With special guests Sudden Death (also of Manic Mondays, one of my favorite podcasts) and Rob Balder from The FuMP and lots of live Twitter commentary. Matt Wallace reads more Silver Bullet facts.
Mur drinks water with olives.
Tee Morris is forcibly removed from the room (see pic) by Matt Wallace.
Thanks to everyone for the awesome participation, it was a lot of fun!
For the record there has been some scandal regarding a question I was asked about my favorite pie. In the past i’ve said strawberry rhubarb, and apparently I disappointed some people by saying key lime. I had just seen a key lime in the grocery store and it was on my mind…]]>
We missed you, Jason!]]>
This was not our best show.
#11 will go up later today.]]>
No. It is laughable.
Soon after this was recorded, I went to Buffalo for Xmas, got sick, and then the website went down. Pathetic, I know. But here is your Christmas Geek Fu!
Music: If You Didn’t Get Me Before, Why Did You Get Me Anything For Christmas? by SNMNMNM]]>
Music by permission of Jody Whitesides - go buy his awesome music!]]>
Jason and I do an ON THE ROAD cast and let you hear not one, but TWO awesome geeky songs. Jason also has awesome flickr pics of our new office. I talk about my new podiobook, but Jason has much more exciting news.
Music: Playing for Keeps by Beatnik Turtle and OK, Let’s Take This Outside by Oppenheimer]]>
Song: I Crush Everything by Jonathan Coulton]]>
This week: PNME.]]>
Jason has a cyst-hole! Hear graphic details about it at Random Signal. Jason’s Flickr pics.
Jason’s superhero DragonCon film. (And while we’re at it, the Throwing Toasters concert)
Jason and I will be at PNME - come ask us for Go Eagle Go! stickers.
Mur will be speaking at: PNME, the NC Writer’s Network Conference, and, probably a UU church in Boise.
Happy Podiversary to Sam Chupp of the Bear’s Grove podcast.
Jason and Mur get ideas from Twitter…
And one more song by Carla Ulbrich! Cause I love A Name Is A Name Is A Name so much… next week will have a new funny artist!]]>
Random Signal #51
German SF site, Podyssey
This Day in Alternate History
1) Will you stop doing Murcaching?
Nope. I stopped Geek Fu because I didn’t have the time or energy to put into it: Murcaching doesn’t take as much of either.
2) Why can’t I comment here?
Now that I honestly don’t know. Some were able to comment. Some weren’t. Sorry about that, I don’t know what’s going on.
Of course, when I planned on writing this, I had more stuff in mind to write, but now I am blank. Thanks again to everyone, and I’m doing OK, really.]]>
I Should Be Writing
Heaven Season Three: Earth
Knights of the Dinner Table
Have Games Will Travel
I will be at Origins in the first week of July. Columbus, here I come!
Mur’s Bitch shirt now available for purchase! Use coupon code “geekfu”.
Earth launches June 23! Yes. This Saturday. Eeek. It will be on Podiobooks.
Neil Gorman has a science blog called GrokBrain.
Parsec Awards are upon us again.
Adventures in SciFi Publishing promo
Guest essay: In Defense of a Chaotic Good Lifestyle by magpie killjoy from Steampunk Magazine
Wandering Geek podcast promo
Personal message to Paul McLean
Check out Lulu Radio if you like…
Go Eagle Go!]]>
But! 99! W00t!]]>
Planet Earth and GO EAGLE GO!
New Segment: Personal Message to One of You
Balticon is in 2 weeks!
Bumper: Tabitha Smith from Strangely Literal
Guest essay from James Parkinson: Awe vs Respect and Normalcy
Bumper: George Hrab’s music (and podcast)
Feedback and ComicSpace
Guest appearance by the kiddo!]]>
(New Geek Fu soon, as soon as I can get it edited)]]>
I have a Wonder Woman lunchbox I’m going to mail out. There are little goodies inside. When you get the box, take one out, and put something inside for me. Send me a picture with you with the lunchbox. When I get the pic, I send you an address and you send it to the next person. And so on.
