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
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.
Comic Book Conventions, Anime Conventions, Horror movie Conventions, if something exists I guarantee there is a convention for it. Well in this episode of Region Nerd Alert, my guest and I are pretty well seasoned in conventions so we can tell you what to expect, share some stories of wisdom, and maybe even inspire you to go to a convention yourself on this week's Region Nerd Alert.
Adam West to Robert Pattinson, Cesar Romero to Joaquin Phoenix. The batman franchise has created some recurring and some would say overdone roles. With about 6 Batmen going on 7 and 4 Jokers going on 5, is the public and the alustrious fanboys and girls of DC getting sick of the dark knight? Today we discuss, on Region Nerd Alert
E3 is here and boy is there a lot of crispy games coming out in the near future. For those of you who arent in the know, E3 is one of thee biggest video gaming conventions in which all the big devolpers announce their showcase for the upcoming season or plans for future development From Nintendo, Microsoft and all of our favorite third party developers we will be picking our favorite announcements right here on Region Nerd Alert.
Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rap, and soul music have been evolving since their conception. But now as we near 20 years past Y2K we have come to a new genre known almost exclusively to the cyber world of the INTERNET. Lo-Fi Music. Chill Study Beats, Lofi hip Hop, DIY music, all describes this new wave of becoming (Exactly as the name suggest) a Bedroom Producer. We discuss the short history with DIY producer "Olathoe" and the percieved longevity of this internet artform on this week's Region Nerd Alert.
Recently FromSoftware has released a new game getting a lot of attention called Sekiro: Shadows die twice, Its the newst Souls game, basically meaning extremely difficult, but people seem to think its too difficult. Right now we give you some knowledge on the history of these games and decide our selves if it is indeed too hard to be considered playable. This is Region Nerd Alert.
The new trailer for the final installment of Disney’s Star Wars Trilogy is here and that makes us here at Region Nerd Alert break out the old jedi texts and compare the new trilogy to the previous two, where the new one shines, and where it falls to the dark side in terms of cinematic blunders. This is Region Nerd Alert.
In this episode of RNA, my co-host and I give you a little refresher on all the Marvel films leading up to the big finale, "Avengers: Endgame". We discuss our thoughts on the preivious films, spoiler free theories, and some insight on the box office goliath on this weeks Region Nerd Alert!