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.

Valentine Wolfe: The Haunting of Mary Shelley

September 6, 2018 Joey

Today, Valentine Wolfe announced the kickstarter for their latest album, The Haunting of Mary Shelley or, A Vindication of the Rights of the Departed. Valentine Wolfe is a victorian chamber metal band from Greenville, South Carolina featuring Sarah Black and Braxton Ballew. We are so excited to have Valentine Wolfe performing […]

Geek Gala News

Broken Dreams & Bringer Shows Commercial

August 1, 2018 Joey

Mikey Mason has done it again! The perennial Musical Guest of Honor of the Geek Gala has come out with a new “commercial” spoofing the many conversations spouses and significant others have with comedians and performers who commit to life on the road (and make their SO want to be […]


Wanted: Performance Geeks! Reward: $200 Cash Prize

July 18, 2018 Joey

Our Geeks Got Talent! Contest is back – and this year the grand prize is $200 cash! For a little more about it – please watch this video: Performers also get a discounted ticket to the Geek Gala – so for 5 minutes work, you can save $25 off the […]


It’s Infectious with Creativity – Con-Tagion 2019 is announced!

May 8, 2018 Joey

On Monday, May 7th, Falstaff Books’ John Hartness announced a new convention was being launched for 2019, called Con-Tagion.  We are also excited to have recorded John’s first official announcement interview on our podcast – you can listen to it here. We here at Charlotte Geeks are excited to announce our […]


QCC selects ‘Blue Rai’ as inaugural Cinephile Favorite Award

April 27, 2018 Joey

Blue Rai was shown at the Queen City Cinephiles’ recent event celebrating Music in Film and received the inaugural “Cinephile Favorite” award for the month of April. About the Film Named for the blue circumstances he is in, Rai is in love with a woman and doesn’t quite know how […]


Inspired by Video Games: Dolorosa Lachrymosa

April 6, 2018 Joey

Sarah Black of Valentine Wolfe has been hard at work creating music inspired by video game soundtracks (specifically, the gothic horror game Bloodborne). The result is Dolorosa Lachyrmosa, 48 minutes of dark neo-classical vocal ambient music. Currently, it’s only available in digital format – listen below or click here to […]


Music Video & Contest: “The Opposite of Cool” by Mikey Mason

April 4, 2018 Joey

Mikey Mason, Geek Gala performer extraordinaire and honorary Charlotte Geek, has released his latest music video, “The Opposite of Cool.” “The Opposite of Cool” is the 7th track on his latest album, Driven, which was released April 1st.   Mikey has called this his “theme song” and when creating this video […]



December 8, 2017 Joey

Luke had Yoda. Leia had Obiwan. Who is your greatest mentor? In STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, each main character trains under and relies on a mentor when learning their skill sets. Tell us about about someone who has had a tremendous impact in your life. We will be picking 3 […]


A Loud Shout Out to Lindsay!

December 6, 2017 Joey

The Charlotte Geeks want to give a shout out to Lindsay Stewart for her amazing turn on the TedxCharlotte stage for their 2017 event.  We are thankful for the opportunity to share her talk below – it’s amazing. If Lindsay looks familiar, you may recognize her from the Carolina Renaissance […]


2018 Geek Gala Theme Announced! Plus Early Bird Special!

November 23, 2017 Joey

We are so excited to announce our 2018 Geek Gala theme and scheduled activities – make sure to click over to our Geek Gala page to see what it’s all about! Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s special guests! And because we are just so excited – we are […]

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