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Musings of a Blerd: A Celebration of Women Aviators Infographic

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As the monthly celebration of Women History Month continues, here’s an infographic I created using Piktochart that celebrates Women Aviators.

 


GonnaGeek.com Podcast #066 – There Will Be An Iron Man 4… maybe?

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This week we discuss how Robert Downey Jr Confirmed there will be an Iron Man 4… kind of. Then we discuss Facebook back tracking on their name policy and how Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo glides through test run. In Stephen’s Geek Stuff he discusses Autosync for Drive by MetaCtrl and finally we discuss the Better Call Saul teaser song.

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Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Weekly News And Dragon Con Science Of Avengers And S.H.I.E.L.D. Panel 2014 Discuss

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The @LegendsOfShield (Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D.) hosts Lauren, Haley and Stargate Pioneer run down the weekly Marvel Universe related news and discuss the 2014 Dragon Con Science Of Avengers And S.H.I.E.L.D. panel audio as provided by fellow GonnaGeek podcaster Keir from Gallifrey Public Radio.

 

The hosts also take time this podcast to announce the specifics of their new S.H.I.E.L.D. T-shirt giveaway. Call in to the voicemail line (844-THE-BUS1) with your entertaining and funny explaination on what exactly Agent Fitz would do with his monkey when he gets it (keep it clean, folks, this is a family show).

 

Willie Nelson Voicemail

– Apologies to SP. Wing is wrong in that. Wing is usually Wrong

– Incredible Hulk is number 3

 

Adam Nelson Voicemail (Marvel Top 5 Characters)

– Captain Marvel (Jennifer Hale – Femshep)

– Kitty Pryde, Astonishing X-men

– Multiple Man

 

@KodiakGWC

@LegendsofSHIELD @StargatePioneer @sithwitch @AwsmEngrGrl According to @IMDb, #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy opens in China October 10th.

@The_Operator01

@LilTooClinical @LegendsofSHIELD In any order, Spider man, Spider Man 2099, Black Widow, Carol Danvers, @Iron_Man

 

@LilTooClinical  Sep 4

@LegendsofSHIELD Top five Marvel characters, in any order: Moon Knight, Scarlet Spider (current), Iron Lad, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099.

 

Episode Names

2×01 “Shadows”

2×02 “Heavy is the Head”

 

Agents of Shield season 2 photos

http://www.cinemablend.com/m/television/Agents-H-I-E-L-Season-Premiere-Photos-Show-Off-Some-Awesome-Guest-Stars-67233.html

 

Cast Photo

http://marvel.com/news/tv/23238/get_an_exclusive_look_at_the_full_cast_of_marvels_agents_of_shield_season_2

 

First look at Lance Hunter

http://marvel.com/news/tv/23203/get_a_first_look_at_lance_hunter_in_marvels_agents_of_shield.

 

Daredevil cast to appear at NYCC

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=55456

 

What the Inhumans means for the MCU

http://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/08/14/what-marvel-s-next-new-franchise-the-inhumans-means-to-their-cinematic-universe-2192495?lt_source=external,manual,manual#bPcsKf

 

Rumor: Drax in Avengers 3

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/dave-bautista-may-have-a-significant-role-in-avengers-3-613

 

No Iron Man 4

http://badassdigest.com/2014/09/07/theres-no-iron-man-4/

 

Anthony and Joe Russo say Civil War is “Highly Unlikely”

http://www.desdehollywood.com/captain-america-3-directors-joe-anthony-russo-discuss-12-topics-exclusive-video/

 

Captain America: MODOK’s Dominion

http://www.nerdist.com/2014/09/the-russo-brothers-talk-captain-america-3-deleted-scenes-capwolf-and-more/

 

3d print Wolverine claws for your prosthetic hand

http://www.nerdist.com/2014/09/3d-printing-brings-superheroes-to-kids-who-need-a-hand/

 

From Jay: 75+ Easter Eggs from Every Marvel Based Movie

http://www.ranker.com/list/all-easter-eggs-from-marvel-movies/ranker-comics

 

DragonCon 2014 The Science of Avengers and SHIELD

Janine K. Spendlove is a KC-130 pilot in the USMC. In Sci-Fi/Fantasy she is known for her best-selling trilogy, War of the Seasons. She is a co-founder of GeekGirlsRun, a community for geek girls (and guys) who like to run and have fun. Find out more at JanineSpendlove.com.

