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:



Guest Interview – Ray Vargas

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


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



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


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