GGR visits Robert Kurtzman’s Institute of Art, Creature Corps and Mad FX Lab

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This week, I was graciously granted an opportunity to visit Creature Corps in Crestline Ohio to speak with Robert Kurtzman, world renowned Director/Producer/Special Effects Creator about the Kurtzman Institute of Art and his amazing new haunt, the Mad FX Lab.  For SFX and horror movie geeks like me, this was an unbelievably exciting moment.  For those of you who may or may not admit to hiding under your bed from the monsters Mr. Kurtzman created over the last three decades, let’s review just a fe … [Read more...]

Book Signing at the Eerie Horror Film Festival October 18-20

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 As many of you know, my publisher is running an Indie film maker contest inspired by my book, 3 Gates of the Dead.I love this contest because it supports indie artists and gives them "their shot". For more on the contest, here are the details.So,along those lines,  I'm doing my first book signing at the Eerie Horror Film Festival, October 18-20 in Erie, Pa at the historical Warner Theater in downtown. I will be making an announcement about the contest on Saturday night before the … [Read more...]

GGR Live Review: Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, The Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO

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Thursday nights are a special night for me.  It's one of the few nights of the week that I don't have many obligations, and my wife and I often find time to do a little something extra.  This past week, that little something was taking in a show at The Old Rock House in St. Louis, Missouri.I found out about Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors through NoiseTrade.com when their song "Fire and Dynamite" was featured on a sampler being offered on the site.  I was immediately hooked and decided to lo … [Read more...]

Grace Unplugged: A fine film for Evangelical families…and that’s the problem

(Possible Spoilers Ahead)Allow me to say something at the beginning of this review, in case people think I'm trying to be overly negative.  Grace Unplugged is probably one of the best "Christian" films I've seen. The acting is great, the script is decent, and the movie well made. You can take your evangelical family and you will get a safe, non-offensive movie going experience.And that's the problem.Grace Unplugged follows the story of eighteen-year-old Grace Trey (AJ Michalka) who … [Read more...]

Last One — Geek Goes Rogue Reviews Breaking Bad: “Felina”

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, who has finally caught his breath after three days...I'm sitting in my living room, watching the second episode of the new series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and marveling (no pun intended) at its level of escapism.  It's a 180-degree difference from what I experienced every time I watched Breaking Bad.Today, I finally put my fingers to the keys to give you my honest, heavily-thought out review of the final episode of the n … [Read more...]

Chronicles of a Writer Who Couldn’t Read

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“Your teacher says you’re having a lot of trouble with your reading comprehension.” I was eight or nine when my dad said that to me after one of those fun little parent-teacher conferences. You know, the kind where your strengths tend to get glossed over and every one of your flaws are picked at and laid bare like an egg frying on a rock under the blazing Sahara sun. At least, that’s how those conferences seemed to go whenever they pertained to me. I had no clue what my dad was talking about. H … [Read more...]

GGR Gets Wicked with Hallowicked Haunted Woods

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“Whatever you fear, it’s here!”  That is NOT just a catchy slogan.  After personally participating in this event for three years, I can assure you that you will face everything you’ve ever been afraid of. It’s all waiting for you amidst the secluded trees and over 5,500 feet of winding path that encompasses Hallowicked Haunted Woods, located at 1148 Cairns Road, in scenic Mansfield, Ohio.Let me say it again, 5,500 feet.  For those geeks who have been paying attention, that is over 1,700 feet … [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...]

Geek Goes Rogue Reviews 2 Great Albums from TRIPOD

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, who can't seem to shake the change in seasons affecting his sinuses...Some weeks ago, I introduced the Geek Goes Rogue agents to a band from Australia called Tripod.  This trio of very talented musician/comedians have been huge down under for more than a decade, but their presence on this side of the globe has been fairly minimal.Thanks to advances in technology and this wonderful thing we call the interwebs, we have access to most of … [Read more...]

Narrative of a Newb: What the Heck Are All These Buttons For? (Part 1)

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I’ve always considered myself a tech savvy lady. Not to toot my own horn, but I know my way around HTML and CSS, I can customize my iPhone settings with the greatest of ease, I still remember how to program a VCR (that is, if you’re still in possession of one and need assistance), and my first computer’s operating system was DOS, which I still know how to use. Yet somewhere amongst those lofty, geek-worthy credentials, I missed a step. I neglected to maintain the status quo on video gaming skill … [Read more...]


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