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Geek in the City Radio Issue 92

Greetings Programs! Kaebel Hashitani joins the crew as Dan Clark goes off to sing Christmas Pirate Carols for all the good little girls and boys. In this issue, Scott gives a quick review of Voyage of the Dawn Trader as Aaron delves deep into The Grid with TRON: Legacy. Then, a Box Pulling from Long, Long Ago. Finally, the next installment of the Geek Gift Guide with Zombie Cards by Monkey Minion Press and a review of the locally created card game – FACEEATER!

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This weeks musical breaks are:

A Vigilante ChristmasKirby Krackle

Merry Christmas R2-D2 – Jon Bon Jovi (no, really)

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Frank Headshotting the Staff?

Still not confirmed, but rumors from AMC claim Frank Darabont is letting all the current Walking Dead staff writers go after this season. The rumor goes on to claim Darabont will pen all 13 episodes of season 2. While I have no doubt Frank is writing machine, and it isn’t totally unheard of for one person to run the entire show, even Sorkin took a break now and then.

Regardless, season 1 of The Walking Dead has been a hell of a run. With damn near a full year between season 1 and 2, I am sure this is but the first in a slaughter of rumors flying from undead Atlanta. See you all Sunday at the Bagdad Theater for the final episode of the year.


Geek in the City Radio Issue 86

In this jam packed issue of GeekintheCity Radio, Aaron sits down with writer AJ Lieberman to talk about his pending Image Comics graphic novel, Term Life. Want a chance to win a copy of Term Life? Follow these simple steps: Follow @TFAW and @ImageComics on Twitter. Tweet your answer to the following question: You have 21 days to live. Who are you going to spend it with, and why? End your Tweet with #TermLife (Even better. Pre-order Term Life HERE). Next, Dan and Aaron have a fantastically epic Pulling From Aaron’s Box with The Warriors Three #1 and Dungeons & Dragons #1. Next, Kaebel Hashitani talks about all the great First Thursday events in Portland. All that, and random off the rail comic talk with Scott Dally doing his best Ed McMahon. YES! Only on

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First Thursday events in Portland: Jet Pack Jack and the Steam Giant – Henk Pander at Laura Russo GallerySecret Lives of Clowns –  Myrrh Larsen Record ReleaseOregon Marshmallow Sticks

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Your Horrific Weekend – 2010

Not sure how to enjoy this finest of holidays? Well friends, your friendly neighborhood Geek is here with all the info your evil little hearts desire.

Audio – Contacting the Dead with Clyde Lewis “If our personality survives, then it is strictly logical or scientific to assume it retains memory, intellect, other faculties and knowledge we acquire on Earth. Therefore…if we can evolve an instrument so delicate as to be affected by our personality as it survives in the next life, such an instrument, when made available, ought to record something.” – Thomas Alva Edison. Did Edison truly believe he had constructed a device that allowed him to “contact” the dead, or was he simply joking as he claimed in later interviews? We won’t ever know, but we do know this simple quote has fueled paranormal investigators for decades. Halloween night on Ground Zero Radio (101 KUFO – I know, you never thought we’d support that station, but it’s Clyde my friends). Anyway, Halloween night – Clyde Lewis, along with Inventor Dr. Jonathan Burgess, Illusionist Reed McClintock, and Reverse Speech analyst David John Oates will attempt to recreate Edison’s experiment on a massive 100,000 watt scale… And you’re invited. Literally. From 10pm to 1am, you are invited to tune in, call in, and see if you can experience the The Edison Enigma!

Visual – The Walking Dead at the Bagdad with Cort and Fatboy and Things From Another World We’ve been talking about this event for weeks now. Without a doubt, Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead stood (or hunched as it were) as a beacon of quality in a sea of “just stick in zombies” within the cultural zeitgeist. After six years of printed horror, AMC now takes The Walking Dead to small screen… Unless you’re lucky enough to live in Portland “F’ing” Oregon, where you can watch it live on a 60 foot screen in a gorgeous theater.

Since the Bagdad is a bar, you need be 21 or older. It starts at 10pm, the doors open at 8pm… But trust your friendly neighborhood Geek. Get. There. Early. Way before 8pm. Those of a theatrical nature, you’re encouraged to come dressed as your best zombie costume for your chance at undead glory and some sweet swag from TFAW and Image Comics!

Tactile – Tour of Untimely Departures at the Lone Fir Cemetery – Perhaps you don’t want the horror movie experience, or maybe you have small ones that can’t attend adult events, or maybe you just want a little slice of culture and history in your Halloween. The Friends of the Lone Fir Cemetery has you covered, with a truly wonderful annual event – The Tour of Untimely Departures. Ghostly guides will also share some of the history on Lone Fir as they take you through the cemetery on a path lit with candles.  Two separate tours of approximately 45 minutes in length will be running constantly throughout the evening to accommodate our maximum capacity of 2000 visitors.  Dress for the weather; the Tour happens rain or moon-shine.  Having gone quite a few times in the past, we can tell you this is a great way to spend All Hallows Eve. With a talented crew of volunteers and actors, the Tour of Untimely Departures is the perfect mix of theatrics and history. Like The Walking Dead, this is an event you need to arrive early if you want to get in, as their popularity increase exponentially. Entrance on SE 26th off Stark.  Bus riders, use Line 15.  Admission is $10/adult or  $15/family ( parents with children under 12).


Geek in the City Radio Issue 85

Really, with a title like that, what else could it be but GeekintheCity Radio?! In this syndication worthy issue, Aaron, Scott, and Dan talk about the strange teleportation power of a 5 year-old Saturn… Much to Fatty‘s pain. Then, a double Pulling From Aaron’s Box with the epic Avengers & Pet Avengers #1 (starring massive purple chonies) and Death’s debut in Action Comics. Next, an update on the Tron Legacy marketing and much envy directed at Dan. Finally, they boys talk about strange paranormal experiences… Most of which involved Clyde Lewis. All that and mixing whiskey and Boo Berrys.

This week’s musical breaks are:

Tres BrujasThe Sword

DerezzedDaft Punk

Don’t forget to enter your Time Traveling Comments below for a chance at winning the 25th Anniversary Back to the Future DVD set from Universal Pictures.

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