We all love shopping online –– it’s definitely a guilty pleasure for Pfeff-Bot –– but when our holiday gift list keeps getting longer, the idea of searching for each individual gift can be daunting. Here at Geeks of Doom we’ve made it easy by curating some of our top picks that will make the perfect gifts for your loved ones…or you! And husband-wife team Pfeff-Bot and Maximus Prime have had quite a fun time in the process (we might end up buying most of these for ourselves or each other”¦)!
Check out our Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2019: Specialty Items below for thrills and inspiration!
The end of the year — and the decade! — is coming and with it is the holiday gift-giving season. And as we always say, books make a wonderful present for all your gift recipients! This year sees many selections to choose from for fans of properties like Star Wars, Star Trek, Dungeons & Dragons, Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones, and Stranger Things, with some very intriguing themed cookbooks, storybooks for the youngsters, and memoirs, as well as titles by authors like Jonathan Maberry, Seth Grahame-Smith, Dave Hill, and Greg Cox, along with reissued illustrated classics.
Check out here below our Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2019 for Books, eBooks, and Audiobooks for our favorite holiday gift picks for the readers in your life.
The Magicians: Alice’s Story Based on the novel The Magicians by Lev Grossman Hardcover
Written by Lilah Sturges
Art by Pius Bak
Colors by Dan Jackson
Letters by Mike Fiorentino
Cover by Scott Newman
Publisher: Archaia Entertainment
Release Date: July 16, 2019
Before I dive into the review of The Magicians: Alice’s Story, I would like to give you a bit of the history of the source material. I was a store manager for a Waldenbooks, but little did I realize how close to the end that company was. In those days we got ARCs (advance reader copies) of virtually everything and let me tell you, that is no small perk. So when an ARC came in that was touted as an adult Harry Potter-esque book about a magical college, I was intrigued. I have some vague memories of starting it during a lunch break and being swept away by the realism of it all. Lev Grossman‘s book grabbed me by the throat and refused to let go. The book became a trilogy, then later a SyFy series that is spectacular in its own way. So yeah, this graphic novel only adds one more dimension to an already breathtaking franchise. Allow me to elaborate!
Audible presented an immersive experience for the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter at this year’s New York Comic-Con. The entire Harry Potter Pensieve Experience is narrated by the incredibly talented Jim Dale, and begins before even entering the enclosed NYCC booth. While waiting in line, the voice of Dumbledore can be heard explaining the Pensieve to Harry. Just before entering, fans choose a vial based on one of six characters – Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, Snape, or Voldemort – to be placed into the Pensieve inside. Once a character’s vial is chosen, it’s time to begin the experience.
The Harry Potter fan film Voldemort: Origins of the Heir has been released online for all to watch.
The crowdfunded fan film runs an impressive 53 minutes long, and was made with Warner Bros.’ blessing so long as they agreed to release it for free. And what a release it’s been. The movie was shared just a couple of days ago and is already well on its way to six million views.
You can read more about Voldemort: Origins of the Heir and watch the movie below.