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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 09:53

Hero Conventions’ Edinburgh Comic Con was a first for me on two grounds. Firstly, it was my first ever con (or simply anything like it) and, secondly, it was my first time going anywhere with a press pass. I was both excited and nervous as well as slightly unsure what to expect on either account. One of the biggest things which struck me was the shear inclusivity of it all. There are certain stereotypes about gender which are totally smashed by the diversity of the attendees and that was utterly wonderful to see (though, I suppose a little saddening that I found that note-worthy!). Overall, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience which has sparked my interest in conventions and as such I’m hoping to go to many more in the future! But enough about me, let’s talk about EdiCon.

Firstly, venue and location. The venue was only a 10-minute walk from Haymarket station which was great. Haymarket is a well-connected station and being within walking distance was super convenient. It...

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 09:41

Walking in to the theatre I was filled with both excitement an apprehension. As a child of the (American) Power Rangers revolution I was unsure what they could have done to update this cheesy mixture of spandex-laden teenagers doing an unnecessary quantity of backflips. Turns out they can remove both the spandex as well as the backflips in place of awesome space suits and actual fighting. I was pleasantly surprised by what turned out to be a genuinely good film with some great updates to bring it in line with modern superheroes (the trailer, let’s be honest, is a better Fantastic Four film than any of the “Fantastic” 3 which have happened). It also provided more substance than the original by creating backstory amongst not only the characters but also in relation to true events on earth. Overall, a lot of fun, a refreshingly enjoyable film (even in absence of prior knowledge of the Power Rangers), and a fair few face-palm-worthy moments of blatant reference to the original TV...

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 13:03

On this week's show, the guys give their verdict on the live action reboot of Ghost in the Shell, talk about the latest Netflix shows, 13 Reasons Why and MST3K, recap this year's Sci Fi Weekender and much more.

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

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 12:06

Ed and Ross discuss  Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay, and the Gumazing Gum Girl by Rhode Montijo. We look at forthcoming releases and interview Nicholas Eames about his book, Kings of the Wyld.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:36

Welcome back to The Wonky Gamer! Episode 24 The Lego Effect: Remastered , In this episode, we will be discussing the controversy over Mass Effect: Andromeda, intriguing  news from Blizzard involving a Remaster and our hopes for Yooka Laylee! All that and more at the Wonky Gamer Podcast.

Please leave us your thoughts in the comments section. We have changed things up a bit this week and we'd love to hear your opinion! Also make sure to like and subscribe.

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Monday, April 17, 2017 - 22:09

Ed and Ross discuss Titus Chalk's book, Generation Decks, a book about card gaming and business.

Originally broadcast on Fab Radio International 19 March 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 09:44

Producer Al, Ed, Ross and Del discuss Box Brown's book Tetris, and are amazed as everything slots into place and then vanishes. 

Originally broadcast on Fab Radio International 12 March 2017

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 11:59

This week's show was recorded live as part of the Southampton Super Pod: http://www.superpod.co.uk/

We were joined by host of the Gallfrey Stands Podcast https://gallifreystandspodcast.podbean.com/, Doctor Squee and Doctor Who creature performer Jon Davey

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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Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 11:42

On this week's show I caught up with James Lundy, organiser of Edinburgh Comic Con to talk about the history of the event, what's happening at this year's event, his five films for our NerdVsWorld list and more.

You can find out more about the convention and order tickets from http://www.herocomicshop.com/HEROCON/SBA/tickets.html

We'll be back soon with another episode, but don't forget you can get the latest updates from The Wonky Spanner by following us on twitter: https://twitter.com/TheWonkySpanner or on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheWonkySpanner.

Until then, goodnight internet, whenever you are.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 16:57

Welcome back to The Wonky Gamer! Episode 23: Elder Trolls Zero: Breath of the Wildlands At Dawn In this episode, we will be discussing Stef and Rammy's first forays into the land of Hyrule. Ferg's hatred of Elves and Ded's thoughts on Horizon Zero Dawn, all that and more... in this weeks Wonky Gamer!

Please leave us your thoughts in the comments section. We have changed things up a bit this week and we'd love to hear your opinion! Also make sure to like and subscribe.

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