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Ep. 263 Five Years of Comikaze with Regina Carpinelli

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We can’t anticipate Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo without recording a podcast with Regina (our queen). Listen as she reveals this year’s guests at the convention — from Jim Lee to Carrie Fisher. That’s right, Princess Leia herself will be hanging out with all of us during Halloween, so we hope to see you there!

SpartaCast: The Series Finale

Last week, we said goodbye to the amazing show Spartacus. My friends and I got together every week to see the new episodes, and I couldn’t have gotten through this final epic season if it hadn’t been for our support group. In honor of the series finale, we recorded this special podcast! We discussed how we first got into the series, the language of the show, our favorite characters, the most memorable moments, some of our disappointments, and much more. (Warnings: Spoilers for all aired episodes and frank discussion of many of the mature themes on the show. Also, we’re potty mouths, so cursing ahoy!)

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FANGIRL: Men from ‘Spartacus’ Work Out

I confess I have not caught up with the latest season of Spartacus. If it’s not available online (legally), I usually kind of fall behind on a lot of shows. Plus, we all know I’ve had a bit of a whirlwind affair catching up with seasons 1 and 2 of The Vampire Diaries. It doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate these photos that recently showed up on my inbox.

That’s right. My favorite beefcakes on television training for their roles. What could be better eye candy?

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Spartacus: Swords and Ashes book review

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SPOILER WARNING:
I have not watched the TV series, so I don’t know how directly the two are linked. I may be discussing things here that will spoil the show. I won’t know until I watch it, which I’m going to because the book got me hooked.

When I was in high school, I was really pretentious. I read pretentious books because I was the brainy one and that’s what brains did. (Oh stereotypes, how true you often are).

Fortunately, I grew up and got over that phase and now I love reading stuff like Spartacus. It’s bloody, violent, vulgar and full of sex. And that’s just in the first chapter!

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SCC 2011, I Still Love Lucy Lawless

Friday, July 22 – the second day of Comic Con was a professional learning experience. I participated in my first ever round table press room and yes, I was pretty scared. I did not go to college for either writing or journalism (can’t you tell?!) and the last time I was even remotely considered a reporter was when I was in the newspaper club during middle school. I prayed that I wouldn’t embarrass myself  or the LA Weekly. Armed with my puny experience as a local blogger, I dove head first into a two hour back to back session for Torchwood and Spartacus. A special thank you to the Starz Network and Nicole, the hardworking PR woman who coordinated all of it during the convention.

The experience turned out to be a lot of fun. I observed the more experienced journalists and quietly studied their methods. We had a woman who was an absolute natural at asking great questions and getting the most interesting answers out of the actors and writers. She was engaging and fearless. Most importantly, she was well informed– the ideal journalist! She was awesome and I wished I remembered her name because I definitely looked up to her.

The first actor we had at our table was Manu Bennett from Spartacus. I still felt a little nervous and I don’t remember if I actually got a question in (I don’t think I did).

Okay, I admit… he was also super hot in person and I was silenced by all that man-sexy! Ha! It didn’t take too long for me to find my own quiet approach to asking questions and my general cute-ness masked my inexperience. Whew.

I did get brave enough to stand up and tell Lucy Lawless how much I have looked up to her all my life and was rewarded with a hug. I almost died from happiness and she was incredibly gorgeous in person.

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Check out my LA Weekly articles: A New Spartacus for a New Season and Torchwood Miracle Day.

Other highlights:

Bill Pullman (he is in the new season of Torchwood) was delightful. I’ve always loved him as an actor and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to sit down with him. I even got to ask him a question.

Jane Espenson! If anyone should represent successful female writers in the nerd world, it is this woman.

Liam McIntyre, the new Spartacus, seemed like a nice guy who was just having fun with his career. I am looking forward to his interpretation of a role he had inherited from Andy Whitfield.

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Ep. 9 Geek Girls Are Not So Easy

Our Lady DefectiveGeekers prove themselves to be quite un-ladylike with their nerdy, fantasy, sci-fi-y ways. They delve into the perception of certain bloggers on New York Times about women not having a particular interest on the fantasy genre. But guess what? We will watch Games of Thrones with great anticipation. We also do protest that your book clubs aren’t reading The Hobbit first– SO THERE!