In February 2005, 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.
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 BA 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). She’s also a contributing blogger at the sci-fi/fantasy site Tor.com. The Empress is a veg*n obsessed with potato chips, heavy metal, and animal rights 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), The Hobbit, Back To The Future, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Serenity, Detroit Rock City, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Highlander, Hot Fuzz, Rock and Roll High School, Toy Story, Superman I, Edward Scissorhands, The Breakfast Club, Blade Runner, Psycho, Ghostbusters, Army Of Darkness, The Crow, The Thing, Big Trouble In Little China, Beauty and the Beast, It’s A Wonderful Life Favorite Authors: Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Douglas Adams, J.R.R. Tolkien, Piers Anthony, Peter David, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ayn Rand, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Joe Hill, Robert Jordan, Dr. Seuss, George R.R. Martin, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Dante Favorite Comic Books: Sandman, Watchmen, Batman: The Long Halloween, Walking Dead, Marvel Zombies, The Crow, Fables, Lucifer, Preacher, V For Vendetta, The Crow, Thor, Runaways, Y: The Last Man, Fallen Angel, Danger Girl, Sin City, Hellboy, Scott Pilgrim Favorite Bands: Rush, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, KISS, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Dio, Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Hades, The Runaways, The Ramones, The Misfits, GnR, The Beatles, Yes, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Nirvana, Hole, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains Favorite Bassists: Steve Harris, Cliff Burton, Geddy Lee, Bob Daisley, Geezer Butler, Chris Squire, Frank Bello, Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones
About: Dave is a graphic designer by day, a power metal guitarist by night, and the publisher of Geeks of Doom every second in between. His design work has graced the pages of countless mainstream magazines (Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, TV Guide, and Fast Company to name a few) […anyone remember print?], as well as the billboards and buses of every major metropolitan city on the map. His righteous guitar work has penetrated the ears of the live-music scene 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 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 Scribes: 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: I’m a writer of things. Sometimes news, sometimes opinion and perspective, and sometimes just babbling. I have no training or education; I’m just a lover of movies, video games, and other things that embrace the geek experience.
Favorite Movies: The Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, Braveheart, The Motorcycle Diaries, Garden State, Life is Beautiful, Shaun of the Dead, Sin City, Lord of the Rings, Kill Bill, In Bruges, High Fidelity, City of God, Almost Famous, all things Pixar, and so many more Favorite Music: Really just depends on the day. Whatever makes me happy or inspires me is what I’ll be listening to Favorite TV Shows: Firefly, Rome, Lost, Family Guy, Battlestar Galactica, Futurama, and all the stuff that shows up on HBO, Showtime, and Starz Favorite Comic/Graphic Novel: Y: The Last Man, Fables, Runaways
What I do for $: AP of a high school (English and Special Ed teacher before that) What I do for free: Expertly sing car karaoke Age outside: Early 40s Age inside: 15 (see favorites for evidence) Favorite Movies: Perks of Being a Wallflower, Across the Universe, Star Wars IV, V, and VI, Braveheart, The Shining, 10 Things I Hate About You, Shaun of the Dead Favorite TV Shows: Buffy, Firefly, Angel, LOST, Revolution, Vampire Diaries, Vikings, Newsroom, House of Cards, So You Think You Can Dance, The Walking Dead, Brooklyn 9-9, The Goldbergs, Glee, Sons of Anarchy, Modern Family, Orange is the New Black, Intelligence, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Episodes Favorite Music: All (except most country and Dido/Enya (are they the same person?). Carry On Wayward Son is my favorite song ever and it’s all Supernatural’s fault. Favorite Writers: Brian Lumley, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Isaac Asimov Favorite Books: The House of Doors, The Stand, It, Weaveworld Midlife Crisis Sign: Ran Tough Mudder…….had nightmares about it for months afterward where I was at the starting line with no shoes…..just signed up again. Bucket List: See Billy Joel (got tix!), Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin (pleeeease Page & Plant work it out!!), get over my paralyzing fear of heights which may mean trying skydiving, but not sure how I can force myself to get on that plane to do it. Learn how to fix cars, speak Italian, and play the drums. Almost Ashamed to Admit: I watch General Hospital. I love trashy romance novels. I think Wayne Brady is the most talented guy on the planet.
About: Movie lover, milk shake connoisseur, Michael uses his time off to moonlight as a non-powered Spider-Man or buy spam in bulk from the warehouse supplier so that he can prepare for the zombie apocalypse. He is also an avid Disneyland fantic, and because he lives just across the street from the happiest place on earth, his diet consists of churros, turkey legs, and minute maid frozen lemonade. He used to write for sites like Examiner and FusedFilm, but now he has found a home at the Geeks of Doom. He is also a staff writer at Movieviral.com and Screenrant.com. Mike loves the Spider-Man clone wars and isn’t afraid to admit it. He also enjoys good food and a couple of drinks from time to time. He dreams of having a vesper martini and other cinematic alcoholic drinks.
Favorite Movies: Aliens, Up, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc. Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Ratatouille, Captain America: The First Avenger, Brother, The Raid, 50/50, A Clockwork Orange, Snatch, Jaws, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Spider-Man 2, Lawrence of Arabia, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, It Happened One Night, Gilda, The Lord of the Rings, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Shaun of the Dead, Rookie of the Year, The Breakfast Club, The Dark Knight, The Great Muppet Caper, As Good As It Gets, No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man, Raising Arizona, Dr. Strangelove, There Will Be Blood Favorite Authors: Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Elliot, Dante Alighieri, J.R.R. Tolkien Favorite TV Shows: LOST, The Walking Dead, DAMAGES, Justified, Archer, Dinosaurs, Futurama, SNL, Anaheim Ducks or Anaheim Angels Games, Top Chef, The Killing, Hell on Wheels, Modern Family, The Amazing Race Favorite Music: Anything that is on my iPod of course, which is almost everything.
Geeks of Doom has grown to include a cabal of contributors — all self-certified geeks to the core. 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: Adam Frazier grew up in the heart of Appalachia, dreaming of an escape from the crushing mundanity of the rural South through the works of visionaries like George Lucas, Stan Lee, Steven Spielberg, and Stephen King. A storyteller at heart, Adam currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina – the pimento cheese capital of the world – where he spends his time watching, writing, and writing about what he’s watching.
Favorite Movies: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Alien, Aliens, RoboCop, Predator, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Rear Window, Throne of Blood, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Dazed and Confused, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The “˜Burbs, The Crow, Tremors, Batman Begins, Critters, Grindhouse, Mad Max: Fury Road Favorite TV Shows: Mad Men, The Haunting of Hill House, Twin Peaks, The Twilight Zone, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance, Stranger Things, Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Sopranos, Batman, GLOW, Cobra Kai Favorite Authors: Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, David Sedaris, J.R.R. Tolkien, Grady Hendrix, Joe Hill, Joseph Campbell, Barbara Creed, Carol J. Clover, Danny Peary, Claudia Gray, Timothy Zahn, Jason Fry, James Luceno Favorite Comic Books: Li’l Depressed Boy, Paper Girls, Amazing Spider-Man, Uncanny X-Men, Batman – The Dark Knight Returns, Batman – The Long Halloween, Watchmen, Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, Fables, Amazing Spider-Man – Kraven’s Last Hunt, Hellboy, New Avengers Favorite Bands: Less Than Jake, Death Cab for Cutie, The Avett Brothers, The Ramones, AFI, Son of Sam, The Beatles, Hall & Oates, Lady Gaga, Johnny Cash, Matt & Kim, The Misfits, Motion City Soundtrack, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Wilson Pickett, Rodriguez
Favorite Quote: “Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.” – Yoda
Contributor, Host – Violent Delights: A Westworld Podcast & The Drill Down
About: Andy is a film editor and a Social Media enthusiast, whose eye for quality content has garnered him a successful following on social news sites such as Digg and Reddit, and led Slate.com to name him “The King of All Social Media“. He also produces The Drill Down, a weekly roundtable-style technology podcast.
