Comics Cosmos – An Extraordinary League

At Comic-Con International last weekend, it was announced that the fourth (and final) volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen had been completed, though no release date has been set. Written by Alan Moore, with art by Kevin O’Neill, the series began in 1999 as a sort of Victorian Justice League, but with a pronounced literary bent. There are many references (and inside jokes) to Victorian fiction, as well as a lot of steampunk elements.  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

GW1 Issue 100 – Keepin’ It Steamy

It’s our 100th issue! Time to do a bit of reminiscing about what we’ve enjoyed and experienced over the past 100 episodes. So many things we never thought we’d be doing and so many friends we’ve made along the way.

Then we have details on a great new RPG involving goblins from our pal Robert Turk. Of course, Star Wars Celebration was last weekend, so we need to talk about that a little. And the second half of this issue is a great interview with Aloysius Fox, proprietor of the International Steampunk Symposium.  Listen now!  Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – A Proud Product of Disney

Blog-MissDawnsMusingsI had a realization not long ago that Disney played a large role in making me the geek I am today.

I’ve been a Disney freak since as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I saw all the movies, watched the weekly television show and went on family trips to Florida almost every year. It’s at the point where I honestly don’t know how many times I’ve been to Walt Disney World, though I know it’s more than a dozen.

So anyway, my fandoms include sci-fi/fantasy, paranormal, steampunk and cephalopods (I said “include”… there are others). Though there were other influences that solidified these for me in my formative years, so to speak, my first memory of each is via Disney and to a large extent The Magic Kingdom. Continue reading