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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Geek Gala Takes to the Soundwaves!

September 25, 2017 Joey

Thanks to the Francene Marie Show for allowing Founder/Organizer Joey Starnes to come and talk about The Geek Gala, Muggles Market, and the need to support locally. To hear her interview – listen here free!


Put a little ENGLISH on your Playlist

April 26, 2017 Joey

Boo English and I first introduced ourselves to each other through an online discussion of local music.  I listened to some of  his band ENGLISH’s online tracks and was just blown away by the amazingly polished and meshed sound – both from a technical and a lyrical standpoint.   Comprised of […]


Community Calendar Feature Added!

April 25, 2017 Joey

We here at are very excited to announce our new community Calendar feature!  Along with a list of all the upcoming Geek Meets that you will find on our Meetup page – we are also invite other Geeky groups (and not necessarily geeky folks) in the community to post their upcoming […]


Rocking Irish Dancing with The Redlich Sisters

April 18, 2017 Joey

Hannah and Olivia Redlich, aka The Redlich Sisters, are a local favorite of the Carolina Rennaisance Festival with their incredible Irish dancing.  They are also popular with many other festivals and performances in the area.  But they don’t just dance – they sing, they play musical instruments, and they even […]


Gaston College Seeks Students for STEM Scholarships

April 11, 2017 Joey

Are you, or some other Geek you know, considering a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) major? We recently learned of an amazing scholarship program right here in our area that is actively seeking students to give a high-quality education at little to no cost. (I know, this sounds like […]


Something Clever is Something Awesome!

April 11, 2017 Joey

I first met the Something Clever Band back in the summer of 2015 when they were planning their first ever CleverCon at Tremont Music Hall.  Since then, they have continued to gain much respect and traction in the Charlotte and regional music scene (because they are awesome).  I recently had a chance […]


5QW with Cindy Sites-Wooley of Tangents Magazine

April 11, 2017 Joey

Cindy Sites-Wooley is a copywriter/editor by day and a founding editor of Tangents Magazine by night. She also writes poetry and has done readings in the Charlotte area. Her obsessions include Doctor Who, cats, and forever the 1980s. In the not so distant past*, we had a chance to ask […]

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