harry potter house

Come on, admit it. You’ve taken a Harry Potter house quiz or two. It’s a great geeky time killer at the very least. This month, we decided to take a few quizzes and compare results. Isabela, Evan, and I have lots of opinions about all things Harry Potter, not just the house definitions and meanings. We open with a brief discussion of Fantastic Beasts and The Cursed Child to kick off our discussion. I get all the names wrong. All of them. For those who might not be as well versed in the Hogwarts houses, summaries of each house (taken from the Harry Potter Wiki):Read More →

pleasures

Guilty pleasures! We had a great time at this hangout. First we discuss what makes something a guilty pleasure. We decided it’s often something you don’t talk much about, you generally don’t tell your friends or your family about it. Sometimes it might make you feel a little embarrassed that you enjoy it so much. Or it might be a show or movie that you watch and watch over and over again. Isabela previously discussed how guilty pleasures are often code for feminine. Romances are often described as guilty pleasures. One of the ideas we mention is they are often more light hearted or popcornRead More →

guilty

It’s that time again! For March, our staff are getting together to discuss guilty pleasures for our live hangout. What makes something you enjoy a guilty pleasure? Tune in to hear us discuss this very question. We will share our favorite TV shows, movies, books, games, and food. There might also be a disagreement over what makes something a guilty pleasure… Tune in live at 2pm pacific Sunday, March 26th and find out what I mean. Live on YouTube! Click on the link and we can read your comments as we chat. Until next time, get your geek on! Regina, Isabela, Mark, and Julie  Read More →

geeky gifts

Get your geeky gifts here! For our November hangout the staff of The Geek Embassy put together a wonderful gift guide of all kinds of geeky themed gifts. I won’t lie. Quite of few of my suggestions are things on my very own wish list. Check out our consulate themed gift suggestions. Tantalus Depths by Evan Graham Paper Girls, Vol 1. The Martian by Andy Weir Emergence by David R Palmer Stage Play Tickets Mothering the Game by Regina McMenomy The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher Solar System Glasses from ThinkGeek Art Book: Lois van Baarle Cooling Pillow  Nap Pillow Buddy: Minion, Storm Trooper MyBOOKmark BookmarkRead More →

Greetings, Geeks! We are live this Sunday, November 20th at 2 PM PST. We’re all looking forward to geeking out with you this weekend! Our theme this month is our yearly holiday gift guide! We’ll be suggesting gifts for each of the consulates: Story, Pop Culture, Tech, Gaming, and Lifestyle. You can watch the live hangout using the youtube link below and ask questions during the show via youtube. Do you have any can’t-miss gift suggestions? Let us know in the comments, on our Facebook page, or via twitter. Until next time, get your geek on! Isabela Watch the Hangout Isabela Oliveira Isabela Oliveira is a renaissance geek,Read More →

september

For September, we close out summer talking about our favorite geeky amusements from the season and delve into a conversation about conventions. We discuss books we are reading, and one someone is writing. We talk about games we’ve been playing; lots of phone and board games including Pandemic: The Cure. Binge watching addictions and series that may depend too heavily on nostalgia for some. In our discussions of the recent cons we’ve attended, we discuss what makes a con work and what stands out as a failure. Regina and Isabela talk about their first experience at Rose City Comic Con (they plan to go next year)Read More →

july

Greetings, Geeks! We had a great hangout for July! New ambassadors Julie and Dante joined me and Rhonda to talk about how our experience and enjoyment of music has changed throughout our lives. We start with our first memories of seeking out music on our own, venture into junior high favorites, and first crushes. From there, we linger a bit too long perhaps in high school and how music first started to truly impact our identities. Looking at post-college time to the present brought us almost full circle in our musical biographies. (Yes, we did discuss the Hamilton soundtrack.) I was delighted to finally understandRead More →

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Greetings, Geeks! We are live this Sunday, July 10th at 2 PM PST. We’re all looking forward to geeking out with you this weekend! Our theme this month is musical histories – we’ll be discussing our favorite music and individual music styles. Regina will also update us on her Inkshares campaign for Mothering: The Game and the Nerdist video games contest ending on the 15th! You can watch the live hangout using the youtube link below or by going to the hangout page on Google+ if you want to make comments and ask questions during the show.  RSVP on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss it! What are some gemsRead More →

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Greetings, Geeks! We are live this Sunday, June 12th at 2 PM PST. We’re all looking forward to geeking out with you this weekend! Our theme this month is favorite villains – those you love to hate and hate to love. Regina will also talk more about her Inkshares campaign and the Nerdist video games contest! Have something you’d like to hear us discuss on this month’s show or one in the future? Let us know in the comments, on our Facebook page, or via twitter. Until next time, get your geek on! Isabela Isabela Oliveira Isabela Oliveira is a renaissance geek, in the sense that she knows aRead More →

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EDIT:  Due to some scheduling conflicts, we had to cancel this hangout. Greetings, Geeks! We are live this Sunday, May 20th at 2 PM PST. Looking forward to geeking out with you this weekend! Have something you’d like to hear us discuss on this month’s show? Let us know in the comments, on our Facebook page, or via twitter. Until next time, get your geek on! Isabela Isabela Oliveira Isabela Oliveira is a renaissance geek, in the sense that she knows a little about a whole lot of things. She is always looking for the next great TV show to marathon and for the next exciting thing toRead More →