In April 2007, co-publishers Empress Eve and Dave3 launched Geeks of Doom with the goal of bringing geeky entertainment news and features to the masses and to create a haven where the independent geek could voice his/her opinion.
GoD has the inside skinny on the latest geek-related news, comic book, movie, video game, and music reviews, as well as interviews with industry geeks, contests, and giveaways, and articles about everything else that shines under our geeky sun.
We write about what we love! We ARE the comic readers, we are the movie goers, we are the target market. We’re able to write from the perspective of the average unbiased fan, because we ARE those fans.
GoD is independently owned and operated by Empress Eve and Dave3, both of whom have full-time day jobs and a mortgage to pay.
Executive Editor, Head Writer, Conceptual Director
About: Eve ascended to Empress after she received an 8% pay increase during a 3-month leave of absence. Aside from her royal status, which grants her dominion over New Zealand, land of Lord of the Rings, Eve also has professional credentials. Her degree in Journalism and day job as a book publishing editor earned her the Editor title here at GoD. Her freelance work has graced the pages of Guitar World and Maximum Guitar, and she’s served time as a proofreader for High Times magazine (now that’s work). The Empress is obsessed with potato chips, heavy metal, and veganism and enjoys headbanging, playing bass, and imbibing in the libations at White Castle so named in her honor. \m/\m/
Favorite Movies: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Princess Bride, This is Spinal Tap, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Lord of the Rings (of course), Detroit Rock City, Fast Times at Ridgemont High Favorite Authors: Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Douglas Adams, J.R.R. Tolkien, Piers Anthony, Peter David, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ayn Rand, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, H.G. Wells Favorite Comic Books: Sandman, Watchmen, Batman: The Long Halloween, Marvel Zombies, The Crow, Fables, V For Vendetta, Fallen Angel, Danger Girl Favorite Bands: Rush, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, KISS, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Megadeth, Hades Favorite Bassists: Steve Harris, Cliff Burton, Geddy Lee, Bob Daisley, Geezer Butler
About: Dave is a graphic designer by day, power metal guitarist by night, and a webmaster geek every other free second that he’s awake. While he’s asleep he Pwns those foolish enough to take him on in BioShock. His design work has graced the pages of countless mainstream magazines (Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, TV Guide, and Fast Company to name a few), as well as the billboards and buses of every major metropolitan city on the map, while his guitar work has penetrated the ears of the club-going segment of the New York tri-state area for the last two decades. His passion is playing guitar, reading comic books, drinking pub ale, and drenching his food in varied condiments and hot sauces.
Favorite Time of Day: When the clock hits 12:34 and 56 seconds.
Favorite Guitarists: Randy Rhoads, Ace Frehley, Frank Zappa, Jake E. Lee, George Harrison Favorite Comic Scribs: Neil Gaiman, Robert Kirkman, Warren Ellis, Jonathan Hickman Favorite Comic Artist: Alex Ross, Arthur Suydam, Ben Templesmith, David Aja, Sean Phillips Favorite Condiments: Trappey’s Chef Magic JalapeÃ±o Sauce, Manzanilla Olives, Bac-Os
About: What to say about me? I’m just your average over-educated Renaissance Geek(tm) with a fascination for music, books, and gadgets who is desperately trying to get in touch with his inner gourmand. Few seem to get my sense of humor, but those who do laugh a lot. I think that if I do have a next life, I will be a writer, poet, or musician. Until then, I’m glad I’ve found a day job that I love.
Favorite Albums: A Trick Of The Tail, The Yes Album, Dark Side Of The Moon, Euphoria Morning, Kind Of Blue, Time Out, Hard Again, Hollywood Town Hall, Ill Communication, Undertow, Joshua Judges Ruth, American Beauty, Back To Black, Blue Train, Wicked Grin, Want (One & Two), Moondance, Tin Machine, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion Favorite Foods: Homemade pasta, slow cooked pork, apple pie a la mode, crockpot chili, orange juice, medium rare steak, rotisserie chicken, twice baked potatoes, chocolate milk (with Ovaltine!), homemade vanilla ice cream, and onion rings.
Geeks of Doom has grown to include a cabal of nearly three-dozen staffers and contributors — all self-certified geeks to the bone. GoD contributors hail from all walks of life — teachers, artists, doctors, lawyers, mystery-men, web professionals … sure, they’ve all got days jobs, but they always make time to feed their inner Geek.
About: I watch a lot of films. Well that is what people tell me. I am not here to tell you what to see or not to see, but just telling you what is on my mind. That is all.
Favorite Films: The Wild Bunch, Once Upon A Time In The West, Apocalypse Now, Excalibur, The Road Warrior and thousands more. Just ask. Favorite Writers: Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, Bret Easton Ellis, George Pelecanos, Dennis Lehane and many others. Favorite Television Shows: The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Wiseguy, Battlestar Galactica, South Park– go on.
