Episode 131 – Comics, Book Covers and Christmas (with Carrie Cuinn)

On December 25, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 131st episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester, John Anealio and Carrie Cuinn chat about: Archaia Entertainment Lee Collins (Dead of Winter?) The Eureka Christmas Special (S4 sneak peak) Carrie’s Outside the Frame Column on SF Signal Main Topic(s): Hacking the Cover Bookworhship.com The cover for Glen Cook’s A Path to Coldness […]

24 Hour Comic Day

On September 28, 2011, in Art Nerd, Comic Books, Galen Dara, by Galen Dara

An invitation to the 8th annual 24 Hour Comic Day: This Saturday, October 1. The dare: To complete a 24 page comic book in 24 continuous hours. Back in 1990 comic artist Scott McCloud thought of a creative exercise to improve his drawing speed. He decided to challenge himself (and fellow comic artist Steve Bissette) […]

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Period Pieces: Marvel’s Summer 2011 Comic Book Movies: X-Men First Class, Thor, and Captain America.

On September 12, 2011, in Movies and Film, News, by Paul Weimer

Hello again.  A few months ago, I looked at three movies that were directly or indirectly inspired by Philip K. Dick.  With the summer season drawing toward a close, I thought I would look at three more movies, the Marvel comic book movies X-Men First Class, Thor, and most recently, Captain America. I discovered an […]

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This lady Likes Spandex

On August 24, 2011, in Art Nerd, Comic Books, Galen Dara, by Galen Dara

I’ve been interested in DC’s recent response to criticism that their New 52 relaunch reduced their number of female creators from %12 to %1.   (Er… well, it’s complicated.)  As a woman who enjoys comics and has aspirations in the field myself, I feel I have a bit of skin (hehe) in the game.  So […]

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Sunday Comic Picks

On April 24, 2011, in Comic Books, Kate Sherrod, by Kate Sherrod

Week of Sunday, April 17 Feeding Ground #4 Created by Swifty Lang, Michael Lapinski and Chris Mangun Written by Swifty Lang Illustration and Covers by Michael Lapinski Reviewed by Kate Sherrod Somewhere in the supply chain between Lang & Lapinski and my quivering little hands, things got funky, so I had a long, long wait […]

Sunday Comic Picks

On April 17, 2011, in Comic Books, by Kate Sherrod

iZombie #12 Writer: Chris Roberson Pencils: Gilbert Hernandez Colors: Laura Allred Letters: Todd Klein Publisher Vertigo It’s a good week when I feel challenged to choose my favorite single issue out of that week’s comics haul. This is such a week; I read through my modest (but excellent) pile this morning and spent most of […]

Functional Nerds 047 John Jackson Miller

On March 1, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 47th episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & John Anealio sit down to chat with John Jackson Miller, author of Star Wars: Knight Errant We also chat about: ebooks, The Star Wars Role Playing Game, Marvel Comics, Shadows of the Empire, Star Trek, the Crimson Dynamo, Lost Tribe of the Sith, DC […]

Episode 037 Clay & Susan Griffith

On December 13, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

037 The Functional Nerds In the 37th episode of the Functional Nerds, we welcome Clay & Susan Griffith, co-authors of The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire Book One to discuss: steampunk, the Victorian Era, alternate history, Scotland, Highlander, body snatchers (the real ones, not the made up ones from the movies), comic books, graphic novels, Kolchak The […]

Episode 025 – Chris Roberson

On September 16, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

025 The Functional Nerds In the monumental 25th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by World Fantasy Award nominee and Sidewise Award winning author, Chris Roberson!  We chat about: Cinderella-From Fabletown with Love, musicals, comic books, Azimovs magazine, Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham, the Bonaventure-Cormody sequence, Philip Jose Farmer, Doc […]

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Episode 024 – Matthew Sturges

On September 9, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

024 The Functional Nerds In the 24th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by Eisner-award nominated author Matthew Sturges.  This week, we chat about comic books, Midwinter, Jack of Fables, Vertigo comics, DC, House of Mystery, JSA All Stars, Chris Roberson, Bill Willingham, Fables, Masked, PYR, Lou Anders, Superheroes, […]

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Episode 023

On August 27, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

023 The Functional Nerds In the 23rd episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by returning 3rd Nerd Aidan Moher and our youngest recruit to date – Dan Goodman!  This week, we chat about NASA, crowdsourcing wake up music for astronauts, digital distribution, Stargate Atlantis, creative commons licensing, Cory Doctorow, […]

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Episode 022

On August 20, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

022 The Functional Nerds In the 22nd episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by Z from Hipster Please – together, we chat with Kyle Stevens & Jim Demonakos – better known as Kirby Krackle!  We chat about: Nerd Rock, Voltron: the music writing machine, music, the song writing process, […]

Episode 17

On July 9, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

017 The Functional Nerds In the 17th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the latest recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army, Curtis Silver from Wired.com’s Geek Dad!  In the show this week, we discuss, ramble and conversate upon such varied and wondrous topics as: the Apple App store […]

Nerd News Roundup for June 30, 2010

On June 30, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy AirlockAlpha: ‘Stargate: Universe’ Will Get Darker, Tougher io9: 4 new Predators clips set up the other-worldly alien battle SciFi Wire: Andy Serkis to play rebellious chimp Caesar in Planet of the Apes SfSignal: SF Tidbits for 6/30/10 Tor.com: Review -Don’t you forget about me: being a review of Jonathan […]

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Nerd News Roundup for June 29, 2010

On June 29, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy LA Times: ‘Android Karenina’ writer says Tolstoy might not like remake: ‘He seems to have taken himself very seriously.’ Grasping for the Wind: Book Review: Infinite Realities by R. L. Copple Pyr-O-Mania: Pyr Comes to the Nook (and B&N eReader) Pyr-O-Mania: Upcoming Author Appearances SfSignal: Trailer: Space Battleship Yamato […]

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Nerd News Roundup-May 15 2010

On May 15, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News…mega massive news day… Episode 9 of the podcast is live – featuring Aidan Moher. Scifi & Fantasy Scifi Wire: 6 amazing sci-fi TV shows ruined by their freaky finales SfSignal: Voice Of The Fans: Which Book Series Do You Want To End? Grasping for the Wind: Essay: 11 Novels of Science Fiction […]

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Nerd News Roundup-May 12 2010

On May 12, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy Grasping for the Wind: REVIEW: Not Less Than Gods by Kage Baker SFFWorld: REVIEW: Shadowplay by Tad Williams SFSignal: REVIEW: Deep Navigation by Alastair Reynolds ATFMB: Review: Green Lantern-Rebirth Shadowlocked: Top 8 secrets of cheap sci-fi tv and movies SciFiWire: 28 sexy skintight outfits from 5 decades of sci-fi […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 27, 2010

On April 27, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy AirlockAlpha: Gina Torres Out, Tia Carrere In At ‘Warehouse 13′ TV by the Numbers: Syfy’s “Haven” Begins Production; Set to Premiere July 9 at 10pm i09: Heroes getting renewed? (NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!) SciFi Wire: Everything you need to know about this week’s sci-fi TV SciFi Wire: Legend of the Seeker Canceled […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 24, 2010

On April 24, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy Airlock Alpha: SciFriday: Is Rick Berman Really A Monster? Youtube: FANTASTIC 10th Doctor Tribute video SFSignal.com REVIEW: The Gaslight Dogs by Karin Lowachee Free Fiction for 4/24/10 SF Tidbits for 4/24/10 Life, Doctor Who & Combom: Get up to speed on The Weeping Angels (Don’t blink…) i09: Airbender’s New […]

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Episode 006

On April 23, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

006 The Functional Nerds In the sixth episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the first recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army: Kate Sherrod!  Together with Kate, we chat about: C2E2, Comic book conventions, Shakespeare, sonnets, Doctor Who, Netflix, Lost, the channel formerly known as SciFi, Wrestling, Wizard’s of […]

Nerd News Round Up-April 22, 2010

On April 22, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

I’m back! Sorry for the absence – technical firewall issues!  All fixed now! Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy i09: Cameron’s Next Project May Not Be Avatar 2 Or Battle Angel SFSignal.com Book Cover Smackdown! ‘Ender’s Game’ vs. ‘Crossovers 2′ vs. ‘The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard’ SF Tidbits for 4/22/10 MIND MELD: What […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 19, 2010

On April 19, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Took the weekend off to do some writing – here’s today’s news… Scifi & Fantasy SFSignal.com: SF Tidbits for 4/19/10 i09: The Amount Of Free Scifi TV On Hulu Is Mind-Boggling SciFi Wire: Sexy new pics from Fringe’s ‘noir’ musical episode! Airlock Alpha: (Paraphrasing) SyFy finishes flipping off fans by putting wrestling […]

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