Favorite Movies: Lawrence of Arabia, Blade Runner, Brazil, Vertigo, Citizen Kane, The Wages of Fear, The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Raiders of the Lost Ark, L.A. Confidential, The Prestige, Amadeus, The Thing (1982), The Silence of the Lambs, Chinatown, Yojimbo, The Devil’s Backbone, Jaws, West Side Story, The Last Temptation of Christ Favorite Music: electronica, mashups, The Beatles, & Electric Light Orchestra (which I listen to non-ironically). Favorite Comics: Watchmen, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Give Me Liberty, Hard Boiled, Irredeemable, Y:The Last Man, Favorite TV: LOST, Fringe, Dexter, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Firefly, Arrested Development, The Wire, Misfits, Breaking Bad Favorite Authors: Michael Crichton, Philip K. Dick, Stephen King, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, and of course, Stephanie Meyer (just kidding) Favorite Character Actor: JK Simmons & James Hong (tie) Favorite Constellation: Orion Favorite Pie: Boysenberry Favorite Salad: Caesar Favorite Psychological Theory: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Favorite Disputed Creator of the Margarita: Don Carlos Orozco, Hussong’s Cantina
About: Danny has been enamored with movies since he was young, especially in the horror genre. Sneaking around and staying up late to watch horror movies without parental notice, Danny fondly remembers the good ol’ days of video store browsing, and his father became an enabler, letting him watch IT at age 8, The Omen at age 9, and taking him to see From Dusk Till Dawn at 12. His college dorm room walls were adorned by horror movie posters like Halloween, the Evil Dead films and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Aside from horror, Danny considers himself a film historian and has seen over 3/4 of the Oscar winners for Best Picture. Danny is a history teacher by day and movie/TV reviewer by night. He is happily married to wife Athena and has two kids, Brandon (12) and Charlotte (6) who he loves sharing his love of movies and entertainment with.
Age: Mid 30s Professions: History Teacher, Horror Movie junkie, film/TV reviewer Favorite Movies: Pulp Fiction, Jaws, Halloween, Casablanca Favorite Directors: All things Tarantino, Spielberg, Carpenter, Craven, Raimi, Mike Flanagan Favorite TV Shows: (Ever â†’ Futurama, Rome, Tales from the Crypt), Currently â†’ Ash vs. Evil Dead, The DCEU, Shark Tank, American Horror Story, South Park, The Simpsons, Game of Thrones Favorite Books/Comics: The Dark Tower Series, Harry Potter Series, Watchmen Favorite Authors: H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling Favorite Bands/Music: Metallica, Billy Joel, Black Sabbath, AC/DC Favorite Quotes: “Welcome to Primetime Bitch!” – Freddy Krueger, “Groovy” – Ash, “I never said do what I do, I said do what I say” – Seth Gecko
Contributor, Host – Violent Delights: A Westworld Podcast & The Drill Down
About: Dwayne was probably born too early. Strategy-focused and solution oriented, he doesn’t wax poetic about technology– he simply wants it to work harder for him because it’s rarely where he “‹wants it to be. He’s hell bent on figuring out ways to stop the sentient-android apocalypse”‹, but loves Google Home and Amazon Alexa all the same.”‹
A “‹freelance online “‹market”‹er and IOT researcher based in Boulder, Dwayne started his career immersed in the intellectual property and technology space at the law firm of Skadden Arps, later taking his research and analysis skills to Brown Rudnick. He supported the Business and Legal division at MTV Networks before managing the Compliance and Special Projects department at a Boulder-based ad agency”‹ and then working as marketing director for a couple of Boulder-based tech start ups. “‹”‹”‹”‹
“‹”‹Technology, however, is never the entire story. Our tools change us, and domesticate us, forcing us to tell new stories about ourselves. This is where Dwayne’s criticism is applied to books, film and television in addition to gadgets and gizmos.
His deep interest in the way gadgets and gizmos augment our reality, alongside the manner in which revenue models are tied to The Attention Economy are what fuels the “business-focused/user-first” perspective he lends to Geeks of Doom.
Favorite Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Moonstruck, The Incredibles, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Prestige, Oldboy, Alien, Aliens, Amadeus, Inception, Interstellar, Arrival, Star Wars 4&5, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Beauty and the Beast (1991)… Favorite TV: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Doctor Who, Vikings, (Netflix+Marvel), Archer, Sherlock (BBC), Orphan Black, The Thick of It, Westworld (2016), X-Men: The Animated Series, Batman (1992), Battlestar Galactica (2003), The Muppet Show (1980s)… Favorite Superhero: Buffy Summers, R2D2, Bishop.
About: Introduced to Kiss live in concert, Batman comics and the original Star Wars all in the same month in 1977, my inner geek reared it’s ugly head and I was never the same again. My first job was in a comic, gaming and book store, solidifying my need for all things nerdy. Hundreds of AD&D campaigns and thousands of fantasy books later, I am able to hold my own in almost any geeky convo. My everyday suit and tie attire hides a plethora of piercings and a crap ton of tattoos. I’m always willing to try anything (book/comic wise, you perv). I spent almost twenty years in the book business (my first love) at several different companies and also trained under an actual chef, so I’ve got some skills in the kitchen, too. I’m red-headed and Scottish so if I seem angry, it’s because I am trying hard to earn an actual Red Lantern Ring. My goal in life is to start my own comic and book cult, er…I mean store.
Favorite Authors: Umberto Eco, Jim Butcher, R.A. Salvatore, Terry Brooks, David Eddings, George R.R. Martin, Charles Dickens, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Raymond E. Feist, and many more Favorite Movies: Highlander, Strange Days, Hellboy, Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns, The Lost Boys, Breakfast Club, Less Than Zero, the original Star Wars trilogy, When Harry Met Sally, Better Off Dead, every James Bond film, Heathers Favorite Comics: Poison Elves, Dawn, Chew, Elf Lord, Vampirella, Fables, Sandman, The Unwritten, Y:The Last Man, Transmetropolitan, The Walking Dead, Kabuki and anything with Mystique in it Favorite Bands: Skinny Puppy, Stabbing Westward, Pigface, Primus, Fishbone, KMFDM, Social Distortion, Concrete Blonde, Live, Alice In Chains, Garbage Favorite TV Shows: The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory, M*A*S*H, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Battlestar Galactica, News Radio, Good Eats, Man v. Food Favorite Sayings: “Second Place Is Just A First Place Loser” and ” Nemo Me Impune Lacessit” Favorite Beer: Shiner Bock (other beers cannot compare) Bad Habits: Referring to my employees as minions, buying tech toys constantly, calling people “chief” or “bro”
About: I have a 40-something body fitted with a young adult’s brain. What this means is that I totally geek out over science fiction and fantasy but if I jump around and fist-pump the sky too much over the next great teaser trailer, I’ll throw out my back. Such is life.
