Life Just Gets Worse

Life just gets worse. That is what I tell our clients. If they keep drinking and using their lives will only get worse. Nothing good will come out of it. It’s true. Maybe they haven’t hit rock bottom yet but they will eventually.  Many don’t seem to realize this. They think it won’t happen to […]

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The Hero Within Fashion Line!

So here is something I am super excited about. My good friend Tony Kim launched a super hero themed fashion line for men called The Hero Within! I already want to order them! Check out this amazing Batman Peacoat:                     Yes these are officially licensed by […]

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Favorite SDCC Memories pt. 1

Comic-Con has always held a special place in my heart. Even as a kid I remember I would stay up late on summer nights reading my comics and I would see the advertisements for Comic-Con and long to go. However, trying to convince your non-nerdy parents (if there is such a thing) to spend your summer vacation at […]

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Outside SDCC: The Creators Connect

Outside Comic-Con: The Creators Connect I first started attending the Connect a few years ago and it has become one of my favorite things to do. This event is a Comic-Con sponsored event but it is off-site at the Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina (where yours truly will be staying). That being said it is not […]

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Outside SDCC: Game of Bloggers

I can hardly believe it but Comic-Con is just a month away and that means I am already thinking about my event schedule. I’m not talking about the actual convention itself, but instead all of the amazing events that go on outside the convention. Comic-Con has evolved a lot over the years and now it […]

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 How To Prepare for SDCC Right Now!

  I can’t wait for Comic-Con and you probably can’t either. You got your 4 day pass and you even managed to score a good hotel room. With over a month to go you might be thinking you have plenty of time to get ready right?  Wrong. Comic-Con has a way of sneaking up on […]

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That’s The Power To Make Bad Commercials

So the mighty forces of DirectTV and Bon Jovi have teamed up to give us one truly inspiring commercial and I absolutely hate it. If you haven’t seen it here it is. Why do I hate this commercial? The reasons are numerous but I will lay out my case before you. The biggest reason is […]

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Pink Clouds And Elephants

Pink Cloud, the Old Timer’s say you exist so you must. That mysterious place floating at the intersection sobriety and spiritual bliss. Yet so many times it seems you elude me. Perhaps you are more like a wicked game of Mario Brothers, jumping from pink cloud to pink, hoping to land safely when more often […]

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2016 Long Beach Comic Expo

With the epic let down of Comic-Con tickets sales and the breaking of our Contourage I needed something to cheer me up a little. Fortunately there was the Long Beach Comic Expo, appropriately placed in Long Beach. Granted it is no substitute for the great gig in San Diego but I generally hold the view […]

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The Breaking of the CONtourage

For the last several years (8-10) a very special and select group of my friends and I have attended Comic-Con together in San Diego. This isn’t just a couple of us going to this event, we averaged 8-12 of us depending on the year and who all you count. Comic-Con has become a part of […]

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Video Games And Morality: Bioshock

So I had my first panel ever this weekend at Comikaze and I really enjoyed doing it! We had a medium turnout so I feel like over-all it went well. I had a blast so as far as I am concerned it was great. The panel was titled “8-Bit Kingdom: How Video Games May Embody […]

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Fun With Online Dating Pt 1

It’s that glorious time of the year again. What? Can anything be glorious when the holidays are over? Yes, I am not talking about Christmas, New Years’ or Kwanza , I am talking about my not-so-annual online dating blog post! Online dating is such a weird institution. We’ve taking something already overly complicated (dating) and […]

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My Grinch’s List of Most Hated Christmas Music Part 1.

  Ah Christmas time is here again. It’s a magic time of lights, trees, decorations, shopping, food and of course, Christmas music. Now I love Christmas music. In fact I’m that guy that would play it all year round if I was allowed to, but let’s face, while most Christmas songs have something to offer, […]

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My First Panel Ever!

