Well hey hey, it's May!
And with May comes the wondrous event known as Free comic book day!
Join us as we sit down with local comic book store owners Steve and Lee from Central City comics and we discuss what exactly a free comic book day entails, as well as the additional ties to the SPCA charity they have made to ensure that this year, not all heroes wear capes
Being a geek is about the passion you have for your chosen fandom, and being able to celebrate it with those who share that interest.
Release The Geek co-host Vittorio Leonardi recently travelled to the US to experience the ultimate in sports entertainment: Wrestlemania. A long time wrestling fan, Vic sat down with us to share how it felt to be a part of this massive extravaganza, and what it was like to chat to the heroes of his youth.
For more from Vittorio, you can find him on Twitter, or find him on Facebook!
Competitive eSports in South Africa has been around for a while. Only now is it starting to take off, with at least four separate tournaments offering prize money in the millions to best players around. But, as is often the case, the current generation are indebted to those who came before, and one of those names is Barry "Anthrax" Louzada. During his tenure as a competitive gamer, Anthrax held South African national colours multiple times and garnered a reputation as one of the country's best gamers, both locally and internationally.
His experience as a player at the highest levels has him in good standing for his next major challenge as part of the MettleState team, a multi-gaming and eSports organisation that is bringing state of the art production values to eSports tournaments in an effort to bring greater professionalism to every aspect of South African competitive gaming.
Morgane Leleux is a much-loved and respected South African cosplayer who started SA's first dedicated cosplay event, Kin Con. We spoke to Morgane live at the spiritual successor to Kin Con, CosXP, and found out about her path to geekdom, how she got into cosplay, and her advice for budding (and not so budding) cosplayers.
This month the Geek of All Trades crew find ourselves chatting to Ryan Young, a local gamer running one of the leagues for the zany sports based fantasy ballgame known as Blood Bowl!
If you've ever been interested in playing Blood Bowl, or just figuring out what it's all about, take a listen and have its secrets revealed to you through the dulcet tones of our interview.
If you have any questions about the game, or where to find the clubs we mentioned, drop us a mail at Info©Geekofalltrades.co.za and we will happily point you in the right direction!
This week we continue with YouTube as our topic focus, but we're going to look at it from a different angle. Carla Harris is the Social Bard - a consultant who focuses on helping businesses and creators grow their YouTube and online video audiences by helping direct more traffic and activity to their video content.
How effective is Carla? Well, since he started consulting with the 'How To Be A Great Game Master' channel on YouTube in March 2016, their subscriber numbers have risen 2083%, and they're currently sitting on over 11,000 subscribers.
You can find out more about The Social Bard on her website. You can also follow her on both Facebook and Twitter, but best of all you can find her on YouTube! And finally, if you'd like more information about the Palaeontological Scientific Trust that Carla spoke about during the podcast, you can find it at their website.
This episode, we step into the world of YouTube creators in South Africa. Chantelle Alexander (or Chani_ZA as she's better known) is not only a YouTube creator, but also one of the co-hosts for the NAG podcast. We sat down to chat to this console gamer girl about her path to geekdom and why she chose to jump into YouTube content creation.
Tayla Barter, otherwise known as Kinpatsu Cosplay, started cosplaying for the first time just over four years ago. Since then, the South African has gone on to amass over 100,000 followers on Instagram and Facebook alike, and is now looking to make cosplay her full time profession.
There's a lot going on at Release The Geek, and GeekXP in general - too much for an intro, but not enough for an hour's discussion. The answer? Our first Sub-Podcast!
The month of March is upon us and once again got our good friend Chris Dean in our third chair! Have you ever wanted to start a new hobby but don't know where to start? Perhaps you've heard of something peripherally and just haven't had the time to investigate?
Well, we here at Geek Of All Trades are big fans of new hobbies and trying something new, so we've selected two hobbies to give you the low down on and help you check out today!
With the advent of the new Horyzen processors, we would be remiss in not chatting about the hobby of PC modding and if that isn't your thing, we also cover the basic gist of the more physical outside adventures involved in Live Action Roleplaying (or LARPing)
Tune in to start a new hobby today!
Got any questions or Feedback? Or perhaps you just want to tell us about a cool hobby we should cover? Email us at Info-at-geekofalltrades.co.za or post a message on the Nexus forums!
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