Rest in Peace, General Organa.

M0nday started with a horrible declaration: Carrie Fisher, our beloved Princess and General, passed away. Following complications from a heart attack suffered Dec 23rd, it was announced by a family spokesperson  that she had passed on. In our 1+ years of Nrdly, this is the hardest [...]

Was ist Krampusnacht?

If jolly old St. Nick rewards good children, who punishes the brats? In my native southern Germany (as well as in Austria and other parts of the Alpine region), it's the demon Krampus. When I was a kid, a Sankt Nikolaus parade wasn't complete without a huge, [...]

Nrdly Blood Week: r/NoSleep

We all love to be afraid. No matter how happy we are, or how calm we can be, a rush of adrenaline from riding a roller coaster or going to a haunted house and screaming bloody murder can give anyone a crazy feeling they can't [...]

What’s Up With Nrdly?

Hey Nrd-fam! Geof here with a new blog update. As you may have noticed, we've changed some things around visually, and have added some new regular features. The first, as everyone probably knows by now, is one of our new columns, From the Other Side. [...]

Holonet Buzzfeed: Disney’s Star Wars Land

Holonet Buzzfeed is a brand new segment here at Nrdly, that focuses on all the latest news and facts coming straight from the Galactic Holonet.  If you are like us, we love to keep up with the newest and juiciest details going on in the [...]

Jedi Artifacts: The Black Series Trooper 4 Pack

The newest artifact to be submitted into the archives (a.k.a my action figure shelf) comes to us from Hasbro's Black Series Line.  Now, you all should be very aware that the 6inch Black Series line is definitely my favorite action figure line to collect.  I [...]

Holonet Buzzfeed + Beyond The Stars: In Memory of Tony Dyson

In this segment of Holonet Buzzfeed, we are burdened to say, that a great addition to the original Star Wars team has become one with the force.  Tony Dyson, the man responsible for bringing one of the most sassy and loyal companions in film history [...]

Holonet Buzzfeed: Darth Maul Apprentice Fan Film

If we know anything about Star Wars fans, it's that they sure can be creative when it comes to imitating or recreating the saga.  Wether it's in costume form or through fan films, fans dedicate their time and effort to create amazing love notes to Star Wars.  While [...]

Our fearless leaders were featured on local TV news!!

So it's official: Star Wars is OUT!! Colin and Geof were in line for a full 24 hours, and man...it was brutal. When time got closer, some of our local news channels in Nashville arrived, and the Kirby boys were interviewed! You can check it [...]

Star Wars: A True Story

Star Wars is so much more to me than movies, books, games, toys, collectibles, comics, and conventions. The wonderful thing is it's really all that and more. Much has been said about its profound worldwide influence on filmmaking, modern fiction, merchandising, and culture itself (the Kirbys [...]

“The Force Has Awakened, Can You Feel It?”

Ladies and Gentlemen, It is almost here. Episode seven is within reach. It’s so close, I can almost taste those little blue drinks at the Mos Eisley Cantina. I have been waiting for this day for 11 years, and now, it is two days away. [...]

Star Wars Saves the Day

Imagine this … you’re a six-year-old girl who’s had a bad day. School was hard, and your siblings were annoying. Then your dad comes home from work with a VHS copy of Return of the Jedi that he had rented from either Errol’s Video (or [...]

GMX 2015: All the Best Cosplay

Last weekend Colin, Layne, Tyler, and I went to our local geek con, GMX, and had a freakin BLAST. It was an awesome time full of steampunk, superheroes, tabletop, Destiny, and more. What was TRULY impressive though, was the level of cosplay. Everyone was firing [...]

The Store Is Live!

You may have noticed a new button on the menu bar up top. That's right...the Nrdly Webstore is 100% live!! We've got our limited edition Periodic Tee up there now, and we'll have some sweet new swag in the coming weeks and months.       [...]

