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Artist Spotlight with Matty Cardarople!

Do you like this post?With spoke with Actor extraordinaire Matty Cardarople. You may recognize him from his outstanding recent roles in “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and “Stranger Things”.  Matty has found his niche playing the awkward and  nerdy type, but he’s become highly recognizable and diverse in his roles.  …

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Artist Spotlight… Jessica Chrysler!

Do you like this post?We interviewed amazing artist Jessica Chrysler!  Her work is dreamlike and has an amazing imaginative style to it, it was a pleasure learning what influenced in her youth and what keeps her creative mind going.   Let’s get into the Q&A with Jessica…. Q.  When did you …

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Artist Spotlight… TeaBook

Do you like this post?This is a bit of a different interview for our readers, we interviewed Noah Bleich owner of TeaBook and some amazingly geeky named teas.  If you’re into great puns and AMAZING tea… then definitely check out Noah and his products. Q.  We first discovered you at …

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Artist Spotlight with… Tanya Bjork

Do you like this post?We interviewed Tanya Bjork!  The talented artist tells us about her amazing comic “Havenhurst” and it’s unique start and much more! Q.  Let’s start with the basics, when did you realize you wanted to make art your career?   I wanted to make art my career the …

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Artist Spotlight with… Aimee Steinberger!

Do you like this post? This week we spoke with Aimee Steinberger! Her creative talents include illustrations, costume designers, and even children’s books.  Aimee tells how she started, her influences, and what’s next on her creative palette. Q.  Can you tell us how you went from South Carolina to Los …

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Artist Spotlight with Ryan Benjamin

Do you like this post?We spoke with the multi-talented Ryan Benjamin.  You may know him from his work on Batman Beyond or from his very own Brother’s Bond on Webtoon.  If there’s anything needed in the creative Ryan most likely knows how to do it.  Please check out our interview …

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Artist spotlight with…. Bo Bergemann!

Do you like this post?We interviewed Bo Bergemann… Bo’s amazing talent to make life like dolls is simply AMAZING. We were first drawn in by her amazing Wonder Woman doll then the realism of all her creations took over.  You may have missed her at WonderCon this year but please …

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Artist Spotlight with Albert Nguyen

Do you like this post? We had the pleasure of interviewing Albert Nguyen! You can catch him at WonderCon this weekend in Anaheim… Q.  When did you first realize your talent and that you could sell your art? I remember trying to sell drawings for $1 each around middle school. …

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Artist Spotlight… Brandon Kenney

Do you like this post?We spoke with Brandon Keeney!  His ultra detailed art caught our eye and we’re looking forward to seeing him at Wondercon this weekend! Q.  Out of college you were a 2D animator and then realized everything shifted to CG, what was it like coming to that realization? …

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Artist Spotlight… Brett Bennett!

Do you like this post?We spoke with Brett Bennett, he’s created an entire new world with his geeky mash up art.  Bennett’s art manages to make you laugh, cry, and love all at once. Q:  Walk us through your process… how do you know to match Gizmo and Totoro or van …

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Check out the latest from Regal Robot

Do you like this post?Our friends at Regal Robot have a entire new line of Star Wars themed furniture. The new line includes amazing tables and director chairs.  Regal Robot has specialized in making unique furniture from the Han Solo Carbonite Desk to the Emperor’s Throne Chair…. just in case …

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Artist Spotlight with Jack Venturo…

Do you like this post?We sat down with the super talented and ultra creative Jack Venturo!  Jack’s diorama are possibly one of the most detailed and amazing things I’ve ever seen at a Con.  We also discovered his talents go well beyond dioramas…. How do your dioramas compare to now …

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Artist Spotlight with Geoff Pascual…

Do you like this post?We interviewed watercolor extraordinaire Geoff Pascual! Q.  Which came first for you the art or the love of all things geek? I tried to think back as far as I could to when I first caught interest in art and video games, but my earliest memories consist of …

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Editors Choice 2017… Geek to Watch

