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Fandemic Houston Twitter Party

Join Us at Houston’s First Fandemic Tour!

Houston Fandemic Tour

Come out to Houston’s first Fandemic Tour and join Liz in all the fun! There is an awesome line up of celebrity guests, including stars from The Walking Dead, Smallville, and more! Oh, and did we mention that the man, the myth, the legend—Chuck Norris will also be making an appearance on Sunday??

Grab your tickets and VIP passes over at https://www.tixr.com/groups/fandemic/events/fandemic-tour-houston-2018-6428

Liz will be out at NRG September 14 – 16 passing out Nerdy Bitches buttons and hanging with Miss Jenny Kelly and the rest of the Geeks of the Galaxy (more info coming VERY soon!!). Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for all the latest news and where to find us!

Some of the awesome guest line up include:

  • Walking Dead – Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Pollyanna McIntosh, and more!
  • Smallville – Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, John Schneider
  • Dean Cain (Lois and Clark)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, and more
  • Jason David Frank (Power Rangers)
  • and so. many. more!!

For a full list of guests, click HERE

 

Traveling in for the show? Check out these hotels and grab a link to planning your trip HERE!

Fandemic Houston Twitter Party

Also join us on Twitter for the official Fandemic Houston Twitter Party on September 6th at 9 pm EST!! There will be lots of prizes and fun to be had!

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Nerdy Wishes,

Liz

Episode 104 – Sheroes

In this episode, Heather and Liz sit down to discuss Sheroes: the women who inspired us as we grew up and influenced how we saw life. This term is also used to describe women who fight for women’s equality and rights. The term can be a little controversial, since the term “hero” is supposed to be gender neutral, but usually is geared towards men.

Sheroes

Who inspired us growing up? We talk about our direct sheores when we were kids, and some of the lack of female representation in the world (and some that were always there, but have just recently came to know about). Family, athletes, historical, and fictional figures all make the list.

Promo: Happily Ever Aftermath

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who inspires us NOW? Who are the women today who inspire us to work on making the world a better place? Public figures, media gurus, fictional women, and the youth of America.

Who are our historical female heroes? We each highlight a women in history who shaped the way we see the world, whether we knew their names or not. Hint: Heather and Liz both chose women from NASA’s history. Click HERE for the photo Heather references in the episode.

Tiny Baby Liz with the Space Shuttle circa 1978ish

In Context Internet Quote

You’ve come a long way, baby! – Virginia Slims, 1968

Contact Us

Let us know who your sheroes are over on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

Want to talk with us and get behind-the-scenes info? Head on over to our Facebook Discussion Group! Just answer a few quick questions to pass the TROLL screaning exam, and start talking with us ASAP!

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Episode 103 – Mainstreaming Nerd Culture Across Generations

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss mainstreaming nerd culture across generations. Has nerdom become more acceptable in mainstream society? Are nerds the new hipsters or exclusive club? Will Liz and Heather ever choose to clean their respective homes if they can get away with it? Tune in to this week’s episode to find out!

Mainstreaming Nerd Culture Across Generations

Heather has returned from her adventures with several comic cons in California and has much to say about them, compared to our experiences with Comicpalooza. Both are looking forward to the upcoming Fandemic Tour in Houston, so hopefully Liz will be able to attend and report.

Liz and Heather debate whether or not NERD has actually gone mainstream, or if it is specific to certain fandoms/genres. They also discuss how this has changed over the generations and some of the potential jumping off points.

We also talk quite a lot about cleaning (or not), and other off-the-rails topics, as usual.

Out of context internet quote

God Damn Millennials… walking around like they rent the place!

Make sure you follow us on social media at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! You can directly support the show at www.patreon.com/nerdybitches

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100th Episode Live at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

VIDEO – 100th Episode LIVE at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

Did you listen to our 100th episode live at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity?? It was pretty awesome! We have loved being part of your earholes for over 3 1/2 years and are looking forward to the future! (LISTEN HERE)

Our amazing friend Seale was on hand during this celebratory event to video, and it is now available on the Nerdy Bitches YouTube channel! You can also watch the video below.

