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Ep. 250 Travelcast: Disneyland

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We bring you a special Travelcast edition of the podcast, which is mainly Gizzy B and the Space Pirate Queen sitting in Carthay Circle inside California Disney getting buzzed off Manhattans. Yes, kids, you can get drunk at Disneyland. We talk San Diego Comic-con and the latest Batman Vs. Superman trailer.

SDCC 2015: DragonballZ Won’t Settle for Anything Under 9000, You Guys

One of the most prominent anime series in the minds of US otaku is definitely, totally, and probably always will be, DRAGONBALLZ. One of the longest running series in all of nerd-dom, it continues to reinvent itself only just enough so that it tickles our nostalgia, making us nod knowingly about leveling up, or talking about going Super Saiyan.

At San Diego Comic-Con, we were pleased to see the franchise represented in the most kick ass way possible, as Funimation rolls out one after another super fun, fan-focused promotion for their upcoming August release of the English dub of DragonballZ: Resurrection ‘F’.

Nestled on a balcony of Conival’s huge event held in Petco Park during SDCC, the DragonballZ crew went all out to test fans’ power levels to see if they could join Frieza’s army in an event called “FRIEZA FORCE: GALACTIC ARMY BOOTCAMP!” Costumed actors yelled out to passerby to recruit them to the army and test their skills!

Check out this video of one of the most unique and fun marketing experiences set up at SDCC.

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Redbubble’s Space Cats

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Redbubble.com has been making the rounds on my social media lately and I was thrilled when they offered to send me one of their products to review for Defective Geeks! Ladies and gents — this is the amazing Space Cat pouch.

First off, Redbubble carries plenty of different products and on their website, they rightfully proclaim that they are “simply the finest and most diverse creative community and marketplace on the interlink.”

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Fangirl Travel: Nocking Point’s P-Town Wine Mixer 2015

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“Will Travel to Fangirl”

In 2015, this has become my new mantra. When I found out that Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen in Arrow, has a winery AND throws wine parties… I was more than a little excited. In a spur of the moment between flurries of text messages, Gizzy B and I decided that we were going to attend the Nocking Point wine mixer in Portland. It was a good excuse to travel, right? I’ve never been to Portland!

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Warner Bros VIP Studio Tour: The Batman Exhibit

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To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Batman, the Warner Bros VIP Tour‘s museum is currently dedicated to all things Batman movies. For one day, I became a tourist in my own city just to satisfy my geek urges. The tour itself is pretty fun, especially if you love the behind the scenes experience of movie and television. The exhibit itself mostly showcased costumes and props from the Christopher Nolan trilogy  but they added really cool pieces from the 80s and 90s movies as well. There is also a separate warehouse that showcased some of the Batmobiles.

Although, sadly, no Adam West’s Batman.

I recommend this to any local Batman fans . . . or if you happen to be visiting Los Angeles! It’s obnoxiously touristy but get a group of Batfans together in one tour and you’ll probably have tons of fun.

Check out more photos below.

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My ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Tribute: Lunch at Harvey Nichols

I am a huge fan of the show Absolutely Fabulous. There have been many champagne filled nights watching this show and wishing that I were half as fantastic as Edina and Patsy, two of the most amazing heroines ever. I’m not sure what this says about my convictions, but I pretty much want to become Patsy Stone. She’s beautiful, hilarious, knows what she wants out of life, and doesn’t care what other people think of her. She is, well, fabulous.

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Edina and Patsy

In many ways I already do things to tribute these fine ladies. I drink copious amounts of red wine and champagne, many times I have been silly (a diplomatic way of saying drunk) in public, I do enjoy looking chic, and boy oh boy do I love red lipstick. I am rarely caught without it. Something that Edina and Patsy do quite a lot on the show is visit a department store in London called Harvey Nichols, or “Harvey Nicks” as Edina and Patsy often refer to it. During my trip to London I finally had a chance to visit this department store and it was fantastic. So posh, so delicious, and so out of my price range, but I didn’t care. I was at Harvey Nicks. 

I was however finally able to do something that I have wanted to do ever since I started watching Absolutely Fabulous and that was have lunch there. For Edina and Patsy, I had lunch at Harvey Nichols.

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When the Lady Geeks Took Over Paris

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If you couldn’t tell from our past few podcast episodes, they allowed us — the Space Pirate Queen, Gizzy B and Pilbeam —  to roam free around Paris, France for a few days. Just thought I’d share some of our photos in the city with you guys from the trip. It’s rare that all three of us get to go on an international trip together, after all!

We did Tourism with a Capital ‘T’!

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