Category Archives: E[G] News

Upcoming Podcasts in April & May 2015

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We have more content for you coming up in April and May before Phoenix Comicon season starts. You’ll hear about sheep and wood, two really good-looking brothers, Ewoks and a mad guy named Max.

UHF (Weird Al Yankovic) 25th Anniversary Screening

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Bring your favorite spatula … . It’s time for UHF! Geek host Alice will be watching the 1989 film debut of comedy rock satirist Weird Al Yankovic for the first time. Join the First Time Film Club Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.

George Newman (Yankovic) and his friend Bob take over Channel 62, a failing local TV station. George fills the broadcast day with bizarre programming, bringing the ratings up and turning Channel 62 into an overnight success. Soon, rival station CEO R.J. Fletcher threatens to sabotage Channel 62, and George must come up with a way to save it. UHF also stars Victoria Jackson, Emo Philips, and Fran Drescher.

The LIVE podcast recording follows the screening and is included with admission. Join in the conversation as The Educating [Geeks] crew hashes out the best and worst moments of UHF and help them create some drinking game rules for the film.

There will be a trivia quiz between the film screening and podcast recording. Prizes provided by Bookmans & NCT.

Get Tickets Online Now! $5

Once on the “get tickets” page navigate to March 26th using the calendar and then select the event. You will be asked to enter payment information and purchase tickets from there.

(This event is rated PG-13.)

Voyage Trekkers: Play Along Screening w/ Educating [Geeks]

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We’re throwing a party!

In partnership with National Comedy Theater Phoenix and Squishy Studios, we’re hosting a live play-along screening featuring both seasons of Voyage Trekkers.

At this raucous event, you’ll support the award-winning comedy web series Voyage Trekkers in their quest to become a feature film. You’ll do more than laughing along with the worst crew in the galaxy … you’ll join in the fun as NCT Phoenix transforms into an interactive Galactic Union watering hole with photo ops, glitter tattoos, featured beverages & a prize raffle!

We’ll be playing the Educating [Geeks] Voyage Trekkers Drinking* Game Rules during the screening with Carmillian Mead (AKA SanTan SunSpot Gold) and Dabba juice, followed by trivia and even more prizes.

Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. (Unrated, recommended for 18+)

DON’T MISS THIS ONE-TIME ONLY EVENT!

Get Tickets Online Here $5

Once on the “get tickets” page navigate to March 26th using the calendar and then select the event. You will be asked to enter payment information and purchase tickets from there.

*Any beverage will do. NCT does not require nor encourage the drinking of delicious alcohol. Specifically not March’s featured beer, SanTan SunSpot Gold.

 

Fan Fest Spotlight on David Ramsey and Ben Browder

Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest 2014 kicked off their first annual event December 12-14 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. The event focused on comic books, costuming, kids, and actors. Some notable guests at the event were David Ramsey, Ben Browder, Linda Blair, Colin Baker, and Paul McGann.

At the time of Fan Fest, I had never seen Arrow, but had heard great things about the show as well as David Ramsey. And as a super Stargate SG1 fan, Ben Browder’s panel was a must. So, I buckled in for some good panel Q&A time on Saturday.

Educating [Geeks] Does Fan Fest 2014

2014 is coming to a close, and the folks at Phoenix Comicon decided to provide geeks everywhere with one last way to geek out. They called it Fan Fest and it invaded the University of Phoenix Stadium December 12-14, 2014. This particular event was intended to focus on specific genres: comic books, costuming, kids, and actors. When this event was announced in early October, I noticed that the responses to the event were either “huh? wha? that’s weird” or “OMG! PANIC!”. I found myself falling into the confusion category, a bit wary of yet another Con in Arizona. But seeing as Executive Producer Alice reminds us to “Be an Optimist Prime, Not a Negatron” and that it would be nice for the cosplayers and vendors to not be dealing with 100+ degree heat, I decided that this could be a really great idea!