Episode 8 – Women in Gaming ~ Live from Balticon

June 30th, 2011

Christiana Ellis – Author of Nina Kimberly the Merciless and Space Casey.

MA in PA – One of my two Core Girls, gamer and voice actress. On Twitter ~ @mainpa.

Laura Burns - The Puppet Master behind the Parsec Podcast Awards. On Twitter ~ @MoonRangerLaura for tweets specifically about cool space stuff and @SciFiLaura for her personal account.

Jett Micheyl – Blogger, gamer, voice actress and more importantly, my other Core Girl. On Twitter ~ @MistressJett.

Special guest - J.R. Blackwell, creator of the Zombie vs. Humans game, Shelter in Place. On Twitter ~ @JRBlackwell.

Mentioned in the discussion:

Lord of the Rings Online, City of Heroes, Doom, Farmville, Pandemic, Zombie Dice, Carcasonne, Tsuro, Savage Mill Family Game Store, Eve Online, World of Warcraft, Shelter in Place.

Dave Slusher’s brilliant post that I reference during the podcast on “not harshing anyone elses mellow.”

As always, you can leave feedback here at this site, send an email to GirlsRulesPodcast@gmail.com, or leave a voicemail at (717) 347-8537 or 7173-GRULES.

Theme music is by Emma’s Mini, found on Magnatune.com.

As a reminder, the views you will hear are the views and opinions of the host and her guests. We do not claim to be professionals, and we do not speak for anyone other than ourselves.

Rawr.

Episode 7 – Romy Nelson Interview

May 4th, 2011

Romy Nelson is a nutritionist, media consultant and author, specializing in corporate consulting. She educates audiences on many health and wellness topics including nutrition, fitness, and the importance of balancing the body, mind and soul to achieve optimal health and wellness. Her book, Be Lean: How to Get the Body You Love and Love the Body You Have, was written to guide readers towards achieving peace with their bodies through positive affirmations, proper nutrition, and natural health.

A certified personal trainer, Romy performed in eight amateur fitness/bodybuilding competitions between 1996 and 2005. Before making a career change to take her message to adults, she served for almost a decade as a full-time health teacher and coach in the Phoenix-area. Romy realized to effectively impact the quality of children’s lives, it is essential to educate and motivate adults on how to implement healthy lifestyle choices.

Romy holds a Masters Degree in Education, as well as an AAS Degree in Dietetic Technology. She is a DTR (Dietetic Technician, Registered) and a member of the American and Arizona Dietetic Associations. Romy is the Arizona Dietetic Technician, Registered of the Year 2009, and adjunct nutrition faculty at two Arizona community colleges.

How to find Romy:

You can buy her book on Amazon ~ “Be Lean: How to Get the Body You Love and Love the Body You Have”

Romy has also generously provided me with the following links to help you detoxify yourself by learning more about the health and beauty products on the market.

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/fashion-beauty/toxic-cosmetics-ingredients.html
http://www.ewg.org/files/SafeCosmetics_FragranceRpt.pdf
http://www.preventcancer.com/publications/pdf/EWG%20report%20_Worldwire_070204.htm
http://www.naturalpedia.com/cosmetic_ingredients.html

The stevia product that Romy mentions can be found here:
http://www.iherb.com/KAL-Pure-Stevia-Extract-3-5-oz-100-g/18951?utm_source=gb&utm_medium=f2

and the chocolate protein powder can be found here:
http://www.iherb.com/MRM-Whey-Dutch-Chocolate-2-02-lbs-917-08-g/7025?at=0

The Zing bars Romy mentions can be found at the Zing website, and I’ve also found them at REI stores.

Special deal: Romy shared info about a way to get the bars at a discounted price during the interview, so I’ve copied the following details from her site:

Special Offer: David has a special offer for Romy’s listeners, a 25% discount on any Zing Bars order by using the special promo code MOREFIBER, and if you order 3 boxes or more, you will get free shipping! Promo Code good through May 8, 2011

Ep Six – Holiday Survival Tips

December 18th, 2010

Surviving the Holidays, a Stitch ‘n Bitch Discussion, recorded on Saturday after Thanksgiving 2010.

Guests:
Paulette Jaxton’s novel, The Empress Sword.
Andrea’s The New Vintage Wardrobe blog.
M.A. in PA’s The Modern Domestic Geek.

Mentioned:
J&D Bacon Salt

Do not play with children present, as we discuss the magic of Santa Claus and want no part of spoilers!

