jet city

I’m happy to announce that The Geek Embassy will be debuting our traveling panel at Jet City Comic Show this Sunday at 3pm! Catch us live in Room 407! Tickets are still available so if you are in the Seattle/Tacoma area, come and join us at what should be a fun con. We will be visiting with photographer Andrew Kolstad at his table showcasing a local cosplay group. Don’t miss the chance to see “Baskets & Capes: What Fairy Tales Can Teach Us about Superheroes.” Regina, Dante, and I will be on the panel presenting and handing out some sweet swag. Come ask a questionRead More →

comedy podcast roundup

Podcast and media suggestions if you need to laugh and forget the real world for a little while. Put Your Hands Together, Hosted by Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher “Put Your Hands Together delivers 75 minutes of jokes and backstage chats with LA’s best and brightest comics directly to your earbuds.” Cameron and Rhea are the most energetic and engaging hosts of a comedy podcast I’ve listened to and have great onstage chemistry (which is not surprising, since they’re married). Listen to: Pete Holmes, Alice Wetterlund, Marcella Arguello, Goodrich Gevaart, Tony Sam, Danielle Perez and hosts Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher 2 Dope Queens, HostedRead More →

creators of color

Something I’d like to do more of for The Geek Embassy is to highlight content and creators whose work online that I enjoy. For this first spotlight, check out some of the creators of color who are making kickass content that I adore! Websites Black Girl Create “Black Girls Create is a hub for black creators and nerds. Through our site, we showcase a variety of creativity including, but not limited to, essays, fiction, art, and other forms of multimedia. We strive to be a collaborative space committed to championing and highlighting the increased media representation of black girls and women specifically, and people ofRead More →

Capes and Baskets: What Fairy Tales Can Teach Us About Superheroes

I’m happy to share that the panel we debuted at Geek Girl Con 2016, Capes & Baskets: What Fairy Tales Can Teach Us About Superheroes, is going to be a panel at Wizard World Portland 2017! Fairy Tales and Superheroes Have you ever wondered how Harley Quinn and Snow White are the same? What about Jessica jones and Rapunzel? Bring your favorite superhero and favorite fairy tale to the panel and see what connections you can make! Everywhere you look, in every form of pop culture, at the movies, on broadcast TV, and on Netflix, everything’s coming up superheroes. Storytelling has always been about explainingRead More →

The Sims 4 Toddlers

Since The Sims is a life simulation game, a large part of the previous iterations was watching a Sim grow throughout their life… and one of the biggest disappointments fans of the Sims got when The Sims 4 first came out was the lack of the toddler life stage. Young Sims would skip from being a baby to a young child that went to school, did homework, started working on their life skills, and were fairly independent. The lack of helping young Sim family members learn life skills has been something Sims fans have being asking for a long time and, after a lot ofRead 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 OliveiraIsabela Oliveira is a renaissance geek, inRead More →

spooky picture for Halloween podcast

If you’re having trouble getting into the Halloween spirit, put on one of these podcasts to set a spooky mood! Welcome to Night Vale Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast, narrated by Cecil Palmer (voiced by Cecil Baldwin), the community radio host for the mysterious desert town Night Vale.  Cecil has been a lifelong resident of Night Vale and has been a radio host for… an indeterminate amount of time.  Time is a hazy concept in the town, the dog park is off-limits to the residents, and station management is amorphous, to say the least. The tone can change quickly from comedic toRead More →

Steins;Gate first came out for the XBox 360 in 2009. It was shortly thereafter adapted into a manga and, later, an anime series and an animated film. It was recently ported over to Steam* for Windows. Steins Gate.  Some know it as Fate; to others, it is the will of God. The game starts off with no preamble or cut scenes – the story begins with the main character, Rintarou Okabe, attending a press conference by a Doctor Nakabachi about time travel.  Okabe is rather eccentric, and oftentimes, downright arrogant, considering himself a mad scientist (alias of Hououin Kyouma) who is on the run fromRead More →

Check out this gallery to see all the amazing things Regina, Dante, and I saw at Rose City Comic Con this year!   Isabela OliveiraIsabela 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 to learn and write about. In her spare time, she writes and manages social media for The Geek Embassy and works to dismantle the patriarchy in Vancouver, Washington. https://isabelajoliveira.contently.com/Read More →

I recently wrote about my geeky obsession with tiny houses…. Before I got any further in this journey, I wanted to make sure I was comfortable in those kind of spaces, so last week, I booked a couple of days in two separate tiny houses. The first is the Savannah tiny home of Mt. Hood Tiny House Village. This was definitely a vacation rental – there were a lot of things about this model that, in my opinion, would not work well for long-term living. The second was the Tiny Tack House, located in Everett, Washington. This was the owners’ full-time residence for four yearsRead More →