Recently we’ve become aware of the fact that several folks in town do interesting podcasts. That’s delightful! Podcasts are after all the radio of the future. But have you considered the radio… of the past? Which is to say just plain broadcast radio? Your local low power FM station – 103.3FM WXOJ Valley Free Radio – has resources […]
Read More So You Would Like To Be Heard
The Valley Nerd Watch! So this past week we had a chance to check out The VVitch, and we recommend it to all of our readers who like tense drama about devoutly religious families set in the 1600’s and also those who’d like to hear a whole crowd of 16 year-old horror fans go “Wait… what? That wasn’t […]
Read More February 29th – March 6th
Local creator Chandra Hughes is a Hampshire student who co-founded a small game design studio that specializes in “Visual Novel” games, which are basically what they sound like? Choose-your-own-adventure stories with stats and pictures and also you tend to wind up involved in about a half-dozen simultaneous whirlwind romances and/or puzzle solving competitions. She and […]
Read More Speaking with Chandra Hughes of Chisa Studios
Dangit, forgot to check off this monthly event from our Happenings List yesterday. There’s a SciTech Cafe tonight! It’s about how the universe began, near as we can tell. Professor Gary Felder will talk about why the universe is how the universe is and how it all began. He’ll explain the Big Bang Theory, too! […]
Read More SciTech Cafe Tonight!
The Valley Nerd Watch! We beat XCOM! Look we know literally none of you care about this but this is immaterial, our braggadocio cannot be contained! It was neat! It was difficult and fun and we’re real excited to play it again with dozens of silly outfit modifications added. It’s going to be in a little […]
Read More February 22nd – February 28th
The Valley Nerd Watch! We have returned! No mere mortal malady may strike us down! These infernal migraines only increase our resolve to become stronger both mentally and physically! We have even delved into the dark arts, wresting from the universe what we will! And with these powers we will take our vengeance upon the hated […]
Read More February 14th – February 21st
Hello readers! It was not our intention to skip the Nerd Watch for this week, particularly as it’s the dang anniversary week. Unfortunately, we were laid out pretty hard with a migraine for the majority of the day, and obviously had little time to pre-write this weekend due to mom-birthday related shenanigans. In the interests […]
Read More Apologies/Migraine Day
Hello gentle readers, thanks for stopping by. My name is James Olchowski, I write the Valley Nerd Watch. I figured that for the anniversary I should drop the royal we and just talk about what this has meant to me. First of all: without my mom and my sister – Bonnie and Sara – this […]
Read More Our One-Year Anniversary!
Patreon is a service that allows you to regularly give money to people for stuff that they do. Mostly art and writing stuff! We’ve tried to gather together people right here in the Valley that you can support and keep in rent and food and such. It might not seem like much to pitch in […]
Read More Support Local Creators Via Patreon!
The Valley Nerd Watch! Oh gosh, everyone! The SciTech Cafe last week was awesome. Not only because we got to find out about quantum mechanics, the science with most “ooooooh weird” moments per minute for a hundred years running. No, it was perfect because literally every question at the event came from a little kid. […]
Read More February 1st – February 7th