Some Halloween fun…

My kid’s day school teacher heard (from my mother-in-law) that I used to be a professional puppeteer. She asked me if I would be interested in putting on a show for her kids. Even with the schedule I have, I couldn’t refuse because this was for Sonic Boom.

I was told to come up with something that the kids would enjoy, and following a History Channel documentary on Halloween, some shopping on the official store of TAPS and Puppet Universe, and a night of testing sound equipment and recording rigs, this was the end result. As I found myself flying completely solo in the morning, I can’t say this footage will be winning me a Parsec anytime soon…

…but it was a lot of fun, and it will probably not be my last trip there. Laugh with me, or laugh at me — you choose. Whatever the case, Happy Halloween!

What exaxtly is Geek Chic?

I was inspired to put this post together after visiting Nerd Girls. (Thank you, ladies.) Something about witty, intelligent women in glasses just makes me all tingly…


Today, as you know, I’m about to head off to Anime USA for a weekend of geeking. When I tell co-workers about the weekend, I get the awkward smile, the nod of the head, and a quick “Well, you have fun. I’ve got to get back to…” accompanied with a quick scuttle off. Sadly, this is the assumption people assume about anything geek. It’s just…weird.

However, if you stop for a moment and took a look at who is attending (if not organizing) these geekfests, you might find that being geek is not only hip, it is drop-dead sexy.

Meet Carrie Seidman. Artist, scotch connoisseur, and anime geek…

She is also one of the organizers of Anime USA, as well as an organizer for Anime Boston.

Then you have performance artist, writer, and photographer, J.R. Blackwell…


And do you remember when glasses were considered geeky? That was before “Specs Appeal”…

The geek on your left is a graphic designer who runs her own studio. The one on your right is an award-nominated author and podcaster.

This is the kind of stuff you will find in Geek Chic. This is my little corner of the blog dedicated to the sexy, savvy, and downright cool things found in a geek’s lifestyle. Whether it is tech, Science Fiction, new toys from Apple, or just something that makes me smile and embrace my nerdiness, you’ll find it here.

So, the next time you think geek can’t be sexy, I leave you with this image…

See you at the cons.

Anime USA in Crystal City, VA

And here is why I’m liking the blog interface already — I’m enjoying a weekend of geeking out with Otaku at Anime USA, held this weekend (October 10-12) at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Virginia.

So what is Anime USA?

(from the website) In 1999 AnimeUSA began as a northern Virginia convention, started by fans, and in 2004 become a non-profit educational organization. Our mission is to educate the public about and promote Japanese arts and popular culture. Just as in the beginning, we remain a convention of fans, by fans, and for fans.

Where will I be?

Because of the craziness that has been 2008 and Double Trouble, I was not great in the communications department with AUSA so I have a very light schedule this weekend:

  • Friday, 7:30-8:30 — Podcasting 101
  • Friday, 8:30-end — Kabuki Ball (as DJ Pirate Boy)
  • All Weekend — Artists’ Alley, selling books

I’m thrilled to be a returning guest to Anime USA. While I’m not as busy as I’d like to be at a con, I do plan on making myself readily available for whatever they need. I also hope to be kept in mind for their 2009 weekend as well. I hope to see you there this weekend. Stop by, say hi, and feel free to buy books!

Welcome to the new!

Well, I said I was going to do something about the blog, and here it is: the new and improved (Now with Kung Fu Grip!) I’ve got a lot of work ahead in making this site succeed, in making it a central hub to all things Tee, and in keeping everyone in the know on where I’m at and what I’m doing.

I’ll say this much, though: I’m excited about the new look and feel for the site. It took a day’s worth of heavy duty work, but it was time well spent.

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to hearing from you.