Our guest this week is musician, George Shaw. You’ve heard his music at The Geekie Awards and Geek & Sundry’s TableTop with Wil Wheaton. He also wrote and produced ‘Star Wars Musical’, a Disney parody! We got to chat with him about music, movies, cartoon theme songs and what it means to be a creator online.
Our podcast has reached another milestone — 200 episodes, bitches, and we’re still talking! Gizzy B brings us more joy from Giselle’s Teenager Moments by reading from her old journals. This is our treat for you, kids. We also talk the Amazing Spider-Man 2, female vikings and creepy, corpse mannequins.
Mike Myler, game designer and writer, returns to our podcast to talk about his project, Veranthea Codex. This is a Pathfinder compatible campaign setting full of adventures, awesome original characters and player options and a world that has been brewing inside Mike’s brain for years and years. Listen now and don’t forget to visit the website and check out their Kickstarter campaign.
We recently got a chance to talk to actor Craig Arnold, one of the leads in Lindsay Mackay’s upcoming film Wet Bum before it’s debut at the Toronto International Film Fest. In this interview Craig tells us a little bit about this coming of age picture, his take on his character Lukas, what drew him to this role, and he even shows us a little bit of his geeky side with what genre films he’d like to do in the future.
Check out this interview to learn more about the film Wet Bum and this up and coming talent!
Your next film Wet Bum is opening at TIFF, can you tell us a little bit about its story and the ideas it is aiming to share?
Its coming of age story about a fourteen year old girl named Sam who has to worry about the darker realities of life through a relationship with her swimming instructor and with a man who lives at the retirement home she volunteers at. Its about the adolescent experience and growing up but also deeper things like love, loss, death.
What drew you to the script and the decision to tackle your particular role?
Well the script actually it wasn’t like a totally linear story like the good guys against the bad guys, it was really more exploratory with characters. There are these three characters, Sam who is the fourteen year old girl played by Julia Sarah Stone, Ed played by Kenneth Welsh and Lukas played by myself-the swimming instructor and its all kinda weaved. They all have their own problems, they’re all dealing with different issues at this point in their lives. Sam was dealing with growing up and not developing as quickly as she’d like, Andrew’s dealing with the death of his wife and how to move on from that. The script made me think and you can linger over it and it doesn’t all necessarily hit you at once. So I liked it in that way, it was more exploring some nice themes instead of being a spectacle.
Apparently, we have face mites pooping in our faces 24 hours a day, guys. The Lady Geeks talk about Hemlock Grove, rockets going to Mars, and the ongoing hate and online violence directed towards gamer and nerd girls. Do you know what you can do to make a step towards real change?
In this episode, Fortune Cookie refuses to believe that a zombie apocalypse is inevitable and therefore, will be volunteered as zombie bait so the rest of us can run away. We discuss SDCC getting rid of the 4-day badge, gamer girls and then the return of SPIDER NEWS! Fanfic Theatre: Fast and Furious x Twilight.