Celebrate The Last Jedi with a New Star Wars Collection from Her Universe

As I’m sure everyone in the known universe is aware, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is here! I’ve been waiting for this day since details of the movie were first announced. This movie will be incredibly bittersweet since we’ve lost our beloved General Leia, but I know it’s also going to be amazing in a way words can’t describe. One of my favorite parts of going to see any of the new Star Wars films in theaters, aside from the movie watching itself, is figuring out my movie premiere outfit. While my fellow Star Wars loving ladies may not have had many options to dress up for the original trilogy premieres, we’re lucky enough to now have Her Universe. Not only do they carry everything a nerd girl could dream of to wear, but they just released their latest Star Wars collection and it is on point!

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About Her Universe

Perfect for fangirls everywhere, Her Universe offers clothing in a wide variety of fandoms for all females, regardless of size.

Her Universe, the groundbreaking fangirl fashion company and lifestyle brand, is the vision of Ashley Eckstein, actress, entrepreneur and voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Ashley has been widely recognized as a business woman, Fangirl trendsetter and leading voice for female fandom. Founded in 2010, Ashley launched Her Universe with the mission to create stylish, fashion-forward merchandise for female sci-fi fans. Her Universe is a place for fangirls to step into the spotlight and be heard, recognized and rewarded.

Not only are their clothes fashion-forward, but the quality is excellent and the pieces are designed in a way that managed to make all body types look great. As a plus-size female it’s refreshing to be able to find nerdy, stylish clothes that I can actually wear and feel comfortable Nerding Out in. I know I would have next to no fandom wear if it wasn’t for Her Universe carrying larger sizes.


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Slay all day in this Captain Phasma Bomber Jacket


Her Universe New Star Wars Collection

Released just in time for the newest film, The Last Jedi, everything about the new Star Wars collection from Her Universe screams Star Wars perfection while managing to find versatility within each piece. The attention to detail on all of the pieces completely blows me away. So many of the clothing pieces can be dressed up or down and they’re all a great way to show off your love of Star Wars during any occasion, be it a fun party, running errands, or while watching the new movie in theaters. From t-shirts, vests, jackets, dresses, and more, this collection has you covered for all of your Star Wars fashion needs.


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How cozy does this Chewbacca vest look?



I definitely had a major fangirl moment when this collection was released and now you can, too. We’ve partnered up with the nerd-tastic team at Her Universe to bring you a giveaway that’s out of this world. We are offering one Captain Phasma Bomber Jacket and one Chewbacca Vest for giveaway. That means there will be very lucky 2 winners. Enter below and may the Force be with you!

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Survive the Apocalypse with the Official The Walking Dead Cookbook

Now that The Walking Dead is back (and with Halloween just around the corner), I have zombie apocalypse on the brain. We’ve all seen zombie preparedness guides and after 7 seasons of watching Rick do his thing, I like to think I could get by. Rick and the gang have really shown us how to make it work with scavenging limited resources, finding weapons, and even having a green thumb through gardening. It’s hard to remember everything from seasons past, but now that I have the official The Walking Dead cookbook, I have all of those resources in one handy book.

The Walking Dead Cookbook and Survival Guide

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When I was offered a copy of The Walking Dead cookbook to review, I jumped at the opportunity because this is more than just a cookbook, but a survival guide as well.

Season after season, The Walking Dead has been enthralling fans, drawing millions of viewers, and consistently breaking viewership records. Approaching its eighth season, the pop culture phenomenon has been the number one show on cable for five consecutive years and is the most watched series in cable television history.

From people foraging to fuel up for survival to buying allegiance with cookies, there’s no doubt that food plays an integral role in the series. With the dying need for these recipes, Insight Editions is pleased to announce the publication of The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide, offering unique recipes and survival tips inspired by AMC’s hit series.

The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide details the skills and recipes anyone would need to survive (while trying to avoid being eaten!) during an unexpected walker apocalypse. The cookbook features more than sixty mouthwatering recipes for breakfast, dinner, drinks, and even dessert, including iconic meals inspired by those featured on the show, such as Carl’s Chocolate Pudding, Carol Peletier’s Cookies, and Daryl Dixon’s Deer Stew.

The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide also contains vital information on foraging, hunting wild game, and cooking outdoors to help make the transition into any emergency scenario slightly less terrifying.

