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MCM Comic Con Manchester 2014 - The Comic Con Game!

How do you make an already awesome Comic Con even awesomer? Play a game of course!

The G.E.E.Ks headed to MCM Comic Con in Manchester where we played the Comic Con game! Reg and Steve were both given half an hour and 5 tasks each, plus a final bonus task! See how they got on and find out who had to do a forfeit! And let us know if you see yourself in the video!

Here’s the task list-

Steve-

  1. Win rock, paper, scissors against Batman
  2. Collect 5 high fives
  3. Photo bomb cosplay photos (1 point for each)
  4. Talk to a Sailor Moon cosplayer about Ghostbusters for 1 minute
  5. Find Wally

Reg-

  1. Win rock, paper, scissors against Superman
  2. Collect 5 free hugs
  3. Start a conga (1 point for each person who joins)
  4. Talk to a Star Trek cosplayer about Star Wars for 1 minute
  5. Find a Silent Hill nurse

Bonus point- Ask for a photo with a cosplayer then film it. 1 point for each second they wait.

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G.E.E.K Podcast Episode 74 out now!
This week, the G.E.E.K’s are live at the MCM Manchester Comic Con!!! Comics! We talk about our awesome jam-packed day, including our epic Comic-Con game, photo bombs, amazing cosplay and NOT finding Wally:( Plus we discuss the week’s geeky news including the How I Met Your Mother finale, Project Zero 5, Lady Thor and an S Club 7 reunion!
iTunes folk click HERE to subscribe and download the latest episode. Non iTunes people, download all episodes so far HERE or subscribe through this link via your favourite podcasting client.
As always, feedback is much appreciated, so let us know in the comments what you think or contact us HERE to let us know how we’re doing or if there’s anything you’d like us to talk about! Reviews and ratings on iTunes are especially important and greatly appreciated!
Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the show!

G.E.E.K Podcast Episode 74 out now!

This week, the G.E.E.K’s are live at the MCM Manchester Comic Con!!! Comics! We talk about our awesome jam-packed day, including our epic Comic-Con game, photo bombs, amazing cosplay and NOT finding Wally:( Plus we discuss the week’s geeky news including the How I Met Your Mother finale, Project Zero 5, Lady Thor and an S Club 7 reunion!

iTunes folk click HERE to subscribe and download the latest episode. Non iTunes people, download all episodes so far HERE or subscribe through this link via your favourite podcasting client.

As always, feedback is much appreciated, so let us know in the comments what you think or contact us HERE to let us know how we’re doing or if there’s anything you’d like us to talk about! Reviews and ratings on iTunes are especially important and greatly appreciated!

Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the show!

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Entertainment Weekly reveal exclusive first look at ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

It’s been a good 48 hours since Entertainment Weekly unleashed the first official on set photos from ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ onto an unsuspecting internet. Plenty of time for the fans to both drool and over-analyse the photos, which is pretty much all we’ve been doing! While a full reveal is promised for next week’s San Diego Comic Con, Mr Whedon has shared a few tidbits about the eponymous AI along with a few other first looks at returning faces and new heroes.

First up, Ultron. He looks awesome. We could leave it there, but there’s a few important things that have come out from the EW article. Firstly, a near confirmation that the Android AI will be a creation of Tony Stark NOT Henry Pym. An evolution of Jarvis born out of the Avenger’s need for help in a SHIELD-less world. And while he DOES help, it’s only a matter of time until he goes all Skynet and has to “protect” the world from themselves! Sure it’s a Hollywood convention, but we can trust Joss and Marvel to put a twist on this standard. The other little piece of information we can gleam from the article is that Tony’s Iron Army from IM3 will also play a part in the Avengers sequel, with Tony using them as the starting point for Ultron, and Ultron in turn using them as his own AI army (check them out in the background of the cover photo).

So if all that wasn’t enough, we also get a good look at the mutant(?) siblings Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in action. While we saw them post credits during ‘The Winter Soldier’, the pics show them in the thick the action (in what looks like Russia from the posters in the background). Not only that, but we’re treated to a few shots of the returning Avengers, most interesting of which is Hawkeye in a more Comic Book faithful costume than featured in Avengers Assemble.

So until Comic Con weekend, that’ll have to be it. It’s likely we’ll see a repeat of that iconic panel 3 years ago, with the full Avengers line up appearing, and hopefully the Marvel men will spill a few more beans to keep us going until 2015!

