Friday, July 13, 2012

Fantastically Fun Fridays: July 13, 2012

It's Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend, and while I am unfortunately not in California, I do have two exciting bits of news from the con to share with you all.

First, for fans of Neil Gaiman, his Sandman series, and comics in general (read: everyone), he sent this important announcement to those attending the con:

Also, for fans of Firefly, Nathan Fillion, and Joss Whedon (again, read: everyone) the Science Channel is shooting a one-hour Firefly reunion special, including footage from today's Firefly reunion panel at Comic-Con!  Shiny!  The special will air in November, so mark your calendars.

While it's hard to top these two bits of exciting news, here are other fun things we found for you around the web this week:

  • I think that today is the last day to do this, but there's is a robot in Idaho who you can make skip rocks across a lake.  Because, you know, everyone should be able to skip rocks whenever they want, even if it is only virtually. (Skipping Stone Robot)
  • A collection of heart-warming letters from famous authors, including C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling, to their young fans. (Flavorwire)
  • This isn't specific to science fiction (and fantasy doesn't even show up, which is frustrating), but here's a flowchart if you're struggling to find something to read this summer. (Upworthy)
  • Apparently, there are fairy doors all over Ann Arbor, Michigan, and new ones appear all the time.  Residents of Ann Arbor, is this true?  Because if it is, that's awesome! (Urban Fairies)
  • A comic showing the difference between the book versions of Harry Potter characters and their movie counterparts. (Sharepics)
  • Only Randall Monroe can combine probability, the SAT, and the cast of Firefly in such an awesome way. (xkcd)
Have a great weekend, everyone!  And happy Friday the 13th!