 

Michael Gilkey is the Marketing and Operations Manager for the National Center for Regenerative Medicine. He is responsible for the development and execution of organizational strategy, external and internal marketing efforts, coordination of graduate, undergraduate, and high school education programs and provides administrative, financial and operational oversight.

 

Dr. Pamela Gay is an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in science and technology. Through CosmoQuest.org, she engages people learning and doing science. She is best known as co-host of Astronomy Cast, a weekly podcast that takes a facts-based journey through our cosmos.

 

Christina Sizemore is a 20+ year veteran martial artist with a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, fighter and instructor from the Tennessee area

 

 

Haley, Lauren and Stargate Pioneer love to hear back from you about your top 5 Marvel character lists, you science of Marvel questions, or why Wing is wrong at any time. Call the voicemail line  at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.

 

 

Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the hosts discuss theGunn Brother panel from Dragon Con and look forward to cracking open their Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 1 Blu-ray sets!  Contact Info: Please see www.legendsofshield.com for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.

Source Article from http://legendsofshield.libsyn.com/legends-of-shield-weekly-news-and-dragon-con-science-of-avengers-and-shield-panel-2014-discuss


Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Dragon Con Science Of Avengers And S.H.I.E.L.D. Panel 2014

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The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. hosts were able to obtain audio from fellow GonnaGeek podcaster Keir from Gallifrey Public Radio and wanted to share the panel before talking about it in our next podcast. So sit back, relax and enjoy 4 no kidding Subject Matter Experts try to explain what happen in MArvel on the big and small screens while given some amazing insights into the current state of science.

DragonCon 2014 The Science of Avengers and SHIELD

Janine K. Spendlove is a KC-130 pilot in the USMC. In Sci-Fi/Fantasy she is known for her best-selling trilogy, War of the Seasons. She is a co-founder of GeekGirlsRun, a community for geek girls (and guys) who like to run and have fun. Find out more at JanineSpendlove.com.

Michael Gilkey is the Marketing and Operations Manager for the National Center for Regenerative Medicine. He is responsible for the development and execution of organizational strategy, external and internal marketing efforts, coordination of graduate, undergraduate, and high school education programs and provides administrative, financial and operational oversight.

Dr. Pamela Gay is an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in science and technology. Through CosmoQuest.org, she engages people learning and doing science. She is best known as co-host of Astronomy Cast, a weekly podcast that takes a facts-based journey through our cosmos.

Christina Sizemore is a 20+ year veteran martial artist with a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, fighter and instructor from the Tennessee area

Haley, Lauren and Stargate Pioneer love to hear back from you about your top 5 Marvel character lists, you science of Marvel questions, or why Wing is wrong at any time. Call the voicemail line  at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.

Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the hosts discuss the Science Of Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. panel from Dragon Con and look forward to cracking open their Captain America 2 Blu-rays!  Contact Info: Please see www.legendsofshield.com for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.

Source Article from http://legendsofshield.libsyn.com/legends-of-shield-dragon-con-science-of-avengers-and-shield-panel-2014


Wednesday’s Webcomic – Gunnerkrigg Court

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Gunnerkigg Court is the long-running story of a young woman and her close friends discovering their boarding school is much, much more than it seems. Quiet, polite Antimony Carver begins her first-year studies at the eponymous court and begins to notice the strange goings on and begins to investigate despite the obstacle of the tight-lipped faculty. Though she is very reserved, a gregarious and clever girl named Katerina Donlan, the daughter of two faculty members, manages to befriend her and the two of them slowly manage to unravel the tangle of myths, legends, alchemy and mad science that have built Gunnerkrigg Court. Their own unique talents and those of their classmates and teachers are slowly revealed to be tied into the broader story, as well as the ancient gods and monsters that make appearances.