Photo credits: Entertainment Weekly

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G.E.E.K Podcast Episode 73 out now!
This week, the G.E.E.K’s are back in the studio to bring a supa-fly, funky fresh episode filled with the sickest hippity-hoppity you’ve ever seen, son! Fortunately, that’s only the first 5 minutes. After that we get into the week’s news, including Transformers/GI Joe crossover, Sword Art Online, Jurassic World, Arrow casting, rumoured Batman V Superman villains, Clerks 3, 24 and two more things… Jedward’s near death experience and Chocco Pie!
iTunes folk click HERE to subscribe and download the latest episode. Non iTunes people, download all episodes so far HERE or subscribe through this link via your favourite podcasting client.
As always, feedback is much appreciated, so let us know in the comments what you think or contact us HERE to let us know how we’re doing or if there’s anything you’d like us to talk about! Reviews and ratings on iTunes are especially important and greatly appreciated!
Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the show!

G.E.E.K Podcast Episode 73 out now!

This week, the G.E.E.K’s are back in the studio to bring a supa-fly, funky fresh episode filled with the sickest hippity-hoppity you’ve ever seen, son! Fortunately, that’s only the first 5 minutes. After that we get into the week’s news, including Transformers/GI Joe crossover, Sword Art Online, Jurassic World, Arrow casting, rumoured Batman V Superman villains, Clerks 3, 24 and two more things… Jedward’s near death experience and Chocco Pie!

iTunes folk click HERE to subscribe and download the latest episode. Non iTunes people, download all episodes so far HERE or subscribe through this link via your favourite podcasting client.

As always, feedback is much appreciated, so let us know in the comments what you think or contact us HERE to let us know how we’re doing or if there’s anything you’d like us to talk about! Reviews and ratings on iTunes are especially important and greatly appreciated!

Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the show!

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Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Hollywood Babble-On Tour!

Last Tuesday, we headed down to sunny London town to laugh our collective a***s off at the Hammersmith Apollo leg of Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes and Ralph Garman’s ‘Super Groovy Hollywood Babble-On tour’! The only show on their UK tour where fans would get to see the holy trilogy of ‘Hollywood Babble-On’, ‘Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie’ and ‘Jay and Silent Bob Get Old’!

Trust us when we say it was one of the funniest shows we’ve EVER seen! Don’t believe us? Then check out our vlog of the awesome day from tube train to Liam Neeson’s C**k! Featuring booze, sing-alongs and terrible cockney accents along the way!

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G.E.E.K Podcast Episode 72 out now!
This week, the G.E.E.K’s bring you a special road show! Live from sunny London town! While in the Big Smoke to see the incredible Hollywood Babble-On and Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, we took some time out to grab a beer, enjoy the sun in St. James’ park and discuss the trip and the latest news. Now what we didn’t reckon on was a visit from an amazing special guest who wowed us with his ridiculous poetry skills! Do you know what a sporange is? Well there’s only one way to find out!
As far as on topic chat goes, we discuss Kevin Smith’s trip to the Star Wars set, Sam from Game Of Thrones, the Matrix, Pat Sharp’s music video cameo and one more thing… Yo Hodor!
Apologies for the poorer than usual audio, but we didn’t have our usual incredibly high quality recording equipment with us unfortunately. But hey, it’s the quality of the content that matters, right?
iTunes folk click HERE to subscribe and download the latest episode. Non iTunes people, download all episodes so far HERE or subscribe through this link via your favourite podcasting client.
As always, feedback is much appreciated, so let us know in the comments what you think or contact us HERE to let us know how we’re doing or if there’s anything you’d like us to talk about! Reviews and ratings on iTunes are especially important and greatly appreciated!
Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the show!

G.E.E.K Podcast Episode 72 out now!

This week, the G.E.E.K’s bring you a special road show! Live from sunny London town! While in the Big Smoke to see the incredible Hollywood Babble-On and Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, we took some time out to grab a beer, enjoy the sun in St. James’ park and discuss the trip and the latest news. Now what we didn’t reckon on was a visit from an amazing special guest who wowed us with his ridiculous poetry skills! Do you know what a sporange is? Well there’s only one way to find out!

As far as on topic chat goes, we discuss Kevin Smith’s trip to the Star Wars set, Sam from Game Of Thrones, the Matrix, Pat Sharp’s music video cameo and one more thing… Yo Hodor!

Apologies for the poorer than usual audio, but we didn’t have our usual incredibly high quality recording equipment with us unfortunately. But hey, it’s the quality of the content that matters, right?

iTunes folk click HERE to subscribe and download the latest episode. Non iTunes people, download all episodes so far HERE or subscribe through this link via your favourite podcasting client.

