Episode 5 of Assembly of Geeks

Episode 5 of Assembly of Geeks is up. Definitely a lively discussion, at least when it got to dinosaurs…From the show page:

Merchman has sounded the alarms after learning there might be fake geeks among us!  Are there fake geek female cosplayers showing up at cons just wanting attention?  What about those fail moments when fake geek accusations are called out by George Takei (per the image to the right)?   Can there be MALE fake geeks?  Should there be a litmus test?  Does any of it matter and should any of us even care?  We discuss the “fake geek” debate.

Our special guest is Alex Langley, the author of The Geek Handbook: Practical Skills and Advice for the Likeable Modern Geek.  Bobby Blakey gives us a review of the highly anticipated film, Gravity.  We also learn about the return of the Thunderbirds television series.  We’ll try to make sense of these dinosaur love books.  Finally J.J. Abrams apologizes to everyone who is still very angry about the science fiction movie crime known as lens flares.

During the official meeting, we discuss the most memorable celebrities we’ve met at comic conventions and the Geek Assembly votes on the their most desired superpowers.

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.