BioGamer Girl Magazine

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BioGamer Girl
BioGamer Girl Art Alien.jpg
from BioGamer Girl, Issue 3
Editor Amanda Dyar
Categories Horror, Gaming
Frequency Quarterly (4 issues annually)
Circulation 80,000
First issue 2010
Company BioGamer Girl, LLC.
Country United States
Language English
Website http://www.biogamergirl.com
ISSN 2324-6049

BioGamer Girl is an internationally distributed US publication dedicated to females in the genres of horror and gaming since 2010.[1][2]

According to the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama, BioGamer Girl is a Limited Liability Corporation and a publisher's magazine that is located in Fyffe, Alabama, United States.[3] BioGamer Girl was founded in 2010 by its Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dyar.[4] BioGamer Girl started as a forum for gaming and horror fans that expanded into additional websites to cover females in the gaming and horror fields.[5] In January 2011 all past issues of the print magazine were uploaded to a third party website to allow the purchase of issues that are sold out or out of print.[6] The magazine is available for purchase through the BioGamer Girl website and select stores such as Gaming, Etc. in Fort Payne, AL with worldwide circulation over 80,000.[7][8]

BioGamer Girl covers horror and gaming in all media: films, websites, books, music, television, comics, radio, etc.[9] Older print issues had a specific theme which all of the stories, reviews, interviews and photos are centered around.[10] The publication's online presence includes gaming challenges held on Xbox Live[11] and its regular broadcast called Undead Noise.[12] The company has also been reviewed by the Better Business Bureau and has a current rating of a A-.[13] The publication has interviewed people in the gaming and horror industries including Adrienne Wilkinson[14] from the television show Xena: Warrior Princess and John A. Russo writer of the classic film Night of the Living Dead.[15] BioGamer Girl has also reported on various horror-themed television shows, such as the The Walking Dead, with interviews with cast members such as Melissa Cowen, Chandler Riggs and Addy Miller.[16] The magazine has also interviewed such notable people in the video game industry as Yoshiaki Hirabayashi,[17] Jesper Kid,[18] Megan Myers,[19] and Dennis Lenart [20] to name a few. BioGamer Girl is currently listed on Game Rankings [21] and runs their own video game blog on Fangoria [22]

Gamer Challenges[edit]

BioGamer Girl hosts regularly scheduled gamer challenges on Xbox Live. Gamer challenges are events organized by BioGamer Girl to celebrate both gaming and its fans. BioGamer Girl staff members are present at all gamer challenges, so the events are also a good way for fans of BioGamer Girl to meet the staff of the company. These gamer challenges can last until the party host quits, but they typically last for a several hours. Although most gamer challenges have predetermined schedule of Xbox 360 titles, the video games can be changed to fit the party's preferences. First and foremost, gamer challenges are organized for everyone to have fun in a friendly environment.[23]

