Flame Con Retrospective w/ South Street Art Mart

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In the continued celebration of 300 episodes of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin sits down with Nicole and Nicole from the South Street Art Mart, a queer indy art market located in Philly. They reflect on being there at the first Flame Con (2015) under a different entity, how things have changed for them in the past 7 years, and discuss why they come back to Flame Con year after year.

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*Podcast is available now, video premieres on YouTube (3/9) at 2:30pm.

Flame Con Retrospect w/ Hazel Newlevant

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this celebration of 300 episodes of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin sits down with Hazel Newlevant, for a look back at the first year of Flame Con (2015) while discussing their work, favorite memories from that inaugural event, and how things have changed for them and the industry in the past 7 years.

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*Podcast is available now, video premieres on YouTube (3/8) at 8:30pm.

The Geeks OUT Podcast: #300 – The Rise of a Flamepire

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this celebration of 300 episodes of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by his original co-host, Jake Weatherman, and frequent co-host Jon Herzog, as they reflect on the past 7 years, look to the future, and tease our bonus Flame Con Retrospective episodes. *Podcast is available now, video premieres on YouTube (3/8) at 7pm.

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**This episode is dedicated to our friend and frequent guest host, John Jennison who passed last month. 

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“It Is Sometimes A Mistake To Climb; It Is Always A Mistake Never Even To Make The Attempt. But Is It Really So Bad, To Fail? If You Do Not Climb, You Will Not Fall. This Is True. But Is It That Bad To Fail, That Hard To Fall? Sometimes You Wake, And Sometimes, Yes, You Die.” – Dream (Sandman)

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The Geeks OUT Podcast: Give Peacemaker a Chance

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Teri Yoshiuchi, as they discuss their thoughts on Peacemaker, get excited about all the Star Trek shows getting renewed & coming soon, and celebrate all the nominees for GLAAD Media Awards in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: In an interview Joss Whedon shows his ass productions delayed due to Omicron

TERI:  Xbox is in talks to acquire Activision-Blizzard

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Injustice, Scream, Peacemaker, Euphoria, Yellowjackets, Archive 81
TERI: The Witcher, Stay Close, Wheel of Time, D&D Wild Beyond the Witchlight

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

Reports seem to suggest Batgirl will feature DCEU’s first trans character

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

The GLAAD Media Award Nominations announced

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

Paramount+ announces premiere dates and renewals for Star Trek: Picard, Discovery, Strange New Worlds, Lower Decks and Prodigy plus a new trailer for Star Trek: Picard

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• Netflix orders sequel to Chicken Run
• A sequel to A Christmas Story is officially happening
• Roku orders Weird Al biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe
• Disney developing a live-action adaptation of The Aristocats 
• Due to COVID Black Panther 2 production is paused after returning, but it looks like Winston Duke’s role is expanding considerably

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TV

• New trailer for Moon Knight
• AppleTV+ orders Monsterverse series based on Godzilla & King Kong movies
• New trailer for Severance
• The cast is revealed for Rupaul’s Drag Race UK vs. The World 
• Sadly Y: The Last Man fails to secure a new home
• Netflix makes it official Squid Game is returning for at least a second season
• New teaser for Joe vs. Carole

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COMIC BOOKS

• Marvel to release two ongoing Captain America books
• DC announces they’ll be killing the Justice League in April

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Steve & Sam & Bucky & John
• TERI: Captain America(s)

The Geeks OUT Podcast: My Safeword is The Batman

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In the return of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Geeks OUT President, Nic Gitau, as they discuss the toll Omicron is taking on tv productions & the Grammy Awards, the new trailer for The Batman, and celebrate record making and current Jeopardy Champion, Amy Schneider as our Strong Female Character of the Week. 

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: The Grammy’s along with numerous tv productions delayed due to Omicron

NIC:  According to rumors Okoye will be in queer relationship in Black Panther 2

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: The 355, The Book of Boba Fett, Superman: Son of Kal-El
NIC: Power Born of Dreams: My Story Is Palestine; Alice in Borderland; Dafne & The Rest (Todo lo Otro)

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

Trans Jeopardy champion Amy Schneider making history

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

New merch seems to confirm America Chavez will be queer in Dr. Strange 2

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for Moonfall

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• Director of Luca toyed with making it explicitly queer
• Pixar’s Turning Red now to debut exclusively on Disney+
• Sony delays Morbius yet again until April
• Newly added to the public domain, Bambi and Winnie the Pooh
• New trailer for The Batman and new looks at The Riddler/Penguin

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TV

• New trailer for Archive 81
• New trailer for Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
• Netflix developing a Scott Pilgrim anime series
• The SATC revival And Just Like That… becomes a queer meme
• New trailer for season 2 of Resident Alien

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VIDEO GAMES

• Sony announces the new Playstation VR2
• President of Square Enix espouses the greatness of NFT’s & blockchain

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SHILF

• KEVIN: The Riddler
• NIC: Selina Kyle

Geeks OUT Presents: Serving Magical Person Realness

Geeks OUT Presents: Serving Magical Person Realness

From Sailor Moon to Yuri on Ice, anime, manga, and graphic novels have been evolving platforms for the showcasing of LGBTQ+ characters and themes. Sit with us, as a panel of editors, artists, and cultural commentators, discuss the works that sparked their interest in Japanese visual media, as well as the nuanced spectrum of queer representation, discussing the historical significance of censorship and queer-coding to the canonical representation of queer identities today.

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Geeks OUT was proud to present a panel at Anime NYC this year featuring Kiara Valdez (Associate Editor at First Second), Erica Friedman (founder of Yuricon), Princess Weekes (Assistant Editor – The Mary Sue), and moderated by our own Michele Kirichanskaya.

