Archive for March, 2012
For the next three days, don’t buy plushies on our site! Go forth to Fab.com and get more than 50% off our plushies in this insane three-day private sale. Discounts so deep you really won’t want to miss it, if you’re already a Fab.com member, go for it, if not, just sign up to be eligible for the deals. If you’ve been waiting to buy a bunch of guts, this is your chance to get a bunch at below wholesale prices! Go in with friends, go gag-ga for guts! WARNING: Fab.com is horribly addictive and has waaayy too much good stuff on it for super-cheap, so try to restrain yourself.
Suddenly spring is here and the guts have a busy April touring schedule, so come on out and visit your guts at events in D.C. and Philadelphia! First up is the Sakura Matsuri street festival in D.C. on April 14th. Now in it’s 52nd year, the cherry blossom festival is the largest Japanese-style street festival in the U.S., so come on out and celebrate all things Nihon. It’s been 100 years since Japan gifted the cherry trees D.C. is famous for in the springtime. “How many things in this world qualify as both kawaii and educational?” The Sakura Festival organizers recently Tweeted, “We think I Heart Guts plushie organs are.” Aww, we heart you, too, and can’t wait! Next up, the Philadelphia Science Festival is April 21 in the city of brotherly love, home of the Liberty Bell, Philly cheese steaks and the world’s largest walk-in heart. If the idea of robot showcases, virtual reality caves and of course cuddly internal organs excites you, then please do come! Back in D.C., the guts will appear at the USA Science & Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This two-day event runs April 28-29 and is free to the public. Nerd heroes and science celebs will be on hand, including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Mythbusters and Mayim Bialik, hypothalamus expert and actress on Big Bang Theory. Stop by and say hi, it’s free!
Heart studies up on the bible of modern medicine. Photo by the super fun Sketchy Medicine.
What are you doing to celebrate your brain for Brain Awareness Week? Seems like a silly awareness week, after all, the brain is in charge of being aware of everything we do and think. But seriously, this is the week to celebrate the marvels of brain research, so give yourself a pat on the head if you love your brain.
I just had the honor and privilege of meeting some of the amazingly gutsy nurses who work at the Heart and Kidney Transplant Unit at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. The nurses there decided to celebrate World Kidney Day in style with kidney-themed cupcakes and kidney themes cookies (aren’t they amazing?) and yes, kidney-themed shirts! Being inside a children’s hospital is always a humbling experience. I can’t imagine the incredible guts required to go through what the kids go through, deal with what the parents of ill children deal with and see what the doctors and nurses see day in and day out. It makes my stomach drop to think about the strength required to endure all that. So impressed. Thanks for letting me visit, ladies!
Ever wanted to learn how to make your own custom plush toys? Well don’t miss our panel, coming to WonderCon next week! Independent toymakers will spill their guts on how they got their start in taking an idea and making it into something you can hold. Friday March 16th from 1:30-2:30 in room 203AB. Come and check out this fantastic panel featuring fab folks from DKE Toys, Mr. Toast, Munky King, Evil Ice Cream, Happy Worker, Hey Soupface and I Heart Guts. At the lovely Anaheim Convention Center.