Being self-quarantined at home until this situation deflates can be pretty boring. Luckily, there’s no shortage of options to choose from if you, like most New Yorkers, love pop culture. Here are 3 cool things you should definitely check out to geek you up!
Reading comic books, playing online games with your friends, scratching movies from the to-do list, binge-watching the trendiest superhero shows…there are so many options for pop culture fans these days that it might be even stressing to figure out what to do now that we have to spend more time at home than ever. That’s why we’ve come up with 3 cool things to keep you entertained at home like the proud geek you are!
Catch Up with The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Series
Something definitely changed in our world the day we met Leonard, Sheldon, and their lovable, socially awkward friends. The Big Bang Theory blasted outdated misconceptions with an unexpected set of characters that proved to the world that nerds are not only passionate about their hobbies, but extremely fun and cool too. About time, right? Either you relate with the theoretical physicists (ok, AND engineers) quirks or play on their patient girlfriends’ team, it’s impossible to not fall in love with all of them.
We are personally big fans of the show, and are using this quarantine as an opportunity to watch it again. While my significant other is a complete and utter geek, I play more on the side of the very supportive ladies who find themselves marrying into the geekdom. Also, I personally admire Mayim Bialik, who plays Amy Farrah Fowler, a brilliant scientist and Sheldon Cooper’s heartthrob. A neuroscientist in real life, she is a big advocate of getting more girls interested the STEAM fields.
If you haven’t watched its 12 hilarious seasons yet, or you simply miss the Pasadena crew, now it’s the perfect time to bring them home. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Series is now available, and as devoted fans of this amazing show we highly recommend it for a watch party over Zoom with your friends.
If you are looking for the commercial-free options (because, let’s face it, there is nothing more irritating during a pandemic than the constant ad breaks when all you want to do is have a bit of fun after a looong day), you can buy it as a Digital download, or get a physical copy on Blu-ray and DVD with extra features. All seasons are also available to own at all major digital retailers, including iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Prime, and GooglePlay.
And what will we do once we finish all twelve seasons, you ask? Well, we’ll devote our time to the Young Sheldon, of course!
Collect Exclusive Merchandise with Lootcrate
One of the best friends a geek can have, Lootcrate has been delivering awesome geek stuff (from Spiderman socks and Space Invaders hoodies to exclusive Back to the Future figurines and Goonies T-shirts) to our homes since 2012. Every month, you get an assortment of cool items from some of the most famous and beloved pop culture franchises ever. The thing is, you don’t know what you’ll find in your box until you get your hands on it…your only clue is the theme!
The Dystopia edition, for example, featured stuff from Robocop, The Matrix, Fallout, and Terminator, while the Kingdom theme focused on sagas like The Legend of Zelda and Adventure Time instead. It’s even possible to select specific brands (Marvel, My Hero Academia, Universal Monsters) or gear (Lootwear) for a more personalized subscription experience.
To subscribe and for more information, you can visit www.lootcrate.com.
Embrace your Bookworm Side at BookCon
Think that you’ll miss this year’s conventions due to COVID-19? Think again! Even if New York’s main gatherings are going to be out of limits for a while for obvious reasons, many of them are offering online alternatives to let you take part in them. Reedpop events are not an exception, recently announcing that BookExpo and BookCon will go completely virtual with new names: BookExpo Online 2020 and BookConline 2020.
Both events will take place from May 26-31, and the best part is that all of their activities will be free of charge and open to the general public!
BookExpo Online 2020 will allow attendees to be part of Children’s & Adult’s Book & Author Dinners, Buzz Book panels and spotlights on new graphic novels, as well as curated content for librarians. BookConline 2020, on the other hand, will offer fans a virtual gathering place to interact with their favorite authors and publishers. The two-day event will feature a full slate of Q&As and panel discussions with nearly 100 authors, including Cassandra Clare, Zoraida Cordova, Jenny Han, Judy Blume, Jodi Picoult, Nic Stone, Meg Nocero, and Angie Thomas.
Do you have any geek plans to enjoy during the quarantine? Please leave a comment and share them with us!