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

GW1 Issue 108 – It’s All a Front

We’re a little all over the place this week, but you can probably tell we had a good time. After a very brief update of our goings on, we get into myriad tv shows we’ve watched from the 80s through to today (and some crazy plot lines), what we like/don’t like about movie trailers and why detailed origin story movies aren’t necessary. We also say farewell to a Bat icon and talk Star Wars costumes. Listen now! 

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She Geek Critique – Not My Fandom

Obviously, geeks love their fandoms. That is, after all, a big part of what makes us geeks to begin with. Whether it’s the worlds created in books or movies or games or on television, one we find what we enjoy most we take a deep dive and immerse ourselves in it. Of course, not every fandom is for everyone and there are a few biggies that I just cannot get into.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Celebrity Geeks

You know how I love to talk about “The Age of the Geek”, right? Well, I’ve been thinking about it and I wonder if it has been brewing just under the surface for a long time. Mainly in Hollywood and celebrities, in general… “What the heck are you talking about, Kylan?” you may ask. Come with me and see for yourselves!  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Too Old for Comics!?

When I was a kid I used to read comics from cover to cover. I still do now, but the difference is back then almost all comics had a letters section in the back. This was where the readers would sound off about the previous issue, or two or three issues ago, depending on the book. Anyway, I remember that a lot of the readers were military men. They would talk about the quality of the art and the impact of the story arc and how the color was off on this panel on that page, but it was overall a good issue. That made an impression on me for two reasons. My Pop and two of my uncles were in the armed forces, so it meant that people like them were reading comics – in fact, my Pop actually was at the time. Secondly, it meant that grown men were reading comics. This practically blew my mind. There were letters from other people who may or may not have been adults, but I knew that if they posted a military address, they were grown-ups. This told me that I might never be too old for comics!  Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – Mistakes Were Made

We all make mistakes sometimes, some little and some pretty damn big. (Did you catch that Best Picture flub at the Oscars last night? Pretty sure that’s in the “big” category!) But when it comes to geek movies and tv shows, those mistakes get picked up quick because the fans pay such close attention and, at times, pick scenes apart frame by frame.  Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – We Are Diversity

Geeks are one of the most open, welcoming and diverse people you will ever find. “What?” You ask. “How can that be? They’re so focused on their interests and seem to want to keep people out.” Wow, you really don’t know many geeks, do you? Here’s why I think we are the epitome of diversity.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Getting My Weekends Back

Like many people, I currently work a shift that has me working Saturdays. I thought that I’d get used to it, but, 15 months later, I have not! It completely throws me off, especially considering that a lot of things Geek Watch One does, and geeky events in general, are on the weekend. So, I had an opportunity come my way and I had to take it and (drum roll)… I get my weekends back!  Continue reading