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Westfield Comics offers tips for graphic novel gift giving

Christmas is fast-approaching and you still have presents to buy. For the comic book geek on your gift list, try Westfield Comics. Bob Moreau says that graphic novels aren't just all about superheroes and bad guys (also known as Capes and Cowls) anymore. >More
 Give the gift of a useless USB gizmo

Got a geeky cube mate who needs to spruce up his/her workspace? Consider one of these completely useless, but fun, gizmos that plug into a USB slot on your computer. >More
 Video games for couples: Castle Crashers, Scott Pilgrim, and PixelJunk Eden

Guys who like video games: pay attention. If you want to play video games with your girlfriend, but she's not really the gamer type, give these titles a try. One of them just might transform her into the nerd girl of your dreams. >More
 TeslaCon steampunk gathering lifts off in Madison

Walking through the doors of the Madison Radisson, I already knew I was in for a treat. Outside stood a few steampunk enthusiasts, dressed to the nines in their top hats, waistcoats, and brass goggles. >More
 Geeking out to the Rocky Horror episode of Glee at Plan B nightclub

In what might be the perfect pop culture collision of communal viewing, fans of the TV show Glee gathered at the Williamson Street nightclub Plan B on Tuesday night to see an episode devoted to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The event didn't disappoint. >More
 Ideas for Halloween costume shopping in Madison

If you haven't picked out your Halloween costume yet, you still have some time. And if you want to find a geeky costume worthy of Comic Con, some stores around Madison definitely have great options. >More
 Madison tattoo artists offer tips to first-timers

With the school year well underway, social circles are materializing and new students are getting comfortable enough to start taking some fashion risks. Many incoming students will consider getting tattoos to celebrate their independence. Here are some guidelines from a pair of local tattoo artists. >More
 Follow Friday with Deborah Blum: @deborahblum

A Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist who writes about chickens, murder, chemistry and more. Fascinating, fun, intelligent and witty. >More
 TeslaCon will turn Madison Radisson into a steampunk Zeppelin

Imagine you are on a dirigible soaring over Europe. The year is 1880. Tea is being served by butlers carrying silver trays and gentlemen wearing suits and carrying brass telescopes are milling about, talking about an evil mastermind roaming the skies. Later this fall, these dreams will become reality. Sort of. >More
 Follow Friday with Jean Feraca and Joe Hardtke: @HereOnEarthShow

Public radio program about cultures, food, global issues, local people, language, and more. Responsive, smart, friendly, and worth a listen. >More
 Barbara Slate will talk graphic novels with teens and teachers at Wisconsin Book Fest 2010

Teenagers will have the opportunity to create their own graphic novel at a workshop on Saturday, as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival. Barbara Slate, a graphic novel author and illustrator, will show participants how to take their ideas and turn them into readable works of art. >More
 Follow Friday with Jackie Johnson: @MissPronouncer

News-minded woman provides us confused Wisconsin residents with helpful pronunciations, along with quotes, laughs, and journalistic tidbits. >More
 Follow Friday with stand-up comic Alan Talaga: @danpotacke

Jokes and musings with a decidedly Madison focus from Dan Potacke, the talk show host/alter ego of Alan Talaga, a local standup comic. >More
 Charmingly nerdy Wisconsin couple provides dating tips for geeks

Finding that special person can be an intensely personal and sometimes scary process. For many people, meeting someone who shares their interests and appreciates their quirks is difficult, and when some of you're into cosplay or Magic: The Gathering, the pool of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes gets small fairly quickly. >More
 Follow Friday with Nichole Fromm and JM Rasmus: @madisonatoz

Food lovers and/or geeks, rejoice: restaurant reviews with an alphabetical twist. Thoughtful, local, delicious and friendly; always helpful. >More
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