Comic-con costumes, chess computers and Google Maps vacation tips

Beat the heat with some geeky weekend activities - yep, it's another Geekend episode!

On this week's Geekend web series, a live-in-the-studio Phil Johnson joins Keith Shaw to discuss the folks who dress up in costume at Comic-Con, the thrills and joys of computer chess and madness of planning a vacation via Google Docs and Google Maps.


Remember to join us every week for tips, trailers and other geek-related weekend activities.

Show notes/links: * (0:32) San Diego Comic-Con - official site. * (2:56) RIPD movie trailer * (3:09) Red 2 movie trailer * (3:22) Computer Chess movie trailer * (4:56) Archon C64 gameplay video * (5:30) Google Docs / Google Maps vacation planning tips

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Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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