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. 

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!

The holiday season is upon us! For many that means indoor activities, such as binging some classics or watching something entirely new, which translates to Netflix or Hulu binge. But now that  Disney Plus is out, it adds to the lists of hours of entertainment at our fingertips. So here at Region Nerd Alert, we give our opinions on the plethora of streaming services, as well as recommendations of our favorite movies and shows on this Region Nerd Alert.

So now that Robert Eggers new film, The LightHouse, has been out for a couple of weeks now,  we here at region nerd alert try to analyze it like we do. It's essentially a movie starring Willam Dafoe and Robert Pattinson who play lighthouse keepers in the late 19th century dealing with the woes of the sea, isolation, and... birds. Come nerd out on Region Nerd Alert!

The blending of performance, art, femininity, comedy, sexuality, and music, you'll probably have to go to 3 or maybe 4 different shows to satisfy your entertainment needs. But if you have ever been to a drag show, you know the queens can mix it up. Join us on the next Region Nerd Alert as we have on two up and coming Region Drag Queens Anita Rhyde Holme- Dupree and Ivana...well you'll have to listen to the show to hear the full name. Come nerd out this Saturday at 7pm right here on lakeshore public radio 89.1fm

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When it comes to creating a horror movie, there are many elements of the scare. Scary Monsters, Believable Makeup and CGI, and of course a bone chilling story. The same goes for horror style video games but the difference is instead of making an hour thirty movie, they have to create much longer scenarios involving the main character which you usually have to control.Today we have indie game developer Leo Riveron to discuss the ins and out of  horror style video games on this edition of Region Nerd Alert!

Remember when you used to sit down with your Grandmother drinking soda playing Uno and watching Wheel of Fortune? Or maybe youre playing cards against humanity and the funniest thing you’ve ever heard is your best memory you can think of. Well at the center of all that happiness is a creative individual bringing you a tabletop game to ground your nostalgia of kicking it with your friends and eating cheetos. Today we have one of those creative individuals to create new memories and his name is Jason Anarchy of Anarchy Games! Come roll for initiative  and nerd out on this eiditon of Region Nerd Alert!  

The candles are lit, you’re in your nook, you just made some earl grey tea. The sun just went down and you have your favorite spooky book, ready to read.We all enjoy a good scare on the tv or the theatre, but there's something about the imagination that is unrivaled in making monsters real and all your nightmares a reality. Join us today on Region Nerd Alert as we talk about some of our favorite literary works, from poe to Lovecraft, King to Ito. Come nerd out on Region Nerd Alert.

Elm Street. Crystal Lake. Raccoon City. Teddy Bear Junction. These are just some places you don't wanna end up. But there is one place that can be darker and more horrific than all of those combined, and that my fellow nerds, is THE INTERNET. We delve into some internet horror stories from Creepypasta, Youtube, Reddit, and even the dreaded 4chan. Today on Region Nerd Alert we check the batteries of our flashlights, and make sure our computer has the proper virus protection as we take a trip to cyberspace on this weeks Region Nerd Alert.

The Ring, The Grudge, One Missed Call, Dark Waters. Well all those movies are part of a subgenre of horror movies known as Jhorror or Japanese Horror. The origins of Japanese horror can be traced to ghost story classics of the Edo period and the Meiji period, which were also known as kaidan. Elements of several of these popular folktales have been worked into the stories of modern films, especially in the traditional nature of the Japanese ghost. We here at Region Nerd Alert put our research caps on and delved into what is widely known as J-Horror. Nerd Out with us on a special spooky episode of Region Nerd Alert. 

  

Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, Tusken Raiders, if you are a nerd for star wars you know exactly who I'm talking about. The 501st Legion is a worldwide organization dedicated to the pinpoint accuracy of not only the look of the bad guys of stars but also the behavior. I have two very special guest, Tom Rosy and Mike Determen, both apart of the Midwest Garrison of the 501st, here today to discuss a new documentary they are producing about the 501st, as well as share stories about their time served. Join us on this weeks Region Nerd Alert.

Director of the weird and intriguing horror movie “Hereditary”, Ari Aster brings us to A surreal folk cult in sweden  to give us a terrible, beautiful, and unique take on what we know as the horror/thriller genre. This movie inspired us here at Region Nerd Alert to discuss our favorite psychological horror films/shows/ etc and how Midsommar is reaching that cult like following very quickly. This is Region Nerd Alert.  

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