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Geek Made: Squirt-gun robot, electromagnetic fish tank and more from Mini Maker Faire

The makers were out in force this weekend at Seattle Center, sharing their squirt-gun-shooting robots, laser-cut dollhouses, and the crazy powers of Microsoft Kinect at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire. The rise of Make magazine has helped to fuel the trend, and DIY clubs around Seattle have been growing steadily over the past five years. It’s… Read More

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Photo Gallery: The Heroines of Sakura-Con

On the first warm weekend of Spring, more than 14,000 costumed characters flooded the Convention Center in Seattle for Sakura-Con, the biggest Japanese anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. There was plenty to do including karaoke, cosplay contests, games and dance parties. While the action was going on inside, I couldn’t take my eyes of… Read More

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Where’s your #geekspace? Show us your work zone

I am fascinated by our connected culture, watching the way communities grow and change online.  As a photographer with a background in sociology, one of my favorite ways of soaking up cultural and visual information is on the Instagram photo sharing platform. Amazing clusters of inspiring photos have sprung up from Instagram in the form of hashtags, one… Read More

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On the scene at GeekGirlCon

Editor’s Note: Hundreds of people attended Day 1 of the inaugural GeekGirlCon at Seattle Center yesterday — sitting in on panels, learning crafts, showing off their best cosplay, playing games, meeting new people, and celebrating women and geek culture. Here’s a gallery of photos by GeekWire photographer Annie Laurie Malarkey, and video of the day… Read More

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PAX Gallery: The characters of Penny Arcade Expo 2011

Editor’s Note: The annual Penny Arcade Expo, better known as PAX, is in full swing this weekend in downtown Seattle — attracting an estimated 80,000 gaming fans from around the country for all-night gaming marathons, concerts, panels about favorite game franchises, a gigantic expo hall offering sneak peeks of upcoming games and, of course, plenty… Read More

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Photo Gallery: 50 Amazing Characters from Sakura-Con

As I strolled through Sakura-Con at the Convention Center in Seattle on Saturday I was suddenly transformed into another dimension of anime enthusiasts, comic book heroes, and video game villains. The sun was shining and Freeway Park was filled with choreographed dancing, singing, laughing and plenty of picture taking. Lisa Weeks, who has been attending the… Read More