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Katie has a Master's in Psychology from the University of Hartford and is a former Cast Member of the Disneyland Resort. She was introduced to the world of movies by her father at a very young age and has been a fan ever since. She has a deep love for Jane Austen novel adaptations, Period Dramas, and YouTube vlog-style novel adaptations. She also geeks out over Harry Potter, DC, Marvel, Disney, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, In the Flesh, Star Wars, Star Trek, LOTR, Jurassic Park and Foreign Films. Lastly, Katie loves the theatre, music, novels, Disneyland, college football, baseball, and cycling.

ICYMI: New Ghostbusters Movie Will Feature a New Version of the Theme Song

In case you are out of the loop, a new Ghostbusters film is coming to a theater near you very soon. Personally, I’m excited to see what these ladies can do. I like the idea of new special effects and a new take on something I love. I’ve been a fan of Ghostbusters ...

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Congratulations Adam Rose on 100 Vlogs!

Several months ago I had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite actors/volggers/snapchatters (?), Adam Rose! I was super nervous, but also super excited. Adam is super down-to-earth and absolutely HILARIOUS. His vlogs are amazing, even more so now that he has a drone. I mean those aerial shots ...

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Cosplay Connection Episode 5 – Koruption Kosplay

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/www.templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/Cosplay_EP5_Koruption_Kosplay_Cosplay.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreIn this episode of Cosplay Connection, I sat down with Jake Korupp of Koruption Kosplay via Google Hangouts to discuss his cosplay origin story and the creativity and work that goes into each of his ...

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Tonight is the Battle We’ve All Been Waiting For…. Battle of the Bastards

Tonight’s Game of Thrones episode will feature one of the biggest battles ever and in my opinion, the most important battle. The Battle of the Bastards will pit bastard against bastard… Jon Snow vs. Ramsay SNOW (Ramsay is still Snow in my book…. BASTARD). The battle for Winterfell will rage tonight. ...

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The Broadway Musical Sensation Wicked is Finally Becoming a MOVIE!

Have you heard??? One of the most Popular Broadway Musicals is finally coming to a movie theater near you!!!!! Well in 2019 that is! Universal Studios Entertainment announced that it will finally be bringing Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz to the Big Screen!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know how much of ...

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ICYMI: Supergirl Finally Casts Superman

Awhile back, Supergirl execs announced that season 2 will feature some Superman cameos and everyone seemed super excited about seeing Superman on TV once more. Now the question everyone was asking was who will the Supergirl execs cast as our beloved savior???? Well that question was finally answered TODAY! Former Teen Wolf star, Tyler ...

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Cast is Beyond AMAZING!!!!!

2016 marks another exciting year for Harry Potter fans around the world. We have waited quite awhile for J.K. Rowling to give us something more. Over the years, Rowling has given us a more in-depth look at Harry’s magical world through her website Pottermore, but even with that we are always hungry for ...

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The Road So Far – A Brief Supernatural Recap of Season 11

In preparation for this Wednesday’s season 11 finale of Supernatural I thought we would highlight some of the most important details so everything that has happened this season is fresh in our minds. After 20 + episodes the details can get lost in the noise… and there is always a lot of ...

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The First Teaser has FINALLY Arrived for Beauty and the Beast

The first official teaser trailer for the live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast has finally arrived and it is more beautiful and glorious than I could have imagined. The Beast’s Castle is so perfect. I love the way the camera passes through the castle and you can see it ...

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NEW TRAILER – Star Trek: Beyond

Yesterday, the newest trailer for Star Trek: Beyond was released to the world and I have to say that I am even more excited to see this film than I was months ago. The cast of the new Star Trek franchise has returned to take on a new adventure into the final ...

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It’s Time to Do the Time Warp AGAIN – FIRST Teaser Trailer

Fox has released the first teaser trailer to their reimagining of the timeless cult-classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Now before everyone gets all crazy with the “how could they possibly remake such an amazing film” blah blah blah….. Let’s try to approach this with fresh eyes and an open-mind. I ...

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10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Watch Season 1 of Fox’s Lucifer

ICYMI: A new series began on Fox in January called Lucifer. Lucifer is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series developed by Tom Kapinos. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg from the comic book series The Sandman, who would later become the protagonist of the spin-off ...

