Here are a few things you may have missed over the last few weeks! PODCASTS From Regina McMenomy: Game on Girl on the GoEpisode 3 – Role Player Gamer Type https://anchor.fm/gameongirlonthego/episodes/Episode-3—Role-Player-Gamer-Type-e2vr5e From Engaged Family Gaming: The EFG Daily CommuteEpisode 34: The EFG Video Games of the Year 2018! http://dlvr.it/Qvqx1LOur most anticipated video games of 2019! http://dlvr.it/Qw9Dv2My Second Switch Experience http://dlvr.it/QwFLZ3The New Childhood – Early Impressions of be new book my Dr. Jordan Shapiro http://dlvr.it/QwKTYsWhere are all the #Nintendo Sports games? http://dlvr.it/QwQ7BNI Turned My Life Into a Game (And Learned some Things) http://dlvr.it/QwlKdGEA and Their Troubled History with Star Wars http://dlvr.it/QwwLrk From Nicole Tanner: Geeky Thrones GirlEpisode 11: Fire and Blood http://dlvr.it/QvwLyZGolden Globes New Footage Breakdown http://dlvr.it/Qw9qKZEpisodeRead More →

Each of the remaining major characters in Game of Thrones has a pivotal scene that has changed them from who they were at the beginning of the show to who they are leading into the final season. This scene for Jon Snow comes at the end of episode 3 in season 6. The Lead Up Throughout season 5, Jon has been making lots of choices that people disagree with, but he’s put his honor before everything else. Right before he’s elected Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, Stannis Baratheon offers him the chance to be legitimized as a Stark, so he brings the North toRead More →

geekgirlcon

If you’ve ever wanted to listen to some of the ambassadors for The Geek Embassy wax poetic about the women of Game of Thrones, now is your chance! Nicole, Isabela, and I were joined by authors Andrew and Demetria at GeekGirlCon 2018 to discuss what we love and hate about the women of Game of Thrones. It was truly an honor to be on this panel and to be featured on the main stage. We had a great audience and an engaging conversation. Panel Description So Different Yet Still the Same: The Women of Game of Thrones Game of Thrones isn’t particularly kind to anyRead More →

game of thrones daenerys targaryen

Each of the remaining major characters in Game of Thrones has a pivotal scene that has changed them from who they were at the beginning of the show to who they are leading into the final season. This scene for Daenerys is the ending scene of episode 4 of season 3. The Lead Up Season 3 sees Daenerys arrive in Astapor after leaving Qarth at the end of season 2. Astapor is home to the largest and most respected army known as the Unsullied. She has dragons and a bit of gold, so the next item on her list is securing an army. The onlyRead More →

Hey, Geeks. Welcome to Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to talk about all the worst parts of your favorite things. The Nightmare Before Christmas has steadily moved its way out of Halloween/Christmas “cult classic” status and into an annual Halloween/Christmas tradition for millions of people. But when you really look at the film you have to wonder why people have obsessed over this so long. Is it the highly-marketable characters and art style? It must be. Romantic Goths need something to decorate their room with, after all. But honestly, that’s not enough. Or at least it shouldn’t be. Let’s talk about why TheRead More →

compete

I’m not a terribly competitive person.  There’s a reason that I spend most of my weekends officiating roller derby instead of actually playing it.  This is also why I prefer to play cooperative games like Dungeons & Dragons, Castle Panic, Forbidden Island, and Sentinels of the Multiverse.  I also love me a good escape room.  Gaming for me is for socialization and building friendships; I find that easiest when we all work towards a common goal.  Then, why oh why did I sign up to compete in the main event at Magic Grand Prix Portland 2018?  This was a professional level Magic: The Gathering tournamentRead More →

gifts in the background with title of shopping for that one nerdy friend

It’s that time of year where many people find themselves shopping outside their comfort zones in order to get the perfect (or at least acceptable) gift for that one nerdy friend. Whether it’s a coworker you got assigned for Secret Santa, a grandchild who won’t stop talking about… something (you’re not sure what), or one of your best friends that’s just really into a different fandom, nerds are everywhere. And now you have to figure out exactly what they want. Don’t worry. It’s not as scary as it seems. Let’s talk about the different types of fandoms, and the DOs and DON’Ts of each. Fandom: TV SHOWS/MOVIES You know what?Read More →

The Geek Embassy Hangs Out 2018

Most of the staff of TGE gathered a few days ago to chat about our favorites from the year…. We discussed our favorite movies, TV shows, books, games, and wild cards — quite a few wild cards! A sneak preview of a few of the things we discussed: GeekGirlCon 2018 Star Trek Discovery Black Panther The Handmaid’s Tale Stan Lee Game of Thrones The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers For the rest, you’ll just have to listen to the episode and find out! Got your own to add? Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below or onRead More →