About: The good doctor lives in Iowa amidst the corn and the meth. You can either bowl or go to the movies in Iowa, and he’s not on a site called “geeksofdoom” because he can pick up a spare. He firmly believes that celluloid is one of the base components of life on this planet, behind carbon, hydrogen and nacho cheese. And he will pimp-slap Lorne Michaels if he ever sees him in person.
Favorite Movies: Ikiru, Goodfellas, The Apartment Favorite Critic: Nathan Rabin, The Onion Favorite Quote: “The main thing about directing is: photograph the people’s eyes.“—John Ford
About: Born into abject poverty in rural England, I quickly built a working prototype of the “match stick stealth plane” (later to be stolen by Boeing and used as the basis for the 747) I then single-handedly flew it to Australia where I became a man. Just. During the maturation process I swam to London and became a rave DJ, supplying damp, dark nightclubs with Chill-out Trip-Hop for 4 years before being thrown head-over-heels in love with a crazy American babe, forcing me to throw away all I had known and create a solar powered hydrofoil, zooming to America. and settling in New Jersey, just outside of New York City. Once embedded in the rich consumer landscape of the Tri-state, I began world domination by stealth. I am currently finishing a multi-media studio in my basement in order to launch all manner of creative output to the world at large.
Favorite Movies: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Wilder), Alien, The Dark Crystal, Blazing Saddles Favorite Writers: Neal Stephenson, Patrick O’brian, Charles Bukowski Favorite Books: Engines of Creation – K Eric Drexler, Run with the Hunted – Charles Bukowski, The Diamond Age – Neal Stephenson Favorite Television Show: Blackadder, Young Ones, Bottom, House Favorite Video Games: Sonic the Hedghog, Halo, Wii Arcade Favorite Band: From the blasting fury of Drum and Bass’s DJ TeeBee to the medatative Flute of James Galway, most genres I find attractive. Except country. Favorite Actors: Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, Ed Norton, Gene Hackman Favorite Artists: H.R. Giger, Syd Mead Favorite Album: The Flat Earth – Thomas Dolby, Us – Peter Gabriel, Protection – Massive Attack Favorite Quotes: “My mind is a raging torent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives” — Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) from Blazing Saddles
[sang] “A little madness now and then is cherished by the wisest men” — Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
“Sir, I would like to say how much I value your companionship… …but as we both know that would be an utter lie, I will simply resign myself to saying sod-off and if I ever meet you again it will be 20 billion years too soon” — Black Adder
“What? You just called me a bastard didn’t you” — Rik from Young Ones
About: After graduating from college with a degree in Broadcasting, Henchman 21 found it nigh impossible to find gainful employment. Thus it was that he gave up his Christian name in favor of a number and joined the lucrative career of professional menace. Unfortunately, the job of henchman leaves one with a lot of spare time, so he fills his time with reading and writing about comics and anything else that catches his fancy.
Favorite Movies: Braveheart, The Two Towers, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, The Empire Strikes Back, Blazing Saddles Favorite Writer: William Gibson, Robert Jordan, Chuck Palahniuk Favorite Books: Neuromancer, The Dragon Reborn, Choke, Fight Club Favorite Television Shows: Chuck, Lost, South Park, Battlestar Galactica, Family Guy Favorite Video Games: Final Fantasy Tactics (or any other Final Fantasy), Xenogears, LoZ: A Link to the Past Favorite Bands: Bad Religion, Green Day, Slipknot, Daft Punk, Killswitch Engage Favorite Comics: Captain America, The Spirit, Fables, Ultimate Spider-man, Casanova
About: Jack Bauerstein83 goes by many aliases but he likes James Chan the most because it was the first one given to him. James is like a mystery wrapped in a flaky conundrum crust, lightly seasoned with an enigma. He could go on and on about his life story from the womb to the present day, how much he loves the TV show 24 (Kiefer Rocks!), or how he is busy writing a comic book but he rather not bore you. Instead, He has complied a list of things he enjoys that you may peruse at your leisure below. He also wants to let you know that if you like his work here, to please go to blazent.com. He talks about superheroes over there as well.
