We'd Like An Invite To The Wedding This Cthulhu Ring Was Created For

We're imagining a nighttime beach ceremony to celebrate what was clearly a match of two people deeply in love(craft) with each other, based on this engagement ring made by Denver jeweler Drew Rummell. » 3/15/15 1:45pm 3/15/15 1:45pm

I Refuse To Be Friends With Anybody Who Doesn't Love This Book

It's okay to disagree with your friends or loved ones about certain things. But still, some things are sacred. Which science fiction or fantasy book is so essential, you'd refuse to be friends with (or to date) someone who didn't like it? » 11/28/14 2:08pm 11/28/14 2:08pm

10 Great Books You Didn't Know Were Science Fiction or Fantasy

These days, it seems like every other literary novel has speculative fiction ideas buried in it. This isn't a trend that suddenly burst out of nowhere — "literary" writers have been playing with fantastical notions forever. Here are 10 great literary books you didn't know were science fiction or fantasy. » 6/27/13 10:40am 6/27/13 10:40am

100 Wonderful and Terrible Movies That Never Existed

For every movie that makes it to your local cineplex, there are dozens that never come into existence. In another universe, Mel Gibson directed Fahrenheit 451, Terry Gilliam directed Watchmen, and Batman fought Godzilla. The history of movies is crammed full of weird almost-weres and could-have-beens. A lot of people… » 8/10/12 1:48pm 8/10/12 1:48pm

Science Fiction Porn Parodies We'd Like To See

For most people, summer means action-packed sci-fi/fantasy blockbusters, but for us skin mongers, summer brings a lot of sci-fi/fantasy porn parodies. Since "X-Men: First Class" just hit theaters and "This Ain't Ghostbusters XXX" recently showed up in our mailbox, we… [ Fleshbot » 6/06/11 2:30pm 6/06/11 2:30pm]

Geeks find love – and action figures – in "One Con Glory"

One Con Glory isn't your typical romcom novel. It stars a geek culture writer who's more interested in chasing down action figures than men. But she finds love at a comic book convention — whether she likes it or not. » 8/12/10 7:45am 8/12/10 7:45am

Looking for cute nerds? Why not try io9's dating service?

We love you, but not in that way. So go find real love (or lust, or omox) with one of your fellow io9ers, just by visiting io9's dating service. Post a personal ad, or send a direct message to somebody else who posted one! Yes, it's just that simple. io9's dating service - it's even better than a brain implant! Well,… » 7/03/10 4:37pm 7/03/10 4:37pm

How Cthulhu helped one couple find love

In what is possibly the cutest "geek meets geek - geek finds love" video that we have ever seen, a guy explains how "Cthulhu kisses" made his wife fall in love with him. » 6/23/10 12:40pm 6/23/10 12:40pm

Don't Remake These 21 Movies, Film These Books Instead!

There's only one thing Hollywood loves than a movie based on a toy: remakes. Dozens of science-fiction classics are slated for do-overs. But instead of remaking films that were fine the first time, here are 20 books Hollywood should film. » 3/05/10 1:17pm 3/05/10 1:17pm

GI Joe's Director On Critics, (No) Reviews And Why They Don't Matter

Despite controversy over a lack of pre-release screenings for critics, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra had a great opening weekend. The reason for that, according to director Stephen Sommers? Because Joe is critic-proof, and all about the geek love. » 8/11/09 8:30am 8/11/09 8:30am