I’m a husband, a dad, a photographer, a reader, a listener, and a 20-year blogger at kapgar.com. I finally found a job that lets me wear jeans and that I love going to every day. And I wish that I did not sell my Ibanez EX-160 nearly 20 years ago. I miss that guitar.
Favorite On-Screen Pairs: Han and Leia, Chirrut and Baze, Caesar and Maurice, Steve and Peggy, Shawn and Gus, Wyatt and Doc, Chris and Mitch, Egon and Janine, Hiro and Baymax, Ripley and Hicks, Godzilla and Mothra, Sam and Coach, Sam and Al, Eggsy and Harry, Indy and Marion, Marty and Doc, Leslie and Ron, Sully and Mike, Moana and Maui, Sheila and Joel, Abby and Eric.
Favorite Comics: Descender, Lando, The Walking Dead, Godzilla: Half-Century War, Squee, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Rai, Daytripper, Locke & Key, Astro City, and anything with Hulk.
Favorite Bands: Japandroids, Cloud Nothings, …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Aphex Twin, Grimes, Iron Maiden, INXS, Linkin Park, David Bowie, Prince, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, The Replacements, Warrant, Rostam, Twin Shadow, Tina Turner, and Urge Overkill.
The Only Book I’ve Ever Read Twice, Willingly: Frank Herbert’s Dune.
Favorite Food: A damn fine club sandwich although I’m developing a taste for Pho.
About: Max grew up in the small college town of New Paltz, New York. One of his fondest memories as a child was when his dad would bring him to the local comic book shop every Sunday to buy 25Â¢ comics. This love for comics followed him into adulthood and became a passion and career pursuit. Max earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Eastern Connecticut State University and was a recipient of the prestigious Lifelong Learner Award in 2011. During his final year there, he researched and developed a course on graphic novels which is now being taught at the college. Max is a lead writer at podcast and science fiction news and review site The Sci-Fi Christian and he is a self-employed social media specialist. As a freelance writer, he is currently working on a project to adapt a screenplay into a graphic novel. Max lives with his wife in Connecticut and desperately tries to convince her to watch every science fiction television show known to man (it seems to be working).
Favorite Comics and Graphic Novels: Sweet Tooth, The Walking Dead, Scott Pilgrim, Bone, Rasl, Invincible, Blankets, Essex County, The Runaways Favorite Authors: Joe Abercrombie, Brent Weeks, Jeff Lemire, David Dalglish, Robert Kirkman, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Jeff Smith, Orson Scott Card Favorite TV Shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate (SG1, Atlantis, SGU), Doctor Who, Firefly, LOST, Farscape, Arrested Development, Once Upon a Time, Boy Meets World, New Girl, How I Met Your Mother, True Blood, Being Human (UK) Favorite Movies: The Professional, Stargate, Star Wars, Spider-Man 1 & 2, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, X-Men: First Class, Inception, The Avengers Favorite Cartoons: Batman: The Animated Series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Samurai Champloo Favorite Bands: The Shins, The Decemberists, Band of Horses, Greg Laswell, Nickel Creek, Jon Foreman, Feist, Death Cab for Cutie, Third Eye Blind, Brett Dennen, Michael Jackson, The Format, Tegan and Sara, Chris Thile, Jack’s Mannequin, Mates of State
About: Growing up in Brooklyn, New York in the 1970s, I was fortunate enough to be in the hub of arguably the greatest era of kitsch, coolness and pop culture. I cultivated all the hubris I absorbed from that time to become a watchful knower and see-er of all things pop culture. From knowing Curly Howard’s Social Security number, to Jimi Hendrix’s blood type, to Alan Alda’s train collection to Led Zeppelin’s preference of certain brands of hotel soap, there isn’t much that this popped cultured mind doesn’t know, hence my moniker “Stoogeypedia”. Reading, music, film, anything and everything of that ilk raises my antenna for full absorption in the extensive file cabinets in my brain. NOTHING gets by me or missed when it comes to trivial facts or information. I felt like an outcast for years with being imbued with these “special” powers. Who I asked myself, WHO would care enough about all this? Where, I asked myself, WHERE would I go to find a proper forum to wax about all things vox populi (Latin meaning : “For the people”)? On a cold rainy night, after walking in confusion for weeks, I used my last ounce of energy as I trudged up the steps to the door of the headquarters of GoD. I collapsed as I rang the bell. Rescued by the Empress and Dave 3, I knew I had found my home, my calling, my place in a culturally pop filled society. And thus, the saga of Stoogeypedia was born”¦
Favorite Writers: Lester Bangs, Cameron Crowe, Charles Schultz, Bill Watterson, John Cleese, Chevy Chase, Frank Jacobs Favorite Bands/Musicians: The Stooges, The Ramones, The Mc5, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Rush, Jaco Pastorius, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Deep Purple, Tommy Bolin, Iron Maiden, King Crimson, Frank Zappa Favorite Films: Saturday Night Fever, Superman I and II, Duck Soup, The Wild Bunch, The Wrestler, Network, The French Connection Favorite TV Shows: Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Honeymooners, The Sopranos, Smallville, Match Game ’73, Old Saturday Night Live, All in the Family Craziest Celebrity Meeting Moment: I once met David Johansen (The New York Dolls, Buster Poindexter, cab driver in “Scrooged”) and mistook him for Tom Waits. Don’t ask. Craziest Moment Period: Being on a game show (the remake of “Press Your Luck”) and hitting NO Whammy’s and being a winner! The picture of me here PROVES it lol!
About: Sarah is a freelance writer who loves telling compelling stories. She has worked in media and public relations since 2011. Sarah’s writing, photography, video and public relations work has been published on multiple outlets, from local news to The Country and Abroad magazine to NPR. Her passion is in sharing inspiring stories, and she is obsessed with the editing process, finding the best grammatically correct phrasing to most effectively communicate her message. Sarah earned her Master’s in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Sacred Heart University, where she received the Gold Medal of Excellence in Communication. In addition to her work as a public relations writer and pop culture journalist, she is an adjunct professor at a local university in the school of communication and media arts. Sarah loves to sing, play guitar and ukulele, and of course, write. She and her husband, Max (Maximus Prime) – also a writer for Geeks of Doom – live with their daughter, Gwenevere, in Connecticut.
Favorite Books: Harry Potter and Outlander ARE LIFE Favorite TV shows: Outlander, Orphan Black, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Battlestar Galactica, New Girl, 12 Monkeys, Parenthood Favorite Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Last of the Mohicans, It’s a Wonderful Life
About: Freelance reporter Tom Cheredar is relentless in his pursuit to bring a generous amount of credibility to the title “geek journalist”. While mainly focusing television- and technology-related news as well as convention circuit coverage for the site, his real passion is the act of delivering the news regardless of the subject matter. In addition to his editing work for Geeks of Doom, he’s written for NewAssignment.net, Social Media Rage and a slew of local publications, including the Williamson Herald, The Tennessean and Nashville Scene. You can also hear him each week as co host of technology webcast The Drill Down and on Geeks of Doon’s Doctor Who-inspired mini-podcast the TARDISblend.
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.
Contributor, Host – Violent Delights: A Westworld Podcast & The Drill Down
About: Tosin (aka Toast) is a mobile Product Manager at Box with a passion in innovative technologies. At Geeks of Doom he’s a video game contributor who specializes in the indie game scene, and also a co-host on The Drill Down and Violent Delights: A Westworld Podcast. Some call Toast the “Collector of Hobbies” as in his spare time he builds R2-D2s (http://toastr2d2.tumblr.com/), plays guitar, is an avid sports fan, a cinephile, volunteers for and covers the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), a founding member of the The Lando Society (among other ridiculous groups), and has started picking up photography.
