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  • Tweet Wow, was it really 30 years ago that Aliens was released? Have I really spent the better part of 30 years quoting that one movie? Yikes! I thought in the spirit of the 30 year Aliens anniversary I might share with you my love of the Aliens franchise. I […]

    30 Years of Aliens

    Tweet Wow, was it really 30 years ago that Aliens was released? Have I really spent the better part of 30 years quoting that one movie? Yikes! I thought in the spirit of the 30 year Aliens anniversary I might share with you my love of the Aliens franchise. I […]

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  • Tweet Last weekend was Galacticon, and given that this year it’s right here in Seattle, we decided to go check it out. Well. After much hemming and hawwing, admittedly…. I mean, they cut almost all of the new BSG cast from their line-up. I finally caved after Groupon had a […]

    Galacti-Con: House of Cards Edition

    Tweet Last weekend was Galacticon, and given that this year it’s right here in Seattle, we decided to go check it out. Well. After much hemming and hawwing, admittedly…. I mean, they cut almost all of the new BSG cast from their line-up. I finally caved after Groupon had a […]

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  • Tweet The smash-hit HBO Game of Thrones television series continues to be a huge hit for both fans of the source novels and of the show itself. With the highly anticipated premiere of the fifth season on April 12th (check HBOgo or DTV for times) now’s a good time to […]

    Game of Thrones: The Inspiration

    Tweet The smash-hit HBO Game of Thrones television series continues to be a huge hit for both fans of the source novels and of the show itself. With the highly anticipated premiere of the fifth season on April 12th (check HBOgo or DTV for times) now’s a good time to […]

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  • Thanks to the tireless efforts of Susie Rantz over at <a href="http://www.geekgirlcon.com" target="_blank">GeekGirlCon</a>, I and a handful of other bloggers were able to sit down and chat with one of my favourite television writers, Jane Espenson. Here are some of her thoughts on her work on <em>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</em>, the shows she would most like to work on and what she plans to dress up as for Halloween.

    Interview: Jane Espenson

    Thanks to the tireless efforts of Susie Rantz over at GeekGirlCon, I and a handful of other bloggers were able to sit down and chat with one of my favourite television writers, Jane Espenson. Here are some of her thoughts on her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the shows she would most like to work on and what she plans to dress up as for Halloween.

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  • Amber and Conor from LARP Lab were so generous with their time, I decided to make this interview a two-parter. Today, find out what makes LAPing fun.

    Interview: LARP Lab Part Two

    Amber and Conor from LARP Lab were so generous with their time, I decided to make this interview a two-parter. Today, find out what makes LAPing fun.

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  • This month I got to chat with Amber and Connor, some of the organizers over at LARP Lab. LARP Lab is a Seattle-based non-profit. Their goal is to bring “bite-size” LARP games to the area. If you've always wanted to try LARPing but found it intimidating, these one-shot games are an excellent introduction to live action role play.

    Interview: LARP LAB Part One

    This month I got to chat with Amber and Connor, some of the organizers over at LARP Lab. LARP Lab is a Seattle-based non-profit. Their goal is to bring “bite-size” LARP games to the area. If you've always wanted to try LARPing but found it intimidating, these one-shot games are an excellent introduction to live action role play.

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  • Okay, confession time, I recently got done hate-watching<em> Weeds</em>. It started enjoyably enough, but very quickly, by the second or third season, I began disliking the main character, mother-turned-drug dealer, Nancy Botwin.

    What Makes a Strong, Female Character?

    Okay, confession time, I recently got done hate-watching Weeds. It started enjoyably enough, but very quickly, by the second or third season, I began disliking the main character, mother-turned-drug dealer, Nancy Botwin.

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  • I'm really excited today because we got to interview Kris Hambrick and Joy DeLyria, the folks behind <em>Hello Earth</em>, a local theatrical company in Seattle who put on <em>Star Trek</em> episodes in the park.

    Interview: Hello Earth Production

    I'm really excited today because we got to interview Kris Hambrick and Joy DeLyria, the folks behind Hello Earth, a local theatrical company in Seattle who put on Star Trek episodes in the park.

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  • Tweet Happy Geek Pride Day! At least, that’s what everyone on the internet kept saying on Saturday. The thing is I can’t help but wonder why? Why do geeks feel the need to pat themselves on the back and talk about what they’re doing on Geek Pride Day? Do we […]

    The True Geek

    Tweet Happy Geek Pride Day! At least, that’s what everyone on the internet kept saying on Saturday. The thing is I can’t help but wonder why? Why do geeks feel the need to pat themselves on the back and talk about what they’re doing on Geek Pride Day? Do we […]

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  • Fear not, dear reader. This won't be my usual rant about how much J.J. Abrams sucks, how his vision of <em>Star Trek</em> is totally sexist and how I'm sick and tired of apologists saying they cast the right guy for the job, in regards to the whitewashing of Khan Noonien Singh. I mean seriously, would you say that if a blonde woman was cast as Uhura?

    Star Trek Alternatives

    Fear not, dear reader. This won't be my usual rant about how much J.J. Abrams sucks, how his vision of Star Trek is totally sexist and how I'm sick and tired of apologists saying they cast the right guy for the job, in regards to the whitewashing of Khan Noonien Singh. I mean seriously, would you say that if a blonde woman was cast as Uhura?

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