James D Smithey

James Smithey is a teacher at a local DFW high school, father, and proud Texas native. In addition to these titles he could also be considered a "countrified geek". He enjoys anything outdoors in addition to gaming, movies, reading, and traveling. James also recently began a blog to document his travel adventures. You can read more at: globalgeek.wordpress.com

Knights, Fair Maidens, Jesters & Blacksmiths – Scarborough Renaissance Festival Returns This April

Knights, Fair Maidens, Jesters & Blacksmiths - Scarborough Renaissance Festival Returns This April

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is interactive fun for everyone, 16th Century Style! Full combat armored jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon, 28 stages of interactive and extraordinary entertainment, Renaissance rides, games of skill, exquisite crafts, 200 shoppes and artisan demonstrations. Plus, food fit for a king, 12 pubs and taverns, and daily wine and beer tasting events can round out your Scarborough experience. Each weekend also has a different theme and a variety of special events to enjoy.

What do Fan Expo Dallas and Jumanji Have In Common?

What do Fan Expo Dallas and Jumanji Have In Common?

DFW fans rejoice! Karen Gillan, the upcoming blockbuster actress from Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, is now scheduled to attend Fan Expo Dallas in April. While the movie may have just released in theaters, we already have more to look forward to.

Texas Frightmare Weekend Haunts DFW This Spring

Texas Frightmare Weekend Haunts DFW This Spring

The holiday season is upon us with caroling, gifts, family, large meals, and tidings of… horror? Texas Frightmare Weekend, the Southwest’s premier horror convention, has already begun to leak the celebrity guest list for the upcoming convention and fans are definitely in for a surprise.

Fan Expo Dallas 2018 Adds Justice League’s Jason Momoa

Fan Expo Dallas 2018 Adds Justice League's Jason Momoa

FAN EXPO DALLAS 2018 - On the heels of the anticipated Justice League movie being released, Fan Expo Dallas has just announced the addition of Jason Momoa to the celebrity line up for the event. Jason is best known for his roles in Game of Thrones, Stargate: Atlantis, and as Aquaman in Justice League. It was [...]

Christmas Comes Early: A Virtual Tour of The Gaylord Texan’s Lone Star Christmas

Christmas Comes Early: A Virtual Tour of The Gaylord Texan's Lone Star Christmas

The Gaylord Texan’s Lone Star Christmas festivities have kicked off in Grapevine and are in full swing for the upcoming Christmas season. This year the hotel boasts a wide variety of events, ranging from the ICE! exhibit to a North Pole themed escape room. I took my family this past weekend to experience some of [...]

Gaylord Texan’s 14th Annual Lone Star Christmas – ICE! Exhibit, 2MM Lights – Here’s Your 50% Discount

Gaylord Texan's 14th Annual Lone Star Christmas - ICE! Exhibit, 2MM Lights - Here's Your 50% Discount

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It is that time of year again! The holiday season is upon us, and with that, so is the 14th annual Lone Star Christmas at the Gaylord Texan. There you will find a winter wonderland that includes 2 million lights, 25’ tall toy soldiers, miniature train sets, a 54’ tall Christmas tree, and of course the ever popular ICE! exhibit on site. If you are unfamiliar with ICE!, you definitely need to bundle up and check it out in person. The exhibit houses snow tubing, ice skating, gingerbread decorating, photos with Santa, holiday escape room, Elf on the Shelf character breakfast, cookies with Mrs. Claus, and a Build-A-Bear scavenger hunt.

Dallas Fan Days 2017 Review + 19 Epic Cosplay & Character Scenes

Dallas Fan Days 2017 Review + 19 Epic Cosplay & Character Scenes

Dallas Fan Days overcame the odds to put on another great show at the Irving Convention Center. Four of the main actors set to make an appearance, including headliner Matt Smith, canceled just a few weeks prior to the event due to scheduling conflicts. This may seem like devastating news to an expo that has approximately ten celebrity guests set to appear but the organizers did a great job of mending the issue. In an unsuspecting move they were able to secure David Tennant, arguably the best Doctor in the series, and several other prominent television actors.

INTERVIEW: From the Reservation to the Big Screen – ILID Talks with Wonder Woman’s Eugene Brave Rock at Dallas Fan Days

INTERVIEW: From the Reservation to the Big Screen - ILID Talks with Wonder Woman’s Eugene Brave Rock at Dallas Fan Days

Eugene Brave Rock was thrust into the public eye when this year’s blockbuster hit, Wonder Woman, was released in movie theatres. If you were lucky enough to make it to the 2017 Dallas Fan Days in Irving, you could find him seated next to stars like David Tennant and Kristian Nairn. However, Gene’s background is quite different from the other stars in attendance.

Matilda’s Mara Wilson Visits With I Live In Dallas Before Her 2017 Fan Days Debut

Matilda's Mara Wilson Visits With <i>I Live In Dallas</i> Before Her 2017 Fan Days Debut

Dallas Fan Days 2017 will have its fair share of pop icons in attendance, but arguably none as nostalgic as actress Mara Wilson. You may recognize Mara from her childhood roles in classic 90s movies such as Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Miracle on 34th Street. Many people, such as myself, grew up watching her on the big screen and were left wondering what happened to the promising young actress after she abruptly exited the Hollywood scene. We were lucky enough to catch up with Mara in an exclusive interview before she makes her first Dallas appearance next weekend.

The Doctor is In! Doctor Who’s Tenth Doctor David Tennant to Headline Dallas Fan Days

The Doctor is In! Doctor Who’s Tenth Doctor David Tennant to Headline Dallas Fan Days

Dallas Fan Days has just announced the addition of David Tennant, the indomitable Tenth Doctor in the iconic series, who was voted by readers of Doctor Who Magazine as the “Best Doctor.”