In case you haven’t been watching it, The Wil Wheaton Project is a treat. It’s essentially Talk Soup for geeks and it’s more funny than not.

For example, in this week’s episode, there was the following mash-up of Game of Thrones and The Brady Bunch

Spoilers ahead!
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Geek & Sundry, the YouTube video channel started by Felicia Day, has announced a new set of shows for the new season, which begins on April 1st.

Highlights of the press release follow:
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Watch Wil Wheaton and Neil Degrasse Tyson Talk “Star Trek”

We linked to an audio version of this a little while back, but here’s the video on an awesome discussion between Wil Wheaton and Neil Degrasse Tyson on the science of Star Trek. Other panelists include Eugene Mirman, Paul F. Tompkins and Kristen Schaal.

Great stuff.

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VIDEO: Wil Wheaton Tells Carl to Get Back in the House

Playing off the “Carl, get back in the &#*!@*” meme from The Walking Dead, Wil Wheaton and Chandler Riggs have created a video that transcends awesome.

[via The Mary Sue]

We are in a Golden Age of Geekery, my friends. I offer as evidence two recently-launched web-based video shows by some of the world’s most famous geeks. (Just the fact that geeks can be famous should be evidence enough, amiright?)

First, Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day have teamed up for Tabletop, a show about tabletop games on Felicia’s Geek and Sundry YouTube Channel. Here’s Episode 1, “Small World”, featuring Sean Plott (host of “Day9TV”, a Starcraft II dedicated webcast on how to be a better gamer), Grant Imahara (host of Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters”), and Jenna Busch (geek blogger, writer and host) play Small World!

This is a cool idea. As a casual gamer myself, this kind of thing serves as a significant taste of some of the games out there that I might not otherwise know about. Now, if we could just get Wil and Felicia to feature the Order of the Stick game, published by SF Signal pal Ape Games, we’d be cooking with butter….[looks at Wil and Felicia]

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Science fiction fans love new gadgets. The most recently hyped gadget is the Apple iPad. Sure, it’s sexy, but like any gadget, it has its pros and cons.

We asked this week’s panelists:

Q: Do you own an Apple iPad? If so, what are the things you like and dislike about it? If not, are you thinking of getting one? Why or why not?

Here’s what they said.

Marie Brennan
Marie Brennan is the author of the Onyx Court series of historical fantasy novels: Midnight Never Come, In Ashes Lie, and the upcoming A Star Shall Fall. She has also published nearly thirty short stories. More information at www.swantower.com.

Full disclosure: my brother works on the iPad. Which doesn’t give me any special insights or advantages — I spent a year and a half not knowing what his job was, just that he’d been moved to a new team at Apple, before they announced the thing publicly — but if you want to read bias into this, go ahead.

I don’t own an iPad, and am not likely to buy one any time soon, for a variety of reasons: cost paired with lack of immediate pressing need, caution regarding the first generation of *anything*, etc. Having said that, when I saw the specs of the iPad, I admit it looked attractive, for two reasons.

Weight/size and battery life…

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