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Low Key Ways to Celebrate May the Fourth

Even the most basic of Star Wars fans knows about 5/4. It’s a holy day among the nerds and geeks who worship The Franchise. A day to don your Jedi robes and appreciate the masterpieces that are episodes 4, 5, 6, and 7…..and begrudgingly tolerate 1, 2, and 3. But what’s an office-bound Padawan to do when May the Fourth falls on a weekday?! Here are some subtle ways to show your Star Wars solidarity when
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Celebrity Deaths - Why We Care So Much

As the internet continually pointed out, 2016 was a rough year in terms of celebrity deaths.  There is no doubt that 2016 claimed the lives of a serious number of iconic celebrities. January started the gruesome movement with the death of one of my favorite artists of all time, the glorious David Bowie – two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his album, Black Star. And that early blow sparked a terrible trend.
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A Game of Thrones Feast to Impress Your Valentine

Quite some time ago I purchased A Feast of Ice & Fire – The Official Companion Cookbook. This book is chock-full of mouth-watering medieval recipes as well as many modern day counterparts that add a little something extra to the traditional dishes. Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer, the brilliant authors of this culinary masterpiece, also spend some pages delving into the basics of a medieval kitchen – such as cooking apparatuses that would be handy
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Gifts for Your Geeky Girlfriend / Boyfriend

Hello again, clueless shoppers! So you’ve won the nerd lottery and your significant other is a fellow geek? Grats! I know that Valentine’s day can sometimes send people into a bit of a stress-induced panic, but that’s why we’re here to help! Below you’ll find our top 5 picks for the special geeky guy or gal in your life! For your Geeky Girlfriend: Solar System Necklace – Some guys promise their lady the moon. Screw
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What's to Come in 2017?

Happy New Year fellow nerds! I’m sure that you’ve missed us like crazy during our brief holiday hiatus. But, don’t fret! We’re back! And we’re back with some new ideas for 2017! I wanted to take a moment to let you all know about some changes  we’ll be making this year. First, expect more frequent content from our Blog Czarina – ya know, me! I’ve got the year pretty well planned out and there are some ideas
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8 Gifts Every Geek Would Love to Get!

Okay folks. Thanksgiving is officially over so America can start to focus on what’s really important: commercialism! As of today there are officially 24-ish shopping days left until Christmas. But that’s okay! Let’s not start rioting in the streets or anything… So, with just under a month left to shop, what do you buy for the nerd that has it all?! Or….the one that won’t actually come out and tell you what they’d like. They
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Nerd Barrage Reviews: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

This is the movie “that shall be watched!” Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ushers Potter fans back to the wondrous world of wizards and witches, and opens the door for new fans to join in on exploring a truly unique magical journey. Seventy years before Harry Potter boarded the Hogwarts Express for his life-changing adventure, a young Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) was landing in New York, not looking for any adventure at all. This awkward,
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Nerd Barrage Reviews: Dr. Strange

If you haven’t yet seen Marvel’s newest comer on the big screen, get thee to a theater! Dr. Strange is a fun and gorgeous experience that sets the stage for the character’s presence in the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For those that are unfamiliar with Stephen Strange and his talents, the good Doctor begins his journey as a renowned neurosurgeon. After a horrific car accident crushes his hands, and his bright future, Strange
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6 Simple Nerdy Costumes for Halloween

The air is getting chilly, darkness is falling a little sooner and basics everywhere are filling your social media feed with posts about Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Fall is officially here! While some stores are already fanning the Christmas fires, we here at Nerd Barrage prefer to embrace the fear and fantasy of autumn’s true gem; Halloween. By now it’s no secret that we’re a little into cosplay (have you seen our unboxing videos?), so our
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