So ladies and gentleman, Comikaze is coming up this weekend and guess who has their first panel? That’s right, me! I have always wanted to do panels and even pitched a few in the past to now avail, but now, thanks to the geeky powers that be, I (and Bubba) will be on a panel. […]

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On Shooting and Mental Disorders

So we have had yet another mass shooting and before people even had to time to grieve it is already being politicized for every cause imaginable, but especially the gun control debate.  Far be it for this blog to uselessly weigh in on gun control, but there is another issue being talked about it and […]

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Faith’s Story of OCD

I have had the privilege of knowing Faith for a long time now. She also has OCD. Here is her story. So Faith, tell us a little about yourself? I’m 38.  I think portraits tell stories about people.  I am building a library because as a kid my Dad had one and I loved to […]

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My LBCC Take Away

So this weekend was the Long Beach Comic Con and fun was had by all! I don’t know what the official numbers were (I was told 10,000-12,000) but it seemed like a really good sized crowd. What impressed me the most was the long line of people buying single day passes on-site. So I have […]

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Long Beach Comic-Con Next Week!

Still reeling from the fact Comic-Con is over? Maybe you have the post-convention blues? If so never fear, for the LBCC is here! (Or should it be LBCCC?) Regardless, it stands for the Long Beach Comic-Con and it is coming up the weekend of the 12th and 13th and you should go! Why? Well for […]

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Should You Fear The Walking Dead?

First of all I have to admit this review might come with some bias. Why? Because I am completely and utterly zombied out. I am totally bored with all things zombies. We have been oversaturated with the living dead and it has gotten really old. That being said, I felt compelled by my nerd duty […]

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Fantastic Four is a Fantastic Fail

Fantastic Four is a fantastic fail of epic proportions. Seriously, I don’t even know where to begin and I honestly can’t remember a movie so bad since Catwoman.  I mean it actually makes the 2005 version look decent, or at least bearable. Here is a list of just some of the problems.  A horribly cliché […]

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R2? R-Not

The good people at Sideshow Collectibles never cease to amaze and they did so again, this time with a tiny little droid named R2D2. They gave various artists R2D2 replicas and had them modify and paint them with their own designs. The result was a plethora of very cool R2D2’s. Here are some, and my […]

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CONfessions: Mission Accomplished?

So another Comic-Con, my 9th, has come and gone and I have to say it was my most memorable (that is a tough call since the first one still has a special place in my heart). Due to my endless posting about it you have probably seen my epic cosplay which went a long way […]

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The Legend of Bubba Fett

So it would appear that Bubba was a big hit with the Comic-Con crowd. Tons of people took pictures and I even got to do a couple of videos as well. Oh did I mention that one photographer was from Nerdist News and another from LA Weekly? Yep, that’s right. ole’ Bubba made into the […]

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I Give You ….Bubba Fett!

I have been working on this costume for some time now and keeping it somewhat under wraps. But now, after weeks of growing expectation, I am ready to reveal my triumph to you! I proudly present to you, from the poorest, white trash backwoods of the galaxy, everyone’s favorite tobacco chewin’, podracin’, cousin datin’, founder of […]

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Life Lessons From Comic-Con

I’ve had the privilege of attending Comic-Con the last eight years and after nearly every one I have the idea that I will relax a bit and take next year off. However, after a few months pass I start getting a hankering, that itch I get that finds me in San Diego in July yet […]

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My Drunk Comic-Con Experience in 2013

I posted this last years but wanted to post it again. It’s good to remember where I came from and where I could go if I’m not careful. So here is one of my worst drinking memories…   Comic-Con: that great assembling of nerds and geeks that has become the pop culture event of the […]

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SDCC Thursday Programming Gems

Comic-Con released their Thursday programming schedule and nerds everywhere are pouring over it like Sherlock Holmes on a crime scene. That being said, maybe you don’t feel like waiting in line for Hall H or Ballroom 20 on your very first day? Never fear, there are some great smaller panels you can check out. Here […]

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New Logo’s

So I have been working on some new logo’s and artwork. I have a few variants for different uses. I am pretty pleased with it but any thoughts?                              

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First Time Cosplay Tips

So a little while ago I announced that I was going to Cosplay at SDCC for the first time ever! As my costume comes together, and the Great Con approaches, I am getting really excited about it  all. That being said, since I am a newb at this, I put out a call for the […]

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What You Should Be Doing Now To Prepare For SDCC!

With Comic-Con being just a month away (already!), many people may be wondering what they should be doing now to prepare for the great gig in San Diego in July. It can be overwhelming, especially for newcomers, but never fear, because some of us veterans know just how to prepare for Comic-Con 2015. Here are […]

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So I Decided To Cosplay And I Need Your Help!