100th Episode LIVE at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

Feel free to subscribe to our page, and make sure you are subscribed on your favorite podcast catcher so you don’t miss the latest episodes!

100th Episode LIVE at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

If you would like to see more content like this, head on over to our Patreon page and support the show. You can get some awesome rewards for becoming a monthly subscriber! https://www.patreon.com/nerdybitches

Follow Us

Make sure you are following us on social media for all the scoop! You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!

For more secret club handshake information, request to join our closed Facebook Discussion Group! Just make sure you answer the questions so that we can keep the group a troll-free playspace! http://www.facebook.com/groups/nerdyb1tchespodcast

Thank YOU!

We want to send a heartfelt thank you out to all of the people who made this episode and video happen! First, thank you to Producer Craig for always making sure we sound good, and for helping to host the game and keep things moving along! Second, thank you to Paul (aka Operaman) for always being the show’s #1 fan and supporter, and also for taking Liz’s niece out of the room so she wouldn’t be scarred for life!

Next, we of course want to take the ever talented Seale Adams for volunteering his time and abilities to take amazing video, both of this show and our Women in Podcasting panel. You are completely awesome!!

To our Houston-area podcast friends at Cult 45, Dogfin Studios, and Carla Sue Houston for being there to support us, as always! You guys are the best!

Thanks also to the University of Houston – Clear Lake’s The Signal for coming out to cover the event! This is Liz’s alma mater, so finding that they took an interest in our little dog and pony show was a delight! You can read more about that here: https://uhclthesignal.com/wordpress/2018/06/18/a-houston-natives-first-time-at-comicpalooza/

And finally, thank you to ALL of the strangers who came out to play the game with us and for being awesome participants! We couldn’t have done it without you! We were in a tough timeslot, and up against the Star Trek Q&A, so having a packed room was amazing!

xo, Liz and Heather

Women in Podcasting panel at Comicpalooza 2018

VIDEO – Women in Podcasting Panel at Comicpalooza 2018

Hey there! We know that you heard us talk about the Women in Podcasting panel we hosted at Comicpalooza this year, but we didn’t use the audio for an actual podcast episode. That is because our amazing friend Seale Adams showed up to video the whole thing and put together a really slick piece of work! It is available on our Nerdy Bitches YouTube Page. We are also embedding the video here, but encourage you to go give it a thumbs up and subscribe to our page! We are looking to add even more content going forward!

You can find the other ladies on the panel at:

Enjoy the panel! If you have questions you would like for us to answer in future panels, please comment below.

Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap-Up

Episode 101 – Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap Up

In this episode, we briefly try to do our Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap Up, and fail miserably at the “brief” part! There was SO much going on, and we just couldn’t help ourselves!! So listen to us gush about the amazing time we had, all of our awesome panels, our friends, and did we mention the celebrities??

Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap-Up

Comicpalooza 2018 Wrap Up

We not-so-briefly go through each day of the convention and talk about the awesome panels we attended, the panels we hosted, and how much fun it was to finally see each other again since Heather moved away!

There are probably some really long tangents about Harry Potter meet-ups and other things, but the conversation was fun, so we left them in.

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  • Thursday – Badge pick up, reuniting with our friends, and grabbing lunch
  • Friday – Matinee Hereos panel, Peter Mayhew (moderated by Brandon from Cult 45), Liz gushing about TALKING to Peter Mayhew, and a lot on our trivia show down game show with Cult 45 podcast. The live stream for that show is available here.

After recording with Shasie, Heather made it to the Cult 45 Podcast live show. Liz was late and missed it since the room was PACKED! As a small consolation, she did get to say hello to (and get a wave and hello in return from) Tom Holland. After that, we had our LIVE show, which you can find here: http://www.nerdybitches.com/episode-100-live-from-comicpalooza-with-cards-against-humanity/http://www.nerdybitches.com/episode-100-live-from-comicpalooza-with-cards-against-humanity/

  • Sunday: We had our Women in Podcasting panel, which we hosted. The panel included Mandy from CasterQuest, Miss Jenny Kelley, and Thirsty from Raging Nerds. It was a great panel, and we are looking forward to seeing the video captured by Seale when it is available!

