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...]

Mid-Life Report Card of a Mostly Bad Christian (Written by St. Peter Himself!)

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A few days ago, I turned forty. I felt pretty good about the first half of my life, especially my recent confirmation in the Catholic Church. I didn’t expect all A’s, but I figured I’d be a solid B student. I waited by the mail box but nothing came. Finally, a weird creature with seven heads appeared in front of me and handed me a scroll. I looked at the postmark that said, “Office of the Church, St. Peter The Rock, Director.” When I tried to tip the strange creature, all seven … [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...]

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 … [Read more...]

JoJo’s Hollywood Stories: Interview with Clark Schaffer

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  (We at Geek Goes Rogue are...welll....Geeks. And, we love to hear behind the scenes stuff. Clark Schaffer is a wizard in all things artistic, prop development and other artistic things that make movies real. He's done over forty movies and is one of the most talent individuals we've ever seen. Jo Schaffer, our intrepid reporter for all things behind the scenes, didnt' have travel far for this one, as Clark is her husband.) I really liked the original Iron Man movie back when it came … [Read more...]

Teen Author Boot Camp 2014: Interview with Renee Collins

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  (In a few hours, I'll be boarding a plane for Utah to speak at Teen Author Boot Camp. I'm beyond excited. One of the reasons is that I get to meet cool fellow authors like Renee Collins.) How did you get into writing? It sounds like such a cliche, but I've always been a writer. In high school, however, I wrote mostly angsty teenage love poetry to boys who absolutely didn't deserve my fervent passion. It wasn't until years later, after most of the angst had left my system, that I … [Read more...]

Teen Author Boot Camp 2014: Agent Amy Jameson

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(An agent can make or break an author. Get an amazing one (like me), and it's smooth sailing. Get a bad one, and suffer frustrating heartbreak. Amy Jameson, like all great agents, believes in cultivating writers and developing their talent.Check out what she says about being an agent and the future of the publishing industry. She will be giving a workshop at Teen Author Boot Camp 2014.)  What inspired you to become an agent?  I never knew literary agents existed until I moved to New York … [Read more...]

JoJo’s Indie Artist Spotlight: Brian Higgins

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(We at Geek Goes Rogue loves indie artists who live on their art and who want to make a difference in the world. To that end, we try to highlight Indie artists as much as we can. Here, our intrepid Hollywood connection, Jo Schaffer, interviews Brian Higgins about his passion to use art to help those with mental disabilities. He has founded Create Reel Change for that purpose and is currently running an Indiegogo campaign to support his efforts)  Where did you get the desire to use the arts … [Read more...]

HamonNye: Live Blog of the Debate here

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  Hey Folks, We will be live blogging from the debate at the Creation Museum on Tuesday February 4th, 2014. Stay tuned! You'll be able to follow all the action on Twitter @authorjryan and same handle on instagram. Read our articles leading up to the Debate: Interview with Ken Ham Interview with Dr. Jack Collins, theological badass Interview with Dr. Kenneth Miller WWBND? When Smart People Say Dumb Things.   … [Read more...]

HamOnNye Pre-Debate Coverage: Interview with Ken Ham

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(A few years ago, I visited the Creation Museum with a large group of atheists (that's a story for another day). Needles to say, the experience was interesting. On one hand, I was impressed with the production value of the museum. On the other, as a Christian, I cant agree with Ken Ham, his view of the bible or his cultural war mentality. Still, this is America and everyone has a right to present their views without edits. What you see below in the full on, unedited version of Ham's answers on … [Read more...]


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