Irregular’s Intel – Geek Retirement

Everyone eventually retires, everyone. It doesn’t matter what you do or did for a living, inevitably, it all ends. Through the years I have been sold this idea that has never really fit with me and it wasn’t until this weekend that I realized why. It is the notion that when I retire that I’m gonna want to travel the world, play lots of golf, and go on group cruises with a bunch of people my age… um, nope!  Continue reading

GW1 Issue 121 – Here There Be Dragons

Ever wondered what it’s like to attend one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world? Well Kylan, Miss Dawn and Jessie are back from the fun of Dragon Con, where they partied down with about 90,000 of their closest friends. There is so much to share! Plus, there’s an Oddmall this weekend and we have updates on what’s going down at Derby Downs. And, of course, there’s some geek news from the past week, including a couple of show cancellations. Listen now!   Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Dragon Con Download

If you listen to the show regularly, you know that Kylan and I were down in Atlanta for Labor Day weekend to attend the mega pop culture geek nirvana known as Dragon Con (along with about 90,000 of our closest friends). This was our fourth time there and it has been a few years since we last attended. A lot was (thankfully) as we remembered it, but there were a few noticeable changes as well.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – It’s Time For a Con

I’m starting to feel the anticipation that comes with getting ready for a con. I’m thinking about what I’m wearing, what panels I’m going to, what parties to hit… how can I squeeze a nap in? At any rate, it is the weekend before and things are real! There are comprehensive lists of needs and wants… what luggage am I taking, what big purchase will I allow myself or will I do a bunch of smaller ones? I’m constantly checking the app and barely paying attention at work. This is worse than vacation short timer mode!  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Defending Your Geek

Earlier this week I was talking to a coworker about The Dark Tower. I admitted that I had not read the series, but thought that the movie was alright, but I had the feeling that fans of the novels would not be happy. This led to a discussion about movie adaptations as a whole and then segued into movie adaptations of animated properties. Continue reading

Childhood 2.0 – Voltron Revisited

One of the things “they” say about parenting is that it gives you a chance to be a kid again. If all the 80’s reboots of toys and series aren’t evidence enough of that, I don’t know what is. So naturally, when I heard about the Voltron reboot (a few years after the fact, as I’m typically behind the times), I got excited. I also wanted to relive the old series, while at the same time, introducing a classic to my own kid.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Take ’em to Church

Last week, some Marvel employees went out for milkshakes and decided to tweet a selfie… and the trolls lost their shit. They made comments about how these people were the reason that Marvel’s sales were going down and they needed to back off of the feminist agenda/SJW bandwagon and blah, blah, blah. I’ve been stewing over this for days now and I don’t want to give the trolls any more attention than they’ve already gotten. But I have a few things to say about this and I kinda feel like Tony Stark in Iron Man 3 when all of his armors are out, lined up and ready to take on the Extremis injected AIM soldiers. In other words, I’m about to take these basement trolls to church!  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – The Struggle

If you’re of a certain age you remember a time when it wasn’t so cool to be a nerd. Wearing a tee shirt with a comic character was an invitation to be ridiculed. Reading for pleasure was unheard of, and don’t let the book be thick or sci-fi or fantasy… and we won’t even mention comics. Now, we live in a time where these sorts of things are accepted, for the most part. The norms either adapt or grin and bear it, but it is all good. But does the lack of struggle change the meaning of geek for the ones coming up?  Continue reading

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