The Survival Guide

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The first chapter of the book, Food Survival Basics, has every tip you could think of for surviving any type of situation, be it a zombie apocalypse or some other emergency scenario. For starters, there’s a list of basic essentials you should always have in your home as well as how to come up with a game plan in case things go south quickly. This section also tells you how to find and treat water, build a fire, forage for food, hunting basics, and more. This chapter alone is something everyone should read.

The Cookbook

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The Walking Dead cookbook has 5 chapters all devoted to food. There’s a chapter dedicated to breakfast, main course, sweep treats, beverages and libations, and preserved foods. The photography on the food is amazing – everything, despite using relatively simple ingredients and preparation all looks delicious. The one thing I was hoping to find, and was not disappointed, was Carol’s beet and acorn cookies. That moment in the show was a turning point for me with Carol. It was when we really see that she knows exactly what she’s doing and how to get people to think what she wanted.

I cannot recommend The Walking Dead The Official Cookbook  and Survival Guide enough. It’s not only full of amazing looking recipes, but it’s got plenty of practical information in it, too. This would make an excellent gift for any The Walking Dead fan.


We at Nerd Out have a special giveaway for you. To celebrate the release of The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide and the premier of The Walking Dead season 8, we’re giving away a Funko Pop! of the very badass, Carol Peletier. Open to US and UK.

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Cheers to SDCC at Heroes Brew Fest

Have no fear, beer is here! Grab a beer and give a cheer to San Diego Comic Con at this years Heroes Brew Fest. I can’t think of a better way to unwind after waiting in lines and sitting in panels all day than to grab a beer, listen to Kristian Nairn (Hodor) DJ, and relax – and you can have all of that and more at Heroes Brew Fest.

Heroes Brew Fest

Don’t miss out on the 5th Annual Heroes Brew Fest featuring beer, art, tech, music, and more on Saturday, July 22nd at Waterfront Park in San Diego!

Just steps away from the Convention Center, this year’s event will feature celebrity DJ Kristian Nairn aka Hodor from Game Of Thrones! Don’t miss live comic book artists such as the talented Lord Mesa, and custom augmented reality set pieces designed by world renowned art exhibitor, Sutu. With EyeJack App, attendees will be able to watch the art come to life before their eyes!

Heroes Brew Fest is also bringing back the infamous costume contest! Attendees will have a chance to win in categories such as Best Group, Best Look-A-Like and Best Superhero or Villain! Prizes will range from gift cards to unique, custom art pieces. Entries are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.

Heroes Brew Fest

Heroes purchasing a General Admission ticket will have their choice of an impressive selection of craft beers for purchase from 4pm-8pm. An upgraded ticket is also available for a special 2-hour unlimited tasting event from 2pm-4pm that will feature over 50 types of beer from a wide variety of the nation’s top breweries! Purchase the Superhero VIP ticket to get unlimited beers during the entire event (2pm-8pm)!

This is the event you need to be at on the biggest comic weekend of the year! Tickets are limited & will be gone in a FLASH! Get your’s today at heroesbrewfest.com and we’ll see you on July 22!

Where:  Waterfront Park – 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, California 92101

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 2pm – 8pm

Tickets:  http://heroesbrewfest.com Starting at $20

The Nerd Out Giveaway

We at Nerd Out have a very special giveaway. We’re offering a pair of general admission tickets to Heroes Brew Fest.

Enter here…

BONUS: A 10% discount! Use the code NERDOUT at the end of checkout when placing orders on the official site.

Game Masters: The Exhibition – Gamer Fun for SDCC

If you’re looking for a cool event that gets you away from the craziness of San Diego Comic Con, then look no further. From now through January, Fleet Science Center is featuring their newest and nerdiest exhibit yet – Game Masters: The Exhibition. Featuring awesome games, events, and more, this is something to visit more than once.

Game Masters: The Exhibition

Game Masters: The Exhibition showcases the world’s best video game designers, from the arcade era to today’s console and online games. And with 100+ playable games, it’s game on! (No quarters needed.)

The work of more than 30 designers who have made a significant impact in the field is explored through rare concept artwork, newly commissioned interviews and interactive digital displays. This is the first large-scale exhibition to take visitors behind the scenes of how video games are made as well as spotlighting the people who actually make them. From favorites like The Sims and Minecraft to the immersive experiences of World of Warcraft, this is a landmark collection of the most popular video games on the planet, as well as independent games with a cult-like following.

Game Masters is an exhibition developed by ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image). It makes its California premiere at the Fleet Science Center, and will be open July 1, 2017, through January 15, 2018.

