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Episode 103: 25 June 2014

In which we talk harassment policies, upcoming publishing projects, Hugo reading and more! 

  News 
 Update on the Elise Matthesen harassment case from Wiscon 2013. 
 Anna Tambour collection - The Finest Ass in the Universe to be published by Twelfth Planet Press in July 2015 
 Kaleidoscope Table of Contents including Tansy's story Cookie Cutter Superhero 

What Culture Have we Consumed? 
  Alex: finished Fringe; Orphan Black season 2; Europa Report; Hugo reading: finished the novelettes, most of the novellas and shorts. Bikes in Space vol 2 

 Tansy: The Two-Hearted Numbat, Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina; Romanitas by Sophia McDougall, The Machine; The Musketeers; 

 Alisa: ON HOLIDAYS AND ONLY KNIT And Orphan Black, random PhD update of sorts. 
 Thanks to Patreon supporters so far - we’ve hit our first milestone! To keep us Going!!! Our next milestone: quarterly spoilerific book/media club episodes become a regular feature. 
 Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!
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Episode 102: 11 June 2014

terri-icon-cropIn which Alex and Tansy debrief Alisa on their ContinuumX hijinks, and a crowdfunding scheme unfolds... please admire our lovely new logo thanks to longtime listener Terri and her ninja cupcake skills 

  News

Ditmars, Norma, etc etc. Con report! Book launches, panels… 

Literary Guests of Honour: Ambelin Kwaymullina & Jim C Hines (speeches not available online yet, will link when we can) 
 Check out also the great Continuum X Twitter Storify

As mentioned by Ambelin in her GOH speech, the Australia Council guidelines on writing about Indigenous culture and people, which were formulated by Indigenous people. 

  What Culture Have we Consumed? 
  Alisa: The Gods of Wheat Street; Vaginal Fantasy (The Lions of Al-Rassan, Guy Gavriel Kay); 
  Alex: Kitty and Cadaver, Narrelle M Harris; Vanity and Valour, Mary Robinette Kowal; Vox Day and Ted Chiang; Edge of Tomorrow (and X Men: Days of Future Past) 
  Tansy: Lightspeed Magazine Women Destroy Science Fiction, Seanan Maguire "Each to Each." 
And our cake logo winners! It’s Terri! Because we never knew how much we needed to be a cupcake until we became one. We hope we were delicious. 
 New way to support Galactic Suburbia via our Patreon page - help us cover our running costs, & if we hit $50 per podcast we will commit to regular Spoilerific Club podcasts, plus other incentives. 
 You may also be interested in these other Patreon campaigns:

Tansy's Musketeer Space project. Terry Frost's Paleo-Cinema Podcast page, also inspired by the crowdfunding panel at ContinuumX! 

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!
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Episode 101: 29 May 2014

GoogleSquiggleIn which we emerge from our cake coma to discuss awards, speeches, hashtags and online activism. And, okay, more cake. 


News 
Norman Hetherington’s birthday celebrated by Google: Australians love Mr Squiggle
Nebula award winners announced
N K Jemisin’s GoH speech and Hiromi Goto's GoH speech at Wiscon 
Discussion of #yesallwomen and #notallmen

Charles Tan’s important essay on Bigotry, Cognotive Dissonance and Submission guidelines 


What Culture Have we Consumed? 
 Alisa: Total Devotion Machine, Rosaleen Love; Perfections, Kirstyn McDermott; The Lady Astronaut from Mars, Mary Robinette Kowal 
 Alex: A Pursuit of Miracles, George Turner; Black Ice, Lucy Sussex; Jane Bites Back, Michael Thomas Ford. Project Bond
Tansy: X-Men Days of Future Past, Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction, Robotech Rewatch
Galactic Suburbia Scrapbook - is still a preorder which means if you go ahead and preorder, we’ll send you a copy of the book when it drops, glitch with the Paypal means it charges you 1c on preorder but Alisa refunding those. And also, all sales for the Scrapbook will go towards running costs for GS.

PS we have a donation button on the Podbean site, which we thought we would mention because we got scolded by email... if you want to throw us a donation towards our hosting fees, we will be very grateful! 


Check out our Pinterest board for the entries in our cake logo contest! We haven't been able to choose, so we're asking for feedback from our listeners. Vote for your favourite by emailing us - and remember it's not about how much you like the look of the cake itself, but which picture you think makes the best logo to represent us for our next 100 episodes. 

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!
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