James D Smithey, Author at I Live In Dallas

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". James has a strong passion for gaming, movies, reading, sports, the outdoors, and traveling. He also began a blog to document his travel adventures and celebrity interview transcripts. You can read more at: globalgeek.wordpress.com

Finally, There’s A Light In Our Current Dark Age; Scarborough Renaissance Festival Returns In April

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® presented is coming back better than ever and ready to celebrate its 40th season starting April 10, 2021! The season will run eight consecutive weekends April 10 – May 31, 2021 with a variety of exciting new shows and extraordinary new artisans, along with long-time Festival favorites.

Take A Peek Into “Christmas At The Gaylord” 2020

Take A Peek Into

December not only marks the end of 2020, but also brings in one of the most wonderful times of the year, CHRISTMAS! Lights and trees have gone up around the metroplex a little earlier than usual this year to bring in some much needed holiday relief. Don't worry, we won't judge. We all deserve a […]

[INTERVIEW] Make Way For Prince Ali! Scott Weinger Visits With ILID

[INTERVIEW] Make Way For Prince Ali! Scott Weinger Visits With ILID

This week, fans across Texas received the devastating news that Dallas Fan Festival is now the latest entertainment victim claimed by Covid. After Fan Expo was postponed (and later canceled), many people held onto the hope that they would have a chance to see some of the scheduled talent appear at Fan Festival in October. […]

Plan a Vacay or Covid Getaway at a Local Summer Paradise

Plan a Vacay or Covid Getaway at a Local Summer Paradise

What if we told you that there was a place just down the road where you could actually relax, enjoy summer, and forget about the craziness this pandemic has brought into your daily life? That sounds great, right? The fact of the matter is that for most, if not all of us, the coronavirus continues […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Dallas Event Changes Amid Covid-19

It has gotten hard to keep up with the countless changes that the virus has brought to Dallas. Between continuous new legislation being created, economic issues, and cabin fever from weeks stuck at home, many of our plans have slipped through the cracks. The wavering schedules have also wreaked havoc on many companies in the […]

FAN EXPO Dallas to Flash North Texas With Enormous Star Power from March 27-29, 2020

FAN EXPO Dallas to Flash North Texas With Enormous Star Power from March 27-29, 2020

The stream of guest announcements began in November for this year’s mega-hit weekend at FAN EXPO DALLAS, March 27-29, 2020 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

[INTERVIEW] Dominic Monaghan: Taking The Shire to Galaxies Far, Far Away

[INTERVIEW] Dominic Monaghan: Taking The Shire to Galaxies Far, Far Away

Sci-fi fans who have seen The Rise of Skywalker might have noticed something familiar about Beaumont Kin, Rose’s new ally in battle against Palpatine’s star destroyer fleet. Dominic Monaghan took the role for the final installment after he won a soccer bet against director JJ Abrams. While the wager makes for a fun anecdote, Dominic […]

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Jobs Available At Scarborough Renaissance Festival!

What better place for a part time job than in the Renaissance! The Job Faire for Scarborough Renaissance Festival® 2020 takes place on Saturday February 22, 2020 at the Festival’s main offices located at 2511 FM 66 Waxahachie, TX 75167.

Fan Expo Dallas 2020 Spans Middle Earth To Outer Galaxies

Fan Expo Dallas 2020 Spans Middle Earth To Outer Galaxies

The folks at Fan Expo Dallas are assembling a wide array of talent (yet again) to bring to DFW in March. This year’s lineup includes 90s icons, trending characters, and legendary actors. Get ready to run, ride, fly, or beam into Fan Expo Dallas to see some of your favorite stars!

[INTERVIEW] Troop Zero Marches Into Amazon Prime Video

[INTERVIEW] Troop Zero Marches Into Amazon Prime Video

If you haven't heard, an Amazon Original film titled Troop Zero made its viral debut earlier this week. The movie focuses on a young outcast named Christmas who is obsessed with the possibility of extraterrestrials. When she learns that the winners of an upcoming Birdie Scouts contest will be featured on NASA's Golden Record to […]