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This week, we share our top five child characters from our favorite fantasy books, movies, and TV shows. Listen to hear both our favorites and some of the connections we make to each of these characters. REGINA Arya Stark – Game of Thrones Luna Lovegood – Harry Potter series Charlie – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Meg Murray – A Wrinkle in Time Alanna of Trebond – Song of the Lioness – Tamora Pierce RHONDA 5. Russell in UP 4. Coraline in Coraline 3. Morgan in Enchanted 2. Hermione in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 1. Alexandria in The Fall   Until nextRead More →

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Hubba hubba! Inspired by recent events on The Big Bang Theory, we talk about our favorite geeky romances on this week’s show. Listen to hear our top five romances and geeky love moments from movies, TV, and books. We’d love to hear about your favorite geeky romances and romantic moments! Leave a comment here and let us know! See Rhonda’s moments here. Until next time, Sheldon and Amy got their game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomyRegina 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 thereRead More →

What fun will 2014 hold for Game on Girl? Give us your suggestions! This week, writer Mark and podcast editor Ryan join us to discuss our favorite TV shows, movies, games, and books from 2013. Listen and see if we included your favorite! If not, let us know in the comments! Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda & Mark & Ryan Regina McMenomyRegina 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 herRead More →

  Our editor, Ryan, joins us this week to discuss all the many reasons we have to be happy geeks right now. We talk about movies, TV shows, games, and communities we all take part in. Check out our conversation and let us know how awesome your favorite fandom was in 2013! Links we talked about in the show: Plants vs Zombies garden ornaments Candy Crush mobile game Etsy Geekry merchandise Omni Reboot “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” PBS Digital channels: Game Show & Idea Channel Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda & Ryan Regina McMenomyReginaRead More →

We introduced you to the documentary Wonder Women and the companion game Wonder City in episode 65. This week, we take our love of the documentary one step further by interviewing the director, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan. Kristy takes us through her inspiration for the documentary, the process to make it, and what it’s like to interview some of the big name supporters of Wonder Woman, namely Gloria Steinem and Linda Carter. Support this amazing project by purchasing the brand new DVD available through TransitMedia. You can also rent or buy a digital version through Amazon. We also WRaP this week, sharing with you what we are Watching, Reading, and Playing. Let usRead More →

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This week we share our top five favorite robots. Some heroic, some dangerous, some beloved favorites, we discuss how robots help us better understand our own humanity. Listen and let us know who your favorite robots are in the comments. Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomyRegina 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 andRead More →

Occasionally, there is a movie or a documentary that changes your entire world view. This is not one of those times. The PBS Independent Lens documentary, Wonder Women, reaffirms everything we talk about on Game on Girl. Women (and men!) want strong heroes of both genders. Even better than that, they have a game for you to explore becoming a superhero your self. Give Wonder City a visit. Along with this fascinating show, we talk about the best Tumblr we’ve ever seen: Little Girls R Better at Designing Superheroes than You. Go look. You’re bound to fall in love. As always, we’d love your feedback. Leave us a commentRead More →

Hopefully, you all love The Guild as much as we do. In the course of the show, we’ve talked about individual episodes, scenes, and many of the characters. WARNING: In this episode we talk in detail about all of season 6 but specifically about the last episode. The Guild, Everyone’s Happy Except Vork This week, we talk about what looks to be the end of the entire series – the finale of season 6. Listen if only to hear The Doc get seriously choked up talking about this fantastic webseries. What did you think of the season and potentially the show finale? Was it whatRead More →

This week in Pop Culture, we talk about a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory where we see Penny, Bernadette, and Amy dive further into geek culture, exploring the comic books the guys so love. Meanwhile, The Bakersfield Expedition follows the guys as they head to a local Comicon in full Star Trek: The Next Generation Cosplay and have an unfortunate adventure of their own after stopping to pose for a few authentic show pictures. Be warned: there are spoilers. If you haven’t seen the episode, go watch it at CBS.com! As always, we’d love to hear your ideas about this episode. What didRead More →

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This week we were inspired by a Wired Magazine article: Geek Culture’s 26 Most Awesome Female Ass Kickers! Check out the gallery for full size versions of these pictures and short descriptions of the characters and the reasons why we love them. Also, Regina was on another awesome podcast. Make sure to check out Pixel Response and their new series, Breaking Balls: Gender Politics in Media. The Doc is on their first episode focusing on female video game characters. We would love to hear about your favorite female ass kickers! Make sure to comment here or follow us on Twitter. You can even like our page on Facebook. Game onRead More →