Favorite Movies: Lord of the Rings, The Prestige, Oldboy, 13 Assassins, Die Hard, Amadeus, Inception, Star Wars 3-6,, Big Trouble in Little China, The Warriors, The Dark Knight, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, etc.. the list goes on and on.. Favorite TV: BBC Sherlock, IT Crowd, 24, Archer, Courage the Cowardly Dog, BBC Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series, Cowboy Bebop, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Top Gear, Home Movies, Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Chappelle Show, Macgyver, Scooby Doo, etc.. Favorite Superhero: Spider-Man Favorite Saying: As cool as the other side of the pillow
About: When not at his day job as Marketing Specialist for an intranet software company, Aaron can be found riding his bicycle, slinging dice at the round table, reading, or changing dirty diapers. You may have seen him on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance season 3, but you probably didn’t because that wasn’t him. However, you may have read one or two things he has written for a variety of other websites (lovingthebike.com, battlemouth.com, GuerrillaGeek.com). Someday he might grow up, but probably not before the zombie apocalypse.
Favorite Athletes: Lance Armstrong, Mark Cavendish, Scottie Pippen, Bo Jackson. Favorite Table Top Game: Warhammer 40k, and anything from Fantasy Flight or White Wolf Favorite Writers: Garth Ennis, Robert Kirkman, Brian K. Vaughan A.J. Jacobs, Chuck Klosterman, Malcolm Gladwell, David Sedaris, Dave Eggers Favorite Big Box Store: Target Favorite American Pastime: Drinking Craft Beer Favorite Movies: Tron, Condorman, The Black Hole, Everything Wes Anderson, Zardoz, Back to the Future I,II, and III Favorite Medieval Weapon: Falchion Favorite Bible Character: The Whale from the Jonah story Favorite Food: Beef Jerky
About: A former journalist turned videographer/editor, I went from writing about the craft I love to doing the craft I love for a living. I’ve always been a big movie buff, but working in television 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). Mostly I’m a proud geek.
Favorite Movie: Memento Favorite Video Game: The God of War series Favorite Band: No Doubt Favorite Actor: Johnny Depp Favorite Actress: Audrey Tautou Favorite Television Shows: Dexter, True Blood, House, Lost, Penn and Teller: Bullshit! Favorite Quote: “Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free.”
About: Beth Brown learned that writing pretty good books won’t bring you a decent paycheck, but it can give a warm, fuzzy feeling and a 12-pound crystal literary award that you have to dust every week. A product of Olde Virginia, she’s a true Southern Belle at heart and enjoys telling the world the (sometimes ugly) truth about itself with a smile on her face. Following in the footsteps of her best/worst role model Hunter S. Thompson, Beth became a legit doctor in 2011 thanks to a mail-order church and the money she saved by skipping coffee for a week.
Favorite Writers: Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, Jim Butcher, Edgar Allan Poe Favorite Bands: The Kinks, Mothers of Invention, Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs, Talking Heads, Booker T. & The MG’s Favorite Comic Books: Creepy, B.P.R.D., Monkeyman and O’Brien Favorite Movies: The Lost Boys, Ghostbusters, Nacho Libre Weaknesses: Outsider art, strong coffee, stronger whiskey, Cadbury Mini Eggs, fine quality paper products, bunnies, weird teeth First Album: “Destroyer” by KISS
About: Zenestex (Bobby Cooper) was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He firmly believes that the Arctic Circle begins somewhere near Georgia and that its populace lives under the secret, tyrannical rule of ice dragons. These frosty overlords have mind-flayed their unknowing subjects into believing the “˜change of seasons is awesome’ fable. Bobby’s prides himself on being open-minded; he’ll entertain other theories on why humans venture into the frigid wastelands north of the 30th Parallel. But he knows the real truth.
Bobby swings his nunchucks through a life filled with pop culture diversions. While he managed to focus on being an adult long enough to Forrest Gump his way through college and start a career, he doesn’t even pretend anymore: he doesn’t wanna grow up, he’s a Toys R Us kid. Should he ever accept that he’s a decade or two past adolescence, he wants to be a fiction writer, or a comic artist, or a NASA engineer, or a politician, or a strength coach, or a…well, it’s irrelevant. It’ll change next week anyway. The point is that he loves geekdom and he loves writing about it here at GoD.
Favorite Movies: The Goonies, Pulp Fiction, Karate Kid (1984), The Last Dragon, Inception Favorite TV Shows: Survivor, Walking Dead, Dexter, Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory, The Guild Favorite Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Grave of the Fireflies, Tenchi, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Rurouni Kenshin Favorite Games: Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Lunar, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Baldur’s Gate II Favorite Comics: Green Lantern, Walking Dead, Morning Glories, Justice League, Ultimate Spiderman, Scott Pilgrim Favorite Books: Hunger Games, Swan Song, The Belgariad, Harry Potter, Star Wars: Thrawn Trilogy Favorite Team: DAAAAA-NA-NA-NA-NA”¦GO GATORS!!!
About: My birth name is Robert Edward Morgan II, named for Robert the Bruce, Edward the Great, and Morgan the Clinically Insane. I have traveled across a portion of these United States but keep finding my way back to Richmond, VA. Look away Dixieland and just keep thinking of the rabbits. Writing is one of my passions as are slam poetry, synchronized swimming, nude volcano surfing, and circa- 1967 impressions of Jack Nicholson. I also love to take long walks without a pre-determined destination and smoke and drink coffee at the same time. When I was a kid I wanted to be Max Allen Collins. When I was a teen I wanted to be Kurt Russell. Now that I’m an adult I just gotta be me! I live in partial seclusion, mostly when I sleep.
Favorite Movies: Evil Dead II, The Thing, Star Trek II-The Wrath of Khan, Blade Runner, Apocalypse Now, L.A. Confidential, Duck Soup, Planet of the Apes, Dark City, Twelve Angry Men, Grindhouse, Touch of Evil, Casino Royale, Goodfellas, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Anchorman, The Holy Mountain, The Dirty Dozen, Robocop, Sling Blade, Repo Man, First Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Slacker, Battle Royale, Strange Days, The Abyss Favorite TV Shows: Seinfeld, The Daily Show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Everybody Loves Raymond, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Star Trek, Reno 911, The Soup Favorite Writers: Joe R. Lansdale, Harlan Ellison, Douglas Adams, Eudora Welty, James Ellroy, Thomas Pynchon, Garth Ennis, Alan Moore, Dorothy Parker Favorite Quotes: “The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”-Frank Herbert, DUNE (1965)
“Morality has nothing in common with politics.”-Bob Dylan
“I made the mistake of watching “A.I.” on cable the week they showed it about 792 times, and I ended up watching it every time it was on.”-Joe Bob Briggs
“When you assume, you make an ass out of Uma Thurman. Isn’t that cute?“-Al Franken
“To be an intellectual really means to speak a truth that allows suffering to speak.”-Cornel West
About: I am an avid reader and connoisseur of the films, theme parks, personalities, products and all other aspects of The Walt Disney Company, making serving as columnist of Disney In Depth on Geeks of Doom such a thrill. I will be graduating from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Barrett, The Honors College this year. I have several years of writing, reporting and editing experience in both news and commentary. Though I live hundreds of miles from “The Happiest Place on Earth,” I have visited Disneyland more times than I can count, enjoyed my time at Walt Disney World on many occasions, sailed on Disney Cruise Line several times, and attended all three D23 Expos thus far! I maintain my Disney fandom on a daily basis, reading articles and books about the subject matter, as well as watching the films and shows under the Disney banner. I also spend my free time volunteering with animals, taking in movies and TV shows, playing the piano, working out, bicycling and participating in student leadership roles. I’m a geek, but maybe that’s just my fortune.