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Photo from Fleet Science Center

Game Masters Events

Video Games to the Rescue!

On the third Thursday of every month the Fleet invites local scientists, researchers and engineers to talk about how video game technology is helping them find imaginative solutions to the world’s challenges. Scheduled speakers include Professor Kuester, Dr. Leanne Chukoskie and Dr. Nadir Weibel. Learn more.

Power-Up! Inside Video Games

On select Thursdays each month through September, get the inside scoop on video games, from the way they’re developed to becoming a pro player, straight from insiders. Scheduled speakers include the game development team from The Behemoth, John Smedley from Amazon Game Studios and the game development team from Daybreak. Learn more.

Late Night Gaming

Are you a player? We’ve got your games! Join us on Friday, November 10, for a fun night of gaming in our new exhibition, Game Masters! You can play 100+ games, enjoy gaming on the Dome screen in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, plus participate in an all-night tournament! Learn more.

Where:  Fleet Science Center 1875 El Prado Balboa Park San Diego, CA 92101

When: July 1, 2017, through January 15, 2018 with special events on certain dates

Tickets:  http://www.rhfleet.org/visit/hours-admission

The Nerd Out Giveaway

We at Nerd Out have a very special giveaway. We’re offering 10 pairs of tickets to visit Fleet Science Center and check out Game Masters: The Exhibition.

Enter here…

Pirate Con Invades Downtown During SDCC

The pirates are coming! If you’re looking for the chance to party like a pirate, then do we have the event for you. This year for San Diego Comic Con, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is hosting their very own Pirate Con.

Pirate Con 2017

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is hosting a new pirate themed party called Pirate Con for adults ages 21 and up

Costume contests and prizes, games, live music, photo booth pictures, dancing and general piratical behavior.

Party will be held on the Star of India, which is known to be haunted, from 8pm-midnight. Guests are encouraged to wear their finest pirate attire for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Games will be played throughout the evening for opportunities to grab some pirate treasure.

TICKET INCLUDES: First 200 guests will receive a Funko Pop Barbossa collectible. All guests receive one drink ticket, and appetizers. Live band and costume contest with prizes also. TICKETS: $40 online or at the door.

Pirate Con

About the Maritime Museum of San Diego

The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship Star of India. Our collection of ships and exhibits are available for daily public tours. One of the best things to do in San Diego!

Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego – 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, California 92101

Transportation will be provided at no charge to SDCC attendees by presenting their conference credential. Service provided by AALL IN LIMO.

When: Friday, July 21, 2017 from 8pm – 12am

Tickets:  https://sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events-seasonal/pirate-con/

The Nerd Out Giveaway

We at Nerd Out have a very special giveaway. We’re offering a pair of tickets to attend Pirate Con on the Star of India ship.

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Marked Men – Pirates are Crossing the Narrow Sea at SDCC

Pirates are crossing the narrow sea this year at San Diego Comic Con. The best part is, they’re doing it with a Game of Thrones twist. Come join the ultimate GoT party during SDCC Marked Men 7: Game of Thrones.

Marked Men 7: Game of Thrones

Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen is finally crossing the narrow sea! She has commissioned a pirate to take her and her queen’s guard secretly across the south part of the sea – a pirate by the name of Captain Jack Sparrow! The other great houses of Westeros will soon be sailing out to meet Daenerys Targaryen and her magnificent army, and the battle will be epic!

Whether you swear fealty to house Targaryen, Greyjoy, Lannister, Baratheon, Stark, Martell or Tyrell, or perhaps another great house, it will be of the utmost importance that you should show your house pride! If none of those houses interest you, and you fancy yourself to be a pirate, Jack’s crew will also need all the support they can get in the fight!

There’s more than just pirates. Check out DJ Joffrey, sword fight stunt show, Melisandre fire dancing, costume contest, and more. Come celebrate with us for an evening of fun and entertainment!

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Photo by Marked Men

Daenerys’ Court VIP Ticket

You will definitely not be disappointed if you upgrade your ticket to VIP where you get:

~The Famous Captains Quarters~

Which is filled with full screen used props from:
Pirates of the Caribbean but Hook, Man At Arms & Game Of Thrones!

~Pirates Feast of Food!!! ~

Professionally catered food!! Non-stop, piping hot, constantly rotated in, full food courses: turkey legs, cheeses, and desserts!

~Red Priest Fortune Telling Room~

Come into his dark, candle-lit domain as the lord of light tells you your future in the flames!!