Do you like this post?David Dastmalchian was hard to miss in 2017… with roles in The Flash, Blade Runner 2049, MacGyver, Gotham, Twin Peaks, and 12 Monkeys.  David had roles in almost every geeky TV show or movie this year.  Also in 2017 he shot the film All Creatures Here …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Best Comic Publisher…

Do you like this post?Editor’s Choice 2017 Best Comic Publisher… Boom! Studios “Boom! Studios is our choice for the growing collection of books that range from our The Power Rangers to Mouse Guard. They have great originals as well as a strong showing of classic brands.” -Dave   Dave HisakaHello, …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Fan Vote Best Interview…

Do you like this post?Editor’s Choice 2017 Fan Vote Best Interview… Erin Lefler! “Erin Lefler started her journey in February 2017. She didn’t have hopes that any would want to see her work, but 11 months later she grew to 22k followers on instagram. Her art has been featured on Temple of …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Photographer…

Do you like this post?Our Temple of Geek Editor’s Choice 2017 Photographer is… KatieBe Photography! “Katie is known as your friendly purple headed, Nikon wielding lady who loves capturing images of beautiful faces doing extraordinary things. Photography is one of her greatest passions, from cosplay to bright smiles to spectacular …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Indie Film…

Do you like this post?Editor’s Choice for 2017 Indie Film… Tragedy Girls! Temple of Geek is proud to present Tragedy Girls with our Editor’s Choice Award for Best Indie Film. Tragedy Girls showed us laughter to be found in the most gruesome of places, and just what two high school …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Cosplay Makeup…

Do you like this post?Editor’s Choice 2017 Cosplay Makeup… HushyPlushy Cosplay! “HushyPlushy is known for their talent with creating hyper realistic cosplays. When you see them in cosplay there’s no doubt in your mind what character they are. This extreme talent makes Temple of Geek proud to present the Editor’s …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Costume Design…

Do you like this post?Editor’s Choice 2017 Costume Design…. Moderately Okay Cosplay! “Moderately Okay Cosplay creates amazing costumes. He brings characters to life in unbelievably powerful ways. He may be called “Moderately Okay”, but nothing about his cosplay is moderate or just okay. Temple of Geek is happily presenting the …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Rising Cosplayer…

Do you like this post?Editor’s Choice 2017 Rising Cosplayer…. Serenity Lockhart! “Cosplay is not meant to be seen as only one thing and one thing only. Serenity Lockhart shows us this. She has been opening the doors for people to see a merger between Cosplay and Drag. Everything she does …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Overall Cosplay…

Do you like this post?Editor’s Choice 2017 Overall Cosplay… Yuji-Koi! “For their experience as an international cosplayer and their skill with characterization, Temple of Geek is proud to announce Yuji-Koi as our Editor’s Choice Award: Overall Cosplay Winner. Yuji-Koi has showed skill in the area of cosplay for over six …

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Editor’s Choice 2017 Artist of the Year…

Do you like this post?Our choice for Editor’s Choice 2017 Artist of the year is…. Carla Wyzgala! “Carla’s unique style caught our eye when she was at San Diego Comic Con.  Carla has an amazing talent of taking a character from almost any genre and turning them into a colorful …

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Temple of Geek Best of 2017

Do you like this post?We asked our Staff for the Best of 2017 Favorite Marvel moment Stacy Bishop I think Thor surprised me so much it has to be my choice Dave Hisaka Thor, to be more specific the casting of Jeff Goldbloom. Josie Price Spider-man and Iron Man’s relationship in Spider-man homecoming. …

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Temple of Geek Worst of 2017…

Do you like this post?We asked our staff to tell us the worst of 2017… Worst Marvel Moment.. Stacy Bishop The Inhumans in it’s entirety, followed closely by Iron Fist Jose Vasquez The Inhumans show Matthew Wells Editorial hinting that declining sales may be from too much character diversity and representation. Josie …

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Ask Temple of Geek Staff…

Do you like this post?We asked our staff… What was your best geeky Christmas gift? Danniel Slade The best geeky Christmas gift I have gotten was a couple of years ago. My wife surprised me with a out of issue Wal-Mart exclusive Starscream Masterpiece figure. The best though, was the look …

