Episode 34 – Brains and Games: Jodi Black and Family

Episode 34 – Brains and Games: Jodi Black and Family

This week we present to you another fabulous gaming family. We talk with Jodi Black from Beautiful Brains Books and Games and her two daughters, Bethany and Trinity.

Listen to hear the girls talk about DMing their first games (at nine, yes 9! years old!) and Jodi talk about the important role gaming plays in their family life.

Make sure to check out MACE Con (November 2-4 in Charlotte, NC) where Jodi and the girls will be leading an entire track dedicated to gaming kids.

In pop culture news, we talk about a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory, “The Re-entry Minimization.” Our community discussion focuses on your responses to the provocative question: Will the term gamer become obsolete?

We’d love to hear your feedback in the comments. Is gaming a family event for you? A good way to bond? What are some of the ways you learned about good sportsmanship?

Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda

the geek embassy

Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.

To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.

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