Allison Thresher: Talks “The ‘Other’ Us” (exclusive Interview)

Allison Thresher: Talks “The ‘Other’ Us” (exclusive interview)

A few weeks ago Matt and I made our way up to PAX:East. It was a great adventure to say the least, and while there we witnessed one of the best panels we’d ever seen, The “Other” Us. The panel focused on gender, community, and the world of gaming in general. “The ‘other’ us” inspired us to write some articles that hopefully you’ve had a chance to read (Ash and Matt) by now. The mastermind behind the panel was one Allison Thresher, former CM turned junior choreographer at Harmonix. I had the pleasure of talking with Allison about the panel, gender in gaming, PAX Pox, and other shenanigans. Enjoy!

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The Pact: An Interview With Nicholas McCarthy

The Pact: An Interview with Nicholas McCarthy

I love independent film. A long time ago, in the time of dragons, I used to want to make movies myself. So when I see something special, I feel like it’s my job as a film nerd to plug the hell out of it. I’m elated excited to bring you an interview with Mr. Nicholas McCarthy who just recently returned from Sundance 2011 in support of his moody thriller “The Pact”. Growing up on horror films it takes a lot to make the hair on my arms stand up and having recently watched The Pact, I can say with total sincerity that Mr. McCarthy has the directing chops to scare the crap out of you.

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Jewel Staite: The Nerd Appropriate Interview

Jewel Staite: The Nerd Appropriate Interview

For members of the sci-fi community the name Jewel Staite is instantly recognizable. From starship mechanics, to inter-dimensional doctors, Jewel brings a likability and quirky charm to whatever role she inhabits. I’ve been a fan of Jewel for a long time, but like most of you out there she first caught my eye as the unrefined starship mechanic Kaylee on Joss Whendon’s spectacular, yet short lived series Firefly. After Firefly’s tragic and unwarrented execution, Jewel went on to join the cast of Star-Gate: Atlantis, as Dr. Jennifer Keller.

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Brea Grant: The Nerd Appropriate Interview

Brea Grant: The Nerd Appropriate Interview

Brea Grant is a bit of an anomaly. Most folks recognize her has the ill fated speedster Daphne on NBC’s Heroes. Shortly after that Brea geared up to appear in Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2, one of horror’s most beloved franchises. Brea then went on to co-create the historical zombie gore-fest “We Will Bury You” for IDW publishing. Having met Brea on a handful of occasions I can tell you she’s as nice as she is talented. Enjoy this candid conversation about zombies, history, time travel, and talking dogs.

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