Episode 103 – Jeff Patterson and Paul Weimer

On May 15, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 103rd episode of the Parsec Nominated Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Jeff Patterson and Paul Weimer to the super-secret lair of the Functional Nerds to talk about: Marvel Comics. About Jeff: By some fortuitous circumstance Jeff Patterson was born on September 1, 1962, the day the White House announced […]

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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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 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 020

On July 30, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

020 The Functional Nerds In the 20th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by bestselling author Peter V. Brett!  This week we chat about writing a book on a Windows Mobile phone, writing to sell, making time to write, The Warded Man, good v. evil, magic symbolism, demons, moral […]

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 17, 2010

On June 17, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy Guardian.co.uk: Terry Pratchett enters parallel worlds of science fiction LATimes: Free science fiction for the iPad from Tor.com CNNTech: ‘Spock’ promotes ‘movie karaoke’ at E3 Grasping for the Wind: Book Review: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor io9: Return to Narnia with Voyage of The Dawn Treader’s first trailer […]

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Nerd News Roundup for June 16 2010

On June 16, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy USAToday: ‘True Blood’ sinks its teeth into premiere ratings AirlockAlpha: Eccleston: I Didn’t Enjoy Being The Doctor Lou Anders: Swords & Dark Magic – Reviews Round Up Lou Anders: Michael Moorcock’s Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles Grasping for the Wind: Book Review: Stuff of Legends by Ian […]

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Nerd News Roundup-May 16 2010

On May 16, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News SciFi & Fantasy Dallas News: Charlaine Harris not done with Sookie Stackhouse yet Airlock Alpha: Who Do You Think Should Be Nominated For A Portal Award? Grasping for the Wind: 2009 Nebula Award Winners Cinematical: Genre Wars: Has Sci-Fi Surpassed Horror? i09: Great Moments In Alternate History: Our Alternate Presidents Grasping for […]

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 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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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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Nerd News Round Up-April 16, 2010

On April 16, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News New Podcast from The Functional Nerds: Episode 5 SciFi & Fantasy Grasping for the Wind: Geek Media Round-Up: April 16, 2010 SFSignal.com: SF Tidbits for 4/16/10 i09: The One Magnificent Scene From Last Night’s Fringe: Walter Bishop Meets His Equal Life, Doctor Who & Combom: Torchwood Series 4 filming in USA? Scifi […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 14, 2010

On April 14, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy news for April 14th Scifi & Fantasy SFSignal: MIND MELD: The Best Sword & Sorcery Stories SFSignal: SF Tidbits for 4/14/10 AirlockAlpha: Joss Whedon To Helm ‘The Avengers’ The Lantern: Science fiction class dispels misconceptions about genre i09: 8 Upcoming Science Fiction Movies That Could Be The Next District 9 Grasping for the […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 12, 2010

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

Nerd News Roundup (WOW there’s a lot today!) Technology MacRumors: Adobe announces Creative Suite 5 ARS Technica: Should the US govt force all cell phones to carry TV tuners? Washington Post: Palm putting itself up for sale? CNET: Google acquires visual-search provider Plink CNET: BestBuy to start selling Barnes & Noble Nook CNET: Boingo (wireless […]

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Episode 004

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

004 The Functional Nerds In the fourth episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about a proposed sequel to John’s George RR Martin is not your bitch called ‘George RR Lucas IS my bitch’, about: John Ottinger, grasping for the wind, R.E.M, Billy Joel, comic book creator copyrights, Marvel, DC, Image, […]

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