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Gaming Geeks and the Sons of Liberty
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Ethan Gilsdorf joins us to talk about escapist fantasy and RPGs. Then, Alexander & Joseph Lagos join us to talk about their graphic novel series The Sons of Liberty, which combines history and fantasy.
Episode Segments:
Geek Speak Radio Show HR 1: Author Ethan Gilsdorf
Ethan Gilsdorf joins us to talk about escapist fantasy and RPGs, and his new book Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks. Ethan discusses his love of Lord of the Rings and why he feels RPG’s are a great social outlet for kids and adults.
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GSRS HR 2: Alexander & Joseph Lagos - The Sons of Liberty
Alexander & Joseph Lagos created an historical graphic novel that is being enjoyed by young and old readers alike called The Sons of Liberty. Find out how they developed this originally idea, and why teachers are embracing it. We’ll also find out about their influences, and what they geek out about.
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Links to Related Websites:
The Sons Of Liberty Official Website
Created and Written by the Lagos Brothers, Alexander and Joseph Art by Steve Walker and Colors by Oren Kramek

We are proud to present a graphic novel series that is the first of its kind, interweaving history with fantasy,and introducing us to Graham and Brody, two heroes like never seen before.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Ethan Gilsdorf
After playing Dungeons & Dragons religiously in the 1970s and 1980s, Ethan Gilsdorf went on to become a poet, teacher, and journalist. In the U.S. and in Paris, he's worked as a freelance correspondent, guidebook writer, and film and restaurant reviewer. Now based in Somerville, Massachusetts, he publishes travel, arts, and pop culture stories regularly in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Christian Science Monitor, and has been published in other magazines and newspapers including National Geographic Traveler, Psychology Today, and the Washington Post. Gilsdorf is the author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms. He has also been a guest on talk radio as a fantasy and escapism expert. He does not own elf ears, but he has kept all his old D&D gear, and has been known to host a Lord of the Rings party or two.

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