She Geek Critique – Surviving Your First Con

You’ve heard about “cons” and you’re finally ready to dive in and give one a go. This is a great time of year for it, with everything from the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con on June 23-25 to the “grandfather” of them all Comic-Con International: San Diego on July 20-23 and all manner of other cons across the country. But if it’s your first time, there are some things you should keep in mind to make sure you have the best possible experience.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Representation Counts

We live in a time where every notion or concept has a hashtag. It can get to the point where it becomes overwhelming, or tedious even. That’s not to say that they don’t have meaning, but to address all of them would take a full 140 characters by itself! But I digress. Yesterday, my brother posted something on his FB that caught my eye – an African American male cosplaying as Batman. Now this, in and of itself, was not new to me. But to read his story I was reminded of how black kids could not be Batman, Superman, Captain America or Doctor Strange because we didn’t look like them. We could be Spider-Man, Iron Man or anyone black because either you couldn’t see who was under the mask or armor or they looked like us. Being kids we didn’t know better, but it did kinda suck, to be honest about it all.  Continue reading

GW1 Issue 102 – High Tea Tai Chi

This week we’re focusing on conventions. First, we have lots of updates for this weekend’s Oddmall, including some specifics on panels and entertainment. Then, after a bit of geek news, we have details from Kylan and Miss Dawn about the fun they had at the International Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati last weekend. Listen now!  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Polite Punks

This past weekend, I went to the International Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati (take a listen to issue 100 for background, as well as this week’s issue to find out more). I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I’ve been into steampunk for a long time, before it actually had a name. I was into the alternative history stories, books and movies since I was young. And about a decade ago, when the genre was picking up steam (so to speak) and becoming more of a culture of its own, I started seeking it out at conventions.  Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – Acceptance and Inclusivity

Blog-MDMThere has been a lot of negativity lately, in the world in general and in the geek realm more specifically. The hate, the sexism, the racism, the homophobia… you can’t avoid seeing it or hearing about it. But in most cases (thankfully) it’s a vocal minority creating these issues. The majority of the geek world is rather accepting, open-minded and inclusive. And the best place to experience that is at cons when you’re surrounded by your tribe.  Continue reading

Second Annual GW1 Party & Brownie Bake-Off

GW1-LogoIt’s that time of year again – Con on the Cob is fast approaching! And if you’re a regular listener of Geek Watch One you know what that means: party time and brownies!

Once again this year, Geek Watch One is hosting a Friday night party at CotC. Everyone with con badges is welcome to attend… for free!  Continue reading

Miss Dawn’ Musings – Appreciating the Greats

Blog-MDMA few months back (ok, it was way back in February), I wrote about delving into the history of favorite characters by reading their early stories. It’s a great way to indulge your fandom. Well I got a chance to indulge in that history in another way over the weekend at a convention. Continue reading

Meeple Moments – Gen Con 2016 Recap

mmlogoOccasionally we feature a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. This time around, we have their coverage of this year’s Gen Con.

We’re back from Gen Con and are excited to share all of the tales and treasures from the “Best Four Days of Gaming!” We were happy to see many of you this year in Indianapolis. And for those of you who weren’t able to go, don’t worry, we brought plenty of the fun back with us. After all, we braved the crowds and the lines to bring back a few armfuls of games just for you!  Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Blog-MDMYes, it’s once again that time of the year when geeks gather together in California (or on the internet) for the latest and greatest rumors, releases and news. That’s right, San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) took place last weekend and, as usual, some long awaited trailers were released and there were a few surprises along the way. Here are some of the things I paid attention to (with links so you can check things out, of course). Continue reading