Saturday, July 30, 2011

Geek Girls Network Podcast #23 At San Diego Comic-Con!

Listen as we discuss comics, cosplay and geeky electronics right from the floor of San Diego Comic-Con at the Humerus booth. Yes, this is our "action shot" complete with wrist chargers, recorders and McDonald's Lightsabers. We squee with excitement over this year's events, review the panels, speculate over unbelievable costumes, and finally come to a decision on who wins the Universal Gadget Wrist Charger battle!! 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The D6 Generation Podcast #84 San Diego Comic-Con!

I did it!  I attended San Diego Comic-Con and I have lived to tell the tale.  I recorded a bleary-eyed segment for the podcast right after the con ended on Sunday.  To hear my thoughts on the biggest con of them all download the episode and head to the 2hr 27min mark.

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The D6 Generation Podcast #83 Transformers 3: Dark of The Moon

I went to see Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon and despite what a lot of critics said, I loved this movie.  No, I'm not crazy, I just had exactly the right frame of mind in which to enjoy it all.  Download the episode and head to the 2hr 33min mark to hear my thoughts on why you should see this, too.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

San Diego Comic-Con: Thank You Cosplayers!

If there's one thing that's universally true about fan conventions, it's that there will be cosplay. In the case of San Diego, many people who are packing away this year's costume as I write are also planning next year's costume in their heads. Serious cosplayers don't just raid the local costume shop at Halloween. They painstakingly search through fabrics to get just the right texture and weight to recreate the looks of their favorite heros. It doesn't even have to be heros, or re-creations for that matter. Cosplayers come up with infinite variations of familiar themes and those are often the most amazing costumes you'll see.

San Diego Comic-Con: Mixo Kooky Kans

Even if you never see a single panel, you can still keep yourself completely entertained and likely empty your wallet looking through the vendor booths at San Diego Comic-Con. It's been three full days and I still walk down the rows certain that I've seen everything, only to find that there are entire areas of the floor that I've completely missed. It's like little elves sneak in at night and add new stuff while I'm sleeping. Wandering through a newly discovered area this morning I came across Mixo Kooky Kans and fell in love.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

San Diego Comic-Con: Sleestaks and Sea Monsters with Sid and Marty Krofft

I grew up in the seventies when Saturday mornings belonged to kids. I'd wake up at the crack of dawn and run downstairs to turn on the TV just loud enough to hear, but not loud enough to wake my still sleeping parents. There were some wonderfully cheesy programs on Saturday mornings, but my favorite show, the one I'd never miss, was Land of the Lost.

First, it had a fantastic opening sequence, with an earthquake and then a little raft plummeting to it's near doom. Second, it had a theme song that to this day, I can sing on cue. And lastly, it had Sleestaks, those creepy human-alien-lizard-things-in-rubber-suits-that-hissed. I hated the Sleestaks and they scared me so much that they gave me nightmares, but I still loved that show. At San Diego Comic-Con on Friday I attended a panel with the show's creators, Sid and Marty Krofft, and I was star-struck.

Friday, July 22, 2011

San Diego Comic-Con Day One: Star Wars Legos, Ewok Attack!

Yesterday was my first full day at San Diego Comic-Con and it was fantastic! There were so many things to see that I found myself wandering from booth to booth, panel to panel, with absolutely no plan.  I thought I'd try to at least walk the floor in some kind of order so that I'd know what I'd seen and what I had to investigate another day, but no, I jumped from booth to booth like a cat chasing a laser dot on the wall.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

San Diego Comic-Con or Bust!

There are conventions, and then there's San Diego Comic-Con. We're talking 4 days (and a preview night) of celebrities, panels, advance screenings, cosplay, parties and everything the geek masses could possibly want all gathered together in one place, along with 130,000 people. I'm making my first trip to SDCC this year, and in between jumping up and down with excitement over finally making the pilgrimage, I've been desperately trying not to be overwhelmed by the sheer size of it all.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Review: Joe Simon, My Life in Comics

It's not often that you can call someone a living legend, but Joe Simon fits the description. Realize, for a moment, that this is an autobiography written by a man who is ninety-seven years old and has been working in and around the comics industry his entire life. To say that he saw the birth of comics as we know them and was instrumental in their creation is an understatement. Along with his partner, Jack Kirby, he co-created one character after another including the likes of Captain America. He was also the first editor at Timely Comics which would later become Marvel Comics, and he helped train Stan Lee.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Geek Girls Network Podcast #22 San Diego Comic Con!

We discuss the must-see panels and events at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con including the GGN-Geek Out and Oh, You Sexy Geek! panel. We also discuss the super important #SDCC Survival Tips that every newbie con-goer needs to know.

If you remember from episode #21, we argued over the effectiveness of wristband gadget chargers. Our friends at ThinkGeek have graciously decided to aide this battle by providing each of us with a charger to use at the convention. Stay tuned to see who wins this fight!

And while you’re at the convention, here are two super fun events hosted by GGN:
  • GGN Geek Girl Soap Scavenger Hunt! For those of you who can’t make it to the GGN Geek-Out fear not! There will still be swag. Stay glued to the @geekgirls twitter feed for updates on Kristin's location during the convention.  Find her, and get a chance to win the first ever GGN geek girl soap, made by Luxury Lane Soap.
  • GGN Podcast From The Con Floor! Come say hi to me and Kristin as we podcast live from the Humerus Booth #5038 on Friday at 11:30. Stop by, take some photos, and get yourself some excellent zombie gear!
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Batman, The Dark Knight Rises Poster, What Does It Mean?

Batman fans are rejoicing at the release of the first official poster for The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final installment of Christopher Nolan's films.  It's not due out until Summer 2012, yeah, a whole year from now, but the release of this poster has the internet abuzz with speculation and excitement.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Geek Girls Network Podcast #21 Transformers 3, Geek Gadgets

Kristin and I discuss the coolness that is Transformers 3, how a geek handles (or not) time away from her tech, and get completely off-topic talking about a funky wrist charger thingy from the good folks over at ThinkGeek. 

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The D6 Generation Podcast #82 A Geek By Any Other Name

I weigh in with my thoughts on the whole Miss USA geek cred issue.  Was it wrong for the new Miss USA, Alyssa Campanella  to call herself a History Geek?  Is she pandering? Is she just trying to get attention? Oh, someone please stop the crazy!  Download the episode and head to the 1hr 48min mark to hear my take on the issue.  But only if you're a "real" geek.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Transformers 3 and Movie Expectations

I did what any red-blooded American did over our holiday weekend.  That's right, I went to see a movie.  This was after consuming roughly my own body weight in hamburgers and hot dogs while hanging out with friends all afternoon.  I almost didn't go to see Transformers 3 because it was getting a love it/hate it response from people and I was desperately afraid I'd fall into the hate it camp.  There's nothing as disappointing as walking in to a movie thinking it will be fantastic, but wandering out a few hours later wishing you could get a refund.