Away Team: DragonCon – We’re in you!

Carol the Cat, Starneslord, The Giddygeeker, and fellow Charlotte Geek Danny Seavers arrived for DragonCon – but didn’t want a whole week to go by without talking about the Game of Thrones finale, Twin Peaks, the new Nightwing series, and The Tick and how it saved our city! So we sat down right before heading out back in to the biggest convention of our year – to talk to you about it.  Here you go! 

Recorded Wednesday, 8/30/2017

Guardians of the Geekery: DragonCon – We’re In You!

 

Episode 171: Westeros, Whedon’s Wife and Clowns

Episode 171!  Donna and Wes Scott have a nice stay with Field, and then hang out to talk about Westeros, Whedon’s wife, and Clowns.

Today’s Topics Include:

News

  • RIP: Sonny Landham (Predator), Dick Gregory, Jerry Lewis
  • ‘Stranger Things’ creators are planning for its end
  • Joss Whedon’s ex-wife and her blog of infamy
  • New American Horror Story: Cult Trailer
  • Mark Wahlberg named 2017’s highest paid male actor ($68M), edged out Dwayne Johnson; Emma Stone highest female ($26M), with Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence close behind
  • Katee Sackhoff to play Flash Villian
  • Community Calendar Reminder (Ballantyne Chorale Auditions)

Guardables

  • Carol: BizarreTV, Annabelle: Creation
  • Matt: Painting My Life by Pasquale Marco Veltris
  • Joey : Charlotte ComiCon, Geek Gala, Muggles Market, DragonCon
  • Tiffany: SkillPop, Audible
  • Group Skate: Defenders, Game of Thrones

About Eat the Runt

Processed with MOLDIV

donna scott productions, the Harvey B. Gantt Center and Charlotte Art League come together for Eat The Runt, a comedy by Avery Crozier. Providing a completely novel and participatory theatre experience for Charlotte audiences, Eat the Runt requires that all eight actors in the cast learn every role and audition for the audience before each performance. The audience will cast the show using their smartphones and watch as the actors they cast deftly play out one of the over 40,000 possible casting combinations.

The plot of Eat the Runt follows Merritt, a grants manager candidate, through a series of increasingly bizarre interviews for a position at an esteemed art museum. Eat the Runt focuses a sharply comedic eye on the themes of political correctness, office politics, sexual harassment, religious persuasions, and societal and cultural norms related to gender and race. The result is a unique, hilarious and sometimes surprising performance that will never be the same show twice.

***Performance suggested for 18+ due to language and adult comedy.

Performance Info

  • Show Dates:  Sept 7 – 23, 2017
  • Show Time: 8:00 PM
  • Tickets & Locations:
  • Directed By: Tonya Bludsworth
  • Cast: Kevin Aoussou, Tracie Frank, Jennifer Grabenstetter, Andrea King, Erica Ross, Stephen Seay, Kevin Shimko, and Stephen West-Rogers.

About donna scott productions

donna scott productions is a theatre and arts production company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, founded in 2005 by Donna Scott. Their mission is to provide Charlotte audiences, artists and collaborating partners with unique and diverse opportunities for creative experience and expression.

On the Interwebz

Instagram: @donnascottprod

Guardians of the Geekery Episode 171

Episode 169: Omens, Apes, Ticks, and Foxes!

Episode 169!  Caleb Van Voorhis of Queen City Comedy stuck around (we actually couldn’t get him to leave) to talk about this week’s news and views.  Make sure to join us this Friday (Aug 18th) when Caleb performs with Now Are The Foxes (part of QCC) at the University Hilton!

This Week’s Topics:

News

  • Michael Sheen and David Tennant in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens on Amazon
  • Daniel Craig to return as 007
  • Prince has his own Pantone shade of Purple (Love Symbol #2)
  • Kong & Planet of the Apes Comic Crossover planned
  • MoviePass Subscription Offer
  • Solar Eclipse – Aug 21st!
  • Community Calendar Reminder

Guardables

  • Carol: Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones
  • Matt: Supernatural, Dark Ark, Secret Weapons
  • Joey : QC AnimeCon this weekend, Charlotte ComiCon next weekend
  • Tiffany:  (out sick)

 

Here’s Caleb’s Tick Video:

And here’s Caleb helping Giddy Geeker unbox more Geek Gala Donations!

About Queen City Comedy

Queen City Comedy is an artist-led , volunteer-staffed and member-supported nonprofit collective dedicated to making Charlotte the funniest city on the planet. We…

  • Recognize and reward the abundant comedy talent in Charlotte (Shine a Spotlight!).
  • Foster collaboration (Unity in the Community!) and
  • Encourage fresh ideas (uh,…Fresh Ideas!) making Charlotte a city known for comedy arts.

Upcoming Performance

Queen City Comedy presents Now Are the Foxes improv comedy show!

