geektitude Podcast – Episode 1 – Stay in your lane Zach Snyder

Yay! It’s the very first official episode of geektitude! My guest this week is artist, teacher and geek, Ray Vargas!

Show Notes:

Introduction

 

Guest Interview – Ray Vargas

#KeepItGeek this Week (The geeky stuff we did this week)

 

News (Covering 9/29/2015-9/27/2015)

Marvel

 

Star Wars

 

Nerd Rage

Con News

Mile High Horror Film Festival October 1-4, 2015 – Denver, CO
The Mile High Horror Film Festival will be held October 1st through the 4th in Denver, Colorado. The festival’s mission is to showcase the very best genre films from around the world. It hosts events throughout the year with its annual weekend-long festival taking place each fall.

CONtraflow/DeepSouthCon October 2-4, 2015 – New Orleans
CONtraflow/DeepSouthCon in New Orleans runs October 2nd through October 4th. CONtraflow focuses on science fiction, fantasy, comics, and related literary genres in any form, including but not limited to writing, visual arts, dramatic arts, and interactive fiction.

Nuke-Con 25 October 2-4, 2015 – Omaha, NE
Nuke-Con is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! You can join this celebration of games, guests, art, and more in Omaha, Nebraska, October 2nd through October 4th.

Electronic Game Show October 2-4, 2015 – Lomas de Sotelo, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City
Every year, the video game industry gathers at Electronic Game Show to present the progress made on their upcoming releases. EGS 2015 will not be the exception. Enjoy the best of digital entertainment under one roof before it reaches stores. EGS will be held October 2nd through the 4th in Mexico City.

Mizucon October 2-4, 2015 – Miami, FL
Mizu Con is an annual convention based on Japanese Animation and the many sub-genres of Anime. Mizu Con will feature many of the festivities found at most Anime conventions. Events will include interesting and informative panels, Anime DVD screenings, live action movies, video gaming and even an Anime music video showcase! Mizu Con will also host an Artist Alley where local artists may showcase and sell their artwork and crafts. In addition there will be a cosplay contest, special guests, a dealer’s room and much more! You can attend Mizucon October 2nd through the 4th in Miami, Florida.

EerieCon October 2-4, 2015 – Grand Island, NY
EerieCon 2015 is a convention happening October 2nd through the 4th at the Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa in Grand Island, New York. Check out this convention that celebrates fantasy, horror and science fiction.

Time Eddy October 2-4, 2015 – Wichita, KS
Time Eddy convention is an event being organized by the Kansas Doctor Who Corporation, a non profit, fan run group. You can get caught in the Time Eddy on October 2nd through October 4th in Witchita Kansas

Con-volution October 2-4, 2015 – Burlingame, CA
Convolution is an annual 3-day science fiction, fantasy, and media convention featuring guests, performers and vendors from a wide spectrum of the speculative fiction industry and community. Convolution 2015’s theme, LEGION, will focus on the phenomenon of Fandom itself. It represents a warm welcome and celebration of fans and the genres they enjoy, and serves as a reminder that we are everywhere and that we come from all walks of life. Make sure to check out Con-volution in Burlingame, California October 2nd through October 4th.

VCON October 2-4, 2015 – Richmond, BC, Canada
VCON, Vancouver’s premiere science-fiction, fantasy and gaming convention since 1971 will be held on October 2nd through the 4th. This year’s theme is TIME TRAVEL!

Wizard World Fort Lauderdale October 2-4, 2015 – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Norman Reedus, William Shatner, Dennis Rodman, Sean Astin, Burn Gorman, Jon Bernthal, Eve Myles, and Dean Cain are among the hundreds of celebrities and industry professionals at the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Fort Lauderdale, part of North America’s largest pop-culture touring expo, October 2nd through the 4th at the Broward Convention Center. Thousands of fans will be on hand to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, comics, cosplay, video gaming, television, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

RetroWorld Expo October 3, 2015 – Wallingford, CT
RetroWorld Expo is a celebration of Classic and Retro Video Gaming that also embraces Tabletop Gaming, Modern Video Gaming, Homebrew Gaming, Anime, Action Figures, Comic Books, Cosplay, Arcade/Pinball Machines, and much more. Come for the Vendors, Exhibitors, Panelists, Musical Guests, Tournaments, and a robust Freeplay Arcade, Console Gaming and Pinball Area. RetroWorld Expo will be held in Wallingford, Connecticut on October 3rd.

Sci-Fi Central October 3, 2015 – Fort Wayne, IN
As part of Science Central’s 20th anniversary activities we will host a special event celebrating science fiction, fantasy, gaming, comic books and more. Take photos with classic Star Wars characters including the 501st Legion, R2-D2’s, and even the Death Star! Man the bridge of a Starship or join a gaming session. Buy from vendors in the marketplace and participate in a panel of local experts at Sci-Fi Central in Fort Wayne, Indianna on October 3rd.

