Episode 94: Geek Media Expo (2016)

Episode 94: Geek Media Expo Vol 8
[Corrections: Glamour is the site with the anti-horror film article, not Elle. Elle posted this piece.]

Topics Chart:

Featured Guests (00:04:15)
Horror (00:18:56)
Cosplay (00:52:43)
Contests (01:02:20)

GMX v8NOTES:

GMX

Olivia Olson | Adventure TimeLove Actually

Martin Olson

Zach Callison | Steven Universe

“‘Stephen Universe’ and the Importance of All-Ages Queer Representation”

Macy West | @missmaeofficial | MaeFae Cosplay

“The Real Life Conspiracy that Inspired Stranger Things”

Cosplay, Inc.

“Ronald Brown, Pedophile Puppeteer, Sentenced to 20 Years”

“Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion”

“Chug-a-lug, Donna Presentation Materials (GMX 2016)”

Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

“The Character of Sexual Harassment at Cons”

Corrine Vitek

“Do People Actually Enjoy Watching Horror Movies?”

“Why Getting Dumped Made Me Love Horror Movies”

“Weirdest Hillary Endorsement Yet Sees a woman ‘biting a catcaller’s ear off'” | Ginny Leise

“Birth.Movies.Death Editor-in-chief Devin Faraci Steps Down After Sexual Assault Allegations”

Chug-a-lug, Donna Presentation Materials (GMX 2016)

Another year of Geek Media Expo has come and gone. Thanks to those of you who attended Fem and Lizbeth’s panel about gender in the Twin Peaks universe. The slides for Chug-a-lug, Donna: The Women of Twin Peaks can be viewed via the link below.

Slides

Coverage of our entire con experience will be available soon. You can also expect more Twin Peaks chatter as we gear up for the 2017 revival.

Upcoming: Pet Sematary, Rocky Horror, and Twin Peaks #Geekoween

Obligatory Halloween event updates!

October 10: We’re celebrating Halloween with a listener request double feature – Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary and Pet Sematary 2.

October 20: Join us in live-tweeting the new Rocky Horror Picture Show! 7:00PM CST on Fox! #rockyhorror @RockyHorrorFOX

October 28-30: You can expect business as usual at our favorite local fan con, Geek Media Expo. In addition to participating as press, Fem will be on a Twin Peaks panel with Lizbeth from Horror Metal Punk Girl (details forthcoming). Come hear us fangirl all over the series and see Fem’s cosplay. All shenanigans will be broadcast on Twitter (#Geekoween #GMXv8 @thewhorer) and recapped in early November.

Episode 82: Geek Media Expo (2015)

Episode 82: Geek Media Expo Vol 7

Topics chart:

Halloween (00:02:40)
GMX Guests (00:34:50)
Other (00:58:33)

GMX v7NOTES:

GMX

D20 Girls | TN D20 Girls

Ed Wood

Modern Horrors

“This Literary Horror Tale Will Reawaken Your Love for H.P. Lovecraft”

The Quiet, Metal Gear

Cinemasins

Allyssa Lewis | Archer | My Animation Life

Sherrilyn Kenyon

“Why Jonathan Franzen’s social media fear indicts the entire publishing industry”

Sketch MacQuinor | Squidbillies

Samantha Newark

“Essena O’Neill quits Instagram claiming social media ‘is not real life’”

John Gale

“Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

“CBS to Launch New New Star Trek Series as First Original Show for CBS All Access”

“Verge Theater Company’s darkly funny Slasher brings its audience into closer contact with its actors”

Nasty Gal

Upcoming: Halloween at The Whorer! #Geekoween

Podcasts, live-tweets, and cons, oh my! Here’s how we’re celebrating the holiday:

October 12: Do you desire the most exquisite of pleasures? Experience the depths of hell as we attempt to solve the puzzle box that is Hellraiser. Fem’s been saving this episode special for Halloween so we hope you’ll consent to listening!

 

October 18 & 22: Fem tests her limits by marathon live-tweeting Hellraisers 2-9 (all currently available on Netflix instant), but over a period of 2 days because: sanity. Want to join in or be a witness to hir pain? Use / follow the hashtag #whorerdoeshell. Here’s the plan:

Sunday, October 18: Day One
7:00AM    
Hellbound: Hellraiser 2
9:00AM    Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth
11:00AM  Hellraiser: Bloodline   
2:00PM    Hellraiser: Inferno

Thursday, October 22: Day Two
2:00PM    Hellraiser: Hellseeker   
4:00PM    Hellraiser: Deader
7:00PM   Hellraiser: Hellworld   
9:00PM   Hellraiser: Revelations

* NOTE: ALL TIMES CST!

October 30-November 1: In what’s basically become tradition, both members of the Whorer cult will be getting into con shenanigans at 2015’s Geek Media Expo, appropriately scheduled to coincide with Halloween!  This will be our 4th year attending and although we are not participating in any panels this time, we’re still participating as press. Follow our adventures on Twitter – #geekoween @thewhorer. Fem will be cosplaying as Bo from Lost Girl. Find us and say hi! Our recap episode will post November 9.

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