Region Nerd Alert

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From comic cons to drag shows, horror movies to Hip-hop, and everything in between. Take a break from the politics and hang out with us right here on Region Nerd Alert. 

Guilty Pleasures are usually something to be hid far away in a closet somewhere that are consumed when no one is around to watch. But here at region nerd alert we embrace all your guilty pleasures tv shows, movies, and music. We won't make fun of you...too much. Come Nerd Out with Region Nerd Alert Every Saturday at 7pm right here on Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1fm

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, all has added to their repertoire of streamables for august and September and we here Region Nerd Alert sift through it to give you some sneak peeks! This weeks episode is also special because the cast is remote for the very first VIRTUAL podcast, live from VR chat! Come nerd out on this weeks Region Nerd Alert! Saturday at 7pm right here on Lakeshore Public Radio, 89.1 fm

TV has many Genres. Horror, Action etc. One of those Genres is  Anime. Anime has troupes. A beach episode. A Christmas Episode etc. A Tournament Arc is one of these Troupes. We delve inside this niche rabbit hole and mention our favorite fights and tournament arcs in anime on the next region Nerd alert!

The path of the nerd has been a perilous one. The nerd has been wedgied, swirled, picked on, stepped on, but after facing such adversity the nerd has finally found a place to call home within society thanks to mainstream media, celebrities, and capitalism. Come nerd out with us on Region Nerd Alert and look back to our ancestors and figure out the transition the nerd underwent from "lame," to "dang he's pretty cool."

Superman! Batman! Spiderman! Who needs em. What makes a truly good good guy is a really well written villain. Come Join us on the next region nerd alert as we delve into some of the psyches of some of our favorite Villains. Come nerd out! On Region Nerd Alert. Every Saturday at 7 pm right here on Lakeshore public radio, 89.1fm

We've had some laughs, we've had some cries, we've had some ups, we've had some downs... we’ve also had some guests! Here at Region Nerd Alert I finally accumulated enough to warrant a "Best Of" episode from our previous guests and took out some snippets of interest. 

Action, Adventure, Thriller, Drama, Horror, and comedy are all examples of movie genres but also video games! There's a video game for all types of movie genres no matter how niche. With Ghost of Tsushima out now with an Akira Kurasawa mode, honoring the famed samurai movie director, we here at Region Nerd Alert think of other video games that remind us of some great movie genres or directors.

Region Nerd Alert is back again like we never left with another streamables episode! Whats the newest shows and seasons added to netflix, hulu, and amazon prime? Also some great anime recommendations from Crunchyroll and funimation by yours truly!

The Industry, as some like to call it, isn’t everything its cracked up to be, especially for women. Whether it's Hollywood, video games, streaming, automotive, anywhere that requires a system in which a person moves up, there are always people at the top preventing women from reaching beyond that ceiling. The next Region Nerd Alert we have a more serious discussion that needs to be had, especially in the world of nerds and its fandom.

Region Nerd Alert got the special chance to interview Devon Scott-Tunkin, programmer and CFO at Chicago based video game developer Young Horses. Young Horses is known for their critically acclaimed, hilariously clever smash hit Octodad, where you're an octopus just trying to be a good father and now Young Horses have been working on their newest game which is going to be one of the first games to be released on the brand new Playstation 5!  

 

Do you ever get so immersed into a movie you forget it's a movie? Well part of that is visual storytelling but the other half of that is something you probably don't even think about and that's sound design! On the next region nerd alert we talk about our favorite sound design in movies, video games, and other media. Come Nerd Out with Region Nerd Alert!

Sony had some big reveals in the latest video they made for the upcoming release for the Playstation 5! Big reveals, not only in games, but hardware as well. On the next Region Nerd Alert we explore the new updates, as well as our thoughts and hopes for the next generation of gaming.

Some Great video games...have some not so great sequels. Come nerd out with us on the next region nerd as we sift through the black sheeps of popular video game series and give our thoughts on some oddities. Region Nerd Alert, this saturday at 7pm right here on lakeshore public radio 89.1fm

Are you tired of scrolling aimlessly on your streaming services to find something to watch? Region Nerd Alert is back at it again with another list of movies and shows to watch via streaming! There are always new trends on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime and we keep you up to date with all of them! Come hit refresh on your current watchlist and listen to this edition of Region Nerd Alert!

Video Games have always been a way to immerse yourself in a whole new world and give yourself a level of control that you can’t get from reading a book or watching a movie. Unfortunately over the years inclusiveness and representation have been a problem. In not only video games but in many fields of work and media. On the next episode of region nerd alert, we chat about recent news involving this issue and how we can make it better

On the next Region Nerd Alert, we are getting down with previewing the brand new Olathoe Album OVA. If you’re a fan of lofi, beat music, hip hop and hiphop beats to study too, you’re going to love this episode. Olathoe does the music you hear every episode and even right now while i'm talking! Come Nerd Out on the next Region Nerd Alert this saturday on 7pm right here on Lakeshore Public Radio.  

