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Ep. 134 Bat-Keanu and Bat-Cards

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SailorMizz answers another question from a listener and gives advice on what to give your lady geek for her birthday. Then the Lady Geeks discuss the choice of Ben Affleck for Batman (Batfleck?) and why Keanu Reeves is possibly the greatest human being of all time. Yes, even more so than the Batman himself.

Ep. 110 Vampcast at Alex’s Bar

The Lady Geeks sits in the real-world Fangtasia at Alex’s Bar where True Blood filmed for its first season. This episode is all about vampires and we welcome Scarlettburn to her first podcast — she is probably the biggest vampire fanatic on Defective Geeks. Listen as we drink, chat and go deeply in vampire lore and pop culture.

 

My Fandom and Long Beach Collide by Stephanie Pacheco


It’s no secret I’m addicted, possibly in love, with watching TV shows on my fancy DVR at home in between procrastinating on my wedding planning. More recently I’ve become infatuated with spotting places filmed in my current home town of Long Beach, CA on Showtime’s Dexter and HBO’s True Blood.  I grew up in Los Angeles and watched film crews invade my old neighborhood from time to time, and I revel in it every single time! I use to work in Downtown Los Angeles during college and I would sneak out of the office to watch film crews and their trailers take over the vacant business district on the weekends, and try to spot a celebrity in between takes. This is why it’s so thrilling to recognize all those places I walk or drive by daily in a city I consider my second home, Long Beach. I annoy my fiancé and roommate all the time with my pointy finger wagging at the television saying where the scene was filmed in Los Angeles or Long Beach at least once a week.

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Ep. 86 Spoonful of Nutella

The Internet brings bad news that JGL may not actually play Batman in the Justice League movie. Sad face… but the Lady Geeks discuss the new Wonder Woman television show that is possibly in development, True Blood, Mohawk Guy from NASA and bratty children.

SDCC 2011, Wired Café: A VIP Heaven

The Wired Café– a little oasis with limited access to convention goers who knew people who knew people who knew people who–well, you know. Lucky for us… we knew people! Hooray for us!

It was a great place to get away and relax for a bit during the weekend on the first two days of Comic Con. The place got a little crazy during Saturday since it was the ‘big’ day that weekend. It was all good tough because I can’t complain about free alcohol and free food. It was nice to get a little taste of the VIP treatment. Gizzy definitely took advantage of it and spent half of her Friday there. She probably went through most of the Tru Blood (true facts).

Gizzy and I share our TOP 5 favorite memories from the Wired Café this year.

SDCC 2011, Day One

Space Pirate Queen’s TOP 5:

• The small bar designed to be a mini-replica of Fangtasia from the television series True Blood. The bartender was really nice too and the drinks were refreshing (not the heated red wine though).

• The veggie plate had asparagus instead of just broccoli and carrots. Wished they had desserts though.

• Watching Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) do a silly dance for a few seconds. Photos below.

• Getting to try Just Dance 3 with my boyfriend on the XBox without having to deal with the crazy crowd at the con’s exhibit hall. Party rockin’!

• Free photo booth sponsored by Cirque Du Soleil.

Photo booth at the Wired Cafe

Gizzy’s TOP 5:

• The free alcoholic beverages mixed with Tru Blood and the free food.

• Getting to be within 5 feet of Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) for twenty glorious minutes.

• Technically partying with Dominic Monaghan and The Doctor. Technically.

• Seeing people descend on the free food like locusts during a Biblical plauge.

• The free booze. And sharing an elevator with Channing Tatum.

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Comics and Conventions in Long Beach

The first Long Beach Comic Con came and went this past weekend. I was only in attendance on Saturday, but I felt like the convention was a success. I had a relaxing time walking around the exhibit hall, poking through the artist alley, and chatting with local friends. I loved the “small con” feeling! Unfortunately, none of the panels really interested me but that didn’t subtract from the ultimate experience.

The line for Jim Lee took a long time to move as he was late to his signing, but the line was not long at all. Although by the time it was our turn to see him, he was rushed and couldn’t take the time to do but a quick autograph and doodle, instead of a sketch. I guess you can’t really complain though!

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Me and Jim Lee!

I didn’t have much of meet-and-greet agenda which made it a more pleasant surprise to meet actor and writer, Mike McMillian of Archaia Comics.

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Mike McMillian signing a ‘Lucid’ poster

What a fantastic guy! He was completely personable. I have yet to see an episode of True Blood, but he is currently playing one of the bigger roles in the TV show. He didn’t give off a Mister-Hollywood-Vibe though. It was unfortunate that his presence wasn’t advertised enough because there was no line during his signing. I even went back a second time to chat with him and get a second signed poster for a friend. I hope his comic book series will become a success! The encounter peaked my interest in Archaia too and will probably check out more of their books in the future.

I hope this convention keeps coming back every year! It was loads of fun!

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