Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Recruiting a new RPG player in the Lehigh Valley

My gaming group is looking for a new player. Full details on Nuketown.

Friday, May 01, 2009 Easton Farmers' Market draws a fresh crop of farmers

The Morning Call has a nice article about the Easton Farmers' Market attracting a bunch of new farmers this year, due in part to young, second-career farmers joining the industry. Just as importantly, they're going to be running trolley service from downtown to College Hill, which means if it gets really hot this summer, we can still walk down with the kids and then ride back on the roll.

Hat tip to my wife for finding the story.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Easton Farmers Market Returns!

Winter is over, spring is in the air and the Easton Farmers Market returns this weekend! Our family makes regular pilgrimages down from College Hill to the Easton Centre Square because of the Farmers Market throughout the late spring, summer and fall, and I'm looking forward to getting back into the habit.

An added bonus is that May 2 is Free Comic Book Day; you can pick up your comics at Slacker Comics, which is also located on the Easton Centre Square. It's a win-win for geeks and their significant others!

Monday, April 20, 2009

IronPigs in Facebook

The IronPigs have a page in Facebook. There's not a lot there; a handful of pages for players, a bunch of photos from games, and a few of their "As the Bacon Turns" promotional videos, but it is good to see them using social media. Here's to hoping they keep using it, as I'd much rather hear about the 'Pigs then get 30 more invites to "vampires vs. werewolves".

Friday, April 17, 2009

Pubcrawl for Celtic Classic

According to the Morning Call, Bethlehem's Celtic Classic has been hit hard by hurricanes and rain; first Hurricane Ivan swept through a week before the show in 2004, and then last year it rained all three days.  As a result, they've accumulated a boatload of debt, laid off their three employees, and gone back to their roots with a new pubcrawl fundraiser.

The Hell or High Water Kilted Celt Crawl and Walk will be held  2 p.m. May 17. The registration fee is $25. For more information: 610-868-9599. The Call article says they're hoping to raise $50,000.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Local contributors increasing presence of Lehigh Valley on Wikipedia

The Express-Times has an article up about local folks contributing Lehigh Valley articles to Wikipedia. There are a bunch of articles about Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown, as well as the region's history; you can learn more about what LV content is available on Wikipedia through the Lehigh Valley Wikiproject.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Online Adventuring

I've got two posts up on Nuketown reviewing about ways to scratch your online-adventuring itch. The first is the Legends of Zork, which is a sort of lightweight MMORPG inspired by Zork (but without the innate cleverness you'd associate with Zork). The second is D&D Tiny Adventures, which is also a straightforward hack'n'slash game, but bulks it up with an enjoyable narrative.

Monday, April 13, 2009

IronPigs, Twitter and Baseball

Baseball returned to the Lehigh Valley last week as the IronPigs had their opening game at Coca-Cola Park against the Scranton Yankees (and, ahem, proceeded to get swept by said Yankees). On a geeky note, the IronPigs are on Twitter now.  They've been tweeting their games, which is very cool, and it's a great way to keep up with how the team's doing.

Powering up Atomic Age...

The Atomic Age has been slumbering for the last few months, but I'm going to be powering it up again. Don't expect having blogging, but there will be the occasional geek/baseball/Lehigh Valley related posts.

Radio Active #77: Footsteps in the Night

On this episode of Nuketown Radio Active, Neutron Lad gives up diapers for good, StarGirl and I get in a game of Settlers of Catan, I head back to the gym (again) and set some goals and I share my reviews of a bunch of new games, including Resident Evil 5, Star Ocean and Ticket to Ride.

In Netheads, I take a look at the Launchy fast-application launcher for Windows and Linux, and share some thoughts about the future of comic books.

Get the episode from Nuketown.