ANNOUNCEMENT: Tipsy Nerds Book Club podcast will release new episodes bi-weekly instead of every week, effective May 16, 2019 (plus occasional extras).
“Two Tipsy Nerds. One Great Story!”
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New Contest for June — See below!
Shaken or stirred, it matters not. Just pour yourself something tasty and join two tipsy nerds as they venture on an odyssey through the endlessly exciting world of Sci-fi and Fantasy stories! Whether you prefer aliens or dragons, spaceships or steeds, we’ve got you covered.
And the twist? Each week, we recreate a fictional drink (or two, or three!) from the story we feature and drink it while podcasting. For example, tune into Episode 3, “Don’t Panic! Tipsy Nerds Guide to the Universe”, as we try our best to recreate a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster with the ingredients we have on Earth. For each episode, we’ll post photos of our drinks as well as the recipes (and show notes).
We invite all nerds, geeks and members of fandoms to join the fun. Read, watch and imbibe along with us as we make our way through NPR’s “Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books” list (plus additions of new and notables, personal favorites, classic television Sci-Fi, and stories recommended by listeners).
We’re getting the party started on April 11, 2019 with Episode 1, Huzzah! Winter is Coming. In this episode, we feature cocktails and drinks in honor of A Game of Thrones (the final season of which begins on April 14 on HBO).
Recipes for all of the drinks can be found on our Cocktails page. Curious about what books will be featured? The complete schedule for Season 1 (runs through July 2019) is below. You can also listen to all episodes that have been released, plus view show notes and find transcripts on the Episodes page here.
JUNE CONTEST & VALUABLE GEEK LOOT
In June, we’re celebrating our first season with a nerdy contest that will run for the entire month.
What You Can Win
Here’s what we’re giving away:
A signed copy of international bestseller, Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss. This book will be featured in an upcoming episode of Season 1 of Tipsy Nerds Book Club.
A Tipsy Nerds hip flask so your favorite liquid fire can be with you always.
A surprise for Tipsy Nerds 21+ (perhaps something that will go in that new flask)
Additional Tipsy Nerds swag.
How to Play
Each week, we’ll post trivia questions on our social media sites (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram). Message us the answers to the questions and each right answer will get you one entry into the contest. (HINT: If you listen to the podcast, answering the questions will be pretty easy ;-)
Winner Will be Announced First Week of July
Be sure to check our social media the first week of July for the announcement of the winner. If you win, it will be your responsibility to message or email us your mailing address so we can get your prize to you. Any prizes not claimed by July 10, 2019 will be forfeit, and we’ll pick another winner.
SEASON ONE SCHEDULE
May 9 Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey (1968)
Date TBD The Princess Bride, by William Goldman (19**)
Date TBD 1984, by George Orwell (1949)
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SEASON ONE SCHEDULE
April 11 A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin (1996)
June 13 Neuromancer, by William Gibson (1984) *Special Guest Author CD Tavenor
July 11 The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss (2007)
April 25 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams (1979)
May 2 Wool, by Hugh Howey (2012) *Special Guest Hugh Howey!
April 18 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Philip K. Dick (1968) + Blade Runner (1982), and Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Date TBD Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis (1992)
SPONSORS OF TIPSY NERDS
Check out First of Their Kind, a new Sci-Fi book by C.D. Tavenor.
CD Tavenor is co-host of Episode 9, Neuromancer, out now! We had a great time with Tavenor, and look forward to reading his new Sci-Fi book, First of Their Kind. You can learn more about Tavenor and his books on his Amazon author page, his Twitter or his Instagram.
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May 30 Watchmen, by Alan Moore (1986-1987)
May 16 Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett (1992)
June 27 Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
July 4 Special Episode — Independence Day movie (released July 3, 1996)
Date TBD Dune, by Frank Herbert (1965)
Date TBD Black Leopard, Red Wolf, by Marlon James (2019)