State Of The Geek Garage Union

What is up, my fellow nerds? I hope all of you have been well! I wanted to take a quick minute to throw a few things out there, and catch y’all up on the most recent developments.

First and foremost, we want to express our gratitude to all the amazing folks over at AkaiCon for making it an amazing experience for the podcast. I personally (along with the other guys at Two Player Media) have been attending AkaiCon for the last 4 or 5 years now, but this was the first time that I got to go and set up a booth in the Vendor/Artist Alley! If you by chance are reading this, and you took the time to stop by and talk to us, I want to thank you sincerely, because it means the absolute world to me! It is true that we weren’t as prepared for the convention as we could have been, but it was for sure a learning experience. It only gave us fuel (and ideas) for what to do next time. So we’ll definitely be back July 2020, and we’re also hoping to attend a few other cons between now and then. Right now, the ones we have our eyes on are GalaxyCon 2019 in Louisville, KY, ConNooga 2020 in Chattanooga, TN, and of course the one and only MTAC 2020 in Nashville, TN. We, of course, will keep you updated as to which conventions we will be attending, so that you can stop by and see us if you also plan on attending.

Now, to talk about the elephant in the room. By now, it’s pretty obvious that the podcast has been on a bit of a hiatus recently. A while back, I posted on social media about how my family and I were in the process of moving, so we wouldn’t really have a recording setup for a few weeks. Well…it’s clearly been more than a few weeks now, so you are probably like “WTF, David? What happened to your promise of new episodes on a consistent basis?” This is why I’m taking a few minutes to catch up all of our loyal listeners with the recent goings-on.

My wife Lindsay and I were supposed to close on our house in Murfreesboro, TN, on July 19th, but we found out last-minute that it was having to be pushed back. I will spare you the boring details, but the short of it is we had to go with a new loan company. Our goal *crosses fingers* is to be closing by next Friday, August 9th. Whether that will actually happen or not, remains to be seen. But as I said, we are hopeful.

So why am I telling you all this? What does this have to do with the podcast, or geek media in general? Truth is, it doesn’t. At least not directly. I’m only filling you in, so that perhaps you will take mercy on me and the podcast. The duty of manning the podcast, keeping it afloat, and producing quality content on a consistent basis is not something I take lightly. Recording new episodes of the main show, the Goes To The Movies side show, writing articles, and posting on social media are things that I absolutely LOVE doing, and take pride in. But all of those things are difficult to do, while living with your wife and children in your in-laws’ basement, with zero space to call your own.

As I said, I will continue to keep all of you up-to-date with the recent developments on my side of things. Not because I think my life is amazing, and that you all are just at the edge of your seat waiting for my latest life news. I want to keep y’all updated, because the sooner we get moved into our new house, the sooner things get back to normal, and I can get back to recording amazing podcast episodes on a regular basis!

Once again, I simply cannot express my gratitude enough for your continued support throughout this whole process, and of course just in general. You guys absolutely rock! So make sure you keep an eye out on all the social medias for the latest developments and all that.

And remember: Be kind, stay geeky, and eat lots of cheesecake.