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Matt, Daniel, Nick and MJ sit down and have a discussion about the new MMO coming out soon...AION! And probably some other things but not as important as that. Enjoy! EDIT!: We actually just played DnD but you don't hear DnD talk, more like us just making jokes for an hour.
Okay, so let's face it. Geekdom is at an all time high. What used to be an incredibly small counter culture of renegade gamers with high IQ's and low public acceptance which rallied in basements and shared their dreams of conquest, power and legendary deeds, have now become a target marketshare for numerous corporations. In less just about thirty years we have gone from lonely to legion!!!
New conventions are appearing every year and most of the already established ones are expanding. Geeks are pouring into every city in their cargo shorts, graphic Tee's, back packs and rule books in hand in record numbers. Cosplayers are showing up in every possible persona from the Flintstones all the way to dead alaskan painter Bob Ross. Everywhere you look, more and more Geeks are crawling from there preverbial holes and joining the world at large.
But at what cost? We are actually becoming such a large group that we are beginning to splinter into sub groups again and those groups are at times finding it hard to accept and share the spot light. Steampunkers, Tabletop War Gammers, Cardies, Boardies, Consolers, Cosplayers, RPG'ers, LARP'ers, MMO'ers, Trekkies, Jedi's, Vamps, Tramps and a 1000 others... when is to much to much and what does it mean to market a game or product to these numerous and varied groups. Tonight on the Wolf's Den we look at the expanding world of Geek and how much further we think it can go before we see it shatter and splinter into seperate cons, gatherings and events.
With the technical difficulties, there was much left unsaid after the interview with Joey "By God" Morton. So, David Lynch and William Lavell return with an addendum to Tuesday night's episode. WWE, Indies, Geekdom, and some news and notes on upcoming episodes.
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This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics, geekdom, and politics. It's been a bit since our last episode and we're back to cover some of the latest releases as well as conventions. On tap this week is:
Batgirl got a new look, new location, a new status-quo in Batgirl #35. We discuss the change for the character.
Gotham Academy #1 came out and the series attempts to fill a much needed gap in the DC Comics line-up. We talk about the new series' first issue and recent changes for DC.
New York Comic Con recently descended on New York City's Javitts Center. We talk about the convention and the numerous announcement that came out of it.
We'll discuss the above and more in a brand new episode! We want to hear from you too. You can call in with your thoughts, or Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy.
Okay Wolfers, let's grab the kiddies and send them away for the evening, because this show is all about the other side of being a geek. No, I don't mean screaming out the names of some Cthulian God while in a room full of the faithful, although we did have that happen. We are not talking about watching women in animal costumes slink around the stage taunting the audiance into a frenzy as they shed of various layers of clothing, but we did see a classic duck strip tease. Nor are we alluding to playing a board game assembled entirely from parts hidden amongst some co-eds clothing which she must remove in order for us to play her little game...wait, wait I forgot about the mouse trap dance that Iris Explosion did that nearly brought the house down. I'll be damned, I am talking about that side of Geekdom...and if we are going to talk about it then we need to introduce Anja Keister the founder/producer of D20 Burlesque the wildest/funniest Geek show you will ever see.
Based out of New York, this collection of talented and beautiful ladies has been wowing audiences since 2011 with their naughty but nerdy views on subjects ranging from Board games to fantasy characters and even Uncle Lovecraft himself. So, let's not make you squirm like a fan girl any longer, let's get to the show and have the ladies tell us all about the exciting things they have lined up for us this year and what next year holds for their troupe.
The Redhead Bedhead came to life when JoEllen Notte decided she wanted to talk about sex on the internet (“Do people even do that?!”) The next year saw her write for multiple outlets (including her own award-winning blog), attend conferences, develop workshops, start a book and tour North America’s best sex shops. A writer, educator, sex positive retail consultant and the founder of Sex Geekdom Portland and the Portland Academy of Sex Education, JoEllen is out to save the world from mediocre sex.
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It's Monday night which means a new episode of Graphic Policy Radio! This is the show that mixes comics, geekdom, and politics.
This week we mix some comic discussion with that of conventions. On this episode:
We chat about Marvel and Peter David's All-New X-Factor.
This past weekend was Otakon. The convention covers manga, anime, and cosplay and attracts over 100,000 individuals to Baltimore, MD, for the weekend. We talk about the convention and some of the interesting observations from it.
We're talking those two things and more! You can listen in live, but also join in the conversation by calling us, or Tweeting us your thoughts, @graphicpolicy.
We have so many movies and shows that we need to talk about today.
We will review Transformers: Age of Extinction and Edge of Tomorrow.
There are a number of TV shows that the Geeks have been watching. We'll going to talk about: the latest True Blood, The Bookdocks, Penny Deadful, Under the Dome, Orphan Black, Legend of Korra, Orange is the New Black... and where ever else these guys have been watching.
Of course we'll have Sith News to get you up to day on the latest tech and news from around Geekdom.
Finally, we'll open up the Barbershop for some entertaining and thoughtful conversation.
What a show we have for you this week...We have news from GW and Privateer Press, battle reports, GenCon scheduling updates and what you can expect at a big convention, a game review, store news and if that wasn't enough, two big Movie rants and an interview with some attentdees from the east coasts largest Steampunk gathering, World's Fair.
This show is just packed with coolness so come on in, grab an ale take a seat and relax, its time for your hosts to take you on another journey into the very dark heart of geekdom here at Live Inside the Wolfs Den.