Ep.44 – Animazement 2014: The Panel in Review


WARNING: This may be a compilation of the absolute worst audio you’ve ever heard on this show. Aside from the echo chamber that is the Animazement panel, my headset mic bumped my glasses for the ENTIRETY of the show, and all I can do is apologize and remind you that this is why podcasts are free 🙂 I promise to get new equipment soon.

We did it again! With the help of Sean Ryan and William Bloodworth, we rocked the stage late into the wee hours of Animazement 2014. There were questions, buttons, a mic-hijacking, and sandwiches mentioned during our hour-long Mating Habits of the Modern Otaku: 2nd Date fan panel.

As always, I forget that I’m technically the host and I leave Sean hanging and checking my phone (just to keep track of the time – swear!), William is dressed as Kiruto and gets engaged to a small plushie Bulbasaur, and a rave happens elsewhere in the convention center that is so thunderous, the stage shakes the whole time. Oh, and we answered questions about dating.

Also in this show, I come up with some half-baked schemes for making money (patent pending) and Sean suggests we free all the caged autistic children from their neighborhood internment camps, only to make them available for cock-fighting style Yugio Tournaments – what a jerk!

At time marker 1:47, we come back after the panel audio to have a serious discussion regarding the recent tragic shootings and deaths in California. The tables are less flipped, and more firmly pounded as I discuss why the hashtag #YesAllWomen is a great thing, if fully understood, and how misogyny is hurting everyone…most of all men who aren’t misogynists.

Why It’s So Hard for Men to See Misogyny
Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Ep.43 – Cosplay and Web Comics: Making Connections Through Geek Art

*Audio should be fixed. If you downloaded the episode to a device before 7:30 pm EST, you may have to download it again. Sorry for the inconvenience.*

Cover Model Cassandra Cosplaying as a Phoenix!

Cover Model Cassandra Cosplaying as a Phoenix!


Carbon Dating by @CarbonKyle

I survived the Warrior Dash in time to bring you Episode 43 – Cosplay and Web Comics: Making Connections Through Geek Art. In this *Mega-Packed Episode* William and Cassandra join me to discuss cosplay, cosplayers, and making connections through geeky artistic endeavors.

BONUS CONTENT: I interview Kyle Saunders, the webcomic artist/creator of Carbon Dating, A Comic About Science, Pseudoscience, & Geeky Relationships. If you’re not reading this comic, get into it!

Cassandra talks about being a D20 Magazine Covergirl, and what it’s like to be a single cosplayer in the convention world. William tells of the trials and tribulations of a new cosplayer; and I panic over not being ready for our Animazement panel (Mating Habits of the Modern Otaku: 2nd Date, Friday Night/Saturday Morning at MIDNIGHT!).

We flip tables over and why I’m getting all the wrong kind of attention lately, William spouts knowledge about book-to-movie gripes, and Cassandra continues the MHMG tradition of telling us all about her worst OKC dating experience.

NB – No one wants to see your magic tricks. Don’t be a dick, and don’t do magic.


Ep.42 – The Bro-isode: Chicks, Am I Right?

Hey dudes, quit storming the castle and come listen to this podcast.

Hey dudes, quit storming the castle and come listen to this podcast.

Welcome new co-host, Roger, to the MHMG Team where in this episode, I let the men run rampant with their thoughts and opinions (an answer to Ep.20 – Girls, Girls, Girls: The Geek Girl Experience). We tackle some of the more common problems that male geeks can face when interacting with people they’d like to give face kisses to.

We also waste a bunch of time discussing things like the future Justice League movie, Tokyo Jungle, and how wrong Roger is about Godzilla.

Individual table flips happen in five-minute bursts and an absent co-host will learn a valuable lesson about canceling on us and not showing up to the show 🙂

This is pretty much the uniform of anyone who co-hosts this show...I have requirements.

This is pretty much the uniform of anyone who co-hosts this show…I have requirements.

Ep.22 Animazement 2013: The Panel Review



Paris and William help me reminisce about our time at the Mating Habits of the Modern Otaku panel this past Animazement 2013. William helped Alpha Counter’s Sean Ryan and me host the panel, while Paris circulated among the crowd and took questions for the Q&A segment. Also, we’ve included the audio from the actual panel! Listen to all of the great questions we got from the audience, and check out the video at our new YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MatingHabitsVideo