SLC Comic Con Names Me to FIVE Panel Discussions…

I woke up this morning to an amazing email from Salt Lake City Comic Con. My publishing company (Open Road Media) submitted my name for panel discussions as they ramp up their marketing for 3 Gates of the Dead, and the sequel, Dark Bride (March 2015).  According to the email, they had over five hundred panel  submissions and hundreds of willing participants.Salt Lake City Comic Con has exploded on the scene as a major player in the geek world. This is pretty amazing when you realize this is o … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic Con Decides to Bully Salt Lake City Comic Con

In the midst of the festivities surrounding the San Diego Comic Con, they decided to bully the folks who run the Salt Lake City Comic Con by sending them a "Cease and Desist Order".This is kinda interesting, considering that cons all over the country use Comic Con in their names. You know what this sounds like to me? Sounds like the SLC con is threatening San Diego's primacy and someone decided to get pissy.From Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer Dan Farr: “This cease and de … [Read more...]

Salt Lake City Comic Con 2014: Arrow!!! WETA!!! HOWARD!!!! NAPOLEON!!!

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Hey Geeks,As you know, The Rogue is going to be present at Salt Lake City Comic Con in a variety of ways. We'll outline our coverage more extensively in future posts. Plus, it's rumored that I'll be participating in some panel discussions to promote 3 Gates of the Dead for Open Road Media.The folks who run the Con had a press conference today to make the following announcements.First, some really cool new guests.....-Simon Helberg plays Howard Wolowitz, a nerdy and aspiring … [Read more...]

You Do Wurds Good? Legendary Editor agrees to work with me. (Yay. Oh, Crap.)

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So, today, my Wonder Woman agent, Italia Gandolfo, sent me this text:Betsy Mitchell is going to be your editor at Open Road.I stared at the text for a moment in utter disbelief. Then I texted back with a link to Betsy's bioYou mean, THIS Betsy Mitchell? Wonder Woman Agent texts backThat's her.(Madcap mayhem ensues as I alternate between exultation and absolute panic.)For those of you wondering why I would panic, Betsy has edited some pretty legendary people.Like wh … [Read more...]

Salt Lake City Comic Con 2014: ASH!!!! DOC BROWN!!! WESLEY!!!

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I'm beyond excited because I'm going to my first Comic Con in Salt Lake City on September 4-6.  It's the largest per captia in the nation, and ranked in the top four cons in attendance. There is a major international buzz developing over this event.I'm going as official Press for the event, as well as hanging out with the ladies at Teen Author Boot Camp at their booth. Word is, I might have book marks with the cover of Revolution of the Wolf and Ghost Bear there. Maybe. Possibly.We here … [Read more...]

Wanna Sneak a peak at the new Batmobile? Sure you do…

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Zack Snyder released this tease on his Twitter account. What do you think? … [Read more...]

Open Road…..take me home…..(Big Ole Publishing News)

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 Once upon a time, there was this little book called 3 Gates of the Dead. The writer despaired that it would never see the light of day after two agents exploded on him. Then, his amazing friend, Italia Gandolfo, became his amazing agent and she went to work.She found a new, cutting edge publisher in Los Angeles called Premier Publishing, with an incredible board of highly accomplished executives, including super-agent Joel Gotler. The company started off as a digital publisher, but … [Read more...]

Radio Free Geek: Interview with Dungeon Crawler Radio

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 (I  (Jo Schaffer) met Daniel Swenson(aka Revan)at the LTUE writing conference in Provo, Utah. He sat at a table with a bunch of microphones interviewing authors and attendees at the event. Curious, I stopped to chat with him. Turns out he runs the fabulously geeky, Dungeon Crawler Radio. I later had the opportunity to be interviewed on the show along with Jonathan Ryan. We talked a little bit about Teen Author Boot Camp, comic books and movies. (The Man of Steel debate got a bit dicey. … [Read more...]

I Sold My Soul to Amazon; Plus, Major 3 Gates News.

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Here is a straightforward fact; Amazon is helping make my writing career through the huge success of 3 Gates of the Dead. I know there are a lot of people who beat the "anti-Amazon" drum with intense fervor. In truth, I used to be one of them until I realized the absolute hypocrisy of doing so.I'm not saying Amazon doesn't have some complicating things that go along with their business model. Others have written about it in a much more detailed and nuanced critique (Google it sometime). I … [Read more...]

New Writer Inside!: Tom Durham

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(We are Geek Goes Rogue try to bring you the most entertaining, and frankly hottest writers around. I mean, look at our Founder's St. Louis Cardinals sock hat. Hawt. Anyway, we're not sure if Tom qualifies as "hawt" (apparently his wife thinks so), but he is an amazing filmmaker, writer and geek. So, he seemed like a natural fit. Enjoy his writing. We sure do)   Tom Durham is a writer, filmmaker, Emmy nominated producer, family guy, idealist, and advocate for underdog … [Read more...]


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