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 and celebrity interviews. You can read more at: globalgeek.wordpress.com

Screams® Returns To DFW

Screams® Returns To DFW

Temperatures in DFW are beginning to cool and fall is slowly creeping in, but fall isn’t the only thing lurking around the corner. There are only a couple of weeks left before terror strikes Waxahachie. Screams® is set to return on September 28th and they are doing it with a frightening new lineup.

INTERVIEW: Kevin Sorbo’s Journey From Demigod To God

INTERVIEW: Kevin Sorbo's Journey From Demigod To God

The name Hercules elicits images of sheer strength and power. For many of us that grew up in the 90s that image is also synonymous with Kevin Sorbo.

Halloween Is Nearing, But True Fear Strikes DFW In 2019

Halloween Is Nearing, But True Fear Strikes DFW In 2019

Texas Frightmare Weekend couldn't wait for summer to end before leaking some of their 2019 celebrity guest list.

Dallas Fan Days 2018 Will Be Bringing A Sith Lord, Doctor, Vampire Slayer, And More!

Dallas Fan Days 2018 Will Be Bringing A Sith Lord, Doctor, Vampire Slayer, And More!

October will not only be ushering in fall to DFW, but it will also be bringing a wave of your favorite heroes and villains. Dallas Fan Days returns October 19-21 at the Irving Convention Center.

Mischief Managed: LeakyCon 2018 Review And Photos

Mischief Managed: LeakyCon 2018 Review And Photos

I can’t imagine that the Ministry of Magic is too pleased with the large number of wizards recently parading around downtown Dallas in front of muggles. This past weekend DFW hosted LeakyCon 2018, an annual Harry Potter themed convention.

INTERVIEW: Slytherin’s Scarlett Byrne Reflects On Her Role As Pansy Parkinson

INTERVIEW: Slytherin's Scarlett Byrne Reflects On Her Role As Pansy Parkinson

To many Harry Potter fans, the name Pansy Parkinson is held in contempt with the likes of Lucius Malfoy. Throughout her time at Hogwarts, Pansy continuously hurled insults at Harry and seemed to revel in making other students as miserable as possible. As a matter of fact, there is very little evidence in the books […]

America’s Favorite No-Maj, Dan Fogler, Visits With ILID

America's Favorite No-Maj, Dan Fogler, Visits With ILID

When Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them was initially announced, many Harry Potter fans were reasonably leery of the spinoff series. However, It did not take long after the film’s release before the new cast had successfully woven themselves into the wizarding world. Fantastic Beasts was able to differentiate itself from the original movies […]

INTERVIEW: Harry Potter’s “Perfect Percy” Discusses Wands, Food, and Guinea Pigs

INTERVIEW: Harry Potter's

The Weasley’s don’t exactly hold a prominent place in the wizarding society, but none seem to be as controversial as the infamous Percy Weasley. “Perfect Percy” is typically known for being an egocentric, power-hungry traitor to his family. Whether he is deserving of those everlasting titles is determined by whomever you talk to in the […]

LeakyCon 2019 Tickets On Sale Tomorrow!

LeakyCon 2019 Tickets On Sale Tomorrow!

Missed your chance to attend this year's LeakyCon? Unfortunately many people were unable to grab tickets to the 2018 event in Dallas. Tickets have been sold out for over half a year, and many of the VIP tickets sold out in the first few minutes that they were available. But in the words of Professor […]

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.