Email me - include your address - at mightymur AT gmail DOT com if you’re interested. No one will see your address but me and the one person who sends the lunchbox to you.]]>
Bumper: Earl Newton, Stranger Things
It was Free Comic Book Day!
We have official Geek Fu, Heaven, Hell and Earth Geeklabel Shirts!
Murcaching is out of control! It’ll start soon!
I have a rant about MySpace.
There WILL be a Heaven part IV.
Bumper: Buffy Between The Lines
New voicemail line: 206 666 3045]]>
BUT, first, we must discuss:
I was on Writers Talking, checking out Talkshoe
The Mur’s Bitches Flickr Group
Get your free tshirt from Geeklabel
Participate in Murcaching!
Send Stranger Things $1
I miss Joe.
New essay, originally run in Knights of the Dinner Table #106
I was on The Myth Show and View From the Quad.]]>
I was on Writer’s Talking #1 - you can still download!
I have purple hair!
Tomorrow is International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day! UPDATE: My video is here!
I’m going to A-Kon.
Comment from AlanfromtheUK.
I was guest host of Random Signal.
I did a pirate story on the Escapist!
Promo from Crescent Station.
Fanfic by Tim Callender.
Promo from Scapecast.]]>
New Geek Fu this weekend!
Joe Murphy Memorial Fund
Interviews with Mur: Footnote, Tech Snark, Dragon Page Cover to Cover
I am on Twitter.
Promo and fanfic from Nobilis Erotica. - NSFW]]>
I was interviewed on TechSnark
I’m co-host of Lulu Radio
7th Son book 2 and The Failed Cities Monologues ended last week too!
Genre Traveler is having a photography contest
Promo from Pulp Gamer
Geek Fu - guest hosts Nick Popio and Jason Adams
Promo from UberCon
[EDIT - we have tshirts! I am Josh - I am not Josh]]]>
I was interviewed on the Sci Phi Show.
Paul S. Jenkins is writing for InterZone!
Geek Fu has forums, thanks to Farpoint Media!
Spoke with Dave and Rob to some teachers, not about the clit.
Send me fanfic! Art! Stuff!
I get to see Cory Doctorow this week!
Hell Pt. 9 - crossover with JC Hutchins’s 7th Son novels. John Michael Smith and clones are Copyright 2006 JC Hutchins.
Promo from Geek Label podcast - excellent clothing. Seriously.]]>
I [heart] the webcomic Sinfest. Except for the pigs and robots, this one comic is a fairly good representation of Heaven.
I need an updated picture over there <—
Promo: The Signal - Songs from the Black]]>
We’re raw this morning so I can get this to you.
Lucky you, I’m doing a crossover thingy with JC Hutchins in that the clones from his books, 7th Son, will guest star in Episode 9! And you should totally check out JC’s book either at his site or on podiobooks.com.
Get a “Mur’s Bitch” tshirt from the awesome guys at Geeklabel!
Computer King’s podcast
The Song of the Day from Beatnik Turtles!
Promo: Variant Frequencies: Failed Cities Monologues
Voicemail from Phazedout: his podcast: The Phazecast
I like cheese.]]>
I promise you - do whatever you like when it comes to art in the Heaven universe. I just want to see what you come up with!
Thanks to Amy Bowen for her email.
I am listening to Tracy Hickman’s The Immortals.
I got a job at Lulu!
There will be Heaven Season 3.]]>
So I did.
My novel is done! Now I begin my agent search.
2007’s early months will be dedicated to finishing Hell for Geek Fu.
Interviews with podiobook authors coming soon on ISBW.
Apologies for the infrequencies of podcasts…. and we’ve been sick.
I have a cult! www.mursbitches.com (thanks to JC Hutchins, Chris Miller and Tee Morris)
I was interviewed on Lipstick Aliens. I appear in Mister Adventure. And I sold Merry Christmas from the Heartbreakers to Escape Pod.
Christmas report: stories about the Wii are all true…
Hope everyone has a good 2007!
x-posted to I Should Be Writing]]>
Matt Wallace from Varient Frequencies got some awesome news this week, congrats, Matt!
