GGR Reviews Sherlock – “The Empty Hearse”


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the 9 inches of snow piled up against his car..."...the holiday is over, brother dear."I'm seriously geeking out right now, because while PBS will not be premiering the first episode of Season 3 of the BBC's Sherlock until January 19th, I'm watching episode 1, "The Empty Hearse", right now.How, you might ask?  I'm afraid I can't say because I'm not 100% sure it's legal.  You see, there are places on the interwebs that you c … [Read more...]

Introducing a new Rogue Writer….Jo Schaffer

So, poor Mel, she has been the only female around here for quite awhile. We've heard her cries for estrogen. Allow us to introduce...Jo Schaffer is a YA novelist, speaker and ninja mama, born and raised in the California Bay Area.She's a founding member of Writers Cubed and co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, one of the largest conferences in the nation for youth ages 13-19. She and a crew of local international bestselling authors present writing workshops to over 400 attendees at t … [Read more...]

3 Gates of the Dead News…..99 Cents….and a new entry from film contest!

 Hey Everyone,Wow, 3 Gates is exploding. At last count, it's ranked at 263 over all over on Amazon and 92 over at Barnes and Noble. I'm just amazed to see my name next to Stephen King and Anne Rice, two of my heroes.So, the 99 cent campaign has been extended until January 11th. You can get it the following outletsAmazonBarnes and Noble NookITunes Store Movie and TV News: 3 Gates of the Dead is currently being considered for both TV and Film. I'm hoping … [Read more...]

Announcing….COTTONWOOD Indiegogo Campaign!


 Hey Rogueites,Through a variety of cool circumstances, I've been attached as associate producer to a cool ground breaking indie project, Cottonwood.This project is a racial drama set in 1930's dust bowl Texas and has some pretty major talent attached. Who? Try Academy Award Winner Louis Gosett Jr, Anthony Michael Hall, Alison Eastwood, Ethan Suplee, and Joe Perry (yes, THAT Joe Perry, you know, the kick ass guitar player from Aerosmith).We're starting an Indiegogo campaign … [Read more...]

“Community” Returns With a New Face


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the naked blanket he has wrapped himself with, although he is not naked...Stop picturing it.There is a certain voice that, when heard, gives cause for celebration, a hope of magical, whimsical moments of absurdity, and a guarantee that there will be virtually nothing stress-inducing for the next 30 minutes.  Over a low-quality school-grade public address system, we hear the jolly tones coming out, carrying news which could be … [Read more...]

Happy New Year! (Time to Get High?)

File photo of a medical marijuana starter plant

As some of us across the nation welcomed in the first day of 2014 by sleeping in and lounging around yesterday, others - a certain contingent in Colorado to be exact - got up bright and early to be among the first in U.S. history to legally buy marijuana. Feel free to locate the irony in that sentence, if you wish.Yes, pot is now officially legal in the United States. In one state out of fifty, and with numerous restrictions on where it can and can't be used, but legal nonetheless. This … [Read more...]

Geek Goes Oblate….uh…what’s an oblate?


 Tomorrow, at noon Central time, I'll be taking my vows as an Oblate Noviate. Strangely, the Geek crowd is probably best equipped to understand what all this means. How so?Allow me to explain.In Geek culture right now, Game of Thrones, comics, and nearly every paranormal book contains some sort of "monk" like order within their respected "world systems". Some of these groups are forces of good and some, well, not so much. So, when I tell my fellow geeks that I'm becoming an … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas! Here is a scene of 3 Gates of the Dead…

First, Merry Christmas from all of us here at Geek Goes Rogue. Alan, Zach, Melody and I wish you all a very wonderful holidays.Now, as many of you know, my book, 3 Gates of the Dead, is in book outlets everywhere. While you can get the hard copy version, the ebook is available in all forms at 5.99...Along with that, my publisher is running a film maker contest. You can find all the details here.The deadline is approaching, but entries are starting to roll in. I've received permission … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll, Pope Francis and the Clanging Symbols


Many people ask me why I gave up my evangelical ordination and journeyed towards the Catholic church.  I struggle to answer these questions because there are multiple answers. None of them are simpleThe recent Mark Driscoll controversies (Named Legion, for they are many), and the release of Pope Francis' Joy of the Gospel gives me an opportunity to hit one of the major issues that drew me to Rome.For those of you don't know, Mark Driscoll is one of the most polarizing figures in the … [Read more...]

Muppets Invade Culinary World… Sort Of


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the bed that is beckoning him from miles away to just give up and take that 17-hour nap...I've become more familiar with BuzzFeed over the last 6 months than I care to.  For those not indoctrinated, they make, among other things, lists.  Most of the time, the lists aren't that special, and seem arbitrary, depending on who creates them.However, yesterday, they did something right by teaming with Disney to premiere an exclusive " … [Read more...]