Entries in Geek & Sundry (1)
The internet has served to bring disparate groups of all different kinds together. All kinds of folks wearing tinfoil hats and agreeing with one another ... it's chaos. But it's delightful chaos. The more these groups gather together online the more we seem to benefit from their communal conversations. All kinds of things worth talking about these days.
The first of these online collectives that I'll bring your attention to though is Geek & Sundry!
A gathering of geek royalty of all kinds, Geek & Sundry is a Youtube collective working on making sure that we have plenty of video podcasts to entertain ourselves within our geekly lived.
Wil Wheaton's TableTop has become a phenomenon of it's own out of the available programming on G&S and has people of all sorts finding out about boardgames that they'd never heard of before. It's really quite thrilling. Watching internet stars and genre television celebs alike play Ticket to Ride and Small World is really fun. If you're only going to check out one of these shows it's the one I'd recommend most highly.
As a matter of fact I won't even make you go to the website to check it out, here is the most recent episode:
So there's that.
The other shows on G&S are also fantastic. If you're a sci-fi/fantasy fan then I would definitely recommend checking out Sword & Laser, it's a fantastic show. If you're looking for more of a DIY Life Diary then check out Felicia Day's Flog (Felicia Blog), it's often funny and usually informative. The other shows haven't caught me as much (though this is the new go-to place for The Guild, which I would always recommend) but that's not their fault ... even I only have some much time to consume media.
In the next few weeks I'll try to highlight some of the other nerd/geek/art collectives that I've come across on the net that I think are worth checking out.
But until then, check out Geek & Sundry. I think that there is something there for everyone.