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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.

COLUMBIA MEMORIAL SPACE CENTER RETURNS TO LONG BEACH WITH SPACE EXPO AT LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO!

The Long Beach Comic Expo has once again partnered with the Columbia Memorial Space Center for the SPACE EXPO which will be taking place during the Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center, February 20-21, 2016. During the SPACE EXPO, the Columbia Memorial Space Center will be curating space science activities ...

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Pee-Wee IS BACK in a new movie for Netflix!

Personally, I have always loved Pee-Wee Herman’s movies. Something special from my childhood, so this announcement makes me so HAPPY!!!!!! Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday will premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas this coming March. The film will go LIVE on Netflix at 12:01am Friday, March 18th. Come on…… You know you ...

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II Will Be PUBLISHED!

I have been a Harry Potter fan for a very long time. I like to think of HP as my gateway fandom, it truly opened the door to enjoying books, TV, and films in an entirely different way and I will always be thankful for that. It has been quite ...

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The Purge: Election Year – Trailer

The Purge. The one day a year for 12 hours everything is legal including Murder in The United States of America. Just when you think it’s over…… It really isn’t. Will this new senator survive this years Purge or will the fanatics risk their own lives to preserve their right ...

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Katie’s Top 5 Football Movies to Watch If You Want to Skip the Super Bowl or Just Because

Personally, I love watching the Super Bowl because the commercials are fantastic and the Halftime Show is always so over the top and glamorous, but some people just prefer not to watch it. Which is totally cool. I don’t really like NFL that much, I’m more of a College Football ...

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The Flux Capacitors – An Interview That Will Take You Back to the….1980s

What do you get when you combine Rock & Roll and Pop ballads from the 1980’s and Back to the Future? THE FLUX CAPACITORS, of course. The Flux Capacitors is a Back to the Future themed 80’s Tribute Band from Southern California. About a week ago, I sat down with this talented group of ...

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NEW Disney Tsum Tsum Collection to be Released February 16th

On February 2, 2016, the Disney Store announced that the newest collection of Disney Tsum Tsum’s  to be released with be from a galaxy far, far away. That’s right folks, the newest collection of stackable plushes will be from Star Wars! The Star Wars Tsum Tsum collection will feature characters from A New ...

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New Bandai Merchandise Coming Our Way for Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory this Summer!

ICYMI – Disney’s Pixar is finally releasing one of SEVERAL long-awaited sequels this coming summer. On June 17, 2016, Disney – Pixar’s FINDING DORY will be swimming into a theater near you. I know! Quite literally one of the most exciting things Disney and Pixar are doing for us. But what ...

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Lady Loki – A Cosplayer Everyone Needs to Meet – A ToG Exclusive Interview

I had the pleasure of meeting this amazing woman several months ago. We traveled into the California desert for a rather unique photo shoot. Personally, this was my first photo shoot, but Lady Loki, she’s a pro at this. Thanks to the wonders of the internet I was able to ...

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2nd Wave of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Merchandise *Spoilers*

Disney has finally revealed the next wave of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise that they have been keeping secret from us until the film was released. These particular items were kept under wraps because well…. SPOILERS! But now that film is EVERYWHERE we can finally get our hands on some ...

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January = The End of the Hellatus…..Well at Least for Some TV Shows

When you are as addicted to TV shows as I am, the winter Hellatus is the worst. That nearly 2 month pause right in the middle of the season is excruciating, especially if you watch shows on The CW or ABC. The midseason finale is mostly likely a MAJOR cliffhanger that leaves ...

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January TV Show Premieres – What’s New & What We’ve Been Waiting For!

Happy New Year. Happy 2016 Everyone! We are only 3 days into 2016, it is already shaping up to be a pretty fantastic year for those of us who love movies and TV shows. So what is on the TV show horizon for this month you ask, well let me ...

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An Interview with MERRY XMAS’ Boman & Matthew Modine – A ToG Exclusive

Happy Holidays Everyone! Katie here! I have a special treat for everyone. Remember last week when I wrote an article about this awesome Short Film called MERRY XMAS???? You know this article ->MERRY XMAS starring Dick Van Dyke – A Holiday Comedy you Don’t want to Miss…. Well if you ...