Women in Podcasting panel

Now, we are exhausted! Heather is going out on assignment for a few weeks to a couple of other conventions. In the meantime, Liz will be joined by guest host Mandy until Heather is back! Look for those episodes coming soon!

 

Thanks again to the team at Comicpalooza for our third time as part of their official podcasting program. We have a great time every year, and this is definitely our favorite convention! We are already looking forward to next year!

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100th Episode Live at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

Episode 100 – LIVE from Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

It’s finally here!! In this episode, we are celebrating our 100th episode LIVE from Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity!! We also had some very special guests and listeners leave some awesome messages, and you will hear those throughout the live game play. Heather and Liz were back in the same state again, so it only made sense to make this milestone episode something special!

Live at Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

Winner with runners-up

LIVE from Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity!

We may have stretched time a little to make this milestone happen when and how it did, but it was totally worth it! Our podcasting room was packed with people sitting along the walls just to watch. A big chunk of the audience played the game WITH us in a tournament-style show down to get to a single winner of our amazing Nerdy Bitches trophy (which is a female body building trophy, in actuality, but the caption on the trophy says it all!). And believe me, they WANTED this trophy. Our reigning champion from 2017 was there to defend his title, even though we told him we wouldn’t take away his trophy.

Who WOULDN’T want this little gem in their trophy case??

The game play was amazing, loud, and a great deal of fun, and we really hope you enjoy. Note: It has been edited to cut out the boring parts while we overexplain the modified rules, people are shuffling cards, and lining up. You are getting the solid action!

Shout Outs!

We put out an invitation via social media for anyone who wanted to send in a congratulations message, and we have included those soundbites and voicemail messages throughout the show. We love these folks and really appreciate them taking the time to send in a message! If they have a podcast, we are linking it below.

We want to extend a HUGE Thank You to everyone who has participated in making this 100th episode amazing!! Thank you to:

  • Producer Craig, for always making us sound like we know what we are doing!
  • OperaMan, for always being a supportive listener and one who provides us with great feedback.
  • Cult45 Podcast for being awesome brothers-in-arms to our show and to Brandon for acting as bouncer during the show when some idiots got a little rowdy!

And a GIGANTIC thank you to Seale Adams for coming all the way in just to film our little dog and pony show!! We cannot wait to share his videographic genius with all of you via our YouTube Channel when it is completed!

R to L: Heather, Seale, Liz  – Live from Comicpalooza with Cards Against Humanity

 

Thank you to all of our listeners for allowing us to hit this milestone in our podcasting careers. We are looking forward to many more and have some awesome things in the works, so stick around!!

Rate and Review

We are so grateful for anyone who leave a 5-star rating and review in Apple Podcasts. A word of warning – Apple does not allow “offensive language” in their reviews, so if you mention the name of the show, or bitches or whatever, it will eat the review and we will never know your lovely thoughts. I have found that just typing b*tches is more than sufficient to make it past the censors. We would love to hear from you!

xo,

Liz and Heather

 

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Episode 98: Classic Movie Review: Hook

In this episode, Heather and Liz dive into another Classic Movie Review: Hook (Listener’s Choice)! This selection came from the listeners in our most active Twitter poll to date! Our choices were Stand and Deliver, Hook, Spider-Man (2002), and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, based on guests coming to 2018’s Comicpalooza here in Houston! Hook took the victory in the last few minutes, so here we go!!

Support the Show

In order for us to keep this show growing, we need help from our awesome listeners! Head on over to our Patreon page to see our different donation levels and what awesome rewards await you when you sponsor the show! www.patreon.com/nerdybitches

2018 Comicpalooza

Reminder that we are only a WEEK away from Houston’s biggest fan convention of the year! Join us at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 25 – 27, 2018. We will be hosting/participating in three panels this year, so make sure you find us at the following times to say hello and win some prizes!

  • Friday, May 25: 5-6 p.m. (Room 352C): Nerd Podcast Trivia FACEOFF with Cult 45 Podcast
  • Saturday, May 25: 5-6 p.m. (Room 352C): Nerdy B*s LIVE 100th Episode with Cards Against Humanity
  • Sunday, May 27: 2-3 p.m. (Room 352C): Women in Podcasting

Get your passes today at www.comicpalooza.com!