As always, feedback is much appreciated, so let us know in the comments what you think or contact us HERE to let us know how we’re doing or if there’s anything you’d like us to talk about! Reviews and ratings on iTunes are especially important and greatly appreciated!

Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the show!

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Bryan Lee O’Malley UK & Ireland Book Tour
G.E.E.K favourite, Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the Scott Pilgrim series and Lost At Sea, is hopping over the pond this August to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated graphic novel- Seconds.
Released in the UK by Indie publisher, SelfMadeHero, the book is out on the 14th of August, with a signing and launch party at GOSH London. The tour then takes him all over the UK and Ireland, with stops on the way including talks at the British Library and Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Here’s the full rundown of events-
14th  August – Gosh Comics, London (launch event)
15th August  - British Library, London (talk and signing)
16th August  - Comica Comiket, British Library
17th August  -  Forbidden Planet International, Edinburgh
17th August  -  Edinburgh International Book Festival (talk and signing)
18th August  -  Page 45, Nottingham
19th August  - Travelling Man, Leeds & Manchester
20th August  -  Forbidden Planet International, Dublin
O’Malley last visited the UK nearly 2 years ago and we were at Page 45 in Nottingham to meet him (in fact that was our first ever G.E.E.K event!). You can check out the video here. On this latest tour, he’ll once again be returning to Page 45, this time on the 18th, which just happens to be the 10th anniversary of Scott Pilgrim! 
Seconds is published on 14th August.

Bryan Lee O’Malley UK & Ireland Book Tour

G.E.E.K favourite, Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the Scott Pilgrim series and Lost At Sea, is hopping over the pond this August to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated graphic novel- Seconds.

Released in the UK by Indie publisher, SelfMadeHero, the book is out on the 14th of August, with a signing and launch party at GOSH London. The tour then takes him all over the UK and Ireland, with stops on the way including talks at the British Library and Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Here’s the full rundown of events-

  • 14th  August – Gosh Comics, London (launch event)
  • 15th August  - British Library, London (talk and signing)
  • 16th August  - Comica Comiket, British Library
  • 17th August  -  Forbidden Planet International, Edinburgh
  • 17th August  -  Edinburgh International Book Festival (talk and signing)
  • 18th August  -  Page 45, Nottingham
  • 19th August  - Travelling Man, Leeds & Manchester
  • 20th August  -  Forbidden Planet International, Dublin

O’Malley last visited the UK nearly 2 years ago and we were at Page 45 in Nottingham to meet him (in fact that was our first ever G.E.E.K event!). You can check out the video here. On this latest tour, he’ll once again be returning to Page 45, this time on the 18th, which just happens to be the 10th anniversary of Scott Pilgrim! 

Seconds is published on 14th August.

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G.E.E.K Podcast Episode 71 out now!
This week, Reg fills us in on his ridiculously fun weekend of watching little kids dance, being late, water skiing and getting absolutely no sleep! Plus, the more on topic discussion of Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, 24, Django meets Zorro, Pacific Rim 2, Afro Samurai 2, Star Trek 3 and one more thing… The cupcake loving bear who just wanted to party!
iTunes folk click HERE to subscribe and download the latest episode. Non iTunes people, download all episodes so far HERE or subscribe through this link via your favourite podcasting client.
As always, feedback is much appreciated, so let us know in the comments what you think or contact us HERE to let us know how we’re doing or if there’s anything you’d like us to talk about! Reviews and ratings on iTunes are especially important and greatly appreciated!
Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the show!

G.E.E.K Podcast Episode 71 out now!

This week, Reg fills us in on his ridiculously fun weekend of watching little kids dance, being late, water skiing and getting absolutely no sleep! Plus, the more on topic discussion of Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, 24, Django meets Zorro, Pacific Rim 2, Afro Samurai 2, Star Trek 3 and one more thing… The cupcake loving bear who just wanted to party!

iTunes folk click HERE to subscribe and download the latest episode. Non iTunes people, download all episodes so far HERE or subscribe through this link via your favourite podcasting client.

As always, feedback is much appreciated, so let us know in the comments what you think or contact us HERE to let us know how we’re doing or if there’s anything you’d like us to talk about! Reviews and ratings on iTunes are especially important and greatly appreciated!

Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the show!

