Shauncastic 01: Geektopia!

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Hi! Welcome to Shauncastic! In this episode we discuss what it means to be a “geek”, “nerd”, “fans” and how that term has changed dramatically over the last 30 years. We also have some good suggestions for those of you who are new to the entire idea of fandom. Listen up and enjoy! Don’t forget to email us your thoughts, suggestions and questions at stuff@shauncastic.com! Enjoy!

5 comments

  1. HELLO I AM KYLE says:

    AHAHA. I SOUND LIKE A LOSER.

    TWENTY THUMBS UP

    October 10th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

  2. NDGO says:

    lol “slow old people” Laura you are awesome.
    Wow a cast with just one guy and a room full of girls. sounds like a plan.

    October 11th, 2010 at 7:31 am

  3. Xeqtor says:

    That did sound interesting. Great podcast had a lot of fun listening to it.

    October 12th, 2010 at 3:29 am

  4. michaelman9 says:

    I enjoyed the podcast guys (well, mostly girls). This should end up being a fun idea.

    I got into most of this stuff because my grandpa bought me comics and toys when he came to visit. That got me into comics and toys, and I never felt the need to “grow out of it.”

    my 2 cents on the Twilight argument:

    Hardcore-Twilight fans annoy me when we talk about the subject. Most of these girls have picked on me or at least talked down about my “geeky” hobbies for years but are now suddenly all over Twilight as if it were the second coming of Jesus. I get the general argument that they can be introduced to other areas of pop culture, but I have generally found that 90% still look down on comics and the like.

    I don’t find anything wrong with reading the series. It is not for me, but I am not the target audience. The people who read it and enjoy it and move on make sense to me.

    I just still can’t get over the “cool” kids deciding that it’s “mature” to go crazy over Twilight but comics are just for kids.

    October 12th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

  5. Dastari says:

    Great fun, Shaun. I look forward to reading the rest.

    This stuff has been part of my life since I was a kid. I can’t remember how i first watched A New Hope but I’ve been watching it for as long as I can remember and I remember being super excited when i finally got a chance to rent Empire and Return around the age of 5 or so. Dad read the LotR series to us as bedtime stories and I used to watch original Trek on weekday afternoons in the days before Next Gen came out. Oh yeah I got into Doctor Who as well which I kind of just stumbled on at 5 years old because another kid that I knew watched it and then my dad said that it was something he wanted to watch more of as well…and now you know the rest of the story.

    November 23rd, 2010 at 11:59 pm

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