61 posts tagged Seattle
61 posts tagged Seattle
"Olive Oyl and Popeye prove that it’s okay to cosplay at any age."
[via Super Punch]
We had a blast at the first day of Emerald City Comic Con. We brought Mr. Bacon and Bigfoot for photo ops and we’re giving away FREE stickers. As you can see, even Spider-Man couldn’t resist taking a picture with Sasquatch.
Also, we couldn’t resist posting some of our favorite costumes. The Vision and Scarlet Witch are wearing the costumes we wish were in the next Avengers movie. But, our absolute favorite of the day is the Joker/Harley Quinn mashup with The Big Lebowski. Why so, like, serious, man?
If you’re going to Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, be sure and stop by the Archie McPhee booth. You can get your picture taken with Bigfoot AND get a free “I Saw Bigfoot at Archie McPhee” sticker. Not only that, but we also have totally awesome Geyser of Awesome stickers available for you guys! We love you so much and want you to have these stickers. So, stop by, take a picture, buy a Unicorn Horn and grab some stickers!
We’re in booth 2812 on the 3rd floor. Can’t wait to meet you.
If you aren’t in Seattle, which most of you aren’t, stay tuned. We’ll be mailing some stickers out in the near future.
Every year the awesome Archie McPhee store staff dress in different costumes each day for an entire week leading up to Halloween. Beginning with the Jeff as the Grumpy Cat and ending with Shana as a truly disturbing ventriloquist’s dummy, these photos are some of our favourites.
Be sure to check out Archie McPhee on Instagram to see them all.
Last Saturday, Oct. 18th, David George Gordon, The Bug Chef and author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, paid a visit to the Archie McPhee store for an afternoon cooking demonstration. Brave Seattleites were invited to take a taste-test and experience the flavours and textures of Chef Gordon’s creepy-crawly cuisine.
Grasshopper Kabobs were served along with “Niblets & Cricklets” (what Chef Gordon calls cups of crickets and corn), Sonoran Desert scorpions in Scorpion Scaloppini, and Deep Fried Tarantulas. The Bug Chef says that fried tarantula is one of his tastiest dishes. You just have to remember to singe off all their little hairs before battering and frying them.
So, who’s hungry?
Click here to watch a brief video of the event. The reactions on the faces of our customers as they eat the bug dishes are priceless.
It’s Creepy Treats Day on Geyser of Awesome!
If you’re in Seattle on Saturday, October 19th, stop by the Archie McPhee store. We’re hosting an appearance by the one and only David George Gordon, The Bug Chef and author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook. Join us in Wallingford for a bug cooking demonstration from 12pm to 3pm. Who knows what sorts of creepy crawlies Chef Gordon will use to work his culinary wizardry. Come on over to find out and maybe even participate in a taste-test. There may be deep-fried tarantula legs, but we can’t promise anything.
Archie McPhee has a colourful, 30-year-long history of fantastic staff Halloween costumes. This pair of Eraserhead costumes, with Steve dressed as Henry Spencer and Shana as the haunting Lady in the Radiator, has always been one of our all-time favourites. What’s more, they walked around in character like this nearly all day long. It was very creepy and completely awesome.
Seattle-based artist Dan Corson created this awesome interactive, solar-powered art installation entitled Sonic Bloom. It was commissioned by the Pacific Science Center along with support from Seattle City Light’s Green Up Program. The installation is situated outside the Pacific Science Center, which is on the grounds of Seattle Center, the city’s park, arts, and entertainment center originally constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair.
Sonic Bloom consists of five giant, colourful, solar-powered flowers which absorb the sun’s energy during the day and are illuminated by it at night via patterned LED lighting.
"Sensors located in each flower are triggered by people’s movement, as the 40’ high by 20’ wide super-sized flowers set off a chorus of interactive harmonic tones. Each flower has its own distinctive set of notes, simulating a singing chorus. Engaging the public it is possible to compose and conduct music together, or just by walking through to randomly set off a harmonic sequence. the interactive choral sound component works both day and night providing a dynamic and ever-changing sonic landscape."
The top of each flower has also been mounted with 46 locally-made photovoltaic cells that collect solar energy which is then fed back into the city’s electrical grid. “This sustainable feature completely offsets the energy-efficient LED lighting and speaker electrical consumption for the project.”
When a ground pork robot faces off against a ground beef robot, who will emerge victorious? We aren’t sure, but we’re guessing the leftovers will be delicious either way.
[via Obvious Winner]