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TGE Ep 66 – Watches: February 2019

Welcome to the first episode of TGE Watches in 2019! New year, new format with the same people that you know and love already. Join us as we discuss what they've been watching recently. We hit Netflix's new Carmen Sandiego cartoon, Christmas season sleeper hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the second (and final) season of Marvel's The Punisher, the highly anticipated second season of Star Trek: Discovery, and more!

Like, share, subscribe and do all the social things that tell people we exist! You can find us on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Instagram.

Until next time, get your geek on!
Dante, Regina, Tahani, Isabela, and Evan

TGE Ep 65 – Women of Game of Thrones Panel at GeekGirlCon 2018

If you’ve ever wanted to listen to some of the ambassadors for The Geek Embassy wax poetic about the women of Game of Thrones, now is your chance! Nicole, Isabela, and I were joined by authors Andrew and Demetria at GeekGirlCon 2018 to discuss what we love and hate about the women of Game of Thrones. It was truly an honor to be on this panel and to be featured on the main stage. We had a great audience and an engaging conversation.

Panel Description

So Different Yet Still the Same: The Women of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones isn’t particularly kind to any of its characters, but the women generally get abused more than the men. Their individual circumstances and personalities help them fit nicely into different literary archetypes. But despite their differences, they all share some archetypes as well. Join us as we explore the character arcs of the major female characters taking a look at where they came from, where they’ve been and why they have more in common than you might think.

Panelist Bios

Nicole Tanner

Nicole is a geeky mom, aspiring novelist, and lover of all things gaming. She’s spent more than 15 years talking about video games, so it’s only natural that she’s turned her attention to a different “game.” Nicole loves the opportunity to geek out about Game of Thrones. (She needs something to do while waiting for the next season.)

Regina McMenomy

Regina is the founder and head geek at The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing after her daughter. Inclined towards social and mobile gaming, Regina also loves a good round of 7 Wonders, Qwirkle, Small World, or Lords of Waterdeep. Someday, she hopes to actually take part in a D&D campaign so she can officially roll a character and role play her as a devious, highly intelligent mischief maker, which would be nothing like she is in real life.

Isabela Oliveira

Isabela Oliveira is a renaissance geek, in the sense that she knows a little about a whole lot of things, including cosplay and podcasting. She is always looking for the next great television show to marathon and for the next exciting thing to learn about. In her spare time, she works as an editor for The Geek Embassy and gets involved in as many geeky projects as possible. 

Demetria Spinrad

By day, Demetria is the managing editor of Tuck.com, a comprehensive site about sleep hygiene, health, and wellness. By night, she writes the science fiction serial Astra Nullius, practices martial arts, and reads every book she can get her hands on.

Andrew Buckley

Andrew Buckley is a traditionally published author of rather silly, yet enjoyable fiction for adults, teens, and tweens. As an ex-pat Brit living in BC, Canada, Andrew is a passionate nerd, movie-lover, avid reader, comic book geek, public speaker, podcaster, and dances a mean cha-cha. His upper middle grade novel series HAIR IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES (Books #1 & #2) are available now from Month9Books with Book#3 coming Fall 2018.

TGE Ep 64 – The Best of 2018

Most of the staff of TGE gathered a few days ago to chat about our favorites from the year.... We discussed our favorite movies, TV shows, books, games, and our own wild cards... quite a few wild cards!  

A sneak preview of a few of the things we discussed: 

For the rest, you'll just have to listen to the episode and find out!

Got your own to add? Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below!

Until next time, get your geek on!
Isabela, Regina, Dante, Max, Stephen, and Nicole

TGE Ep 63 – Watches: Trailer-palooza!!!

Apparently, the third week of September was teasers and trailers week on the Internet, and we're here to break it down for you!  In this special edition minisode, our panel goes over the news drop of the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series from Netflix, and discuss the trailers for Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest, The Twilight Zone, Daredevil season 3, Doctor Who season 11, and Captain Marvel!  Come and listen to us give our hot takes on the new trailers and news stories of this week! Talk to us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and don't forget to share us!

TGE Ep 62 – Watches: The Handmaid’s Tale, Season 2

That's right, folks!  TGE Watches is back with another (and probably our last) episode of 2018, and we're ending on a doozy!  The Handmaid's Tale caught fire last year and we're here to discuss season two in its entirety, and oh man is it some of the most depressing stuff that I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing through other people.  Host Dante Buccieri and cohosts Regina, Isabela, and Jaye cover everything that needs to be said about The Handmaid's Tale in excruciating detail.  You'll get depressed all over again just listening to us discuss pivotal events in the show and postulate about its future!

Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and follow our writers below!

Until next time, get your geek on.

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Regina: @doclizz
Isabela: @izzorizzo
Jaye: @JayeMilius

*Content warning for discussion of sexual violence*

TGE Ep 60 – Watches: Westworld S2

Westworld Season 2

Hello and welcome to another episode of TGE Watches: Westworld! We’re covering season two in its entirety in this episode. That’s right, folks! We cover the whole season from start to finish, and our esteemed host Dante has not watched a single episode of either season. Join our co-hosts Nicole, Regina, Isabela, and Jaye as they attempt to explain Westworld to Dante with varying levels of success & failure, buoyed by a whole lot of laughs and chicanery. What do Pokeballs, time-traveling ruby slippers, and the hats from The Adjustment Bureau have to do with Westworld? We don’t know, but we sure had fun theorizing about it!

Also, don't miss Jaye's fantastic write up of the entire season, featured here!

Spoilers abound, so be forewarned!

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Until next time, be the very best, like no one ever was.

Dante, Regina, Isabela, Nicole, and Jaye

TGE Ep 59 – Watches: Deadpool 2

Hello and welcome to The Geek Embassy Watches Deadpool 2! Join your host Dante Buccieri and his X-Force sized cast of Evan, Regina, and Tahani on their discussion of the latest irreverent and fourth-wall breaking installment of the Deadpool franchise. We go full-on spoilerific in this episode, so if you haven’t seen Deadpool 2, consider yourself warned. We’ve got fridges and bad jokes for everyone this week, so buckle up and break out the chimichangas.

Deadpool 2 

Deadpool, our lovable merc with a mouth, joins the X-Men on a trainee basis and becomes the unwitting and unwilling guardian of Firefist, a young pyrokinetic mutant, as he is relentlessly pursued by the time-traveling cyborg soldier named Cable.

Our DIscussion

To be honest, we didn't think we would have much to say about this continuation of the Deadpool story. It is a pretty straightforward sequel that plays on many of the same jokes we saw on the first one. We talk about the evolution of Deadpool's character and story and whether or not Vanessa was fridged. 

To Discuss

What did you think of Deadpool 2? What about Vanessa's character arch? The cameos? Let us know in the comments!

Find us online at www.thegeekembassy.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @thegeekembassy.  We’re on Stitcher, iTunes, and podbean, so like us, share, subscribe and leave a comment! Talk to us if you’ve got an opinion to share!

Until next time, get your geek on!

Dante, Regina, Tahani, and Evan

TGE Ep 58 – Watches: Infinity War

Welcome friends to another episode of The Geek Embassy Watches!  This week we discuss the most anticipated movie of the summer - Avengers: Infinity War!  This 2-1/2 hour superhero flick promises to be the capstone for every Marvel Studios movie from the last 10 years.  In this spoiler laden episode, Dante, Regina, Tahani, Evan, and Max talk about everything Infinity War: bromances, emotional stakes, Infinity War's place among the pantheon of Marvel films, and even the kitchen refrigerator.

Check out our MCU Recaps for Phase One, Phase Two, and Phase Three in case you missed any of the movies and need some refreshers before watching Infinity War.

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TGE Ep 57 – Watches: Ready Player One

Greetings, Geeks!

In this latest episode of The Geek Embassy Watches, ambassadors Nicole, Regina, Tahani, Max, and Evan discuss the first big-budget sci-fi film of 2018: Ready Player One.  Adapted from Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel, director Steven Spielberg and composer Alan Silvestri bring the dystopian future of 2045 Columbus, Ohio to life in a computer animation showcase wrapped in a love letter to pop & nerd culture.  Our incredibly handsome and exceedingly intelligent host Dante guides our ambassadors on a discussion of the movie’s script, animation, music, and characters as we break down the successes, failures, and overall performance of one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year.  Does Ready Player One get a 1-Up, or should Spielberg go AFK?

You can find past episodes of TGE Watches as well as articles on all things nerdy at www.thegeekembassy.com.  Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thegeekembassycommunity, and Twitter & Instagram @TheGeekEmbassy.

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  • Dante Buccieri: @DanteInformal
  • Regina McMenomy: @doclizz
  • Max Monast: @KawaiiCrabapple
  • Tahani Nelson: @TahaniNelson
  • Nicole Tanner: @NicoleTanner
  • Evan Graham: @EvanMGraham