Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The D6 Generation Podcast #92 Kristin Rielly of Geek Girls Network

This time out I'm joined by Kristin Rielly, my co-host/partner in crime on the Geek Girls Network podcast. We talk about the yawn-fest that is Skyrim and the odd fascination the guys have for wandering aimlessly through its forests and towns. Oh, and there be dragons, but there just aren't enough. Download the episode and head to the 2hr 0min mark to hear my chat with Kristin.

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My Geek Christmas

Image: Nicole Wakelin
I think geeks are particularly fond of the holidays because it gives us a chance to act a bit silly and child-like without the usual number of odd looks. At Halloween you can break out the cosplay and no one will call the cops. On Independence Day you can set off all manner of fireworks (aka stuff that blows up!) and again, no one will call the cops. And at Christmas you can decorate with all your favorite geek-themed treasures, from Star Trek to Star Wars, Doctor Who to Doctor Seuss, and people will ask you about them rather than frown at your eccentricities. This year, we began decorating over the weekend and my home, and car are nearly completely Christmasified in their own geeky ways.

Friday, November 25, 2011

The GeekMoms Podcast #9 Entrepreneur Moms and Kids

Starting your own business is a challenge, but it also brings unique rewards to parents and kids.  In this episode, I talk with Emma T. Capps, a fourteen year old girl who has created a wonderful webcomic called The Chapel Chronicles. Hear how she has turned her passion into reality.
Then I'm joined by Hollie Kelley of Kelley Event Services and Kylee Lane of Luxury Lane Soap to discuss how they came to start their own businesses and how they keep the balance between work and family.

Emma: Twitter
Kylee: Twitter
Hollie: Twitter and Email

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Geek Girls Network Podcast #33 Doctor Who Christmas, Muppets, Cyber Monday

In this fantastic new episode, we talk about Turkey Day, Doctor Who Christmas, Muppets and all the wonders of Cyber Monday!

Plus, please help our good friends, Big Kevs Geek Stuff Podcast, recover from a terrible theft by donating here.

And help me find the perfect episode of Firefly to turn Kristin into an Browncoat. I know, shocking but she does not know the wonder that is Captain Tightpants. Tell us your fave-absolutely-cannot-miss-episode by emailing podcast@geekgirlsnetwork.com

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Skyrim, You Bore Me

I am not a good console gamer. Sure, I play board games and card games and I have a wonderful time, but, put a controller in my hands and it's all over. I've tried, really, because there's nothing worse than being a geek who's an inept gamer. I hear about the latest and greatest game that sounds amazing and is set in a universe I love, but when it comes out I know there's no chance I'll be able to enjoy it because I'll be too busy getting fragged. That's why I'm a Backseat Gamer.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Geek Girls Network Podcast #32 Community, Doctor Who Movie, The Walking Dead

This episode, we "backseat review" the third installments of Skyrim and Battlefield, as well as talk about Community cancellation news and the possibility of a Doctor Who movie. Plus, this week’s Moment of Dead with special guest Vaughn Fry of Vaughn on Movies.

Make sure to listen to the entire episode, past the ending music…because there is a surprise for you, our faithful listeners!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The D6 Generation Podcast #91GeekDad Ken Denmead

I welcome back Ken Denmead of GeekDad.com to talk about his latest book, The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists. This time around Ken focuses on experiments for all ages that you can do at home or use as starting points for science fair projects. Download the episode and head to the 2hr 9min mark to hear the Total Fan Girl segment of the show.

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Once Upon a Time vs Grimm

There are few things true geeks like more than a genuine debate about who or what is the best of something. Who's the best Star Trek captain? (Kirk) Who's the best Doctor? (David Tennant) So it's really no surprise that when Once Upon a Time and Grimm, two very similar shows, debuted this fall people immediately started to argue over which was better and which would manage to escape cancellation.

Friday, November 11, 2011

The GeekMoms Podcast #8 GeekDad Ken Denmead Interview and Encouraging Kids in Music

First up is an interview with Ken Denmead, Editor and Publisher of GeekDad.com and Publisher of GeekMom.com about his latest book The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists. Then I'm joined by GeekMom Rebecca Angel who wrote the show's theme music! She talks about how to encourage kids in their musical explorations and how it's never too late to give music a try.
Questions? Thoughts? Suggestions? Email us podcast@geekmom.com

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Geek Girls Network Podcast #31 Netflix, New Games, Real World Craziness

After a week off due to Snowtober stealing my power, we're back!  We discuss the flip-flopping at Netflix, the huge number of new game releases this month, and Kristin shares a real world work story that will have you looking at the furniture department of your local store in a whole new way.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sci-Fi, Where Are You?

Mal and Kaylee at NYCC, Image: Nicole Wakelin
Several years ago we ditched cable because it seemed we were getting more reality shows than anything else and paying a ridiculous amount for the privilege. Instead we stream the shows we want to see and even paying by the episode for a few still puts us ahead of our old cable bill. Usually, we have more than enough to keep us busy, but this year, sadly, we have not found an "it" show. Worse, we don't have a sci-fi show in our queue at all. What happened to sci-fi television?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Snowtober Stole My Tech

Gadgets, Gadgets, Gadgets!  Image: Nicole Wakelin
I am typing this post from my 52 degree living room. My laptop has a four hour charge and the fireplace is roaring so it’s just warm enough to type without my fingers falling off. Turn on the heat, you say? I wish! I am suffering the fallout of Snowtober, a cute name for a major nuisance. It’s what happens when a foot of heavy, wet snow falls early in the season before the leaves have dropped from the trees. It piles on those pretty leaves until limbs and even whole trees snap, taking power lines with them as they crash to the ground.