Saturday Review: From Under Mountains

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Writers: Claire Gibson and Marian Churchland
Artist: Sloane Leong

It’s no secret that we at Therefore I Geek are fantasy fans. And while Tracy is more of one than I am, I am by no means a slacker. The biggest difference is that while she gets her kicks from novels that usually weigh more than a newborn, I tend to go a bit more lightweight and go for comics (shocking, I’m sure). This week Image Comics debuts a brand new comic series From Under Mountains, which has of course, pique my fancy. Continue reading

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Being More than “Just” a Geek

A geek is often described as one who is passionate about their hobbies or fandoms, and when it comes right down to it, this is a pretty accurate description of what we are. Passion is a wonderful thing and we geeks have it in abundance. Sometimes, however, passion (at least for just one thing) is not enough.

I feel rather strongly that in order to lead a truly full life, humans must have as diverse an experience as possible. As is so often the case with geeks, I sometimes tend to find out little niches and stay there, rarely venturing out into the rest of the world. Being an introvert, I can understand how this is both easy and comfortable for others as well. It’s hard to come out from under our little shelters and interact with the world as a whole. We are not the best at social interactions and it is often frustrating and emotionally exhausting. This does not mean that in the end doing so isn’t worth it. Take my job for instance. I am not by nature an outgoing person who likes to get up in front of people and speak. My choice of career however requires that I do exactly that, at times on a daily basis and for hours at a time. I often come home completely exhausted only to have to do it all again the next day. Having said all of that, my job is one of the most rewarding things in my life. I love what I do, and so I take the good with the bad. Had I refused to do something that makes me uncomfortable, I wouldn’t have this amazing job. Continue reading

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 41, B-more and More

12027732_773884546070625_133051484303905825_nIn which Andrew, Tracy, and Becky talk about Becky’s first convention, Baltimore Comic Con.  Becky discusses cosplaying at a medium convention, her impressions of the whole thing, and we discuss other first time con-goers.

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Editorial | Con Man – Now I Want the Full Story

If you hadn’t already heard the hype (and who hasn’t already heard the hype?), there’s a new web series in town created by Alan Tudyk, better known as Wash from Firefly and Serenity, and the first four episodes just became available to everyone on Vimeo for on demand!  Of course, the premier was announced four hours ago, so most of you have already watched it, right? (Of course, those who backed the IndieGoGo project several months ago like I did got to watch the episodes on Monday).

Well, just in case you totally loved Con Man, but needed another opinion to validate your own, let me tell you about my experience watching the first four episodes Continue reading

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