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... Read more
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... Read more
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.
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.
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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