Date Time Games
November 20, 2010 7:00PM-10PM CST Left 4 Dead 2/Halo 3
December 11, 2010 8:00PM–12:00AM CST Left 4 Dead 2/Halo Reach
December 25, 2010 10:00PM–2:00AM CST Call of Duty: Black Ops/Left 4 Dead 2
January 8, 2011 8:30PM–12:30PM CST Call of Duty: Black Ops/Red Dead Redemption
February 26, 2011 8:30PM–11:00PM CST Free-for-all
March 31, 2011 8:00PM CST-??? Call of Duty: Black Ops
April 30, 2011 8:30PM CST-??? Call of Duty: Black Ops/Left 4 Dead 2
May 28, 2011 8:30PM CST-??? Call of Duty: Black Ops/Left 4 Dead 2
June 19, 2011 8:00PM CST-11:45PM CST BioShock 2: Survival of the Fittest
July 31, 2011 2:00PM CST-4:45PM CST Mortal Kombat
August 12, 2011 1:00PM CST-5:00PM CST Gears of War 2
September 9, 2011 8:00PM CST-11:00PM CST Dead Island
October 13, 2011 6:00PM CST- 3:00AM CST Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
November 1, 2011 5:00PM CST-10:00PM CST Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone
December 7, 2011 4:00PM CST-7:00PM CST Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
January 10, 2012 5:00PM CST-8:00PM CST Gears of War 3
February 1, 2012 4:00PM CST-8:00PM CST Life Weaver
February 29, 2012 1:00PM CST-4:00PM CST Saints Row: The Third
March 23, 2012 8:00PM CST-12:00AM CST Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
April 13–14, 2012 1:00PM CST-2:00AM CST Friday the 13th 13 Hour Challenge
May 19, 2012 8:00PM CST-11:00PM CST Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
June 22, 2012 8:00PM CST-12:00AM CST Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
July 4, 2012 10:00PM CST-1:00AM CST Fourth of July Free-for-All
July 28, 2012 8:00PM CST-12:00AM CST Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
August 29, 2012 7:00PM CST-11:00PM CST Madden NFL 13
September 20, 2012 4:00PM CST-9:00PM CST Borderlands 2
October 20, 2012 4:00PM CST-9:00PM CST Resident Evil 6
November 16, 2012 2:00PM CST-11:00PM CST Halo 4
December 12, 2012 5:00PM CST-10:00PM CST Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
January 18, 2013 5:00PM CST-10:00PM CST DmC: Devil May Cry

Appearances[edit]

BioGamer Girl is dedicated to bringing their fans up-to-date news and interviews on everything surrounding the horror and gaming universes. In doing so, BioGamer Girl makes numerous appearances at conventions around the country. BioGamer Girl gains insightful knowledge and unique interviews that are then transcribed, edited and otherwise modified in order to meet the magazine's deadline each month. BioGamer Girl was represented at Scarefest,[24] Atlanta Comic-Con [25] and InvaderCON [26] since it was founded. BioGamer Girl has also made appearances at Days of the Dead,[27][28] Ghost Hunt Sloss Furnace,[29] Horror Weekend [30][not in citation given] and Celebrity Ghost Hunters in Savannah, Georgia. BioGamer Girl also holds festivals and other charity events to help those in need.[31] BioGamer Girl Editor, Amanda Dyar, was also a finalist of B-Movie Celebration & the Fangoria Scream Queen contest.[32] Amanda Dyar is a model for Comic Book Divas' Squirrel and Iron Dead Studios' Ginger Stein. She has also appeared in such films as Contagion, Resident Evil: Retribution and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and created special effects and completed stunts on films such as The Avengers, Dark Shadows, Prometheus and John Carter which all add to her film making career that started with her short film Growing Up Zombie![33] Amanda Dyar writes for several publications in the gaming and horror industry including Girls and Corpses,[34] Fangoria,[35] and Scream the Horror Magazine.[36] BioGamer Girl also established its first official blog called Rainbows and Lollipops by staff member Alissa Worley in March 2012.[37]

Ms. BioGamer Girl Beauty Pageant[edit]

The Ms. BioGamer Girl Beauty Pageant is an annual contest held at the official Con Nooga convention held in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.[38] Ms. BioGamer Girl judges its contestants on gaming and horror knowledge and overall personality in addition to good looks. Each year's winner receives a photo spread in an issue of BioGamer Girl Magazine, an invite to judge Ms. BioGamer Girl the following year and a horror and gamer themed prize package. BioGamer Girl has already announced the return of the annual Ms. BioGamer Girl for 2013.[39]

BGG After Dark[edit]

BGG After Dark is the new production company from BioGamer Girl that was established in 2012. Often referred to as BGG Productions,[40] the production company works in partnership with BioGamer Girl to create films, television shows, video games and other forms of media. BGG After Dark created and released its first magazine issue in May 2012[41]

Name Industry Year
That's Life: Growing Up Digital Television Show 2012
The Haunting of Sarcnoia Buttercup Film 2012
Raggedy DemAnn Film 2012
Death's Apprentice Video Game 2012
Stepford Wife: The Barbie Serial Killer Film 2012
Life Weaver Video Game 2012
Undead Noise Television Show 2012
Field of Games Short 2011
Growing Up Zombie! Short 2011

Travew Magazine[edit]

Travew Magazine is BioGamer Girl's hotel, dining and travel review website and publication. The first issue of Travew Magazine was published in Spring 2012 and is available as a bonus gift for ordering the Spring 2012 issue of BioGamer Girl Magazine[42] The travel magazine and website is BioGamer Girl's third business in addition to BioGamer Girl Magazine and BGG After Dark.