Favorite Movies: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (original), Brick, Princess Bride, Spider-Man 1 and 2, Daredevil (Yep!), Chasing Amy, Jersey Girl, Knocked Up, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and a host of other movies Favorite Writers: Jonathan Lethem, J Michael Straczynski, Neil Gaiman, Brad Meltzer, Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Garth Ennis Favorite Books: Animal Farm, Little, Big, and whatever trade I can get my greedy little palms on Favorite Television Show: 24 Lost, Scrubs, Quantum Leap, Arrested Development, Ronnie Mars, The Wire Favorite Artists: Darwyn Cooke, Kevin Maguire, George Perez, Steve Epting, Jeff Smith, Craig Thompson, Jason, and a smattering of other artists I cannot recall at the moment Favorite Quotes: “I have no ‘best.’ My ‘best’ is at best, depressing.” —Dedication
About: A more handsome geek you will never find. The moment your eyes fall upon Joshua S. Hill, freelance writer and author, you will also agree. Many days as a youth writing “The Adventures of Nacho Man” eventually caught up to him after completing a small degree and an apprenticeship, and writing became his life. He now writes from home in Melbourne, Australia, for a bevy of websites, to which he is pleased to add Geeks of Doom. Josh one day hopes to be sold on the shelves next to Tolkien and Barclay… as a fantasy author, not as a human commodity. A book worm of obsessive and neurotic degree, James Barclay and Robin Hobb are his inspirations and models, believing them to be the greatest writers he’s ever read.
To dedicate yourself to more of Josh, make sure to check out his blog at JoshSHill.com where what he believes to be the best of what he writes each day appears; twitter.com/JoshSHill where you can find random thoughts from his work days; and his Diary of a Writer Podcast where, whenever he can, he waxes poetical about the stuff of legends (or at least the legends of stuff!).
Favorite Books: James Barclay’s ‘The Raven’ and ‘The Ascendants’ series; Robin Hobb’s ‘The Realm of the Elderlings’ series; Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Series; J.R.R. Tolkien’s work; Robert Jordan’s ‘Wheel of Time’ series; and Patrick Rothfuss’s ‘The Name of the Wind’. Favorite Comics: Greg Rucka’s ‘Queen and Country’; Batman: War Games; 52; Anything Batman (especially Nightwing); Checkmate; Astonishing X-Men; Runaways
About: A British egocentric eccentric Gonzo fiend who rocks hard to Hard Rock and exists manically. A Comedic Genius who astounds all those lesser-intelligent beings around him and yet is seductively lowbrow crazy enough for you to find irresistible. He enjoys warping the minds of all those comes in contact with, using a deft combination of rapier wit, sarcasm and sheer eloquence. Manic Rage spends most of his time awake nocturnally working; avoiding the day unless to pay those damn bills. He also has a University Degree in Psychology and Sociology.
Specific Interests: Hard (Stoner) Rock, Ufology, Parapsychology and Psychology of the Strange, The Gonzo way to life, Mexican Chili-Hot Food Favourite Movies: One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Buffalo Soldiers, Total Recall, Return to Paradise Favourite Bands/Albums: Kyuss Wretch, ZZ Top Tres Hombres, Orange Goblin Coup De Grace, Rob Zombie The Sinister Urge, Jamiroquai Travelling Without Moving Favourite Authors: Hunter S. Thompson, Brett Easton Ellis, Philip K Dick, David M. Jacobs, Mike Mignola Favourite Books: Alien Encounters by David M. Jacobs [changed my life], The Devil’s Advocate by Coop [Chris Cooper], Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis, Fear and Loathing by H.S.T, The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley Favourite Fine Artistes: My Liz, Coop, Bridget Riley, MC Escher, Ralph Steadman Favourite Directors: Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, David Lynch, Steven Spielberg Favourite Actors: Christian Bale, Christian Ricci, Johnny Depp, Dwight Schultz, Ryan Stiles Favourite Television: Whose Line is it Anyway?, The A-Team, Friends, The X-Files, Twin Peaks Favourite Quotes: “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” —HST
“Get your Ass to Mars.” —Total Recall
“I know my behaviour can be”¦erratic sometimes” —American Psycho
“They stole his Mind, now he wants it back.” —Total Recall
About: Meegatron would like you to know she is a perfectionist at heart, but a procrastinator by trade. She enjoys reading all types of literature, traveling (her next stop is Ecuador), dancing, hanging out with friends, avoiding cooking, and chatting with her work husband.
Favorite Movie: Labyrinth Favorite Television Shows: All reality TV and Judge shows Favorite Video Game: Manhunt 2 for Wii Favorite Quote: “I am not afraid of tomorrow for I’ve seen yesterday and I love today.” — William Allen White
About: Movies At Midnight, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a reviewer who does not exist. Ryan Midnight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of cult cinema, horror flicks, and foreign films, in a world of capitalists who operate above the law.
