Breast Cancer Post-Surgery Care Package Ideas

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so I wanted to post about it before the month is over. In a year that’s already so bad in so many ways, my mom’s recent diagnosis with breast cancer has given our family another hurdle to contend with. The age of COVID has really made a terrible situation […]

Episode 42: Star Trek: Lower Decks

We are ending our long stretch of radio silence with a look at the all new Star Trek cartoon Lower Decks! In addition to some personal thoughts, we scour the internet for some articles, Google reviews and tweets about this new show that’s boldly going where no show has gone before. Thanks for listening! Find […]

Toy Review: Star Wars Battle Bobblers

I have a habit of browsing the Star Wars toy aisle every time I go to Target. Usually it’s a fast trip due to the dwindling amount of already seen inventory. But last time I noticed something new. A super fun set of R2-D2 and Yoda toy clips. The Hasbro Battle Bobblers are bright, expressive, […]

Episode 40: Wild Wild West Con (Steampunk!)

Hello, and welcome to Nerd of Paradise. In episode 40 we visit Wild, Wild West Con (a Steampunk Convention) held at historic Old Tucson! In this episode: board game designers, an idiot telegraph boy, belly dancers, AND MORE! Please note: these interviews were recorded a few weeks ago before social distancing was recommended. Stay safe […]

Episode 39: Tucson Comic Con 2019

Hello, and welcome to Episode 39 of Nerd of Paradise! Kate recently traversed the landscape of Tucson Comic Con 2019 and talked to some very cool people. On this episode you’ll hear from: tucsonrollerderby.com https://bensbells.org https://alwaysbethor.com/ http://steamaz.com/ 1828boxerbots.org Thanks for listening! Find all of our episodes on nerdofparadise.net Follow us on Twitter @NofPPod Send us […]

D-O Roundup

Your guide to all the best merchandise featuring the newest droid on the Star Wars block! This past April at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, a new droid rolled on to the stage and into our hearts. He’s been described as everything from a desk lamp to a megaphone, but one thing’s for sure – HE […]

Episode 38: Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019

Hello and welcome to episode 38 of Nerd of Paradise! After months of radio silence and an extensive move Kate finally finds her Phoenix Fan Fusion footage and puts together an episode! We talk Legos, Pluto, dinosaurs and more! Visit these sites mentioned in the episode: http://darrenjgendron.com https://lowell.edu https://arizonamuseumofnaturalhistory.org Find all of our episodes on […]

Phoenix Fan Fusion Cosplay Gallery

Cosplay is invariably one of my favorite parts of going to a con and Phoenix Fan Fusion was no exception. I love how cosplayers get a chance to let their creativity shine and display their love for their fandom in such a tangible way. Check out this gallery for some of the cosplay highlights of […]

Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019 PREVIEW

In less than two weeks nerds will converge upon the greater Phoenix area for the premier fan event in the Southwest – Phoenix Fan Fusion (formerly known as Phoenix Comic Fest and Phoenix Comic Con)! This year, Phoenix Fan Fusion has an INCREDIBLE guest lineup including pop culture heavy hitters like: Jeff Goldblum, Elijah Wood, […]