Weekly Recap – Star Wars Rebels – S2E2 “Relics of the Old Republic”

  Continuing the story from the previous episode, the Imperials arrive on Seelos under the command of Admiral Konstantine and Agent Kallus to destroy the rebels and the 501st remnant. As promised, Rex gives Ezra information about strategic Republic locations, but Ezra is not dissuaded [...]

GMX con: Day One Recap

The first day of the premier mid-south geek con, GMX, was a whirlwind. Colin, Tyler, and I hit up some awesome panels, led by some incredible people. Some of the high points: -Medieval full contact foam fighting with one of our local LARP realms was [...]

Nrdly Blood Week: SPECIAL HALLOWEEN TREAT!!

Hey Guys! I hope you've been enjoying all of our Blood Week posts this week (I know WE have). Halloween is our favorite holiday around here, and we enjoy spreading our geeky spooky joy to all who wish to receive. In honor of this holiday, [...]

Nrdly Blood Week: Retrospective- Donnie Darko

When you think of Halloween films, images of hockey masks, kitchen knives, and BRAAAAIIIIIINNNNSSS come to mind. Hallucinating,1980’s, emo-before-emo-was-a-thing teenagers with apparent time-traveling capabilities aren’t usually on the list. But that’s exactly what you get when you pop in “Donnie Darko”. Equal parts coming of [...]

Confessions of 34 year old female geek culture nrd

 I’ve been a fan of superheroes, fantasy, comic books and most things that make up geek culture for as long as I can remember. When I was little, I would wake up early in the morning to watch the reruns of The Bionic Woman. I loved seeing what [...]

Nrdly Blood Week: Geof’s Top 5 Horror Films

We’re kicking off our first annual Nrdly Blood Week with a countdown post. It’s no secret I’m the BIG horror guy here at Nrdly HQ. I grew up watching all manner of scary screen gems (and some not-so-gems). For today’s Top 5, I’ll mostly be [...]

We Made It To The Future!

Congratulations! You have made it to the day Marty McFly visited while traveling to the future to save his kids. This is a pretty epic day being celebrated in the best way possible. I will go over the movie itself, Back to the Future Part [...]

Star Wars: Rebels Season 1 Recap

A year ago, Disney XD began airing a great animated series which spans the gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, following the adventures of Ezra Bridger along with the crew of the Ghost as they play their part in the birth [...]

My Life in Geekdom

Hey Guys! Geof here...writing an actual blog post! We've been using the blog for various posts that we didn't quite have a category for lately, but that's gonna change with this post. It's been 2 months since we launched Nrdly, and we've hit some incredible [...]

The Vita is Dead, Long Live Vita

I’ve not made it any secret around Nrdly that I’m the resident PS Vita guy. I love my little “Pocket PS3”, and while I struggle to find time (sometimes) to play, some of my favorite games can be had on the system. I know what [...]

“The Last Witch Hunter” Is Vin Diesel’s D&D Character Brought To Life. Yup.

First off, let me just say this. Whatever you know of Vin Diesel, whatever you may think about him, he is a true nerd. I'm not talking about an action movie star that happens to like LOTR or something, no. He is a legit, comic [...]

The Dark Knight Through the Decades

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NOPE. I’m sorry; I’m not a big fan of the 1960s Batman TV series. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t dislike it per se, but it is certainly my least favorite incarnation of the character and mythos. [...]

Nerd Hindsight: Spaceballs

With all of this hype for Star Wars, surely we can’t forget one of the most iconic spoofs of all time. Spaceballs (1987) was directed, produced, and written by the legendary Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles). Its fun twist on the Star Wars Original Trilogy with [...]

Staff Picks: Indie Comics

When Geof asked me to do an article on my favorite indie comics, he didn’t really have to twist my arm. At all. There’s so many great titles out there right now and with apps such as Comixology, featuring specials weekly, you can even download [...]

Tolkien and Lewis Celebration: My Experience

A couple of weeks ago, I was sent a link by our very own Layne Ihde for the inaugural Tolkien and Lewis Celebration event at Aquinas College, a local Catholic college in Nashville, TN. Now, for someone like me as a gigantic fan of the [...]