Like to laugh? Like a fun night out? Like fast-paced comedy like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

Then come out Friday August 18th to the Hilton at University Place for the time of your life! Drinks and food availale! Bring your friends and watch them get on stage and be a part of the fun!

Oh yeah….and tickets are FREE this month!  Click here to get some!

On the Interwebz

Facebook: Queen City Comedy, Now Are The Foxes

Website: Queen City Comedy

Originally recorded 08/16/2017

Guardians of the Geekery Episode 169

Episode 167: Netflix, Hasselhoff, and Chickens Attack with The Guild

Episode 167!  The Guild hung around and chatted with us about the news.  We love The Guild – and appreciate their help each year with The Geek Gala and the Muggles Market.

Our guests include: Benjamin Burton, Sarah Bednarz, Marcus Hughes, Jimilia Wilson and Josh Hunnicutt.

This week’s topics included:

News

  • RIP: Robert Hardy (Cornelius Fudge), Harou Nakajima (Godzilla), Glen Campbell
  • ADAM WEST’s Final BATMAN Performance Gets Release Date
  • Millarworld: Why Has Netflix Gone All in on Comics?
  • David Letterman to Host Netflix Interview Series
  • Disney to Pull Movies From Netflix, Launch Streaming Service
  • Community Calendar Reminder

Guardables

  • Carol: Twin Peaks, The Expanse, dealing with writers’ and reader’s block
  • Matt: The Dark Tower, The Big Sick, We Stand On Guard – comic book and Shorts: A collection of stories – comic by Eraklis Petmezas
  • Joey : Videos – David Hasselhof – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Chicken Attack, QC AnimeCon this weekend, Charlotte ComiCon next weekend, CleverCon & Crypto-Con announced
  • Tiffany: Landline, Game of Thrones

About The Guild: UNCC Science-Fiction & Fantasy Club

The UNCC Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Gaming Guild is a student organization that for three decades has provided a safe gathering for fans of all geekdoms. The Guild meets every Friday during the academic year on the second floor of the College of Health and Human Services building.

 

 

About Benjamin Burton

Benjamin Burton is a science fiction and fantasy fan and avid gamer who brings together his passions of geekery and volunteering to better the greater Charlotte fandom and the world in which it exists. His favorite fandoms include: Tolkien, Marvel, gaming, and horror movies. He is the Volunteer Coordinator for the 2017 Geek Gala.

On the Interwebz

Facebook: The Guild: UNCC Science-Fiction & Fantasy Club

 

Originally recorded 08/09/2017

Episode 165: Take 2 on Geeky Chic News with Emily Kramer

Episode 165!  We talked about the last 2 weeks news and views with Emily Kramer of Emily Kramer Design.  Emily also gave us a sneak peek in the world of Game of Thrones costuming as  well as her upcoming appearance at this year’s Muggles Market and her new opportunity to go to New York Fashion Week!

This Week’s Topics Included:

News

  • RIP: John Heard, Sam Shephard
  • Valentine Wolfe Kickstarter Update
  • Tom Welling (Smallville) joins CW’s Lucifer
  • NASA posts Planetary Protection Officer position
  • Tom Holland Responds to Kirsten Dunst
  • Community Calendar Reminder

Guardables

  • Carol: Game of Thrones (Hot Pie), War of the Planet of the Apes, Valerian, B-Sides, Atomic Blonde
  • Matt: The Stranger in the Woods, #MakeMineMilkshakes, Star Trek
  • Joey : ImagiCON
  • Tiffany: Lady MacBeth, Girls’ Night, Younger
  • Emily:  Facebook AI shutdown

About Emily Kramer

In Emily’s own words:

At age 11, Emily was Laura Ingalls Wilder in the backyard plays of her suburban Chicago neighborhood. Except she wasn’t just an actress, she also made the costumes for everyone on the cast. They were about what you’d expect from an 11-year-old who learned to sew from her grandmother.

Since then, Emily has had many years of professional costuming & fashion design experience. She has costumed for the Royal Court at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and for historical re-enactors of many eras, a Twig the Fairy DVD, short film, and theater. 

Having shown regular modern fashion collections on Chicago and Charlotte runways, Emily keeps her flair for the dramatic, leaning toward red carpet and formal gowns. Her passion for recycling and eco-friendliness got her involved with designing dresses out of recycled materials. She designed dresses from leftover flyers from Opera Carolina to help promote The Barber of Seville, Pagliacci, Rigoletto (opening Feb 2018) and their Opera Recycles program. She is headed to New York Fashion Week in September with Opera Carolina to show her recycled pieces on the runway as part of the #operarecycles program.

Her favorite thing about designing is photo shoots, and she enjoys creating photo art of her own, along with the collaborative team Alchemy in Imagery (alchemyinimagery.com

 

On the Interwebz

Website: Emily Kramer Designs

Twitter:  EK Fashion Design

Facebook: EK Fashion Design

GoFundMe: Going to New York Fashion Week

Originally recorded 08/02/2017