Geektitude Podcast…in which I talk a lot about the Apocalypse and getting the heck off this Pale Blue Dot…

I recently had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Joe Hogan of the Geektitude Podcast to talk about A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space and Unexpected Hobby and all of the things that fill up my elaborate Venn diagram of fandoms. (It’s a happy clutter…)

Check out the conversation, and, more importantly, check out the entire catalog of Geektitude Podcast episodes…so many amazing people and fandoms!

noun | geek·ti·tude \ˈgēk-tə-ˌtüd\
The measure of one’s inner geek.

Geektitude is a member of the Geek to Geek Podcast Network, where you will also find The Geek to Geek PodcastThe Comic Box, and Tea Time with Katie & Chelsea.

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Women Being Badass…with one exception?

Here are a few things that are occupying my geeky little brain this week:

  1. Children of Blood and Bone … I’m about halfway through this audiobook, and have to admit that I’m only about 50% sold on it. It’s a very intriguing concept, but the concept is one of the few things keeping me engaged with the story. I should like the characters more by now, but their motivations and relationships still feel very thin. That being said, the main character, Zélie, is one capable chick.
  2. Mercury 13 … IMDb synopsis: “This documentary profiles women who were tested in 1961 for spaceflight, but had their dreams dashed when only men were chosen to become astronauts.” Where would we be without all those wacky boys clubs?! In theaters April 20th.
  3. Rebels, Season 1 … We are finally picking up the pace in our family viewing of this series. As expected, it’s everything I loved about Firefly and Avatar: The Last Airbender, but in a Galaxy Far, Far Away and with a nice little dose of Lando Calrissian. Hera is my girl…I love me a Captain who is logical, level-headed, capable, and just all around badass!
  4. The Titan … Interesting little sci-fi flick from NetFlix. It was a satisfying weekend watch. Not riveting enough to really capture my attention 100%, but offered a lot of food for thought. The question of humanity colonizing other worlds isn’t just about finding a habitable environment, but perhaps in making humanity more capable of surviving in extreme conditions. What does that bode for our evolution as a species? I was particularly impressed with the movie’s portrayal of the main character’s wife. Super intelligent, supportive, and self-sacrificing until it becomes apparent that things are not o.k., then she kicks into high gear and takes command of the situation. And a very nice performance from Taylor Schilling. Available now for streaming.
  5. Upgrade … IMDb Synopsis: “In the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. Within this setting, a technophobe avenges his wife’s murder – and his own paralysis-causing injury – with the help of an experimental computer chip implant called ‘Stem’.” Australian science fiction action / horror film? Check. Morally questionable AI? Check.  Fridging yet another defenseless woman at the beginning of the story to set our main/male character off on his journey of fulfillment and self-discovery via the murder of many, many bad guys? NOPE. In theaters June 1st.
  6. Avengers: Infinity War … As we get closer to the release date, my anxiety level is definitely climbing, and my internal predictions for who we’re going to lose keep swirling around. I’m gonna be a hot mess in the theater on or near April 26th.

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The Fanbase Weekly Podcast Returns!

Hard to believe I’ve been with The Fanbase Weekly podcast for two years already. Time flies when debating which is the best Star Trek (TNG!), who’s the hunkiest Chris in the MCU (Hemsworth!), and figuring out what planet/exoplanet/moon/space station we’re going to settle on when this one craps out (Mars!)…

**Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any of the other members or guests of The Fanbase Weekly podcast.

We’re started our countdown for the SEASON 3 launch and this go around we’ve got a great new way for YOU to join in the discussion…

Tune in for a special Facebook LIVE! broadcast through The Fanbase Weekly Facebook page every Sunday evening at 6 p.m./PST prior to the podcast recording, where you can meet the week’s special guest, find out the stories to be discussed, and share what YOU are a fan of that week!

Join us for the inaugural LIVE broadcast prior to the recording of our first episode SUNDAY, Feb. 4TH @ 6 P.M. PST! See you then!



From Left to Right: Claire Thorne (Me!), Drew Siragusa, Bryant Dillon, Barbra Dillon