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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 222): Massive 2013 Gift Giving Guide

In episode 222 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester, Ria Bridges, Jeff Patterson, Django Wexler, and Fred Kiesche suggest the perfect gifts for the genre fan in your family.

The Panel:

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Featuring original music by John Anealio

The Links:




  • Subscription
  • Cool Art (DeviantArt)
  • Custom Minis (Painting on E-Bay)
  • Board Games (Sentinels of the Multiverse)
  • Villains by Necessity”
  • Star Destroyer Reference



  • (search for awesome handmade genre-related stuff, find way more that people could want than I can afford!)
  • An e-reader (because it’s like carrying a whole library in your pocket)
  • A shopping spree at a bookstore (or comic store, or game store, or any store that sells good geeky stuff, really)
  • Time, because people have too little of it and sometimes it’s nice to know that someone else is doing the laundry or making supper so you can read, or write, or play video games, or just relax
  • Bagels. Because bagels.
About Patrick Hester (527 Articles)
Patrick Hester is a writer, blogger, podcasting dude, Denver transplant and all around Functional Nerd. Don't hate him cuz he has a cool hat.

15 Comments on The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 222): Massive 2013 Gift Giving Guide

  1. If I was on this episode, I’d be worried about Storming Canadians 😉

  2. I also remember I once had a boss whose son was into D&D…and so she had, along with her knicknacks on her shelves, had some painted D&D miniatures.

  3. Jeff Patterson // December 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm //

    Realizing how much of what I am getting other people is listed here.

    Fortunately nobody listens to this show…

  4. I enjoyed the bagel banter at the end of this episode! Seattle does have bagels, as they appear in the break room every pay day Friday. However I do not know where they come from.

    Also that TARDIS infuser looks amazing.

    I don’t know if there are any Final Fantasy fans, but earlier this year Square Enix released three art books for the 25th anniversary, and they are absolutely amazing. They would make a great gift for anyone a fan of the series.

  5. “Bagels…why did it have to be bagels?” (Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in “Indiana Jones and the Pastries of Doom”, 2016, Disney Studios)

  6. Jeff Patterson // December 10, 2013 at 9:40 am //

    Took delivery on Klingon Khristmas yesterday. Very funny. A bit short. Paintings are gorgeous. Could easily support numerous sequels covering different traditions.

  7. Vandermeer’s Wonderbook kind of reminds me of Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit, only with less pictures.

  8. I have found another one for the list (I was aware of it, but hadn’t seen it, so couldn’t make an honest recommendation): Guillermo Del Toro’s “Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions”.

    To be honest, I don’t think I’ve seen a single one of his movies (You all know my mantra about books, right? Movies and TV, about the same.), but I’ve been aware of his art and this is a beautiful collection of sketches, pages from notebooks, his house (his house!!!!) and more. Maybe some day some studio will come to it’s collective sense and allow him to make “At the Mountains of Madness” (but please, without Mr. Wooden Face).

    Lots of good stuff here.

    Another (more general) gift suggestion: Magazine subscriptions. There are print/eBook magazines, eBook only publications, etc. Take a look at the fine folks at Weightless Books, the only magazines that I don’t get from them (and it is only because they don’t have them–yet!) are Asimov’s and Analog.

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