In the best-selling 251st episode of The Nerdstravaganza Podcast, the geeks talk about brick and mortar retail, and what hope they stand in a future of online ordering and ever faster shipping.

Buy my junk! Buy my junk!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Medieval Times
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Batman Arkham Knight
Final Fantasy XV

The NEWStravaganza –
Alison Haislip Becomes Iello Brand Ambassador
Armed Man at Phoenix Comicon

Show Notes –
Commissioned Positions Going Away?
Third-Party Amazon Sellers
GameStop to Stock Tabletop

In a closing chapter of an unintended trilogy about the fine art of film, the Ganzartistes turn what was supposed to be a straightforward episode about franchises they’d like to see continued into one about perpetual indentureship in service to shared entertainment.

The reel never ends.

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Disney World
Universal Studios Orlando
Ninja Lounge
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
Samsung SmartThings
Fitbit Zip
Batman: Arkham Knight
Final Fantasy XV

The NEWStravaganza –
James Webb Space Telescope
Ikea Smart Lights
Google to track consumer spending

Show Notes –
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales
Alien: Covenant
Star Wars
The Fast and the Furious

With Summer movies still on the mind, now is the perfect time to join a “rebooted” cast starring Tim, Ryan, and Chet as they weigh film franchise reboots against universe building and cite some examples to tilt the scales.

Haven't we seen this one before?

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Video Game Concert at Miami Dade College
Alien: Covenant
Hyperspace Mountain
Tom’s (Tim’s) deceased Roomba, Elmer, in happier times

The NEWStravaganza –
Tom Hardy Announced for Spiderman
Inflatable Moe’s Tavern
Kam (Chet) might be something about ethnic motoring

Show Notes –
Roseanne Reboot
Spider-Man Reboot
Spider-Man Reboot Reboot
Star Wars Prequels
Self-destructing Force sensitive droid
The Sun Crusher
The World isn’t ready for Wonder Woman…
…but we are!

Now that the 2017 summer movie season is here in full force, the nerds gather ’round the popcorn to discuss The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the blockbusters left to follow.

Aw, man! A hat? C'mon!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
PAX Tickets
Origins Game Fair
Free Comic Book Day

The NEWStravaganza –
$1.4M Darth Vader Head
Tender Wings of Desire
Tesla Solar Roof

Show Notes –
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Wonder Woman
Alien: Covenant
Transformers: The Last Knight
Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Big Sick
The Mummy
The Dark Tower

While not aptly described as a genre, videogame music is a category of music near and dear to many a nerd’s heart.  In this episode, Brian inspires a conversation about some memorable game music by singing the praises of a current favorite.

Pixelization makes it VGM!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
The Wheel of Time
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Tabletop Day at The Adventure Game Store
Free Comic Book Day
Worx Landroid Robo-mower
Philips Hue
Akira at Cinerama

The NEWStravaganza –
IBM’s free flash drives with baked-in malware
Burning HIV to a CRISPR
Fyre Festival (a flaming disaster)
PAX Unplugged, where Kam will be with Iello Games

Show Notes (Featured Soundtracks and Songs) –
Let it Die
Final Fantasy 6
Wild Arms
Super Mario Bros. Underground Theme
Dr. Wily’s Castle from Megaman II
Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest
Ernest Evans
Suikoden – Black Forest
Alan Wake

After the recent hubbub over online identities, the nerds ponder what famous personas they may have met in their years on the ‘net.

Do you know how hard it is to find a picture of an anonymous user without a Guy Fawkes mask on?

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
World of Warcraft
Mac & Chess
Philips Hue Smart LED Lights

The NEWStravaganza –
It’s Mario Time at Target!
Super Mario Happy Meals
Scientists Create Artificial Womb

Show Notes –
N.H. Lawmaker Identified as Internet Misogynist
R.A. Salvatore Talks About Playing EverQuest
Peter Mayhew on reddit
Game Designer Attempts Suicide After Angry Kickstarter Comments
No Man’s Sky Update Imminent

The special two part feature on The City Beautiful continues! Listen in as the Nerdstravaganza trio discuss some of their favorite things to see and do, as well as a few things they’d still like to experience, in O-Town, a tourism and entertainment destination any nerd is sure to love.

Orlando Flag

The NEWStravaganza –
New Star Wars Disney Resort
New Dr. Who Season
Apple to buy Disney?
Batman #21 (Read quickly!)
X-Men Gold #1 Controversy

Show Notes –
Walt Disney World
Universal Studios
Islands of Adventure (IoA)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Busch Gardens (Tampa)
Sea World
Cloak and Blaster
Player 1
Main Event V Play Virtual Reality
Gods and Monsters
Coliseum of Comics
West Orange Cinema Five
A walk through Merlinwood (Pre-Harry Potter IoA)
Dueling Dragons
Enchanted Oak Tavern
Rumored Disney Gondola System
New Nintendo Land at Universal Studios

The gang’s back in the saddle after a long absence that saw Tom off on an extended trip to Orlando, FL. Listen as the Ganza crew sing the city’s praises in this first of a two part special feature.

Seal of Orlando

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
House of Cards on Netflix
Crossroads of Twilight
Tabletop Day
Star Wars Rebels
Your Name
Let it Die
Wrestlemania 33
Disney’s Coronado Springs
Main Event V Play Virtual Reality
Orlando Eye
Star Wars Celebration

Show Notes –

Orlando: Boomtown
Orlando: Not just theme parks
Orando: College Town
International Drive
Orange County Convention Center
Maglev Train

So our Texas Rangers have gone from an Investigative mission, to Search and Rescue to now just Survival. How will our crew use their abandoned town to their advantage, Check it out in our fifth episode of our Cypher RPG series.


Online, debate is often confused with argument, which is itself often confused with something productive or worthwhile. In this episode the nerds struggle to see the point wars of words on the Internet.

Swimming in it!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
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Wheel of Time
Chronicles of the Invaders
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Batman: Arkham Knight
WIRED: Februrary 2016

The NEWStravaganza –
iDiotproofing for iPhone-strapped Drivers
Superbowl Skin LIthography
Vanilla on Vanilla Violence in WoW
Don’t mess with a Viper resting between sets!
Disney / Pixar Metaverse