Days of Geek,  Podcast

DoG Ep 01: Wil Wheaton at Montreal Comic Con 2012

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Note that the contact info given in the episode itself is no longer any good. If you want to find me, try Facebook, @writingdad on Twitter, or email:

00:00 Episode ID

Days of Geek, Episode 1: Intro to the Main Geek, Fan Expo Recovery, and Wil Wheaton speaks.


00:06 Music – “Split In Synapse”, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at


00:24 Intro

In which I offer up contact info before quoting Simon Pegg on being a geek.

“Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.”

Then I admit to being a huge geek myself and that I’m part of a geek family.


01:38 Main

In which I very briefly introduce the main segment of this episode, Will Wheaton speaking and taking questions at Montreal Comic Con 2012.


02:23 The recorded Q&A starts.

He covers a lot of ground in that session, talking about:

54:41 Promo for Table Top

The original promo for the show, giving you a taste of Wil’s humour and what you might expect from the show, available on Geek and Sundry or direct from You Tube

55:52 News: Fan Expo recovery

I recorded the my parts of this episode the day after getting home from Fan Expo, the biggest convention in Canada and the third biggest in North America. We spent far too much money, got less than an optimum amount of sleep, got autographs from George Takei, James Hong, Carrie Fisher, half the cast of Sailor Moon, and several voice actors from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

59:00 Media Consumption

The part of the show where I very briefly talk about the geeky media I’ve consumed since the last episode. Books, movies, TV, maybe even other podcasts (although that would get pretty extensive pretty quick).

This episode, I’m just picking what I’ve read or watched in the past week. And it’s mostly read.

I finished Oh Myyy by George Takei, a mildly autobiographic book mainly talking about his to fame on the internet.

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Interesting but irritating. Too many sets of events going on at the same time, all at different points in the main protagonist’s life. He’s unstuck in time and can experience any part of his life as now. ( link)

And I started Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Hard not to compare it to Bladerunner. ( link)

Something I forgot to mention in the episode, but I went to a screening of the first episode of Star Trek Continues at Fan Expo. A fan produced series that picks up where the original Star Trek show left off. Fun, but it’s trying a little too hard to begin with. Worth checking out for fans of the show and I’m sure they’ll work the kinks out.

60:23 Star Trek is coming

And speaking of Star Trek, next week I’ll be starting a re-watch or the original Star Trek, going all the way back to the first pilot, “The Cage”. I’ll be watching the whole series in production run order and offering a few observations and a little score keeping for each one.

63:16 Outro

In which I again offer out of date contact info:

Closing music—George Street Shuffle, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at

Creative Commons licensing info (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Un-ported License).

64:42 Blooper

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