Favorite Movies: The Thing, The Big Lebowski, Battle Royale, Dawn Of The Dead, Rad Favorite Writers: Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Evan Dorkin, William Gibson Favorite Books: Lord Of The Rings, Neuromancer Favorite Bands: The Clash, Dick Dale, The Pietasters, Nirvana Favorite Artists: Roy Lichtenstein, H.R. Giger, Alex Ross Favorite Comics: Transmetropolitan, Preacher, Milk & Cheese, Batman: The Long Halloween, The Walking Dead Favorite Quotes: “If it bleeds, we can kill it“, “You can’t kill the boogeyman“, “As you wish“, “How about a little fire, Scarecrow?”
About: Joey Cruz likes to write about stuff. He also likes ginger beer. Go fig!
Favorite Movies: Fellowship of the Ring, The Matrix, Se7en, Clerks, Jaws Favorite Writers: Brian Michael Bendis, Warren Ellis, Richard Matheson, Joss Whedon, Orson Scott Card Favorite Artists: John Cassaday, Ben Templesmith, Bill Watterson, Katsuhiro Otomo, Kazu Kibuishi Favorite Comics: The Crow, Transmetropolitan, Violent Messiahs, Ultimate Spiderman, Akira All Time Favorite Quote: “Didn’t anyone tell you? I’m a riddle, dude. An enigma. I eat the uncertainty principle for breakfast. I am the original loose cannon. And I am one unpredictable feather-pluckin’ walrus! KOO-KOO-KA-FREAKIN’-CHOO!!!” —Deadpool
About: Slayve is the gaming alter ego of a mild-mannered chipmunk living in the vast underground warrens of Brooklyn. From time to time he pokes his wet little nose out into the harsh city air, testing the wind for any signs of danger or the occasional she-munk in heat. But he prefers the cold, damp comfort of his underground den of digital delights, surrounded by virtual friends and besieged by virtual enemies.
Favorite Movies: Star Wars Trilogy, The Matrix Trilogy, Philadelphia Story, The Quiet Man, Alvin and the Chipmunks (duh!) Favorite Writers: Isaac Asimov, Orson Scott Card, Joss Whedon, Alan Moore, Bill Willingham, Brian K. Vaughan Favorite Television Shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica (2003), Favorite Video Games: Halo, World of Warcraft, Battlefield 2, the Call of Duty series Favorite Bands: Pink Floyd, Beatles Favorite Actors: Cary Grant, James Stewart, Katherine Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Ingrid Bergman Favorite Artists: Alexander Calder, Michelangelo, Andy Goldsworthy, Christo Favorite Comics: Fables, X-Men, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Runaways
About: T.E. Pouncey is a longtime comic book fan who had his first letter to a comic book published in “Mr. Miracle” #5 in 1971 when he was 14 years old. A prolific letter-hack in the 80’s, Pouncey had a total of over 200 letters printed in various comic book letter pages including The Brave And The Bold, Airboy, The Flash, Fish Police, and many others. After over a decade as a reporter, Pouncey entered the social services field and currently works for a non-profit social services agency. In his spare time, Mr. Pouncey complains bitterly that he has no spare time. On three separate occasions Mr. Pouncey has given his life so that others may live.
About: I’m certainly not a specimen worthy of headlines. I coasted through high school doing the bare minimum to get through un-scathed with a full awareness that these things (does algebra even exist anymore?) were of no use to me where I was going, and boy was I right (take that society!). So here I am with tiny Arial font dreams and no clue what “math” is (stay in school, kids!) out to make my charge! I was born and raised in New Hampshire — one of the states most people are unaware of and just refer to a “Boston” to make it easier.
Favorite Movies: The Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, Braveheart, The Motorcycle Diaries, Garden State, Adaptation, Pan’s Labyrinth, Sin City, Life is Beautiful, Shaun of the Dead, The Devil’s Backbone, Lord of the Rings, Kill Bill, High Fidelity, City of God, Almost Famous and man, so many more. Favorite Music: The Shins, The Killers, Slipknot, Elton John, Damien Rice, Mudvayne, Pink Floyd, Mindless Self Indulgence, anything from my new favorite duo Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and basically all forms of movie scores including those from Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, James Newton Howard and so on. Favorite TV Shows: Family Guy, Firefly, Rome, Lost, American Dad and anything on Food Network (what, I like to cook!). Favorite Comic/Graphic Novel: I’m new to this area, but am totally addicted to Y: The Last Man, which is so good it makes me sick. Also, Fables and The Runaways.
About: I’m just a regular dude from the midwest. I am the guy who will watch Goodfellas and follow it up with The Toxic Avenger. The guy who holds Back to the Future and The Empire Strikes Back in relatively equal regard. The guy who didn’t like Forrest Gump. The guy who didn’t claim to have a clue what was going on at the end of Donnie Darko. I am a movie critic. I am… The Rub.
