We’ve passed our funding goal and our first stretch goal!!! We’re headed toward that second stretch goal for our second table. Check our the update at tinyurl.com/nerdstretch
Did I mention we’ll be hosting a panel on podcasting? We will be and we’d be happy to have you in attendance. Can’t make it, all you have to do is back us for $1 and you will get a digital copy of the recording we make at the convention.
At the end of May, Indy Pop Con will be in Indianapolis and they will have a podcast alley. We’re planning to set up a couple of tables, and we’ve put together a Kickstarter to help us fund it. Check out the Kickstarter and support us if you can!
Release Date: June 8, 1983 Directors: John Landis MPAA Rating: R Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche Running Time: 116 minutes
Two extremely rich and greedy men make a bet to take their well-off business manager (Dan Aykroyd) and make him poor, while taking a beggar off the street (Eddie Murphy) and making him rich. As the greedy jerks succeed both Aykroyd and Murphy realize what’s happening and attempt to turn the tables on them. This movie is a hilarious look at corporate greed and how the rich can screw over normal people on a whim. Aykroyd and Murphy are masterful in this and are supported by wonderful cast members that embody their roles excellently. Continue reading →
Hopefully by the time you read this, you’re already an old pro at backing Kickstarters, especially the one we have running right now to get to Indy PopCon. This app is a great tool to help manage your contributions, as well as manage the projects you’ve started through Kickstarter, either active or already funded. Whether you want a quick look at what you’ve backed or an in depth analysis of your backers, it’s all right here. Continue reading →
Platforms: Android Developer/Publisher: Robert “kebernet” Cooper Genres: Word Game, Crossword Typical Game Length: 5+ minutes, depending on puzzle complexity and size Age Range: All ages, though the knowledge required to solve most puzzles requires a solid vocabulary Difficulty level of game concepts: basic
I used to get a daily newspaper and one of the biggest draws was doing the puzzles. One puzzle that I grew into was crosswords. I grew to appreciate the mental exercise of sideways-thinking my way through the clues and seeing connections and relations I hadn’t previously. It also helped me learn new words, which is a favorite activity of mine. As I found myself with less and less time to sit with a paper and do puzzles, I stopped getting the paper, but the desire to do the puzzles didn’t go away it. If you look at my “About Me” profile on this site, you’ll see “Shortyz” is one of my must-have apps. Continue reading →
Host: Chris Thompson, Isolde Carmody Category: Storytelling, Irish history and mythology Run Time:Approx. an hour
What it is: “Story Archaeology” is a podcast that is equal parts mythology/folklore and history. There are typically two parts to each episode – the story or mythology of the topic and the actual history, if there is any that is associated with the myth. Continue reading →
Release Date: 2008 Writer: Joe Hill Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez Number of Issues: 6 Genre: Horror
What it is: “Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft” is the first of six sets of comics that follow the lives of the Locke kids, after a tragic event, as they get accustomed to the town of Lovecraft and the house they inherited that holds both very special keys and secrets. Continue reading →
Release Date: July 2, 1986 Directors: John Carpenter MPAA Rating: PG-13 Cast: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun Running Time: 99 minutes
There are a handful of movies I can watch over and over again, back to back, with no problem. These same movies are often on in the background when I’m working on anything for the website that doesn’t require my ears for editing. This is one of those movies, and even as I write this, I want to watch it again. Continue reading →
Developer: Blue Ox Technologies Ltd. Platforms: iOS, Android, Nook, Kindle, Windows Phone, Windows 8 Genre: Word Puzzle
This was actually one of the very first apps I downloaded when I got my first android smartphone, and one of the few apps that I consistently download with every new smartphone. It is deceptively simple, yet engaging and entertaining. It asks you simply to figure out seven “little” words. Continue reading →