• Sci-Fi & Squeam

    Queer Geeks of Oz

    LIVE every Tuesday night from 10 to 11pm, Sci-fi and Squeam brings the Queer geek listener and friends all the things happening in the geeksverse, from topics in Horror and Sci-Fi, comics and video games and fan culture, to interviews and reviews, with regular segments including:

    Behind The Mask (comics), DylStick (video games), The A to Z of Horror (movies), The Couch (science fiction TV and film), Lady Killers on TV (Emma and Tina with Genre TV reviews and more), The Paper Trail (with Matt Emery on Kiwi and Oz comics) and The Reader (fantasy fiction).

    So for a heap of Queer geekiness tune in for your genre fix in Oz or abroad or ... intergalactic!

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Recent Posts

  • Blood is Thicker…Shining a Light on Horror, Aids and the 80′s

    Episode # 29  Blood and Infections, Aids and 1980′s Horror movies and Beyond.

    This week we chatted about how horror films in the 1980′s ( especially) used blood and infectious diseases as a metaphor for Aids and HIV.

    In the JOY 949 studios The Squeamer was joined by Tim Artos Grady to talk on these matters, and the portrayal of the Gay in iconic movies like Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, and Mark Patton’s ‘coming out’ as HIV positive, and the more recent TV vampire fodder: True Blood, and how that symbolises the virus and queer sexuality.

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    Also Bailey from the A to Z returned for something different a discussion about Guardians of the Galaxy comics and the soon to be released movie version! So what is this all about?  Listen to this podcast to find out!

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    We also have The Squeamer talking to actor Ray Chong Nee about his portrayal as Queer Sci-Fi writer Samuel R “Chip’ Delaney in a new Australian produced play The Motion of Light in Water now being performed in Melbourne until the 27th of July!

    SEE PLAY HERE !

    Below Ray Chong Nee gets all Science Fiction !

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    Guardians of the Galaxy trailer here:

     
  • EXPLOIT-A-THON is HERE at LAST!!

    WARNING ! !  Sci-Fi  And Squeam’s The Squeamer, AKA Sonja Hammer and Ad -Lib To Fade’s Greg H do Radiothon June 2014 for JOY 949…

    WELCOME to EXPLOIT-A-THON !!   DISCLAIMER.…Warning..WARNING!! This Content is sure to offend!

    ( Cult movies often do…)

    Almost 2 hours of Sleaze and Cruelty and Exploitation and Divine Madness with loads of Female Trouble from the Inside ..Behind The Bars where ANYTHING GOES!! From little Linda Blair to Pam Grier it doesn’t get any worse !!

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    About Ad Lib to Fade : NOW ON SUNDAY NIGHTS at MIDNIGHT!

    ‘Adlib to Fade is rainbow flooded collage of music, voices and sounds.

    Experimental at heart, each week Greg will aim to present 2 hours of unrelated but interesting elements as a non-stop flow of sound art focussing on the more colourful and less mainstream side of queer culture. Sometimes loud, sometimes discordant, sometimes challenging, sometimes bizarre but always ending off in a quiet fade.’
    Play List here :

    BED Melodious Mountain
    Movie Trailer – Barbed Wire Dolls (Jesus Franco) (1975)
    The Runaways – Little Lost Girls
    Movie excerpt – Barbed Wire Dolls (an ‘alliance’ is formed)
    Blue Phantom – Equilibrium

    BED Melodious Mountain – reflecting on Jesus Franco
    Movie Trailer – Chained Heat (1983)
    Gert Wilden – Follow Me

    BED Melodious Mountain – introducing Linda Blair bracket
    Movie excerpt: Born Innocent (Linda Blair is stripped searched and introduced into prison) (1974)
    The Mountaingoats – Linda Blair was born innocent
    Movie excerpt: Chained Heat (Sybil Danning forces a kiss on Linda Blair)
    Redd Kross – Linda Blair 1984

    BED Melodious Mountain – introducing the “got the guts” Prisoner (aka Prisoner: Cell Block H) bracket
    TV Series excerpt: Prisoner – Bea Smith vs The Freak
    The Celibate Rifles – Eddie
    TV Series excerpt: Prisoner – Bea Smith vs Chrissie Latham
    Divinyls – Human on the Inside

