D-O Roundup

Your guide to all the best merchandise featuring the newest droid on the Star Wars block! This past April at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, a new droid rolled on to the stage and into our hearts. He’s been described as everything from a desk lamp to a megaphone, but one thing’s for sure – HE […]

Episode 38: Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019

Hello and welcome to episode 38 of Nerd of Paradise! After months of radio silence and an extensive move Kate finally finds her Phoenix Fan Fusion footage and puts together an episode! We talk Legos, Pluto, dinosaurs and more! Visit these sites mentioned in the episode: http://darrenjgendron.com https://lowell.edu https://arizonamuseumofnaturalhistory.org Find all of our episodes on […]

Phoenix Fan Fusion Cosplay Gallery

Cosplay is invariably one of my favorite parts of going to a con and Phoenix Fan Fusion was no exception. I love how cosplayers get a chance to let their creativity shine and display their love for their fandom in such a tangible way. Check out this gallery for some of the cosplay highlights of […]

Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019 PREVIEW

In less than two weeks nerds will converge upon the greater Phoenix area for the premier fan event in the Southwest – Phoenix Fan Fusion (formerly known as Phoenix Comic Fest and Phoenix Comic Con)! This year, Phoenix Fan Fusion has an INCREDIBLE guest lineup including pop culture heavy hitters like: Jeff Goldblum, Elijah Wood, […]

Episode 37: Geek, And You Shall Find

Welcome to episode 37 of Nerd of Paradise! In this episode we talk with Brad Faye and Kelsey Dickerson about their documentary ‘Geek, And You Shall Find’, a film that delves into the history of superheroes and the reasons we are so fascinated by them. Find out the origin story of this amazing journey, what […]

Podcast Review: Captain Marvel (2019)

Hello and welcome to a special Nerd of Paradise podcast review of Captain Marvel! In this spoilery episode Kate and her fam review the film, Captain Marvel! The diverse group of reviewers includes 3 adults, (2 of which are women), and Kate’s 14 year old and 9 year old nephews. Did we like the film? […]

Episode 36: Phoenix Comicon CLIP SHOW

Hello and welcome to our very first CLIP SHOW! In episode 36 we travel back in time and revisit some of Kate’s favorite guest interviews she’s done at Phoenix Comicon (Now called Phoenix Fan Fusion) from the years 2015-2018. You’ll hear from: Tom Kane (Yoda), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Garret Wang (Harry Kim) as well as […]

Episode 35: Nikola Tesla

Welcome to Nerd of Paradise! In this episode Kate picks her brother Micah’s brain about one of history’s most fascinating and brilliant individuals — Nikola Tesla! Resources from the Episode: Be sure to subscribe to Micah’s YouTube channel: Think Like Tesla (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCNT-aYPBEIrtVNx81CdOWw) Tesla’s Notes – https://teslaresearch.jimdo.com/books-1/colorado-spring-notes-1899-1900/ Oatmeal: Why Nikola Tesla was the Greatest Geek Who […]

Episode 34: ACE Comic Con AZ (2019)

Hello, and welcome to episode 34 of Nerd of Paradise! In this first episode of 2019 Kate visits ACE Comic Con AZ! Hear all about this unique and exciting convention and enjoy interviews with artists, a talking dog, multiple Doctors, a geeky chocolatier, AND MORE! Guests in order of their appearances: Dutch’s Dynamic Illustration – […]

ACE Comic Con AZ

This past weekend I was THRILLED to attend ACE ComicCon AZ! This was ACE’s second time in Arizona and my first time attending any of their events. My overall sentiment is that the big name stars, minimal lines, abundance of seating, and quality artists make it the con experience every nerd hopes and dreams for! […]