Salt Lake City Comic Con to begin with a Press Conference

Tomorrow is Salt Lake City Comic Con! The madness begins.My day will start off at 11:00 P.M with the press conference at the Salt Palace Convention Center.What will this look like? From the official press release....The press conference is a chance for Dan Farr, the Show Producer and founder and Bryan Brandenburg, the Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder, to give updates and answer questions from the media about Salt Lake Comic Con. Farr and Brandenburg will be joined by a variety … [Read more...]

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...]

Eve Ain’t What She Used to Be…..Shattering the Hollywood Woman

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In the beginning, Hollywood created women… as the fainting ingénue in the arms of a mustache twirling villain or the Mata Hari seductress using sexuality as a way to exploit men and gain power. Women were the love interest, the comic relief, the damsel in distress to make the hero look good.Then came the Mrs. Cleaver/ Donna Reed phase of shiny coiffed women in pearls and heels bustling about their perfect homes, cooking dinner and hanging on every word pouring from their all-knowing hu … [Read more...]

The Rise of a Fledgling Gamer

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Ten months ago I wrote an article about being a “newb” at video games.  While my other geek credentials are worthy of praise, I neglected this chapter in the geek pantheon.  I have a hundred excuses as to why, but none of them are valid.  I was a young single mother.  I had a career, a family, a failed marriage just to name a few.I am checking my geek-ego at the door and humbling myself to admit that gaming is HARD.  If you’ve been playing video games since the time you discovered your own op … [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...]

Joy in a Game Show: Interview with Jeff Foxworthy and Kirk Franklin

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When I first started church ministry, I wore a tie to work. My elders and I wanted to convey to people that "I was a serious theologian doing serious things for Jesus". My time as a Presbyterian minister was defined by that ideal.This attitude led to self righteous pomposity taking root in my soul. These roots strangled the joy I had in Christ. When joy disappears, we start taking our theological swords on people we deem "less serious". To my shame, this is what I did. I'd look down on … [Read more...]

“King of the Nerds” Season 2 Flies Into Action

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the... well, crap, there's absolutely nothing within my line of sight that one could call nerdy..."Sylvanas is the Banshee Queen of the Forsaken."  Betcha didn't know that, now, did you?Thursday night saw the much-anticipated return of the TBS reality competition series King of the Nerds.  I absolutely loved the first season, and have been waiting on 17-pin connectors and needles for last night's premiere.  The producers we … [Read more...]

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” — How I Got My Joy Back

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the plastic nativity set in his closet...I am very upset right now.Just a few minutes ago, I found out that ABC aired A Charlie Brown Christmas already.  Last night, in fact.  Monday, December 2nd, they aired one of the most beloved and revered animated Christmas specials that has ever been produced.I'm upset because I missed it.  That animated special has wedged itself into a very specific place in my heart reserved only fo … [Read more...]

@Midnight Provides Nightly Opportunities to Snark

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, who still hasn't gotten the hang of Windows 8...It finally happened, people.  The first new show of the fall season to completely capture my attention has arrived.  And after my mourning period in the wake of the finale of Breaking Bad, it's no surprise that the show to capture my imagination and stir my senses as both a writer and a comedian is a comedy.  The interactive late-night comedy show @Midnight has entered my realm and taken me ov … [Read more...]

Narrative of a Newb: What the Heck Are All These Buttons For? (Part 2)

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Read Narrative of a Newb Part 1 And I thought I was doing okay, tuning the three of them out, and opting to listen to the game instead. I heard an announcement “UAV INBOUND”, so I did what I assumed was the correct maneuver, pointed my weapon skyward, looking for some flying vehicle that must pose a threat to me, since the game warned me of its approach. Meanwhile, two bodies fell off the living room sofa howling in fits of hysterical laughter, while my husband had suddenly hunched in on him … [Read more...]


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