This week’s Assembly of Geeks episode “The Fandom Strikes Back” is posted. From the show notes:
The Fantastic Fortress is a place for all geeks to assemble and that’s why we don’t like to get reports of bullying of any kind. In today’s geek assembly, we take a closer look at kids that have been bullied because of their fandom.Not long ago, we learned about Katie Goldman getting bullied for her Star Wars fandom, only to see other fans & members of the Star Wars family rally around her – inlcuding the 501st providing her with her own Stormtrooper armor.Recently Katie’s mom was made aware of a 7-year-old girl named Allison who was getting bullied for her Star Wars and Spiderman fandom. Once again, some great people in the Star Wars community and Katie herself stepped in to show some much needed support. We take a deeper look into her story and discuss the problems and challenges related to bullying.We’ll take a look at a new movie trailer about Video Games and remind Admiral 80s about a certain movie with a certain theme song that recently came out on Blu-ray.We’ll also cover geek topics such as which stories help kids tell the truth, the latest Disney Star Wars racer, a new name attached to Star Wars: Episode VIII , some new details on the third season of Arrow, a new DC standalone movie and which comic book character Daniel Radcliffe would like to play.All of this and FANGIRL is back!
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