About Joey
Joey moved to Charlotte in 2008 and loves it here! She started the Charlotte Geeks after returning from Dragon*Con and whining "But I don't want to wait 360 days to hang out with my people again!!" Self-dubbed the GiddyGeeker, her geekdoms are Doctor Who, Marvel, Boardgaming, British TV (MisFits, Orphan Black, Sherlock, The IT Crowd, etc) and she is slightly addicted to FUNKO pops. Check here out here or listen to her on the Guardians of the Geekery podcast.
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In Memoriam: Chris Mirabal

September 21, 2023 Joey

Chris Mirabal has been a member of The Charlotte Geeks since November 4, 2015. On September 11, 2023, Chris passed away due to complications from a medical condition. One of his close friends, Caitlin Wright, wrote this memoriam to share with us. We all grieve his loss, and give our […]

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Guardians of the Geekery is Back!

August 19, 2023 Joey

We’re back! Guardians of the Geekery is the official podcast of The Charlotte Geeks. We’ve been on a hiatus during COVID, but we are excited to be back – not only in audio – but in full color on YouTube! In our first episode back, we talk about the upcoming […]

Announcements

The Results Are In: Second Harvest Food Drive

February 7, 2023 Joey

Thank you to everyone who brought a canned good or donated cash to our food drive at our 2023 Muggles Market: Love and Plunder. We dropped off our items to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Metrolinas on Monday morning, and we tipped the scale at 952 lbs. In addition, $1,471 […]

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Mikey Mason Has Confessions!

October 30, 2022 Joey

Our own Mikey Mason (we claim him, he’s ours) has been interviewed on a D&D podcast! Tune in as he talks about his upcoming book, Confessions of a Geek Bard (due out in Jan 2023) from Falstaff Books, along with several of his own podcasts, music, and upcoming projects. Give […]

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Goodwill Gaming Event: Play and Trade!

October 30, 2022 Joey

Goodwill’s technology store, The GRID: Powered by Goodwill, is hosting a Gamer Meet-Up to celebrate one year of being at its current storefront location on Wilkinson Boulevard. It sounds like a fun event! WHEN: Friday, November 18, from 5 – 7 p.m. WHERE: The GRID, which is located at The Goodwill […]

Geek Blogs

Charlotte Geeks in the News!

October 30, 2022 Joey

Recently, Lindsey Banks of the Charlotte Ledger interviewed us for a feature article in their Weekend Edition. We are grateful to Lindsey and the Ledger for taking the time to spotlight our group and helping us to spread the word. I love that a local news organization is trying to […]

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In Memoriam: Leon Fortner

September 5, 2022 Joey

This week, the entire Geek community mourns the loss of longtime ally and Charlotte Geeks supporter, Leon Fortner. Leon died on Thursday, September 1st, during a fatal hit-and-run in Concord, NC. Our hearts go out to his wife Mary, son Phillip, and the entirety of the Get Some Game family […]

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Ways to Save during Con Season

May 6, 2019 Joey

Con season is certainly upon us – and as a geek, it can be quite a challenge to choose how to navigate the choices, indulge your passions, and still have enough money left over to pay the rent and keep the lights on. Here’s a few key ways you can […]

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4,221! Con-Tagion Food Drive Results Are In

February 17, 2019 Joey

On Saturday, February 9th, the Charlotte Geeks with the help of the Queen City Harry Potter Alliance, hosted a food drive at Queens University Sports Complex. The food drive was a part of Muggles Market Too, the kid sister event of the Muggles Market held every fall. The Muggles Market […]

Geek Blogs

Chewbacca, he’s a friend of mine.

April 5, 2012 Joey

There’s something rather awesome about the power of the internet.  For example, yesterday I posted on Facebook about one of my foster dogs, Rascal – showing his latest photos, extolling his attributes and virtues, in general, just telling people what’s going on and asking them to pass his info along […]

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