Classic Movie Review: Hook

We chose Hook as one of the options for our poll based on our favorite character from the movie, Dante Basco, attending the convention this year! You may remember him better as, “RUFIO! RUFIO! ROOF-EEE-OOOOO!” This may come up again 😉

Listen in to our point-by-point review to see if this classic from our teenage years really holds up over time. Also, learn why Tink is clearly the REAL villian of Neverland, and why naming a kid Thud Butt could have life-long consequences and strategic advantages.

 

PROMO: CasterQuest

After you finish with our show, head on over to visit with Mandy and Xavier at CasterQuest! They cover The Kingkiller Chronicles, Game of Thrones, Erotic Fan Fiction, and if you take a trip in your time machine, you can see Liz guest host on a re-record of episode 11: Doogie Howser and the Rolling Meth Lab! You can find them on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, and wherever you find awesome podcasts! You can also catch them on Twitter @casterquest!

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Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Episode 97- Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Surprise! In this episode, we will be doing our Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact, in honor of guests Brent Spiner and Levar Burton.Every year, we choose a classic movie to review based on the guests for Comicpalooza. This year, we chose TWO movies to review! We left one selection up to the fans via Twitter poll, and we chose the other.

Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Classic Movie Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Liz and Heather talk through the movie, discussing what all is happening, along with their thoughts on those goings-on. WARNING: As this is a movie review, it does contain SPOILERS. If you have not see this movie from 1996 and are listening in, that’s on you.

We talk about some of the things we liked and also those sections that just don’t hold up over time. Some may even seem a bit like fan fiction! We give our final thoughts, and answer some Star Trek-related questions sent by our Castaway friends.

Liz also recently guested on both Everything I Learned From Movies with Steve and Izzy to discuss the 90s movie Zeus & Roxanne and all things THE GUTE. She also guest hosted this week on CasterQuest, filling in on a replacement episode (Ep. 11) in their Name of the Wind book club! So make sure to go check out those shows at the links below!

PROMO – Everything I Learned From Movies

 

Comicpalooza Updates

Our panels have been approved and we finally have the schedule! If you want to come support the show and meet us in person, you will find us at the following places/times. (*Check show schedule to confirm times and locations, as they could be subject to change.)

  • Friday, May 25 5:00 – 6:00: Nerd Podcast Trivia FACEOFF Game Show featuring Nerdy Bitches Podcast vs. Cult 45: The Movie Podcast
  • Saturday, May 26: 5:00 – 6:00: Nerdy B*s LIVE 100th episode podcast with Cards Against Humanity
  • Sunday, May 27 2:00 – 3:00: Women in Podcasting panel, Hosted by Nerdy Bitches Podcast, and featuring Mandy from CasterQuest, Jenny Kelly from I Love Flavor/Hello Woodlands, and Thirsty from Raging Nerds Podcast
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Hurricane Harvey Update

Episode 81½: Hurricane Harvey Update

In this brief episode, Liz and Heather check in to give our Hurricane Harvey Update for our listeners. We are both still alive, kicking; with power and Internet. Many in Houston and the surrounding areas cannot say the same.

Hurricane Harvey Update

Hurricane Harvey Update

So far, the storm has been hammering south east Texas after ripping through Rockport and its surrounding areas. We have had torrential rain, massive flooding, and people stranded. We wanted to keep our listeners up to date on what is happening around us and hope that people are understanding just how devastating this storm has been and will continue to be to this area and to the people who have lost everything, including their lives.

Please consider contributing to one of the trusted charities rounding up funds for the people here, as many will come back to what is left of their homes with absolutely nothing. Check out this awesome Instagram post from the cast of Supernatural. I think we just fell in love with them a little more!


If you are unable to see the original, go check it out on our Instagram account since Liz finally learned how to repost something! Or go check out the original content on Jensen Ackles’ account HERE. Bravo to the cast members for getting this going so quickly!

Be sure to check out all of our latest coverage on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages and to join our new Facebook discussion group for all the fun!

Big Shoutouts to the ‘Cast Away group on Twitter for keeping Liz company while going through all of this mess! You guys are the best! <3

 

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