Fandom Hybrid Podcast #6 – The Boys S2E5

Butcher lashes out in the midst of an existential crisis, The Deep dives deeper into the Church of the Collective, Black Noir finds what he’s been looking for, we are introduced to the phrase “laser my tits”, and MM becomes Hanako’s favorite character due to his television-watching habits. Join the crew as we discuss S2E5 “We Gotta Go Now”.

Fandom Hybrid Podcast #6 – The Boys S2E5

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Fandom Hybrid Podcast #4 – The Boys S2E4

In this episode of the podcast, Hanako, Michael, and Lorrie discuss S2E4 of The Boys, in which Starlight bonds with Hughie and MM on a road trip, Liberty’s identity is revealed, Butcher reunites with Becca, and Homelander confronts his enemies.

Fandom Hybrid Podcast #4 – The Boys S2E4

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Fandom Hybrid Podcast #3 – The Boys S2E3

So…just how many different ways can we say EWWW?

In S2E3, titled “Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men”, The Boys (and Kimiko) attempt to make an exchange aboard a Big Wet Dream, The Deep tries to find an in back into The Seven (with disastrous results), and Stormfront shows her true colors (let’s just say she is not a fan of black or yellow).

Oh, and Hughie is (you guessed it!) covered in blood…AGAIN.

Fandom Hybrid Podcast #3 – The Boys S2E3

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Fandom Hybrid Podcast #2 – The Boys S2E2

In S2E2 of The Boys, Butcher has returned but his arrival causes tension within the group. Stormfront is making one helluva impression during her media tour with Starlight and Queen Maeve (“Girls Get it Done!”), A-Train makes a very awkward comeback, Homelander begins campaigning for Father of the Year (not!), and Hughie is covered in blood…AGAIN. Join us as we discuss the episode titled “Proper Preparation and Planning”.

Fandom Hybrid Podcast #2 – The Boys S2E2

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Fandom Hybrid Podcast #1 – The Boys S2E1

It’s here! The first episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast is available to stream. Listen to Hanako, Michael, Lorrie, and Anthony as they discuss S2E1 of the Amazon series, The Boys.

Fandom Hybrid Podcast #1 – The Boys S2E1

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Sci-Fi Party Line #346 – Locke and Key

On this episode of Sci-Fi Party Line, Cat and I discuss Netflix’s new series “Locke & Key”.

“Locke & Key” tells the story of a family who moves to a new town after a horrible tragedy befalls them. As they try to start over, ghosts of the past and dangerous “friends” in the present bring trouble, mystery, and closure. Sort of.

https://scifipartyline.com/2020/06/sci-fi-party-line-346-locke-and-key/

Back to Dragon Con

21230893_10155733036584524_1844308872797651683_nIt’s that time of the year again: DRAGON CON IS ALMOST HERE!!!! I am once again excited to be presenting on a few panels this year, talking about a few of my favorites fandoms/shows and proudly representing Sci-Fi Party Line. Here’s where you can find me geeking out over the weekend:

Friday, August 31

  • Arrow Season 6: The Fall of Team Arrow (Friday, Aug. 31, 11:30 am. Marriott M302-202) – Things are falling apart in Star City. Problems with Team Arrow, problems with family, people leaving, years of complications & compromises make the newest threat to the city more visceral than ever before. 

Saturday, September 1

  • Beyond the Books: Harry Potter (Saturday, Sept. 1, 11:30 am. Marriott A601-A602) – Pottermore and plays and prequels, oh my! Join us for a fan discussion of the ever-expanding universe of Harry Potter material.
  • The World of Shadowhunters (Saturday, Sept. 1, 5:30 pm. Marriott A707) – Come geek out with us about Cassandra Clare’s popular books. We’ll cover the Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, Dark Artifices, short stories & more in the Shadowhunters universe!
  • Always & Forever: The Originals Fan Panel (Saturday, Sept. 1, 7:00 pm. Westin Chastain 1-2) – A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show’s fifth and final season.

Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. Every Labor Day weekend, about 70,000 people crowd the streets and take over the hotels of downtown Atlanta to meet friends, celebrities, cosplay and totally geek out. This year’s event will take place August 30 – September 3. Ticket information can be found on the official website.

You can read more about my experiences at Dragon Cons past at this link.

 

 

Sci-Fi Party Line #302 Walking Dead – The Trash Took Out Itself

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Well, this doesn’t look good :-/

Cat and I recorded two nights in a row, because there was no way we could let this episode go by without mention. Listen to us discuss that unexpected turn of events (that Cat unknowingly predicted) as we try to figure out if this new power player will change the game, and whether Carl’s death actually humanized Negan in our eyes.

http://scifipartyline.com/2018/03/sci-fi-party-line-302-walking-dead-the-trash-took-out-itself/

Sci-Fi Party Line #301 – Walking Dead RIP Carl

carol-grimes-1082241Last Sunday brought the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead, and the long, drawn out (and unnecessary) death of original character Carl Grimes. Listen to Cat and I discuss how pissed we (and by we, I mean I) am about Carl’s demise, what we think it will mean for the show, and who we think is next on the chopping block.

http://scifipartyline.com/2018/03/sci-fi-party-line-301-walking-dead-rip-carl/

Sci-Fi Party Line #297 – Cloverfield Paradox

cloverfield.0The SFPL crew found a way to push our busy schedules to the side and all come together so that we could discuss the unexpected WTH-ness of the latest entry into the Cloverfield universe. To say that there were some…strong feelings might be a bit of an overstatement :).

You can listen to the podcast here: http://scifipartyline.com/2018/02/sci-fi-party-line-297-the-cloverfield-paradox/

I’m going back to…Dragon Con

dragonscifipartylinelogo_black2016Dragon Con is just over TWO WEEKS AWAY and I am starting to feel excited. Once again, I will get to represent Sci-Fi Party Line as media. I will also be sitting on a few panels and for the first time, I get to be a judge for a costume contest! Bring it on!

As of right now, I will be sitting on two panels each from the American SF & Fantasy Media and YA Lit Tracks. This is the information I have so far; I will continue to update this post as new information comes about (dates/times are subject to change):

Friday, September 2

  • Shannara Chronicles- Ellcrys Visions (Friday, Sept. 1 10:00 AM. Room M301-303, Marriott) MTV expands on their original content with the premiere season of the adaptation of Terry Brooks’ epic series. This first year we meet some of the main characters and then lost them. Did you think they achieved what they tried to or is this a series that will need to grow?
  • The Whedon Track Costume Contest (Friday, Sept. 1 4:00 PM. Macon Room, Sheraton) Have a costume inspired by the works of Joss Whedon? Enter our costume contest for a chance to win a prize in one of our 6 categories. Cancelled to accommodate additional track guests.

Saturday, September 3

  • Game of Thrones – Moving Past the Page (Saturday, Sept. 2, 11:30 AM. Room M301-303, Marriott) Season Review – As we move past the books, viewers were treated to upheavals in most of the factions within a song of Ice and Fire. Keeping to the series, we’ll discuss how this season changed so much within this world.
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Special Rehearsal Edition) Discussion (Saturday, Sept. 3, 1:00PM. International North, Hyatt) Cursed Child SPOILER ZONE! We’ll discuss reactions, theories, and how Cursed Child does (or doesn’t) fit in with canon, and how it impacts fans.

Sunday, September 4

  • Fantastic Beasts and the Upcoming Movie Trilogy (Sunday, Sept. 3, 4:00 PM. Centennial I, Hyatt) We’re two months from the movie–what do we know? What are we excited to see? What about the new stories about the American wizarding world and Ilvermorny?

Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. Every Labor Day weekend, about 40,000 people crowd the streets and take over the hotels of downtown Atlanta to meet friends, celebrities, cosplay and totally geek out. This year’s event will take place September 2-5. Ticket information can be found on the official website.

You can read more about my experiences at Dragon Cons past at this link.

ScFi Party Line #245 Sleepy Hollow – Ode to Abbie

imageThis past weekend three of the members of SFPL got together to discuss the shocking, and unwelcome demise of one of our favorite characters from Sleepy Hollow, Lt. Abigail Mills. (And no, I’m STILL not okay with this.)

Cat, Darrell and I also pay some tribute to Joe Corbin, who we lost in the previous episode, and reflect on one of last season’s shocking departures in the form of Captain Frank Irving, played by Orlando Jones.

You can listen to the episode here; you can also read my views on the departure of Nicole Beharie/Abby Mills here.

Sci-Fi Party Line #222: Game of Thrones – SHAME!!

cersei-must-atone-for-her-sins-by-takingIn this extreme talkfest, Cat, Carl, Eric and I have a very lengthy recap and discussion on the emotionally heavy and shocking season 5 finale of Game of Thrones. Anything you probably ever wanted to know about how we feel about GoT, you’ll find it in the (almost) three hour show. NOTE: There were some audio issues during this podcast due to crappy weather/internet connectivity issues.

Sci-Fi Party Line #222 Game of Thrones – SHAME!

You can also read my recap/review of the season finale here.

SN: HE IS NOT DEAD!!!!!

Sci-Fi Party Line #221: Salem – Not Quite the Finale

Cast of SalemIn this episode, Cat and I recap and discuss the events leading up to episode 10: Til Death Do Us Part. We swoon over John Alden’s reaction at being a father, rage about the unfair treatment of Cotton Mather, and also discuss our theories and predictions for the season finale, and what role each of the witches would play in the Witch War.

http://scifipartyline.com/2015/07/sci-fi-party-line-221-salem-not-quite-the-finale/

 

Sci-Fi Party Line #218: Salem

Salem Season 2 promo. Credit: WGN

Salem Season 2 promo. Credit: WGN

In the latest episode of the Sci-Fi Party Line podcast, Cat and I tackle the tv show “Salem” for the first time. We give a brief recap of last season (what we could remember after such a long hiatus) and talk about our thoughts on the season 2 premiere, “Cry Havoc”. Take a listen:

http://scifipartyline.com/?powerpress_embed=3072-podcast&powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio

SFPL #217: The Walking Dead Season 5 Finale

Lennie James' Morgan returns in a big way for the Season 5 finale of The Walking Dead. Photo credit: AMC

Lennie James’ Morgan returns in a big way for the Season 5 finale of The Walking Dead. Photo credit: AMC

When you have an epic season finale, you can’t do anything less than have an epic podcast to talk about it! Check out episode #217 of the Sci-Fi Party Line podcast, where ALL SIX of the rotating hosts (myself, Cat, Eric, Carl, Stephanie, and Darrell) talk about the amazing return of a little-seen fan favorite, have mini-heart attacks about characters and their way-too-many near death experiences, passionately debate the leadership styles of Rick and Deanna, and how Eric somehow turned the end of the show into zombie-porn talk (really, he did).

I will try to organize my thoughts into a proper blog post before the end of the week, but until then you can check us out below and feel free to comment with your thoughts on the show:
http://scifipartyline.com/?powerpress_embed=3062-podcast&powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015 – The Grown Up Fangirl’s Year in Review

Goodbye 2014 Hello 2015 HD Wallpaper Images PicturesGoodbye, good riddance 2014!!! 2014 was the year I really could have used a clone, because I did not get to do nearly as much as I wanted to do, fandomwise. Not enough cons, not enough podcasting, not enough TV/movie watching, and not enough blogging. Even so, there were a few highlights to my fangirlish year, and it’s enough to motivate me to make more effort in the coming year. So…let’s cover a few things, shall we?