Join us in my living room as we have an unplanned discussion on how we manage to survive the overwhelming crush of the holidays with most of our sanity intact. We also discuss some of our favorite holiday traditions and trying to make the holidays special for ourselves and our families.
We cover old and new traditions including meals, desserts, shopping and decorating.
One thing of note, when Andrea asked how our pup reacted to the tree, I neglected to mention that we used a bitter orange spray on it. I don’t know how much that helped since we never left her unsupervised with the tree and were quick to correct her behavior. This combination made the tree off-limits to her. Since we’ve now put the tree up again, we’ve learned that the bitter orange remains on the tree and hope it will keep her away from it again.

Also, I don’t detail what we did with the reindeer food. As the last thing for the kids to do before bedtime, they would simply go outside and sprinkle it in the yard so that Santa would know where they were. This was especially useful when they were believers and might have worried if Santa would know which parent’s house they were at on Christmas Eve. Be warned, because if it rains it looks really nasty but is really just sparkly oatmeal. :-)

In chaotic Girls’ Rules fashion, my Golden Retriever pup Kaylee occasionally makes her presence known.

Episode 5 – Ann and Carrie’s 3-Day for the Cure

October 31st, 2010

I attended a Wine Social and Benefit Concert on October 17, 2010, hosted by the amazingly generous Jen and Phil Rossi. All proceeds raised were in support of Carrie Turnbull and Ann Hudnall in their 2011 fundraising goals for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in Philadelphia.

At the end of the evening I was able to steal them away for an interview, which I am happy to share with you in this episode. This will be their fourth 3-Day, and I hope their dedication and excitement will encourage you to make a donate in support of their team.

To Donate:
Team Titty Titty Bang Bang – Philadelphia in 2011

Ann Hudnall’s Donation Page

Carrie Turnbull’s Donation Page

Susan G. Komen site is laden with information, a great resource to learn about breast health, early detection, support if diagnosed and for donations and participation.

Photos from the Wine Social and Benefit Concert, via Viv’s flickr stream:

Additional music is from live performances by Phil Rossi and the Awakening. Many thanks to the band for allowing me to use these recordings for this episode and for just being so damned awesome as musicians and humans.

As always, you can leave feedback here at this site, send an email to GirlsRulesPodcast@gmail.com, or leave a voicemail at (717) 347-8537 or 7173-GRULES.

Theme music is by Emma’s Mini, found on Magnatune.com.

As a reminder, the views you will hear are the views and opinions of the host and her guests. We do not claim to be professionals, and we do not speak for anyone other than ourselves. Rawr.

Episode 4 – Convention Survival Guide

August 24th, 2010

Recorded on August 8, 2010 via Skype, this discussion tackles con attendance. We cover comfort, safety, budgeting, etiquette and costuming tips, among other things.

My guests include:

As always, you can leave feedback here at this site, send an email to GirlsRulesPodcast@gmail.com, or leave a voicemail at (717) 347-8537 or 7173-GRULES.

Theme music is by Emma’s Mini, found on Magnatune.com.

As a reminder, the views you will hear are the views and opinions of the panelists. We do not claim to be professionals, and we do not speak for anyone other than ourselves. Rawr.



Episode 3 – Live From Balticon!

June 19th, 2010

Recorded live on May 30, 2010 the panel included Mur Lafferty, Christiana Ellis, J.R. Blackwell and Philippa Ballantine. These are all highly creative and prolific female writers that have utilized new media in one way or another to share their works. We discuss a myriad of topics, and have great audience participation as well.

My apologies for the audio quality. The recording we received from the Balticon staff was only 2 minutes long, so this post is actually from our H4N. Yay for backup plans! My Boy Friday (Chooch) diligently worked his magic to improve the quality as much as possible, and he has my thanks for his efforts.

This episode is marked explicit due to infrequent profanity and brief discussion of erotica.

There is no promo, because the authors themselves reference countless tantalizing books and podcasts for your enjoyment.

As always, you can leave feedback here at this site, send an email to GirlsRulesPodcast@gmail.com, or leave a voicemail at(717) 347-8537 or 7173-GRULES.

Theme music is by Emma’s Mini, found on Magnatune.com.

As a reminder, the views you will hear are the views and opinions of the panelists. We do not claim to be professionals, and we do not speak for anyone other than ourselves. Rawr.

Episode 2 – Women of Podcasting (repost)

May 19th, 2010

Note: There was a problem with the original post that corrupted the iTunes feed. Apologies if you were not able to receive the initial episode, or if you received this post twice.

This episode I’m joined in the recording burrow by Jett Micheyl and M.A. in the Pa., and we have a few of the best female voices of podcasting join us via Skype to discuss various issues in the podcast world including voice acting, podcast production, and sexuality.

Martha Holloway of Dancing Cat Studios, The Balticon Podcast, and the now retired A.D.D. Cast. You can find her on twitter at @ljosalf. Along with her husband Paul Fischer, their Dancing Cat Studios has produced Ronnie Blackwell’s “Serve it Cold” available at Podiobooks.comLorne Epstein’s “You’re Hired”, available at Podiobooks.com, and assisted in production for Forever Fifteen by Kimberly Steel.  This female force of nature has also done voice work for various podcast novels, and can most recently be found in Voices of Babylon’s Three Edged Sword which is set in the Babylon 5 universe.

Paulette Jaxton and all of her writings and projects can be found at her main site. Her current podcast novel can be found at The Empress Sword site or at the Podiobooks.com site and Form Letter Rejection Theatre is where you can find a few of her short stories released with a full audio cast. You can find her on Twitter at @PauletteJaxton and in Facebook as PauletteJaxton. Paulette has also done voice work for various podcasts, and puts her exceptional audio production talents to good use by assisting in the production of Chris Lester’s Metamor City and P.G. Holyfield’s Murder at Avedon Hill.

Heather Welliver has the majority of her voice work listed at her main site. The podcast she hosts with her husband, Grailwolf’s Geek Life, is currently on hiatus. You can find her music with The Shillas at Amie Street. The sultry “Faithful” is my personal favorite.

M.A. in the Pa.‘s projects include The Modern Domestic Geek and the now retired Better Late Than Never and Fanboy Hell. She has also appeared on Otaku Generation and has done voice work for various podcast novels. M.A. can be found on Twitter at @MAinPA.

Jett Micheyl blogs for The Nerd Signal, has appeared on the Geek Radio Daily podcast and previously had her own podcast called the Jett Show. Her personal blog is The Opinionated Observer. Jett can be found on Twitter at @MistressJett.

The host, Vivid Muse. I co-host a blended family life podcast called Into the Blender with her husband Chooch. Our now-defunct podcast, The City of Heroes Podcast, was a finalist in 2008 and 2009 for the Parsec Award. My personal blog is Vivid Musings and I’ve also provided voice work for various podcast novels and projects.

Mentions:
Tee Morris
Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy
Nobilis Erotica Podcast (Adult Content)
Murder at Avedon Hill by P.G. Holyfield
Cybrosis by P.C. Haring
Divine Fire by Paulette Jaxton
Metamor City by Chris Lester
PseudoPod
EscapePod
Geek Radio Daily

Promo: The Empress Sword by Paulette Jaxton and the Balticon New Media Party.

You can leave feedback here at this site, send an email to GirlsRulesPodcast@gmail.com, or leave a voicemail at(717) 347-8537 or 7173-GRULES.

Theme music is by Emma’s Mini, found on Magnatune.com.

As a reminder, the views you will hear are the views and opinions of the panelists. We do not claim to be professionals, and we do not speak for anyone other than ourselves. Rawr.

Episode 1 – Introducing M.A. and Jett

April 18th, 2010

Get to know my Core Girls, Jett Micheyl and M.A. in PA. This is not a topic show, but rather a chance for us to record together before we add more voices on the next episode. We talk about shared interests, our other projects and we go on a bit long about MMO gaming since it’s something we all dearly love.

Also, I ask for input from any males that may be listening as well as anyone that played Star Trek Online during the Borg attack on the last day of beta testing.

Promo:  Merciless Storytellers

You can leave feedback here at this site, send an email to GirlsRulesPodcast@gmail.com, or leave a voicemail at(717) 347-8537 or 7173-GRULES.

Theme music is by Emma’s Mini, found on Magnatune.com.

Episode 0 – Introduction

March 31st, 2010

Welcome to Episode 0 of Girls’ Rules!

This is quick introduction, and the only episode planned with only my voice.

This is an exclusively female voiced show, where an ever-changing panel of women will discuss a variety of topics.

Episodes will be posted on a sporadic schedule, with a general goal of monthly releases.

You can leave feedback here at this site, send an email to GirlsRulesPodcast@gmail.com, or leave a voicemail at(717) 347-8537 or 7173-GRULES.

Theme music is by Emma’s Mini, found on Magnatune.com.