Archive for the ‘Opinions/Editorials’ Category

Too Early For Streaming: Pilot – “So That a Woman can Stand Up”

We’re pleased and proud to announce the debut of our new podcast/vidcast/streaming show/video magazine. Depending on how many spoons I have during the weekend, you should expect either this show or a vidcast version of “Geekly Speaking About” to show up here on the blog every Thursday morning, following a live stream on our Twitch […]

Posted on April 19, 2018 at 09:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Road to the Hugo Awards: Selected Fancasts, part 1

Finding the time to listen to hour-long episodes of podcasts which are eligible for the 2016 Hugo Awards wasn’t easy for me, but that’s what today’s article is about. The eligibility requirements state that the podcast must be a “non-professional” production—that is, no other company paid the podcaster(s) to make it—and at least one episode […]

Posted on February 13, 2016 at 10:48 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 4 Comments
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Road to the Hugo Awards: Presenting The Geeking Out About… Platform

As I’ve mentioned before, I became a sci-fi fan when I was in college. However, even though I was interested in writing sci-fi (and the one short story I’ve had published had been written during this time) I didn’t really get into the world of being a sci-fi writer until I learned who author John […]

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 13:50 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 8 Comments
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Setting on the Road to the 2016 Hugo Awards

As with almost everything genre-related in my life, the reason I became interested this year in reading as many Hugo Award-eligible works as I can before March 28 this year is all thanks to my former college professor Dr. Atara Stein (may you rest in peace). As a young undergrad at Cal State Fullerton, I […]

Posted on January 31, 2016 at 18:05 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Take: Analysis of a rape allegation

[Editor’s Note: Before I start, I’d like to preface this by saying that I was acquainted and friendly with both the accuser and the accused while I was first a guest relations, then publicity staffer at an East Coast anime convention from about 2004 to 2008. Until recently, I had not spoken or corresponded with […]

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 08:43 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Take: Four ways I would fix the second season of “Heroes of Cosplay”

See that picture up there? The girl in the purple cheongsam wielding the double-bladed lightsaber? That’s me as Darth Shampoo—an irreverent take on a character from the Ranma 1/2 franchise—the first cosplay costume I would ever do. That picture was taken during the second Anime Expo I ever attended back in 2000; since then, while […]

Trisha’s Take: Anime Fusion 2013

Anime Fusion 2013 October 18-20, 2013 Bloomington, Minnesota Ever since I moved to Minneapolis in Minnesota, I have slowly been exploring the geek spaces around me by going to geekish concerts and movie showings. I even have a local gaming store which is three or four blocks away from me where I play in a […]

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 19:01 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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How to win the “hearts and minds” of dickwolf-loving folks

That was absolutely beautiful, and actually changed my mind about the Dickwolf shirts. Internet confession: I was the one who yelled “bring them back”. I didn’t do it because I hate feminists. I didn’t do it because I hate women. I did it because I felt like those shirts were a justified “fuck you” to […]

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 10:42 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Take: The next step in fixing the “Mike Krahulik Problem” at Penny Arcade

My reaction when I feel backed into corner is to be an asshole. It’s essentially how I defend myself. It’s been that way since was in elementary school. I’m 36 now. Maybe it’s finally time to try and let some of that shit go. —Mike Krahulik, explaining how he reacts to criticism on Twitter. When […]

Geekly Speaking About… Cameras, Cosplayers, and Consent

Even though it’s been a long time since I went to an anime convention, I remember how exciting and how much fun they are to attend. I also remember how much drama can surround an anime convention, especially when it comes to cosplayers and the people who like to take pictures of them. The topic […]

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 02:30 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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