Tag Archives: Announcements

Worldcon 75 (HELSINKI!): Our Schedules and Call for Interviewees!

3 Aug

We’re just a week away from Worldcon, and we are excited!

Five of us will be there next week (Shaun, Paul, Alex, Julia, and Mike, who is last here because he’s wrong about comics :P), and we’ll all be up to no good while we’re there. Whether it’s paneling, exploring Helsinki, or recording guerilla interviews in the dark, you can be certain that we’ll be busy bees!

With that in mind, this post aims to let you know where you can find us at Worldcon AND how to contact us if you’d like to be interviewed for the podcast!

Here goes:

Continue reading

Top 10 Posts and Episodes for June 2017

8 Jul

June was an interesting month for us. Our Twitter account was abuzz with activity, we released some awesome podcasts, and the world survived one more month of…well, never mind that.

Now that we’re firmly ensconced in July, it’s time for another statistics post! Here’s what readers and listeners loved on our blog or podcast throughout June 2017:

Top Posts:

  1. Movie Review: “Wonder Woman” (See it!) by Trish Matson
  2. Breaking News: Peter Jackson to turn The Silmarillion into a 14-movie epic by Michael J. Martinez
  3. Guest Post: Growing up in Fandom in the 1970s by LJ Cohen
  4. Guest Post: Religions on Mars, According to Me by Mary Turzillo
  5. Guest Post: Writing the Monster by Scott Oden
  6. Metropolis (1927), Feminism, and Influence by Stina Leicht
  7. Star Trek: Discovery and the Clueless by Stina Leicht
  8. Retro Childhood Review: The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander (reviewed by Jen Zink)
  9. Book Review: Wothwood by Natania Barron (reviewed by Paul Weimer)
  10. Okay, the princess rescued herself. Now What?! by Stephen Geigen-Miller

Top Episodes:

  1. Signal Boost #4: Gideon Marcus (GalacticJourney.org) and Andrew Barton (Tailings of the Golden Age)
  2. 153. Birdemic (2010) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”
  3. 326. Joyce Chng (a.k.a. — Starfang: Rise of the Clan (An Interview)
  4. 304. Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear (a.k.a. The Rakish Rogue and the Sky Marshall) — An Interview
  5. #59. Alien: Covenant (2017) w/ Jeannette Ng — A Shoot the WISB Subcast
  6. Signal Boost #8: A Conversation about the Importance of Wonder Woman
  7. Signal Boost #7: Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters) and Carrie Patel (Pillars of Eternity/Recolleta Series)
  8. 327. Fiend Without a Face (1958) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”
  9. 198. Brazilian SF w/ Fabio Fernandes, Cesar Alcázar, Libby Ginway, and Jacques Barcia #WorldSFTour
  10. 325. Queen of the Damned (2002) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure” w/ Megan O’Keefe

What did you enjoy the most? Let us know in the comments!

Top 10 Posts and Episodes for May 2017

9 Jun

Time for another statistics post! Here’s what readers and listeners loved on our blog or podcast throughout May 2017:

Top Posts:

  1. A Book by its Cover: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi (written by Shaun Duke)
  2. Metropolis (1927), Feminism, and Influence by Stina Leicht
  3. The 2017 Charity Fundraiser for Human Rights Watch: Make Us Review Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) for a Good Cause! (PLEASE DONATE!)
  4. Book Review: CUCKOO SONG by Frances Hardinge (written by Daniel Haeusser)
  5. Breaking News: Peter Jackson to turn The Silmarillion into a 14-movie epic by Mike Martinez
  6. Book Review: All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells (written by Paul Weimer)
  7. Switching Between Lanes by Stephanie Burgis
  8. Ten Post-Apocalyptic Novels Written by Women by Nicolette Stewart
  9. Book Review: The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley (written by Paul Weimer)
  10. Book Review: Children of the Different by S.C. Flynn (written by Daniel Haeusser)

Top Episodes:

  1. 324. Inclusivity in Fairy Tales — A Discussion w/ Sara Cleto, Brittany Warman, and Shveta Thakrar
  2. #55. Attack the Block (2011) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ Tiara W.
  3. Signal Boost #6: Sophia Chester (Cosmic Callisto Caprica/Rocket Romance) and Heather Rose Jones (Alpennia Series/Lesbian Historic Motif Project)
  4. 313. Looking Back, Moving Forward: Anticipating 2017
  5. Signal Boost #3: A Conversation about Marvel’s Nazi Problem
  6. Signal Boost #4: Gideon Marcus (GalacticJourney.org) and Andrew Barton (Tailings of the Golden Age)
  7. 323. Betsy Dornbusch (a.k.a. The God Sword) — Enemy (An Interview)
  8. Signal Boost #5: A Conversation about CoGeeko Ergo Sum
  9. 322. Babylon A.D. (2008) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure” w/ DongWon Song
  10. #58. Night Watch (2004) w/ Juan Sanmiguel — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

What did you enjoy the most? Let us know in the comments!

Top 10 Posts and Episodes for April 2017

11 May

Time for another statistics post! Here’s what readers loved on our blog or podcast throughout April 2017:

Top Posts:

  1. Metropolis (1927), Feminism, and Influence by Stina Leicht
  2. Beyond the Cliché Shelf: Making Characters Vibrant and Unexpected by Aliette de Bodard
  3. Breaking News: Peter Jackson to turn The Silmarillion into a 14-movie epic by Michael J. Martinez
  4. Book Review: CUCKOO SONG by Frances Hardinge (Reviewed by Daniel Haeusser)
  5. Ten Post-Apocalyptic Novels Written by Women by Nicolette Stewart
  6. The Intersection: AI and Creator-bias by Stina Leicht
  7. Book Review: Wothwood by Natania Barron (Reviewed by Paul Weimer)
  8. Book Review: The Weight of the World by Tom Toner (Reviewed by Paul Weimer)
  9. Book Review: Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer (Reviewed by Paul Weimer)
  10. Book Review: The House of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard (Reviewed by Paul Weimer)

Top Episodes:

  1. Signal Boost #1: George Sandison (2084) and Alexandra Pierce (Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler)
  2. 321. The Immigrant Experience in SFF w/ Sabrina Vourvoulias, Rose Lemberg, and Bogi Takács
  3. #55. Attack the Block (2011) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ Tiara W.
  4. #03. The Last Command — Thrawn and On and On (A Star Wars Literary Podcast)
  5. 317. Disability in SF/F — A Discussion w/ Sarah Chorn and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry
  6. 313. Looking Back, Moving Forward: Anticipating 2017
  7. #57. Get Out (2017) w/ Faridah Gbadamosi and Andrew Hackley — A Shoot the WISB Subcast
  8. 294. Mazes and Monsters (1982) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”
  9. 320. Alex Wells/Acks (a.k.a. Social Justice Biker Witch) — Hunger Makes the Wolf (An Interview)
  10. 304. Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear (a.k.a. The Rakish Rogue and the Sky Marshall) — An Interview

What did you enjoy the most? Let us know in the comments!

The 2017 Charity Fundraiser for Human Rights Watch: Make Us Review Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) for a Good Cause!

4 May

For the next two months, we will be raising $500 for Human Rights Watch for the opportunity to entertain our listeners! HRW have done some amazing work, and we’re happy to contribute to their mission by subjecting ourselves to bad movies!

Here are the full details: Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: