storm front

Welcome to the first episode in our new series, The Geek Embassy Reads! This series is the official book club for the site. We will read a book and then come together to share our thoughts about it. Storm Front For the first installment, we read Storm Front by Jim Butcher. This is the first installment of The Dresden Files series. From the Amazon description: For Harry Dresden—Chicago’s only professional wizard—business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s aRead More →

parental

Parental Figures Have All the Fun You love them… most of the time. Some are good, some are bad, some are so good we tear up talking about them. For this hangout, we share our favorite parental figures from TV shows, movies, and books. We combined May and June’s hangout into one epic conversation. I had the idea to talk about favorite moms for May’s hangout since we were scheduled to record around Mother’s Day. When we had to reschedule, it made sense to make it a May and June parental figures celebration. Each of us came with a different set of priorities and considerationsRead More →

moving

I moved recently.  It sucked.  Moving always sucks. This is my fifth move in 30 months, and I’ve not stayed in one dwelling for more than ten months at a time during that period.  One would think I’ve gotten used to the constant packing, moving, unpacking, lather, rinse, repeat cycle of my life.  Truthfully, it’s just as frustrating every time.  Though moving generally sucks for everyone, I maintain that moving sucks more when you’re a nerd.  Most people have normal things to move: DVDs & Blu-Rays, clothing, all sorts of kitchenware, a desktop computer.  You either gather up a group of friends or hire moversRead More →

depths

As I hope you all know by now, I recently joined a new community of writers trying to get their books published: Inkshares. I jumped into a contest for the Nerdist for books about video games and found myself in a strange new land surrounded by strange new customs. Every heroine needs a guide as she begins her journey and Evan Graham was my guide. He introduced me to this strange land and the powerful community could be made there. About Tantalus Depths But this post isn’t about me or my book, it’s about Evan and his amazing novel, Tantalus Depths. This novel tells the storyRead More →

library aisle with lots of books

As my days fill up with activities and I seem to have less and less time to read recreationally (reading is a big part of my day job), There are certain books that stand out in my long, long list of books I’ve read during my life. They are books that opened my mind to new worlds of stories, provided comfort during difficult times, or are just plain fun and entertaining to read. And then there are also the books that opened my mind to what books really should be and that kept me going back to the library again and again. The Golden CompassRead More →

order

Greetings, Everyone, It’s time for a campaign update! So much has happened with my Inkshares book campaign for Mothering: The Game and the Nerdist contest. We are rapidly reaching the end of the contest run on July 15th at Noon Pacific Time. If you’ve been waiting to place your pre-order, now is the time! The contest is based on unique readers and, as of this pos,t I am in sixth place and about half way to the light publishing goal for the book. It is so exciting to have readers interested in the book and it’s been great motivation to get on with the writing! I’veRead More →

Hey Everyone! For our podcast listeners, the new LIVE Hangout we did on Sunday June 14th is now available as a podcast. If you haven’t checked out the YouTube video, don’t miss it. We’ve got some great geeky items that we show off, including a preview of a D&D inspired board game. Joining us this month are two new writers for the site, Micah Elliot and Sean Blystone. Look for intros and articles from them in the next few weeks. I’ve included links to the books, TV shows, and movies we discussed during the hangout. We also did a tribute to Sir Christopher Lee. YourRead More →

It’s that time of year again. Mark and Ryan join us to discuss some of our favorite media from 2014. We share music, movies, TV shows, books, games, and a personal wild card. Check out the show and share your favorites in the comments! Books  “A Dirty Job” by Christopher Moore D&D “Player’s Handbook“, 5th edition “Redeemed“, (House of Night series) by P. C. Cast “The Martian” by Andy Weir Games “Child of Light” by Ubisoft Montreal “The Last of Us” remastered by Naughty Dogs “Warlords of Draenor” by Blizzard Entertainment “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor” by Warner Brothers Interactive, Monolith Productions, Behavior Interactive MoviesRead More →