BOOKS – Trying to work full-time and go to school has gotten harder for me to juggle in the past two years, so I haven’t gotten to read quite as much as I wanted to this year (my reading goal on Goodreads was 25 books – I fell waaaaayyyy short of that goal). In anticipation of the reboot (which I still have yet to see), I re-read V.C. Andrews’ Flowers in the Attic for the millionth time (and am still adequately fascinated/disturbed at the story). I finally sat down and read/listened to the first novel in the A Song of Ice and Fire series (or, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the books, the series that HBO’s Game of Thrones is based on). I found some sense of closure with The Mortal Instruments: A City of Heavenly Fire, but was reluctant to give up on the Shadowhunter world, so I picked up The Bane Chronicles in an effort to get into the head of one of the more mysterious and interesting characters in the series, warlock Magnus Bane. As of right now, the jury is still out on this one; whereas most of the books I’ve read lately have been of the can’t-put-it-down variety, sadly this book doesn’t fall into that category, and I am finding it harder and harder to remember why I liked Magnus Bane in the first place. But the book series that has really had a grab-me-and-don’t-let-me-go effect is the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth.

divergent1Until June 2014, I had worked the past two years in the public library system, and the Divergent books were always in the hard-to-find category, especially with to the March release of the first film in the series, Divergent. For awhile I had given up on trying to read the books, deciding that I would just wait until I bought them to read them. However, once I sat down to finally watch the film, I was drawn in by the chemistry of the lead characters Tris and Four (portrayed onscreen by Shailene Woodley and Theo James, respectively). So, Halloween weekend consisted of me reading Divergent (Friday), Insurgent (Saturday), and Allegiant (Sunday). I followed up with Four a couple of weeks later. Even though I’m late to the faction party, I’ll probably end up doing a re-read and then blogging about the books at some point, because those books were a doozy to read. But I haven’t fangirled about books/movies as much in the past few years as I have in the past few months with these characters, so that’s a good thing. (BTW, I will totally spaz out if I ever get to meet Theo James in person. Just warning y’all in advance). Oh, and if someone could find a way to convince Veronica Roth to write more books about Four, I’d appreciate it.

TV – Television was kind of huge for me in 2014. I enjoyed some of my newer favorites (Game of Thrones, Sleepy Hollow, Walking Dead, The Originals, Orphan Black), fell back in love with an older one (now that’s the Supernatural I know and love), said goodbye to an old friend (rest in peace, True Blood) and got sucked in to a couple of others (How to Get Away with Murder, Teen Wolf).  Scandal consistently kept my jaw on the floor, and The Vampire Diaries is getting interesting again now that Delena isn’t so much the focus of the show. I am currently catching up on Season 4 of Lost Girl, but am apprehensive because I already know one of my favorite characters dies. Oh yeah, speaking of beloved characters dying…

WTF, Walking Dead and Sleepy Hollow? (Spoilers be ahead, for those of you not caught up).

I know that in the reality of the zombie apocalypse, it’s unrealistic to think that all of our favorite characters will escape unscathed. Episode 1 of Season 5 nearly gave us a heart attack thinking that Glenn was going to be head-bashed with a bat not once, but twice, Carl was almost raped by a rather ogre-ish looking biker dude, and even little baby Judith was threatened with a knife to the throat (RIP Martin…not). But we knew someone from the group was gonna have to die, and unfortunately the first casualty was Bob Stuckey. After what happened to him (being bitten by a walker, and then taken hostage and partially turned into Bob-B-Q by some survivors of Terminus), I expected him to not make it. No, the death that got me was Beth. Beth’s death for me equaled the WTF? incredulity I had when Hedwig was killed by Death Eaters in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was just one of those deaths I really feel was unnecessary to the whole of the story; it really serves no purpose except to solidify the fact that the group needs to pay attention to Rick when he tells them that being nice isn’t getting them anywhere. And poor Maggie’s face…

