When I Go Out With Artists: An Interview with Artist Peter Smith

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Interview with Artist Peter Smith When it comes to art, Peter Smith has pretty much done it all. He’s interned at Marvel; he’s worked at Disney; he’s taught art; he’s been a tattoo artist; he does commissions, from Batman to Pluto.  Now, he’s creating his own comic book called the Chronicles of Zelaria. I sat down with Peter to talk about his education, his career, and his new comic book, and to ask him what advice

KCON USA 2018 LA

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Every year, the great city of Los Angeles brings us all sorts of different forms of entertainment from around the world. With Anime Expo having just ended, we at Geek News Network are now raising our light sticks and turning up the volume for some of our favorite kpop artists at this year's KCON in LA, August 11 and 12. For those of you who have never heard of KCON, allow me to open my

Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018

All-Star Lineup of Nine Japanese Anime Song Performers Will Take Over L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on July 4th, 6th, And 7th Anisong World Matsuri and Anime Expo 2018 (AX) have announced the complete lineup of anisong artists for this year’s live concert series at downtown Los Angele’s Microsoft Theater.  The three-day music festival will be held in conjunction with AX 2018, the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America, held July 4 – July 8 at the Los Angeles

BTS | 2018 Love Yourself Tour

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Attention ARMY! On April 27, at midnight, BTS officially released a schedule for their 2018 "Love Yourself" world tour! So far, they will be showing in Seoul, Los Angeles, Oakland, Fort Worth, Hamilton, Newark, Chicago, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Paris. If you're not close to any of these cities, however, do not fret! More dates are still to come, so get ready to mark your calendars!     Along with this announcement, BTS also released a preview video for their

13th Annual Soompi Awards Winners Announced!

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13th ANNUAL SOOMPI AWARDS WINNERS REVEALED GOT7 Wins  #TwitterBestFandom Award After Voting Category Trends Worldwide for Eight Hours The Full Might of K-pop and K-drama Fandom Emerges with 163 Million Votes Sent from 190 Countries, Delivering Over 1.8 Billion Impressions from Young, Diverse and Active Fanbase Soompi, the world’s leading source for news on pop-culture coming out of Korea and Asia, announced the winners of its 13th Annual Soompi Awards, an audience-driven award show that recognizes the best in K-Pop,

Spark! After Dark | Finding Your Creative Spark

  When you think of art, you might think of museum paintings, public sculptures, or even performers wearing gold jumpsuits and squawking like birds (yes, I have seen this). What may not come to mind is a fun interactive art installation that anyone, young and old, can enjoy. That’s exactly what I experienced this past weekend at the community art event Spark! After Dark: Collective Kaleidoscope, which took place at the Mesa Arts Center. The vibe

Featured Creator | Pixelated Comfort

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Welcome to our improved featured series we will be running focusing on geeky creatives in not only cosplay but also art, music, and writing. We will be interviewing and showcasing these amazing creatives and how they got to where they are now. It's important to support your local and up and coming creatives. They are the backbone of our wonderful community and one of the main reasons we continue to grow and thrive like we

Bang the Drum Weirdly: An Interview with Weird Al’s Drummer, Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz

On February 27, 2018, “Weird” Al Yankovic kicked off The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.  On that tour, Jon Schwartz, known as “Bermuda” to fans, will be playing the drums, as he has for over 35 years.  I got to sit down and talk with Bermuda about his life, his career, and the new tour. For the uninitiated, I’m interviewing Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz, who is best known for being the drummer for musical legend “Weird Al”

Southwest Maker Fest Coming This Weekend

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The fifth annual Southwest Maker Fest (SWMF) will bring a variety of exhibitors, presentations, and workshops to downtown Mesa on February 17! The FREE festival engages visitors in exploring hands-on creation, from 3D printing to rocketry to weaving, from 10 am to 4 pm, on Pepper Street between Robson and Macdonald Streets in Mesa. The i.d.e.a. Museum will be open free to the public that day as part of the festival experience. Details can be

“With Seoul” by BTS Crashes the Servers!

It is well known that the Kpop group BTS (Bangtan Boys) has risen to International fame with outstanding album sales and multiple awards! Their recently released album "Love Yourself: Her" has already claimed a spot on the Billboard 200, as well as taking the No. 1 spot on the World Albums chart! Talk about impressive growth for our boys! We truly couldn't be prouder of all their hard work and continuous dedication to giving their

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