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The following comes straight form a press release:

CafePress Inc., the World’s Customization Engine, today announces its new partnership with BBC Worldwide Americas to bring exceptional Doctor Who-branded apparel and gifts to fans in North America via CafePress’ e-commerce store. With the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who approaching in November 2013 as well as the premiere of the new season that premiered September 1st on BBC AMERICA, fan interest in the show has never been higher. Doctor Who recently was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, making it the first British TV series to earn the cover. This partnership, which will extend through December 2014, will give eager Doctor Who fans a chance to show and share their love for the iconic brand.

As part of this new partnership, CafePress and BBC Worldwide Americas will bring unique Doctor Who items featuring some of the show’s most popular characters, images and themes. Products available for purchase will range from “Bow Ties are Cool” (in honor of Matt Smith‘s portrayal as the Eleventh Doctor) and Cybermen t-shirts to TARDIS hoodies. Through this partnership, new designs will be released regularly to celebrate constantly evolving Doctor Who phenomena as well as milestones for the show. Fans will also have the print-on-demand option, where they can order the size, color, fashion body and graphic to suit their taste.

Doctor Who fans span several generations and we’re genuinely excited to be part of this phenomenon and make this shop available to such loyal and passionate supporters,” says Marc Cowlin, Director of Marketing at CafePress. “Whovians can prepare themselves to celebrate the pending 50th Anniversary of the show with truly unique gear.”

The international iconic brand and television hit Doctor Who is the longest-running sci-fi series in the world and continues to earn critical acclaim as BBC AMERICA’s highest rated series. From award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock, The Adventures of Tintin) and starring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who was the #1 downloaded series on the iTunes store for 2011 in North America and has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and G4’s Attack of the Show. Matt Smith and the cast came to San Diego Comic-Con 2012 for the second year in a row, filling Hall H with over 6,500 fans for an exciting panel that offered hints to the upcoming seventh season premiere.

For more information, and to shop for Doctor Who merchandise, visit CafePress.

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The following is the latest press release (verbatim) from Her Universe:

The largest gathering of Star Wars fans, Star Wars Celebration VI, is about to take place again in Orlando, Florida August 23rd through the 26th and Ashley Eckstein announced today that she and her fangirl apparel company, Her Universe™, will be there in a big way with a special event, a panel and exclusive merchandise.

• After receiving hundreds of requests from female fans all over the country to be a Her Universe model, Eckstein (the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars) is offering a free Her Universe photo shoot on Saturday, the 25th from 10am till 7pm in room W305A. Girls are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Her Universe top or hoodie to be photographed by professional photographer Preston Mack. Her Universe shirts will be provided just for the photo shoot if girls do not have one on that day. A sign-up sheet will be posted outside of room W305A that morning for those wishing to reserve a time slot and it will be first come, first served. The completed photos will be posted to a special photo board following the event on Facebook so girls can tag, share and download their photos. “Her Universe is a brand for the fans, and when the fans overwhelmingly tell me what they want, I do my best to make it happen,” said Ashley Eckstein. “It’s important to me that I am not the only Her Universe model because fangirls come in all ages, shapes and sizes and I want to represent the entire fangirl community by using real fans as my models. I am also so excited to have Preston Mack! He is such an accomplished photographer and I am honored that he will be sharing his time and talents with us!”

• In addition, Eckstein will be hosting a very special panel with author Carrie Goldman based on her new book, Bullied – What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear. Carrie is the mother of Katie Goldman, the little girl who was bullied for carrying a Star Wars water bottle to school. Carrie has spent the past year and a half researching and writing about this topic and Ashley encourages fans to come and join the conversation. The panel will take place on Thursday, the 23rd from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM in room W311 ABCD.

