Brian Downes – Brian Downes is a writer who lives in Orlando, Florida. His novel, The Berlin Fraternity, about a man who hunts vampires for the Third Reich, is available on the Kindle and through He enjoys pen and paper roleplaying games and geek culture. He clearly remembers waiting for The Empire Strikes Back to hit theaters, and vindicate his opinion that of course Vader was not Luke’s father. You can’t trust Vader’s word!


Brian Reed – Brian has been a nerd, gamer, and comic book geek since the NES was cool, nerds weren’t, and comics cost $0.75. Though his hobbies now cost a fair bit more, he is no less passionate about his escapism. He is proud to be a part of both the Florida Geek Scene and The Nerdstravaganza Podcast.


Bryce Osceola – Bryce is a Native American born and raised in SWFL. She has a burning passion for video games, movies, tv and books. She is an eclectic mix of modernism and traditional Seminole culture. Her life’s dream is to become a video game producer and to also promote awareness of the real lives of indigenous peoples across the country and beyond. Follow her on Twitter!


Casey Covel – Casey Lynn Covel (known online as “Cutsceneaddict”) is an award-winning, published writer, avid reader, and aspiring author. She runs a nerdy writing blog called Meek-Geek and founded PROJECT: Magic Kingdom Hearts in 2012. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cosplaying, and has won several awards for her work. #meekischic


Cuppcakes – Who’s cig burns bright in a cake made of strawberry – Drunken fights in a cake made of strawberry – a different man every night in a cake made of strawberry!! – – Jennifer Cupcake -would’t you know?


Craig Schroeder – I am a graduate of Florida State University, studying Creative Writing and History. Right now I work a desk job but I dream all day of making a living writing comics. I formed an indie label based in Tallahassee called Gentleman Baby Comics and HIT! is our debut comic. I read a lot of comics. I watch a lot of movies. I drink too much soda. I love a great television show.


JDOC – JDOC is a longtime comic geek whose love for comics and classic animation (WB/HB/ MGM/Disney) knows no bounds. Hes been to many conventions in Florida over the years since the early 90’s, including Megacon since 2003.


Jeff Strichart – Jeff Strichart has been a frustrated musician for almost forty years. He is also a producer and has mixed and/or mastered many local Colorado bands. Aside from his music and production he enjoys his dogs, motorcycles, collecting vintage BMX bicycles, reading and his new found love of sound design using hardware synthesizers and has licensed material to the BBC for use in their television programs.


Jesse Scheckner – A freelance writer who regularly produces work for MMA Owl, Tuff Gnarl, Broward Palm Beach New Times, Florida Geek Scene and Miami’s Community Newspapers. Moving forward every day. Follow me on Twitter @JesseScheckner.


Juan Navarro – Juan Navarro, a Writer/Artist from Miami, Florida, Editor of Creature Entertainment, Creator of webcomics Zombie Years and VIGIL


Mark Viola – Mark Viola is a writer, stand-up comedian, and humorist, as well as a geek who was so busy analyzing the differences between Deadpool and Deathstroke, he didn’t get any in high school. You can follow his silly exploits on his facebook page,, or harass him with boisterous, mind-numbingly silly e-mails at


Mark Who 42 – Originally a native New Yorker but transplanted to South Florida and living here for more than 4/5 of my life, I am a Geek and proud. I sang opera professionally as a child, and then spent more years than I care to remember collecting comic books and Doctor Who memorabilia. Now I sell Doctor Who books online at Amazon and at conventions in Florida. I decided to use my vocal abilities recently as the co-host of markwho42’s WHOniverse, a podcast about all things Doctor Who!


Martin Pierro – Martin T Pierro is a comic book writer/publisher who is the man behind the South Florida based independent publishing house Cosmic Times. Cosmic Times has been in business since 2009 and recently went national distributing their books through Diamond Comics distributors. More info about Cosmic Times and the titles they publish can be found on their site – Pierro also is the driving force behind PalmCon, the Palm Beach County comic book and collectibles show. PalmCon takes place every September and is now in its fourth year. Every year PalmCon has doubled its attendance, with great guests, affordable ticket prices and fun activities PalmCon 2014 (now a 2 day show – September 27th & 28th) should continue that trend. More information about PalmCon can be found at


