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Ambassadors Call To Arms! Are you a highly motivated, engaged geek? Are you looking for a creative outlet for your writing? Have you always wanted to create video or audio content for the web? The Geek Embassy is recruiting Ambassadors. We are looking for writers and content producers for the website who are dedicated to the Mission Statement and vision of The Geek Embassy: The Geek Embassy is a dynamic learning community focused on discussions about geek culture. Our ambassadors are individuals with established geeky passions and a willingness to discuss and share their knowledge with aspiring geeks. The Geek Embassy values open dialogue and encouragesRead More →

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Hello Everyone and Welcome to The Geek Embassy! Today we launch our new website, The Geek Embassy. Game on Girl was my first passion project and, like a lot of passion projects, it was a lot about me as an individual. I identified with the site, with our mascot, GiGi, and with the mission to identify and create a community for women gamers. As the site and the podcast grew, so did my vision and my idea about what kind of a community I wanted to grow and how I could better serve those with similar interests to mine. In thinking about all the joy geek cultureRead More →

This week we review an excellent anthology focused on women gamers. “Chicks Dig Gaming” from Mad Norwegian press is a great collection of stories and articles we are sure you would love. We share some quotes from our favorite stories in the collection. We WRaP up the episode with what we are Watching, Reading, and Playing. We’re loving some fall TV and new games this week. Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda WATCHING “Constantine“, NBC “Godzilla” “Bad Judge“, NBC “Awkward“, MTV READING “Chicks Dig Gaming“, Mad Norweigen Press, (Amazon) “Chasing the Dead“, Tim Weaver PLAYING “Civilization: Beyond Earth” “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel” COMING “TheRead More →

Rhonda here. Mark joins me as co-host this week. We were thrilled to have as our guest, The Sunday Times bestselling author, Tim Weaver. Weaver contacted me after I posted my review of his first U.S. publication, Never Coming Back, and I responded like any fangirl would by asking him to be on the show. Never Coming Back is the fourth in Weaver’s David Raker series and I hope that Penguin will publish the rest of his books in the U.S. as well. Chasing the Dead The Dead Tracks Vanished Never Coming Back Fall From Grace OTHER LINKS Entertainment Weekly’s 2014 Summer Thriller Recommendations CONSRead More →

Have we got a great show for you this week! Tricia Barr from FANgirl Blog joins us. We discuss Star Wars fandom, strong female characters, and writing. Check out the episode and let us know what you think in the comments. Links Tricia Barr is FanGirl “What is Strong?” “Agent of My Own Destiny: A Discussion of Character Agency” “Wynde” SUMMER BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS We didn’t do book recommendations on the show because we were having such a great conversation with Tricia, but here is what we would have said: BEACH The Guild – The Offical Companion (because fandom belongs at the beach – Regina) TheRead More →

This week, we chat with writer, gamer, blogger, and mom, Toni Lesatz from My Book Addiction. We have a great chat about writing, gaming, and website promotions. LINKS GameFly Goodreads Sewer Shark Into the Dead Zombie Gunship For Toni Lesatz: MyBookAddiction Facebook Goodreads Google+ Instagram Pinterest Twitter Youtube SUMMER BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS BEACH Blood Sucking Fiends by Christopher Moore Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz Extra Credit by Nina Post MOUNTAINS Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris  Moon Called by Patricia Briggs Donners of the Dead by Karina Halle INTERNATIONAL The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Life of Pi by Yann MartelRead More →

Generally, I try not to think about episodes in terms of favorites but I have to confess that our guest this week has already become a favorite. Nika Harper joins us from the Geek & Sundry vlog channel. Her new show, Story Mode, combines game play and story telling – two of the things we love the most about gaming here at Game on Girl! We talk about creative inspiration, game & geek culture, and a host of other fabulous topics. We WRaP about our latest geeky passions this week, talking about what we are Watching, Reading, and Playing. What are your latest geeky interests? Passions? Obsessions? Check itRead More →

“Apart from the fact that you blocked me from banging a fairy and I’m about to go lose my crown in battle thanks to my army being decimated, yeah, totally good.” We’ve got a great interview for you this week. We talk to Co-founder and Director of the nationwide LARP Dystopia Rising, Ashley Zdeb. Ashley helps further our understanding of LARPing by covering some basics of game play and engagement and also some of the exciting stories that are told in game. Dystopia Rising is a post-apocalyptic, zombie filled world unlike any other LARP we’ve heard of before. We’d love to hear your thoughts about LARPing, especiallyRead More →

Hold on to your hats, Game on Girl fans! We’ve got a great show for you this week. Kelly Sue DeConnick is a multifaceted author, Japanese manga adapter and editor, and all around cool chick. This is a fantastic conversation and we’re sure you’ll want to check out her work after you listen. We close out the show with our Geeking Out segment. We’d love some feedback on this new addition to the show. Are you enjoying listening to me and Rhonda geek out over what we are reading, watching and playing? Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomyRegina is a gamer, writer, teacher, andRead More →

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Before I get to the write up for this week’s episode, I’d just like to take a moment and send some positive thoughts to the people of Boston. The bombings after the Boston Marathon were horrific. If you are able, please consider donating blood in your city. Find a Red Cross center near you. This week we interview married gamers, LARPers, and game industry vets Brandes and Rabbit. They share some really fantastic stories of acceptance and engagement from their LARPing community. To learn more about the LARPs they participate in, check out Rule of 3 Productions, the game they run, Dust to Dust, andRead More →