Favorite Movies: Pulp Fiction, Magnolia, High Fidelity, Silence of the Lambs, Goodfellas Favorite Directors: Scorsese, PT Anderson, Tarantino, Hitchcock Favorite Television Shows: Lost, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, Entourage, The Sopranos Favorite Bands: The Beatles, The White Stripes, Nine Inch Nails, Led Zeppelin
About: Tripp enjoys watching movies, reading comic books and graphic design. Besides contributing movie and comic book reviews to Geeks of Doom, Tripp has also written poetry published by Zygote In My Coffee.
Favorite Movies: Once Upon A Time In The West, Fight Club, The Passion Of The Christ and Mulholland Drive Favorite Bands: White Stripes, Rolling Stones, Gang Of Four, Gwar
About: Born and raised on the hardscrabble streets of Philadelphia, PA, and now living out his halcyon dreams in suburban New Jersey, the man known as Wildstar (Jerry Bonner) has worked professionally in the video game, comics and film industries. So, you will respect his AUTHORITAAAY!
His work has appeared in such notable publications as GQ, EGM/1UP.com, Ars Technica and Horizons Quarterly.
And, in the words of the great Neil Peart: “He’s a rebel and a runner. He’s a signal turning green. He’s a restless young romantic, wants to the run big machine. He’s old enough to know what’s right, but young enough not to choose it. He’s noble enough to win the world, but weak enough to lose it. He’s a New World Man…”
Favorite Movies: Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lord of Rings Trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back, A Clockwork Orange, Pulp Fiction, E.T., Aliens, The Fisher King, RoboCop and The Chinese Connection Favorite Authors: Kurt Vonnegut, Phillip Pullman, Neil Peart, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Kurt Busiek, William Goldman, Irvine Welsh, Douglas Adams, (older) Stephen King and J.K. Rowling Favorite Comics: X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills, Wolverine (original mini-series), X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga, Astro City: Life in the Big City, Akira, Maus, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, Sandman, Spider-Man: Fearful Symmetry – Kraven’s Last Hunt and Preacher Favorite Bands: Rush, Prince, Metallica, Muse, Korn, NIN, King’s X and The White Stripes Favorite Video Games: Metal Gear Solid, Bioshock, Resident Evil 4, Pac-Man, Half-Life 2, Final Fantasy VII, RC Pro AM, Phantasy Star II, NHL ’94, Dragon’s Lair and Star Control
About: Part-journalist, part-videoographer, all geek. I’ve always been a big movie buff, but my professional experience as a video editor has given me a deep appreciation for all the tech work that goes into film making and rarely gets the deserved amount of credit. I like to review movies and video games mostly, especially if I’m not part of their intended demographic (rarely the case with a video game).
Favorite Movie: Memento Favorite Video Game: The God of War series Favorite Band: No Doubt Favorite Actor: Bruce Willis Favorite Actress: Audrey Tautou Favorite Television Shows: House, 24, Lost, The Office, Penn and Teller: Bullshit!, Dexter
About: I am a graphic designer living in the Pacific Northwest. I like to travel, and spend what spare time I have seeing as much of the world as I can before I die. I’ve been a comic book geek since I discovered them in 1979 (my first comics being Green Lantern #121 and The Flash #277), and am a big fan genre entertainment in books, film, and television (my favorite being sci-fi).
Favorite Actors: Simon Pegg, Elizabeth Hurley, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Piven, Samuel L. Jackson Favorite Movies: Pulp Fiction, Galaxy Quest, Cinema Paradiso, Empire Strikes Back, Aliens, Terminator 2, Blade Runner, Shaun of the Dead, Clerks, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Favorite Television Shows: Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls, Veronica Mars, Invader Zim, Firefly Favorite Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs, James Clavell, Alastair Reynolds Favorite Books: Son of Tarzan, Mastermind of Mars, Noble House, Revelation Space Favorite Band: Depeche Mode Favorite Albums: 101 (Depeche Mode), Songs of Faith and Devotion Live (Depeche Mode). Favorite Artists: George Perez, Arthur Adams, Monet, Diego Rivera, Vincent van Gogh. Favorite Comics: Manhunter (Kate Spencer), Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (original) Favorite Paintings: Starry Night (Vincent van Gogh), The Flower Bearer (Diego Rivera), anything by Monet Favorite Video Games: Guitar Hero, Super Mario Galaxy, BioShock, Puzzle Quest: Warlords DS Favorite Quote: “No matter where you go, there you are.” —Buckaroo Banzai
About: Angie J. Han was a cowboy in a past life, but in the present one would not survive two hours in the wilderness.
