One of the things that’s sometimes frustrating about being a Canadian geek is how difficult it can be to get all those deliciously geeky goods we see all over the internet. Between high shipping charges and duty to get it over the border, even items on sale often aren’t worth it. I usually get around it by stocking up whenever I go to a convention, but Bree from geekmylife.net turned me on to a Canadian company, Fortress Geek (based in hometown of Vancouver), that stocks all kinds of excellent geeky goods and ships across Canada.
I rounded up a few of my favourites below.
How hot is this Portal 2 Turret Premium Hoodie? Practical and fashionable.
And in keeping with the Portal theme, I’d previously featured these super cute companion cube panties in a Nerdy Valentine’s Day Gift Guide a while ago, but now you can get them without having to worry about customs officials rifling through unmentionables before you’ve actually gotten a chance to yourself.
If you don’t happen to live in a major center with a good specialty game store, getting the latest tabletop hits can be incredibly spendy, if you can even find somewhere that will ship to you in the first place. Rick and I got our copy of Small World on sale through Amazon, but after shipping charges it was the same price as what they charged at our local game store, which never had it in stock.
And finally, these licensed Tetris Ice Cube Trays would make any cocktail taste that much better. Also, they could be repurposed as excellent molds for soap making projects.
Do you have a favourite source for geeky goods in Canada? Are you planning on giving Fortress Geek a try?
*Disclaimer: I have not had the chance to order from Fortress Geek myself so I cannot speak to their shipping times or customer service.