Undead Noise[edit]

Beginning in January 2012, the Undead Noise brand expanded into a television program starring Amanda Dyar as Mistress Barbie[43] The show follows the character Mistress Barbie, as she attempts to find the perfect interview on her new Internet radio program called Undead Noise.[44] Undead Noise is currently in its second season and airs on WOOT-LP channel 6 on Wednesday nights at 10:00 PM CST[45]

Show Original Air Date Note
1.1 Pilot January 4, 2012 Series Premiere
1.2 Adventures of BioGamer Girl January 11, 2012
1.3 Out of this World January 18, 2012
1.4 Convention Adventures January 25, 2012
1.5 BGG After Dark February 1, 2012
1.6 Zombies Attack February 8, 2012
1.7 Stalker Alert February 15, 2012
1.8 Movie Magic February 22, 2012
1.9 Oh, the Horror! February 29, 2012
1.10 Flying Solo March 7, 2012
1.11 Paranormal Hoax March 14, 2012
1.12 Creepy Dolls March 21, 2012
1.13 Bored Games March 28, 2012
1.14 The Indie Scene April 4, 2012
1.15 Who is Amanda Dyar? April 11, 2012
1.16 The Resurrection April 18, 2012 Season 1 Finale
2.1 Gaming Exclusive: Inside Resident Evil 6 and Bioshock Infinite May 23, 2012 Season 2 Premiere
2.2 This Summer's Bloody Debate May 30, 2012
2.3 Gods and Scream Queens June 6, 2012
2.4 Fight Club June 13, 2012
2.5 Horrorathon of Death June 20, 2012

Undead Noise with Mistress Barbie[edit]

Undead Noise with host Mistress Barbie is an Internet radio program dedicated to bringing listeners interviews and reviews to satisfy all of their horror and gaming needs. Undead Noise with Mistress Barbie first aired on December 15, 2010 and was broadcast on a semi-regular basis on Wednesday nights at 10PM CST. Undead Noise with Mistress Barbie was created by Amanda Dyar aka Mistress Barbie through BlogTalkRadio. Undead Noise with Mistress Barbie works in conjunction with BioGamer Girl to bring its listeners new interviews from the horror film and gaming industries. From December 2010 until its close on August 2011, there were 28 guests interviewed on Undead Noise with Mistress Barbie. The show is now only available for private interviews on a reserved basis.[46]

Undead Noise with Mistress Barbie Guests[edit]

Guest Date Note
Billy W. Blackwell December 15, 2010[47] First Episode
Jason Stephenson December 22, 2010[48]
Dawn Lyn December 29, 2010[49]
Mike Christopher January 5, 2011[50]
Mike Holman January 12, 2011[51]
Justin Walton January 19, 2011[52]
David Fultz February 2, 2011[53]
Justin Stewart February 9, 2011[54]
Suzi Lorraine February 16, 2011[55]
John A. Russo February 23, 2011[56]
John Amplas March 2, 2011[57]
Kayla Perkins March 9, 2011[58]
Jim O'Rear April 6, 2011[59]
Adrienne Wilkinson April 13, 2011[60] Talked Xena: Warrior Princess, Gaming & Horror
Jeff Hughes, Michelle Shields, Devanny Pinn April 20, 2011[61] 3 Guests from Comic Book Divas
Victoria Price May 9, 2011[62]
Daniel Emery Taylor May 25, 2011[63]
Dave Dyer June 1, 2011[64]
Kane Hodder June 21, 2011[65]
Days of the Dead June 22, 2011[66]
Jason Dube, Benny Jordan, Paddy Leitsch July 27, 2011[67]
BioGamer Girl Staff August 22, 2011[68]

Additional Interviews[edit]

Amanda Dyar of BioGamer Girl Magazine was featured on yet another radio program as a correspondent & panelist for several episodes. The radio show featured reviews, interviews and news in the horror industry.

