Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Geek Girls Network Podcast #2 Walking Dead on AMC

We chat about the much anticipated premier of AMC’s Walking Dead, give our opinions on hipster super heroes, and listen to the lovely Jill Pantozzi, aka @thenerdybird on twitter, as she recaps Wonder Woman Day. 

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wonder Woman, The Bionic Woman and Isis

I watched an old episode of The Big Bang Theory for the first time last night and laughed so hard I was nearly in tears.  It was "The Wheaton Recurrence" where the guys are beaten at bowling by Wil Wheaton and end up having to dress as female superheroes as a result of their failure.  The episode closes with the guys walking into the comic shop as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Catwoman and Batgirl.  Once I stopped laughing I started thinking about my favorite childhood superheroines.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The D6 Generation Podcast #66 Jessica Rich, Wyrd Miniatures

If you've ever spent hours painting an army of wargaming miniatures, then you're going to love this interview with Jessica Rich.  In addition to working as a painter for Wyrd Miniatures she has won several Golden Demons for models she has painted in a ridiculously short amount of time.  Download the episode and head to the 2hr 14min mark to hear the interview in the Total Fan Girl segment of the show.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Is For Geeks

I spent most of yesterday afternoon shopping for costume supplies.  You'd think this would be easy, but every year my kids manage to want a costume that is not something I can just run to the local Halloween Megastore and grab from the shelf.  Last year I had one child who wanted to be a Purple Puffle from Club Penguin and this year I have one who wants to be Ramona from Scott Pilgrim.  I discovered yesterday that Ramona is somewhat difficult to create a piece at a time, but as I searched through vampire teeth, werewolf contact lenses and the requisite bloody zombie masks, I was happy.  Halloween is the best time to be a Geek.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New York Comic Con: More Than Comics

Let me admit up front that although I like Comics, I do not consider myself a Collector.  I buy them randomly as the mood strikes.  The last one I purchased was The Guild comic and it came with two different covers.  I did not buy both.  I know, I know, but letting my daughter pick out the one that she liked best was far more satisfying for me than having both in my meager collection.  Like I said, not a true collector.  As a result, I found that the comics were the least interesting part of my weekend at NYCC.  Now, before you start throwing rotten veggies at me for such heresy, you should know I will hold up a comic as a shield and you risk defiling it's pages, so put down the tomatoes. There, much better.

Friday, October 8, 2010

The D6 Generation Podcast #65 Mayfair Games Interview

Get the inside scoop on new and upcoming games from Ray Wehrs, Director of Sales for FunFair Games (part of Mayfair Games) and President of Compound Fun.  They've got plans to create games that are not just for kids, but for parents, too, so the whole family can enjoy game night! You can download the episode and head to the 2hr 4min mark to hear the Total Fan Girl segment of the show.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Casual Games FTW!

cross posted on GeekGirlsNetwork.com

I recently upgraded my phone from an outdated-whatever-it-was to an iPhone.  The reason I did this was not because I was feeling the pull of the shiny white beacon that is Apple, but because I wanted to be able to read emails, play around on Facebook, and check out Twitter.  In truth, my old phone was only about a year old, but it was just so clunky handling those applications that I decided to upgrade.  I knew that there was also a cornucopia of other apps for the iPhone, including lots of games, but I had no intention of playing any of them because they were silly.  I'd played some casual games on Facebook, found them lacking, and immediately dismissed them all, including those available for the iPhone.