Category Archives: Blog

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 […]


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, […]


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! […]


Phoenix Comicon 2017: A Retrospect

I still remember the first time I went to Phoenix Comicon. I’ve always been super geeky and had been wanting to go for a long time. In 2011 I finally got the chance and was instantly mesmerized. Not only did I get a chance to see icons like Wil Wheaton, Leonard Nimoy and Billy Dee […]


Star Wars in Pictures: Pt 1

Whenever we get major Star Wars news like a new title or trailer it tends to send the fandom into an uproarious state of bliss and instant conjecture. Over the past few years I’ve developed a distinct method of filtering new information and articulating my thoughts by way of words and images. These “Katified” analyses are my […]


Top 5 Favorite Ringo Songs!

Top 5 Favorite Ringo Songs! I’m ridiculously excited to see Ringo Starr in concert tonight! In honor of that I thought it’d be fun to come up with a top 5 list of my favorite songs of his. When it comes to The Beatles, Ringo is often overshadowed by the more dominant Lennon/McCartney songbook. But […]


The Nerd of Paradise Origin Story

A Strange Request In 2014 something happened that I never expected. I became a podcaster. I had been listening to podcasts for years, notably The Forcecast (back in the Jason and Jimmy Mac days), Stuff You Should Know, and This American Life. I’ve always gravitated towards audio entertainment and enjoyed the regular programming that podcasts […]


Why BB-K8 Loves BB-8

When faced with the decision to choose my favorite droid, my initial gut instinct was to go with R2. He was my first droid love and is a big part of why I love Star Wars in the first place. But then I thought about it. The crazy amount of BB8 merch I’ve amassed the past […]


Phoenix Comicon Survival Kit

With Phoenix Comicon this weekend I’ve been getting into full con mode lately. When I went to my first con a few years ago, I was a bit overwhelmed and didn’t have the greatest experience. Since then, I’ve learned what things to bring to make it a more enjoyable and successful con.   If you plan […]