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G.E.E.K Podcast Episode 70 out now!
This week, the G.E.E.Ks celebrate the Soccerball World Cup… through music! Plus we discuss the DC movie roadmap, Harrison Ford’s Star Wars accident, first looks at TMNT’s Shredder and Jurassic World’s new dino, 24, terrible movies, the world’s largest video game collection, Babymetal taking over the world, and one more thing… Shrek is love, Shrek is life.
iTunes folk click HERE to subscribe and download the latest episode. Non iTunes people, download all episodes so far HERE or subscribe through this link via your favourite podcasting client.
As always, feedback is much appreciated, so let us know in the comments what you think or contact us HERE to let us know how we’re doing or if there’s anything you’d like us to talk about! Reviews and ratings on iTunes are especially important and greatly appreciated!
Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the show!

G.E.E.K Podcast Episode 70 out now!

This week, the G.E.E.Ks celebrate the Soccerball World Cup… through music! Plus we discuss the DC movie roadmap, Harrison Ford’s Star Wars accident, first looks at TMNT’s Shredder and Jurassic World’s new dino, 24, terrible movies, the world’s largest video game collection, Babymetal taking over the world, and one more thing… Shrek is love, Shrek is life.

iTunes folk click HERE to subscribe and download the latest episode. Non iTunes people, download all episodes so far HERE or subscribe through this link via your favourite podcasting client.

As always, feedback is much appreciated, so let us know in the comments what you think or contact us HERE to let us know how we’re doing or if there’s anything you’d like us to talk about! Reviews and ratings on iTunes are especially important and greatly appreciated!

Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the show!

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Steve’s Peevs: Targeted advertising and Internet idiots. 
Let me first put across how utterly deflated I am by the article I’ve just read, not only because it is in the most part utter Dogballs, but I keep seeing the same type of thing pop up over and over again. 
The issues I have with the world right now are basically all being addressed in this article, only from the perspective of a moron. Go on, click away, it’ll open in a new window and you too can learn why you should close your Facebook account, fly to the moon and hide under a rock until the sun goes mental and blows up. 
Entitled “Facebook: 6 reasons you should delete your profile NOW” (Capitals in a title just to make it a little more tactless) it addresses the subject of targeted advertising, where I’m sure the author of said article completely believes that there are little men inside his or her computer literally watching you browse the internet and sending you adverts accordingly. Let me enlighten those of you who haven’t already read up on the future of the internet as we know it with a simple statement: Targeted advertising is a good thing. 
Example. You’re browsing an advertisement funded webpage without the aid of a browser that bypasses ad’s (99% of us), you’re a 32 year old male with no kids who’s just started looking at investment options with shares (Hi, I’m Steve, pleased to meet you) - the last thing you want showing up on a banner across your screen is an advert for a flightless Pantyliner - I say flightless as all the adverts I see talk about wings, I have no actual clue what they are going on about. My web experience is currently littered with names of companies that may actually be of interest to me, not only that because I have a clue how things work I haven’t yet called the police due to the fact that I legitimately believe I’ve been hacked in to by Hargreeves Lansdown or City Index, which I cannot confidently say the same about the author of the article linked above. The only downside is that now I’m going to get adverts for “Lunapads Pantyliners: are cloth panty liners suitable for daily discharge” for the next day or so because I googled how to spell Pantyliners correctly, due to the fact that I’ve never written the word Pantyliner before (in case you were wondering, I’ve now used the P word 5 times in this article. Go me.) 
Targeted advertising is only the start of how the internet is growing. Did you know that the boffins at WWW HQ (not a thing) in visage the next generation of inter webs to be completely intuitive? A cool example of this is how companies are working on image algorithms to bring images of you to you. Say for example some guy called Dave takes a picture of me at the next Comiccon we go to (Manchester) - Dave uploads said picture to the internet and instantly because I am in that image I get a *ding* on my desktop telling me about it. Also web pages will no longer be a thing, in the same way that with Tv instead of having x number of channels to browse through, the content in those channels gets fed to us directly through services like Netflix and Hulu - content from webpages will filter to us directly. Big stuff is coming guys and girls, and articles like “x reasons to throw your computer in a furnace and start sporting a tin hat” only stunts the growth and progression of Internet technology. 
AND ANOTHER THING! 
The gripe the author mentions about Facebook attempting to bring out an app that records background audio and posts as a status - If you don’t want that feature, don’t install it. - Mind. Blown.
There is an app out there called Grinder. Personally I like girls, although I’m told that there are girls who are boys who like boys to be girls who do boys like they’re girls who do girls like they’re boys, fantastic, the world is a beautiful place and everything is amazing. I’ve been told quite bluntly by a gay friend that its a fantastic app to get “relations” on tap - awesome. Imagine for a second I was offended by the app, and its features - would you give a single fuck about my thoughts? No - Me neither. The fact that the author has a gripe with the features of Facebook Microphone does not even register, on anyones “give a shit” scale. 
Listen kids, if there is an app out there and you want it, you go get it. if you want to flap yourself to death, good luck - tag music on the move? Fine. songify your dog? Amazing. Knock yourself out. If there is an app you find on the app store, or advertised by Facebook and you think “nah, not for me” - kindly leave it there, don’t get on a soap box and try and rally other people to be as outraged as you are by your tiny understanding of the world as it currently is. 
Tl;dr? Everything is amazing right now and nobody is happy. 

