Episode 10 – Maria Olsen

Happy Halloween! This week, our guest is horror movie producer, director, casting director, and actress, Maria Olsen. Ash and Michael spoke to Maria about acting, starting her own production company MOnsterworks66, and the horror genre of films, books, comics, and TV.

Links:
MOnsterworks66 on Facebook

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Episode 9 – Bonnie Gordon

This week, our guest is actress, singer, dancer, and all around super talent, Bonnie Gordon. Bonnie was recently a contestant on the fantasy immersive reality competition series, ABC’s The Quest. Ash and I sat down with Bonnie to talk about immersive reality competition TV, growing up different, her life-long career performing at: amusement parks, renaissance faires, Tony & Tina’s Wedding, The Star Trek Experience, The Second City Conservatory, The Magic Castle, Tales of the Extraordinary, Dungeon Master, Adventure!, and Batman: Deathwish, plus her childhood influences, and her upcoming project: The Library Bards.

Links:
Bonnie Gordon
Bonnie Gordon on Facebook
Tales of the Extraordinary and Adventure!
The Quest – Project Hero
The Library Bards

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Happy Ada Lovelace Day

It’s Ada the Countess of Lovelace Day, an annual commemoration in mid-October to raise the profile of women’s contributions to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Many don’t realize that we have women to thank for much of the technology we enjoy today:

  • Ada Lovelace – pioneering work on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, writer of the first algorithm
  • Grace Hopper – computer scientist, and inventor of the first computer program compiler
  • Emily Warren Roebling – Chief Engineer of building the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Helen Augusta Blanchard – aka “Lady Edison”, one of the greatest inventors of the Industrial era
  • Hedy Lamarr – Hollywood actress, co-inventor of an early technique for spread spectrum communications and  frequency hopping, which paved the way for today’s wireless communications

We would like to express our thanks to women everywhere for their contributions to STEM, and to help further the encouragement of young women to explore STEM career paths.

-MJS

Links:
White House Women in STEM page
Engineer Girl Website
For Girls In Science – Women in STEM page

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Episode 8 – Noah Korda

This week, our guest is graphics and multimedia artist, club promoter, DJ, and creator of Bats Day in the Fun Park, Noah Korda. We sat down to discuss growing up Goth, club personas, the origins of Bats Day in the Fun Park, LA goth clubs, art shows, Gallery 999, media mashups, The Evil Dead, Oculus, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Guardians of the Galaxy, Mickey’s Halloween Treat, and parenthood.

Links:
Bats Day in the Fun Park
Gallery 999

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Episode 7 – Andrew Holguin

This week, our guest is LA club and event promoter, DJ, KJ, MP3J, and creator of Ground Control Karaoke, Andrew Holguin. Andrew has been a fixture in LA underground, goth, and industrial club culture for more than 20 years. He offers Ash and I unique insights into gentrification, Los Angeles Latino culture, the history and promotion of LA counterculture clubs, systematic racism, Ground Control Karaoke, and fundraising.

Links:
Ground Control Karaoke
ComplexLA
ThreeClubs

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