C2E2 Week Guest Post: Con Crunch Crazies

Welcome to Day 1 of C2E2 Week! For the next few days, Nerd•ily will play host to several incredible guest writers for the occasion. In today’s installment, we have the wonderful Sadie Geerligs of Sadie by Design. Sadie is a cosplayer and YouTuber who competes, judges, and fights crime on the side. All of her…

Alibi Mad Libs: Valentine’s Day Edition

I love Valentine’s Day. It’s a nice little bright spot in the gloomy winter months. Being single, I’m not embittered by the whole “Day of Love” shtick. However, there is a lot of pressure placed on the single masses–just like Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever been put in an awkward situation due to your single status on Valentine’s Day,…

Nerding Out: Already Preparing for C2E2

As some of you Nerds may know, my go-to convention is C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo). I adore C2E2; my friends and I lovingly refer to it as “Nerd Prom.” This year, we will be celebrating our fourth year in attendance, and I could not be MORE FREAKING EXCITED. Pardon my outburst. I am quite…

Hold on to Your Heroes

Yesterday morning, I checked my phone only to realize that I had about 15 messages waiting for response. One of those messages came from my mom, who wrote, “You’re going to be really sad when you watch the news today.” Other messages were from my friends checking up on me,with their messages based on this…

Happy Blogiversary, Nerd•ily!

Well, here we are! One year older, and one year wiser. Where has the time gone? There are so many amazing things to think about in regards to this milestone, but I guess I’ll start with the most important fact: I love writing for this blog. Originally, though, I never thought I would. As I…

How to Prepare for The Force Awakens Premiere

So, here we are. After waiting for months since the first teaser trailer’s debut, we will finally be graced by Lord Abrams’s good graces. We shall finally witness the glory that is The Force Awakens this Friday, when it premieres across the country. Except, I didn’t get a ticket for the premiere on Friday. Whoops.  I’ll…