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Write, The Geek Embassy Podcast, Podcast, Story

TGE Ep 15 – Capes & Baskets LIVE at Wizard World Portland 2017

Capes & Baskets: What Fairy Tales Can Teach Us about Superheroes Were you unable to attend Geek Girl Con or Wizard World in Portland, Oregon? Have you always wanted to see The Geek Embassy's ambassadors in action? Well, now is your chance! For our recent presentation in Portland, I was able to record our panel… Continue reading TGE Ep 15 – Capes & Baskets LIVE at Wizard World Portland 2017

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Conventions

Celebrity Panels: Yay or Nay?

Celebrity panels are one of my favorite things about going to cons. Seeing celebs in real time, fielding questions from random fans, and telling stories.... I just can't get enough of it. I know for a lot of people who go to cons the experience is more about the story or the art, about finding new… Continue reading Celebrity Panels: Yay or Nay?

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Conventions

Is Bigger Always Better? Why I Love Small Cons

My first comic book convention was New York Comic Con back in 2007, in its second year of existence.  I got my Runaways deluxe hardcovers signed by Brian K. Vaughan, and I was hooked on cons ever since.  Since 2007, I've been to NYCC 7 times, and three times each to San Diego, Emerald City,… Continue reading Is Bigger Always Better? Why I Love Small Cons

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The Geek Embassy Podcast, Podcast, Conventions, Cosplay

TGE Ep 10 – September 2016 LIVE Hangout

For September, we close out summer talking about our favorite geeky amusements from the season and delve into a conversation about conventions. We discuss books we are reading, and one someone is writing. We talk about games we've been playing; lots of phone and board games including Pandemic: The Cure. Binge watching addictions and series that… Continue reading TGE Ep 10 – September 2016 LIVE Hangout

Game on Girl Podcast, Geek, Podcast, Conventions

Episode 122 – Con*Gregate

This week, Rhonda reports about her experiences at ConGregate, a fan con in Winstom-Salem, North Carolina. Listen to hear all about this great experience! We continue our summer book recommendations based on your vacation destination of choice. Links Con*Gregate Laura Haywood-Cory with Baen Books Allegra Liana, the Chainmail Chick Randy Richards, Paul Revere: The Zombies… Continue reading Episode 122 – Con*Gregate

Game on Girl Podcast, Geek, Podcast, Conventions

Episode 119 – utopYA Con 2014

This week, Rhonda reports in about UtopYA Con, a young adult and new adult fiction writers convention she attended in Nashville. Check out these links for a glimpse into the great resources available at this con. utopYA Con Tickets for utopYA 2015: Write Your Own Future Social Deviants, social marketing company Gennifer Albin, author, "Crewel", "Altered"… Continue reading Episode 119 – utopYA Con 2014

Game on Girl Podcast, Podcast, Conventions

Episode 94 – 2014 Con Calendar: Register Now!

If you have a geeky interest, there's a con out there for you.   This week we discuss some of the cons we plan to attend and some we dream of attending. Here are some great web sites for con calendars: UpComingCons - cons listed by genre SciFiConventions - search by geographic region and time… Continue reading Episode 94 – 2014 Con Calendar: Register Now!

Play, Video Games

PAX Prime 13 – What’s Your Gamer Type Panel

Hooray! Thanks to the wonderful people at MMO Reporter, we have a complete video of the panel I moderated at PAX Prime this year. This is seriously exciting because we lost the audio for the panel so I wasn't able to review it myself. Better, even, I get to review the question and answer section… Continue reading PAX Prime 13 – What’s Your Gamer Type Panel

Community, Conventions

PAX Prime and Dragon*Con 2013!

Hello Everyone! Con time is upon us! This weekend, Rhonda and I are covering cons on both U.S. coasts. Rhonda will be at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA and I'll be at PAX Prime in Seattle, WA. It's pretty exciting times for us both and I wanted to make sure to get you all the details… Continue reading PAX Prime and Dragon*Con 2013!

Game on Girl Podcast, Game Culture, Podcast, Conventions, Gamers, Play

Episode 27 – Get Your Con On! DragonCon and PAX Prime 2012

This week, Rhonda and I talk about two cons we attended on opposite sides of the country on the same weekend. Rhonda reports on her three favorite panels from DragonCon (one with a very special last minute guest appearance!) and I talk about my top three games I played at PAX Prime. Listen in for… Continue reading Episode 27 – Get Your Con On! DragonCon and PAX Prime 2012