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Apparently it's free marketing week (or, can we please all stop droning on about drones?)

So Amazon is experimenting with drones that will deliver its goods via “Prime Air” — its “octocopter” robotic aircraft that will deliver packages up to 10 miles from Amazon’s warehouses. And UPS, unwilling to be left completely out of the consumer orgy hype cycle, says it has been testing and evaluating delivery drones as well. TechCrunch thinks drones should be used to rent stuff instead of buying it, and CNN is investigating how they would work.

Game of Thrones actors Amrita Acharia (IRRI) and  Kristian Nairn (aka Hodor) take a picture inside the cockpit of the Full-Scale Falcon project's Millennium Falcon model.

Hodor pilots a full-scale Millennium Falcon (gallery)

Upon looking at the photo above, you may ask yourself, first if this is real (yes) and second, “In what universe did the fellow who plays Hodor from Game of Thrones make it into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon?” Well, that would be this universe, specifically the one that held the Geek Media Expo last weekend in Nashville, Tenn.