No New WWaN Again?

Unfortunately this last week as been incredibly busy and as such I wasn’t able to record a new podcast! However I’ve got some great news I’m dying to unleash once the information becomes a bit more rock solid, but for now all I’ll say is that it involves #TableTopDay … more to come!

If you would like to see one of the reasons I’ve been so busy, then check out this link here!

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World’s Greatest Shave

Hey all,

There won’t be a new WWaN episode this week, unfortunately this last week was way too busy and I was unable to secure a guest and record in time. However I did actually do some good this last week in that I donated about 17″ of my hair to the Variety charity who make wigs for kids with cancer, and I’ve also decided to go the whole way and have put myself forward for the World’s Greatest Shave in March.

Please go and visit the link below and sponsor me, and I promise I’ll post a photo of me looking like a coconut when it’s done!

Donate here!

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The Word With a Nerd Podcast – Episode Ten – Cosplaying Tales

“An interesting conversation, about interesting topics, with interesting people.”

Greetings and Salutations,

This week we have our first international guest with my good friend and fellow cosplayer, Jon Dei Goon. Naturally most talk revolves around costuming and conventions, as well as sharing a few anecdotes from our experiences at both.

Warning: There may be some mild cursing, but nothing you wouldn’t expect from two grown adults.

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(Approx Run Time: 43 minutes 53 seconds)

SHOW NOTES

Redeiculous Cosplay
Outpost Productions
WA Ghostbusters

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Intro music – “The Game” by Chris Miller

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State of the WWaN Announcement

I made an announcement the other week on Facebook about the current status of the podcast, but foolishly forgot to make a post about it here. I apologize for that, I’m going to copypasta the announcement here and it’ll explain why there has been no update.

Important Announcement!

Sorry for the lack of updates this week, I unexpectedly started a new job this last week and haven’t had a moment to finish editing the second half of last week’s podcast. Between the new job and coordinating Perth’s Allied Costumers inclusion in this year’s Channel 7 Christmas Pageant on this Saturday, I’ve barely had time to sleep.

So with a heavy heart I’ve decided the podcast will have to go on a short hiatus until the new year, although I’ll endeavor to get the second part of the interview with Toby out before then.

Hope you have a fantastic Christmas and I’ll see you all next year! – Your Nerd Simon.

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The Word With a Nerd Podcast – Videsode One – Spider-Man Jigsaw

“An interesting conversation, about interesting topics, with interesting people.”

Greetings and Salutations,

This week I have a special edition in store. In last week’s episode I referred to a Spider-Man Jigsaw puzzle I had as a kid, and remarked that I still had and even knew where it was. So I dug it out, filmed it, sped it up and uploaded onto YouTube. I hope at some point to do more of these videos in the near future, so stay tuned and ‘like’ and leave comments on the video!

View on YouTube!
(Approx Run Time: 3 minutes 08 seconds)

Copyright Simon Haynes 2013
Intro music – “The Game” by Chris Miller

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The Word With a Nerd Podcast – Episode Seven – Board Games – Part Two

“An interesting conversation, about interesting topics, with interesting people.”

Greetings and Salutations,

This week’s episode we continue our discussion from the previous episodes, going back to the question of Board Game Snobbery, crowd sourcing issues, game prototyping, a potential Book Was Better spin-off, and player psychology.

Warning: There is some mild cursing, but nothing you wouldn’t expect from two grown adults.

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(Approx Run Time: 63 minutes 03 seconds)

SHOW NOTES:

Zero Punctuation
The Book Was Better Podcast
Christopher Titus’s Special Unit
Brenda Romero’s Train board game will make you ponder

Copyright Simon Haynes 2013
Intro music – “The Game” by Chris Miller

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The Word With a Nerd Podcast – Episode Six – Board Games – Part One

“An interesting conversation, about interesting topics, with interesting people.”

Greetings and Salutations,

This week’s episode we ponder the question “Are we Board Game snobs?”, Mass Market/Classic vs Independent Board Games, and why we stopped and restarted playing Board Games.

I tried to list as many games in the show notes, but I’d highly recommend all of the games talked about (well, the Independent ones at least… not Snakes and Ladders).

Warning: There is some mild cursing, but nothing you wouldn’t expect from two grown adults.

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(Approx Run Time: 50 minutes 08 seconds)

SHOW NOTES:

Galaxy Trucker
Don’t Wake The Dragon
Mornington Crescent
1000 Blank White Cards
Cards Against Humanity

Copyright Simon Haynes 2013
Intro music – “The Game” by Chris Miller

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The Word With a Nerd Podcast – Episode Five – The Fake Geek Girl Fallacy with Tammy Weselman – Part Two

“An interesting conversation, about interesting topics, with interesting people.”

Greetings and Salutations,

This week’s episode we continue the discussion with my friend Tammy Weselman and we’ll be continuing our discussions from last weeks episode on Fake Geek Girls and Nerd Culture, as well as other various topics including Peter Jackson movies, mockumentaries, and even gaming.

NOTE: I unintentially drop a couple of Ender’s Game spoilers from discussing the book; which normally wouldn’t be an issue as it is an old book however there is the new movie coming out, although their may be discrepancies between the two I still would recommend skipping at the 27 minute mark for about 5 minutes just to be on the safe side… better still just read the damn book (and ignore Orson Scott Card’s recent anti-homosexual rantings).

I apologise in advance for the audio quality of both the environment and my voice (and the occasional un-editable noises associated with a fresh dose of the flu), whilst I do endeavour to get decent sound quality for these recordings, the rest of the world sometimes conspires against me.

Warning: There is some mild cursing, but nothing you wouldn’t expect from two grown adults. If this language is bothersome then please do not download this podcast.

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(Approx Run Time: 50 minutes 08 seconds)

SHOW NOTES:

Forgotten Silver – YouTube

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Intro music – “The Game” by Chris Miller

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The Word With a Nerd Podcast – Episode Four – The Fake Geek Girl Fallacy with Tammy Weselman – Part One

“An interesting conversation, about interesting topics, with interesting people.”

Greetings and Salutations,

This week’s episode I talk to my friend Tammy Weselman and we’ll be talking about different issues, with a focus on the ‘Fake Geek Girl’ issue as well as sexism within fandom and problems with online culture.

I apologise in advance for the audio quality of both the environment and my voice (and the occasional un-editable noises associated with a fresh dose of the flu), whilst I do endeavour to get decent sound quality for these recordings, the rest of the world sometimes conspires against me.

STRONG LANGUAGE WARNING!
Some of the topics and language may offend some people and if you find issues like sexism and racism (and words typically associated with them), although these issues are not taken lightly within this discussion, does offend then please do not download this podcast.

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(Approx Run Time: 53 minutes 40 seconds)

SHOW NOTES:

Creepy Reporter Source.
Overweight Lara Croft Discussion
TARDIS Princess Facebook Page

Copyright Simon Haynes 2013
Intro music – “The Game” by Chris Miller

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The Word With a Nerd Podcast – Episode Three – Behind The Scenes

“An interesting conversation, about interesting topics, with interesting people.”

Greetings and Salutations,

This week’s episode I don’t have any guests, which will be explained within the episode itself. Consider this a behind the scenes episode as I address some of the ideas behind the show, how I want the show to progress, and thoughts about the future of the show.

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(Approx Run Time: 19 minutes 13 seconds)

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Intro music – “The Game” by Chris Miller

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