Mary Robinette Kowal – The Top Ten Fantasy Duels (The Princess Bride ranks at #1!)

In epic battles of good vs. evil, the outcome often comes down to a one-on-one combat. A duel if you will. Historically, duels have been fought to settle a disagreement: Don’t like what someone called your mother? Out come the swords! Fantasy movies, as it happens, have some of the best duels — and the best reasons for fighting them. Continue reading

Design, As You Wish

A new design competition is inspired by one of our favorite movies of all time: The Princess Bride.

What we watch deeply influences our outlook on the world and also our personal style–and movies play a huge role in this. In middle school, I spent weeks with my hair pulled into tight buns because of Sailor Moon; In high school, I did my best to dress like the girls in Clueless, and at one point chopped all of my hair off because Charlize Theron looked amazing with a curly blond halo of hair in Mighty Joe Young and I thought I might too. Not all of these were the best ideas, but all have contributed to who I am today.

Along with other great movies such as The Goonies, Labyrinth, The NeverEnding Story and Willow, The Princess Bride holds a special place in our hearts and will forever. Continue reading

100 Quotes Every Geek Should Know By Ken Denmead

One thing that every geek can do is quote their favorite geek-culture media, whether it’s movies, books, television, theater or music. The GeekDads have tried to compile a list of such quotes for your enjoyment. This list is certainly not definitive. Indeed, it’s only the beginning! Feel free to add your own (clean) ones in the comments below. Continue reading

Official Princess Bride Fan Website Launches

New licensees added to give fans more “tweasure”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – December 14, 2009 – Act III Licensing announces today the launch of the first ever official Princess Bride fan site. Fans of the classic film will be able to join the “Brute Squad Community” and be the first to know Princess Bride news and updated content, find all licensed merchandise and fun links to games, quizzes and fan-created sites. The URL is A Facebook fan site and Twitter feed will also launch. Continue reading