    BED Melodious Mountain – introducing Pam Grier bracket
    Movie Trailer – The Big Doll House (1971)
    Pam Grier – Long Time Woman (The Big Doll House theme song)
    Movie Trailer – Black Mama White Mama (1973)
    Roy Ayers – Brawling Broads (from Coffy soundtrack)
    Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – You Gonna Get it

    BED Melodious Mountain – introducing Reform School Girls
    Movie excerpt #1: Reform School Girls (1986)
    Sonic Youth – Little Trouble Girl
    Movie excerpt #2: Reform School Girls

    BED Melodious Mountain – introducing Women in Fury
    Movie Trailer – Women in Fury (1985)
    Loretta Lynn – Women’s Prison
    Movie Trailer – Caged Heat (1974)
    Divine – Female Trouble

    (….a men in prison reply)
    Giorgio Moroder – The Chase (from Midnight Express 1978 soundtrack)

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  • Queer Geeks of Oz at Oz Comic Con Melbourne 2014

    ‘Queer Geeks of Oz Comic-Con

    LGBTIQ community of Australia to host an exclusive panel

    at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2014.’

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    Left to Right : Sonja Hammer, a Storm Trooper Empire Employee , Dylan Adler, Kyle Evans, Raena Jackson-Armitage. ( Absent panelists not pictured: Dean Arcuri and Bailey O’Neill ).

    ‘Oz Comic-Con, Australia’s leading pop culture expo, and Queer Geeks of Oz are joining together to celebrate and explore LGBTIQ visibility and representation in pop culture. Launching at this year’s Oz Comic-Con Melbourne (July 5-6), and continuing through to subsequent Oz Comic-Con shows in Brisbane and Sydney this year, Queer Geeks of Oz will moderate a panel discussion focusing on fans from across the rainbow spectrum.

     

    Hosted by Australia’s very own, and only, LGBTIQ geek radio show, Sci-Fi and Squeam, which broadcasts on JOY 94.9 Melbourne (the only 24/7 LGBTIQ station in Australia), the panel discussion will feature guests with a passion for science-fiction, cult TV, movies, comics, video games, cosplay/crosplay and more.

     

    Sonja Hammer, organizer of the Queer Geeks panel and host of Sci-Fi and Squeam says, “This is a wonderful opportunity to come together and celebrate all things geek. The panel will focus on the characters, media, art, people and work that is loved across queer pop culture.”

     

    So…that was the Press Release…but what really happened? Well you have to listen to the podcast to find out !

    Why did we do this ? Well, we all know that NOT all Geeks are the SAME and NOT all QUEERS are the Same..!

     

    So check out and listen ..or WATCH…the panel in action on the day Sunday July 6 at 2pm 2014.

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    Panel included:

    Sonja Hammer, producer and presenter of Sci-Fi and Squeam on JOY 94.9; Gaymer and radio host of Sci-Fi and Squeam, Dylan Adler; Transgamer, horrorfile and broadcaster, Bailey O’Neill; Girl Gaymer, tech geek and radio host, Raena Jackson-Armitage; LGBTIQ personality, comic book fan, podcaster and broadcaster, Dean Arcuri; Sci-Fi geek, Queer Gamer and Tech nerd, Kyle Evans;

    Thanks also goes  to the QGOO team:

    Sebastian Mittelman

    Tim Artos Grady

    Tina Rodi

    Lisa Sinclair

    Ross Bryant

    Ollie Savage

    and to all the panelists, THANK YOU  !

    and special thanks to : Jess Meads/JM Cosplay , the staff and volunteers at Oz Comic Con Melbourne and to Blue PR and Sophie Blue and to JOY 949,  MCV,  Same Same,  Star Observer, GeeksOUT! Bent-Con, gaymerX2, Monster Pictures and Leslie Morris.

    Article posted on Geeks OUT! website with Jono Jarrett !

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    About Queer Geeks of Oz:

    Queer Geeks of Oz was formed in 2013 to be able to reach out to the geek community and in particular to the fans who identify as Queer and find it challenging to go to pop culture conventions, due to feelings of isolation. Fandom is for everyone and Queer Geeks of Oz aims to support and to reflect that for all within the LGBTIQ community and their allies. From a local Australian level to a global scale, this is about visibility for all fans of science fiction, comics, fantasy, horror, video games and cos/crossplay.

    LINKS:

    Queer Geeks of Oz website 

    Guy Fi Podcast

    Canned Geek

    Gotheek 

    Oz Comic Con website

    See you all in Brisbane and Sydney Oz Comic Con 2014 !