Monroe Comic-Con October 3, 2015 – Monroe, MI
Monroe Comic-Con has moved to accommodate their growth. Their 3rd show will be their biggest yet. Join the fun in Monroe, Michigan on October 3rd.

Mighty Con October 4, 2015 – Madison, WI
Looking for an affordable comic and collectibles show that’s fun for the whole family? Look no further! Mighty Con presents the Madison Comic Con, a comic, toy, video game and collectibles show is coming to Madison Turners Hall in Madison, Wisconsin on Sunday, Oct. 4th. Dozens upon dozens of dealers for comic books, video games, toys and statues, and other rare collectibles will be on hand.

Shout Outs

Closing:

All the music in this episode is by Bensound and is being used under a Creative Commons license. You can find more muisc by Bensound at www.bensound.com

You can currently find us at geektitude.com

If you would like to contact me, you can send us an email to joehogan@geektitude.com
You can also follow me on twitter @geektitude or me personally at @EpicGrays

Follow Ray Vargas @rayvargas3

geektitude Podcast – Episode 0

Episode 0 of the geektitude Podcast!

We’re starting with Episode 0 because this is my first time doing anything with podcasting, so the purpose of this episode is to jump in, get my feet wet and, most importantly, to introduce myself and the show to all of you out there listening! Please feel free to send me feed back!

Show notes:

Introduction

Guest Interview – Joe/EpicGrays

#KeepItGeek this Week

News (Covering 9/13/2015-9/20/2015)

Marvel

DC

Movies

Con News

Wyrd Con – Los Angeles, CA: September 24-27, 2015
Wyrd Con 2015, aka Wyrd Con Six, is a scifi and literature convention happening September 24-27, 2015. It will be held at the Hilton Costa Mesa in Los Angeles, CA. Come to Wyrd Con and experience every aspect of Stories: Media, Books, Transmedia, Live Action, Writing, Alternate Reality, Traditional, and more!

Wizard World Comic Con Nashville – Nashville, TN: September 25-27, 2015
Jewel Staite, John Schneider, Erik Estrada, Lori Petty, Larry Wilcox, Jim Cummings, and Adam Baldwin are among the hundreds of celebrities and industry professionals at the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Nashville, part of North America’s largest pop-culture touring expo, September 25-27 at the Music City Center. Thousands of fans will be on hand to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, comics, cosplay, video gaming, television, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Top artists scheduled to attend are Michael Golden, Howard Chaykin, Ken Kelly, Larry Elmore and more. Tickets start at $39.95, kids 10 and under free. Visit www.wizardworld.com/home-nashville.html for more info.

Baltimore Comic-Con – Baltimore, MD: September 25-27, 2015
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 16th year. The show features a vast selection of guests, costume contest, show exclusives, and more, and serves as host for the comic book industry’s annual Harvey Awards Ceremony and Banquet. Go to www.baltimorecomiccon.com for all of the details as they become available.

SF:SE – Maitland, FL: September 25-27, 2015
SF:SE—Speculative Fiction: Southeast—is an event for all lovers and artists of Speculative Fiction, a term encompassing Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Paranormal and Weird. Originally an Indie fiction review site, Dirty Little Bookers folded to community request and birthed the idea for the coolest Speculative Fiction party around, a celebrity-centric event focused on the exploration of publishing and networking, and the celebration of entrepreneurial passion.

Black Age of Comics Convention – Detroit, Michigan: September 26, 2015
The Black Age is a Movement of Comic Book Creators, Publishers,Graphic Novelist and Animated Movie Producers created by those that are under represented in the mainstream of the Comic Book and Animation industries. They will have Art , Writing and Publishing Work Shops… Live entertainment and much more… They also will have Comic books, Graphic Novels , Animated Movies, Posters, T-shirts, and more Super Heroes and Heroines of characters that look like you!!!! EXPERIENCE THE BLACK AGE!!!!

Fall Kraken Con – Alameda, CA: September 26, 2015
Kraken Con is an anime, cartoons, comics and cosplay convention that features a heavy emphasis on whimsy, imagination and the creative process. Their goal is to ensure attendees have an enjoyable experience via great panels, cool guests, fun events and awesome merchandise. The fall Kraken Con is a special one day event aboard the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda, CA on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10AM-5PM. Tickets are limited – an attendance cap will be in place.

Uticon – Utica, NY: September 27, 2015
Show runs from 10 AM – 4 PM, all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Longest-running comic book show in Central New York (started in 1990). For more info, visit the website for forms and info.

Other Conventions
Steamporium – Granite City, IL: September 26, 2015
South Texas Collectors Expo – Laredo, TX: September 26-27, 2015
Monster-Con – San Antonio , Texas: September 26-27, 2015

Shout Outs

 

Closing:
You can currently find us at geektitude.com
You can follow me on twitter @EpicGrays and you can follow the show @geektitude or you can like us on facebook.

If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please get in touch with me! We’ll geek out!