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

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.”

Doctor Who’s Matt Smith Headlines Dallas Fan Days

Doctor Who's Matt Smith Headlines Dallas Fan Days

Dallas Fan Days (one of the best comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming events in Texas) is set to return Oct. 20-22, 2017, at the Irving Convention Center. This fall’s 3-day event is packed with exciting family-friendly activities, celebrity and comic guests, costumed characters from television and movies, an artist alley and much more!

Screams Halloween Theme Park Takes Terror to the Next Level

Screams Halloween Theme Park Takes Terror to the Next Level

There is a totally new level of terror for 2017! As part of this transformation, Screams® is recommending that you NOT bring children. Screams® is designed to entertain adults and teenagers 16+.

Advance Tickets Are On Sale For Dallas Fan Days 2017

Advance Tickets Are On Sale For Dallas Fan Days 2017

Dallas Fan Days will quickly be arriving at the Irving Convention Center on October 20-22. The Dallas Fan Days Expo encompasses a variety of pop culture topics such as comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming.

Escape Boredom At The Secret Chambers

Escape Boredom At The Secret Chambers

While summer is quickly coming to an end, many people are searching for new forms of entertainment. However, there is a new national trend that is sure to offer a unique outlet rather than the same mundane choices. The best part, you can find them here in the DFW metroplex. I am referring to “escape [...]

Time Traveling Through Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Time Traveling Through Scarborough Renaissance Festival

This year’s 37th annual Scarborough Renaissance Festival proved to be as timeless as the historical period that it represents. For those unfamiliar with the event, it is one of America’s top Renaissance festivals that happens to take place every spring in Waxahachie. There is something for everybody with over 200 shops, 24 stages of entertainment, wine tasting, jousting knights, manpowered rides, and much more. They also host an array of special events each weekend to keep things fresh.

The Faces of Fan Expo Dallas 2017

The Faces of Fan Expo Dallas 2017

Heavy rains and parking conundrums were not enough to keep people away from this year's Fan Expo Dallas. People from the DFW area, as well as all over the country, came flooding into The Kay Bailey Hutchinson convention center to meet their favorite celebrities.

Go Celtic at Scarborough Renaissance Festival this Weekend

Come dance a jig and go Celtic at Scarborough Renaissance Festival® this weekend with the Shandon O’Regan School of Irish Dancers performing each day at 2:00 pm on the Whimsey Stage.

Jason David Frank Talks Power Rangers and New Endeavors at FXD17

Jason David Frank Talks Power Rangers and New Endeavors at FXD17

The new Power Rangers movie made a strong debut by earning over $65M on opening weekend. In an attempt to relive childhood memories, people of all ages rushed to the box office to get a taste of the nostalgia. Even though the film had a brand new cast for the leading roles, there were two original members that returned for a quick cameo. One of those actors was none other than the original Green Ranger, Jason David Frank.