Alright nerds, geeks and con lovers everywhere, I have a big announcement to make. This year I decided to Cosplay. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, yours truly will cosplay at Comic-Con 2015. I have to confess, I have always secretly wanted to. I always loved dressing up at Halloween and any special days in High […]

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My SDCC Panel Pitch: Art and Pain

I have always been fascinated by the connection between art and suffering. Why do so many artist suffer from the old cliche of depression and angst? How does this effect their art and does this explain why we connect to it so well? In the realm of all things nerdy, this is one of the […]

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Game of Bloggers Launches at SDCC!

Are you a blogger going to Comic-Con? Do you like meeting other cool blogger’s or maybe you follow a blog and want to hang with its creators? Either way, do we have an event for you! Get in line (of course there is always a line) for the first annual Game of Bloggers meet up! […]

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OCD vs Depression, Bears vs Hornets

I have often tried to come up with a good analogy of what exactly OCD is like and to be honest it is really hard to describe. Depression is easy to describe. While I can’t actually prove this, and hopefully one day I will be able to, I picture depression as being mauled by a […]

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St. Kindles Fire

So I received a mysterious email from a woman last night. She said she thinks she may have found my Kindle Fire, the one I lost last September that I nearly went crazy looking for. Immediately  my mind races and I picture her being gorgeous and single, like something in a Hollywood movie, so I […]

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Pride vs. Courage

Being involved in recovery I get to have a lot of good conversations with various people. A guy came up to me one day and said he was working through his steps with his sponsor and that his sponsor wanted him to talk to two people a day about what he was working on. Today he […]

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Cool Comic-Con Video Series!

Need to know what you should be doing now to get ready for SDCC in July? ! Proud to announce our good friend  Crazy4ComicCon is launching a new video blog with the Shout Factory detailing everything you need to know ! Ya’ll check it out here at Crazy4ComicCon!      

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Serious Thoughts On Suicide

Today I want to talk about a topic that is very sensitive to a lot of people, including myself, and that topic is suicide. I have to confess I’m a little nervous about writing this entry because it does hit close to home however in light of some recent (and not so recent) events I […]

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My Super Wallet

So it came time to replace my old, scrappy wallet and I decided that instead of having a boring old brown leather wallet, why not make a statement? Why not show off my nerd pride? Why not do something epic? Something super? With all of those questions in mind I went on Amazon, and ordered […]

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Epic David Hasselhoff Video

Now I know what you are thinking…this can’t be, but before you scoff the Hoff’, just know that Kung Fury and Knight Rider have teamed up to bring us one of the most epic videos ever created. It literally has everything you can think of (the only thing lacking might be Chuck Norris..or is that […]

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Sobriety and Mental Disorders

Addiction is a twisting, turning tornado that destroys everything in its path. Now make it worse by adding in mental disorders and you have the perfect storm. In fact, around 60% of people with mental disorders end with addictions of some sort. It goes along with the old adage of self-medicating and it makes thing […]

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Wondercon: What is the Secret of Your Powers?

  Much like previous Comic-Cons (and most cons for that matter) in the past I could be found roaming the sales floor, seriously buzzed and carrying a flask I was quickly working on finishing off. I thought at the time being buzzed on the sales floor was pretty awesome, but it was never truly enjoyable. […]

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Long Beach Comic Expo This Week!

Nestled in between the great nerd gathering in San Diego, and the newly emerging one up in LA, are two events you need to know about if you don’t already. One, is the Long Beach Comic Con (in the fall) and the Long Beach Comic Expo coming up on Feb.  28th to March 1st, located […]

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Psst, Wanna Buy A Sandwich?

From the You Can’t Make This Stuff Up Dept. My housing situation continues to de-evolve into more and more weirdness (I am desperately looking for a new place) so with that in mind I bring you this strange tale. I work nights, so I sleep during the day and nearly a day goes by without […]

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Year One In Review

November 9th, one year. That’s how long it’s been since I drank. That’s how long it’s been since I checked into rehab after everything hit the fan. To be honest, I can hadrly believe it since I couldn’t go an hour without a drink let alone a year. It’s a bit surreal, like one of […]

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Ain’t No Going Back From This

Last post I waxed somewhat eloquently (in my somewhat humble opinion) about a phrase some people occasionally say to me about my recovery.  This led me to write about another phrase I occasionally hear in recovery that I often find myself thinking about. Sometimes my nonalcoholic friends will say,” It’s good to have you back,” […]

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Nerd In Recovery: Robert Downey Jr.