Favorite Movies: Ikiru, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, X2, McCabe & Mrs. Miller Favorite Books: The Remains of the Day, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Watchmen, Consider the Lobster Favorite Television Shows: 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Freaks & Geeks, Friday Night Lights, Futurama Favorite Food: Tex-Mex, Cuban, pizza, cheeseburgers, and Dunkin’ Donuts hazelnut iced coffee with a little bit of milk and a little bit of sugar Favorite Military Branch: United States Marine Corps
About: Desdemona here, I enjoy shooting my bow and arrows all while carousing with Mongols. Don’t mess with this fair damsel or I might just go medieval on your asses.
Favorite Movies: Princess Bride, Evil Dead, Excalibur, Student Bodies, Tromeo and Juliet, Toxic Avenger, Terror Firmer, Bad Taste, Cannibal the Musical, Orgasmo, Othello, Much Ado about Nothing, and any film I ever worked on. Favorite Writers: Neil Gaiman, Laurell K. Hamilton, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jade Black, Christine Feehan, David Eddings, Kim Harrison, Brian Lumley Favorite Artists: Michael Whelan, Ruth Thompson, John Waterhouse and (thanks to being introduced to his work in HS) Andres Serrano Favorite Bands: Concrete Blonde, Danzig, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Shakespeare Sisters, Quicksand, Underdogs, Guano Apes, Pixies, Inkubus Sukubus Favorite Quote: “Love truth but Pardon error. ” — Voltaire
About: I sometimes write for Geeks of Doom. This is because I’m a geek and I love the word Doom, though I don’t get to use it nearly enough. I’m a fairly nice person with a sharp sense of hygiene. I am also quite capable of joy depending on how long its been after I first wake up and how much coffee I’ve had.
Favorite Television Show: Was Firefly. I miss Deadwood too. I guess I’ll settle for Heroes Favorite Band: Changes from week to week because I’m fickle but right now I’m digging TV ON THE RADIO. Favorite Actor: Matt Dillon. That doesn’t make me gay at all. Shut up. Favorite Album of All Time: London Calling. Favorite Comic Book: Powers by Brian Michael Bendis Favorite Artist: Keith Richards. I like his disco period best. Favorite Video Game: Bully-because I have some stuff I still need to work out. Favorite Book: The Master And Margarita. Favorite Movie: Blade Runner or The Great Dictator. I also very much liked Juno. I just saw it. It was like The Gilmore Girls but a little different. I also love the Gilmore Girls.
A Passionate Damn Fine Artist hailing from the UK, UFOlogist, as well as a published photographer. A fervent, emotive curvaceous woman who knows what she loves and tells the world so, this Geek loves her Glam Rock and lives for her art. So much so she acquired the top honours Degree and will be a force to be reckoned with in the very near future.
Specific Interests: Hair Metal [CrÃ¼ehead], Art, Film, UFOlogy, Snowboarding Favourites Movies: E.T. The ExtraTerrestrial, Stand By Me, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Transformers, The X Files Favourites Bands: MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e, Sixx:A.M., Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin Favourites Books: The Dirt by Motley Crue, The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx, Alien Encounters by David M. Jacobs, Left at East Gate by Larry Warren, You Can’t Tell The People by Georgina Bruni Favourites Fine Artistes: Coop, Cindy Sherman, Frank Cho, Edward Hopper, Jack Vettriano Favourites Directors: Steven Spielberg, John Hughes, Tim Burton, Joe Dante, Chris Carter Favourites Actors: River Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson Favourites Television: Home and Away, Friends, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, Scrubs Favourites Quotes: “I’ll be right here” —E.T.
“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.” —Michelangelo
About: I am an artist and husband and generally a BIG KID. I love to draw and read comics and watch cartoons, all types for American animation to Japanese animation. I am working on my MFA in Traditional Illustration, which I find funny because my style is not the traditional type. I am also working on a children’s book, designing it and drawing it. I am also a college professor who teaches the new and up and coming graphic designers and traditional fine arts. Not your typical college professor by far…
Favorite Movies: Way to many to say and list Favorite Band: Led Zeppelin, The Ramones, The Who, The Doors, Pink Floyd, The Seatsniffers, Favorite Arthur: James Joyce Favorite Artist: Robert Williams, Chuck Jones, Jackson Pollack, Robert Fingerman, Marshal Arisman Favorite Critic: Saralou Cooper Favorite Quote: Live to Draw, Draw to Live
About: Keyser SÃ¶ze commands an army of robotic ninja hamsters that do his semi-evil bidding (like making the tea and going to the shop for a cornetto) and continues his crusade against the thieving underpants gnomes.
However really, Keyser goes by the name James or Jay to his friends. He lives in Wales in the UK, loves movies, rock/metal music, basketball, playing guitar and of course – console and PC gaming. His sole aim in life is to cross-breed giant spiders with rats, in an attempt to rid the world of the concentrated evil that is cheese.
