Episode 146: More Improbable Adventures with Jason, Melissa and Lexx

Episode 146!  The Guardians hung out with Melissa McArthur, Alexandra Christian and Jason Gilbert as we discuss this week’s news and views.  Make sure to check out their new anthology Curious Incidents: More Improbable Adventures released earlier this year by Mocha Memoirs Press.

Tonight’s Topics Included:

Television

  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Fargo
  • Feud
  • Girlboss
  • Grace & Frankie
  • Ironfist
  • MST3K
  • NBC pulls Powerless from schedule
  • Possible writer’s strike
  • The Tick debut date revealed

Movies

  • Colossal
  • The Void
  • Avengers: Infinity War news
  • Comic book movie schedule released
  • Glass will be out in January 2019
  • Jeff Goldblum joins Jurassic World sequel
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer
  • New Mutants, Deadpool 2, Dark Phoenix get release dates
  • Star Wars and Indiana Jones get release dates

Books & Comics

  • Stan Lee inducted into White Castle Hall of Fame

Local Events

  • New Community Calendar on CharlotteGeeks.com – check it out here!
  • Sonnet & Haiku Weekend Contest starts!
  • RavenCon in Williamsburg, VA

Miscellaneous/RIP

  • John Waters hosting adult summer camp
  • RIP: Erin Moran (and Scott Baio being a jerk)
  • RIP: Jonathan Demme

About Melissa McArthur

Melissa McArthur is a master swordswoman, a world-renowned traveler, and lover of all things bookish. Only one of these things is actually true. When she isn’t saving the world, one word at a time, she’s usually lecturing her university students on parenthetical citations or torturing authors with her red pen.

No matter what the capacity—editor, author, teacher—Melissa is utterly fascinated by books and words. She believes that there’s something magical about holding a book in your hand and watching as the words disappear and the story unfolds before your eyes. Melissa can often be found hiding in the deep corners of the library or at home with her laptop and cat. Website!

About Alexandra Christian

Alexandra Christian is an author of mostly romance with a speculative slant. Her love of Stephen King and sweet tea has flavored her fiction with a Southern Gothic sensibility that reeks of Spanish moss and deep fried eccentricity. Her alter-ego, A.C. Thompson, is also the editor of the highly successful Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series of anthologies from Mocha Memoirs Press. 

A self-proclaimed “Southern Belle from Hell,” Lexx is a native South Carolinian who lives with an epileptic wiener dog and her husband, author Tally Johnson. Questions, comments and complaints are most welcome at her website

About Jason Gilbert

Jason writes Steampunk-Urban fantasy, horror, and alternative history that is drenched in clockworks and tech. He’s the author of the Rifle Chronicles, a Steampunk/SciFi Western series, and is published in anthologies such as Curious Incidents and We Are Not This as one of the Carolina Writers for Equality. He’s also the man behind Fail-Flix, a site dedicated to reviewing the best of the worst that cinema has to offer! Website!
Originally recorded 04/26/2017

Episode 145: Curious Incidents with Jason, Melissa and Lexx

Episode 145!  Authors Melissa McArthur, Alexandra Christian and Jason Gilbert join us to talk about their new anthology Curious Incidents: More Improbable Adventures released earlier this year by Mocha Memoirs Press.

About Melissa McArthur

Melissa McArthur is a master swordswoman, a world-renowned traveler, and lover of all things bookish. Only one of these things is actually true. When she isn’t saving the world, one word at a time, she’s usually lecturing her university students on parenthetical citations or torturing authors with her red pen.

No matter what the capacity—editor, author, teacher—Melissa is utterly fascinated by books and words. She believes that there’s something magical about holding a book in your hand and watching as the words disappear and the story unfolds before your eyes. Melissa can often be found hiding in the deep corners of the library or at home with her laptop and cat. Website!

About Alexandra Christian

Alexandra Christian is an author of mostly romance with a speculative slant. Her love of Stephen King and sweet tea has flavored her fiction with a Southern Gothic sensibility that reeks of Spanish moss and deep fried eccentricity. Her alter-ego, A.C. Thompson, is also the editor of the highly successful Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series of anthologies from Mocha Memoirs Press. 

A self-proclaimed “Southern Belle from Hell,” Lexx is a native South Carolinian who lives with an epileptic wiener dog and her husband, author Tally Johnson. Questions, comments and complaints are most welcome at her website

About Jason Gilbert

Jason writes Steampunk-Urban fantasy, horror, and alternative history that is drenched in clockworks and tech. He’s the author of the Rifle Chronicles, a Steampunk/SciFi Western series, and is published in anthologies such as Curious Incidents and We Are Not This as one of the Carolina Writers for Equality. He’s also the man behind Fail-Flix, a site dedicated to reviewing the best of the worst that cinema has to offer! Website!

Originally recorded 04/26/2017

Away Team: Opening Night of Tartuffe

Starneslord and the Giddygeeker attended the opening night of Tartuffe, presented by Shakespeare Carolina and directed by Emmanuel Barbe.   The play is written by Moliere and was adapted by Timothy Mooney.

After the show, we got to sit down with Charles Holmes who plays Tartuffe as well as Amy Scheide who plays Elmire. We chat about talking in rhyme, creating your character, their upcoming appearance at ConCarolinas and how a 400-year old play still resonates today.

Tartuffe is showing at the Duke Energy Theater in Spirit Square  in Charlotte from April 20th – 29th.  It is presented by Shakespeare Carolina under the artistic direction of Chris O’Neill. Tickets are $20.

Website: Shakescar.org

Facebook: Shakespeare Carolina

Tickets: Click Here

Originally recorded 04/20/2017

Episode 144: Reboots and Minotaurs with Dungeonwears’ Garrett Faith

Episode 144!  Garrett Faith of Dungeonwears hung out to help us talk about last week’s news and movies and books – as well as reboots, the fate of the Jedi and more.

We are so excited to welcome Dungeonwears back to our second Muggles Market – he’s always got a crowd at his table!

For more information – check out Dungeonwears’ 2016 CharlotteGeeks.com interview here.   And make sure to visit CharlotteGeeks.com on Monday, April 24th to read his new interview!

Tonight’s Topics Included:

Television

  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Doctor Who
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt trailer

Movies

  • Rifftrax Samurai Cop
  • New Star Wars Teaser Trailer

Books & Comics

  • Wonder Woman’s writer and artist are now both women!

Local Events

  • Thu 4/20 – Shakespeare Carolina opens Tartuffe, Trivia Nights at Fabo & Thirsty Nomad Brewing
  • Fri 4/21 – Charlotte Geeks’ Game Night at Mugs, Bumps & Books Meetup, SPARC3 Scholarship Deadline for Gaston College
  • Sat 4/22 – Hop, Drop & Play: Shakespeare in a Day performance at NoDa Brewing Company
  • Fri 4/28 – Sonnet & Haiku Weekend Contest starts! RavenCon in Williamsburg, VA
  • Sun 4/30 – Sonnet & Haiku Weekend Contest Deadline!

Originally recorded 04/19/2017

Episode 143: Wizard Kittens and more with Garrett Faith

Episode 143!  Garrett Faith of Dungeonwears stopped by to talk about his unique art style, his return to the Muggles Market, and his day job as a video game art director and texture artist.

For more information – check out Dungeonwears’ 2016 CharlotteGeeks.com interview here.   And make sure to visit CharlotteGeeks.com on Monday, April 24th to read his new interview! 

Originally recorded 04/19/2017