Favorite Films: Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3 Beauty and the Beast, Back to the Future, Star Wars, (500) Days of Summer, The Parent Trap, Fly Away Home, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Cinderella Man, Pay It Forward, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Lion King, Batman Begins, Dan in Real Life, In America, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, As Good As It Gets, Doubt, Inception, Pleasantville, A Single Man, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Favorite TV Shows: Frasier, Lost, Gilmore Girls, Doogie Howser, M.D., Parenthood, Brothers & Sisters, The Good Wife, Modern Family, Boy Meets World, Full House, Eli Stone Favorite Actors & Actresses: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Dustin Hoffman, Amy Adams, Matt Damon, Neil Patrick Harris, Julianna Margulies, David Hyde Pierce, Michael J. Fox, Robin Williams, Jim Parsons, Laura Linney, Greg Kinnear, John Ritter, Helen Hunt, Kevin Spacey Favorite Disney Theme Park: Disneyland Park & Epcot (tie) Favorite Disney Character: Pluto Favorite Disney Attractions: Space Mountain, Soarin’ Over California, Indiana Jones Adventure, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, Tomorrowland Transit Authority, Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Ellen’s Energy Adventure Favorite Disney Songs: A Whole New World, Belle, Out There, Go The Distance, When You Wish Upon a Star, There’s A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, Feed the Birds, You’ll Be in My Heart, I See the Light, Colors of the Wind, Circle of Life, That’s How You Know, Man or Muppet, Part of Your World, When She Loved Me, The Second Star to the Right, I’m Still Here
About: Merkader first started to love gaming while carrying around a portable Pac-Man game as a child. Today he’s molding young minds as a teacher by day and making things explode on his Xbox at night. A big fan of all things gaming and gadgety. When he’s not gaming you can find him reading an eBook, rocking out with his ukulele, or watching Star Wars. Any gaming related questions hit me up on twitter.
Favorite Movies: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Clerks, Caddyshack, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Serenity Favorite Games: The Halo series, Alan Wake, Call of Duty series, Fable, Rock Band, Final Fantasy VII, Blur, Fallout 3 Favorite Bands: Death Cab for Cutie, Coheed and Cambria, Radiohead, Cold War Kids, Vampire Weekend Favorite Authors: Christopher Moore, Stephen King, Chuck Palihnuik, Brett Easton Ellis, Kurt Vonnegut
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, South Park, Deadliest Catch, Whatever Football game is currently on 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: Amazing Spider-man, Fables, Green Lantern Corps, Invincible Iron Man
About: Deep within the body of the universe, inside the great colon of life exists a creature and the great Cornholio said unto him, ‘at the risk of infringing copyright laws and at the expense of originality, you shall forever be known as Obi-Dan.’
That probably didn’t happen.
I was born in a hospital, to a woman, on my birthday, somewhere in the UK. I don’t claim to be the world’s best critic, just a geek who watches a lot of cool stuff and writes about it.
Favorite Films Featuring Members Of KISS: KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park, Trick or Treat, Detroit Rock City Favorite Writers: Stephen Fry, Stephen King, Charlie Brooker, Michael Crichton, Ben Elton Favourite TV Show About Catholic Priests: Father Ted
About: Dave Gonzales is the name of the guy who makes those little plastic figures of Mexican-American stereotypes called “Homies.” Dave Gonzales is a talented guitarist. Dave Matthews has a crappy band, and all that made a certain number-less person un-Googleable. Da7e Matthew Gonzales works in cable television for MTV Networks. He podcasts weekly at OpKino.com and does a special Legend of Korra podcast at RepublicCityDispatch.com. He tweets a lot. He had a production company for five years where he made shorts, commercials, music videos, TV shows and one gay romantic comedy this one time (that’s on Netflix now!). He has written for online publications ranging from IDontLikeYouInThatWay.com (gossip!) to MentalFloss.com (facts!) with a ton of movie blogs in-between. Marvel threatened him once. Michael Bay has twice said he’s full of crap. He collected all the Spider-Man titles until his mother threw them all away in the late 90s and he had a ten-year temper-tantrum. Now, he’s reading all the Spider-Man comic books again on a monthly basis. He makes lo-fi music compulsively. He had a webcomic once that still lives at DosFactoum.com. He likes cartoons and smoking. His spirit animal is the Mongoose.
Favorite Things In The World: Warmth, massage and pie. Favorite Comics: Ultimate Spider-Man, Chew, League of Extraordinary Gentleman Favorite Things About Genre Movies: Time travel, stylized-violence, world building.
About: I appreciate it when a novel or film acts as a traveling guide, making evident before my eyes the magnificent worlds, the ever-changing locations and the array of different characters that inhabit these environments. I find it necessary to engage and indulge in all the film and books possible because to make fair and sound judgments one has to partake in watching as many movies as one can and reading as much as possible. I’m currently a senior at Point Park University where I am anxiously completing my degree in English Literature. Hoping to build upon my education I will be attending graduate school at the University of Duquesne. I’m trying to progress in life while doing something I absolutely love: writing about film.
Favorite Cereals: Cinnamon LIFE, Frosted Mini Wheats Brown-Sugar, Capt’n Crunch, Honey Nut Cheerios, Rice Krispies Favorite TV Shows: Boy Meets World, Full House, LOST, Miami Vice, Bonanza Favorite Films: Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Godfather I, Rio Bravo, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Senior Technical Adviser, Gnu Guru, Additional Contributor
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.
About: I’m Eric Mitchell and I am a geek. I love movies, comics, video games,music and collecting toys and movie props. I am new to mainstream writing but I have always been passionate about writing. I have collected comics since I was a kid but stopped for a period of time and recently in the past few years I started collecting again and I am glad I did. I am from Baltimore, Maryland where I work for Southwest Airlines at the airport as a ramp agent.
Favorite Comics: The Avengers, Justice League of America, Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Uncanny X-Men, X-Men Legacy Favorite Movies: Star Wars, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Ghostbusters, Toxic Avenger, Aliens, The Dark Knight, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Grandma’s Boy Favorite Games: Mass Effect 1 and 2, Halo (all of them), Ultimate Alliance, Rock Band Favorite Writers: Geoff Johns, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Craig Kyle, Chris Yost, Matt Fraction, Joss Wheddon, Mark Waid Favorite Artists: Alex Ross Favorite TV Shows: 24, Seinfeld, Firefly, Thundercats, X-Men, Justice League, Batman Beyond, Burn Notice, Stargate Universe
About: Greg Davies is a crazy Australian lost in the United States, author of the book Sobering Thoughts, and co-host of the podcast Blendover. He has contributed writing to The-TrukstoP.com, Cineleet.com and SocialMediaRage.com, and has been active in promoting May 25 as Universal Day of the Jedi. Greg is a self-admitted social media junkie who is convinced if the internet was destroyed that his head would explode (just like that awesome scene in Scanners, which actually would be a pretty badass way to go out). Besides being known as a metalhead, KISS fan, and Star Wars geek, and in addition to his passion for innovation on the web, he also co-hosts the Doctor Who podcast known as TARDISblend with fellow Geek of Doom, Tom Cheredar.
