Posts tagged "interviews"

Rising Stars of Geek Rock: Knight of the Round

Greetings from Cleveland, Ohio!  I’m here celebrating the wedding of my friend Dave, who some of you might know from Time Crash.  My tummy is SO FULL.  Seeing as I can barely move, this is a great time to introduce Geek Girl Chicago readers to a new band: Knight of the Round. Knight of the... Read more »

Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Julie Hammerle, Hammervision

If you look around ChicagoNow today, you will see dozens of bloggers interviewing one another.  It’s a site-wide event.  I signed up for the project blind, but ended up THE LUCKIEST.  The person who interviewed me is the first blogger I met at CN- Nicole Knepper, super-famous lady-voice of Moms Who Drink and Swear.  Check out... Read more »

Rising Stars of Geek Rock: Geth Prime

It has literally been almost a year since my last Rising Stars of Geek Rock post.  Since then, a lot has developed for Chicago’s geek bands. Time Crash played in New York.  Emporium Arcade Bar hosted a show featuring several of my previous interviewees.  I take no credit for these milestones, of course; I just think... Read more »
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Leela, Far From Primitive: An Interview with Louise Jameson

Christmas has been successfully navigated- nailed it!  Today, I’ve been on Facebook and Twitter talking to readers about the geekiest gifts we all got.  I received a TARDIS hat along with bantha and tauntaun plushies.  The most relevant gift to this blog, though, was a remote flash for my camera.  My cosplay photography is going to be... Read more »

The Fifth Doctor, Rebooted: An Interview with Peter Davison

I’m on-record as saying this, but I’ll say it again: I loved The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot FAR more than the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special.  This short film, featuring Doctors Five, Six, Seven, and Eight, is a love letter to the fans.  So many characters!  So many references!  So many things that deserved to be... Read more »

The Bitter and Sweet Sixth Doctor: An Interview with Colin Baker

At this year’s Chicago TARDIS, I had the pleasure of interviewing several Doctor Who stars from the Classic era.  The first was Mr. Colin Baker, better known as The Sixth Doctor.  Baker lead the show from 1984 through 1986. Colin Baker’s history with Doctor Who is turbulent, to say the least.  He was dismissed from Doctor... Read more »
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Games for Growth: An Interview with David Rheinstrom of LeftSide-RightSide

Growing up, I got some pretty mixed messages about educational gaming.  I remember loving computer titles like Word Munchers, Oregon Trail, and Gizmos and Gadgets.  I ALSO remember teachers telling me that video games would fry my brain.  Finally, I recall classmates scoffing at anything outwardly educational; game creators had to “hide” the education like parents tried... Read more »

Evolution, Ethology, and Eminem: An Interview with Rapper Baba Brinkman

Working in mid-level management at a science museum has its perks.  Last October, I got to attend the ASTC (Association of Science Technology Centers) Conference.  There, I witnessed two performances by Baba Brinkman, a hip-hop artist who raps about science, literature, and other unconventionally intellectual topics.  I thought his act would be cheesy. I ended up... Read more »

Doctor Who, Daleks, and Big Finish: An Interview with Nicholas Briggs

What comes to mind when you hear the words “Doctor Who“?  For most, the iconic aliens top the list.   Daleks.  Cybermen.  Their threats of “EXTERMINATE,” “UPGRADE,” and “OBEY” have resonated with fans for decades. The talented Nicholas Briggs has voiced the Daleks and Cybermen since Doctor Who’s 2005 return.  Briggs is also the Executive Producer of... Read more »
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Rising Stars of Geek Rock IV: Time Crash

Doctor Who might be my top fandom of all time.  However, I have a BIG pet peeve:  The Eleventh Doctor’s Theme song, I am The Doctor.  This redundant tune has accompanied Matt Smith for three seasons- every action sequence, every revelation, every emotional moment.  I am tired of it. The soundtrack could be so much more!... Read more »