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Sooooooo John Barrowman says He’s Headed Back to Cardiff in about a Week…

Soooooooooooooooo John Barrowman says he will be returning to Cardiff in about a week and a half for an “unknown project.” OH REALLY GOOD SIR…….. Because last time I checked one of my most favorite of shows is filmed in Cardiff. You know, that one show you used to be on that ...

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SNEAK PEEK at the Season Finale of Season 3 of Myx TV’s “Call to Cosplay”

Well this is it folks! Tonight is the Season Finale of season 3 of Myx TV’s Call to Cosplay. I hope you are ready for the glamour, Hollywood Glamour that is! Now it’s time for a Sneak Peek at tonight’s finale episode. In the clip, contestant Rashon burns himself with the ...

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Happy Mother’s Day

From the Geek’s of Temple of Geek to all the Mom’s out there, we would like to wish you all a Happy Mother’s Day! I thought the best way to celebrate this special day, besides spending some time with my Mama, would be to do a shout out to some ...

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“Don’t Call Me Shurley” – A Supernatural Review

Last night was probably one of the best episodes of Supernatural I have seen. Not only did the writers bring back one of my most favorite characters, but they confirmed one of the most canon theories ever created within the SPN Family. I mean HOLY CRAP IT WAS EPIC. Last night’s episode ...

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May the 4th Be With You

As you know today is the day to go out or stay in and celebrate all things Star Wars! TODAY IS STAR WARS DAY!!!!!!! I’ve got my Star Wars shirt on to show my support. Soooooo, there are a number of ways you can celebrate Star Wars day. You could bake, then eat ...

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ICYMI – S3 E7 of Myx TV’s “Call to Cosplay” is Streaming Online NOW!

ICYMI – The 7th episode of Myx TV’s Call to Cosplay premiered last night on Myx TV, but thankfully it is Wednesday which means that we can stream the episode on myxtv.com! On this week’s episode, contestant Carlo plans to make a cosplay under the “Angels and Demons” theme that looks ...

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It Has Been 18 Years Since The Battle of Hogwarts….

It has been 18 years since The Battle of Hogwarts. J.K. Rowling described this Battle in such vivid detail in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This was the battle of all battles in the Harry Potter Series. The ultimate battle of Good vs. Evil! Hogwarts vs. Voldemort’s Army! There were moments when ...

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Happy National Superhero Day!

Today we celebrate our favorite Superheroes! We all have an idea of what a superhero is. Each one of us can give a million reasons why we think Batman or Wonder Woman or Captain America or Black Widow is our favorite. Maybe you love your superhero’s costume or maybe their ideals are your ideals or ...

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The Original Picture Car from Back to the Future has been Refurbished and has a NEW HOME!

On Saturday, April 23rd, my friend Maria and I attended a party to celebrate the official induction of the Original Picture Car from Back to the Future into the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA. In case you are confused, a picture car is the proper name for a vehicle used in a ...

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10 Questions with Brent M. Bailey

Brent Bailey is the guy you always see on your tv, whether it’s in a commercial, a movie, or your favorite TV show, he is a face you tend to recognize. He has been actively acting for several years and he is on a rollercoaster that only goes up my ...

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SNEAK PEEK at S3 E6 of Myx TV’s “Call to Cosplay” – Cosplay Drama in the Rock and Roll Apocalypse!

On tonight’s episode of Call to Cosplay… First-time competitor Koi goes head to head with season two champion Matthew to create cosplays under the theme “Rock and Roll Apocalypse.” As time is running out, contestant Koi realizes her glue gun isn’t working and swallows her pride to beg her competitors for ...

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William Shakespeare, Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

It has been 400 years and 2 days since William Shakespeare passed away and yet we continue to celebrate his one-of-a-kind creations everyday. He was an exceptional English poet, playwright, and actor, and he continues to be one of the Greatest English Language writers the world has ever seen. And ...

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BREAKING NEWS: The New Companion to the Doctor has been Revealed!!!!!

Introducing Pearl Mackie as Bill, the #NewCompanion! Welcome to Team #DoctorWho, Pearl!https://t.co/jQpVqxU4tX — Doctor Who BBCA (@DoctorWho_BBCA) April 23, 2016 This New Companion will be amazing!!!!!! I can feel it already! All the questions to the Doctor about the Dalek’s and the laughing about the fact that they have a ...