Show Title Date Note
Zack & Tim Vs. BioGamer Girl August 26, 2011[69] First Episode Featuring BioGamer Girl
Noah Segan Interview August 30, 2011[70] Hosted by BioGamer Girl Amanda Dyar
Canned Nostalgia September 16, 2011[71] Featured BioGamer Girl - Amanda Dyar
Kane Hodder Interview September 18, 2011[72]
Exploding Alien Hookers September 23, 2011[73] Featured BioGamer Girl Amanda Dyar
Ashley C. Williams Interview September 27, 2011[74]
Nick Principe Interview October 2, 2011[75]
Scares That Care! Interview October 12, 2011[76]
Amanda's Pics and One More Thing October 20, 2011[77] Featured BioGamer Girl Amanda Dyar
100 Episodes and Only 1 Kill October 28, 2011[78] Guest Appearances from BioGamer Girl Amanda Dyar
John Kassir Interview November 6, 2011[79]
Felissa Rose Interview November 22, 2011[80]
Jeffrey Combs Interview December 4, 2011[81]
Sierra Holmes Interview December 12, 2011[82]
Plague of Dentists December 15, 2011[83] Featured BioGamer Girl Amanda Dyar
James Balsamo Interview December 18, 2011[84]
You Better Watch Out December 22, 2011[85] Featured BioGamer Girl Amanda Dyar
Jena Sims Interview December 25, 2011[86]
Sid Haig Interview January 2, 2012[87]
Steve Dash Interview January 9, 2012[88]
Days of the Dead Interview January 16, 2012[89]
Dirty Minds and SOPA January 20, 2012[90] Featured BioGamer Girl Amanda Dyar
Chris Alexander Interview January 23, 2012[91]
Danny Hicks Interview February 13, 2012[92] Hosted by BioGamer Girl Amanda Dyar
Chris Sarandon Interview February 20, 2012[93]
Monica S. Kuebler Interview February 26, 2012[94]
Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff Interview March 5, 2012[95]
Hear That Kids? If You Eat People, You Live Longer! March 9, 2012[96] Featured BioGamer Girl Amanda Dyar
Tony Todd Interview March 12, 2012[97]
Yorick Ate My Brains March 16, 2012[98] Featured BioGamer Girl Amanda Dyar
John Tenney Returns Interview March 19, 2012[99]
Dieter Laser Interview March 26, 2012[100]
Daniel Licht Interview April 2, 2012[101]
School of Defense April 6, 2012[102] Featured BioGamer Girl Amanda Dyar
Sara Paxton Interview April 9, 2012[103]
From Danny Trejo Till Con April 13, 2012[104] Featured BioGamer Girl Amanda Dyar
Lloyd Kaufman Interview April 16, 2012[105]
The Anti-Whedon April 20, 2012[106] Featured BioGamer Girl Amanda Dyar
Hart Getzen aka Sean Austin Interview April 23, 2012[107]
James Gunn Interview May 23, 2012[108]

The 2011 BioGamer Girl Award Show[edit]

BioGamer Girl Magazine brought fans a brand new award show in 2011. The BioGamer Girl Award Show recognized and honored the directors, actors, and special effects artists that produce the best horror works in both the film and video game industries. Voting for the show began in November 2011 and ended on December 13, 2011.

