Casting DUNE The Musical

First, I want to thank everyone that came out for my Lynch’s DUNE: Autopsy of a Hollywood Disasterpiece presentation at GMX. One mistake  I made was saying the re-themed Dune boardgame, Rex: Final Days of Empire, was set in the Warhammer 40k universe. It is set in Fantasy Flight Games own Twilight Imperium universe. If you noticed any other mistakes please leave them in the comments.

Second, I want to thank @jshawhan for retweeting
Meatloaf_as_Baron_Harkonnen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
which set this all in motion.

And of course there have been changes since the day of the presentation because my brain is a swarm of wasps. Let’s go:

Meat_LoafBaron Harkonnen – Meat Loaf
Yes. YES. I’m pretty sure he already did this at some Mitt Romney rallies last election cycle.
 
 
 
 
 
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Episode 67: Geek Girl Con + Geek Media Expo (2014)

Episode 67: Geek Girl Con 2014 and Geek Media Expo Vol 6
[When Feminists Attack presentation materials here. Dune the Musical casting coming soon.]

Topics chart:

Geek Girl Con
Community Building (00:04:00)
Genre Talk (00:17:05)

Geek Media Expo
Multiculturalism (00:32:48)
Herstory (00:45:05)
Celebrities! (00:52:37)

Geek Girl Con 2014 and Geek Media Expo Vol. 6NOTES:

GGC
* Tropes vs. Women in Video Games
* Backup Ribbon Project
* Amber Dawn
* Hungarian Wand Shop

GMX
* D&D gets inclusive
* Women in the Horror Films of Vincent Price
* Cosplay Queens and Tied Up Teens
* My Gimpy Life - Season 2
* The Marble Hornets (2014)
* Nashville Improv
* Body Count Podcast Horror Film Screenings
* Nashville Cares

Fond Object

“List of ethical concerns in video games (partial)” by Leigh Alexander

When Feminists Attack Presentation Materials (GMX 2014)

Thanks to all the awesome folks who came out to our presentations at Geek Media Expo this past weekend.

Access our slides and the handout for When Feminists Attack: Women and Horror Films below:

- Slides

- Handout

More to come on Meredith’s panel, David Lynch’s DUNE: Autopsy of a Hollywood Disaster Piece, later.

Next week we’ll be wrapping up both our experiences at Geek Media Expo and Fem’s experience at Geek Girl Con in a great big CONtober episode. Don’t miss it!

Episode 66: Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Episode 66: Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom
[Correction: Fem refers to the magistrate as being the executioner when in fact, this is the role of the bishop. Fem would also like to clarify and point out that Michel Foucault’s Discipline & Punish was published the same year Salo was released.]

Salo or the 120 Days of SodomNOTES:

Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

The Night Porter

Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times by Jasbir K. Puar

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

The Futurist Manifesto by F.T. Marinetti

Pasolini

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Upcoming: Geek Girl Con, Geek Media Expo, and Halloween at The Whorer

October’s a busy month for us this year and so we’re going to lay it all out for you:

October 11 & 12: Fem will be representing The Whorer Podcast at Geek Girl Con. Follow along on Twitter – #GGC14 @femfurry @thewhorer. If you’ll be here, make sure you check out “(Not So) Strange Appetites: Women and the Horror Fandom” with Ashlee of Graveyard Shift Sisters.

October 20: We’ll release our Halloween episode and discuss one of the most gruesome films Fem’s ever seen and one that’s undoubtedly influenced the creation of this very podcast – Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom.

October 24-26: Both Fem and Meredith will be at Nashville’s Geek Media Expo. Follow along on Twitter – #GMXv6 @thewhorer. If you’ll be here, come to our panels – “When Feminists Attack: Women and Horror Films” and “David Lynch’s Dune: Autopsy of a Hollywood Disasterpiece”

Expect a wrap-up episode of the 2 cons in early November. If you’ll be at either, let us know!