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The Crafting System

A twice-monthly podcast about the art and craft of fandom. Hosted by Ness and Eris, The Crafting System features many awesome guests.

The Crafting System Episode 10: The Squirtle Hierarchy

April 5, 2016 |

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Ness and Eris have on Caitlin from Shiro Cosmetics to talk about cosplay, makeup, and Nic Cage. (Seriously, check out those glosses. Cages through the Ages. Classic.) Also the collection she’s … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 9: The Old Con and the Sea

March 22, 2016 |

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On this episode, Ness and Eris name drop an almost endless list of podcasts they enjoy before Eris takes over the whole conversation to babble about fun times on the Jonathan Coulton … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 8: Interview with a Stormtrooper

March 8, 2016 |

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On this episode, Ness and Eris are joined by Josh Ward, member of the 501st Legion and accuracy aficionado, for a talk about just how much goes into making these screen accurate … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 7: His Hair Smelled Like Coconut And Bigotry

February 23, 2016 |

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Ness and Eris make a devil’s bargain: Ness will play “Undertale” and Eris will listen to “Hamilton” multiple times. So basically Ness wins at everything.

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The Crafting System Episode 6: Ultron’s Fabulous Butt: The Alexander Hamilton Story

February 9, 2016 |

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In episode 6, Ness and Eris talk to Kirsten Korona with the Organization for Transformative Works ahead of International Fanworks Day. Eris is embroidering a Goya quote. Ness is crying about “Hamilton,” … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 5: Shut Up, You Love Mary Sue

January 26, 2016 |

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In Episode 5 achieve varying levels of excitement over fanfiction and have varying levels of success with their holiday crafting projects. They also mention:

The Crafting System Episode 4: The One With the Space Game Commander

January 12, 2016 | | One Comment

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In episode 4, Ness and Eris talk with Rosie, of On Pins and Needles, about sewing, her Etsy shop XO Studio Clothing, and all the crafty shit they want to talk … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 3: No One Likes Chance Time

December 29, 2015 | | One Comment

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In episode 3, Ness is still in blanket stitch hell, and Eris is smug because she got into the “Overwatch” beta. Then they get into the main discussion: intellectual property. It’s … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 2: He’s a Big Deal, Mr. Tiger Beat

December 15, 2015 | | 2 Comments

 

In episode two of The Crafting System, Eris and Ness talk to Chachi Bobinks of The Dialogue Wheel about sewing, parenting, and creating podcasts—with a short diversion into a minor journalism rant.

They also discuss:

The Crafting System Episode 1: A Reverse “She’s All That”

December 1, 2015 | | 2 Comments

In the first episode of The Crafting System, Eris and Ness talk about their geek origin stories, what they’re crafting now, and the purpose of the podcast: talking about fan creation as participation.

They also mention: