Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Win a FREE Ticket To Kokomo-Con 2017!



Next month is the return of Kokomo-Con! This single-day event will be happening on October 14th from 10am-6pm at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center. While this is a small, one-day show, it's still full of many of the things you'd expect from a convention: a cosplay contest (which I, Rachel, was a judge for the adults last year), toy and comic vendors, food, and special guests! This year's Guest of Honor is comic writer John Ostrander (Suicide Squad, Aquaman, Deadpool, Star Wars, among others). There will also be a charity auction, which last year raised $1400 for the Kokomo Humane Society! This year's charity auction will raise money for the Kokomo Humane Society and the Excelsior Scholarship Program.

Unfortunately I won't be able to attend Kokomo-Con again this year, as it's the same weekend of Time Lord Expo. But, we wanted to offer YOU a chance to attend Kokomo-Con for FREE! We're giving away 1 pass (a $10 value) that will available for you at Will Call the day of the con.

-The contest will run through 12:00AM EST on October 1st.
-The winner will be notified in any/every way we can (Facebook messanger/email/Twitter). If we do not hear back from the winner within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
-The winner will receive 1 pass to Kokomo-Con 2017. If you can't attend, please do not enter so that those who can attend get a chance at winning.
-Winner's name will be provided to Kokomo-Con and the pass will be available at "Will Call" when you attend the con.

Have fun! Good luck! Share with your friends! And make sure to send us a picture or two from the con!

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Check out Rachel's recap of last year's Kokomo-Con here on episode #110.




Disclaimer: This is a contest, with a prize offered by Kokomo-Con, in order to help promote their upcoming show. The Five(ish) Fangirls have not been compensated in any way, and all opinions are our own.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #154: Fall/Winter Fandom Preview


There's still a few months left in 2017, so we take this week to do a bit of a "round table" discussion and talk about the shows/movies/events that we're looking forward to that take place between now and the year's end. We tangent (quite a bit!) and squee (of course!) and rant (soapboxes at the ready!). Plus news, some of which also leads into a few tangents and rants.



Convention announcements:
-Kansas City Comic Con: Karan Ashley, Walter E Jones (Power Rangers)


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Monday, August 28, 2017

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #153: Fire And Ice


*SPOILERS & SMALL EARS ALERT!*

The S7 finale of Game of Thrones has arrived. A meeting of major players occurs in King's Landing, but it doesn't go quite the way everyone expected. And in the north, another player's time in the game comes to a end, while the Night King and the army of the dead make a BIG move. Join us as we review the final two episodes of the season and also make some predictions for S8.

Plus news, including a big guest announcement for Time Lord Expo. Rachel gives her recap of this year's Indy Disney Meet and Indiana Toy & Comic Expo. And Chrissy returns with our newest little listener!


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Convention news:
-Kansas City Comic Con: A slew of “Super” guests Aaron Smolinski (Toddler Clark Kent), Jeff East (Young Clark Kent), Jack O’Halloran (Non), Sarah Douglas (Ursa), Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) 
-Time Lord Expo: Paul McGann has to cancel, but we’re getting Michelle Gomez in his place!


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #152: Controlled Chaos


Gen Con 50 is now in the books, and once again the "Greatest Four Days In Gaming" was packed full of fun things to do. Join us as Rachel gives her recap of this year's con, and give a listen to the interviews she conducted as well.

Interviews:
49:15 David Reid of MetaArcade
1:00:00 Liz Danforth: Artist and Designer
1:10:35 Rick Loomis of Flying Buffalo
1:34:43 Buy The Rights
2:11:36 Chris and Dan of Modiphius Entertainment





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Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Monday, August 14, 2017

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #151: Winter Is Here


*SPOILER AND SMALL EARS WARNING!*

The chess pieces are in full play in Westeros, with the Night King and the army of the dead approaching, the stakes have never been higher. The emotions have been high, so much that we couldn't wait to talk about season 7 after it was over. So join us as we discuss the season so far, well as best as we can between the tangents and squee.