This is a new series I am starting called Nerds in Recovery where I take a look at a famous person in recovery. Okay, you may be thinking there is nothing nerdy about some of these people and since some are pretty big Hollywood names you would probably be correct. But most of these are […]

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Does What Doesn’t Kill You Make You Stronger?

Fredrick Nietzsche once said that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.  Even though he lived in Europe this strikes me as a very American expression. I mean we love that phrase, Kelly Clarkson even has a silly little song about it and we create cheesy pictures about it like this one to the left […]

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My Super Cool (Nerdy) Bed Sheets!

So I moved into a new home this weekend and let me tell you, having your own room again is amazing! I haven’t had to share a room since 6thgrade. The owner asked me if I needed sheets for my bed and I told him yes. I half joked and said that he could get […]

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Nine Months and Counting!

Nine months, they call it the full term because I could have had a kid in the same amount of time. Still, I can’t believe it’s been nine months since I had a drink and checked into rehab. It’s one of those things you thought you would never get to, like six months, three months […]

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A Christians Candid Response to Robin Williams

Robin Williams is gone. Another hero of mine now gone, this one by his own hand, and my heart breaks for him. He wasn’t just a hero because I grew up with him watching Mork and Mindy, Hook and Dead Poets Society. He was somebody I admired because he suffered and struggled from many of […]

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My Comic-Con Take Aways!

So another Con has come and gone and now there is a Con shaped hole in my heart. I did exhaust myself and now I have the post-con cold brought on by fatigue but it was so worth it, right? I have mixed feelings about this Con, but overall it was really fun. Here is […]

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Is It Worth It?

Is it worth it? That is the question I sometimes find myself asking about this undertaking. After all, I will be brutally honest here, nobody showed up. Not one, except for my good friend Crazy4ComicCon (who is not in recovery but was there for moral support). So I often find myself asking the question what […]

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How to Stay Sober At Comic-Con!

The first answer is simply don’t drink, which for alcoholics is not so simple. The next answer is to not put yourself in a place of temptation where there may be any alcohol around. This also is not always so simple. While there is no alcohol at the Con, there is pretty much everywhere else […]

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Recovery-Con Details!

Okay gang!! After much trial and tribulation, we now have a time and location for our sober meet-up. The challenge now is to get the word out!  Here are the details! When:  Saturday, July 26th, 8:00 P.M. Where:  Luna Grill, Hillcrest Location  (Three miles from the convention)              350 University Ave  San Diego, CA 92103 […]

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My Drunk Comic-Con Experience

<Queue sad piano music of your choice> So I have been waiting to share this Comic-Con story because, well, it isn’t one I am particularly proud of, but it is none-the-less true, and is one of the reason’s I started this site. Comic-Con: that great assembling of nerds and geeks that has become the pop […]

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American Gods On TV

The Great (capitalized) Neil Gaiman, writer of the Sandman graphic novels (which you should go read immediately if you haven’t) has reached a deal with Starz to create an American Gods  TV show. The idea has been bouncing around for some time, but no network ever agreed to pick up until Starz did. Okay, I […]

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Is Robin Williams A Nerd In Recovery?

Robin Williams has always been very honest and open about his battles with alcohol and drugs and his sobriety, of which he is extremely proud (and rightly so).  Now Robin Williams is going back to rehab to “fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment” of which I applaud him for. Do whatever you have to […]

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We Need A Place To Meet!

Hey everyone! So I have been trying to network and connect as much as possible and I trying to find a place for us to meet up for our meet-up. Can’t have a meet-up without it. So the train of thought here lies along in two different directions. 1. Ideally, we could find a meeting […]

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Welcome To Nerds In Recovery!!!

I am an alcoholic nerd in recovery with about 7 months time. There, I wrote it, so it is out in cyberspace now. It’s definitely not something I ever thought I would be writing about, nor did I ever think I would find myself in such a situation, but it is the way it is. […]

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