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May Birthday Giveaway: World of Geekcraft

World of Geekcraft book cover

Today is a bit of synchronicity, my month of giveaways coincided with the blog book tour for World of Geekcraft, Step-by-Step Instructions for 25 Super-Cool Craft Projects. The author is Susan Beal, a super cool lady who writes for Craft, Stitch, ReadyMade, CraftStylish,, has her own site at West Coast Crafty and whose many books have appeared on my site before (most recently see Modern Log Cabin Quilting). But more importantly she is one of those people whom I’ve known online (and in person) forever, very close to a decade. To learn more about the World of Geekcraft book check out the blog and you can find PDF instructions and templates for the Pow! Zap! Magnets right here. The book tour is headed over to House on Hill Road and Public School tomorrow, go and visit.

If you’d like to win a copy of World of Geekcraft please leave a comment with this post. You’ve got until Friday, May 13th at 10 a.m. PST to enter, the fine print applies. If you’d like something to mention answer this question: What was your favorite geeky tv show or movie when you were a kid? Me? I’m gonna have to go with Buck Rogers. Alright, good luck! Closed! Thanks for entering!

· comments [300] · 05-12-2011 · categories:books · craft ·

300 responses so far ↓

  • 1 M // May 12, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Favorite TV show (geeky or otherwise) as a kid: Square One

    I wish it was available on DVD. *sigh*

  • 2 Tasha // May 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    No TV as a kid. How geeky is that? But as a “tween” ST:NG was a favourite

  • 3 Jaclyn // May 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    This would be such an awesome book to have!

  • 4 Sara // May 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Love this week!

  • 5 Tiffany // May 12, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I’m going to go with Small Wonder (she’s a smaaaaall wonder). Not sure if it counts as geeky, but man, having a sister robot would’ve been so cool.

  • 6 Bubbles // May 12, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    As a kid… hmmm… Star Trek: Next Generation was on when I was fairly young. Space Cases, with a young Jewel Staite playing the engineer, was also a good one. Oh Wonder Woman, of course. And since I’ve seen other people mention it, I will now be humming the 3-2-1 Contact theme for the rest of the night.
    Oh! And Bill Nye and Beekman’s World!

  • 7 erika // May 12, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Reading all of the comments made me remember so many of the shows I used to watch! I personally loved Out of this World. I wanted to be able to freeze time like she did so very badly!

  • 8 Beth // May 12, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Land of the Lost! Ark 2…

  • 9 Sabrina // May 12, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Lost in Space! How cool was that show!?

  • 10 // May 12, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    well the geek runs deep in me…favorite tv shows growing up…Wonder Woman, Bionic Woman, Buck Rodgers, Isis/Shazam, Planet of the Apes (yes it was a tv show too) and Star Trek the animated series. so glad they are all available on dvd now.

  • 11 Beth Rang // May 12, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I had a major crush on Buck Rogers and I’m not sure if this counts as geeky but I LOVED Bosom Buddies. What’s not geeky about a crossdressing Tom Hanks?

  • 12 JenM // May 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Battlestar Galactica and the japanese cartoon Star Blazers. Ohh…. I had a crush on Derek Wildstar.

  • 13 V // May 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Is Voltron geeky enough? Because I LOVED that show so much!

  • 14 Ella // May 12, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Bill Nye the Science Guy – I could probably still sing the theme song…

  • 15 Sheri // May 12, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I grew up watching Star Trek with my dad :)

  • 16 Stephanie Cirar // May 12, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I have to say the Batman series with Adam West, till the Star Wars movies came along. Plus the Spiderman and Johnny Quest cartoons!

  • 17 Michelle // May 12, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    My geekiest TV show was Welcome Back Kotter, and here’s why:
    1. WBK was on television from 1975-1979.
    2. I watched re-runs of it on Nick at Nite when I was about 9 or 10 — like, 1994ish
    3. Because I was the new kid in school, I felt like I had to be awesome, so I basically stole every one of Gabe Kaplan’s CORNY-ASS jokes and told them to my classmates. This did not make me cool.
    Therefore, WBK=Geekery.

