Hold onto your hats and loosen your belts a notch Vancouver! Geek Sweets is now available for custom orders in the greater Vancouver area.

Starting June 2012, Geek Sweets will be working together with Carole's Country Kitchen at the Vancouver Farmer's Markets, and as Geek Sweets at the Baker's Market. We'll also be popping up around the city at various fairs and festivals, so check the Geek Sweets Event Calendar for upcoming market dates and event details!

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Specializing in tasty treats for the more geekily inclined, Geek Sweets is a home-based bakery making specialty cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other yummy baked goods. Everything is made from scratch with the freshest Vancouver ingredients, just like grandma used to make. If grandma made cookies shaped like weighted companion cubes and Battlestar Galacticakes.

From a specialty Simpsons wedding cake to a dozen halloween brain cupcakes, no order is too big or too small for Geek Sweets.

Drop me a line at  jenny@geeksweets.net, or call 778-991-4335 in the Vancouver area and let's talk nerdy.

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Contest: Live & Let FrankenDie

The contest is now closed! Scroll down to the bottom of the post to find out who won!

If you're like me, this chilly holiday season has left you with a pantry full of frozen hobo body parts just wasting away. The tree has been striped of its ornaments, the stockings folded and put away, but what to do with all these leftovers?

Well fret not, my little Mad Scientists! FrankenDie to the rescue!

FrankenDie is a fast-paced, reflex party game for 3 to 6 players from the mad minds over at NutForge Games. Think fast and be quicker then your buddies to build your very own creature from beyond the grave. It's cadaver craziness!

What's even crazier is, Geek Sweets has 2 copies of the game to give away!

(For the record, if having a stockpile of cadavers on which to play God with questionable intent is CRAZY and WRONG, then I don't wanna be right. *Maniacal laugh.*)

"What glorious prizes do I get, Geek Sweets?"

Well dear reader, there are 2 prize packs to be won. Each include:

  • a copy of the game

  • a copy of the Mad Scientists' Guild Expansion

  • a "Property of the Mad Scientists' Guild" t-shirt

AND, to protect your clothes from all the gore that goes along with the Mad Sciences,

  • a Mad Scientists' Guild official lab coat!

The game itself, in all its well illustrated glory. 

The Mad Scientists' Guild expansion - now accepting applications!

Lookin' sharp in your official Mad Scientists' Guild lab coat. Or lookin' like you've been hacked up by something sharp in your "property of" t-shirt!

"OK, OK, I want to win it! Now what will you have me do?" 

1. Leave a comment on this blog post below telling me what your mad scientist name would be. Mine, for example, is Dr. Von Geeknsweet. (Be sure to include your email address in the "Author Email" field so that I can get ahold of you if your name is chosen.)

2. Retweet this @geeksweettweets tweet for an additional chance to win! Only one tweet entry per twitter account will count toward your total entries, so no going tweet-crazy. I'm lookin' at YOU, @SpammyMcSpamerson!

3. Winners will be announced at 12:00 noon, EST on Friday, January the 6th. Two winners will be chosen using Random.org from the combined blog comments and twitter retweets. Shipping is free within Canada and the US, international entries will be responsible for the shipping cost of their prize pack.

The contest is now complete. Thanks to everyone who entered. And now for our winners! From the combined numbered list of blog comments and retweets, Random.org chose #8 and #41:

Which means Wade and Morgan are our 2 winners!

I'll be contacting you both shortly via email with details. Congrats!

Sad you didn't win? You can still buy yourself a copy of FrankenDie via the Kickstarter Project Page, and support some local game developers while you're at it. And, your purchase is swag-inclusive!

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Reader Comments (33)

cool prize pack!! i want one!! I think my mad scientist name would be Dr. Hack von CoughGough

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda Gough

Awesome looking game! I want in!
My mad scientist name would be Dr. Pep R. Kraken.
(because when playing awesome board games with friends, I always drink a Dr. Pepper and Kraken rum)

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

Let me introduce myself, I am Count Yuri Tows (because sometimes mine are just not enough!).
This looks like a great game for our boardgame nights.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLarry Cavanagh

I am Lady Not-So-Charming the 4th (I killed the first 3), second cousin to Dr. Horrible. XD

This is SO right up my alley! What a great idea!

My mad scientist name would be Dr. Hacken Cutemup. Mwahahaha. MMWWAHAHAHAHA!!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe ChicGeekess

Looks like fun!!

My mad scientist name would be Dr. R. M. Stubbins.

My hubby and I love to play games and would love a new one for our collection. ty ;)

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmber Kennedy

My mad scientist name is Professor SuperCLR McZombie
I can has boardgame now?

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuperCLR

What an excellent contest from such an incredible site! I would have to go with Dr. Von Wadendorf, with a delicious accent making the "W" sound like a "V".

Best of luck to all, looking forward to trying this game either way!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWade

I'm very excited to see what the game looks like when its out!

I'd be "Dr. Wallinstien"

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Wallace

hmm... evil scientist name... Dr Sticky VonPastenstein. Of course, with my evil sidekick Skittles Fluffington (the sidekicks never get good scary names)

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHolli

Ooohhh body parts and board games! What more could a girl want :)

Cadavera D' Mented MD

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGavvie

Fun! Looks like an awesome game.

I would be Dr. Ivana Eat-Your-Brains.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlayna

hahaha! I'd be Professor Vee

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterval

I'm so excited about this game!!

My mad scientist name would be Dr. Reads-alotta-books!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Dr. Van Doctor. I get a good laugh when people's last names are associated with their jobs.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I would have to go with Dr. I. Kraxskulz! Hoping for that sweet sweet lab coat!!

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

The game looks awesome and would be perfect for my office game league! ;-)

I had no inspiration this morning so I used the Mad Scientist Name Generator - http://rumandmonkey.com/widgets/toys/namegen/8416/ and here's what it found for me: Dr. Isabella Drake.

January 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIsabelle

My name is Dr. Choc O'Latenmilk and I very much want to play that game!

January 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTeya

Ooooo cool! My friends and I would have a blast with this game for sure. I would be... Lady Faustina.

January 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole L

The game looks fantastic :D My game nights could make do with a new addition like this!

As for my Mad Scientist name?

Dr. D. von Grimmstein

January 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennica

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