Our Heroine Appears, with 2 Shadows

The stories are episodic and come to a conclusion at the end of every chapter, but all are tied into the larger, broader mystery of the origins of Gunnerkrigg Court and its neighboring forest. Some chapters are very dark and tragic, though with positive endings and thankfully there are frequent comedic chapters to balance the mood. The art quality evolves quickly and keeps a consistent style and the characters age and evolve naturally, with sumptuous rich colors and intricate detail that shows all of the author’s attention to his historical and anthropological research. The mythologies of many cultures as well as the history of science are among many of the unique things a reader may learn after researching something that pops up in the story either in the background or mentioned directly. The characters are deep and flawed, all of them acting like the children they are and growing realistically while learning about life, love, and their own natural gifts. Gunnerkrigg updates three times a week without fail, as the author keeps himself at a 30 page buffer ahead of the projected publishing date.

The Author

Tom Siddell is very private, and does not reveal much about his personal life. He prefers to only discuss the comic and the world he has built. He has revealed that he lives in Birmingham, England and that he was a graphic artist at a video game company. He recently began to devote himself to Gunnerkrigg Court full time.Many pages have an amusing comment about the page at the bottom, which I recommend reviewing, and his tumblr features many bits of fan art he’s drawn for other properties and Gunnerkrigg Court related news as well as spiders. The Gunnerkrigg Court graphic novels are published by Archaia Entertainment and lots of high quality merchandise and prints have recently appeared at Topatoco.

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Wednesday’s Webcomic: Dresden Codak

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The sporadic but nigh incomparably beautiful Dresden Codak  does not have much in the way of a total page count per se, but each long form page is so richly layered and detailed that I often spend additional time enjoying, devouring and analyzing each page.  With a large cast and a surreal sense of humor, Dresden Codak’s subject matter and jokes come from a vast range of intellectual disciplines so I’ve often spent many an entertaining hour researching the various philosophies and scientific tidbits that find their way into the script.  The comic has a wide range of characters, but many focus on the adventures of Kimiko Ross, a young mad scientist with a chip on her shoulder and an expansive vision for the world to come. Despite her anti-social tendencies, she attracts some loyal and interesting friends and goes on adventures that involve science, a tiny Carl Jung, strange worlds, and the approaching Singularity.

Gorilla War

I’m not going to link to this one. It’s just too good to spoil what’s going on.

Most installments are stand alone short stories and there are two longer storylines, one complete and one in progress. The shorter storylines are often done in tribute to various great cartoonists, make jokes about philosophy, or take place on strange worlds Kimiko has wandered into.  Really understanding what’s going on in the comic often involves extensive research and discussion with friends over a very existential beer. The comic posits ascribes to a lot of transhumanist philosophy.  Over time the art transforms from good and varied to jaw-dropping and intense, although the amount of time involved in each installment of the comic now means updates are more infrequent, though the Creator’s tumblr acts as a substantial appendix and has a large number of his sketches and thoughts on the comic industry.

The Author and His Other Works

Aaron Diaz is an avowed transhumanist, full time cartoonist and a thoughtful writer. While Dresden Codak had not yet been published in book form due to the size and complexity of it’s panels,  a successful kickstarter has just been funded which will bring Dresden Codak to both print in bother large and super-size hard cover editions.  He’s been getting lots of attention recently after creating a Legend of Zelda Game Concept in which Zelda herself is the heroine on the adventure after watching Anita Sarkeesian’s excellent Tropes Vs Women. 

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