Episode 47: The fabulous forty-seventh episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Tonight, we have a special guest, Junae Benne aka the Natural Hair Gamer! Before we chat with her, we chat a little news!
The Wolf Doctor attended Player 1/Player 2 at Laugh Boston last Tuesday! Friend of the Podcast the amazing Jonathan Holmes co-hosts the show. The next session is Tuesday October 11th. The episodes are streamed live on the OfficialAGE Twitch stream. Episode 1 featured Ichiro Lambe of Dejobaan Games!
This coming Thursday, October 6th, Chris Chung will be giving a talk to the Boston Unity Group hosted by Akamai in Cambridge, MA. Chris is the creator of Catlateral Damage and will be a guest on an upcoming episode, keep your (cat) ears open for that!
Some more news bits and bytes: May's Pokemon of the Month Darkrai is back for Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. October's Pokemon of the Month is Keldeo! There are new Pokemon 3DS home screen themes available for Team Rocket and Team Galactic! Other new 3DS homescreen themes are available now, including a free Sonic theme in honor of the 25th anniversary of Sonic. Also, Yo-Kai Watch 2 themes for 3DS featuring Komasan, Komajiro, and Robonyan in honor of the release of the game. This weekend (September 30 - October 2) is a Street Pass Weekend also in honor of the game! If you visit a Nintendo Zone you may get a code for a 5 star coin for the Crank-a-Kai!
This week's special guest is Junae Benne. She met Miz Sylver while they were both working at the Nintendo Play Summer tour! Junae is a game journalist for Girl Gamer Vogue, Game Skinny, and Black Girl Nerds. She runs Gaming Dojo, a gaming lounge event, and Game On Afterschool, which is a program to teach kids to code through games. Right now she is running a Patreon to help purchase new recording equipment, travel to conventions and tournaments as a journalist to cover the events and increase representation at events like this for women and gamers of color, to help launch her Curls + Controllers subscription box for women of color who are also nerds.
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