Saturday, July 28, 2012

Episode 23: Pollyanna

In this week's episode, the girls wrap up the Hugos, geek out about fashion, talk about the latest upcoming movies & t.v. shows, as well as catch up about their DIY projects.
Come join us in our geekfest!

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Lets Talk Geek!

Hugo Wrap-Up!

Voting for the Hugos ends July 31st, so get your votes in now! In the meantime, the girls wraps up the Hugos with their votes on the Hugos.


The girls are excited about some up-and-coming t.v. shows & movies, including:
  • Anime - Sandy
    • Utakoi 
    • Humanity is in Decline

  • Movies:
  • T.V. Shows
    • The Munsters 
    • Tron Uprising 

Geek Fashion

Here's a new segment for the show! The girls talk about geek fashion, ranging from geek t-shirts to jewelry. 
Shops & vendors that sell some nice geek items:

Crafting, Making, & DIY

Knitting & Crochet

Make It Sew!

Sandy has worked on Japanese Yukatas for her friends for the Japanese Obon festivals.

Other DIY Projects

EspaƱa works on some paper-mache for her artwork, while Jade makes herself a leather belt & belt hanger for Ren Faire.
Leather Belt Finished

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Episode 22: Extra Crafty

In this week's episode, the girls make up for the lack of crafting in the previous episode by being extra crafty.
We invite you to come give a listen!

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Friday-Sunday, August 3-6
Mythcon 43
Clark Kerr Conference Center
2601 Warring St, Berkeley
The annual conference of the Mythopoeic Society. GOH: Malinda Lo, G. Ronald

Saturday-Sunday, August 11-12
Kin-Yoobi Con
The Hilton Newark/Fremont Hotel
39900 Balentine Drive, Newark
Kin-Yoobi Con focuses on featuring a diverse array of events, from game shows to fashion shows, from scavenger hunts to fan dubbing, from karaoke contests to video game tournaments! We want not only to cater to the otaku and hardcore gamer but also the average anime fan and game player.| $30 (till July 20)

Labyrinth Masquerade June 29th - June 30th →
Anime Expo: LA Convention Center, June 29-July 2
SacAnime: Aug 31-Sept. 2


We're going to be putting together a pod-ZINE in conjuction with the podcast for the end-of-summer. We're looking to our listeners or other interested folks to submit articles that you think would fit with Geeks & Crafting...esp. anything we've podcasted about before! If you want to do a Hugo nomination review, we're open for that too!

Please send us your article at GGCPODCAST at GMAIL DOT COM by August 1st, 2012. We're looking for articles, fan-art, photographs, and whatever else catches our eye.

Making & Crafting

The Project Bin
The girls catch up on their projects since the last time they talked about making, which is a lot!
  • Jade's projects:
    • Finished a cardigan
    • Two pairs of socks
    • Two pairs of fingerless gloves
    • a hat
    • UFOs
    • Started a new sweater, and has swatched for it.
    • SPINNING: Finishing up the last 3 ounces of Gretta before it can be all plied for a sweater.
  • Sandy's projects
    • Ribby cardigan for a friend (on hold)
    • Noro cowl
    • Origami flowers
    • Afghans for Afghan's knitting
    • Japanese yukata (sewing)

Sandy's new collaboration with a friend:
Everyone's welcome to join!

Book Review:

In this episode, Sandy & Jade review the following book:
Knits for Nerds: 30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy by Joan of Dark aka Toni Carr
RETAIL: $16.99 US/ $19.99 CA

Summary: The girls liked it, but with some reservations. Listen to the show for details.