Geo Hrab didn’t make the 10 Sexiest Geeks, dammit.
And if you have asked me to read ANYTHING for you, please remind me.
Lastly - The people behind Email Mystery (The Daughters of Freya) will have a new story in January.
Promos: Indiana Jim’s Things Are Looking Up, Billibub Baddings (Tee Morris’s Home Page)]]>
I tried to edit out all the sniffles.]]>
Promos: 7th Son, Scatterpod, Geek Wedding]]>
A couple of notes about this podcast: I recorded it last week, but had to delay posting and editing for a week, which is why the date tag at the beginning is a while ago. Sorry about that.
Links and stuff:
George Hrab (myspace)
Do I need to mention there’s adult language? And a bit of blasphemy?
That is all. It’s good to be back.
Stuff mentioned: We mention the Wingin It live show, Scott Sigler’s singing ability, the Parsec Awards, scars, naked George man, Marc Gunn, Rich Sigfrit, Ian’s drinking, spiders, zombies and city planning. Notes from Paul from Des Moines, Will from the Youngest of One blog, I talk about Geek Label, Christiana Ellis’s Hey, Wanna Watch A Movie?, and you can get Lancelot Biggs audio drama from the Balticon Podcast. Heaven is now complete on Podiobooks.com.]]>
* Try not to drink too much on the last night. You don’t want to be traveling with a hangover. Moreover, you don’t want to be driving with a hangover.
* Sex: a friend of mine says if you can’t get laid at DragonCon, you’re not really trying. However, keep in mind common sense: use protection, be courteous to your roommate, and if you’re in a relationship and your SO isn’t at the con, don’t be an idiot. Lastly, when I was in college at a safe sex seminar, I laughed at the advice, “Always know the last name of anyone you sleep with,” but then later realized that some people don’t even bother finding that part out. Think: if you a) get pregnant, b) get an STD, c) fall head over beer in love, you might want to get in touch with them again.
* Like the girl scouts say, make new friends but keep the old. You’ll want to go with friends, but don’t be afraid to branch out and have coffee, beer, dinner with someone new. Having con experiences with only your safe friends from home isn’t really a con experience. But Lordy, don’t invite yourself anywhere - invite others along with you, and if they say they’re doing something else, don’t tag along.
* Again with the common sense: Don’t be rude to people. If you’re rude to a stranger, they might be your favorite author, podcaster, or the sister of the person you slept with last night (didja get that last name like I recommended?) Even worse, they might be an up-and-coming assistant to an agent who has an elephant-like memory who will remember you when you query them in 5 years, completely ignorant of their animosity toward you. True story - in my last job, I turned down a salesman trying to get me to buy advertising on his website. He wrote back to his boss that I was just a young idiot - and accidentally copied me. Six or so years later, he’s still in my database as someone never to work with.
* More con advice from Making Light.
* Con advice for writers from Sherwood Smith. - And additions to that from Michelle Sagara.
* Really, focus on two things: common sense and fun. People are putting on this show as a labor of love; thank them for their work. The maids make crap wages in cleaning up after your ass; tip them. No one likes an asshole; don’t be one. You have spent hundreds of dollars for this trip; have fun!]]>
Thanks to everyone for all the support and feedback! I’m itching to get started on Season 2, so don’t worry, you won’t have to wait as long as, say BSG fans are waiting for Season 3!]]>
Someday I’ll learn how to do RSS by hand and bypass all this dependence on Wordpress, Feedburner, and the like.
Here’s the file]]>
And then I talk about podiobooks…
And then we have Heaven Pt. 8, read by Jim Van Verth of The Vintage Gamer.]]>
* Is Apple creating iPods with Chinese slave labor?
* Sandra Bullock tells Keanu not to do Constantine 2. Like she has a leg to stand on with Miss Congeniality 2…
* My reading list for 2006.
* Heaven Pt. 7]]>
Go see Serenity again in 2 weeks! It benefits Equality Now.