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We asked our staff…

Do you like this post?What are you Top 5 Favorite Marvel Movies?   Josie Price  5. Spider-man Homecoming: I love this new regeneration of Spider-man. Having Peter Parker actually be a dorky teenager fit in so well. 4. Captain America Civil War: I’m a big fan of the Stucky (Steve …

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We asked our staff…

Do you like this post?What are the top 3 things you want to see from The Last Jedi…   Stacy Bishop  1. We’re going to actually see why Luke is the most powerful Jedi. (Technically, the only one as well) 2. Luke will be the first canon gray Jedi 3. …

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Artist Spotlight with… Joshua Schneider

Do you like this post? We spoke with Joshua Schneider from Fett.up Toys.  He’s been making amazing mash up toys and figures, take a look! Q: Where did you learn to do what you do? A: I learned tips and tricks from other artist I found on Instagram but for …

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Ask Temple of Geek…

Do you like this post?What’s your favorite geeky Christmas movie? Stacy Bishop For years and years, I’ve always watched the OG Star Wars Trilogy for Christmas, as it’s always on television at this point during the holidays. But if I had to pick a movie that isn’t traditionally thought of as …

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Artist Interview with… Joey Spiotto

Do you like this post? We sat down with Joey Spiotto aka Joebot Illustration.  His unique blend of children’s books and geek culture have been creating a buzz on the con circuit and the artist community.  We talk porgs, art, and all things geek! Q: How did you come up …

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Ask Temple of Geek Staff…

Do you like this post?What geeky thing are you most thankful for? Monica Duarte I am thankful for new Star Wars movies. I was too young to have seen the original trilogy in theaters. But I was an adult when the prequels came out. And it was really cool to see …

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Artist Spotlight with… Jamie Sullivan!

Do you like this post?We spoke with Jamie Sullivan on living the con life, making amazing creations and all things GEEK! Which came first for you, the art or the geeky stuff? Like, did reading comics lead to drawing or were you drawing and then got into comics?  Good question! …

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Ask a ToG staff member…

Do you like this post?What was your best jump scare?   Stacy Bishop  I am not a fan of jump scares; but the best ones have always been in haunted houses though. I remember being jump scared so well in a haunted house that right when it happened I couldn’t …

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Do you like this post?We wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween… here’s some of our staff all dressed up! Rooster and Stacy Josie Price Brian Lazarow Dave Hisaka Matthew Wells Stacy Bishop Dave HisakaHello, I am the Creative Content Director. I don’t like talking about myself.

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Top 5 Horror Films with Destin Pfaff

Do you like this post?We asked Destin Pfaff for his Top 5 favorite Horror Films…   5 – Dolls – before there was Annabelle… there was Dolls! From the people behind Re-animator comes this super fun 80s romp. A fairy tale about a twisted toy maker that is infinitely better …

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Top 5 Horror Films with…. Paul Ogata

Do you like this post?International Comedian Paul Ogata tells his Top 5/6 Favorite Horror Films… 5. Saw:  Torture-porn starts here. It’s like if “Se7en” wasn’t trying to win any awards and instead was hooked on phencyclidine. And tricycles. 4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre:  Based on true events! Except it wasn’t. …

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All the Star Wars Trailers…

Do you like this post?We compiled all the Star Wars Trailers for you to enjoy.  We even included the prequels… which you might not enjoy? The Last Jedi The Force Awakens Return of the Jedi The Empire Strikes Back A New Hope Revenge of the Sith Attack of the Clones …

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Top 5 Horror Films with… Mara Marini

Do you like this post? Most recently known for her character Brandi Maxxxx on Parks and Rec Mara Marini tells us her top 5 favorite horror films. 5. The Exorcist – it’s a classic. I watched it with my babysitter when I was a kid and won’t go near a …

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Interview with Ben Scrivens from FRIGHT-RAGS

Do you like this post?We sat down with Ben Scrivens, President of Fright-Rags.  Fright-Rags has held the market for it’s amazing collection of Horror themed clothing.  Their collection ranges from well known John Carpenter franchises to some of the lesser known that only hard core horror fans will get.  If …

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