An interesting article in Forbes about MegaCon, entitled “We’re All Geeks Now.“
Dr. John Jinwright, a professor most awesome, has dug-up an old piece he wrote on the problems in interpreting and performing medieval troubadour music. SCA folks and other reenactors, take note!
Geekerati has their 150th podcast with Knights of the Dinner Table. Congrats on Geekerati’s longevity, Christian and Shawna!
One note: Because of technical difficulties, the first 20 minutes or so are Shawna filling time until they get KotDT on air. I think those 20 minutes, and her discussion of genre television are worth a listen, but if what you really want to hear is the guests, skip ahead a bit. This just shows what the experience of 150 podcasts can do — Shawna just dives right in without any trouble.
io9 has a list of 12 “Great Unsung Science Fiction Authors.”Â I have to admit, some of these are new to me, like Kage Baker. Time to buy some books…
Here’s a new site about gaming: Nerdarchy. Go check it out, and if it interests you, show them some love.
In honor of Leonard Nimoy’s 83rd birthday, we present this footage of what occurred during one of his pon farr cycles.
Vikings has been renewed for a 3rd season. This is excellent news, as I have never seen a single episode, and as a medieval scholar this is most shameful. Now I have a chance to rectify the situation.
Today’s forecast: 40% chance of Geological Event today, with a slight chance of Sharknado in the evening. Tomorrow, don’t forget your hand sanitizer, as there is a higher-than-normal chance of widespread infection, though that may not be noticeable with the various Alien Attacks throughout the day.