I was recently interviewed by Jack Mangan and Rob at Podcast 411.
Mike Czaplinski’s longish (but worth it) essay about Star Wars and what has meant to him.]]>
More blogs to read! The Feminist SF Blog! I’m excited about this one.
Scott McCloud is touring doing a Making Comics 50 States Tour! More info here.]]>
I went to Balticon, interviewed Neil Gaiman, and saw some awesome people. I’ll also be at ConCarolinas this weekend.
You get the halfway point of Season 1 of Heaven, partly narrated by Jim Van Verth of The Vintage Gamer podcast.
I review some comics sent to me by Geek 4×4, from Digital Webbing. I also mention Neil Gorman’s Comicology.
Adult language, but you’re probably expecting that by now.]]>
A lot of people.
In other news, preparation continues for Balticon. My buttons arrived (thanks Jared for the recommendation, they look great!), my books of essays arrived, and now I have my podcasting books to take. Throw in some underwear and a copy of Arkham Horror, and I’m set for the weekend.]]>
*Should I do a cult shirt? Send me designs if you think so!
*I get sweet nothings from TD0013
*Heaven Pt. 5]]>
[Edit- sorry about mistake, harping monkey’s site is down and the file went into the RSS, so no one was able to grab it. I apologize for the confusion.]]]>
I won the 2005 Grumble Magazine Reader’s Choice Award!
I recently appeared on the Leftwing Nutjob podcast.
Thanks for asking about the dog, she’s doing well. You can see pics at Flickr.
I now have a mailbox for the podcasts, so if you want to send me anything for review, mail to:
105 West Hwy 54 Ste. 265
Durham, NC 27713 USA
I review Nature of the Beast from Eye Level Entertainment. A better gameplay review is at Have Games Will Travel.
The RPG company Palladium is going through some problems. If you’re a gamer, you might think about helping them out.
Heaven, Pt. 3! Daniel and Kate’s first adventure!
Check Fantasy Flight for Arkham Horror house rules.]]>
No Heaven this week, but a guest essay about Firefly. I have made the move to Farpoint Media and therefore had to rename all the files and make sure all the ID3 tags were happy. This… took a long time. During this tedium, I discovered that three podcasts are outside the normal numbering mechanism. So in order to make the track numbers and episode numbers match up, I’ve leapt ahead in the numbering to cause this to be #67. You haven’t miss anything. Trust me.
My mom, Donna, joins me to discuss Passover, sci-fi, and she wants podcasting and sci-fi book recommendations.
Wendell sends us a Firefly essay!
More Heaven next week.]]>
I was recently interviewed on Unedited and Dragon Page Cover To Cover
Being sick means being able to catch up on Lost!
Gordon Lee comic book case: get details and donate to the CBLDF!
We’re taking a podcasting track to Dragon*Con this year! (we hope!) Michael R. Mennenga and I are also working on establishing the Parsec Awards, rewarding excellence in podcasted SF fiction.
I’ll be at Balticon over Memorial Day weekend.
The dog needs knee surgery. Again. The other knee, this time. Crap.
We are a member of TSFPN.com
Part 2 of Heaven - remember, the title is a work in progress, so let me know if you think of anything.
Paul Tevis from Have Games Will Travel owes me a drink.
Geek Fu Action Grip will be joining Far Point Media in the future, so there may be some small changes around here.]]>
New show tonight or tomorrow, as soon as I can edit it. Sorry about the lateness; I’ve been sick.]]>
Submission guidelines for essays
Lessons From a Geek Fu Master is available
I’m finally into Dr. Who!
I’m feeling burned out geek-wise
I missed the yearly sale at my comic book store. It makes me sad
My serialized fiction begins, with Heaven Pt. 1 (working title)]]>
We catch up. A guest reads an essay. I’ll probably have better show notes when I’m less tired. But regardless, Geek Fu is back.]]>
This podcast is not for kids. It’s also quite long.