Steve’s Peevs: Targeted advertising and Internet idiots. 

Let me first put across how utterly deflated I am by the article I’ve just read, not only because it is in the most part utter Dogballs, but I keep seeing the same type of thing pop up over and over again. 

The issues I have with the world right now are basically all being addressed in this article, only from the perspective of a moron. Go on, click away, it’ll open in a new window and you too can learn why you should close your Facebook account, fly to the moon and hide under a rock until the sun goes mental and blows up. 

Entitled “Facebook: 6 reasons you should delete your profile NOW” (Capitals in a title just to make it a little more tactless) it addresses the subject of targeted advertising, where I’m sure the author of said article completely believes that there are little men inside his or her computer literally watching you browse the internet and sending you adverts accordingly. Let me enlighten those of you who haven’t already read up on the future of the internet as we know it with a simple statement: Targeted advertising is a good thing. 

Example. You’re browsing an advertisement funded webpage without the aid of a browser that bypasses ad’s (99% of us), you’re a 32 year old male with no kids who’s just started looking at investment options with shares (Hi, I’m Steve, pleased to meet you) - the last thing you want showing up on a banner across your screen is an advert for a flightless Pantyliner - I say flightless as all the adverts I see talk about wings, I have no actual clue what they are going on about. My web experience is currently littered with names of companies that may actually be of interest to me, not only that because I have a clue how things work I haven’t yet called the police due to the fact that I legitimately believe I’ve been hacked in to by Hargreeves Lansdown or City Index, which I cannot confidently say the same about the author of the article linked above. The only downside is that now I’m going to get adverts for “Lunapads Pantyliners: are cloth panty liners suitable for daily discharge” for the next day or so because I googled how to spell Pantyliners correctly, due to the fact that I’ve never written the word Pantyliner before (in case you were wondering, I’ve now used the P word 5 times in this article. Go me.) 

Targeted advertising is only the start of how the internet is growing. Did you know that the boffins at WWW HQ (not a thing) in visage the next generation of inter webs to be completely intuitive? A cool example of this is how companies are working on image algorithms to bring images of you to you. Say for example some guy called Dave takes a picture of me at the next Comiccon we go to (Manchester) - Dave uploads said picture to the internet and instantly because I am in that image I get a *ding* on my desktop telling me about it. Also web pages will no longer be a thing, in the same way that with Tv instead of having x number of channels to browse through, the content in those channels gets fed to us directly through services like Netflix and Hulu - content from webpages will filter to us directly. Big stuff is coming guys and girls, and articles like “x reasons to throw your computer in a furnace and start sporting a tin hat” only stunts the growth and progression of Internet technology. 

AND ANOTHER THING! 

The gripe the author mentions about Facebook attempting to bring out an app that records background audio and posts as a status - If you don’t want that feature, don’t install it. - Mind. Blown.

There is an app out there called Grinder. Personally I like girls, although I’m told that there are girls who are boys who like boys to be girls who do boys like they’re girls who do girls like they’re boys, fantastic, the world is a beautiful place and everything is amazing. I’ve been told quite bluntly by a gay friend that its a fantastic app to get “relations” on tap - awesome. Imagine for a second I was offended by the app, and its features - would you give a single fuck about my thoughts? No - Me neither. The fact that the author has a gripe with the features of Facebook Microphone does not even register, on anyones “give a shit” scale. 

Listen kids, if there is an app out there and you want it, you go get it. if you want to flap yourself to death, good luck - tag music on the move? Fine. songify your dog? Amazing. Knock yourself out. If there is an app you find on the app store, or advertised by Facebook and you think “nah, not for me” - kindly leave it there, don’t get on a soap box and try and rally other people to be as outraged as you are by your tiny understanding of the world as it currently is. 

Tl;dr? Everything is amazing right now and nobody is happy. 

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