Favorite Movies: The Usual Suspects (well duh!), Leon, Clerks, Dogma, Alien, The Matrix, Fight Club, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Planet Terror, Sin City, Grosse Pointe Blank…. if I carry on there’ll be no space left! Favorite Actors/Directors: Simon Pegg, Gary Oldman, Kevin Smith, John Cusack, Ed Norton, Robert Downey Jr Favorite Games: Rockstar Ate My Hamster (spectrum 128k+), Assassin’s Creed (Xbox 360), Tekken Tag (PS2), Street Fighter 2 (SNES), Half Life 2 (PC), Bioshock (PC), Mario Kart (SNES), GTA IV (Xbox 360), Guitar Hero 3 (Xbox 360)
Favorite Bands: Pearl Jam, Incubus, Disturbed, 30 Seconds to Mars, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, Chevelle, Linkin Park, Lostprophets, RATM Favorite Guitarists: Jimi Hendrix, Tom Morello, Stone Gossard, James Dean Bradfield Favorite Authors: Frank Miller, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Shaun Hutson, Neal Stephenson, John Carpenter Favorite TV Shows: Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, House, Grey’s Anatomy, Reaper, Family Guy, American Dad, Futurama, Robot Chicken, Mythbusters, Miami & LA Ink, CSI, Dexter, Spaced, Black Books, The IT Crowd Loves: Dr. Pepper, Playing Pool, Intelligent Conversation, DVDs, quoting movies randomly, sick senses of humour Hates: Cheese, morons, superficial people, people that don’t indicate when driving, assumptions Favorite Quote: “As a question of etiquette, do I give you the ass, or the crotch?” – Tyler Durden
About: I’m a husband, father, comic-creator, indie filmmaker, and self-diagnosed pop-culture junkie constantly in search of my next comic, flick, or video game fix!
Favorite Band: Pearl Jam Favorite Book: On the Road by Jack Kerouac Favorite Comic: Daredevil: Born Again by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli Favorite Movies: Jaws, Bubba Ho-Tep, Blazing Saddles, The Jerk
About: Before waving goodbye forever to the American mainland and embarking on a life of high seas swashbuckling and piracy, Giles Lewey was a writer, artist, and sometimes graphic designer.
Favorite Writer: William Vollmann, Paul Auster, Michael Chabon, James Ellroy Favorite Quote: “I would not like to defend or justify Bobby Fischer. He is what he is. I am asking only for one thing. For mercy, charity. If for some reason it is impossible, I would like to ask you the following: Please correct the mistake of President FranÃ§ois Mitterrand in 1992. Bobby and myself committed the same crime. Put sanctions against me also. Arrest me. And put me in the same cell with Bobby Fischer. And give us a chess-set.”
“” Former world chess champion Boris Spassky in an appeal to George W. Bush.
“I don’t want him in my cell. I want a chick in my cell.”
“” Fischer’s response to Boris Spassky’s letter to president Bush
About: MrOodles loves video games and movies – and his opinion is easily sold to the highest bidder. So send him video games and movies and get yourself a good review.
Favorite Movies: Patton (Honest), Legends of the Fall (Honest), Road House ($5,000 in a duffle bag from MGM) Favorite Video Games: Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Harvest Moon 64 Favorite Cities:: Cleveland, OH, Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH Favorite Capital Punishment: Firing Squad, Crucifixion, Stoning, Wrapped in a bag with a badger and thrown into a lake
About: Well, you know what they say, ‘You can’t keep a good ghoul down…‘ even when they bury him! Wahhhhahh… Seriously though. Good ole ObZomb is here to give you the geek gab from beyond the grave, you dig? heh, yeah, I said it.
Favorite Movies: Shaun of the Dead, Zombie, Return of the Living Dead 3, 28 Days Later, Night of the Living Dead Favorite Band: Cannibal Corpse, White Zombie, Celtic Frost, VoiVod, Probot, Mercyful Fate Favorite Comics: Walking Dead, Zombies vs. Robots, Max Terror, Marvel Zombies, Jesus Hates Zombies (guilty pleasure) Favorite Activity: Campaigning for Zombie Steve in ’08, Exsanguination Inaccurate Book That Won’t Save You: The Zombie Survival Guide Favorite Quote: “The purpose of man’s life…is to become an abject zombie who serves a purpose he does not know, for reasons he is not to question.” —Ayn Rand
About: Conceived, born and raised in a backwater country in the old continent, a once-upon-a-time empire of proud sailors, a true melting pot of faith-resigned people, Miguel blessed the world one faithful night when he, for a few seconds, came out of complete unconsciousness after having eye surgery, and with 5 little words… OK so, 4 little words and one not so little, changed not only his life but the life of everyone else, forever: “Dad, i want a PlayStation.” (translated from original Portuguese). From then on the “geekness” had found another victim and in Miguel it had plenty of space to grow and develop until the day when he’d be ready to discover that he was in fact the chosen one. With his multicultural background, being of Jewish and Muslim descent and being raised by a daughter of Buddha, he was able to understand all sides of the most complicated of issues, in other words, he’s paranoid.
