Our favorite time of the year when we can tell ghost stories and talk about spooky things — Halloween! The Lady Geeks talk about recent unexplained mysteries, scary movies and The Purge Live experience. Fanfic Theatre: Daria x Nightmare on Elm Street.
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!
We were lucky enough to have actor, Sean Astin, to speak with us about his Kickstarter campaign for Vox Populi in this special podcast episode! Please check out StartTheVox.comwhere you can donate or help spread the word.
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. (more…)