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July 17, 2024
Our spotlight today shines on a new Geekery Market artisan, Tolarian Creations, headed up by Matthew Houghland! Matthew grew up playing video games, board games, and eventually TTRPGs while watching anime and classic Sci-Fi movies and shows. In college in the early 2000s, he discovered that for all of his interests there was little to no way to rep them. As an art major he took things into his own hands and started trying various things before discovering glass etching. His vetting process for designs remains the same as day one: if he shows it to his spouse and they take it, either for themselves or a friend, then it's a success.
July 15, 2024
Our spotlight today features a returning artist and author, Patrick Dugan of Distracted Dragon. Patrick is the author of the award-winning Darkest Storm Series published by Falstaff Books. His other titles include Never Steal From Dragons, The Shadow Blade series, and Watchers of Astaria series from Distracted Dragon Press. Other publications include Fairy Films: Wee Folk on the Big Screen, a collection of fairy essays. Patrick is a member of SFWA. An avid gadget user, Patrick is also the Director of Technology Services for Author’s Essentials LLC providing solutions and advice for writing professionals. Patrick resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife, two children and their spunky Cavalier King Charles, Blaze. In his spare time, he’s a PC gamer, homebrewer, 3D printer enthusiast, and DIYer. You can usually find him in the Hearthstone Tavern or wandering Azeroth as a Blood Elf Warlock in the evenings.
July 10, 2024
Out spotlight today is on an artisan who is new to The Geekery Market, Imperfectionz Art! This is a family business creating paper quilling and polymer clay art. Mattie Wills is the owner and primary creator. She makes almost everything by herself, and has been a professional artist for twelve years. She makes art by night while being super mom to her three dogs, one child, and husband during the day. Matt is Mattie’s assistant. He helps with transportation, paperwork, and anything else Mattie needs. Paper Quilling is the Renaissance Art of taking strips of paper and curling them into different shapes and collecting those into patterns and designs. Mattie has put her own spin on it and has elevated the paper quilling art forum beyond traditional flowers and patterns. Mattie learned paper quilling as a family tradition, passed down from generations.

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June 1, 2024
Space Wizard Science Fantasy announced their 2024 crowdfunding campaign – and they need your help! This year’s campaign includes the launch of 12 new books and 2 TTRPG’s! Led by William C. Tracy, Space Wizard Science Fantasy is an independent publishing house focused on telling great science fiction and fantasy [...]
January 7, 2024
Darin Kennedy, Patrick Dugan, and John Hartness have combined forces (like a transformer) to create one great kickstarter to kick off the new year.  Their new kickstarter is currently live through February 1st and if funded, will produce 5 new books in 3 new fantasy series.  We here at the [...]
November 2, 2023
We are delighted to announce that the Savor Concession Stand located at this year’s Geekery Market venue. They have really gotten into the spirit of things, and even renamed some of their offerings to be more Geeky. Also of note, the first 100 orders of the Unicorn Blood drink will [...]

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July 12, 2024
We are excited to announce the launch of a brand new podcast, Two Woke Bonnets. Listen and watch as Carol the Cat and Joey aka The Giddygeeker rewatch the iconic “Little House on the Prairie” tv series and compare it to present-day sensibilities. With over 200 episodes and several made-for-tv [...]
June 3, 2024
Guardians of the Geekery, the official podcast of The Charlotte Geeks, is excited to announce that we have joined the Outworld Fleet Radio family of shows! As of today, Monday, June 3rd 2024, listeners will be able to hear our episodes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12pm EST, 4pm EST [...]
May 21, 2024
Valentine Wolfe launched their latest kickstarter today, and at the time of this article (7:30pm) they are almost halfway to their goal! Let’s help them get to the finish line! Their new project will feature songs inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and Dracula. In addition, they hope to add something [...]