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Fuller House – The First Teaser Trailer

Who says you can’t go home again????? Netflix has done it again people! On February 26, 2016 Fuller House the series is coming to Netflix. I am so beyond excited for this show and this is only a teaser. I MEAN WE DIDN’T EVEN GET TO SEE ANYONE!!!!! Just the HOUSE and ...

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Dear David Tennant – An Open Letter

Dear David Tennant, We’ve never had the opportunity to meet, which I am hoping to rectify one of these days. I missed out on meeting you so many times. Just terrible luck I suppose. My friends got to meet you though, which made me absolutely jelly, but I know one ...

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MERRY XMAS starring Dick Van Dyke – A Holiday Comedy you Don’t want to Miss!

On December 11, 2015, it was announced that the award-winning comedic holiday short film, MERRY XMAS, closed a deal with Shorts International, the parent company of ShortsHD to release this film on a variety of digital platforms this holiday season. MERRY XMAS features an all-star cast including Dick Van Dyke, ...

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Ashphord Jacoway of “The Doll Life” and Chocolate Covered Cosplay – ToG Exclusive Interview

Good Day! About a month ago I had the opportunity to sit in on a fantastic panel during Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2015. The panel, Diversity in the Geek Community, featured a group of women from the cosplay group, Chocolate Covered Cosplay. During this panel these women openly discussed the difficulties they have encountered as female, ...

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Doctor Who Christmas Special

The Husbands of River Song. That my friends is the title of this years Christmas Special. I can already say that based simply on the title that this episode is going to be one for the history books. It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is ...

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25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family is Coming

Have you picked out your favorite Holiday beverage yet? How about which PJ’s and blanket are the most comfortable? And which spot on the couch is the best? Well you better hop to it if you haven’t because ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas is almost upon us. ABC Family even seems to be ...

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The Disney Store is Sharing the Magic this Week

This week the Disney Store has launched the “Share the Magic” Holiday Campaign that runs throughout Thanksgiving week. This campaign includes 11 full days of Magical Friday (aka Black Friday) deals and special in-store events and special experiences like never before. “Every year we look for ways to help our ...

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i can’t even. The Web Series. – An Australian Web Series on YouTube

i can’t even. The Web Series. is an Australian web series created by Hayley and Alyce Adams, starring Louise Cox as Em and Tiana Hogben as Lex. i can’t even. The Web Series. explores that the dynamics of 2 best friends who are nowhere near the same. Their personalities clash so frequently ...

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A Moment with the 12th Doctor – The Zygon Inversion

I’ve been watching Doctor Who for a while now and I have seen The Doctor rise and fall many times over the years. There have been moments where The Doctor has made decisions that have completely contradicted the person he set out to be. Luckily for the Doctor, there has always ...

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ToG at the Con – How I Spent my first Stan Lee’s Comikaze – Day 2

Saturday October 31, 2015….. HALLOWEEN! That’s right. Day 2 of Comikaze fell on Halloween and you have to admit one could not have asked for a better day to host a convention full of cosplayers. Chelsea and I stayed at a hotel in the LA area because believe me no ...

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Disney Store Friends and Family Discount – Time for some Shopping!

Are you as obsessed with Disney Merchandise as much as I am? Are you just dying to get your hands on that Captain America Tsum Tsum? No but seriously have you seen the Marvel’s Avengers Tsum Tsums??? THEY ARE SO FREAKING CUTE!!!!! I need them all!!!!! So if you are ...

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ToG at the Con – How I Spent My First Stan Lee’s Comikaze – Day One

Friday, Oct 30, 2015 – Day One Armed with my very first Press Pass and 3 amazing friends, I arrived at the Los Angeles Convention Center for my very first Stan Lee’s Comikaze. After paying $20 bucks for parking….. UGH… my wallet still hurts, we started making the rounds. And ...