Artist Showcase: Lands So Far Away…Yet So Close.

Florent Lebrun is a matte painter from Montreal, Canada. I came across his work when scouring the internet for beautiful desktop wallpapers, and I found it to be particularly haunting. An astronaut in a far away yet familiar place, a ship sailing before the walls [...]

I’ve Always Wanted A Game Like Destiny, Part 1: The Beginning

Look, I'll keep this short and sweet, I'm addicted to Destiny. Well, okay, maybe 'addicted' isn't the right word, I have a strong connection with it. The MMO grinding, alien shooting, Ghost scanning scifi/fantasy roleplaying game has caught me up in a way that no [...]

Collector’s Corner: Star Trek ships

Over here at Nrdly. we're unabashed Star Wars fans, but we fully realize that maybe some of you love that 'galaxy far, far away' AND 'where no man has gone before.' And dare I say it, maybe you like it MORE. That's ok (not really, [...]

SW Action Figure Fantasy Team

Man, I don’t know about you, but Geof’s little early morning jaunt to The Disney Store for Force Friday got me going. I couldn’t help but think about when I was a kid and the hours I spent with SW swag. Now, I didn’t have [...]

My first Love: Star Wars

So...this being the YEAR of Star Wars, and with Force Friday upon us, I have decided to take it upon myself to write something a little more heartfelt about my first love. When I was a kid, I wasn't very well-received by society (like most [...]

Nerd Baby Names: The Good, The Bad, The Damning.

We’re all having kids…Eventually, that is. I don’t planning on having on kids for a long time, but it feels like everyone around me is getting pregnant. Not only that, but it feels like as the years go by, baby names get stranger and stranger. [...]

Star Wars Retrograde

I have kind of a weird story as it concerns me coming into the Star Wars universe. When I was a young kid, we weren’t allowed to go to the theater. We didn’t have HBO. We didn’t own a VCR at the time. My folks [...]

Evie’s Piece: Geeks Will Bring Balance To The Force

I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but there is A LOT to argue about these days. With an election coming up, I don’t see that improving much. The world is so connected. So informed. So “on” all the time. I find myself doing my [...]

Just Can’t Get Enough (Tolkien)

Before we get started here, I just want to say, this piece of news has rocked my world. I am so excited for this release, that I may just pay extra to ship a copy from England so I don't have to wait until October. [...]

Geof’s Geek State of the Union, Pt. 1

Ever since I was a kid, I've always dreamed of doing something like this. Parlaying my passions into some sort of career, be it writing, music, gaming, or something else entirely (at one point it was skateboarding and archaeology). It's amazing and breathtaking for me, [...]

My First Time: A Nerd’s Escape

When I was a kid, I was bullied, beaten, and pushed around and aside from everyone I knew at the time. Like many other kids who were different looking/acting, I wasn't very well received. It started in the third grade, a time when most children [...]

41 Amazing Things About No Man’s Sky

Hey guy! Colin here with some news about possibly my most anticipated game of the year, (Now that The Witcher has released, finally.) No Man's Sky is a brilliant, simple video game about the exploration of the universe. You can fly in space, mine, trade, explore, and [...]

Nintendo does a loot box

The company that kickstarted gaming into the collective hearts of the world, Nintendo, is getting in on the subscription box game with it's own N-box (purported title). It will debut only in the UK, for now, through Nintendo's online store. I was a big fan [...]

“The Mountain” wins Europe’s Strongest Man…AGAIN!

If you're like us here at Nrdly HQ, you're a HUGE fan of Game of Thrones (and the ASOIAF series), and if that's the case, you know ALL about Gregor Clegane, a.k.a The Mountain. The man who embodies the most intimidating man in Westeros,  Hafthor “Thor” [...]

Hot Toys adding improvements on the crazy-pricey Hulkbuster armor

ICYMI: Hot Toys unveiled their awesome $800 Hulkbuster armor collectible (which you can check out here) earlier in the year, with a ridiculously long production time ahead of it. I thought it was pretty epic, albeit a little pricey for a collectible. Well this week, [...]

