With the dust finally settled from the latest season of Game of Thrones, Kam and Tom figured it’d be a good time to talk about the show’s direction and timeline relative to the those of the books on which the show is based.

...he gave his soul as well.

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Bunny Kingdom
Mountains of Madness
Grand Gamers Guild
Epcot
Recore
Gears of War 4
Roomba 690 (Elmer lives again!)
PAX West

The NEWStravaganza –
Hurricane Harvey Unleashes Floating Fireants!
Force Friday
Insane(ly cool) Millenium Falcon Lego Set
Jolt Cola is back!
Three-eyed Neural Net?

Show Notes –
GoT Season 8: 2019?
ASoIaF Book 6 – The Winds of Winter: 2099?
Wacky “Bran is the Night King” theory
Hope for poor Viserion

This week, Tom and Brian play dumb as Kam sells them on the tabletop hobby with fresh news from GenCon50.

The Best Fifty Years in Gaming!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Eclipse
No Man’s Sky Update
Mizucon
LAE Cosplay Photography
IELLO
Final Fantasy XV
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild

The NEWStravaganza –
Amazon Prime New Game Discounts Cancelled
Japanese Man Found Living in Arcades Arrested
The World’s Most Requested Celebrity Sex Doll

Show Notes –
GenCon 50
GenCon Sells Out
King of Tokyo
Mountains of Madness
Century Spice Road
Kingdom Death: Monster

This week, the geeks take time out from their busy begging schedule to discuss crowdfunding of a different kind, and some of the more… unusual… uses of that site.

The World's #1 Zany Fundraising Website

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
TRÅDFRI
The Family Hub
The Shining
The Dresden Files
Ozark
Ozark Shark
Shark Week
Postmodern Jukebox

The NEWStravaganza –
Jellyfish Chips
Is Outback Evil?
The Real Cost of a Telsa 3
Planetary Protection Officer

Show Notes –
GoFundMe
Worst Campaigns Ever
Henny?

Strap on your ears and give this episode a listen, for much is afoot in the Magic Kingdom and associated realms!

D23!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
SpielBar
Damage Unlimited
Pokémon GO Fest
Trouble in Bryant Park
Hackathon
Kitsap Fast Ferries
PAX West
PAX South
PAX Unplugged

The NEWStravaganza –
San Diego Comic Con
New G.I. Joe Figures
Ramen Flavored Pringles
Takoyaki Flavored Pringles
Foxconn Factory in Wisconsin

Show Notes –
D23 Breakdown from Chip and Company

Episode 258 is here, and with it, a new Doctor! Listen in as Kam and Brian discuss the first female Dr. Who and what that might mean for the series and its fans.

The Doctor is dead, long live the Doctor!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Gamiko
Solec 44
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Robert the Doll
Ghosts & Gravestones
Key West’s Strangest Love Story

The NEWStravaganza –
Learn High Valyrian on DuoLingo
SDCC
From Catfish to Mega Man

Show Notes –
Introducing The Thirteenth Doctor
#NurseWho Trends
Merriam-Webster Responds
Cast Support
BBC Politely Checks Critics

Modern China’s ascendancy means increased clout for a populous nation with a different set of standards when it comes to media. In this episode comrades Brian, Kam, and Tom wonder what impact heavy-handed censorship from China might have when producers target a global audience.

Have you no PRIDE?

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Dice Tower Con
Sagrada
Arena for the Gods
Spider-Man: Homecoming
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3890160/
Halt and Catch Fire
MacBook Pro
Automatic
Philips Hue Go
Lovecraft Brewing

The NEWStravaganza –
Stan Lee’s Wife Passes
Probiotic beer for a healthy beer gut?
Ramen Worth Waiting For!
Chicken Big Mac

Show Notes –
China Bans Online Gayness

Ever mindful of the future, The Nerdstravaganza Gang once again revisit the topics of dwindling retail, rising minimum wages, and what automation means for us all. Will a lucky few lead mankind into the future, as the rest of us relax with a beer and some porn?

Would you like to place an order?

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Origins Game Fair
ASTRA Toy Fair
Dice Tower Con
Heroes Landing
Jaws
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Rise of the Tomb Raider

The NEWStravaganza –
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Ramen Flavored Beer
Pompous Albert & Honda

Show Notes –
Seattle’s Minimum Wage Lesson
Retailers Closing Fast
The New Masters of the Universe

To commemorate America’s Independence Day, Brian and Tom contemplate the hard-won rights of consumers to vote with their dollars against the evils of artificial scarcity, scalping, and dubious value dished out piecemeal for a premium price.

I voted!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
47 Meters Down
Cool World
Pokémon Go
Samsung Smart Home
Samsung SmartThings
Amazon Alexa
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Show Notes –
PAX
Star Wars Celebration
Video Game Season Passes
Nintendo and Artificial Scarcity
The Disney Vault
Artificial Scarcity
SNES Classic Scalping (Already!)

As Uber’s bid for world domination suffers a serious setback and their CEO steps down, Tom and Brian are reminded of the many cartoon leaders who faced failure after failure in the cartoons of their youth.

Coooobra!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Free RPG Day
Darth Vader 2017
Mox Boarding House
Bärenpark

The NEWStravaganza –
Han Solo Film Loses Directors
Ron Howard to Direct Han Solo

Show Notes –
Uber CEO Resigns
Uber Sued After Driver Kills 6-Year Old
Employees or Contractor?
Skeletor
Megatron
Cobra Commander
Cold Slither
Mumm-Ra

E3 means games, games, and more games, and for Tom and Brian it means talk, talk, and more talk. Listen in as they discuss mid-lifecycle system revisions, confusing naming conventions, and, of course, some Switch.

E3!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Morikami Museum in Boca Raton, FL
Sushi & Stroll at the Morikami
Oshogatsu at the Morikami
Apple WWDC
AltConf
Android Statue Garden
Tom’s new MacBook Pro
Wonder Woman
Dragon Quest VII

Show Notes –
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Metroid Prime 4
PS4 Pro
Xbox One X
Wherefore 4K support?