importance.
Once Upon a Time has cast its Merlin and Guienevere.
Are you in full-on Walking Dead withdrawal? Well here's the season 6 trailer.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be directed by the man who gave us Jurassic World.
Speaking of Star Wars, here's what SDCC-ers got to partake in regarding Episode VII.
Here's our first look at Nathan Fillion's forthcoming web series, Con Man. That is all.
Ben Affleck's take on Batman was that the Caped Crusader is a bit of a burnout. Also, Affleck will be directing the next Batman film.
Despite SpaceX's recent troubles, NASA is moving forward with plans for the first manned commercial mission to space and selected four astronauts to fly these initial missions.
NASA had themselves a busy week, as they also released the first images from New Horizons showing the surface of Pluto's moon, Charon.
11 years of Opportunity's journeys around the surface of Mars condensed into an 8-minute video.
In what is surely a fabulous idea and won't play at all into the forthcoming overthrow of humanity by robot-kind, a team of Harvard researchers has taken to giving soft, skin-like coatings to their robo-creations.
If the Earth is rapidly heating up, where is all of these ambient heat going? According to a new study by JPL the answer is into the oceans.
How to survive in the coldest place on Earth.
Aside from potentially untangling the thorny issue of computing in quantum states, IBM is also making ultradense computing chips that boast a maximum capacity some four times larger than today's most powerful chips.
Researchers at Yale believe they have discovered a black hole so massive that it's outgrown its galaxy.
One nifty benefit of the ongoing drought in California is that researchers can now readily access the wreckage of a B-29 superfortress that crashed into Lake Mead in 1948.
General Awesomeness/Feats of Nerdery
Ernie Cline, author of Ready Player One, thinks humanity would be a-ok in the event of an alien invasion.
The zombie apocalypse is both entirely feasible and extremely unlikely.
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's...a beagle hunting the Red Baron?
French artist Christophe Guinet made this incredibly detailed suit of Batman armor out of tree bark.
In what may be the most epic of tributes, one Star Wars fan walked 645 miles (in full Stormtrooper armor) to San Diego Comic Con in memory of his wife.
As always, best wishes for an excellent week ahead!