Just to say thanks

Hey Nrdly faithful!  I just wanted to drop a note and say thanks for ALL the love! We've received some incredible numbers in our first week of existence here on the Internet, and it's all down to everyone here who's been liking, commenting, and sharing. [...]

Thinking Inside The Box: The Subscription Box Trend

Does anyone remember Clark Griswold’s epic holiday meltdown in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation when he received a year-long subscription to the Jelly of the Month Club rather than a traditional bonus?  If you don’t, YouTube, my friends, YouTube. Thankfully, gone are the days of meh-tastic [...]

Swords and Junk: The Most Influential Fantasy Novels Of All Time

So, as you all know I'm a huge fantasy nut. From LOTR and Narnia to The Elder Scrolls and everything in between, I love it. As a kid who group very unpopular and alone most of the time, I began to delve into other worlds [...]

Colin’s Favorites: Video Games

Hey guys, Colin here with a little opinion piece. With all the new games on the horizon this winter like Battlefront, Fallout 4, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, and Call of Duty, I feel like it's a good time to share a few of my favorite games that [...]

Geof’s Favorites: Books

Today's the day I list out some of my favorite books. Now...this isn't a list of "best books of all time" or anything. Just a few of my favorites. I haven't read much new lately, being busy with launching Nrdly and such, but I plan [...]

Morning Listen: J-POP Joy

This morning on the way in to Nrdly HQ, I got a hankerin for some good ole J-pop. I've worn out all my Ayumi Hamasaki, Hikaru Utada, and Gundam Seed playlists, so I thought I'd fire up Apple Music and take a search journey. Low [...]

Who DOESN’T love a little Lying Cat?

So there's this guy on tumblr who's taken Garfield comics, stripped out Garfield himself, and replaced him with Lying Cat from the fantastic Saga series. In a nutshell...it's glorious. Thank you, sir. Thank you. Source

Check this out: Alterna Comics

While everyone else is freakin out Marvel this and DC that, I'm over here just diggin on some creator-owned action. One of my favorite publishers is Alterna Comics. If you don't who these guys are, I pity you. Alterna has some dope stuff: Mother Russia, [...]

Microsoft has actually made something I want more than HoloLens

Okay...maybe not MORE than HoloLens, but dammit...I still want this! It's a foldable keyboard that works with iOS, Android, OS X, and Windows devices. I mean...freakin-A! I know I already have the Logitech Easy-Switch keyboard, but man...talk about awesome portability. Snaps shut with a magnet. [...]

So Nrdly is officially LIVE!

Hey guys- FINALLY the site is LIVE!!! I hope everyone is enjoying what we've put together, and what we'll continue to do through Nrdly. All of us here at Nrdly HQ have some great stuff planned for the future. We'll be constantly updating with new features, [...]

(UPDATED) Opinion: Praise Odin That Hot Topic Lost The “ThinkGeek” War!

So, over the summer I worked at GameStop. I loved my job, the people I worked with an met every day, and it was a fantastic company with great opportunities. Recently, the company bought out ThinkGeek from under Hot Topic's nose. Now, don't get me [...]

Slave I Kicks The Enterprise’s Ass. Sorry “Trek” Fans.

The guys over at Fat Wallet have created the greatest infographic you never knew you needed. They have compared all the greatest spaceships and starships from our world and the glorious realm of science fiction based on G-Force acceleration and Speed of C (Speed faster [...]

HALLO!

Hey guys, Colin's the name. There's not much to say about myself, so I'll keep it short. I'm just a simple 19 year old nerd. I wish I could have a pint with Tolkien himself and run across the rooftops of Paris with the Assassin [...]

WELCOME!!!

            Hey guys- Geof here at Nrdly. Just wanna say how excited we at the Nrdly. Cave are to share this passion project with all of you. We know, from personal experience, how many sites there are that throw geek [...]