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Episode 26: SLCC and the Slave Princess

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Author, Courtney, geekhead, Perrian, Preacher23 | 0 comments

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It’s our first podcast since the glory of Salt Lake Comic
Con. In this episode we discuss potential casting rumors for Star Wars Episode
VII, Bryan Singer’s next big project, and two new television shows worth
watching this season. For the meat of the show we talk about Salt Lake Comic
Con, what we loved, what we hated and what potential guests we have lined up.
And finally, we announce the two winners of the signed Slave Princess print.
But to know if you won, you have to download the show and listen for yourself!
If you don’t claim the prize before the next show, we’ll announce a new winner
next episode

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Salt Lake Comic Con success

Posted by on Sep 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We here at Geekhead Radio would like to express our gratitude to the Salt Lake City community and the organizers of the Salt Lake City Comic Con. We were honored to participate in and enjoy your ground breaking 1st year.

Fr those we took pictures of we will be post them here on Geekheadadio.com when Perrian returns to Austin early next week. We loved yours costumes and enthusiasm.

We will also be doing a podcast dedicated to our experience at the Con in just a few days… Look for it soon.

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Kickstarter – The Ugly- 7 Days to Die

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Brru Crash, Kickstarter | 0 comments

Art by http://atixvector.deviantart.com/

Art by http://atixvector.deviantart.com/

 

Zombies, mining, building, bandits, crafting…shut up and take my money! You had me at zombies. Would you like a game that is obviously a mix between MineCraft, Left4Dead, and Fallout? If you said no, just hand over your geek cred. That’s right, give it here. You can have it back once you name everything in the image below…

 

Image stolen from your friendly ChopShopStore.com http://chopshopstore.com/index.php/teeshirts/wego.html

Image stolen from your friendly ChopShopStore.com
http://chopshopstore.com/index.php/teeshirts/wego.html

 

The Fun Pimps Entertainment LLC from Dallas Texas recently funded just that project and it is called 7 Days to Die. Yes, I said recently funded. As in, too late to contribute, wait for release, or watch the progress at 7daystodie. The project has been in development for a little while now and should get a swift kick into gear after the $500,000 that was pledged.

The game is completely free roam. Survivors progress by finding clues to push, or drag, them down the hole of storyline doom. The minecraft stylized crafting system is larger and you can potentially build a lot more types of objects. The twist is a block stability physics engine that gives specific block types different structural integrity. An example, Wood archways would hold together stronger than dirt archways. I am glad FPE LLC has been reading up on their three little pigs. Of course, all of this occurs while you attempt to survive the horde of infected zombies. Personally, I think the big bad wolf can take them.

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Kickstarter – The Bad – Dino Pet

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Brru Crash, Kickstarter | 0 comments

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Art by http://atixvector.deviantart.com/

 

Glows in the dark, check. Shaped like a dinosaur, check. Fun to shake, check. Educational, ssshh don’t tell the kids. Yonder Biology from San Diego is toting DinoPet “the first bio-luminescent pet” and all it has me wondering is: Why did my sea monkeys not glow in the dark?!

The project is already successful with about $150,000 pledged. Originally, they only asked for $50,000 and that sounded reasonable for the equivalent of a feral ghoul (it’s from Fallout) shaped like a dinosaur; A lot of people agreed. The project ends September 15, 2013. The minimum contribution required to get a DinoPet is $40. If you have kids, and you’re not just a big kid like myself, they have a DinoPet + storybook option for $60. Hipsters can spend $70 to get the DinoPet first with estimated delivery in February 2014 instead of the normal April 2014.

The only downside to the project, that I see, is they let you think it just glows without any interaction. Any biology enthusiasts out there can tell you this needs to be shaken to get the dinoflagellates (how cool is that name? More about them here) to move around and produce light. This is mentioned in passing at the bottom of the project page as well as being demonstrated constantly in the video, but I wanted to make a clear note of it here.

Since all comes down to the mighty pocket book and I cannot resist toys using natural elements. I will be feeding, shaking, and showing this thing off for as long as I can keep my glow dinoflagellates alive. Being older and wiser, I can only hope I can keep them longer than my poor sea monkeys. May the blue locker guide them.

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Kickstarter – The Good – Standing in the Stars

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Brru Crash, Kickstarter | 0 comments

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Before reading further, take a moment to stand up. If it took you less than thirty seconds, I want you to realize you are lucky. Understanding the psychology behind what Peter Mayhew and many others in the world are facing is the most important part of Standing in the Stars: The Peter Mayhew Story Kickstarter project.

The project is funding a documentary about a surgery Mr. Mayhew will be getting soon. The surgery will allow for Mr. Mayhew to not only walk properly again, but get back the height he has lost over the years. The project asks for a total of $42,000 with an end date of September 14, 2013. The goal is very modest if you consider normal costs of anything in the film industry and it is close to funding.

In my opinion, three of the prizes will make or break the photo finish of this project. First, a digital download of the documentary for $25 is the minimum I thought about contributing. Another ten dollars on top of that ($35 total) will get you the second choice of a digital download with bonus material that includes live updates of how well the surgery is going. Last, the $45 contribution allowing you to get a physical DVD and an awareness fur pin to show off how much you helped. Of course, that is just the tip of the wroshyr tree. Check out the project to see better, and more expensive, contribution tiers.

A note on Peter Mayhew’s Awesomeness:

The Mayhew family recently took time out of their busy schedule of Kickstart project maintenance and surgery preparations this weekend during DragonCon to have a video conference at the 501st convention party. Mr Mayhew’s entire family and the director of the video were part of this conference call to a bunch of people that, in the least, just dress up in star wars costumes. The reality is that the 501st does more, but to get my point across better; Peter Mayhew took time to talk to a bunch of nerds wearing shiny plastic. I was on the fence prior to the convention, but once the call was over I knew what needed to be done.

“Wookiees kneed love too” and contributions. Peter Mayhew, Wookiees, walking again, these are a few of the many reasons why I contributed to this project and suggest you do to. As of this writing, with 8 days to go, the project requires under $8,000 to hit their goal. With that said, $1,000 a day works out to 40 digital downloads, 29 digital downloads with bonus material, or 23 physical DVD copies a day. The math says it all. My heart strings were pulled and I contributed.

 

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