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, […]

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 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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Episode 12

On June 4, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

012 The Functional Nerds In the Twelfth episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the latest recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army, Z from the Hipster Please/Radio Free Hipster podcast and Wired’s GeekDad HipTrax Podcast! This week, John Anealio tells us about his adventures at Balticon with author/podcaster Mur […]

Episode 011

On May 28, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

011 The Functional Nerds In the Eleventh episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the latest recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army, Andrew Liptak!  Andrew is a blogger/writer who has contributed to i09 & SFSignal, has a Masters Degree in Military History and chats with us about: Military Science […]

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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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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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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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Episode 005

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

005 The Functional Nerds In the fifth episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about all things musical and technological – together at last in a single topic!  This week we chat about: USB mics, podcasting mics, John’s new song, Neal Stephenson, The Baroque Cycle, Quicksilver, 1666, recording & the recording […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 15, 2010

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

Nerd worthy news DID YOU MAIL YOUR TAXES IN YET? Times up – better get em in… SciFi & Fantasy Grasping for the Wind: REVIEW: On the Odd Hours by Eric Liberge Publishers Weekly: Orbit to Launch Digital Short Fiction Program Life, Doctor Who & Combom: Steven Moffat on Doctor Who Companions SciFi Wire: The […]

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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 9, 2010

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

Nerd worthy news from around the web for April 9th, 2010 Technology CNET: Adobe admits it’s worried about iPhone, iPad ARS Technica: Developers unearth more features in iPhone OS 4.0 ComputerWorld: NASA: Astronauts, robot complete first spacewalk ARS Technica: Taking a peek at the volcanoes of Venus Wired (Webmonkey): Mozilla Contacts Helps Firefox Discover Your […]

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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, […]

Episode 002

On March 26, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

002 The Functional Nerds In the second episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about the New Jersey school system and music in schools, about: piracy and digital copyrights, creative commons, Elton John’s ‘Tiny Dancer’, how John is really ‘just a music nerd’ (cause he’s married! to a -girl-!), Don Tapscott, […]

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Episode 001

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

001 The Functional Nerds In the very first episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about the new iPad from Apple, what it means to be a ‘functional nerd’, about: science fiction media, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, Felicia Day and The Guild, SciFi site SFSignal.com, the Atari 2600, […]

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