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Published May 30, 2016

The first, brand spankin’ new episode of the Gateway Geek podcast! Explore the geek, the realms of geek culture, and various properties recommended by our esteemed podcast guests.

Guests: Matt Goad and Tony Faith from Thirty Something Digital, Pete Mazzoli from DaPete Cosplay and Props

00:00 Intro and What is a geek?
07:00 Geek Creds, Posers, & Community
18:58 Geek Realms (Categories/Genres)
28:36 Guest’s Geeky Favorites
40:53 Storytelling and Geekdom
53:02 Must Watch Properties
58:57 Wrap Up

Matt’s Favorites: Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra, Firefly & Serenity, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Tabletop
Ultimate Newbie Recommendation: Firefly/Serenity

Pete’s Favorites: Amtgard, SCA, Tabletop (Warhammer 40K), Stargate, Lord of the Rings
Ultimate Newbie Recommendation: Lord of the Rings (the movies. And the Hobbit novel.)
Bonus: Cowboy Bebop

Tony’s Favorites: Sword Art Online, The Last of Us, Nightwing
Ultimate Newbie Recommendation: Hao Miyazaki films (Studio Ghibli)

Key Terms/Properties Mentioned in the Podcast:
Sci-fi/Fantasy, Start Trek, Conventions (Cons), DragonCon, Comic Con (San Diego), Cosplay, Lord of the Rings, Rage Quit, Patton Oswalt Article, Digital Comics, Spider-man, Fake Geek Girl Argument, Star Wars, Magic: The Gathering, World of Warcraft, Doctor Who, Agent Coulson, Hitman, Anime, Panels, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel, Iron Man, Hulk (gamma radiation), Game of Thrones, Harry Potter (and the play), Shannara Chronicles, Divergent Series, Alternate History (Steampunk, Diesel Punk, etc), Bioshock, Hao Miyazaki, LARP, SCA, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Serenity, Tabletop, Munchkin, Elder Sign, Castle Panic, Fortune and Glory, Dead Panic, Fireside Games, Space Cadets, Bang!, Wil Wheaton, Patton Oswalt, Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), Amtgard, Warhammer 40K, Stargate, Sword Art Online, Consoles, The Last of Us, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, Nightwing, Dick Grayson, Robin, Star Trek: The Next Generation (Commander Riker), Aesop’s Fables, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Chronicles of Riddick & Pitch Black, The Hobbit, Studio Ghibli, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Howl’s Moving Castle, Farscape, Cowboy Bebop