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Monday, October 30, 2017 - 09:20

My second ever con fell on my birthday weekend and as such a group of 6 of us took to Glasgow for some time away to nerd-up and chill-out. This time I decided to give cosplay a go and spent the summer on and off planning and building myself a reasonable Adrian Toombes (“Vulture”; Spiderman: homecoming) costume. It’s not the most amazing but given that it was my first go at this I am quite proud. The con itself was another exciting demonstration of the vast array of nerdery and the cosplay lived up to this. From casual dressers to occupational cosplayers and from niche subcultures through to Marvel and WWE we had it all. Particularly well represented were Deadpools, Spidermans, Harley Quinns, and Ricks. But enough of that, what about the strengths and weaknesses of the con as a whole?

Location/Venue

The location was the SECC which was easy to access by both road and train. There was ample parking available both directly at the venue but also 10mins away at the Glasgow...

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 14:24

This film caught my eye upon first viewing the trailer. Having enjoyed biopics/semi-biographical films such as Creation (Charles Darwin), Finding Neverland (J M Barrie), and Black Mass (Whitey Bulger), the idea of a human story behind one of the most beloved childhood stories seemed a sure bet. What I experienced did not let down and whilst it was not perfect it was a warming, enjoyable, and emotionally engaging story.

We meet A. A. Milne post-world war one, despondent with the way people are acting as if nothing happened and sure of humanity repeating their mistakes. Through the struggles of family and the world, we experience the journeys of both Milne and his son Christopher which ultimately leads to the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories. The principle characters are wonderful, engaging, and convincing from the start. From the troubled but good intentioned Alan Milne (Domhnall Gleeson, About Time), through the detestable Daphne de Selincourte (Margot Robbie, Suicide...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:07

Hello, and welcome to a very special edition of NerdVsWorld.  On this episode I chat with Pop Music Academic and Pop Culture Nerd, Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, about her latest book “Why Vinyl Matters.”

In “Why Vinyl Matters”, Jen chats with some great and notable names within the music industry (Henry Rollins, Lars Ulrich, Nick Hornby, Norman Cook, Fat Mike.. and many more) about their memories of vinyl.

We discuss these memories on the podcast, looking at how one’s connection to creating music can affect the way in which you idolise the vinyl medium. We also talk about the similarities between record collectors and comic collectors, how our collections help define us, the love for physical media, and what comic shops could learn from the resurgence and relevance of the modern record shop.

Jen also adds her Five Films to our “NerdVsWorld Films You Have to See” list.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 09:00

In a break from our usual programming, our music man Mountie Matt Lees joins Squee for a 'Mountie Moment' to tell us about making our theme tune, he Canada-splains hockey to Squee & then gives his top 10 Canadians & then Squee tries to get to 10 Canadians himself!

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Twitter: @DueSouthBSE

Facebook group: Due South by South East

Network: www.WonkySpanner.com

Theme Tune: Performed & Arranged by Matt Lees Music / Lyrics by Squee

Edited by Mike Mann

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 08:53

On this week's show, Brendan and Spindles report back from EGX 2017, Reviews of IT and American Assassin, a round up of reactions to some of this season's new shows and much more.

For more information about EGX and tickets for next year's events, please check out their site at https://www.egx.net/egx you can also find details of all the studios and games mentioned in this week's show there too.

As always you can find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nerdvworld

Or follow us on twitter:

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Spindles: http://www.twitter.com/spindlyone

Until next time, Take care and be excellent to each other.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 15:52

We dive into a wold of bank bonds, wild wolf's & mysterious mattresses.

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Twitter: @DueSouthBSE
Facebook group: Due South by South East
Theme Tune: Performed & Arranged by Matt Lees Music / Lyrics by Squee

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 13:34

We talk about the first regular episode of Due South after the pilot. We discuss how a mattresses can appear from no where, how Diefenbaker is able to leap tall gates in a single bound and how Michelle has almost managed to remember the email, twitter and Facebook for the show. All this and Mini Mountie club and so much more!

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Twitter: @DueSouthBSE
Facebook group: Due South by South East
Theme Tune: Performed & Arranged by Matt Lees Music / Lyrics by Squee

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 15:20

Welcome back to another jam packed episode of NerdVsWorld. On this week's show, Brendan and Spindles give their thoughts on some of the new shows for the 2017-18 season. Spindles reports back from The Weekend at the Asylum and we talk over that Game of Thrones finale.

For a list of all the new upcoming shows, check out the list on the site at https://www.wonkyspanner.com/news/tv/2017-fall-tv-schedule

As always you can find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nerdvworld

Or follow us on twitter:

Brendan: http://www.twitter.com/NerdVsWorld

Spindles: http://www.twitter.com/spindlyone

Until next time, Take care and be excellent to each other.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 16:41

It’s our favourite time of year over at NerdVsWorld,  that wonderful time when all our favourite shows return and some likely new favourites begin their runs.  Here’s our list of the new and returning shows we’re most looking forward too. 

September 2017

Sunday 10th September

The Orville - Fox    **NEW SERIES**

Outlander - Starz

The Deuce - HBO    **NEW SERIES**

Fear the Walking Dead  - AMC

Wednesday 13th September

South Park - Comedy Central

Friday 15th September

American Vandal - Netflix    **NEW SERIES**

Thursday 21st September

Gotham - Fox

Sunday 24th September

Star Trek: Discovery - CBS    **NEW SERIES**

Monday 25th September

The Big Bang Theory - CBS

Young Sheldon - CBS ...

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Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 18:54

Detective Squee, Montie Michelle and Dottie Baker are back for their first full episode to talk about the pilot episode of Due South. We discuss the fact this was meant to be a TV movie originally, the excellent casting for even small parts and how they nail the characters from the start, but maybe 1hr30mins was more time than this episode needed. Now if we can just work out playing the sound clips correctly and we can keep our Mini Mountie under control we might have a show here!

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Twitter: @DueSouthBSE
Facebook group: Due South by South East