Choosing Peace In Nausicaa’s Wake Dec05

Choosing Peace In Na...

Princess Nausicaa is cut from the Studio Ghibli tradition of strong, female heroines. Even her appearance challenges the stereotypical princess, as she has short hair and wears aviator gear instead of a ball gown. Nausicaa is more at home flying a glider and repairing a windmill than she is...

Fear: The Demogorgon Dec02

Fear: The Demogorgon

Fear prevents us from letting go of something that makes us bitter. Fear of losing someone else or of being inadequate makes us jealous. Fear is something that threatens to tear apart the friendship of four middle school boys and a mysterious telekinetic girl in Stranger Things. Mike, Dustin,...

A Cure for Fear: Scarecrow and Personal Freedom Nov30

A Cure for Fear: Sca...

Sometimes I’m more interested in the development of the villains than the heroes. Watching little Bruce Wayne in Gotham is great, but then there’s Scarecrow. I remember the first episode Dr. Jonathan Crane, a.k.a. Scarecrow, showed up. He’s super creepy. And on that night, while I was...

Episode 59 – Ron Glass / Fear Nov29

Episode 59 – R...

I thought they smelled bad on the outside, its Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison and Kyle reminisce about the era of Mr. Plow and public television, and a new Kickstarter Corner will give you a place to invest in new geeky ideas. We also remember the legacy of actor Ron Glass, most known...

Iron Suit, Human Man: Abandoning Tony Stark Nov28

Iron Suit, Human Man...

As much as I like Pepper Potts for her stubbornness and her willingness to stand up for herself, I was shocked at her treatment of Tony Stark in Iron Man 3. She wakes him up because he is literally shaking from a nightmare, and then—understandably, I’ll admit—almost has a heart attack when...

The FANtastic Geek Gift Guide Nov25

The FANtastic Geek G...

Christmas is coming, folks. And we know gift shopping can be a hassle. What to get your geek buddies that they don’t already to have? What to ask for because no one knows what to get you? We did a Gift Guide to Geek Art already, but thought you might be on the lookout for other ideas...

I Ain’t Afraid of No Truth Nov23

I Ain’t Afraid...

Erin Gilbert is a woman with a problem; she’s afraid of the truth. As a young girl, the Ghostbusters heroine had an extraordinary experience that left her with a strong conviction about the true nature of reality. Even though she was mocked by kids at school, she held to her belief....

Episode 58 – Fantastic Beasts / Artisic Intent Nov22

Episode 58 – F...

More fantastic than any magical beast, its Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison and Kyle are joined by long-time Geekdom House writer and friend of the show Kyla Neufeld. After the Question of the Week and a brief spoiler free discussion about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Jason...

Fear of the Other: Luke Cage, Racism, and Prejudice Nov21

Fear of the Other: L...

Since finishing the first season of Luke Cage, the latest in a series of Marvel/Netflix co-productions, I’ve been thinking about the various ways fear works within the show. It’s mostly used as a motivating factor for various characters, notably Luke. But it also works as a subtextual social...

Hymns and Heroes: 10 More Matches Made in Heaven Nov18

Hymns and Heroes: 10...

Ask and ye shall receive! Here are ten more hymn-meets-hero matches made in heaven, because we believe in the power of resurrection here at Geekdom House (whether for Jesus, Gandalf, or a mashup list). See Part 1 of this list here. 1. Sonic the Hedgehog — “There is a Green Hill Far...

A Vision of Loyalty Nov16

A Vision of Loyalty

Is there ever a time when loyalty could hurt? Loyalty the glue that bonds relationships together. Without loyalty it is difficult to have a friendship at all. Many of the Avengers are profoundly loyal to each other. Steve Rogers and Bucky come to mind as prime examples. But as for Vision and...

Episode 57 – Comic Book Men / Deus Ex Nov15

Episode 57 – C...

The only podcast not broadcasting in audio polygons, it’s Infinity +1! Jason, Allison, Kyle are joined by special guest, Khel de Castro who’s in this week to talk about his experience appearing on AMC’s Comic Book Men. Question of the Week: What genre of game can you not play? Then in the...

The Gift We Can’t Earn Nov14

The Gift We Can̵...

There is a word that is perhaps the most offensive one I know; it strikes at my sense of justice, at the idea that wrongdoers should get what they deserve instead of receiving forgiveness. But when I try hard enough to embrace this beautiful concept and remember how much it’s turned my life...

Out with the New Nov11

Out with the New

Newer isn’t always better. Just ask all of the loyal Samsung customers who ran out and bought the new Samsung ‘splody phone. They thought they were getting was new-and-improved technology. What they actually got was the choice between keeping a pocket bomb or trading it back in for last...

Losing to Win: Doctor Strange and Fear Nov09

Losing to Win: Docto...

I despise losing at important things in life. I hate failing people, failing at jobs, failing to follow certain rules that end up getting me in trouble, and especially failing myself. Sometimes I am my worst enemy. I kick myself far worse and far longer than any outside consequence or...

Episode 56 – Doctor Strange / Lanterns Corps Nov08

Episode 56 – D...

**To avoid any Doctor Strange plot spoilers, skip from 12:01 to 19:13** Stranger than any doctor, it’s Infinity +1! Jason, Allison and Kyle are back this week in the studio to share their excitement about Doctor Strange and all the other comic book blockbusters that are coming down the pipe...

Our Response to Fear...

In 2027, Hugh Darrow activates a signal that sends augmented people into a hallucinogenic rage. This results in the Aug Incident in the video game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Though the signal lasts for mere hours before being shut down, the damage is done. With a push of a button, Hugh Darrow...

Gift Guide to Geek Art Nov04

Gift Guide to Geek A...

Like winter, Christmas is coming. And if you know anything about geeks, it’s that we love fan art. Since art is a big part of what we do here at Geekdom House, we’ve got the inside scoop on where you can go for your art lover’s Christmas gifts this year, including a list of...

One Lantern, Two Lantern, Green Lantern, Blue Lantern Nov02

One Lantern, Two Lan...

I’m a big fan of the Green Lantern. If I was going to be a superhero, that’s who I’d want to be. Also, the Lanterns remind me of the Catholic Church—they choose people from among the community and assign them to care for the people in that place, they have councils and a hierarchy, they make...

Episode 55 – Live at C4 Winnipeg! Nov01

Episode 55 – L...

Coming at you live from Central Canada Comic Con, it’s Infinity +1! Your hosts Jason Dueck and Allison Barron (and eventually Kyle Rudge) recorded this week’s episode live at the Geekdom House booth at C4 Winnipeg. Get ready to hear all about the best moments, artists, cosplays and stories...