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Binary System Podcast #74 – The Randomness Continues

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Binary System Podcast #74 – The Randomness Continues

Without a Night Vale episode to recap this week, the twins set up a careful, organized plan for the recording. Riiiight. That’s about as likely as Megatron writing limericks about how awesome Starscream is. (…actually, fanfic writers, could you please get on that one? Thanks.)

No, they jumped from one random topic to another, covering the hideous early reviews for Iron Fist, Tom Hiddleston’s T-shirt in Kong: Skull Island, David Duchovny’s high heels in Twin Peaks, and the emotional manipulation that was the series finale of The Vampire Diaries, and how we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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NC Comicon: Oak City – Special Events

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NC Comicon: Oak City – Special Events

It’s not all panels, autographs, and shopping at this year’s NC Comicon: Oak City. The convention organizers have also scheduled some extra entertainment for anyone looking for a little more competition, cosplay, and cartoon-inspired dance partying (you heard me) in their weekend. Click the jump for the full rundown of special events at the convention.

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NC Comicon: Oak City – Panels

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NC Comicon: Oak City –  Panels

NC Comicon:Oak City starts Saturday, March 18th! Pixelated Geek will be in attendance this year, so this week we’re going to provide daily posts about everything you can expect from the convention.

Whether you’re looking for cosplay tips, news about what your favorite titles and artists will be up to this year, discussions about diversity in the industry and in the stories themselves, or just want to geek out about B-Movies and toys, you can find something to interest you in the panels at this year’s convention. Click the jump for a rundown of the schedule so far.

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Binary System Podcast #73 – WTNV #103 “Ash Beach”

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Binary System Podcast #73 – WTNV #103 “Ash Beach”

Anyone looking to take an early spring vacation? Why not take a trip to Night Vale’s newest attraction: Ash Beach. The town’s landlocked, so there’s no water, and the sand’s been replaced with ash from thousands of municipally burned books, so you’ll need a respirator. Other than that, it’s blisteringly hot, and hazy figures are infecting beachgoers with memories of things that never happened. It’s not a typical vacation, but you could do worse (although not much.)

When they’re not recapping the episode or watching Elizabeth’s cat lose her frikkin’ mind, the twins talk about the upcoming Convention season that kicks off with Oak City Comic Con in Raleigh. And for all you Transformers fans, Kathryn accepts the challenge to explain the difference between “Forged” and “Constructed Cold” in five minutes or less.

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Review: Will Save The Galaxy For Food

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Review: Will Save The Galaxy For Food

Yahtzee Croshaw, creator of the astoundingly entertaining Zero Punctuation weekly video game review, has released his latest novel! Exactly as irreverent and off-the-hook as Yahtzee’s reviews, Will Save The Galaxy For Food is the epic science-fiction adventure of a hapless former hero trying to make a living just after the Golden Age of space travel has ended.

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Binary System Podcast #72 – Oscar Reactions

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Binary System Podcast #72 – Oscar Reactions

This week the twins discuss the Oscars, and by “discuss” we mean “do a full body cringe at the awkwardness of watching them give Best Picture to the wrong movie.

But we get around to mentioning which movies won what and which ones we wished won (say THAT five times fast.) And later Kathryn explains why the show Lucifer is pretty ridiculous and why she’s completely unable to stop watching it.

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Review: Alien Stars

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Review: Alien Stars

Former boxer and aspiring investigator Harry Stubbs is back in a new adventure, this time in his own novel!

David Hambling’s latest book features a hunt for a mysterious artifact, one that seems to be leaving a trail of bodies in its wake. The artifact is sought after by people from both the lowest and highest rungs of society, involving wealthy cult members chasing after its supernatural power, and thugs hoping to sell it to the highest bidder. Harry will have to figure out who his friends are in a hurry, because there’s someone else involved in the search, someone who’ll happily kill to protect their secrets.

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Binary System Podcast #71 – WTNV #102 “Love is a Shambling Thing”

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Binary System Podcast #71 – WTNV #102 “Love is a Shambling Thing”

Pretty appropriate Welcome To Night Vale title for a Valentine’s Day-themed recap, don’t you think? It’s actually the new Valentine’s Day slogan that the Night Vale City Council came up with and…what? Hang on…okay, that’s apparently not the correct slogan. The real one’s longer. Much, much longer. This may take a while.

Join the twins as they recap a WTNV episode with classic themes like romantic dinners at the exclusive Tourniquet restaurant, Classified ads (Lost: Moths. All of them.), and heartfelt demands for justice made by a five-headed dragon who’s still mourning the loss of 1/5th of her brother.  And if that’s not enough, there are also two references to punching Nazis. Because when isn’t it a good time to punch Nazis?

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Review: Norse Mythology – by Neil Gaiman

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Review: Norse Mythology – by Neil Gaiman

Elizabeth and I are going to try something different with this review. Obviously the two of us are huge Neil Gaiman fans, and we both read his Norse Mythology pretty much on the same day that it came out. (It’s a very fast read.) Since we couldn’t decide who should write up a review, we decided to have a discussion about the book (and the myths, and various things that the book reminded us of) via instant messenger, and then post highlights of the conversation here. Click the jump for the full transcript.
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