• Celebration would not be complete without exclusive Star Wars merchandise and Eckstein divulged that Her Universe will have two exclusives that fans have been asking for at the Her Universe booth #915. One of the most popular characters from the Star Wars expanded universe, Mara Jade, will be featured on a stunning new V-neck shirt with original art by renowned artist, Cat Staggs. Only 300 of these shirts will be available at CVI. “This is a shirt I was very excited to do,” said Cat Staggs. “I love Mara and wanted to depict her as both beautiful and powerful. She, like Leia, is such a fantastic character that while charming your socks off she can also take you down… I hope fans enjoy the shirt just as much as I did creating it.” Second, to accent the Mara Jade V-neck shirt, fans will have one more chance to pick up the exclusive R2-D2 3D Sterling Silver plated charm to add to the existing Star Wars by Her Universe charm bracelet. Standing 3/4” in height, there will be only 300 of these adorable little droid charms available at the convention. However, Eckstein recognizes that not all fans have the opportunity to join the fun and travel to Celebration VI, so she is making available a limited number (50 of each) of the two exclusive CVI items on http://www.heruniverse.com. The exclusives will be available starting at 10 AM EST on August 23rd. First come, first served. In addition to these exclusives, fans can buy Her Universe merchandise at booth #915 for female fans of all ages, including babies and plus sizes. Ashley will also debut two new tank top designs where fangirls can show their allegiance to the Republic or make a statement that they prefer the dark side.

You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fangirl apparel and accessories by going to Her Universe and by following Eckstein on Twitter and visiting the Her Universe Facebook page.

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Her Universe Doctor Who Apparel

The following is a press release from Her Universe:

Her Universe™, a leader in female genre merchandise, announced today a license with BBC Worldwide, to create a collection of Doctor Who apparel for the ever-growing female fan base for the television show.

Her Universe recognized the burgeoning force of female Doctor Who fans and the need to create unique apparel and merchandise just for them. The international iconic brand and television hit Doctor Who is the longest-running sci-fi series in the world and continues to earn critical acclaim as BBC America’s highest rated series as well as the number 1 downloaded series for iTunes in 2011. The new Doctor Who collection by Her Universe will premiere in July with fashion tops featuring images, characters and phrases from the Doctor Who universe all with fashion-forward designs for girls to look “Geek Chic“. To recognize their female Doctor Who fans, BBC Worldwide has created a special Doctor Who logo which will only appear on merchandise from the Her Universe collection.

Ashley Eckstein, founder of Her Universe and known to sci-fi fans as the voice of Ahsoka Tano on the hit animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars also designed and created the Her Universe merchandise. “Her Universe is a line for the fans,” said Eckstein. “Many of our design choices and decisions are influenced by our fans and Doctor Who was the #1 requested license by fangirls for us to pursue next. It was truly a dream come true when BBC Worldwide asked us to do their female merchandise and I am beyond excited to share this extraordinary announcement with our girls today! In the words of the Doctor, I feel like screaming Geronimo!”

Doctor Who apparel and accessories from the Her Universe collection will be available in the U.S. and Canada at both Her Universe and BBC America Shop and through national retail outlets such as Hot Topic. Throughout 2012, the Doctor Who merchandise will also be available at select conventions including San Diego Comic Con.

Her Universe was launched in 2009 by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein, and her partner, The Araca Group, known as one of the most innovative theatrical production and merchandise companies in the world. Her Universe was created to directly address the expanding market of female fans by entering into its first agreement with Lucas Licensing to develop and produce a line of female-centered Star Wars apparel and accessories. The success of that line was followed up with a collection for the Syfy network including such shows as Battlestar Galactica and with BBC America for its Doctor Who franchise. You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fangirl apparel and accessories by going to Her Universe and by following Eckstein on Twitter and visiting the Her Universe Facebook page.

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It’s December 1 and that means the big countdown to Christmas has started. You have 24 shopping days left to get just the right gift for your friends, family, co-workers, et al.

With that thought in mind, I wanted to provide a list of just a few cool online resources where geeks go to shop. Take a look at what these locations have available, as you just might find some cool, unique gifts for the upcoming holiday.

Enjoy!

Nextag provides electronics, jewelry, art supplies, computers, home and garden supplies, clothing and accessories and much more. The best part of their site is searching for TV related items for shows like Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Glee, Once Upon a Time and even 80’s classic MacGyver. Check it out here.

The folks over at Ript Apparel have cool graphic tees and cheap limited edition t-shirts available for all kinds of genres. You can purchase their special daily t-shirts or visit their “Graveyard” section that features over 40 pages of unique t-shirts. You can visit them here.

