Superheroes Who Didn’t Make the Cut Aug26

Superheroes Who Didn...

With the worldwide success of the Avengers franchise, applications for non-existent openings have been coming in from all over. Fans of the comics know that there have been a few less-than-stellar Avengers over the years (*cough* Gilgamesh), but these never before seen applications never left...

Playing God Till You Run Out of Cake Aug24

Playing God Till You...

Scientific advancement is the entire backstory of the video games Portal and Portal 2. You play as Chell, a woman awakened from her Relaxation Vault in Aperture Science’s enrichment center, forced to go through a series of tests by the direction of an artificial intelligence named GLaDOS....

Episode 46 – Ryuutama / Film Festival Aug23

Episode 46 – R...

Lights, camera, podcast, it’s time for Infinity +1! Jason, Allison and Kyle are joined by first time guest Andrew Wall, one of the creators of the upcoming Droids & Dragons Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival. Hear what games the hosts would try to break the next Guinness World Record...

Vulnerability Aboard the Enterprise Aug22

Vulnerability Aboard...

One simple pleasure of life is reconnecting with old friends after a prolonged separation. Perhaps over a meal you swap stories, catch up on each other’s lives, and remember what brought you together in the first place. That was how I felt about Star Trek Beyond. I can’t recall a time when I...

All About a Baby Aug19

All About a Baby

There once was an evil queen whose destruction was foretold in legend. The bringer of her destruction was to be an infant, and this infant would be known by a birthmark. And so, when the prophesied time had arrived, the queen inspected every child born in her kingdom. When the baby was found,...

Artist Spotlight and Giveaway: Joe Hogan Art Aug18

Artist Spotlight and...

“My favourite moment as a fan that came about because of my art was when James Arnold Taylor (the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi on The Clone Wars) agreed to lend his amazing talents to an unofficial Clone Wars motion comic I was creating called ‘The Siren of Dathomir’.”...

Superman, Nakama, and Me Aug17

Superman, Nakama, an...

The last person I thought I would be able to relate to is the Man of Steel. I’m not inhumanly strong, nor fast as a speeding bullet, nor have I x-ray vision or super hearing. For the longest time I didn’t care much for Superman. When my sister and I were kids, my parents bought us a DVD...

Episode 45 – World Record / Nostalgia Aug16

Episode 45 – W...

The gold medal winning podcast, it’s Infinity +1! Jason, Allison, and Kyle invite Dan Bergman to the show this week to talk about his upcoming Guinness World Record attempt to play Super Smash Bros. 4 for more than 48 hours straight! They also ask a very important Question of the Week...

Not Just a Board Game Design Class Aug15

Not Just a Board Gam...

MITx-11.126x Introduction to Game Design The title intrigued me and tuition was free. I clicked “enroll” and started off on seven weeks’ immersion in game mechanics, themes, prototyping, playtesting, meaningful choice, constraints, player experience, and finding the fun. I guess I shouldn’t...

Light like Ori’...

When I first came across the video game Ori and the Blind Forest, I wondered, “Why did the creators call it ‘The Blind Forest’? Why ‘blind’?” Thus I began my journey as a young forest sprite named Ori. When Ori was born, a terrible storm separated her from her father, the Spirit Tree. The...

The Definitive Harry Potter Fan Art Collection Aug11

The Definitive Harry Potter Fan Art Collection

In honour of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child‘s recent release, feast your eyes on this collection of amazing fan art from the original Harry Potter series! Share your favourite piece on social media with a link back to the artist and the hashtag #SupporttheGeeks. And tell us what you thought of the play. Did you read it? See it? Hate it? Love it? 1. Back at Hogwarts by Alea-Lefavre 2. Harry Potter by HitoFanart 3. Harry Potter by tsulala 4. Winter Hogwarts by kissyushka 5. HP – Ginny Weasley by dido6 6. Harry Potter VS the Horntail by JoniGodoy 7. McGonogall by Lasse17 8. Hogwarts and the Whomping Willow by danidraws 9....

Bunny Dropped into Love Aug10

Bunny Dropped into L...

In fiction, life as an orphan is often not a rosy one. Harry Potter lives as a second-class citizen with the abusive Durleys. The BFG sweeps Sophie away from a difficult life in a children’s home. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny flee their murderous custodian, Count Olaf. Although strife is always...

Episode 44 – Suicide Squad / Bending Elements Aug09

Episode 44 – S...

The podcast with a Nokia brick phone horcrux, it’s Infinity +1! This week’s episode is chock full of geeky goodness, starting with a Question of the Week about villains who might not think they’re the villain, followed by a quick session of Saved Files. Then in honour of the newest...

Faith of a Technoman...

Zachariah Mancer has a secret, and it’s a game changer: the electro-powers he wields are not a gift from the gods but a genetic mutation. While that may seem like no big deal; the society he lives in doesn’t believe mutants are actually people, so if the word gets out that he and those like...

Pain Can’t Keep Us Together Aug05

Pain Can’t Kee...

Anime likes to try different keys on the lock of “world peace.” The inherent goodness of humanity. The many over the few. The postdiluvian utopia. Reincarnation. Giant asteroids. Perhaps the only thing they all have in common is that these “solutions” don’t tend to work. Occasionally, they...

Top 10 TV Theme Countdown Aug04

Top 10 TV Theme Coun...

It’s another bonus episode celebrate the #SupportTheGeeks campaign here at Geekdom House! Geeky TV shows are as foundational as any novels or movies to our fandom and their themes are how we know identify them at a moment’s notice. We put out a vote to you listeners and now we have the...

Being Earth, Wanting Air, Needing Fire Aug03

Being Earth, Wanting...

I love thinking about what sort of character I would be in another universe. I’m pretty sure most geeks do, and we love talking about it—whether it’s retelling a recent exploit as a rogue in Dungeons and Dragons, choosing a lightsaber colour, or picking our backpack in Pokémon Go,...

Episode 43 – #RPG-a-Day / Open Worlds Aug02

Episode 43 – #...

Putting the pod in podcast, it’s Infinity +1! Jason, Allison and Kyle are joined this week by regular guest Dustin Schellenberg to discuss the populated worlds of role-playing games. The Question of the Week is a simple one, asking only, “What is your favourite RPG?” Be sure to leave...

Small Worlds, Big St...

It’s a good time to be a Zelda fan. I’m elated to finally know something real about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. After years of teasing, we can finally see what a Zelda game will be like in the style of Skyrim, Fallout, and Metal Gear Solid V. I recognize that I might be tying...

Dear Anakin Jul29

Dear Anakin

Dear Anakin, My fiancé is a great guy and we’re madly in love, but he refuses to agree with me that a beach wedding is the greatest way to get married. Just think about it, the sunlight on the water, a cool breeze, and the warm sand between our toes. He wants to get married indoors somewhere,...