Gabbing Geek 56: Fangirl, Finally

Gabbing Geek 56: Fangirl, Finally
Gabbing Geek 56: Fangirl, Finally

Our latest episode of the Gabbing Geek podcast has MCU movie news, Ready Player One movie news, the Fangirl Geek Book Club, and a riveting discussion on what makes geek content in the first place.  And Watson introduces what might be the world’s worst convention ever.  You can give the episode a listen right now or jump after the break to read more!

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Gabbing Geek 51: Battle Lines

Gabbing Geek 51: Battle Lines
Gabbing Geek 51: Battle Lines

Gabbing Geek 51, Battle Lines, is so contentious you’ll think it was a presidential debate where every single candidate is Donald Trump.  We talk about corporate wars at Marvel, the latest salvo in the battle of the video streaming giants, our epic Geek Book Club discussion of Armada, and our latest game: Battle Royale.  You can start listening to this amazing, ferocious episode right now or jump after the break to find out more!

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Ernest Cline Talks Ready Player One Sequels, Driving With George R R Martin, And More

Plus find out what happens when Mr Cline parks his beloved time traveling DeLorean in TWO spaces at BookPeople.
Plus find out what happens when Mr Cline parks his beloved time traveling DeLorean in TWO spaces at BookPeople.

Last night in Austin’s own best bookstore ever, BookPeople, beloved geek author Ernest “Ernie” Cline, gave a presentation on his geek roots, answered the audience’s questions about Ready Player One and his new book, Armada, and generally gave the crowd the night of their lives.  While the core Gabbing Geek crew couldn’t make the event, we did have multiple agents in the store. Agent Schnerk, who probably now wants a promotion to super agent, got it all on two videos which are posted after the break.  Head over to see the full clips and a summary of our favorite moments from the event!

[Update: Our favorite Austin bookstore, BookPeople, not only hosted this event but wanted to let all Gabbing Geek readers know that you can still order a signed copy of Armada!  Just follow this link to see if they still have any in stock, they have around 200 left as of this edit!]

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Armada: The Spoiler-Free Review

armada-poster-fleet-smArmada is one of my most-anticipated books of the year.  My love for Ernie Cline’s first book, Ready Player One, has been mentioned many times on this site and in the podcast.  Ready Player One is not only in my top five books of all time (and it actually flip flops between the first and second spot depending on my mood that day) but it’s also the only book that I’ve read in less than 24 hours (not counting a few books in college that involved some skimming).  When I was able to obtain an advance copy of the book, I was thrilled.  Now that the book is available to everyone, I’m free to tell you my spoiler-free thoughts and feels on this new book.  Jump after the break to read all about it!

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ICYMI-Mystery Geek Box Monthly Subscriptions: The Good, The Bad, and The Geeky

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Mystery box subscriptions are all the craze these days. You know what I’m talking about, right? Mystery subscription boxes are mail order boxes filled with stuff that you pay for on a monthly basis. The catch is that you have no idea what is going to be in the box month-to-month. You have to go on faith that what is being delivered, will match the value of what you’re paying for the monthly subscription. And depending on what you subscribe to, you can open your mystery box and it may be filled beyond the value of your monthly fee, or you may come up short. It’s a gamble. And with a million different subscription themes out there; boxes for dogs, for foodies, for grooming, for geeks, etc, etc. You have to be sure you know what you’re getting into. Curious? Read on.

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Gabbing Geek 30: Future Directions

Gabbing Geek 30: Future Directions
Gabbing Geek 30: Future Directions

The latest episode of Gabbing Geek is now up.  Come listen to the audio if you didn’t get a chance to watch our live streaming Meerkat of the whole session!

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Gabbing Geek 29: South By Batsoup

Gabbing Geek 29: South By Batsoup!
Gabbing Geek 29: South By Batsoup!

The latest episode of Gabbing Geek is so fresh you’ll want to slap it!  Check it out now over at iTunes or wherever you get your podcasting goodness, or check out the web version to listen right now!  More details after the break.

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Mystery Geek Box Monthly Subscriptions: The Good, The Bad, and The Geeky

soda-roulette-mystery-box-279058-.-dated-30-03-15-22702-p

Mystery box subscriptions are all the craze these days. You know what I’m talking about, right? Mystery subscription boxes are mail order boxes filled with stuff that you pay for on a monthly basis. The catch is that you have no idea what is going to be in the box month-to-month. You have to go on faith that what is being delivered, will match the value of what you’re paying for the monthly subscription. And depending on what you subscribe to, you can open your mystery box and it may be filled beyond the value of your monthly fee, or you may come up short. It’s a gamble. And with a million different subscription themes out there; boxes for dogs, for foodies, for grooming, for geeks, etc, etc. You have to be sure you know what you’re getting into. Curious? Read on.

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