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Pickstarter: Our Favorite Crowdfunded Projects 9/30

Welcome back to Pickstarter, our exploration of crowdfunded creativity on the internets. This week our picks include kawaii characters for your role-playing, a Day of the Dead dose of comic… more

Anna Torv’s Life on the “Fringe”

With Fringe about to enter its final season tonight, we find ourselves wishing for an alternate reality in which good things never end. Alas, in this one, no great sci-fi… more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more

Pickstarter: Our Favorite Crowdfunded Projects 9/9

Our picks this week encompass everything from a comic about kids fighting the power with mythical pets and a way to save cinema history to a Game of Thrones fan… more

“Pond Life,” Webisode 2: Wake-Up Call

In today’s second chapter of the Pond Life webisode prequel series the BBC is doing in advance of the debut episode of Series 7 of Doctor Who, the Doctor intrudes… more

The Indoor Kids’ Happy (Season) Ending

On the season finale of The Indoor Kids on the Nerdist Channel, Adam Pally of ABC sitcom Happy Endings hits the couch to shoot some NBA 2K12 video hoops with… more

A Low Blow in the “Realm of LARP”

Where were we? Oh, yes, last week, when we left our LARPers on the Nerdist Channel’s Realm of LARP, we saw them in fierce battle and dealing with infection and… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Is Your Love Big Enough?”

There comes a time in everyone’s life when it’s appropriate to tell an embarrassing story about yourself. For me, that time is now. When I was working at Billboard Music,… more

Wrap Party at “Magic Meltdown”

It’s the end of the season for the Nerdist Channel’s Justin Willman’s Magic Meltdown, and time for a wrap party, which means everybody’s nicely toasted, including Justin. Do partying and… more

Director Jake Schreier Gets (Robot &) Frank with Us

A popular favorite on the film festival circuit, Robot & Frank is about to steal its way into a theater near you (our review, from the Los Angeles Film Festival,… more

Alison Brie Raps: The Complete History (So Far)

Would you say that all of those outtakes and other clips in which Community and Mad Men star Alison Brie raps, sometimes profanely so, are pretty amusing/adorable? Yup. And… more

Nerdist Confessional: The Stuff I’ve Never Seen

Earlier today, Michael J. Nelson of Rifftrax and MST3K fame tweeted this: With no particular effort on my part I’ve managed never to see a single second of any Dr…. more

Hulk Smash, Ponder Meaning Of Life

Hey, do you remember the scene in The Avengers where The Hulk falls to Earth from a great height and crashes (as naked Bruce Banner) into rubble in some old… more

Somebodies: Gotye VJs His Covers

“Somebody That I Used To Know” is one of those rare songs–your hipster molecules tell you not to like it, but you can’t help listening to it when it pops… more

Mary Lynn Rajskub Kicks It With The “4 Points” Crew

Newly-minted Nerdist Podcast Network host Mary Lynn Rajskub is the guest pontificator and Indoor Kid Emily Gordon is in the Nerdist Chair for this week’s 4 Points with Alex Albrecht… more

Course of the Force: The Prequel

Well, we’re just two days away from Course of the Force, the lightsaber relay from Santa Monica to San Diego to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. To prepare, Chris Hardwick visited… more

The Great Fireworks Fail of 2012

Now, THIS is my kind of fireworks show. Unfortunately, it’s pretty much nobody else’s: That’s the result of a massive mishap in San Diego and Coronado, where the annual Big… more

America, Home of The Free to Make Fun of Ourselves

Fireworks, BBQ, and red, white, and blue everything is what will permeate nearly every household of the U.S. on the 4th of July. However, if you were to hear… more

Taking Down the Igloo

You like fireworks. I like watching big arenas and stadia be imploded. But when they can’t be imploded and instead are dismantled piece by piece, what to do? Someone –… more

The Game Continues On “Realm of LARP”

When last we left our LARPers on the Nerdist Channel’s Realm of LARP, they were being ambushed by goblins, which, let’s face it, doesn’t happen much in real life. Will… more

Seth Grahame-Smith Returns To “Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles”

This week on the Nerdist Channel’s Ain’t it Cool with Harry Knowles, author and screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith drops by the basement once again, this time to talk about the upcoming… more

And A Sail Barge Shall Lead “Course of the Force”

Come on, now, what would Course of the Force be without Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge? Oh, yes, we did. Course of the Force, the lightsaber relay from Santa Monica… more

GZA and Neil deGrasse Tyson Are Going to Drop Some Knowledge

A founding member of Wu-Tang Clan, GZA has been dropping beats and knowledge on the masses for a long time. Recently though, he decided to start dropping some book learning… more

Once Upon a Falling Sky: An Interview With Jessy Schram

There is something very satisfying about seeing the girl who plays Cinderella be just as deft at handling an automatic weapon as she is at trying on shoes. Jessy Schram… more