Favorite Podcasts: The Drill Down, MusicGoat, No Agenda, The Nerdist Favorite Music: KISS, Devin Townsend, Rollins, VAST, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, Karnivool, in addition to anything that could be ever have been perceived as METAL!! Favorite Movies: The Dark Knight, all of the Star Wars movies (yes, including the prequels – DON’T JUDGE ME!), Monty Python, Kick Ass, The Matrix, and everything from the Horror genre. Favorite TV Shows: Doctor Who, Torchwood, Dexter, Monty Python Favorite Books: Anything from the Star Wars Expanded Universe; pretty much anything written by Henry Rollins; the Millennium/Dragon Tattoo trilogy by Steig Larsson; everything from the amazing mind of Tolkien; the Foundation series by Asimov; and Stephen King. Favorite Comics / Graphic Novels: Star Wars, Spider-Man, Watchmen, Batman.
About: Hunter Camp loves Batman. He loves Batman so much that he has a dedicated site and podcast with Justin Vactor at gothampodcast.com. But in addition to that, Hunter is a music junkie, seasoned gamer, film nerd, internet addict, comic book reader, and he loves horror. He has spent 100% of his life dedicated to the Geek cause from reading Batman comics as a kid reading Batman comics as an adult. He loves to consume all media, and he even likes to write and talk about them, as well. Anti-Life justifies your love of his writing.
Breakfast Food: Pancakes, Turkey Bacon. In fact, a sandwich made from Pancakes and Turkey Bacon is a delightful treat for any non-vegan/vegetarian. Dog: Pug Villains: Darkseid, Two-Face, Sinestro, Crazy Quilt Heroes: Batman Supporting Batman Character: Officer Hunter Camp of the Gotham City Police Department (Batgirl #23, Pre-New 52) Music: Coheed & Cambria, pop, hip hop, metal Movies: Batman Begins/The Dark Knight, Halloween, Star Wars Comics: Batman, Daredevil, Locke and Key, Skullkickers, Key of Z, Kill Audio, whatever Bryan Q. Miller is writing, Demon Knights, Animal Man, Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Swamp Thing, Chew, Television: Monday Night Raw Writers: Grant Morrison, Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Bryan Q. Miller, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, Scott Snyder, Evan Dorkin, Paul Cornell, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Chris McDavid, Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert, Jeff Lemire, Jack Kirby Favorite Artists: J. H. Williams III, Frank Quitely, Chris Burnham, Amanda Conner, Dustin Nguyen, Marcos To, Francesco Francavilla, Jock, Jill Thompson, Sheldon Vella, Gabriel Rodriguez, Pere Perez, Jack Kirby
About: In 2010, the most electrifying man in comics retail was sent to prison by a military court for a crime he didn’t commit. This man promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the suburban Chicago underground. Fabulous secret powers were revealed to him the day he held aloft his magic sword and said “By the Power of Hayeskull!” Today, still wanted by the government, he survives as a soldier of fortune. If you have a comic…if no one else can sell it…and if you can find him…maybe you can hire…Jimmy PS Hayes.
Favorite Snack Food: Funny Bones, Devil Dogs, Twinkies Favorite Beverage: Diet Mountain Dew-ICE COLD Favorite Comic: Probably the last one I read Favorite David Hasselhoff TV Show: (Tie) Knight Rider & Baywatch Favorite Artist: Robert Atkins (not the one who invented the diet)
About: I watch a lot of movies and write about them. My training consists of watching a lot of movies and writing about them. I live in the Midwest so I spend my time watching a lot of movies and writing about them.
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: 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. It is not just movies. I also enjoying reading a lot and I have rediscovered a love of music over the last several years. I still like to buy CDs and I’ll just say there is nothing I enjoy more than an afternoon listening to a lots of different music getting ready for the various podcasts I do.
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: Joey Cruz is the co-creator and writer of the sci-fi webcomic RECKSTAR. His short stories have been published in the Bizarre New World, The Gathering, and Low Concept comic anthologies, and in the pages of Top Cow’s APHRODITE IX CYBER FORCE. He still keeps in touch with the girl scout troop that found him all those years ago on that small island West of Borneo… but that’s a story for another time.
Favorite Writers: Brian Michael Bendis, Joss Whedon, Richard Matheson, Warren Ellis, Patrick Rothfuss, Greg Rucka, Neil Gaiman, Joe Kelly Favorite Artists: Chris Bachalo, Stuart Immonen, Katsuhiro Otomo, Francis Manapul, John Cassaday, Bill Watterson, Ben Templesmith, Kazu Kibuishi Favorite Comics: The Crow, Transmetropolitan, Violent Messiahs, Akira, Ultimate Spider-Man, Calvin & Hobbes
Additional Contributor, Host – Comics of Doom Podcast
About: ï£¿ New Media addict, Podcaster, TV and Film lover, Video Game Whore. Stand up comic….(reader) ï£¿
Favorite TV Shows: Firefly, Lost, Arrested Development, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Extras, The Office (UK). Favorite Movies: Back To the Future, The Dark Knight, The Empire Strikes Back, Memento, Psycho Favorite Comics: Y: The Last Man, Runaways, Ex-Machina, The Escapists, Pride Of Baghdad, All Star Superman Favorite Comic Scribes: Brian K. Vaughan, Robert Kirkman, Grant Morrison, Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Millar, Alan Moore, Jimmy Palmiotti, Geoff Johns Favorite Comic Artists: Steve McNiven, Amanda Conner, Michael Turner, Alex Ross, Frank Quietly, Ed McGuinness, Frank Cho
About: Like an invisible dune buggy at a bacon ranch.
Like a dandelion field – And you’re King Giant-Lungs.
Like a clone of Lou Ferrigno who settles all your customer service complaints.
Like 16 silver bats at a piÃ±ata factory.
Like being in the 50% of Beatles that are still alive.
Like unlimited pull-tabs in “Not-Dead” Heaven.
Like a pet eagle holding a chainsaw and a doctor’s prescription pad.
Like an app that forces your co-workers to get you lunch everyday.
Like being able to put a saddle on your BFF and ride “˜em like a pony, without feeling weird about it.
Like a personal secretary hired to take the blame when you fart in an elevator.
Like a three-cheese pizza and one of the cheeses is your hot teacher from high school.
That’s what Kurt Isensee is like.
Fun. He’s fun, in case you weren’t sure.
Likes: Kurt likes everything. Except shitty stuff. If you like shitty stuff, you’ll not find a close friend in Kurt. Here’s one example: If you loyally watch “Two Broke Girls “, keep moving. Saying that you’re watching it for “irony” will not excuse you, in this case. If you’re watching if for masturbation fodder, then ok, fine, whatever, but please keep it to yourself.
Nickname: Kurt needed to come up with a nickname to join Geeks of Doom, and the only nickname he ever had was “The Iceman”, because part of his surname sounds like “ice.” He probably should’ve spent more time thinking up another handle, as The Iceman sounds rather pretentious and aloof, but what’s done is done.
Wait. A bit of an epiphany. Perhaps it’s more apt than he thought.
About: Rough Justice (born Matthew Peter Manarino) was abandoned by his parents at the tender age of 5 minutes old, only to be taken in by a ferocious yet loving pack of wolves. As a angst filled teenager Rough Justice satisfied his craving for fresh animal blood by filling his head with the ultra violence that is comic books. Rough Justice loves, writes, and collects funny books whenever he isn’t hunting antelope by the glow of a winter’s moon. He also is the creator of the website www.panelbound.com, and once he fought a shark”¦the shark lost.