Mike & Ken – MIKE EHMCKE {mike(at)} was born to slaves on a remote desert planet in the Outer Realm. Mike was discovered by Jedi Master Tyvokka who had believed Mike was the Chosen One. Trained as if he was the Chosen One, it all changed when Anakin Skywalker was brought with in the Padawan ranks and labeled the Chosen One. While angry, Mike learned to control and harness his anger and stay on the Light side yet still jealous of Skywalker. Surviving Order 66, he went searching for Anakin’s childhood friend, Kitster, in hopes that Anakin’s empty promises to help him and the slaves would be enough for Kitster to team up with Mike and pursue Vader. Yet anther Skywalker, Luke, comes into Mike’s life and steps in and brings down Vader. So torn with emotions, He travelled to Earth and turns to the Geek Side and becomes one of the voices of the Geek Rebellion. Forged in a river of liquid metal on Cybertron, the humanoid and former Autobot KEN MARCY {ken(at)} is a specimen as unique as Cybertron itself. He was created as human-like cyborg creature to be put on Earth to study humans. However, during the beginning stages of the war on Cybertron having grown tired of the Autobots proclaimed superiority, Starscream recruited Ken to run small missions gaining access to the Autobot council. This was done without Megatron having any involvment. He found the council had be stockpiling geekergon to keep it away from the Decepticons. With this finding he stole a cube of geekergon and traveled to Earth to to live the rest of his life among humans.


Mike Favata – Creator & curator of the Palm Beach County Grindhouse Series at the Movies of Lake Worth. Owner & editor of Morbid Movies (Cult Horror News, Reviews & Trailers).


Pablo Perez – Im what you would call obsessed with nerd culture! Movies, Games, Comics, and even Music! I love it all! Share with me in my love of all things awesome on my twitter and on FaceBook!


Peter Schmeiser – Peter fancies himself a comic book critic since he is one of the last comic book readers in southwest Florida. When he isn’t reading and writing reviews for movies, TV and comic books, he’s binge-watching shows, marathoning movies, podcasting, and performing classical music.


Raisa – Raisa is a proud geek-girl known among her friends for being overly excited about everything.


Real Queen of Horror – I love horror movies and have always loved them for as long as I can remember! and


Scott Schlazer – Scott grew up in Miami, Florida interviewing punk, metal and hardcore bands, reading comic books, playing with Star Wars action figures, Shogun Warriors, and MEGO dolls. Scott’s work has appeared in Flipside Magazine, Scrape Magazine, Zaphod Fanzine, El ‘Zine De Eugene, Rational Enquirer, Maximum Rock and Roll, Rated Rookie Magazine, POPSmear Magazine, Crying Clown Fanzine, Slug & Lettuce, ThoraZine, Fact Sheet 5, ‘Zine Guide, O/Z Magazine, Asian Trash Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, Euro-Trash Cinema and more. He has two culinary degrees and attended art school for a Visual Arts degree with a minor in Music Journalism. Scott was the owner of Action Games & Comics in Clermont Florida from January 1999 til it’s demise in December 2011. Scott can sometimes be seen flying across Florida at supersonic speeds, you just need a good eye to catch him.. 🙂


Touch of Grey – Grey has been blogging about comics since roughly two days after she discovered the internet in 2001. When not online or at her family’s business, she can be spotted at any of the multiple comic shops on University Drive. She is survived by two cats and what might be the largest Flash collection in the southern United States. Twitter handle: touchofgrey37


Zackery Cote – Zackery Cote is in his second year of study for an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Tampa. He has been an avid gamer all his life, and loves to merge his passions for writing and gaming. You can find more of his work at and


Past Contributors

Aaron HaalandAJ VivesAndre D. BrownAnthony BrunetAshley OlienBaron Von SolaceChris FerrarelliChris ThornhilCutzmanDaylina MillerDylan PryceEvel SteveGavin GregoryGeek Film CriticGeekieGirlieGene HoyleGo-Go Dai Gaijin BoyHelloGreedoIHaveYourShitJared OatesJesus GonzalezJohn ScrudderKevin CortezLeon MathisLeslie JuneM.K. LynnMarc L. ThomasMatthew E. JonesNerdgasmNot The Droid You’re Looking ForPeter AguirreRandall AustinRian FikeRidgewayScreamerShane HannafeySinistarSpikeTom BowkerTom KhayosToymorrowThaMenacing1ThemightyDarmickTrip Hope & Upsidedownsix