     
  • All Trails Lead to Comics !

    Episode # 28 : Comics takes a New Leaf and the Couch is the place to be for movie reviews, and Nicola Scott is a Power Woman in comics !

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    On this show we have a BRAND NEW comics segment called Paper Trail, and Lisa Sinclair brings in The  Couch again to tell us about Snowpiercer…the movie version…and The Squeamer gets all excited about MIFF and Night Shift !

    Plus Nicola Scott chatted to her and Tim Artos Grady was there for Oz Comic Con and what is all this talk about something called Stranger with My Face horror film festival ?

     

    Matt Emery is welcomed to the Sci-fi and Squeam fold with his new segment about NZ and Aussie comics and their creators and the history of comics Down Under … it’s called Paper Trail !

     

    LINKS of all the things Matt talked about :

    Matt Emery here

    Pikitia Press

    OTHERS Spoken about in podcast:

    MINI Comics

    Gaining Velocity

    Hicksville Comics

    Comicoz and Nat Karmichaels’ OI OI OIO !

    Dylan Horrocks

    Colourfantastica

    Nicky Minus 

    Auckland Zinefest NZ 

    Melbourne International Film Festival 2014 ( Night Shift !)

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    Snowpiercer Trailer:

    Stranger With My Face  ( Tasmanian Film Horror Festival with heaps of Women involved! )

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    Oz Comic Con 

    Nicola Scott HERE !

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    And thanks goes to Seb for editing this podcast, and to Ross Bryant for the NEW Sci-Fi & Squeam tag!( and the Queer Geeks of Oz ones too !)

     

     

     

     
  • Prequel to a Sequel : Queer Geeks of Oz 2014

    A Special Podcast with the Crew of Geek.

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    Left to Right: Sonja The Squeamer Hammer, Empire Employee, Dyl Adler AKA DylStick, Kyle Evans, Raena Jackson-Armitage   (absent geeks: Dean Arcuri and Bailey O’Neill ).

    Over a week or so in the JOY 949 studios the Queer Geeks of Oz crew visited many a show to go on the airwaves to talk about the panel to come, to be, chatting nerdy from Video Games to Queer gaming to LGBTIQ representation in them and in Comics !

    So here it is the Prequel to the Sequel ….starring panelists: Dean Arcuri, Sonja Hammer, Dylan Adler, Raena Jackson-Armitage, Kyle Evans and Bailey O’Neill, cheers to everyone at JOY949 who showed an interest in having us on their shows to spruick the event!

    So why is it important to be Visible as a Queer Geek ? Listen to this PODCAST and find OUT!

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    ABOVE : Dean the Comic Geek and Dyl the Gaymer Geek

    Below video is about “why queer geeks matter ?” ( from Geeking OUT vlog )

     

    NEXT WEEK: THE Podcast of the Panel at Oz Comic Con ! Stay Posted!

    Oz Comic Con site here

    WEBSITE here

     
  • Some Magic up Our Sleeves!

    Episode # 27  Tuesday the 8th of July 2014 at JOY 949.

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    In the studio we have some magic about to happen!  The Queer Geeks of Oz are back from Oz Comic Con, that was held on Sunday the 6th of July  ! it’s a bit of a debrief, but also it is the RETURN of Lady Killers on TV with Emma O’Connor and Tina Rodi…. the Ladies get their TV Geek On by chatting about The Vampire and it’s role in television, the history of fanger bangers..and the evolution of Blood Suckers on television shows!  mmmmmVampires…

    We also had a fly-in guest, the awesome Luke Mitchell from  Brekkie Bears and  The Woods announcing his new show the Gaymers show: Critical Hit soon to be on Joy 949 @3pm Saturdays!

    And Ray Truong brought it with a Sleight of Hand and some magic up his sleeves! Ray is performing at this years Melbourne Magic Festival his piece called A Long Wait !

    Check out the Melbourne Magic Festival here where Ray is performing this week!

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    And Rufio! Rufio!  The Squeamer spoke to Dante Basco AKA Rufio from Hook and Prince Zuko from The Last Airbender ( animation) appearing at this years Oz Comic Con in Melbourne Town! it was a revelation( FULL Interview will be podcasted soon ).

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  • The Journey to Oz

    Episode # 26 In the studio at JOY 949 Queer Geeks flock together to discuss geek topics and things!

