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Therefore I Geek Episode 105, Logan

In which, Tracy rejoins the cast of Therefore I Geek just in time to discuss the newest edition to 20th Century Fox’s X-men franchise, Logan.  This film is the first one to truly seem to bring the gang to a positive consensus–although all three of our heroes believe that it falters a bit in the third act.  Dude reveals that he went to church, potentially dooming all of mankind, and Tracy hates on child actors (again).

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Therefore I Geek Podcast, Episode 86 What is Canon (and Does it Matter)?

In which, Andrew and Tracy welcome Dude back to Therefore I Geek to discuss canon–who decides what canon is, whether canon can change, and in the end, whether canon even matters.  We also cover the most recent trailers that dropped last week, and the unfortunate passing of Steve Dillon.

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Around the Web, June 13, 2014

Bad news for Star Wars fans. Harrison Ford was recently injured on the set of Episode VII. Ford was apparently hurt by the door to the Millenium Falcon and was rushed to an emergency room with a broken ankle and a chest injury. Studio executives have been working to rearrange the shooting schedule to account for what could be a long recovery for the 71 year old. This is also not the first time Ford has been injured on set. During Temple of Doom he required back surgery and during filming of The Fugitive he tore a ligament in his knee.

Harrison Ford having some fun at a photo shoot for Star Wars.

Harrison Ford having some fun at a photo shoot for Star Wars.

Therefore I Geek wishes Ford a speedy recovery and we eagerly await the coming of Episode VII.

Rumors are quickly spreading that DC is planning a massive movie announcement for San Diego Comic-Con. The supposed plan calls for three movies a year in 2016 and 2017 and included in the mix are Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Sandman. Unfortunately, there are already some doubts about the legitimacy of this schedule given how ambitious it is.  Truthfully, the level of quality that DC can achieve in such a short time span is questionable.  Additionally, fans are wondering whether the films would use the actors from the DC television universe or if actors would be recast for the movies.

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Personally, I’m game for both Sandman and Wonder Woman, but we’ll see what DC actually says at SDCC.

For those of you who have been living under a rock, the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter has been nearly unstoppable. They reached their initial goal of one million dollars within the first 24 hours of the campaign and the total amount donated is now approaching the five million dollar mark. As a deal sweetener (like we really needed one at this point), if the campaign does reach five million, several live events will feature Star Trek alumni such as Brent Spiner, Johnathan Frakes, Kate Mulgrew, Gates McFadden, William Shatner and Patrick Stewart. A total of four events will be held, one featuring the men of Star Trek, one for the women and then Shatner and Stewart get their own events.

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I remember watching this show as a kid, so I’m pretty excited to see this campaign doing so well.

Last but not least, fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones are getting a look at how the creative team managed to make Jaime Lannister’s severed stump look so real.  Prosthetics and makeup genius Sangeet Prabhaker instagrammed this photo of the process to make his stump look incredibly real.  Apparently there were multiple techniques used, depending on camera angles and activity.  This one was used, among other scenes, for the infamous bath scene with Brienne of Tarth.

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I personally just figured they slapped a sock on the end and called it a day.

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Editorial | My First Geek Convention

I’m smack in the middle of midterm week, which means super late nights and super early mornings.  Fortunately, this eighth level of hell (which Dante knew not of) will be interrupted by my very first geek convention!

I’ve been dreaming of my first convention since I was in middle school.  My ultimate dream adventure was (and still is) RingCon in Germany.  However, I was willing to settle for any gathering of geeks.  (RingCon is next week, by the way.  I am sooo jealous of any of our readers who is going!)

I’ve also been extremely interested in cosplay—of course, when I first looked at it, it was just called “dressing up.”

Now, for the first time, my dream is about to come true.  I’m actually headed to New York Comic Con!!  I’ve done my research, bought my day passes for Saturday and Sunday, and listened to many, many of Andrew’s crazy stories (he hasn’t even shared the half of them with y’all so far).

So as I head into this weekend, on the few moments that I’m able to look up from my computer screen, I’m excited about quite a few things:

I’m actually really pumped for the trip up to comic con.  For the past few years, I’ve driven to every place I’ve visited (often between 12-19 hours each way) and it is always exhausting.  By the time I get to the fun part, I’m too tired to enjoy it.  Instead, this time I am taking the train, so I will have time to relax and enjoy myself.

And somehow, this episode of Big Bang Theory is all I can think about…

I’m really stoked to hopefully meet (a few) of the entertainment guests.  Felicia Day, Kevin Smith, Patrick Stewart (<3 him so much!!), Seth Green, Judy Greer (please, please, please, let this one happen…  I will be so excited), Kevin Grevioux (We’re both Minnesota Vikings fans—and I love that we have multiple things in common.  Geeks should be well rounded, in my opinion), and Hulk Hogan!!  [Ok, I was JUST kidding about the last one.]  I was really looking forward to seeing James Cosmo, from Game of Thrones as well, as I do love Commander Mormont, but he unfortunately cancelled his appearance.

The comic guests who will be present are fantastic!!  David Finch, Max Brooks and OF COURSE Stan Lee will all be signing autographs.  Of course, I will be lucky to get to see one of these guys up close and personal, but a girl can dream!  Andrew has told me that Max Brooks is an especially cool dude, so it would be nice to get a chance to talk to him.  I also wouldn’t be upset if I got to meet David Lloyd, from V for Vendetta.

I’m a big fan of Gillykins’ cosplay. I know she’ll be at Con, and I would love to meet her.

I will be skipping the Ya-ya Han “celebrity cosplayer” autograph session. Honestly, if I didn’t already love cosplaying so very much before I first saw Heroes of Cosplay, the show would have really turned me off!  Geeks are often mocked and looked down on by outsiders because of what they look like or what they love—there is no need to do the same to each other /endrant.

Avatar Press has a panel on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. to talk about the news and big new projects.  Panelists are Caanan White, Kieron Gillen, Simon Spurrier, William Christensen, and Max Brooks.  This one is definitely on my hot list!

On Sunday I’m really looking forward to getting some discount geek gear as well.  Thank goodness I have a “Convention Guide” of my very own to show me where the best stuff is!

So yeah, I’m giddy and excited and almost dizzy with excitement for Comic Con in just a few days.  I know there is no way that I will be able to see all the things I want to see, but it’s awesome to at least try to plan for them!  Are you going to Comic Con?  If not, is there a panel or person you would like to see if you did?  Let us know in the comments!

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