Favorite Movies: Cruise Boat, Death Bank, A Blaffair to Rememblack, Samurai-I-Am-Awry, Untitled Aquatic-themed Animated Movie Favorite Writer: Michael Chabon, George RR Martin, Cormac McCarthy Favorite Books: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Road, Game of Thrones Favorite Television Show: 30 Rock, The Venture Bro’s, The Simpsons, Board Walk Empire Favorite Video Games: FFVII, Killer Instinct, All Batman games Favorite Bands: Liars Favorite Comics: The Goon, Hellboy, The Walking Dead, Super Dinosaur, Black Hole, Y: The Last Man
About: A “pop culture geek” since birth, Markus has always had a love of comics, action figures, wrestling, and the occasional giant-robot themed Anime. On a good day, Markus will be humming an 80s theme song and debating about whether Han shot first or just how rich Bruce Wayne really is. Markus’ day job is at an educational institution, but he also enjoys acting, occasional podcasting, karaoke, social gatherings, and a good movie/DVD.
Favorite Movies: Old Yeller, Music Man, Cornbread, Earl, and Me, Breakfast Club, Hollywood Shuffle Favorite Writers: Matt Fraction, Brian Michael Bendis, Mick Foley Favorite Books: The Broke Diaries, Foley is Good, Callus on My Soul Favorite Television Shows: Glee, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights Favorite Bands: The Roots, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Black Rock Revival, the Beatles Favorite Actors: Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Christopher Walken, Ryan Gosling, Diane Lane Favorite Artists: John Byrne, Alan Davis, George Perez, Jack Kirby, Jim Lee Favorite Albums: Illadelph Halflife –The Roots, Like Water For Chocolate – Common, Tapestry –Carole King, Off the Wall-Michael Jackson, College Dropout-Kanye West, 3 Ft. High and Rising-De La Soul Favorite Quotes: “He pulls out a knife, you pull out a gun, he puts one of yours in the hospital, you put one of his in the morgue! That’s the Chicago way, and that’s the way to beat Capone!“- Sean Connery, The Untouchables
“Man, cain’t nobody pimp you but yo’ pimp-ass self!!“-Man on the street, Wattstax
About: Growing up, Michael Carroll was on route to becoming a normal, healthy, contributing member of society when a passing interest in ‘Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends’ mixed with an unsupervised upbringing, led to Alan Moore and Robert Crumb, like petty shop lifting leads to homicide.
Michael has spent anywhere from a few months to a few years living in these states: Colorado, Alaska, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois and Texas.
He has been in Brooklyn, New York since 2006 where he works in the exciting field of Cable Access television. He lives with his super amazing girlfriend, Olivia, his cats, Colossus and Shadow Cat, and his amesome mustache.
Michaels favorite media tends to be what he is currently consuming, and has been for some time. That said, he hopes you find the following illuminating –
Favorite Comic Book Creators in High School: Todd McFarlane, Johanen Vazquez, Mark Bagely, Katsuhiro Otomo, Erik Larson Favorite Music in High School: Iggy Pop, NOFX, Sex Pistols, Tom Waits, Green Day Favorite Movies in High School: Ghostbusters, Cemetary Man, Dark Star, Waynes World, The Crow Favorite Writers in High School: Franz Kafka, Stephen King, Kurt Vonnegut, Nikolai Gogol Favorite TV shows in High School: The Simpsons and Felicity (Shut up!)
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: When prompted to describe Peter (the emotional child behind the Cashmere Smoking Jacket pseudonym), one respondent offered the following rejoinder: “Peter is a dead skeleton living in an abandoned lot in Bushwick, all of whose bones and comics are being gnawed at by feral raccoons,” which seems about right in spirit, if not in the strictest, like, “factual” sense. When not, ummm, doing that -having his dessicated remains ravenously consumed by thieving creatures, that is- he is occupied by tiresome mental gymnastics, like “trying to figure it all out.” He promises to let you know just as soon as he knows. There is other stuff, for sure, about him, but he can’t imagine why anybody would want to hear all that noise.
And but so, in lieu of a trite autobiography that was composed in the third person, but just clearly the work of the author himself, here is a non-binding and decidedly non-comprehensive list of things and people he’s fond of that is in no particular order, except sometimes alphabetical order:
Cartoons That Make Life Worth Living: Futurama, Tales of Mere Existence, Storycorps, Venture Bros., X-Men: The Animated Series Movies That He Would Watch Anytime, Anyplace: 28 Days Later, Attack the Block, Brain Candy, Chinatown, Let the Right One In, On the Edge, Rock and Roll High School, Take Shelter, Wendy and Lucy, Wild Zero Music That Warms the Cockles of His Black Heart: Animal Collective, Cat Power, The Clash, The Dead Milkmen, Jay-Z, Marnie Stern, Milo, New Order, Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Tom Waits, X, The XX People Who Write Pretty Things, As Far As He’s Concerned: Al Burian, Albert Camus, Patricia Highsmith, Joe Hill, Jason Lutes, Jason, Haruki Murakami, Chris Onstad, Joe Sacco, Adrian Tomine, David Foster Wallace, Julia Wertz Words That Make Him Smile, When He Feels Like It: bellicose, charlatan, defenestrate, dysphemism, garrulous, miasmic, pestilence, quaff, scurrilous Favorite Baseball: who said baseball!? Wanna talk about it?!
About: Rick writes screenplays and graphic novels and directs horror movies. His first movie, Villanelle, made for the price of a shitty used car, was picked up for distribution by Full Moon Features. He lives with his lady and his cat in NYC. He enjoys scotch, talking to people like they work for him, AD&D, anything Batman or Dark Tower related, talking about himself in the 3rd person, and summing up his entire life in four sentences.
STR 11 CON 11 DEX 12 INT 17 CHA 25 WIS 15 HP 21 AC 3
Favorite Movies: It’s A Wonderful Life, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Watchmen, Man Of Steel, Delta Force 2, McBain, An American Werewolf In London, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, City Of God, The Decent, Come Out And Play, Evil Dead (2013), Blood And Black Lace, The Thing, Big Trouble In Little China, Escape From NY, The Warriors, Rear Window, The Mist, Rope, The Big Lebowski Favorite TV: The Simpsons, Adventure Time, Futurama, Arrow, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Paranormal Witness, Batman The Animated Series, Spawn, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead Favorite Wrestlers: DDP, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Mr. Perfect, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, CM Punk, Chris Jericho, RVD, Mike Awesome, “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Shawn Michaels Favorite Writers: Stephen King, Paul Dini, Frank Darabont, Todd McFarlane, Robert Kirkman, Jeph Loeb, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Dave Sim, Vince Russo, Charles Bukowski, Hunter Thompson Favorite Comic Characters: Moon Knight, Batman, The Joker, The Green Lantern (Hal Jordan AND John Stewart), Spawn, The Savage Dragon, Cerebus, Magnus Robot Fighter, Marv Favorite Books: Wizard And Glass, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Batman: The Long Halloween, A Dame To Kill For, Cerebus: High Society, Batman: Hush, Identity Crisis, Spiderman: Brand New Day, Spiderman: Carnage, Moon Knight: The Bottom, Batman: A Death In The Family
Pet Peeves: Walking two by two down hallways and sidewalks, not using turn signals, children misbehaving in restaurants, stepping in puddles, falling down in the shower, Kesha Favorite Quotes: “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral’s Kiss
“Dear George, remember no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings, Love Clarence” Clarence Odbody
“Oh, now Pop, I couldn’t. I couldn’t face being cooped up for the rest of my life in a shabby little office…Oh, I’m sorry Pop, I didn’t mean that, but this business of nickels and dimes and spending all your life trying to figure out how to save three cents on a length of pipe…I’d go crazy. I want to do something big and something important.” George Bailey
About: Ryan has been a devotee of the silver screen and an avid follower of genre cinema his entire life, having his fragile little mind warped at a young age by consistent viewings of Star Wars and countless hours staring at the garrish VHS covers in the horror, sci-fi and action sections of the local video store. The transformation was completed during a three-year stint at Blockbuster followed by six years selling Hong Kong movie imports. Ryan has been reviewing movies “professionally” since 2004, and his contributions can be found in the pages of The Scarecrow Movie Guide, Screem Magazine and multiple websites. He is equally knowledgeable about video games and can fake his way pretty good through most comic book conversations. He could probably survive the first wave of the zombie apocalypse, but would rather live in a technology-overrun dystopian future. When he is not ingesting the latest uncut release of one of the video nasties, Ryan is the SEO Manager for a network of local news websites, providing guidance on search engine and social media visibility.
