TGE Ep 13 – January 2017: New Year’s Hangout

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TGE Ep 13 – January 2017: New Year’s Hangout

New Year’s Eve has come and gone but the staff of The Geek Embassy had to take some time to reflect on 2016. We suffered plenty of misery, had some good times, saw some good movies, and read some great books. 2016 is one for the record books for sure and we are hoping that 2017 will bring everyone lots of joy.

Or at least fewer celebrity deaths.

Rhonda and I recall our fabulous time at Geek Girl Con in Seattle. We presented a great panel titled, “Capes & Baskets: What fairy tales can teach us about superheroes.” It was really well received and a blast. The comments were amazing. It was so much fun to see people take our ideas and run with them. We also offered some advice about what not to do if you have a panel at a con. (The dreaded, “We want to hear from you!” is at the top of the list.)

We shared some of our expectations for 2017 and things we hope to find this year. We also shared some geeky gifts we got from the holiday season. One of Rhonda’s gifts to me is going to play a pretty significant role this year for the site. Keep an eye out for that in the coming months.

Unfortunately, we will not be at Emerald City Comic Con this year. Our panel and press badges were both rejected. Maybe we will make it again in 2018.

Until next time, geek your geek on and have a fabulous 2017!

Regina & Rhonda & Mark & Ryan

P.S. My cat, Matilda, makes an appearance in this episode.

To Discuss

What was your favorite moment from 2016? What are you looking forward to in 2017? Let us know in the comments.

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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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