  • 18 Lucy // May 12, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Star Trek was my favorite geekiest TV show as a kid! <3

  • 19 Kelly // May 12, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Hahaha. I loved the Magic School Bus!

  • 20 Emily // May 12, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    oh my gosh, my husband would love this! and his birthday is coming up soon…

  • 21 Jayne // May 12, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Mork & Mindy! Nano, nano!

  • 22 Brandi // May 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Quantum Leap on tv and Real Genius on film. Love the bubble slide in the dorm.

  • 23 Bess // May 12, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Yay, book!

    When I was a kid, I *loved* the PBS show Square One. Loved it. I can still quote it extensively, and know several of the musical numbers.

  • 24 Maggie // May 12, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    My favourite? Harry Potter for books, and Astro Boy for TV!

  • 25 allison // May 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I just drooled over this book at Crafty Wonderland. It looks so amazing!

  • 26 kelli // May 13, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Dr. Who! I loved the black and white episodes and the Peter Davidson years.

  • 27 gretchen // May 13, 2011 at 12:08 am

    i loved flash gordon so much, we used to act out the shows after we watched them….of course i have to add Mr. Wizzard to this, too.

  • 28 Sam // May 13, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Yes, Erika! Out of this World was AWESOME. Freeze time, be half alien and talk to your dad through a magic crystal, that show was just full of fantastic.

  • 29 Rebecca // May 13, 2011 at 1:23 am

    My dad was a science teacher, and he introduced me to Bill Nye the Science Guy when I was little. I LOVED it!!!

  • 30 Riccc // May 13, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Battlestar galactica ‘bidi-bidi-bidi’

  • 31 Beth // May 13, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Definitely Buck Rogers! I wanted a robot voiced by Mel Blanc. Still do, actually.

  • 32 Trisha C // May 13, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Geekcraft! Excellent! I was always a little science fiction-y. I loved Star Wars and Star Trek.

  • 33 coryy // May 13, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Definitely Dr. Who. We had a Tardis mug that disappeared when you filled it with hot water for tea, and would fight over who got to use it.

  • 34 Sasa // May 13, 2011 at 6:37 am

    It’s amazing how many geeky women are out there – I always have to explain why I love playing with my games consoles :D

  • 35 Kerrie // May 13, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I was a Star Wars fanatic when I was younger. I read all of the books too… ah, “Han Solo at Star’s End” and “Splinter of the Mind’s Eye” – now I will have to find them to reread. :-)

  • 36 Minerva // May 13, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Growing up without a television (hippie parents…) I have to answer, none!

  • 37 abby // May 13, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Doogie Howser, MD! I couldn’t get enough of the boy genius when I was young.

  • 38 Rachael // May 13, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Carmen sandiego for sure. Where in the world is carmen sandiego. Love that geeky game show.

  • 39 Ri // May 13, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Mr. Wizard! I used to drive my parents crazy when I would start raiding the pantry for my own little experiments.

  • 40 Malori // May 13, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I’m not sure if I’m too late on this, but my favorite geeky show was Bill Nye the Science Guy!


  • 41 eug // May 13, 2011 at 8:43 am

    gotta be star wars. rocked my young world. nothing like it before or since

  • 42 Edamommy // May 13, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Oh, hurrah! I think I squeaked just under the wire on this one – this is a book I really want to check out! (Finger’s crossed!)

  • 43 Stephanie M. // May 13, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I loved Bill Nye too!

  • 44 K // May 13, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Star Wars. I made clothes for my brother’s Yoda action figure. But@49 you rock for reminding me of Misfits of Science!

  • 45 Ann // May 13, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Wow! These comments are taking me back – I totally forgot about Square One – which I loved! The one that came to mind was Beekman’s World.

  • 46 Lyn // May 13, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I would watch Bill Nye and Zoom all the time.

  • 47 FloateyBones // May 13, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Bill Nye – I loved when my teachers would play his videos.

  • 48 megs // May 13, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I loved Square One on PBS. Yay math!

  • 49 Sammie // May 13, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Squeezing in at the last minute – thanks for the giveaway!

  • 50 sue // May 13, 2011 at 9:57 am

    HR Puffinstuff!!!! Scary good Witchy-Poo.