Just when we thought we’ve managed to scare ourselves silly with insane mazes at Knott’s Scary Farm or Halloween Horror Night, Gizzy B and I puffed up our chests and marched on over to Blumhouse’s The Purge: Fear the Night. Last year, Blumhouse had their first Halloween event which we sadly missed. This year, Gizzy B and I were determined to find out what this ‘immersive theatrical horror experience’ is all about. Armed with our friend, the Daywalker, we braved downtown Los Angeles to find something else to fear besides the parking prices around the Staples Center.
Comikaze Expo is already on the horizons — on November 1st to the 3rd to be exact! Of course, we will be present, running around, taking photos and filming our video interviews. We will be on the floor and in and out of panels for most of it. If you see us, make sure to ask for a Defective Geeks sticker!
You will probably spot us at panels like All Shapes and Sizes hosted by Leah Cevoli but on the last day of the convention, on Sunday at 5pm, you can see yours truly (the Space Pirate Queen!) seated at a panel called ‘So You Wanna Start a Podcast‘ in Room 308AB with all the greats — Crix Lee and Lawrence Young of Gecken, Vito Lapiccola of Comics on Comics, Chris Gore and Wes Calimer of Geek Hero and 1337 Lounge Live.
Should be a fun and good panel, so please come by and show some love!
See you at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo!
In our geek loving community, we know (and love!) Sean Astin for his portrayal of Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy — or if we go more ‘old school’, we know him as Mikey from The Goonies! Sean is now rallying for our support for his online radio show, Vox Populi, where he hosts a forum for open discussion on politics, government and world events. His show welcomes every view point and encourages growth and learning as a community. Now, he is taking the show on the next phase with a Kickstarter campaign and he wants to reach his second goal within a few days to bring more content for the show.
Check out our interview with him below!
What has been the most inspiring aspect of your first season on Vox Populi for you and what are you hoping will continue on to the next season?
Truth be told, I’ve had the vision for this forum for so long, just getting to sit in the saddle and enjoy modeling an aggressively curious and always respectful tone. Hitting that note was enthralling for me.
Once again, I found myself at Halloween Horror Night in Hollywood and I’ve already gone to the park twice this year (once with the girls and once with my boyfriend!). Universal Studios’ haunt is always all around top-notch quality in production. Not surprising since they are an actual working movie studio with access to props and make-up. This year’s mazes includes Insidious, The Evil Dead, Black Sabbath 13, El Cucuy, Monster Remix and The Walking Dead. We had a lot of fun this year although I can’t say that this was my most memorable experience at HHN.
Starting next week, Gizzy B and the Space Pirate Queen will officially be co-hosting Super Geeked Up with the creator/cast/crew of the successful web series, Super Knocked Up!
If you follow our internet shenanigans, you know that we have been a regular guest co-host on the weekly web show about twice a month these past couple of months. The next live show on October 23rd at 8PM PST will be our first episode as the super-duper-official co-hosts of the show with creator, Jeff Burns. He thought it was a good idea to ask us to be on every week from now on. Shh, don’t let him know otherwise. . . ;)
We are joined by the Super Knocked Up cast and crew, namely the always hilarious and Dean Cain look-a-like, Mark Pezzula (Captain Amazing)– plus an amazing line up of weekly guests from actors, artists and other creators within the web world and geek community.
Please tune in every Wednesday at 8PM to watch us live on Google Hangout/YouTube! Subscribe to the Super Knocked Up youtube channel and follow @SuperKnockedUp on Twitter for updates. We interact with our audience live and take question suggestions for the show. Click here to see all the SGU episodes so far.
We hope to see Defective Geeks followers crossing over because we’d love to hear from you during the live shows!