So I can finally say it: I’ve started a new geek project. It’s called Geek Crusade, a brand new site for geeks in the Asia-Pacific. It will cover the latest movie, TV and comics news, and also organise geek events such as the Singapore Zombie Walk.
We officially launch on July 11, but you can already sign up at www.GeekCrusade.com for your chance to win prizes and exclusive premiums. Because just like the Cylons, we have a plan.
It all starts in the week of July 11 with a pilgrimmage to some of the geekiest places in the United States. Along the way, we’ll be interviewing fanboys and personalities, tweeting, Facebook-ing, YouTube-ing, Instagramm-ing and any other ‘ing’ you can think of.
It’s a month-long trip that all kicks off with a holy trinity of Star Wars sites and activities (July 12-16): Rancho Obi-Wan, which houses the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia, Course of the Force, a Star Wars-themed charity relay run from San Francisco to San Diego and the place where the dream all started – Lucasfilm Studios.
Next up: the nerd mecca of nerd meccas – the San Diego Comic Convention (July 17-21). Guests this year will include Neil Gaiman, Joss Whedon and Bryan Cranston, while the much-coveted panels by cast and crew will cover the likes of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and maybe, just maybe, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Next up: Albuquerque, New Mexico (Jul 22-24), home of Breaking Bad and some very fascinating blue meth candy. The final season premieres August 11, so it’s a great time to take a trip to Los Pollos Hermanos, Tuco’s hideout, Walt’s home and more. We’ve got some great interviews lined up there too.
If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead and The Hunger Games, then our trip to their shooting locations in Atlanta, Senoia and North Carolina (Jul 25-31) should greatly interest you. Or perhaps you might know these locations better by their real names: Woodbury, the Prison and District 12. We’ll be talking to TWD zombie extras, as well as some very enterprising THG fans who have started their own tours of the shooting locations.
It all finishes up in New York (Aug 2-8), where we’re talking to the owners of Midtown Comics, taking a tour of iconic New York locations in the Marvel Universe such as the Brooklyn Bridge where Gwen Stacy died and if all goes well, visiting a very special, very geeky place.
The Crusade starts now! Go sign up at Geek Crusade, follow us on Twitter @geekcrusade and like our Facebook page. And keep watching for updates on the latest geek news, reviews, trailers and interviews.
What are you waiting for? #JoinTheCrusade now!
Update: Peter Jackson has just confirmed that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug WON’T be at Comic-Con. BOOOOOOOOOO!