~Upper Deck VIP Area~

With your own private bar*!
*NOT OPEN BAR…bloody pirates.

Where:  Star of India Pirate Ship 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 8pm-1am

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marked-men-7-game-of-thron…

The Nerd Out Giveaway

We at Nerd Out have a very special giveaway. We’re offering a pair of tickets to attend Marked Men 7.

Enter here…

Rave of Thrones – The SDCC Event to Rave About

There is always one event during San Diego Comic Con that you tell everyone about. One event you ‘rave’ about dare I say. That event is Rave of Thrones at the Omnia! It’s Kristian Nairn’s (aka Hodor) DJ set featuring a Game of Thrones theme. This is THE event to be at when attending SDCC this year.

Rave of Thrones

Returning for his 2nd OMNIA San Diego show, Kristian Nairn brings ‘Rave of Thrones’ to kick off Comic-Con Weekend! This will be an epic event like no other so be sure to hold the door. Tickets are on sale now and range from $20 for a general admission ticket to $50 for a VIP Bar Card Package, which includes a $50 gift card to the bar.

About Kristian Nairn

“Transitioning from the stage to the screen, Nairn was voted one of the most memorable guests of Channel 4‘s The Salon and was consequently used in promoting the show’s following season. Nairn’s most notable role to date, however, takes the role of the fan favourite character Hodor in HBO’s series Game of Thrones based off of George R.R. Martin’s New York Times best selling novels.

During his free time, Nairn remains a loyal sci-fi and fantasy fan dabbling in not only his on-screen role of Hodor, but also finding himself on the [small] small screen via Blizzard’s award winning game, World of Warcraft. Look for him online, behind his DJ booth or on set shooting Game of Thrones.”

Where: Omnia Nightclub 454 6th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

When: Thursday, July 20 at 9PM

Tickets: Available here, prices vary.

The Nerd Out Giveaway

We at Nerd Out have a very special giveaway. We’re offering a pair of tickets to attend Kristian Niarn’s Rave of Thrones at Omnia.

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BONUS: A 20% discount! Use the code RaveAtOMNIA at the end of checkout when placing orders on the official site.

SDCC Musicals You Don’t Want to Miss from Turning Tydes Theatre

One would not normally think ‘musicals’ when prepping for Comic Con. Yet, with the growing numbers of events outside of the convention you discover some new and cool stuff like musicals. This is where Turning Tydes enters the pictures with their two nerdy themed musicals happening at SDCC this year.

Turning Tydes Theatre

Turning Tydes Theatre is a small, San Diego based, start-up theatre company, “Turning mainstream on its side”.  They’ve produced two brilliant shows that you’re able to catch doing SDCC: Into the Walker Woods and The Phantom of the Empire: Return of the Opera.

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Into the Walker Woods

From the writers and producers that brought you The Phantom of the Empire  –  Into the Walker Woods is the clever new mash-up of Sondheim’s prolific musical, Into the Woods and TV’s #1 TV Show, The Walking Dead! Featuring songs such as “Sanity, Suffering, Gore”, “There Are Walkers All Around”, and “Hello, Zombie Girl”, this Fringe Award-Winning show is sure to entertain. We’re slapping five and a half seasons into an hour long musical, so come prepared for lurching zombies, gratuitous southern accents, and a whole lot of death! We may be going “into the woods”, but we sure aren’t going to granny’s…

The Phantom of the Empire: Return of the Opera

A long time ago, in an OPERA HOUSE far, far away…yeah, you read that right! Get ready for this epic mash- up of the harrowing ORIGINAL STAR WARS TRILOGY, told through the beloved music of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! Featuring songs such as “Rescue Me”, “Galactic Cowboy”, and “We Can’t Aim”, you won’t want to miss this Fringe Festival Award-Winning show. Grab your lightsabers and meet us at the Opera House!

Where:  The Geoffrey Off Broadway, 923 1st Ave San Diego, CA 92101 (Part of Spreckles Theatre Building, next to taping for Conan O’Brien)

When: Daily performances of each one-hour long parody July 20-23

Tickets:  http://www.turningtydes.org/tickets 

Single-Show: $16
Double-Feature: $27

The Nerd Out Giveaway

We at Nerd Out have a very special giveaway. We’re offering a pair of Double-Feature tickets to see both Into the Walker Woods and The Phantom of the Empire: Return of the Opera.

Enter here…

BONUS: A 15% discount! Use the code WFGD25GZ at the end of checkout when placing orders on the official site.