Jason from Random Signal
Christiana, author of Nina Kimberly the Merciless
Tee from Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy
Davey from RotO
Diana from Spades (NOT spayed)
Nick from Lulu
I accept reponsiblity for none of it.]]>
[EDIT - *grumble* ID3 tags… dammit…]]]>
Report of the D&D Duke University demo
I announce Voices: New Media Fiction - a podiobook featuring Cory Doctorow, James Patrick Kelly, Patrick McLean, JR Blackwell, Jared Axlerod, Paul Jenkins, Tee Morris, Daniel Emery and Jason Erik Lundberg
I will be at StellarCon this year
We saw a fun musician last night - his podcast is The Night Sound Show
I discuss email
Essay of the week: Obi Wan, Can I Borrow the Keys to the Car?
Show notes n stuff:
I apologize for name idiocy - check the blog post below this one for more info. I’m not going to write “cheapass gamer” seventeen times again.
I make a deal with my listeners on politics.
My husband Jim has a podcast: The Vintage Gamer. Check it out.
And I did not get everyone sick!
I promise to work soon on my podcast CD.
I read some comics by listener Daniel Warner - check out Cocopiazo
My to-be-read list is large, but I’m starting to get through it with the help of Robin McKinley
This week’s essay discusses all the lessons we teach children and how they aren’t used as adults.
And I got the wrong Cheap Ass gamer. The cheapass gamer who mixes videogame music in a podcast and contributes to the Gaming Uncensored Podcast was kind enough to point out that it was the Cheap Ass Gamer, not he, who made the donations I mentioned in Podcast #52. CAG has a podcast, incidentally, if you’re a gamer who likes to save some cash.]]>
[EDIT - Good lord, I’m embarrassed. Mixed up my 3rd party presidential hopefuls. It wasn’t Ross Perot who messed up the narcoleptic meds, it was Ralph Nader. Apologies all around, and thanks to Wes for the correction.]]]>
Happy New Year.
And Podcastercon is only 8 days away! I should be well for that. Huzzah!]]>
Ah. There it is.
I bitch about politics. And crow about politics.
Evil Genius Chronicles
Win a cool toy from Thought Out by going here, getting a code, and emailing it to me with “Contest” in the subject
Jason’s Airwolf Gallery (as of 12/18 he hasn’t updated with the pics from Thursday)
Evo and I are part of A Broadcaster’s Christmas Carol
Childs Play Charity
Cheap Ass Gamer
I fear I’m competently incompetent
Visit the Frappr map! I was pleased with my numbers until I heard Mike and Evo’s numbers…
Last year, around this time, I had a couple of Christmas wishes. I wished for a plug from Dave Slusher, which I got in a bittersweet fashion that proved the adage of being careful what you wish for. This year I’d like more listeners, so tell a friend about Geek Fu. I’d like a book deal too, but to get that I have to get off my ass and finish editing the novel.]]>
(bad words in this one…)]]>
Happy Birthday to Geek Fu on December 9!
Is there a filk podcast out there?
Cafe Press Store is up!
Writers for Relief Anthology
Merry Christmas from the Heartbreakers, Pt. 2
And thanks for everyone who sent a note about my dog. She’s much better, thanks.
You have a chance to win swag from the Neil Gaiman/Dave McKean movie, Mirrormask! All you need to do to qualify for our random drawing is fill out this survey. Please note the “not a tool” policy - I don’t do anything with the personal info except contact the winner and then I throw the rest away!
Wow, check me out: lots of show notes!
Treo Cast (Rita Cast)
Duke Podcasting Symposium
Beyond the Storm
Chapel Hill Comics Zombie Reception
Geeks who run. Check out forums. And a questionable yet clever card game called Gloom.
Geek Fu Forums
Have Games, Will Travel
American Red Cross
There are also pics of the podcasting panel. Which I’m considering putting out on the net, since no one else has done so yet.]]>
…I’ll mention a web site I’m involved with that is helping people contact friends and family who are missing, http://www.familymessages.org or http://familymessages.yahoo.net. Anything you could do to help spread the word about the site would be great and help people find each other.
So spread the word.]]>
Congrats to the winners of the Split Reason sponsored random drawing contest!