Game of Thrones Jon Snow and Drogon

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Victor Pemberton, creator of the Sonic Screwdriver, has passed away
Convention announcements:
-Salt Lake Comic Con: Stephen Amell, Elijah Wood, Gates McFadden
-Fan Expo Canada: Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery), Tom Cavanagh (The Flash) 

Game of Thrones related YouTube channels/videos
-Costume Cinematografico

Friday, August 11, 2017

Gen Con 50 Preview: Demos, Demos, Demos

-By Rachel

I'll be the first to admit, I'm not a gamer. I play Farmville 2, Doctor Who Legacy and Frozen Freefall. I wouldn't know Settlers of Catan from D&D if my life depended upon it, so it might seem odd that I'd be attending Gen Con again this year. And while a majority of the Gen Con attendees spend all 4 days playing their game of choice, there's also the option to participate in demos of new games and maybe find a new favorite. Last year I discovered Happy Salmon and finally got to play the uber-popular Exploding Kittens. This year, I've got my eye on a few new games that I hope to try* during the "Greatest Four Days In Gaming":

-From Czech Games (Rooms 231 & 232): Codenames Duet and That's A Question! (if you want to get a jump on the crowds, both are available for pre-order and can be picked up at Gen Con)

Codenames Duet keeps the basic elements of Codenames — give one-word clues to try to get someone to identify your agents among those on the table — but now you're working together as a team to find all of your agents. (Why you don't already know who your agents are is a question that Congressional investigators will get on your back about later!)

The party game That's a Question!, takes the familiar format of challenging others with questions, then voting on what they'll say.

Czech Games Codenames DuetCzech Games That's A Question!
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-From Breaking Games LLC (Booth #2329): Sparkle*Kitty

A fast-paced, fun-filled, family card game where players are princesses matching cards to cast hilarious spells to escape from their towers. Up to 8 princesses can play, so it's great for families, parties, and even fancy balls.

Sparkle*Kitty

-From USAopoly (Booth #149): Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle with the Monster Box of Monsters expansion and CODENAMES: Disney Family Editon

Play as your favorite characters and defend the wizarding world from evil forces. Enhance your abilities as you build your deck with over 140 cards. Seven successive game adventures offer increasing difficulty  as you battle Villains and unlock new abilities, secrets and challenges.

Venture into the Forbidden Forest with The Monster Box of Monsters, the highly anticipated expansion to HARRY POTTER™: HOGWARTS™ BATTLE! Play as Harry, Hermione, Ron, Neville or Luna Lovegood™ as you face frightening creatures and challenging encounters. Beware of any wrongdoing that might earn you detention! Only working together to defeat the evil forces and protecting iconic locations will make the Wizarding World safe once and for all!

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Deck Building Game

The Disney Family Edition of Codenames combines the hit social word game with some of Disney’s most beloved properties from the past 90 years. Two Cluemasters give one-word clues to help their teammates identify the Disney characters, locations and items from a 25 card game grid.  Including both pictures and words, it’s family fun for Disney fans of all ages.

CODENAMES: Disney Family Edition

-From Big Potato Games (Booth #2115): The Chameleon

One secret word and 16 possible options. Everyone knows the secret word except for the Chameleon – but who is the Chameleon?
Your mission is simple. Using one word each, players must prove their innocence and catch out the imposter. But be careful: choose a word that’s too obvious and you might give away the secret word. Choose a word that’s too vague and people might start to think that you’re the guilty one.
Fresh from the mind of Rikki Tahta (Coup) and crafted by Big Potato, The Chameleon is a game of suspense, trickery and some serious mob mentality.

*Not every game that debuts at Gen Con is available for official demos in the companies' booth, sometimes you have to sign up like you would for other gaming. Always check the events catalog to see if signing up is necessary.