Welcome to the world of Miguel Rodrigues where everything is the way it has to be because he says so and there’s a toll-free bridge across the Atlantic, you’re in it even though you don’t know it.
Favorite Band: Kaiser Chiefs Favorite Book: Shantaram Favorite Comic Book: Sentinels Favorite Writer: Andrea Camilleri
About: Hey, I’m SmedIndy. I’m a music geek, sports geek, game show geek history and politics geek, ok, just a geek, living in Minnesota. It’s people like me who care about how high “Sugar On Sunday” by the Clique charted, and who the backup goalie for the San Jose Sharks was in 1993. Yeah, that’s me…
Favorite Game Show: The $25,000 Pyramid. Or $100,000. Whatever. The top category is always “Things That Are Tangentially Related To Each Other.” Favorite Album: Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys Favorite Baseball Team: The 1899 Cleveland Spiders. They went 20-134. Ouch, babe! Favorite War: World War I. Intrigue at every turn. Favorite Marauding Horde: I prefer the Ostrogoths myself. Favorite Pope: John XII. Pope at 18 – loved the ladies, the wine, and the bones. Heh. Favorite Toy: It would have to be my iPod packed with 21,500 songs. Or so. Favourite Shirts: “Boy meets girl / and love, love it’s on it’s way” – Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) hit #4 on the British charts in 1981, making the world safe for pretty boys in nice sweaters who play melodic pop.
About: Socrates is the online pseudonym of a postwar American geek based in the New York City area. Like all the great geeks before him, he grew up in Brooklyn and wore a lot of plaid button-up shirts made out of cotton/polyester blends, decades before such garments came to be viewed as ironically hip by legions of bespectacled, loft-dwelling pansies. Among his numerous talents is the uncanny ability to predict, with only a single glance, the exact number of minutes necessary to perfectly bake any russet potato in a conventional oven. Socrates is D/D-free and is available for casual dating, “friends with benefits”-type relationships, and light copyediting.
Favorite Mutual Fund: Midas Fund (symbol: MIDSX) Favorite Chip: toss-up between Cape Cod® Potato Chips and Ponch Favorite Anxiety Disorder: too many to list Favorite Editorial Assistant: Caitlin Favorite Domestic Company with Painfully Inept Customer Service Operators Located in India: EarthLink Favorite NOS Output Tube: 1950s General Electric 6V6GT Favorite Visually Unappealing Cold Cut: head cheese Favorite Price is Right pricing game: Plinko Favorite Dumb-Sounding Words: flummoxed, brouhaha, incentivize (special honorary mention: BOGO) Favorite Car Service Driver: Juan Favorite Inexplicable Element in a Music Video: pulsating hot dog in “Don’t Bring Me Down” Favorite Year: any before (approximately) 1988 or 1989
About: “TechGOnzo” is the pen name of tech geek and web savvy journalist Tom Cheredar, whose first and foremost love is of comic books. The Nashville, Tenn. native writes for the local “dead tree edition” newspapers as well as newassignment.net where he up holds truth, justice and the….oh wait he just talks about open-source journalism.
Favorite Movies: The Dark Knight, Clerks, Serenity Favorite Writers: Brian Michael Bendis, Kevin Smith, Joss Whedon, Chuck Klosterman Favorite Artists: Mitch Breitweiser, Scott Sava, many more… Favorite Comics: Yes.
About: I am The EnviroGeek and am committed to making the world a better place for future generations. I believe that increased public awareness of todays environmental issues combined with proper government intervention is an effective way to prolong our beautiful planet and its inhabitants. A healthy environment is not just for geeks – spread the word!
Favorite Movie: An Inconvenient Truth Favorite Television Show: South Park Favorite Comic: Green House Favorite Quote: “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” —Henry David Thoreau
About: A downright outrageous teenager who despises Dan Fogler and Ryan Seacrest and writes for one hell of a geek site.
Favorite Movies: Sin City, Boondock Saints, The Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men, Psycho, Fight Club, Donnie Darko, Leon, Kill Bill Favorite Quotes: “Well, I still jerk off manually.” — The Dude from The Big Lebowski
“Now we come to step three. This… drives… most… people… crazy.” — Tappy Tibbons from Requiem for a Dream
“My dad thinks I paid for all this with catering jobs. Never underestimate the power of denial.” — Ricky Fitts from American Beauty