Gweek is a weekly podcast where the editors and friends of Boing Boing talk about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff.
My co-hosts on episode 043 are Dean Putney, Boing Boing’s coding and development wizard, Michael Pusateri, a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney, and Veronica Belmont, the co-host of three great shows: Tekzilla, Sword and Laser, and Game On!
Below are the show notes for Episode 043.
Dean recommends so cool indie games he checked out at the Game Development Conference (Proteus, Uprok, Joust, and Chicken Bandit)
Veronica and her friends, Bonnie Burton, Felicia Day, and Kiala Kazebee, have a new monthly book club podcast about the latest in paranormal romance called Vaginal Fantasy Hangout
Veronica says her Kindle has been committing acts of violence lately
Veronica says that Mass Effect 3 is the first game to tear her away from Skyrim.
Mike's made his first batch of moonshine!
Mark shares Myshkin Ingawale's amazing TED Fellow presentation at TED2012.
Dean went to the Image Comics Expo in Oakland and said his two favorite discoveries were Reed Gunther and Street Comics.
Mike reports that the creators of the comic Atomic Robo (which was John Hodgman's pick when he was on Gweek a while ago) have a Kickstarter to produce a video short.
Mark's Audible pick this week is the literary thriller, The Book of Air and Shadows, by Michael Gruber.
Veronica recommends the dramatic science fiction story, Another Earth.
Mark and Veronica talk a bit about Reamde (Veronica liked it, Mark liked it except for the end) and 1Q84 (Veronica said she "slogged through it" and Mark is probably not going to read it now).
Mark enjoyed the science fiction movie Chronicle, about three teenagers who gain the power of telekineses. It's like a A Simple Plan for high schoolers.
Dean invites you to click on omfgdogs.com at your peril, but if you don't visit cashcats.biz, you will miss out on something amazing.
Mark shares one on his longtime favorite music sites, Bedazzled.
Veronica likes an iPhone apps called CatPaint, which lets you add all kinds of cats to your photos.
Mike shares a useful and free shopper's price comparison and unit conversion calculator called Apples2Oranges.
Dean says Superfeet insoles are his "secret weapon."
We have a discussion about the new iPad. Verdict: we all want one.
Mike likes the functional bike stem caps at Stem Captain. I'm disappointed they didn't call it Stem Cap'n, though.
Mark explains why the Clevercat Litter Box is a gopodsend.
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Our guest this week is Maggie Tokuda Hall. She writes books for children and stories for adults.
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