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Please enjoy this video recording of our panel.

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The Geeks OUT Podcast: Queers in Space

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Kate Moran, as they discuss Cameron Bess becoming the first openly queer (pansexual) person to go to space, the latest trailer for The Matrix Resurrections, and stan the new look of Storm (designed by Russell Dauterman) for our Strong Female of the Week.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: Final trailer for The Matrix Resurrections

KATE:  Glitch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons causes unexpected nudity

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: The Bitch Who Stole Xmas, Single All the Way, A Clusterfunke Christmas, Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker
KATE: Sesame Street, Hawkeye, The Baby-Sitters Club

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

Russell Dauterman unveils new look for Storm

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Cameron Bess becomes the first out pansexual person to go to space

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• Director of Shang-Chi signs on for sequel and Disney+ series
• New trailer for Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon
• In 2022 Peacock will be streaming Universal movies 45 days after release
• New trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2

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TV

• New trailer for Halo series on Paramount+
• New trailer for season 14 of Drag Race
• Shudder renews Dragula for season 5
• HBO MAX series spinoff of The Batman to feature Colin Ferrell as The Penguin
• Kevin Feige confirms Charlie Cox will return as Daredevil
• New trailer for The Book of Boba Fett
• Cast announced for The Fall of the House of Usher
• Netflix cancels Cowboy Bebop after one season

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COMIC BOOKS

• In surprising news Kickstarter announces its moving to blockchain

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Kazi
• KATE: Echo

The Geeks OUT Podcast: A Spider-Man for All Seasons

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Will Choy, as they discuss our first look at Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1), news of potentially more Spider-Man movies, and question the significance of a cis-straight white male cast in the new season of Drag Race in This Week in Queer. 

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: Sony announces and then walks back more Spider-Man movies with Marvel

WILL:  AMC orders Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches series & cancels Kevin Can F**K Himself with season 2

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Queen of the Universe, Star Trek: Discovery, Hot Zone: Anthrax
WILL: Hawkeye, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Target Lego Collab

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

Cobie Smulders joins Secret Invasion

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Season 14 of OG Drag Race introduces first straight cis male queen

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

First look at Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1)

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• Susan Arnold becomes Disney’s first female chair of the board
• HBO Max orders Magic Mike 3
• DC developing animated Metal Men movie
• New teaser for Texas Chainsaw Massacre revival

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TV

• New trailer for Station Eleven
• New trailer for Peacemaker
• New teasers for season 4 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
• New trailer for With Love
• More cast announced for Live episodes of Facts of Life & Different Strokes
• USA/Syfy renew Chucky for a second season
• New trailer for Peanuts special For Auld Lang Syne
• New trailer for Saturday Morning All Star Hits!
• Netflix hasn’t exactly confirmed a second season of Squid Game
• Showrunner of Kipo & Age of Wonderbeasts reveals how animation writers aren’t fairly compensated

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COMIC BOOKS

• In a new report Dark Horse Comics is seeking to be acquired
• Co-founder of Reddit invests in new digital comic platform Zestworld

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Roy Harper clones
• WILL: Blue Devil

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Secret Life of DC Super-Pets

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by fellow Flame Con organizer and teacher, Sara, as they discuss the new trailer for DC’s League of Super-Pets, gag at the $billions Disney is spending on content next year, and celebrate the Grammy nom for “Agatha All Along” for our Strong Female Character of the Week.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: According to new report Disney to spend over $30 billion on new content

SARA:  The Belle premiere at ANYC

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Encanto, Star Trek: Discovery, Batwoman, Hawkeye, 4400
SARA: Sondheim Palooza, Spider-man rewatch, Animal Crossing DLC

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

WandaVision gets Grammy nomination for Agatha All Along

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

New teaser for season 2 of Euphoria

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New teaser for The Book of Boba Fett

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• New trailer for DC League of Super-Pets
• HBO Max accidentally uploads censored version of Birds of Prey
• First part of Jurassic World: Dominion released
• New teaser for One Piece Film: Red 

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TV

• New trailer for From
• New trailer for Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
• New trailer for Santa Inc
• New Opening sequence for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6
• Netflix releasing Coming Out Colton doc series this week
• Netflix renews Arcane for season 2

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COMIC BOOKS

• Marvel cancels Luke Cage: City of Fire miniseries by Ho Che Anderson
• Netflix developing series based on Nocterra comic

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SHILF

• KEVIN: FMK Peter Parker
• SARA: FMK Peter Parker

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Spider-Man No More Teasers

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Jon Herzog, as they catch up on what we missed while Kevin was on his honeymoon, highlight their favorite announcements from Disney+ Day, and celebrate the trailer for the queer holiday movie Single All The Way in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN & JON:  Highlights from Disney+ Day

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Superman: Son of Kal-El, Disney World
JON: The Stand (the book NOT the trash CBS show), Critical Role: Exandria Unlimited & Season 3

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

New trailer for Turning Red

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

New trailer for Single All The Way

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• New trailer for Nightmare Alley
• New trailer for Don’t Look Up
• HBO Max is doing a 20th Anniversary Harry Potter Special without JK Rowling

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TV

• New teaser for And Just Like That
• First look at the new Poison Ivy in Batwoman
• NBC renews La Brea for a second season
• First look at South Park: Post COVID special
• New teaser for the Halo live-action series
• New teaser for Pam & Tommy
• New trailer for a Solar Opposites Holiday Special
• Trivial Pursuit game show in development hosted by LeVar Burton
• Starz orders a revival of Party Down

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VIDEO GAMES

• Xbox reconsidering relationship with Activision Blizzard
• First look at WB’s MultiVersus

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Poison Ivy
• JON: Adult Kyle from South Park