In a new episode of the Flame Cast, Kevin chats with Josh Trujillo (@losthiskeysman) the writer, editor, and comic book creator (who’ll be at Flame Con this year) who’s behind Aaron Fisher-Captain America, the Hulking & Wiccan Infinity Comic, and so much more. They talk about the importance of queer friendships. They also talk about his inspirations, where and how he connects with his community, and what he’s getting Down & Nerdy with in pop culture.
You can find out more on his website: www.joshtrujillo.com/
It’s the return of the Flame Cast, our celebration of past, present, and future Flame Con guests. Join Kevin in a conversation with Eric & Ray with Rage Gear Studios (@ragegearstudios) as we get to know their influences and what they get Down & Nerdy with in pop culture. You can find out more at: www.ragegearstudios.com
In our final celebration of the 300th episode the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin sits down with the prolific writer, James Tynion IV, as they reflect on the very first Flame Con in 2015. They discuss the many books James has worked on in the 7 years since, how the industry has changed, and what projects he has on the horizon.
*Podcast is available now, video premieres on YouTube (3/11) at 2:30pm.
We’re celebrating the Geeks OUT Podcast’s 300th episode with a look back at the first Flame Con back in 2015 with host Kevin and the hotly in-demand artist, Kevin Wada. They look back at that first year, reflect on how things have changed for both Kevin and the Industry, and discuss some of the projects that he has coming up.
*Podcast is available now, video premieres on YouTube (3/10) at 2:30pm.
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.
*Podcast is available now, video premieres on YouTube (3/9) at 2:30pm.
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.
*Podcast is available now, video premieres on YouTube (3/8) at 8:30pm.
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.
**This episode is dedicated to our friend and frequent guest host, John Jennison who passed last month.
“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)
Geeks OUT is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting you at a virtual Flame Con, Saturday, August 21 – Sunday, August 22.
While some states are beginning to reopen and expanding public capacities, this does not change the fact that COVID-19 is still a part of our lives. Flame Con has always aimed to be an inclusive and safe space for all. We wouldn’t be living up to that commitment, if we did not carefully consider how the pandemic has impacted our community – especially the most marginalized amongst us. Our first priority is ensuring your safety and well being.
So, we look forward to seeing you online this summer and in-person at Flame Con in August 2022!
We here at Geeks OUT want you, the reader, to know more about who we are. To help with that, we’ve started interviewing members of our board so you know what makes us tick. Here’s our seventh interview!
Who are you and what do you do for Geeks OUT? Hi, I’m Teri Yoshiuchi and I am the 2020 Vice-President of Geeks OUT.
How did you first get involved? Gosh, I actually don’t remember. I backed the first Flame Con on Kickstarter and volunteered there, but it may have actually been at NY Comic Con.
What makes you geek out? I read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy novels and I’m super into tabletop gaming–board games and RPGs.
What book/tv show/comic/etc are you enjoying now? Star Trek: Picard, The Expanse (both the TV show and the books). There’s so much out there right now it’s hard to keep up.
What are your favorite geeky past times? I play a lot of Dungeons & Dragons. I’m also a USA Archery Certified Level 2 archery instructor.
What’s something underrated you think could use a shout out? Indie role playing games. There are a lot more out there than Dungeons & Dragons.
What fictional setting would you most want to live in? Star Trek, without question. The ability to explore the galaxy in a starship or create my own fantasy world on a holodeck would be amazing.
What was your introduction to geekdom? When I was a little kid one of my babysitters had a Mattel Intellivision. All I wanted to do was play games on it. A few years later one of my friends got an NES from her parents for Channukah and I remember us playing Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt for hours.