Neuschwanstein is indisputably gorgeous. The best views were at Queen Mary’s Bridge about fifteen minutes down the hill from the castle itself. But it’s a long walk up a steep hill for a 20-minute tour of the interior. I didn’t expect to fall in love with Bavaria, but now I find myself enrolled in German classes and hoping to go back and linger over spaetzle.
Dave read Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay and talks about the havoc created by humans rather than the supernatural.
Dave wraps up this season of Game of Thrones and talks about some of the shows that are being bumped off of SyFy channel that he’s going to miss.
Finally, TJ talks about how a YA author gamed the NYT Bestseller List and how the sleuthing skills of YA twitter exposed the fraud.
Warp Drives #22: It’s always hot down there
We’ve watched all eight episodes of The Defenders and though there’s lots to love, we also had a few nitpicks about the series. For example, no one likes Iron Fist… so why is he the focal character of the story arc? It’s hard to be sympathetic for a character who whines so much.
We have lots to say about The Defenders. Check out the episode to find out which pivotal moment was darn-near impossible to see because it was filmed in the dark.
Warp Drives #21: Super Joan Jett
We took a field trip to Funko Headquarters and bought way more Pop figures than we needed. In this episode, we’re talking about Mary Robinette Kowal’s book, Ghost Talkers. And TJ has a short story coming out in Pseudopod this week!
Warp Drives #20: Boba Do Ova
This week, we talk about how to be a great convention panelist. We start with basics, like “know why you’re on the panel” and drill down to how to moderate in a pinch.
Then we touch on how to be an enthusiastic but respectful audience member. Here’s a hint: leave the dogs and kids at home.
Warp Drives #19: Turkeys are Bitches
In this episode of the Warp Drives Podcast, we talk about Worldcon 75 in Helsinki. The logistics of the convention were challenging and made for a frustrating convention. It was a great trip, but we have some suggestions for future generations of nerds.
Warp Drives #18: Royal Chute of Dropping
We come to you from Kiel, Germany this week where we’ve just disembarked from the Writing Excuses Retreat 2017. It was an incredible experience and during this episode we share our favorite parts of the workshops, ports, and activities. The cruise was full of incredible people and we love Tallinn!
Also this week, we both read HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, a slow building creepy horror story about being trapped in a small town in America. That’s frightening enough on its own, (believe us, we’ve lived in small towns), but add a silent witch to the mix and we get to see just how low people will go. *shiver* Both of us wish we could read HEX in the original Dutch to see a different take on the same situation.
Next week, we’ll be at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland. Come say hello if you’re a listener and you see us!
Warp Drives #17: Pirate Cankles