DragonCon 2012 Schedule Now Online; FSM Help Us All

Please Park All Livestock Outside

Our schedule for Labor Day Weekend at DragonCon is now online. It is incomplete, wrong and in desperate need of electroconvulsive therapy. Beyond that, it’s perfect. You can find it here.

Two items of major note: the Fun Fest is taking place Friday night at 8:30pm in the International North Ballroom of the Hyatt. And the recording of Solve This is Sunday at 5:30pm in the Atlanta Ballroom of the Westin featuring the regular cast of maniacs. That recording will mark the first episode of the second series of Solve This.

Looking forward to seeing everybody there.

Superlative Etsy Finds #6: Sunbathing, Porcelain Cups & a Cyclopean Plant


As school starts back up and we all start believing that autumn and cooler weather surely will actually return…someday, life tends to get back into more of a routine for lots of folks. And that sometimes comes with little slices of internet-surfing boredom. So if you find yourself staring at a screen needing to peruse some fun and interesting stuff, head over to Etsy sometime and check out some really fine creations–here are some great ones I recommend you start out with:

First up, because summer is not quite over yet, we have this wonderful Sunbathing illustration from Kelsey Garrity Riley Illustration. Her work is charming and just a bit quirky, which I really enjoy. Kelsey also does custom work, particularly wedding invitations, and more of her illustrations can be found at her personal site.

Headsup: Triumph, War, Humanity & Nerds

There’s a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly…your coin. But, you know, it’s your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.

Chariots of Fire Blu-Ray book
Flowers of War Blu-Ray
Hunter Blu-Ray


The Oatmeal Wants To Help Build A Nikola Tesla Museum

Tesla Museum

And so you may remember a previous post of mine where I told you about The Oatmeal‘s love affair with Nikola Tesla? Yeah, this post.

Well, keeping with what the public knows of his manic, obsessive personality, Matthew Inman has thrown his hat and his considerable internet reach into the ring, to help the Tesla Science Center, a 501(c) 3 non-profit, in their efforts to purchase Tesla’s famous Wardenclyffe Laboratory property–efforts, I might add, which have been in the works for Quite Some Time. Once purchased and protected, the first step at a museum is complete.

All the details can be found at the Oatmeal’s blog post on the subject. And the IndieGogo fundraising page can be found here.

Kickstarter Kthursday #1: Skinnees, Jackets and That Guy

2 Skinnee Js

What is Kickstarter Kthursday? Well, having recently wrapped up my first Kickstarter, I realize the addictive and awesome crowdfunding power that the service conveys. And I wanted to be able to help others realize awesome dreams that, admittedly, I want to see happen because their ideas are pretty badass. And obviously, there is no day of the week that starts with a K. So we’ve borrowed from Ectoplasmosis’ Cthulhu Cthursday, we’ve decided that sticking consonants onto days where they don’t belong is sometimes necessary.

So let’s begin, shall we?

A Visit To “My Milk Toof”

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My Milk Teef: ickle and Lardee

Say hello to ickle (L) and Lardee (R)

We at Needcoffee like to point out fellow content creators that fill the Internet with more than just mail order pharmacies, mail order diplomas, and mail order Russian brides (although Russian brides that came with a diploma…that’s an untapped market). In the past, I have thrown at you alien invaders from Mercury, sci-fi janitors, and Isabella Rossellini curating artistic animal erotica.

Now, I am going to tell you about teeth. Specifically two milk teeth.