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ToG at the Con – Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2015: Panel on Diversity in the Geek Community

On Saturday, October 31, 2015, I was invited to attend a panel at Stan Lee’s Comikaze regarding Diversity in the Geek Community. This panel was hosted by an African-American women’s cosplay group called Chocolate Covered Cosplay or C3. According to the Comikaze booklet description, C3 is described as …A group of African-American women ...

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Playing that Bad Beets – ToG Exclusive from Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2015

HELLO EVERYONE! At this year’s Stan Lee’s Comikaze, I received an invitation from Stone Blade Entertainment to demo a new fast-paced, portable bluffing card game called Bad Beets. Bad Beets is designed for two to five gamers and can be played by the entire family. Each player starts the game with eight Beet tokens that they must finish before ...

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Cosplay Connection Episode 3 – Lonstermash

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/Cosplay_Ep3_Lonstermash.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreIn this episode of Cosplay Connection, I got the opportunity to sit down with Lonstermash to get his cosplay origin story and what he has been up to since he started cosplaying. I first ...

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“We’re Going Back” – A Back to the Future Celebration at the Twin Pines Mall

On Sunday, October 25, 2015, the 5 day Back to the Future Celebration: “We’re Going back” in California came to a close and it was a spectacular send off for the 30th Anniversary Celebration. The final day of celebrating could not have been in a better location – The Puente Hills Mall ...

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The Sherlock Special: The Abominable Bride

A new trailer and A RELEASE DATE! Everything is coming up Sherlock! The Sherlock Special will air in the United States on PBS: Masterpiece Theatre on January 1st, 2016 at 9pm ET. This special will be a full 90 minutes…. Like it should be! Sherlock will be airing in both the UK ...

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And the Winner of GISHWHES 2015 is……..

We have been (not so) patiently waiting since the end of August to find out who the ultimate winner of the 2015 GREATEST INTERNATIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN – G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S – is and that day finally arrived. On a side note, if you were wondering what the ...

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones Official Trailer – Do you have Netflix?

Today, Netflix released the official trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones. We have seen clips and teasers over the last few months, but this trailer really gives us our first look at who Jessica Jones is and the world she lives in. After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica ...

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The Geekly Update – TV Edition (10/19/15 – 10/25/15)

GOTHAM Rise of the Villains: Scarification – Season 2 Episode 5 Monday 8pm EST/7pm CST & 8pm PST on FOX Galavan and Penguin join forces with a dangerous family in Gotham. Then, as the rivalry between the Waynes and the Galavans resurfaces, Gordon struggles to maintain order in the city – Gotham Wiki THE MUPPETS – ...

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The Geekly Update – TV Edition (10/12/15 – 10/18/15)

GOTHAM Rise of the Villains: Strike Force – Season 2 Episode 4 Monday 8pm EST/7pm CST & 8pm PST on FOX Captain Barnes (Michael Chiklis) is called to duty to create a law-abiding task force, with the help of Gordon. Meanwhile, Penguin gets caught up in a favor for Galavan, ...

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary

It’s just a jump to the left. Then a step to the right. With your hands on your hips, you bring your knees in tight, but it’s the pelvic trust that really drives you insane. LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!!! The Time Warp is one of the most iconic scenes ...

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First Look at Pride and Prejudice and ZOMBIES

Are you ready? Are you sure because this isn’t any ordinary version of Pride and Prejudice? This is PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES! After nearly 6 years of waiting, the first trailer for the film has finally arrived and it has exceed all my expectations. This film was adapted from Jane Austen ...

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New Ways to Read the Harry Potter Series

It is time to fall in love with Harry Potter all over again. On Monday, October 6th, Scholastic and Bloomsbury released a fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and it is absolutely fantastic. Illustrated by Jim Kay, the world of Harry Potter once again comes to life through exquisite illustrations that are ...

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The Name is Sherlock Holmes

The stage is set, the curtain rises, we are ready to begin… #221Back #Sherlockhttps://t.co/OQz3cyhx3Y — Sherlock (@Sherlock221B) October 7, 2015 Like I said yesterday, THE GAME IS ON MY DEAR WATSON!!!!! Sherlock and Watson return for a special episode set in Victorian London, where they face a seemingly impossible case. – BBC One ...

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First Look at Disney’s Newest Princess, Moana

Today, Walt Disney Animation Studios introduced the world to Auli’i Cravalho, the 14- year old Native Hawaiian girl who is Moana. We are so excited to meet the newest Disney Princess and her reaction to getting the role is, in a word, EVERYTHING! Congratulations Auli’i! We are so excited for ...

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The Great Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson will Return to 221B Baker St. Sooner Than You Might Think

Today is only 1 of 2 outstanding days for us Sherlock Holmes fans because Sherlock is #221Back…. well at least for a little while that is. Perhaps a sneak peek to a sneak peek will get you in the Sherlock mood. See a bit more… Wednesday 7 October, 9pm UK ...

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Marty McFly Traveled to a Future that is well… NOW!

October 21, 2015. To some it’s just another day in October, to others it is the day Marty McFly went to the Future. Back to the Future II debuted in theaters November 22, 1989 and the future that Marty went to is now. The one things that Back to the Future fans are talking about ...

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Supernatural – What is Coming in Season 11?

#SPNFamiIy Ask and ye shall receive:Our SUPER SECRET (but not anymore) #SupernaturalSeason11 PROMO. ENJOY! https://t.co/UgarYlTXkW — Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) October 1, 2015 I am still speechless after watching this Promo Video for the 100th time since yesterday. Supernatural Season 11 is shaping up to be one of the best seasons ...

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The X-Files – Official Trailer

That’s right folks, the Official Trailer of the new season of The X-Files has finally arrived. I don’t know about you, but I feel like a need to breathe into a paper bag….. I have been waiting forever for this moment and it is finally HERE! Dana Scully and Fox ...

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Katie’s Top 5 Reason’s Why Danniel Needs to Give Doctor Who (2005) Series 1 Another Chance

During the ToGCast Episode, “Electric Doors” our fearless leader Danniel mentioned that he made the executive decision to give Doctor Who a 2nd chance, but he failed to make it through the 2nd episode. THE 2ND EPISODE!!!!! Apparently the “Last Human” was too ridiculous…. I will admit that that particular villain was a ...

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Once Upon a Time is this Sunday

In case you forgot….. I honestly don’t know how you could because that would just be ridiculous. I mean honestly… Well maybe not my entire life, but definitely this entire summer. Season 5 of Once Upon a Time premiere’s this Sunday, September 27th on ABC at 8|7c. And if that isn’t ...

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“For Prim” – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The newest trailer for the final chapter of The Hunger Games Series was released today. This trailer is unique in that it isn’t so much a preview of what is to come in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, but a reminder of why Katniss Everdeen is fighting against President Snow in the ...

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Supernatural Debuted 10 Years Ago

Supernatural debuted on the WB/The CW on September 13, 2005. And it has truly come a long way. 10 years ago we were introduced to Dean and Sam Winchester, two brothers who 22 years ago (from the 1st episode) experienced a tragic loss that would forever change their lives and their fathers. ...

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Minnie Mouse Officially has Her Own Instagram Account

Disney announced on Thursday, September 10, 2015, that all things Minnie Mouse will be coming to Instagram with the debut of the @MinnieStyle Instagram account that will celebrate Minnie’s global influence on fashion, beauty, and pop culture. According to the Disney Press Release, the @MinnieStyle Instagram will feature “Minnie’s iconic ...

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iZombie Season 2 – Are you Still Craving Brains?

Frat boy brains……… Liv is seeing the world through a beer mug filter. I can already tell this new season is going to be just as amazing as the first. All our favorites are back! I also saw a new/old face….. Adam Rose (Supernatural & Veronica Mars) has a cameo in this first ...

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American Horror Story: Hotel

You never know who you will meet in the halls of the Hotel. Check-in Wednesday October 7th on FX. #AHSHotelhttps://t.co/RgOOwNLzDB — AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) September 10, 2015 This first full trailer gives us our first glance at some of the actors who will be starring in this seasons American Horror Story. Who did ...

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