Favorite Movies: Halloween, The Thing, Battle Royale, The Empire Strikes Back, The Big Lebowski, A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors, Blade Runner, A Bay of Blood, Red Sonya, Terminator 2 Favorite Comics and Graphic Novels: Fables, Garth Ennis’ Punisher, Transmetropolitan, The Walking Dead, Preacher, Favorite TV Shows: Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The West Wing, Favorite Cartoons: Batman: The Animated Series, Metalocalypse, Powerpuff Girls, X-Men, Favorite Bands: Blood Ceremony, Amon Amarth, Electric Wizard, Witch Mountain, Municipal Waste, Finntroll, Misfits, Ramones
About: An Anglo-Egocentric eccentric Gonzo fiend who indulges in the eclectic audio lunacy of Tom Waits and exists Manic Rekallistically. 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 he comes in contact with, using a deft combination of rapier wit, sarcasm and sheer eloquence. SCS/Manic Rekallism spends most of his time awake nocturnally working; avoiding the day unless to pay those damn bills.
He also has a University Degree in PsychoSociology.
He is a Lowbrow Transgressive Prosodist.
He’s inspired by the manic prose of Hunter S. Thompson, Chuck Palahniuk and Charles Bukowski, the audio lunacy of Tom Waits, the dark visions of the Lowbrow artist Coop, the sociological satire of Bill Hicks and the epic devilry of his relationship with his buxotic woman…
Specific Interests: Tom Waits Lunacy and Hard Rock, Quirkology and SocioPsychology, Social Satire The Gonzo Way and Mexican food. Favourite Movies: One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Total Recall, Down By Law, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Favourite Bands/Albums: Tom Waits, ZZ Top, Rob Zombie, Jamiroquai, Honkeyfinger, Pantera Favourite Authors: Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Dawkins 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 God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, Anything by Charles Bukowski Favourite Fine Artistes: My Liz, Coop, Bridget Riley, MC Escher, Ralph Steadman Favourite Directors: Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, David Lynch, Steven Spielberg Favourite Icons: Tom Waits, Charles Bukowski, Bill Hicks, Johnny Depp, Dwight Schultz Favourite Television: Whose Line is it Anyway?, The A-Team, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, Big Bang Theory Favourite Quotes: “I ain’t got time to bleed.”
“Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live…”
“…When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”
“Out of my mind. Back in 5 minutes”
“I know my behaviour can be… ‘erratic’ sometimes.”
About: I’m a film and comic book fanatic! I write about them, and on occasion make them. I produced my first documentary feature about the world I love called Fans and Freaks: The Culture of Comics and Conventions. I produced a few other documentary shorts before returning to my home to craft a six-part documentary series for Microsoft called Con Trek again all about fandom conventions. I watch a lot of TV and movies, and I read a lot of comics, and write about them. Once in a while I join the battle and try to craft something of my own too.
Favorite Movies: Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Army of Darkness, Halloween, Revenge of the Ninja, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Favorite Music: AC/DC, Black Label Society, Buckcherry Favorite Books: Ender’s Game, The Road, Under the Dome Favorite TV Shows: LOST, Firefly, Babylon 5 Favorite Comic Book Writers: J. Michael Straczynski, George Perez, Brian Michael Bendis, Jonathan Hickman Favorite Hot Sauce: Sambal Oelek
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: Abandoned by his jet setting parents in Madagascar as a baby, The Insomniac was raised as a feral child by a family of sloths until his sixteenth birthday. At 16, he was rescued by a group of Columbian Treasure hunters searching for the lost tomb of Machau Pichou. Adopted by Sir Quentin Loriard III, he spent his formidable years drifting from Oxford University, where he majored in Latin Physics and Pre-Raphaelite Nutrition, and the shores of Paraguay where he sold Crystal Methamphetamine to sex-crazed senior citizens on Carnival Cruises.
He is the only man to ever balloon his way across Wyoming.
He once crossed swords with Craig T. Nelson at midnight across the rooftops of Maine.
He once spent ten years in a Tibetan Monastery meditating on the collected works of Asterix and Obselisk.
He holds Guiness World Record for Making Love to The Most Circus Sideshow Acts.
And now he brings his industrious energies to Geeks of Doom, where he will endeavour to clean this crap show of a website up.
Favorite Movies: Andre the Giant’s Sex Tape Favorite Book: The Collected Epistemological Treatise of Captain Kangaroo Favorite Album: John Wayne Gacy Presents Favorite Colour: Autumn Delight Favorite TV Show: Baywatch: The Golden Years Loves: Bearded Obese Women, The Ancient Art of Hand-to-Hand Origami, Fire Dislikes: Human Joy, Oxygen, Boxes
About: William Goodman is a mouth from the south that enjoys a good story and walks on the beach. He’s currently attending the University of South Carolina and is a media fiend. Video games, podcasts, tech, TV, comic books, movies, and television–William loves it all. His favorite movies included Casablanca, Memento, and Hot Rod. His favorite TV shows include The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, and Friday Night Lights. He can also be found at his comic book podcast, Between the Panels.
About: Growing up, I always wanted to be a writer, radio broadcaster, and film director. When none of those aspirations panned out, I decided to pursue comics and podcasting as a full time hobby. It’s the only things that stuck. Originally from Tennessee, now residing in Texas, Willie loves comics, books, television, and movies. He also wonders why there isn’t more time in the day for all of those things!
Favorite Movies: Fight Club, Memento, Pulp Fiction, Clerks, Chasing Amy, Back to the Future Trilogy, High Fidelity Favorite Writers: Chuck Palahniuk, Greg Rucka, Robert Kirkman, Nick Hornby, Gail Simone, Terry Moore, Jeff Lemire, John Layman, Brian Wood, Jason Aaron, Jay Faerber, Craig Clevenger Favorite Artists: Jeff Lemire, Terry Moore, Mike Norton, Rob Guillory, Ryan Kelly, Nicola Scott Favorite Comic Books: Green Arrow, Queen & Country, Scalped, Local, Chew, Sweet Tooth, Echo, The Walking Dead, Strangers in Paradise, Invincible, Secret Six, The Unwritten Favorite Bands: The Black Keys, Alexi Murdoch, Queen, At The Drive In, Bloc Party, Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead, Sleigh Bells, Rainy Day Manual