I never really fancied myself a cosplayer. I appreciate the spectacle of well executed cosplay and the dedication it takes to do it well. Just the crafting skill alone is something remarkable. But I didn’t think it would be something I participated in but rather something I would always enjoy viewing. That all changed the moment I saw Jillian Holtzmann on the big screen. I am not a hard scientist. I don’t do math or physics or science of any kind. But I still felt a deep kinship to Holtzmann from the first moment I saw her on the screen. I leaned over to my friend
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/
Here is our live episode from Emerald City Comicon! Isabela and I traveled to Seattle, met up with the TMG Cast (Adrian and Andrew) and interview some fantastic artists, writers, and game designers. We talked with a nice cross section of people this year, spanning many of the areas of interest for The Geek Embassy. We also got the chance to fly our banner for the first time (even if it was a little too new to lay flat). I asked lots of creators for advice they would give someone starting out in a creative field and thought I would highlight some of the best advice we were given.
I’ve been reading manga since September 2014 and started on anime a year before that. I started watching anime because my friend explained the entire plot of Fullmetal Alchemist to me and I decided I needed to see it. What really drew me in was that I had never seen anything except content for children. This was grownup animation, for teenagers and adults. Since discovering the extensive world of manga, I’ve assembled cosplay, watched well over twenty animes, and begun to learn how to draw in the manga style. First and foremost, I’d like to address the few beginning struggles of an aspiring manga enthusiast.
This week we have the pleasure of chatting with Alison Carrier, a bona fide Renaissance Woman and female geek hero. Alison works for EA at the Red Crow Austin studio as a UI/UX designer. Hear some stories about working in the game industry, cosplaying Wonder Woman, and all about her fantastically geeky hobbies. We WRaP up the show with what we’re Watching, Reading, and Playing. I won’t talk about a certain mobile game that has me super frustrated. I’m saving that for a later post. LINKS Alison Carrier The Simpsons: Tapped Out (iTunes, Android, Kindle) Monopoly Hotels Electronic Arts – Austin UI/UX Design MTAC, Middle
Trolls and Trolling. It’s been a hot topic in the game community over the past few months. Two well publicized incidents happened in the same weekend at different cons. We talk about both in this episode and share some strategies for dealing with trolls. Read Meagan Marie’s original article and commentary here, “What Would You Do if You Weren’t Afraid?” Read about Adria Richard’s experience here, “Fired SendGrid Developer Adria Richards Speaks Out.” We’d love to hear your strategies and thoughts about these two incidents in the comments. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page! Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina