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Walker Stalker Dallas 2016 – Will the Real Rick Grimes Please Stand Up

Walker Stalker Day one was full of fun and surprises.  Being a horror fan I was on cloud nine once again. Sadly Emily Kinney, who portrayed Beth, canceled.  To my surprise and quite a few others Steven Yeun, aka Glenn, was there.  I swear he wasn’t on the itinerary just two ...

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Hero Con Toy Show – March 5th 2016

Temple of Geek we be hitting up the streets of Austin Texas to attend a Toy Show! Our friends, Hero Con will be putting on the show. This would not be Hero Con without Cosplay. Hero Con announced that they will have special cosplay guests on hand for photo ops. ...

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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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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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ToG at the Con – What We Learned During The Stephen Amell Panel

I know, you have been searching the web for video about Star Dust crashing the panel. While we have that video up on our site here, this post is about what was talked about prior to being crashed. The panel started like any other. The moderator introduced Stephen Amell. They ...

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Dallas Fan Days 2016-Entire Stephen Amell Q & A

As requested by @olicityapostle via twitter, and because my boss said so. Here is the much awaited Stephen Amell Q & A. Temple of Geek Contributor

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Dallas Fan Days – Double XP Puppy Monkey Baby Weekend

Temple of Geek was knocking off the rust at Dallas Fan Days this Valentines weekend.  As Danny sought out celebrity memorabilia I was hard working to bring you entertainment.  With new untested equipment in tow I hit the convention like I knew what I was doing.  Sadly though I didn’t. ...

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ToG at the Con – Dallas Fan Days 2016

Another year, another con for the Temple of Geek crew. This year, Jeff and myself headed to Irving Texas for Fan Days 2016. This year’s featured guest, Stephen Amell! We arrived at the Irving Convention Center and met with Susan Friedman and her staff with the Gentry Agency to check in. They ...

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Stephen Amell’s panel crashed by Star Dust, Eden and Robbie Amell.

All seemed normal at the Stephen Amell Q&A until WWE Super Star Star Dust waltzed through the door….. there’s been footage posted but I haven’t seen any as complete as ours. Temple of Geek Contributor

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Wizard World New Orleans 2016 – Cosplay and More

Wizard World New Orleans was a blast! I was able to attend some really awesome panels, such as the Captain America: Civil War Q&A with some of the cast! Stay tuned on this site for a future post about the panels. The Cosplay was amazing. Thank you to all who ...

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Wizard World New Orleans 2016 – Honest Screening – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Temple of Geek was invited to a Screen Junkies’ special event at Wizard World New Orleans 2016. The Screen Junkies team presented their first ever ‘Honest Screening’. When an invite reads Honest Screening – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, you have to attend. The description of this event is what caught our attention. “For ...

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Temple of Geek “ToGCast” Special: An Interview with Barry Bostwick

http://media.blubrry.com/togcast/p/templeofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/ToGCast_Special_Interview_With_Barry_Bostwick.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | MoreVincent gets a chance to sit down with Rocky Horror Picture Show Alum, Barry Bostwick at Wizard World New Orleans. DAMMIT JANET! Enjoy! PODCAST ADMIN The Temple of Geek Podcast was started in 2012 ...

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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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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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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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ToG at the Con – Wizard World Austin 2015

Wizard World 2015 was the con that almost was not meant to be for Temple of Geek! On Friday, I decided to take the trip to Austin Texas to head to the convention. Little did I know, Texas was being hit with a huge storm that caused many parts to ...

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Late to the Game – Wizard World 2015

On the last day of Wizard World the weather finally cleared up over the Lone Star state. Fans shuffled through the crowds like zombies, as cosplayers and trick or treaters blended together in a sea of humanity.  Of course I was there a bit later then planned. Sadly Peter Weller ...

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It’s All About that Ash Baby – The After Show Party

Exit the Wizard World Con, enter the Jackalope. Tucked away on 6th St. in Austin, this bar hosted the Ash vs the Evil Dead viewing party.  It was a tightly packed house with none other than Bruce Campbell and Ted Raimi trudging through fans trying to meet and greet the attendees. ...

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Wizard World Press Reception at the Spider House

Temple of Geek was in Austin Texas Thursday night at the Spider House. We were invited to a press reception for the kick off of Wizard World. The guests slated to appear were Lou Ferrigno and Jason David Frank. This was our opportunity to catch up with these guys and speak ...

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ToG at the Con – Dallas Fan Days 2015

On Saturday, October 17 2015, Temple of Geek took a trip to Dallas. It was a journey that played out like a Greek tragedy but that’s a tale for another time my friends. The Irving center was packed with three floors of geeky goodness. We hit the vendors floor first. We gazed ...

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Nerd-Con 2015 – A Convention for Nerds by Nerds

Nerd-Con 2015 is described as one of “the quickest growing Nerd Convention[s] in Southern California, for Nerds by Nerds.” According to the Nerd-Con Facebook page description, 4 Nerds came up with the idea to put on a nerd convention completely built from the ground up only by nerds. This idea spread into ...

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The “Amazing” Con that rocked Houston

That’s right! Amazing rocked Houston Texas this weekend with an (dare I say it?) AMAZING show! Temple of Geek was there on Saturday to take in the con and get the scoop. We did not have any idea what to expect as this was our first time attending this con. ...

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Convention Brings Comics, Celebrities, Costumes to Houston Labor Day weekend

Amazing Houston Comic Con brings Deadpool Creator ROB LIEFELD to George R. Brown Convention Center September 4-6 HOUSTON, Tex. (August 3, 2015) – Thousands of comic book fans will descend upon Houston Labor Day weekend for the second annual Amazing Houston Comic Convention. This event will bring the creators behind ...

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D23 EXPO

What is the D23 EXPO? Well for starters it’s a Comic Con Convention coupled with Disney fanatics. It’s a geek and Disney fan sensory overload. Picture all the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney; now picture all the past, present and future of Disney entertainment ...

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Classic Game Fest 2015-Return of Yars

Unbeknownst to us, for apparently the last 7 years, one of the largest retro videogame conventions has been happening in our own backyard. Year eight though TOG finally got it in our sights, and headed back to Austin, Texas to Classic Game Fest, brought to us by Game Over Videogames. ...

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Once Upon a Time Season 5 – The Dark Swan is Coming… oh and a Quest to Find Merlin

This past weekend, in case you missed it, was San Diego Comic Con and with this most auspicious event comes the previews and sneak peeks of what is TO come this year in the world of Television. Once Upon A Time, once again returned to Hall H for a nice ...

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With all this commotion about Star Wars, what about Star Trek?

There is a Star Trek Convention approaching at Warp Speed, commencing StarDate 69061.2 or in laments terms EarthDate, August 6-9. Destination Las Vegas, home to one of Official Star Trek conventions. As with these franchises becoming bigger and better so are their convention counterparts. As the demand for better story ...

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Final Day of Comic Con

As Comic Con concluded today, I feel the last day was its most daunting; with so many fans, geeks, clubs and well just about everyone else who had to get their last minute fill of Comic Con 2015. The convention halls were packed like sardines and it seemed even more ...

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The Secret Star Wars Concert at San Diego Comic Con

On Friday, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel ended with JJ Abrams inviting 6,500 fans that were in Hall to see a free concert from the STAR WARS saga. Temple of Geek also learned that Verizon gave 100 lucky Comic Con attendees (+ guest) access to the surprise concert, just ...

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First Look of Sherlock and Doctor Who

The long awaited trailers are here. After much speculation about this years Sherlock Christmas Special we finally have a trailer. Check it and the Doctor Season 9 Trailer out below. First look at the Sherlock Special Doctor Who Season 9 Trailer Temple of Geek Contributor

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Star Wars Comic-Con 2015 Panel – What We Learned

Chris Hardwick moderated the Star Wars 2015 Comic-Con panel in Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center. To quote Mr. Hardwick, “You’re not going to be disappointed..I can’t tell you how emotional and special this is for me.” This was very true indeed. I wanted to get this out ...

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Amazing Houston is Coming!

Something Amazing! is happening in Houston on September 4-6th. Amazing Houston is a yearly con that features some of the best and brightest in comicbook and pop entertainment. The convention will be hosted in the Gearoge R. Brown Convention Center located in the hear of Downtown Houston. Information on guest ...

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Matthew Eberle of Eberle Cosplay

Meet Matthew Eberle. As a cosplayer, Matthew portrays quite a wide range of characters and quite brilliantly I might add. Each of his cosplays are very well thought out, creative, and elegantly put together. I am very impressed by how meticulous he is when it comes to each cosplay. Matthew takes ...

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Are you a Superfan?

The cons are on. Now that Comic Cons worldwide are in full swing makes me think back to a few months ago when Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter films) made a documentary about the Superfans. He wanted to know what it was that made fans “superfans”. If ...

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Thirty Somethings with Attitudes

Tog was in the ATX hitting the mean streets of the Lone Star’s Capital City today.  Spirits were high as we were finally closing in on the elusive David Fielding, aka Zordon, who was the featured guest at this year’s Hero Con.  Feeling a bit antsy, we took in the ...

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Sunday Funday or Those Damn Amateurs

Temple of Geek had a strong showing at the Dallas Comic Con this year. With different teams there on different days with different agendas. On Sunday, Team Slade was itching to take this baby to the next level. With our “wish list” just scoffed at and thrown in the trash, ...

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Interview with Amy Marie

As a part of a new interview series I was able to speak to Amy, a journalist and geek who also happens to be a friend of mine. We chatted about her favourite characters on TV right now, fun experiences she has had and the geek culture. 1. First up, ...

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Fan Expo Dallas – Saturday May 30th 2015

It’s that time of year fans: Comic Con, by way of Dallas, 2015. What a turn out! TOG members Paul and Stacy were there covering the event, and snapped a few photos for your viewing pleasure. Danniel, Vince, Marcus, and Jeff were there in force, grabbing some personal interviews with some of ...

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Fan Expo Dallas 2015

Fan Expo Dallas™ is coming to that Dallas Convention Center May 29th – 31st. This event is presented by Dallas Comic Con and is a pop culture convention for Fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. The three-day extravaganza is packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrities. The full list of ...

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ToG at the Con – The Hot Con 2015

Well the Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco has come and gone. The celebrities awaited enthusiastic fans, a small army of cosplayers entertained the masses, and vendors showcased treasures that spanned many genres maybe even space and time itself. Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt. Uhura, still shines and drew Trek ...

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The Hot Con 2015 (Sun)

Our second day at the convention was just as fun as our first! Here are some of the cos-players that were present on Sunday! Danniel Slade Slade started Temple of Geek in 2012 with his friend as a podcast. Since then, it has become a lot more. His obsessions are ...

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The Hot Con 2015 (Sat)

We just got back from the Heart of Texas Comic Con 2015 and here are some of the cosplayers and fans that spoke with while we were attending. Danniel Slade Slade started Temple of Geek in 2012 with his friend as a podcast. Since then, it has become a lot ...

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