James D Smithey

James D SmitheyJames 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

INTERVIEW: Dallas Welcomes Gryffindor Alumni Luke Youngblood (aka Lee Jordan)

INTERVIEW: Dallas Welcomes Gryffindor Alumni Luke Youngblood (aka Lee Jordan)

Everyone’s favorite broadcaster (with maybe the exception of Slytherin students) is headed to Dallas for next month’s LeakyCon. Luke Youngblood, who portrays Lee Jordan in the Harry Potter film franchise, is scheduled to appear as a guest in the celebrity lineup.

AnimeFest brings Cos Play and Connections to Dallas August 17th-20th

AnimeFest brings Cos Play and Connections to Dallas August 17th-20th

AnimeFest is a convention for fans of anime, manga, games and other forms of pop-culture. As the name suggests, AnimeFest, is largely based around "anime" or Japanese animation. Its' primary motivation to educate the public about anime and the cultural aspects surrounding it. When formed back in 1992 the term "anime" was largely unknown. Many of the "cartoons" on TV were adaptations of Japanese TV shows and some began to realize this and seek more. A small, but rapidly growing fandom was emerging out of the science fiction/fantasy fandom.

LeakyCon 2018 Needs You!

LeakyCon 2018 Needs You!

Still trying to find a way to attend LeakyCon? This international Harry Potter event will be coming to Dallas next month. Unfortunately tickets have been sold out for almost a year, but there is hope yet!

INTERVIEW: Krum! Krum! Harry Potter’s Stan Yanevski Teases His LeakyCon Appearance

INTERVIEW: Krum! Krum! Harry Potter's Stan Yanevski Teases His LeakyCon Appearance

Believe it or not, it has been over two decades since the first Harry Potter novel was published and almost 17 years since the series first hit the big screen!

Winter In May – 2018 Con of Thrones Review & Photo Gallery

Winter In May - 2018 Con of Thrones Review & Photo Gallery

Temperatures may have been pushing toward triple digits in Dallas last weekend, but make no mistake about it winter was in full swing. The Hyatt Regency Dallas played host to the annual Con of Thrones convention.

INTERVIEW: Kerry Ingram’s Battle To The Iron Throne

INTERVIEW: Kerry Ingram’s Battle To The Iron Throne

The battle for the “Iron Throne” will finally be decided in the next season of Game of Thrones. Multiple families are preparing their final moves to see who will take control of Westeros. However, in the past seven seasons of the show many potential heirs have met their demise. Shireen Baratheon arguably met one of […]

INTERVIEW: Aimee Richardson, aka Myrcella Baratheon, Brings Westeros To Dallas For Con Of Thrones

INTERVIEW: Aimee Richardson, aka Myrcella Baratheon, Brings Westeros To Dallas For Con Of Thrones

Game of Thrones has exploded in popularity since HBO first introduced the television series in 2011. In fact, it has become something of a cultural phenomenon among its large fan base. It is impossible to miss the flood of updates and memes on social media as the seasons progress. Eager fans were crushed last year […]

Surviving Our First Visit – 2018 Texas Frightmare Weekend Review & Gallery

Surviving Our First Visit - 2018 Texas Frightmare Weekend Review & Gallery

Travelers at DFW Airport were in for a scare this past weekend as people donning bloody costumes, chainsaws, and other frightening gear invaded the Hyatt Regency. To some sightseers this may have been a bit unnerving, but to those involved it was a weekend of fun. Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate Texas Frightmare Weekend, […]

Our Timeless Journey Through Scarborough Renaissance Festival – 2018 Review

Our Timeless Journey Through Scarborough Renaissance Festival - 2018 Review

The Medieval era has returned to Waxahachie as Scarborough Renaissance Festival continues its annual spring session. There is something for everyone, whether you have never been or are a yearly visitor. This year Scarborough Renaissance Festival added tons of new content and vendors to their usual lineup. My family and I traveled there last week […]

[INTERVIEW] Diamond Dallas Page: From The Ring To Wellbeing

[INTERVIEW] Diamond Dallas Page: From The Ring To Wellbeing

Wrestling rose to new heights in popularity during the 90s. The ring made names like Stone Cold, The Rock, Goldberg, or Undertaker common household names. In the midst of this era came an unlikely superstar, a middle age wrestler that had been tending to his nightclub only a few years prior. Page Falkinburg, better known […]