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Disney Channel Original Movie Marathon is Coming! Zetus Lapetus!

I don’t know if you have heard, but the Disney Channel will be releasing their 100th Original Movie, Adventures in Babysitting, and the Disney Channel has decided to celebrate this milestone in the best way possible…. THE DISNEY CHANNEL WILL BE DOING A MARATHON OF ORIGINAL MOVIES BEGINNING MAY 27TH!!!!!!!!!!!! From May 27th to ...

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Jason Bourne has Returned and He Remembers – NEW TRAILER

Matt Damon has returned as Jason Bourne in the new Bourne Series film Jason Bourne! Above is the newest trailer for the film coming to theaters this Summer. Jason Bourne has returned and he says he remember’s everything, but what exactly is it that he remembers and how much of what he believes happened ...

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SNEAK PEEK at S3 E5 of Myx TV’s “Call to Cosplay” – Supervillian Cosplayers Bling Out with Gold Stars

Are you ready for this weeks Call to Cosplay episode? Here is a sneak peek to get you in the mood. In the clip, contestant David shares with co-host DJ Wednesday his plans on incorporating this episode’s mystery material, gold stars, into his “Supervillain” cosplay. Meanwhile, contestant Alexa checks that she ...

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ICYMI: Here is a Look at S3 E4 of Myx TV’s “Call to Cosplay” – Vampire Cosplayers Throw Together Final Touches

What were you doing last Tuesday evening? Did you watch Ep 4 of Myx TV’s Call to Cosplay? NO….. Well thankfully we have a clip from the episode so you can get a taste of what you missed before you go catch up before the next new episode. In the clip, contestant ...

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Check Out this new Collection of Finding Dory inspired swimwear by Trina Turk

Have you chosen the perfect swimwear for the beach or lounging by the pool? Are you super excited for Pixar’s Finding Dory? Well if you said NO to the first question and YES to the second, well you are in luck because a new swimwear and accessories collection by Trina Turk, which was ...

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My First Adventure into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

ICYMI: Universal Studios Hollywood has been working tirelessly to bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to sunny Southern California. And let me just say that they have been successful! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter OFFICIALLY opens to the public on Thursday, April 7, 2016 which is THIS WEEK! If you were wondering ...

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SNEAK PEEK at S3 E3 of Myx TV’s “Call to Cosplay” – When Things Go Gingerly Wrong

On this week’s “Call to Cosplay:” The cosplayers only have a few minutes left before their time is up for creating their Zombie Tourist Cosplay. Sadly, Ginger’s sewing machine has been giving her a difficult time, and her costume, literally wouldn’t stick together. – Myx TV’s “Call to Cosplay” Oh boy! ...

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Can we take a moment to talk about Tom Hiddleston’s Singing???

I think we really need to talk about this for a moment. ICYMI. I don’t know how that happened, but nonetheless, I Saw the Light is a new film starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams. Hank Willams was a legendary country music star who tragically died at the age of 29. ...

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A Salute to Supernatural Convention in Las Vegas – It’s the Place to Be! Part 2

I hope you at least browsed through Part 1…. If not, Click Here, I can wait. Plus, it is totally worth going through and checking out the pictures and videos. I know you want to hear Gil McKinney sing a Michael Bublé song. It’s worth it. Sorry I couldn’t help ...

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SNEAK PEEK at S3 E2 of Myx TV’s “Call to Cosplay” – Summer of Love

In this week’s sneak peek clip, contestant Lauren is doubting whether or not she can complete her “Summer of Love” themed cosplay before the clock runs out. Meanwhile, contestant Danielle feels good about where her cosplay is at with the remaining time. To find out if Lauren pulls off a ...

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Bridget Jones’s Baby – FIRST TRAILER

The first trailer for the 3rd Bridget Jones film was debuted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today! It has been forever since the last time we saw Bridget Jones and bloody hell have we missed her. Bridget Jones’s Baby looks just as fabulous as the previous 2 films. And I have to say that ...

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FIRST LOOK at Myx TV’s “Call to Cosplay” Season 3 Premiere!

The Myx TV original design competition show “Call to Cosplay” is BACK for its 3rd Season and it is BIGGER THAN EVER!!!!! “Call to Cosplay” challenges contestants to put together the best looking “cosplays” based on unique themes. Season 3 of “Call to Cosplay” will premiere on Myx TV on Tuesday, ...

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A Salute to Supernatural Convention in Las Vegas – It’s the place to be! Part 1

For the past 5 years, my sister and I have packed our trench coats, plaid shirts, and Samulets to spend 3-4 days with the cast and fans of Supernatural. And this year was no different. We packed our bags and hit the road to Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas Con is the ...

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NEW The Legend of Tarzan Trailer Takes Swinging From the Trees to New Levels

This is the 2nd theatrical trailer for the new live action Tarzan film, The Legend of Tarzan. This film keeps Tarzan and Jane’s story moving forward. Tarzan and Jane are married and living in London, but a new mining encampment and villain will bring Tarzan home to the jungle. Also, Jane might have ...

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Now You See Me 2 Trailer – The Four Horsemen are Returning

Just when you thought they were gone for good, the Four Horsemen have returned for one final movie filled with some of the most amazing magic tricks. There has been one casting change to the Four Horsemen it seems. Isla Fisher who played Henley Reeves has not returned for this ...

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The Magical World of North America

ICYMI: J.K. Rowling and Pottermore made a rather big announcement yesterday through The Telegraph. J.K. Rowling has written a 4 part story that describes the Magical History of North America. Each part will be exclusively released on Pottermore.com. Part One was released earlier today. I thought we were going to have ...

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Women should be celebrated everyday, but especially today! HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!!! Today is a day to reflect and think about the women in your life who have inspired you. International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the world. ...

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Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer *Mature Content*

*SPOILERS* You have been warned! I don’t even know where to begin with this. There is so much speculation because WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS COMING!!!!!!!! HBO will not be pre-releasing any episodes to the press. April 24th is the day everyone gets to see the first episode. And April ...

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Easter + Disney Tsum Tsums = Happy Easter Baskets

That’s right folks! Disney has released a special collection of Easter themed Tsum Tsums. They even come in an Easter Basket of their own. If you don’t celebrate Easter, no problem! Disney has also re-released the Bambi, Thumper, and Miss Bunny Tsum Tsums! They do fit in nicely with a Spring ...

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“Star Wars: A New Hope as told by Tsum Tsum” by Disney

“Tsum Tsum” Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and of course Darth Vader join in on this cute retelling of the 1977 classic, Star Wars: A New Hope. And we can’t forget the Storm Troopers, they are important! The newest collection, available now, features characters from A New Hope, The ...

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Artist Alley and Everything Else at the 2016 Long Beach Comic Expo

Artist Alley is the place where bank accounts go to die, but in a good way. Artist Alley is where Artists can set up a booth for a fee in order to showcase and sell their art to anyone attending the convention. Artist Alley has just about everything you could ...

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Cosplayers of the 2016 Long Beach Comic Expo

Cosplaying is perhaps one of the most unique things I have ever seen. Sure I have seen people dress up for Halloween or costume parties, but Cosplaying is something entirely different. The people who put together these cosplays spend months, sometimes even years perfecting every aspect of their cosplay. Finding ...

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What I Learned While Attending the BANFF’s Content Industry CONNECT LA – Part 2

This is the final panel that Chelsea and I attended for the day. This one was hosted by Lionsgate, which was super interesting. I feel like Chelsea and I got a look behind the industry “curtain” by attending these panels. Speakers: Moderator: Andrew Wallenstein (Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety) – AW Beatrice Springborn ...

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What I Learned While Attending the BANFF’s Content Industry CONNECT LA – Part 1

About a week ago, Chelsea and I attended a rather interesting event on behalf of Temple of Geek. We attended the BANFF’s Content Industry CONNECT LA event as press. The Content Industry Connect Los Angeles (CIC LA) was a taste of the Banff World Media Festival all wrapped up in ...

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10 Questions with Adam Rose – A Google Hangout Experience

Adam Rose has been gracing the big and small screen for years. He has guest starred on some of my favorite TV shows over the years. I remember seeing him for the first time in Supernatural. He starred alongside Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki in S8E13 – Everybody Hates Hitler, he even ...

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