In the "awesome idea I never would have thought of" department, James Harvey is organizing a redraw of Akira with all the characters replaced by people from the Simpsons. Really. Here's the link:
The next contest in StripSearch has been posted:
If you haven't been following this unusual reality TV series, the concept is to winnow down twelve promising comic creators to one winner who then gets to spend a year working in the Penny Arcade offices (and yes, that's a good thing). The first episode is here:
And then there's TableTop, a web TV show where Wil Wheaton and selected friends play a variety of different board, rpg and card games. http://tabletop.geekandsundry.com/
This has been great for me getting to know a bunch of the things we sell at the toy store, without having to buy myself a copy and wrangle people off to the island to learn it. I also signed the shop up as a host for the upcoming TableTopDay this Saturday. We're going to be showcasing Pentago, Suspend and Anomia.
And now, back to surfing! No, I mean reading about WordPress! (I really mean surfing...)