Moving along to Sleepy Hollow – I will admit that I am still pissed about the killing off of Captain Frank Irving. That was another WTF? for me. Orlando Jones is a talented actor and his character brought a sense of balance to the group of Ichabod, Abbie, Katrina and Jenny. It was bad enough that the character was grossly underused in the first part of season 2 (bring him back and send that damn Sheriff Reyes away, okay? She irks the hell out of me and serves no purpose), but then to kill him? (Although the manner of death was heroically glorious). However, I do realize that dead does not always mean dead in Sleepy Hollow and hope that there’s some great way the writers will bring back Irving’s character.

In the meantime, check out this HILARIOUS video from the Captain himself, giving us a recap of his character’s journey through Sleepy Hollow:

MOVIES – I totally suck in the movie department for 2014 – aside from Divergent, I saw Guardians of the Galaxy (last week), X-Men: Days of Future Past (two weeks ago), and Maleficent (opening weekend). Pathetic, I know, and I will hopefully get a chance to change that in 2015.

PODCASTS – Due to scheduling conflicts and other real-life BS, I only recorded a few episodes on Sci-Fi Party Line this year. They are as follows:

20140830_215700CONVENTIONS – I only got to attend one convention this year: Dragon Con. The experience wasn’t as great as previous years, mainly because I spent most of the week prior sick as a dog and literally had no energy, but it wasn’t a total flop. After podcasting together for 5 years, I got to meet Cat (@fancyfembot) in person!

I also got to meet Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter) and Osric Chau (Kevin Tran, Supernatural – he was there as an attendee but was nice enough to pose for a photo when I recognized him outside of Starbucks). I got to ask Karl Urban (The Chronicles of Riddick, Almost Human) a question during his panel, and I was a panelist on the “Growing Up to Save the World” panel on the Whedonverse track.

All in all, not such a bad year, but I plan to do so much more in 2015. To those of you who follow and have stuck with me, thanks again for another great year! Happy New Year 2015!!

Dragon Con 2014: Podcast Recording of “Growing Up to Save the World

From L-R: Tariq Kyle, Kevin Bachelder, Mary Moline, and Hanako M.Ricks discuss "Growing Up to Save the World"at Dragon Con 2014. Photo credit: Anthony Liggins

From L-R: Tariq Kyle, Kevin Bachelder, Mary Moline, and Hanako M.Ricks discuss “Growing Up to Save the World”at Dragon Con 2014. Photo credit: Anthony Liggins

This year at Dragon Con 2014, I had the pleasure of participating in a fan panel titled, “Growing Up to Save the World.” The panel was featured on the Whedonverse track, and the discussion was about the teenage antagonists/protagonists associated in television, film, and literature, and the pressures and consequences they face when the responsibilities of saving the world fall at their feet.

One of my co-panelists was Kevin Bachelder of the podcast Tuning Into Sci-Fi TV, and he recorded the panel live, and has now made it available via podcast. You can listen to the panel in its entirety here.

New Episode of Comic Book Roadshow Podcast with Special Guest: Me! :)

What do you get when you put together a Grown-Up Fangirl with a Sci-Fi Party Liner and a Comic Book Road Show?

The hilarity that ensues in the 99th episode of the Comic Book Roadshow podcast.

I got invited to the podcast by Darrell Taylor of the Comic Book Roadshow/No Apologies website, and we were joined by Cat from Sci-Fi Party Line. This was my first appearance on CBRS, and the topic was supposed to be True Blood – which we did talk about – but of course, when you get three geeks together, a lot can happen.

In addition to True Blood, we also talked about Harry Potter (of course we did!), Twilight, Supernatural, Eureka, Caprica, Warehouse 13, and who knows what else in between. All in all, it was a very fun show to record, and I hope I get invited back again.

Take a listen!

CBRS Episode 99