Award Winners[edit]

Award Winner
Best Comedy/Musical Horror Film Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Best Character in a Horror Film Chromeskull
Best Indie Horror Film Emerging Past
Best Horror Video Game Dead Rising 2
Best Horror Television Show American Horror Story
Best Act of Violence Roll in the Hay Shootout in Drive Angry
Best Practical Effects Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
Best Supporting Actress Leighton Meester in The Roommate
Best Supporting Actor William Fichtner in Drive Angry
Best Actress Amber Heard in The Ward
Best Actor Min-Sik Choi in I Saw the Devil
Best Director Kevin Smith
Best Horror Film REC 2
Hall of Fame Inductee John Carpenter

References[edit]

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  10. ^ BioGamer Girl: Submission Guidelines
  11. ^ BGG Game Challenges
  12. ^ Undead Noise Radio
  13. ^ Better Business Bureau Rating: BioGamer Girl
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  16. ^ IMDb- Addy Miller Publicity
  17. ^ Yoshiaki Hirabayashi Interview
  18. ^ Jesper Kid Interview
  19. ^ Megan Myers Interview
  20. ^ Dennis Lenart Interview
  21. ^ Game Rankings
  22. ^ Fangoria BGG Blog
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  25. ^ Atlanta Comic Con 2010[dead link]
  26. ^ InvaderCON
  27. ^ Days of the Dead[dead link]
  28. ^ FromDuskTillCon: Send More Paramedics #4
  29. ^ Ghost Hunt Sloss Furnace
  30. ^ Horror Weekend
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  32. ^ B-Movie Celebration: World Festival of Scream Queens
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  47. ^ Undead Noise Episode 1
  48. ^ Undead Noise Episode 2
  49. ^ Undead Noise Episode 3
  50. ^ Undead Noise Episode 4
  51. ^ Undead Noise Episode 5
  52. ^ Undead Noise Episode 6
  53. ^ Undead Noise Episode 7
  54. ^ Undead Noise Episode 8
  55. ^ Undead Noise Episode 9
  56. ^ Undead Noise Episode 10
  57. ^ Undead Noise Episode 11
  58. ^ Undead Noise Episode 12
  59. ^ Undead Noise Episode 13
  60. ^ Undead Noise Episode 14
  61. ^ Undead Noise Episode 15
  62. ^ Undead Noise Episode 16
  63. ^ Undead Noise Episode 17
  64. ^ Undead Noise Episode 18
  65. ^ Undead Noise Episode 19
  66. ^ Undead Noise Episode 20
  67. ^ Undead Noise Episode 21
  68. ^ Undead Noise Episode 22
  69. ^ Zack & Tim vs. BioGamer Girl
  70. ^ Noah Segan Interview
  71. ^ Canned Nostalgia
  72. ^ Kane Hodder Interview
  73. ^ Exploding Alien Hookers
  74. ^ Ashley C. Williams Interview
  75. ^ Nick Principe Interview
  76. ^ Scares That Care! Interview
  77. ^ Amanda's Pics and One More Thing
  78. ^ 100 Episodes and Only 1 Kill
  79. ^ John Kassir Interview
  80. ^ Felissa Rose Interview
  81. ^ Jeffrey Combs Interview
  82. ^ Sierra Holmes Interview
  83. ^ Plague of Dentists
  84. ^ James Balsamo Interview
  85. ^ You Better Watch Out
  86. ^ Jena Sims Interview
  87. ^ Sid Haig Interview
  88. ^ Steve Dash Interview
  89. ^ Adolfo Dorta Interview
  90. ^ Dirty Minds and SOPA
  91. ^ Chris Alexander Interview
  92. ^ Danny Hicks Interview
  93. ^ Chris Sarandon Interview
  94. ^ Monica S. Kuebler Interview
  95. ^ Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff Interview
  96. ^ Hear That Kids? If You Eat People, You Live Longer!
  97. ^ Tony Todd Interview
  98. ^ Yorick Ate My Brains
  99. ^ John Tenney Returns Interview
  100. ^ Dieter Laser Interview
  101. ^ Daniel Licht Interview
  102. ^ School of Defense
  103. ^ Sara Paxton Interview
  104. ^ From Danny Trejo Till Con
  105. ^ Lloyd Kaufman Interview
  106. ^ The Anti-Whedon
  107. ^ Hart Getzen aka Sean Austin Interview
  108. ^ James Gunn Interview

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