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    Special guests in this episode are Matt James a ‘Writer lover blogger activist transman friend’ who talks about their passion for being a geek, what is important to them and a POEM is read, which you have to hear in this podcast!!

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    Also in the studio is Katelyn Gigante a games developer and Trans Woman Queer Gamer talking about the creation of a game, how they do it, and many other things including the game Art Exhibition in Melbourne and the upcoming  Global Game Jam   What is it?  LISTEN to this PODCAST to find out!

    The Couch is occupied by Lisa Sinclair again! what she on about? aaaah a movie review about Edge of Tomorrow the latest Tom Cruise Sci-Fi fare..but is it?

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    And a segment is played of our special 1st time ever interview with Carissa Avenhouse the creator of O Z Comic Con.. see you there earthlings at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton this Sunday at 2pm!

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    Oz Comic Con here !

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    LISTEN TO THIS QUEER GEEK PODCAST !

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    Life and Geekery is a Tapestry after all of the things we LOVE! enjoy

     

     
  • GeekGirlSpeak! Podcast #5 : Jessica Meads and Cosplay

    Yes it is # 5 Podcast special on the topic of being a girl, women, in POP Culture and geek media ! Ladies of the Nerd for 2014 in the studio at JOY 949.   This one is with JM Cosplay AKA Jess Meads!

    BELOW: Jess as Jon Snow from Game of Thrones!

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    Jess talks to The Squeamer in this special long podcast about the experiences she has had as a hard working and passionate Cosplayer and importantly as a Crossplayer…..gender swapping cosplaying…

    She talks of her love from Xena warrior Princess to Lara Croft to G.O.T’s Jon Snow, X-Men and more….so we ask what is “beard day” ?  does Cosplay have to be from Anime? What is Kaos Con? What of “Fake Geek Girls” ? Sexuality, Sexism, feminism and self-esteem….it’s all here in this ONE podcast!

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    ENJOY!

     

    Jessica’s FB Page for JM Cosplay HERE!

     

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  • Queer Geeks of Oz is coming….2014 !

    Episode # 25 Tuesday June the 24th 2014 : Queer Geeks of Oz Assemble! ( well a few of them !) in the JOY 949 Studios!

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    What is Queer Geeks of Oz?

    ‘It’s a panel to support and encourage diversity in Geek culture and to be a voice for LGBTIQ Geeks and Nerds in Australia!
    We promote diversity, inclusiveness, equality and Gay Zombie unicorns in Geek culture for all Aussies to enjoy!
    Sci-fi and Squeam (the presenters of the panel, and all volunteers ) is almost 5 years of age,( Dec 10 2014 ) but as Geeks we are proud and stand united and as LGBTIQ people we are just as proud of achievements that Queer Geeks have made in genre including science fiction and horror, video games and comics too !’

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    So who will be at the panel at Oz Comic Con…….DylStick, Dean Arcuri, Kyle Evans, Raena Armitage -Jackson, Bailey O’Neill and Sonja Hammer!

     

     MUSIC from Cult Trax !

    And thanks to Tim Artos Grady for coming on the show tonight!

    SO SEE YA ALL AT OZ COMIC CON AT THE ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING IN CARLTON, MELBOURNE IN THE LAND OF OZ ! 

    SUNDAY JULY THE 6TH AT 2PM 2014

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  • Queer Geeks of Oz : Bigger on the Inside !

    The Photo Shoot April 2014…..

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    At  ArtBoy Gallery  April 2014, the Queer Geeks of Oz photoshoot where STEVE TV and Kyle Evans record video and audio with some of the queer geeks who are promoting inclusivenesss, sci-fi and fantasy, comics, video games and some horror!

    Sooo who has the Dr Who AFFLICTION?

    QUEER GEEKS OF OZ ONLINE !

    PRIDE TV

    Thanks to Steve from STEVE TV, Linzi from Pride TV.Com and Kyle Evans from Canned Geek…Sam Trotter,and to all Sam Marasco, Sebastian Mittleman, Ollie Savage, the Geeks present on the day: Dylan, Dean, Patrick, Raena, Lisa, Jimmy and to Marc from ArtBoy Gallery for the venue!

    Music Featured: Cult Trax ! from Jake Innes ! Absent Queer Geeks: Jake and Bailey.

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    Below: Dean Arcuri and Dylan Adler

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