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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.
There are soooo many of us. With so many different passions that Geekdom has literally begun to splinter into small subcultures of fandoms. But is that where we want this whole thing to go. Are we, the original outcasted, ready to push away our brothers and sisters just because their geekdom doesn't match our own. I say NO. And so does Wil Wheaton and Felicity Day. Their latest Internation Table Top Day was a huge success and even if you're not a board gamer all were welcome to come out and be a part of this celebration of Geekiness. We will have reviews on several stores and how the day went. Talk about some new games played and some new friends that we made.
We will also be sharing with you our thoughts as to the new Star wars HD, Game of Thrones, Gotham. Plus, every Geek has a fantasy day or days they would love to do...well tonight we will tell you ours and then you can tell us yours. So, light a fire, preferrably in a fire place or chiminea, grab your favorite snuggle partner and let's DOOOOOOOOOOO THIS!!!!!!
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It's Monday night, and that means a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show thay mixes politics and comics. It's been a bit since we discussed recent releases and general news in the comic industry, so it's potluck Monday!
On this episode:
We talk what we've been reading and discuss hot comics and graphic novels you should check out, and what you should skip, and what we're looking forward to!
Emerald City Comicon was this past weekend with lots of announcements and hints as to what's coming up. We round up the news and talk about what you need to know.
Geekdom and politics clashed this past week and the largest game convention in North American Gen Con spoke out about Indiana's SB 101, and threatened to leave the state if passed. We lay it out there as to what you need to know.
The past few weeks also saw controversy. We discuss the recent round of harassment as well as the controversy over DC Comics variant cover to Batgirl #41.
We discuss all of that and more this Monday! We want to hear from you. Call in with your thoughts or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.
It's amazing that there's only 47 days, 20 hours and 40 minutes as we're draft this episode description until Avengers 2 hits the theaters, but who's counting? Welcome to the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse Mashup where the worlds of geekdom/blerdom, politics and current events collide and more importantly, the "uncanny" Daryll B. sits in for the show's entirety. The topics scheduled to be atomized are: Playstation's Powers TV series hit the net and the ubiquitous game consoles last week and we give our impressions; our thoughts about DMG Entertainment purchasing the film rights to Valiant Comics' intellectual properties; just what is all the hoopla over the Apple watch and can anyone below the late Steve Jobs' pay grade afford it?; a few geek incidentals to chop up (TV's Supergirl costume, Preacher casting, SHIELD, Arrow and Flash predictions, Fish Mooney exits Gotham, the Daredevil Kingpin centric trailer) ; Dburt plays devil's advocate (shocker!) regarding credit scores being used for screening job applicants; Chappie and Focus reviews; Univision host compares FLOTUS to a character in the Planet of the Apes (wow); in more #BlackLivesMatterOnlyWhenWhitesAreInvolved news-a young Oakland mother is gunned down while trying to shield her kids from gunfire and lastly, #BLACKBUFFOONERYTRUMPSWHITECRIMINALITY-Dburt notices that the NY Daily News provided a front page spread for a brutal Black girlfight in a Brooklyn McDonalds but the Mafisoso 55 kilo drug bust story was relegated to a small mention on page 10! (continue watching Empire at your own peril, folks). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
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.
Remember to visit www.facebook.com/WVIPWRadio to get the latest in news and notes from WV's idependent wrestling scene and updates on future podcasts.
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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.