Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Announcing Sith Heads - A Star Wars: The Old Republic Podcast (SWTOR)

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm co-hosting the new Sith Heads podcast! This weekly show will cover anything and everything in the new Bioware MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic aka SWTOR.  My co-host, Michael Gaines, has been a part of the World of Warcast podcast for years and now his love of Star Wars has sent him down another podcasting path. He's got loads of MMO experience, and I'm the noob that keeps walking into walls because I haven't quite mastered the controls yet. Together, we bring you two different points of view, with a common theme... a love of Star Wars and a passion for gaming! 

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Essential Geek Quotes: "We're All Fine Here..."

Aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?
If you don't know how to fill in the rest of that quote, shame on you. Yes, I'm being horribly judgmental but I am an avowed Star Wars fan and that quote is one of the biggies. It's right up there with "Use the Force, Luke!" and "I've got a very bad feeling about this." I think it's fair to say that having at least a few Star Wars quotes in your repertoire of witty comebacks is a geek essential. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

A Heroine For Girls PrinceLess Issue #2

The second issue of PrinceLess sees our brave heroine, Princess Adrienne, embarking on a quest to save her sisters from their tower prisons. We also learn that it's not just the girls in the kingdom who are being forced to live their lives the way the King wants, their own wishes be darned.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The GeekMoms Podcast #11: The Nerdist and The Sparkle in Nathan Fillion's Eyes

GeekMom Kristen Rutherford returns to talk about her work on the special The Nerdist Year in Review which airs right after Doctor Who this Christmas Eve on BBC America. She also shares some interesting tidbits about the show's special guests including Wil Wheaton and Nathan Fillion. We also talk about the scary of American Horror Story, and the wonder that was In Search Of.

Kristen: Twitter and Website
Music: Rebecca Angel 

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic, The MMO You're Looking For

You might call me a Star Wars fan.You'd be right. Of all the franchises out there, this is the one that stole my heart first and never let it go. I was seven when I saw the movie in theaters and it single-handedly ignited my love for the genre.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The D6 Generation Podcast #93 Fandom Feuds

It's a war that's been waged for years. Star Wars vs. Star Trek. Most of us long ago took sides but there is a much greater threat in the universe and the amazing George Takei has made it his mission to refocus sci-fi fans to point our phasers, blasters and proton torpedoes in one united direction. It involves taking out sparkly vampires and this makes me very, very happy. Download the episode and head to the 2hr 3min mark to her the Total Fan Girl segment of the show.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Best Christmas Specials, Ever.

I love all the classic holiday stuff you see on television each December. Even though I have most of my favorites on DVD there's something special about seeing them when they're actually being aired. It doesn't count if you record them or stream them later. I'm talking about the random channel surfing that suddenly turns up one of your favorites, as if the network aired it just for you. I tend to obsess over the things that make me happy and one of my biggest obsessions is Christmas specials.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Princess Saves Herself in Princeless

Behold, a beautiful princess is trapped in a tower guarded by a fierce dragon and only the bravest knight in the land can save her from her terrible fate. Oh, woe is the helpless maiden! Yeah, that's not this story.
This comic, which is the first in a series of four, is all about a maiden who is trapped in a tower, but is completely done with it all. Her parents put her up there in the hopes that a strong, young prince would happen along and save her, thus providing the kingdom with a worthy heir. But our heroine, Princess Adrienne, needs no rescuing and has other ideas about how royalty should treat their children. The story and whimsical style will appeal to both adults and kids and Princess Adrienne's trusty dragon will have everyone longing for one of their own.

The GeekMoms Podcast #10: Science Fairs

The season of the school science fair is fast approaching. How do you pick a project? How much should you help your kids? And when do you put on the brakes and keep them from accidentally blowing up the neighborhood?  I'm joined by fellow GeekMoms and science aficionados Patricia Vollmer and Helene McLaughlin to help guide you, and your child, in the right direction.

Patricia: Twitter and Ground Control to Major Mom
Helene: Twitter and Lady Astrid's Laboratory
Music: Rebecca Angel

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Geek Girls Network Podcast #34 Best Backseat Games, Christmas Shopping and a Contest

In this episode we review the Muppet Movie, talk about the rumored Dr. Who movie and rant about the season break of The Walking Dead. We also talk about the best games for backseat gamers. Skyrim is not on that list. And with only 18 days until Christmas, we break down the best online shops to fill all your Christmas needs.

And announcing an awesome new contest for all you creative geeks!

Send in your handmade geeky holiday ornaments during December and GGN will showcase your talent and pimp links to your shop. At the end of the month, we will run a contest and one super lucky winner will be the proud new owner of all the showcased items!

So, if you have an online shop selling awesome geeky ornaments, send an email to podcast@geekgirlsnetwork.com for details!

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

I Survived Twilight

The Ones That Sparkle
My favorite creatures in the supernatural realm are vampires. It's not a new thing, but an old thing that started way back when Interview with the Vampire hit theaters in 1994. I don't know why that movie got my attention because, until that moment, I hated all manner of spooky creatures and things that go bump in the night. It all stemmed from watching the remake of The Thing on HBO when I was a kid and was supposed to be asleep. When that one guy's head fell off and sprouted legs like a spider? Done. No spooky for me, but something in this movie changed my mind.