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JL Watkins

  • My nerd loot from SDCC 17

    It’s time for my annual tradition of posting photos of my loot from the latest nerd convention, something I’ve been doing since way back in JR high school. This year, I…

  • Album Comics – Paris, France

    If you’re in Paris and (for some reason) need to take a break from all the gothic architecture, then I’ve got just the spot for you. Conveniently located a few streets…

  • Side Project: Marshall’s Haute Sauce

    Not that I need another geek project to keep my busy, but I’ve been shooting some really fun foodie videos with my best pals from Marshall’s Haute Sauce. The new series,…

  • The life of an intergalactic smuggler

    Here’s a snapshot of Lizeybug, kicking back, waiting for prospective clients to engage her in conversation about chartering her Corellian ship (not the local bulk cruisers mind you) for a intergalactic…

  • Dungeons & Dragons & Karaoke

    I’ll admit, it’s been a real hassle getting my group of forty-something nerds together for D&D night. Between kids and jobs, and the endless march of time, the timing is never…

  • Visiting Hobbitton, New Zealand

    Before the Holidays, polite conversation would typically go something like this: Them: “Are you going anywhere for the holidays?” Me: “Um, yeah we’re going to New Zealand.” Them: “Oh. Um…wow.” Me:…

  • Graphic Comics in Wellington, New Zealand

    I knew that I’d be spending a few days in the Wellington area and noted Graphic Comics as a somewhere that I’d like to visit if the opportunity presented itself. Several…

  • Rogue One: A New Zealand Star Wars Story

    NOTE: I wrote this several weeks ago, but held off on publishing until now in order to reduce the surface area of attack for posting Rogue One spoilers. I saw Rogue…

  • Kings Comics – Sydney, Australia

    When I found out that I needed to go to Sydney for a video project the very first thing I did was to find out if I needed a travel visa.…

  • My nerd loot from SDCC 16

    I had another rad trip to San Diego Comic-Con this year, and I’ll load up some photos and impressions shortly. Until then, here’s the traditional photo of my loot, spread out…

  • Breaking the d20 out of retirement

    This week I got together with a few of my closest friends over 40 and we rolled some serious D&D dice. It’s been decades since I actually played the Dungeons &…

  • Nexus in Reykjavik, Iceland

    My geek game is strong this week in Iceland! After returning to Reykjavik on our final day, I managed to drop in on Nexus Comics. I haven’t done any research, but…

  • I’m at the Prometheus Waterfall!

    I think my favorite thing about traveling Iceland is how dramatically the landscape can change over just a few miles kilometers. One moment you’re in a scenic storybook landscape and in…

  • The Goonies Jail in Astoria, Oregon

    This weekend while on a quick getaway to Astoria, Oregon, my wife asked what places we should visit. It took me less than half a second to shout out, “the Goonies…

  • Cosplaying as an Imperial Douche (for work)

    We had an incredibly fun day in the studio today, filming scenes for a Star Wars spoof that’ll be part of several customer related events. I wrote and directed the humorous,…