Do you know someone who loves superheroes? Well, the Superhero Stuff is the perfect place to shop for them. You can get your hands on t-shirts, hats, hoodies, buckles, jewelry, figurines and much more. They can be found here.

The product line over at Her Universe just increased recently, adding to its collection new items honoring the TV shows Warehouse 13, Eureka and Battlestar Galactica as well as adding to its Star Wars collection. To find just the right fashionable apparel for the female sci-fi/genre fan, visit them here.

Lastly, for all you Doctor Who fans of the female persuasion (or for you guys who want to make your fellow lady Doctor Who fans happy), check out this cool book: “Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It

Here is the official description of the book: “A host of award-winning female novelists, academics and actresses come together to celebrate the phenomenon that is Doctor Who, discuss their inventive involvement with the show’s fandom and examine why they adore the series. These essays will delight male and female readers alike by delving into the extraordinary aspects of being a female Doctor Who enthusiast. Essays include Carole Barrowman discussing what it was like to grow up with her brother John (including the fact that he’s still afraid of shop-window dummies), columnist Jackie Jenkins providing a Bridget Jones’ Diary-style memoir of working on Doctor Who Magazine, novelist Lloyd Rose analyzing Rose’s changes between the ninth and tenth Doctors and much more. Other contributors include Elizabeth Bear (Jenny Casey), Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), Mary Robinette Kowal (Shades of Milk and Honey), Jody Lynn Nye (Mythology series), Kate Orman (Seeing I), and Catherynne M. Valente (The Orphan’s Tales). Also featured is a comic from the Torchwood Babiez creators, plus interviews with Doctor Who companions India Fisher (Charley) and Sophie Aldred (Ace).

You can find the book at Amazon here.

Happy Shopping!

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Ashley Eckstein in Warehouse 13 Tee

Are you looking for a great gift for the fangirl in your life? Are you a fangirl looking for a great gift for yourself?

If you answered yes to either of those questions, you need to make sure to visit Her Universe starting on November 28 for a new round of female sci-fi genre fashionable apparel that is being launched by actress and founder of Her Universe, Ashley Eckstein.

The new items include apparel representing Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13 and Eureka. In addition to these items, Eckstein is offering a FREE Limited Edition Star Wars holiday pin of everyone’s favorite Jedi Master, Yoda. For the first 500 orders placed at Her Universe, shoppers will receive this pin along with a signed card from Eckstein herself. For orders of $40.00 or more, Her Universe customers will receive FREE SHIPPING as well.

Available for the first time this holiday season is a new thermal hoodie design with original art by Star Wars artist, Cat Staggs. Also from the beloved Star Wars franchise is a regal sterling silver plated Jedi charm to add to the already popular Star Wars charm bracelet. Other new items include a Battlestar Galactica pajama set and a stunning, sterling silver plated Battlestar Galactica necklace featuring Admiral Adama’s senior pilot wings; an ultra-soft Warehouse 13 logo burnout t-shirt and a holiday tote bag featuring the cast of Eureka in animated form with exclusive art from the holiday episode of Eureka.

Again all of these new items will be available to order on the Her Universe website starting on November 28.

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Do you want to own a little piece of history from the past and/or the more recent retelling of Battlestar Galactica?

Well, starting tomorrow (August 27) you can attempt to own some great items up for auction by Propworx.

Go here for the bidding rules and check out all the memorabilia available here.

Good luck – so say we all!

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In an ongoing effort to provide my fellow geeks, nerds and tv-ophiles with interesting stores where they can purchase movie memorabilia, geek attire and other fun TV-related items, here are some more cool places where geeks can go to shop.

Enjoy!

For the ultimate movie collector, please visit PropStore.com here.

For those who love funky, unique and witty t-shirts, check out Snorg Tees here. It should be noted that you can send in your ideas for shirts, and Snorg Tees just might make them.

What is a fashionable geek to do when they need to add to their already burgeoning closet of great geek attire? Why go to Fashionably Geek, for more cool clothes and accessories. You can find out more here.

Lastly, for tech savvy folks out here – yes, that means you developers, you can check out Dev Clothes here to find comfortable tech savvy shirts made by developers for developers.

Have fun!

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