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The Geeks at the Gates on the Radio: Shownotes for 30th January 2020: Regie's Political Ramble

GATG isn't, on the face of it, a political show. However, regular listeners have probably picked up on some of the personal politics of the various geeks on the team. We don't agree on everything by any means, although I think it's safe to say that we're all to the left of current political thinking, and we're all more or less socially liberal - just so you know where we're coming from. Given that we don't have a group recording scheduled until next week Regie thought he'd "treat" you all to his thoughts on politics in geek culture. Don't worry, it's not a party political rant, but a reflection on the place of politics in fiction. The views expressed in this episode are Regie's and may not b

The Wednesday Waffle - Issue 45: Bubbling up!

It's coming baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The UK's best comic con returns to Harrogate in November. Here's why we're excited... If you attended the 2019 event you already know what an astonishingly positive weekend the con is. I have never once experienced a more joyful, creative, welcoming atmosphere than at Thought Bubble. The reason, I suppose, is simple. Everybody there, be they a vendor, and exhibitor, a guest or an attendee, is there pursuing something that they love. Everybody is in their happy place, and it shows. Besides, you're basically in a massive room with more than 10,000 other people who love comics, and for the most part, people who are into comics tend to

Geeks at the Gates on the Radio and on the Podcast - Shownotes for "Corrupting Alice: The Docto

Discussing the battle of Canary Wharf, Regie mentioned that the Doctor and Rose on opposite sides of the dimensional wall had been recreated in so many Apple stores. This is the sort of thing he meant: (According to the Pinterest page I stole this from, this was actually a library, not an Apple store, and we would like to encourage you to spend more time in libraries...) When we got on to discussing the Donna era we all agreed that the chemistry between Tennent and Tate was exceptional, and as an example Regie mentioned that David Tennent and Catherine Tate had appeared on the BBC comedy music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks. This is part of it, and it's glorious. Regie also mentioned their ap

The Wednesday Waffle: Issue 44 - Coming in March Part Two, BOOM!, Aftershock, Vault and DC #1s

Yes, it's still not Wednesday, but we've still got a lot of comics to tell you about, and they still won't all fit into one post! Click on the cover image to go to the purchase page for each issue, or just shoot us a message and tell us if you want us to save anything for you. COMING FROM BOOM! Wicked Things #1 The Eisner Award winning team of John Allison and Max Sarin return to the world of Giant Days for a new series about everyone's favourite child detective; Charlotte Grote. Nineteen year old Charlotte Grote has her whole life ahead of her; headed straight to Oxford and a future as a real detective-until she's framed for murder! Given the choice between going to jail basically forever o

The Wednesday Waffle issue 43: Picks of the Future - What's looking good in March 2020 Part One,

Yes, I know, it's only Monday, but I keep banging on about how helpful it is for people to order in advance, and I do a very poor job of telling you what's coming up in the future. Well. Time to fix that. Here are some of the highlights that will be occupying the rack in March - there're too many for one post, so we're just covering Image, Marvel, IDW and Dark Horse today, with other publishers to follow in later posts (which is why we're starting on Monday...) Click on an image to go the the purchase page for each issue, or just send us a message to ask us to save a copy for you! COMING FROM IMAGE Decorum #1 There are many assassins in the known universe. This is the story of the most well-

The Wednesday Waffle: Issue 42 - The Second annual Saucer Awards, part two

Welcome back to the Saucer Awards! We just have three more awards to hand out, so let's just get right on into it! BEST CHARACTER This was the tightest result in the whole awards. Last year's winner - Kate Kane, aka Batwoman wasn't even nominated for this year's awards - although she hasn't had her own solo book this year, which is probably why. Her cousin Bruce Wayne was in the mix though, as were Nadia "Unstoppable Wasp" Van Dyne, Katchoo from Strangers in Paradise XXV and Five Years, Murder Falcon and Adyss from Heathen. All would have been worthy winners but in the end there can be only one, and this year the 2020 Saucer Award for BEST CHARACTER goes to Murder Falcon - who for the record

The Wednesday Waffle: Issue 41 - The Second Annual Saucer Awards

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! Before we get started, we'd like to thank all of our customers for supporting Destination Venus through 2019, and all the comics creators, editors, printers and publishers who make comic stores possible. We know we wouldn't be here without you, and we're more grateful than we can ever possibly say. But let's get on with the awards - welcome everybody to the Second Annual Saucer Awards the awards for the comics, writers, artists, characters and publishers that YOU, the Destination Venus customers voted the best in 2019. We're going to stick our logo ihn here, just so that the cimage for this blog entry doesn't give any spoilers: And now, without further ado, let's g

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