So it has been a little bit of a minute since we’ve talked to you from Region Nerd Alert due to these trying times. But we are still trying to bring you relevant conversations from a safe environment. This week we catch up, discuss what we’ve been playing, and news surrounding upcoming video game releases.

There are many avenues when it comes to storytelling. Maybe you like artistically cut scenes from a movie that convey more plot than meets the eye, or perhaps you prefer to leave the visual cues to your imagination as you read an enthralling book. But what if you can follow the story and sometimes, control the outcome? No we aren’t talking about Choose your adventure Goosebumps, but video games! Join us on the next Region nerd Alertas we discuss video game storytelling as well as some of our favorites on the next region nerd alert every Saturday at 7 on lakeshore public radio 89.1 fm!

Covid 19 may seem like a scary time but when it comes to science fiction and apocalyptic movies, lets just say be thankful we haven't seen any little green men yet. This week we check  in with Jeremy Juliano, the GM of "Galactic Greg's" out of Valparaiso to chat about our favorite apocalyptic comics, movies, and shows, as well as catching up during the current state of things on this weeks Region Nerd Alert.

Video Games have always been a way to relax, a way to escape, and a way to live out your wildest fantasies. From being a warrior saving the princess, to being in debt to a raccoon and hanging out with your animal friends. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is coming out real soon and we discuss how video games sometimes are less about having skills but immersing yourself in a literal 2nd life on the next Region Nerd every Saturday at 7 pm right here on Lakeshore Public Radio.

February was a huge month for conventions here in The Region, so we have back Brian Grabinski to talk about the post con sadness but also plans for spring/summer cons and cons unique conventions we would love to attend in the future! Come nerd out with us on the next Region Nerd Alert!

Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo or C2E2 is one of the countrys biggest Nerd Conventions, where fans, cosplayers,  and movie stars gather for 3 days to bring you the latest on everything pop culture. With All the big events and speakers there is also a multitude of vendors, selling their wares and conducting business like the street markets of ancient lands and kingdoms. I got to take some time with one of my favorite shops there and ask the ins and outs of being a vendor at a convention. 

Next weekend is THE BIGGEST Comic Book Convention in the Midwest. Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, or C2E2 is a huge gathering of Nerds from all walks of life, guests from the industry, and some childhood heroes all there to celebrate the passions we live everyday. Tom Rosy from the 501st Star War cosplay Group joins us to give you the low down on C2E2 on the Next region Nerd Alert, every saturday at 7pm, right here on Lakeshore public radio, 89.1fm 

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn just recently came out and its receiving….mixed reviews. Theres something about Live Action Adaptations that keep people talking, whether you be a hardcore purist of the orginal design, or Just an average movie goer. So come Nerd Out on the next Region Nerd Alert! Every Saturday at 7pm right here on lakeshore public radio 89.1 fm

So a little while ago we had an episode talking about the hype around disney plus and if it were indeed big enough to dethrone the streaming giant Netflix. Well the cold streaming war sort of fizzled, but 2020 is a big year for both Netflix and Disney plus with new shows premiering really soon. Come nerd out on the next region nerd alert as we discuss streaming for 2020 this saturday at 7pm right here on lakeshore public radio 89.1 fm.

SuperBowl is next Sunday so we here at Region Nerd Alert thought we’d shine some light on an already popular Athletic event, E Sports! Competitive Video Games have been increasing in popularity with cash prize pools that rival any competition, here's a hint, it can reach the  10’s of millions! We talk turkey and share those games that turn friends into enemies on this week’s Region Nerd alert!

Conventions for an Attendee can be super fun, but how much does it take to really put it all together? Ticketing, booking guests, putting together panels and events, there is a lot of work that goes into making that comic con a success. We are joined with Brain Grabinski, founder and showrunner of NWI Comic Con to talk about the ins and outs of putting on conventions and also how one of the regions biggest conventions got its start on this weeks Region Nerd Alert!

There are tons of video game genres out there from Shoot em Ups to Farming Simulators. But one genre took you into a world of fantasy and combined elements of Dungeons and Dragons with a plethora of animated worlds. Role Playing Games, or RPG’s have been a staple of video games for the longest time and we here at Region Nerd Alert delve into the world of RPG’s!

On the next episode of Region Nerd Alert, we present you a potpourri of episodes if you will. We give the low down on an upcoming con we are attending, future plans for 2020, and we may even have some impromptu karaoke. Thank you for listening to the show and come round out the year with us on this episode of Region Nerd Alert.

Yugioh, Pokemon, Beyblade, Magic the Gathering, Pogs, Mighty Beanz. If any of those words mean anything to you, you probably had a fat collection (to the demise of your parents wallets) Other than being cards, toys, or other miscellaneous tiny items, many of these either stemmed from or was adapted into another facet of pop culture whether it be a tv show or a whole video game series. Come nerd our on Region Nerd Alert!

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