Send healing thoughts to Derek of Skepticality
The RPG book to benefit the victims of hurricane Katrina: Beyond the Storm
This is my dragoncon podcast, where I intereviewed Dean Haglund because he asked me to.
Show notes. Are there any show notes? Oh, well, I should link to dean, I suspect.
Chill pak - his invention
Another geek fu will be forthcoming very shortly, back on our regular programming, and announcements of the winner of the t-shirt contest from our sponsor, Split Reason!]]>
Then today I got another email, “Oh, can you make it Thursday instead? If not, then first thing Friday is fine.” [emphasis mine]
See, maybe it’s the RPG writer in me, but I tend to believe that when the assignment is due on Friday, that means the end of the day on Friday, meaning I have Friday to work on it. Sigh.
Late nights. No game night (for me). Late podcats. Very very sad.]]>
Please give. Things are unbelievable down there.]]>
They did not tell me they required stereo files when I made the CD’s.
So whoever tried to order them - please email me privately and I’ll burn you the CD’s you want. They won’t have pretty artwork, but at least you’ll get them…
Hopes, thoughts, and prayers are with the people who are affected by Katrina.
Forgot to mention we have new forums at TSFPN.com!
If you’re international, email me and we can discuss shipping charges, then make your purchase through the donation button.
US Shipping - $3
Confusing enough? Well, if you have questions, feel free to email me.
You can also purchase my CD’s of earlier shows as well. CD 2 should be available today.
Geek Fu Swag]]>
Thanks again to Split Reason, our Sponsors to save the Phenomenauts:
I Should Be Writing | Show 1
Thanks again to our Sponsors to save the Phenomenauts:
Kinda disjointed this podcast. I break my promise about this being my last geek music podcast, but I make it up to you guys who don’t like the music by a) playing it at the end and b) not cheating you out of the essay, which is about Douglas Adams.
The deal with the music is that the Phenomenauts need money - they had their bus do very bad things in Nebraska, which Mike Mennenga tells me is a horror in itself. They are now suffering from several thousands of dollars in repair bills. They and the Epoxies cannot continue the second leg of their tour without these repairs. So, they need help. And I and my sponsor, Split Reason, are willing to reward you for your generosity.
For the next two weeks, the top 5 donators to the Phenomenauts will receive t-shirts from Split Reason, and the top contributor will get a Geek Fu Action Grip t-shirt. Be sure to mention in the paypal transaction that you’re coming from Geek Fu Action Grip, or you won’t be entered into the contest!
Thanks a lot to my sponsor, Split Reason, for helping me help the Phenomenauts.
Other stuff: partnership with Random Signal, geek shower gel, and the mourning of Douglas Adams.
(oh, and I’ll be getting Geek Fu tshirts in soon, so we’ll be able to start selling! Woot!)]]>
I do NOT have RSS-fu, and am unsure how to get the old file out of my feed. I’m hoping it will update on its own. I have noticed the RSS seems to lag behind if I ever edit it. Multiple apologies for all the confusion, especially if you download two copies of the podcast…]]>
I always forget to mention my forums…
Apologies for the previously unedited file. It’s fixed now.
This must stop.
So happy birthday, Wil, enjoy 33 and I’ll see you there next July 25.]]>
Thirty three. I mention birthday prep, congrats to the brobdingnagian bards, upcoming Dragon*Con panel, and an essay about books that I desperately tried to like, cause everyone else liked them.
If I’ve forgotten any, let me know. Some people make notes while editing that they need links, but not me! I live life on the EDGE! The edge of laziness and forgetfulness!]]>
*grumble grumble need that mac and garageband grumble grumble*]]>
I can’t believe I don’t have a copy…. sigh…
[EDIT] OK, my husband wins. He keeps better backups than I do. But he already has a shirt. So I will have to come up with some other giveaway…]]>
This podcast marks the return of the essay! And I review Alpha Shade, discuss my trip to the Mac store, and other sundries.
And happy birthday Jason! (on the 19th)
Geek Fu TSFPN Forums]]>