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Cult Film Fanatics! At Last! Nightmare on Elm Street Series!

8:01 PM
After months of internet loss, hard drive crashes, and the wrath of George Lucas (don't ask), Cult Film
Fanatics on USG is finally bringing you the long overdue discussion on The Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise! Our panel discusses the entire film series, but as the disclaimer before the episode explains, this was not an easy episode to save due to lots of issues that made us eventually just lose the entire discussion about Wes Craven's New Nightmare completely. However, do not have that distract you from enjoy this fun open panel on one of the greatest horror franchises of the 80's through the 90's. Welcome to Prime Time, Bitch!

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United States of Geekdom April Fool's Special: What's Your Favorite Dirty Joke?

9:32 PM
WARNING: This episode contains strong language and frank discussion of an adult nature.  Listener discretion is advised.  

Welcome to our April Fool's special edition for United States of Geekdom!  This year, unfortunately, there is no gem file to share with you guys due to Rick's hard drive crashing and burning the way it did.  That said, we did not want to leave you guys with nothing and so we bring you a roundelay of dirty jokes. Also, Jim and Clarkson from the Film Thugs jump in with a couple of their favorites.  We also delve into the history of the infamous Aristocrats joke and Cole even go so far as to tell his version of the joke. Enjoy, and thanks for listening!   

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United States of Geekdom Episode 78: We Came, We Saw, We CON-Quered Part 2!

8:34 AM
Welcome to Part 2 of Episode 78!  In this episode, we cover the panel "Satellites, Mansions, Headquarters, and Halls of Justice" which is our superhero domicile discussion.  We also have our USG Con Wrap-Up where Rick and the gang reflect on their experiences from the con weekend.  Enjoy and thanks for listening! 

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United States of Geekdom Episode 78: We Came, We Saw, We CON-Quered 2014 Edition!

1:11 PM
Welcome to the United States of Geekdom, the podcast that talks about what makes us geeks go tick!  We bring you the first partof our 78th episode, in which we bring you the first part of All-Con 2014!  First up, you will hear our panel Podcasting Made Stupid Easy, where Rick is joined by Roy and also Jason from SCNS Live.  Then join Rick and Andrew as they are joined by Starman from My Geeky, Geeky, Ways and they talk up the Marvel Cinematic timeline!  Great times all around!  Thanks for listening!  Stay Geeky!  PART 2 OUT LATER THIS WEEK!

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United States of Geekdom Episode 77: You Like the Classic Gaming Do Ya?

6:32 AM
Welcome to the United States of Geekdom, the podcast that talks about what makes us geeks go tick!  We bring you this, our 77th episode in which Rick is joined by Francisco of USG West Coast and (briefly) Andrew, and our special guest Carlos, as we talk about classic gaming from the Atari 2600 all the way through to the Sony Playstation.  We are aware we missed some really iconic titles.  This will likely not be the last episode that we will do on the topic!  Next episode will be our annual All-Con coverage show!  Thanks for listening!  Stay Geeky!

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Countdown to All-Con 2014 - Would You Like To Play a Game? (Part 1)

11:51 AM
All-Con 2014 is Just TWO Days Away!!!

Yes, it's true!  All-Con 2014 is approaching so fast it is practically here!  And again this year it is chock full of fun things to do.   In this countdown I've covered a lot that the Core Four of the USG are up to as well as just a few of the over 300 events that make up this amazing convention!     

Now I feel I would be remiss if I did not give a nod to our sponsor, Roll2Play, and their contribution to this year's show!  

Teaming up with Steve Jackson Games, Roll2Play is getting their game on with the sponsorship of All-Con's first ever dedicated gaming track!  

Tons of tabletop games will be enjoyed in the official game room this year with a wide variety available.  There are scheduled games of such favorites as Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride as well as game demos and gaming from the Game Library.  There will also be demos and gaming of HeroClix!

So get in practice to roll them bones and pit your strategy against that of other players in the Willow Room, home of Roll2Play gaming at All-Con.

But wait!  There's MORE!  The USG's own Rick "The Grandmaster" Gutierrez will be hosting various games elsewhere throughout the weekend including Red Dragon Inn and Fluxx!  

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Countdown to All-Con 2014 - Monopolizing Your Night

10:15 AM
All-Con is just five days away!
Actually it is three days away but I got behind on this yet again.

Looking for something fun on Thursday or Friday night at the show?  From 11 PM to 2 AM on March 13 and 14 (into 14 and 15, of course), Mrs. JediCole will hosting her All-Con staple variation on Monopoly, "Life Isn't Fair Monopoly"!

For the last six years at All-Con, attendees have enjoyed what I have often described as "Monopoly if it was fun to play".  Unique features include dependent children, Welfare, a Lottery, and even the ability to frame another player to go to jail in your place!  Players can go from rags to riches to rags in this unpredictable version of the famous board game.

Life Isn't Fair Monopoly at All-Con 2010
Mrs. JediCole will be on hand to introduce the game and explain the rule variations as well as run herd on game play.  She will have multiple boards so there will be plenty of room for everyone who wants to get in on the action.  Every player starts with property so game play becomes really interesting late in the game.

Look at all those dependent children!
If you are at All-Con Thursday and/or Friday night then you don't want to miss out on this tradition.  And who knows?  YOU could go home with a coveted "Golden Horatio", the trophy given to the top players!   

You can find the entire USG gang at All-Con 2014, we can't wait to meet you!
Art by Bobby Blakey

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Countdown to All-Con 2014 - Be a Part of the Show...In a Big Way!

12:14 PM
All-Con is Just 8 Days Away!

JediCole's countdown continues and the big weekend draws nearer every day.  What will you choose to do at All-Con 2014?  Or perhaps choose to do FOR All-Con?

I am speaking of course of volunteering, the backbone of any convention.  And you will scarcely find a convention more appreciative of those who work behind the scenes to make it happen than All-Con!  

Volunteers often work directly with All-Con guests!
Now in its tenth year, All-Con has a long history of taking care of those who help make the show run smoothly. Becoming a volunteer is easy, too!  Just visit this link to register.  It is NEVER too late to join the fun.  You can get behind the scenes access, make some amazing new friends, and earn a free pass to All-Con 2015!  

A mere 8 hours of logged volunteer work gains you free admission to the next year's show.  Many volunteers have been earning their badge for next year since the first show way back in 2005!  

What's more, All-Con provides a huge party on Sunday to celebrate another successful year that is ONLY open to the volunteers!  Food, fun, and tons of prizes and gifts are the order of the day.  You don't want to miss out on this.  From a few hours before or during the show weekend to getting in on the action during the course of the year leading up to next year's events, volunteer opportunities abound. 

Some of the fine folks behind All-Con (who are wonderful to work with, by the way!)
Plus, All-Con holds a picnic for their volunteers later in the year, between shows!

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Special Edition! U.S.G. and Film Thugs 2014 Oscar Prediction Show!

9:37 PM
Welcome to the 2014 edition of our annual Oscar prediction show!  Rick is joined by Jim  Dirkes from the Film Thugs Movie Show as they take a look at the nominees for the Academy Awards and give their predictions!  Thanks for listening!  Stay Geeky!  

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