Pokemon GO has dominated the collective imagination for three months now, rekindling memories of youth for children of the 90s and reawakening the spirit of playtime for other generations. Some have argued Pokemon GO fascination borders on obsession with a suggestion that obsession is something new. Here at the Game Obsession Expo in Mannum, we’re being reminded that obsession predates Pokemon and will outlive it too. But can it be healthy? Let’s find out with the man behind the expo, treasurer of the Mannum Show, Gavin Pitman.

We discuss

  • Red Sonja
  • Chainmail outfits
  • Country shows
  • Local honey
  • Collecting
  • Role Play and gaming in regional areas

Also appearing on Game Obsession Mannum

Our guests include:

In the preview video: Joel Rawlings and co from The Southern Wilds LARP

Gavin Pitman – treasurer Mannum Show and collector

Chris Berkin, apiarist and Warhammer enthusiast

Firebear, chainmail maker

SA Quidditch Association’s Danni McCormick and Kirsty Lucas

In the musical pilgrimage, Dan Drummond is onto the dopamine game!

The SA Drink Of The Week is a honey. Yes, you heard that right!

In IS IT NEWS, Nigel tests us on games

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TIME SEGMENT
00:00:00 Outtake
Can I just buy the bottom half?
00:00:32
Theme
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:00:00
Talk Of The Town

David is on extended leave and will return later in 2016.

David Washington, editor of In Daily, gives us a midweek wrap of the news we’ve been talking about in South Australia this week.

00:02:41 SA Drink Of The Week
 C & M Berkin Honey … tasting notes coming Sunday
00:00:00 Items Without Notice
No items this week
00:20:54 Gavin Pitman and all the fun of the Game Obsession Expo, Mannum

Gavin Pitman

20:54 Pokemon GO has dominated the collective imagination for three months now, rekindling memories of youth for children of the 90s and reawakening the spirit of playtime for other generations. Some have argued Pokemon GO fascination borders on obsession with a suggestion that obsession is something new. Here at the Game Obsession Expo in Mannum, we’re being reminded that obsession predates Pokemon and will outlive it too. But can it be healthy? Let’s find out with the man behind the expo, secretary of the Mannum Show, Gavin Pitman.

Quidditch

35:41 The SA Quidditch Association’s Danni McCormick and Kirsty Lucas take us through the background and challenges of quidditch played at ground level.

Firebear – chainmail maker

53:25 Firebear of Firebear Armoury stitches together the hobby and obsession of making chainmail outfits and armour. Not airport friendly 🙂

01:02:05 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe. Read the stories. They get published each Sunday.
00:00:00 Adelaide Visa Council
No cases this week.
01:09:30 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Waiting by The Dopamine Game, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.
01:14:36 Outtake
Michelle Berkin’s honey crackles

Here is this week’s preview video:

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.

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