The Young Podawans Ep. 23 – Geek 101: Conventions!

We’re back with another Geek 101 episode and this time we’re talking about conventions! What kind of conventions are there? Which ones should you attend? What to do while you’re there? We answer ALL THE QUESTIONS. Plus Brian complains about Suicide Squad a bunch and Kristin has wine from the Seventh Circle of Hell!

Segment 1: What Are You Geeking Out About? (1:14)

Every week in the opening segment we discuss what we’re currently geeking out about! This week Kristin is geeking about Eon Altar (with bonus discussion about indie gaming and Scythe!), and Brian is de-geeking out about the Suicide Squad (with bonus… well more complaining really).

Segment 2: What Are We Drinking This Week? (18:39)

Another regular segment where we discuss – you guessed it – what we’re drinking. Kristin’s drinking Dante Alighieri Chianti and Brian’s drinking Argyle Brewing Altbier!

Segment 3: Conventions 101 Discussion (27:15)

  • Our experiences with conventions.
  • Kristin Talks GenCon.
  • Why go to a convention in the first place?
  • Conventioning for business or pleasure or both?
  • Doing the cost/benefit analysis on which Con to attend.
  • Networking, social anxiety, imposter syndrome, oh my!
  • The importance of strong harassment policies.
  • Inclusiveness: The Old Boys Club & the 2016 WFC programming

Segment 4: Outro, Contact Info & Outtakes! (75:51)

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