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Meet All Ages of Geek’s Artist!

Meet the artist behind All Ages of Geek. @GogoMrdodo is responsible for ALL the art displayed on All Ages of Geek, from our mascot Kasai to the team’s icons @GogoMrdodo can do it all! Tatiana Stec the co-founder of All Ages of Geek interviewed @GogoMrdodo so people can learn more about him! @GogoMrdodo’s art can be seen on our website, Twitter, Instagram, and even Facebook!

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1. How long have you been doing art?

Well, I’ve been doing art for over a decade now been making it almost a daily habit for me.

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2. What inspired you to start?

I was inspired by an artist who has helped out with artwork for movies such as Pacific Rim, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Avatar, and my personal favorite, an alien documentary from 2005 known as alien planet, he even published a book in 1990 that the documentary was based off of (my most prized possession), this man was named Wayne Douglas Barlowe, his attention to detail, color, and uniqueness to his worlds and the creatures within it truly inspired me to have a more imaginative mind and have a better sense of storytelling and having the patience to create astounding and detailed works of art, just like he did! And I’ve been perusing to become as good as him ever since

3. What is your favorite piece of art you’ve done?

Hmm… that’s a tough one, but I think my favorite piece of art I’ve done so far wasn’t long ago, a piece I did based off of my favorite show “Primal”

4.What are your plans with AAOG?

My plans for AAOG is to grow bigger and be part of the crew and get the fans to know me better as a person and will want to see more of me just like with Kat, Tat, and Matt and hopefully one day make a comic series based off of AAOGs lovely dragon girl Kasai.

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5. What advice would you give other artists?

I think one piece of advice I could give to artists is to pace yourself and just practice because you know.. practice makes perfect

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6.What are you working on now

And right now I’m working on more of my own series, right now I have about 8 of them along with a bunch of characters with they’re own unique stories, and soon enough I’m hoping I’ll be able to make some comics, concept art, practice on animating, heck even voice acting!

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The AAOG team is excited to see more of what @GogoMrdodo has in store! Be sure to follow him and tell us what you want to see from @GogoMrdodo!

Disney Announces a Slew of New Projects for the MCU

On Thursday, Disney held its Investor Day where it shared trailers and reveals for all of its properties. This included a flood of content related to the MCU that will be sure to get fans talking. Hype for Phase Four is building with trailers being dropped for WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…?, and Ms. Marvel. In addition, Marvel Studios also revealed several new projects in the works featuring characters both new and familiar.

Secret Invasion

Nick Fury and the Skrull Talos will return in Secret Invasion, coming to Disney+. Both Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn will reprise their respective roles. As revealed in the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far from Home, S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Skrulls have formed a mysterious alliance since the events of Captain Marvel. While there are no current plot details, it could explain how Fury and Talos forged such a strong partnership. In the comics, the Secret Invasion refers to how the shape-shifting Skrulls had been infiltrating Earth for decades. They accomplished this by impersonating superheroes, which means we could see several cameos if the show follows the source material.

Armor Wars

from Marvel Studios

Don Cheadle will return as Captain James Rhodes/War Machine in Armor Wars. Coming to Disney+, the series centers around Stark technologies “falling into the wrong hands”. There are several comic-book storylines named “Armor Wars”, all of which feature Tony Stark in the place of War Machine. Most of these storylines feature Justin Hammer, who Sam Rockwell portrayed in Iron Man 2. They generally find Tony facing a number of armored villains powered by his very own tech. The show will likely see “Rhodey” in Stark’s place trying to protect the world from armored threats while preserving Tony’s legacy.

Ironheart

Peter Parker might have been mentored by Tony Stark’s in the MCU, but his comic-book protégé is coming to her own Disney+ series. Ironheart will center around Tony’s spiritual successor Riri Williams, a teenage super-genius who crafts her own suit of armor. Ironheart will take place in Chicago and will see Riri using her newfound abilities to protect her neighborhood. While Tony is no longer around to mentor Riri, his influence will certainly be alluded to in the series. If Beale Street Could Talk‘s Dominique Thorne is set to star in the title role.

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The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

from Marvel Studios

James Gunn will add to his Guardians library with a Holiday Special slated for 2022. It is reported that the special will be shot alongside The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and will premiere on Disney+. Chris Pratt and the other cast members are sure to reprise their roles. In addition, a new collection of shorts titled I Am Groot is also coming to Disney+. These shorts will feature Baby Groot and will introduce some new characters from the Marvel Universe.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

from Marvel Studios

The third Ant-Man movie was officially announced by Disney at Investors Day. Peyton Reed will return to direct with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily returning to star. The third film’s title suggests that it will find the two tiny superheroes back in the quantum realm. As I wrote in an article a few months back, Jonathan Majors will appear as the villain Kang the Conqueror. Kang the Conqueror is one the most powerful villains in the Marvel Universe, setting the stage for an epic showdown. With the presence of both Kang and the quantum realm, it is likely that we are in store for another time caper in Quantumania.

Fantastic Four

from Marvel Studios

The biggest news to come out of Disney’s Investor Day was the official reveal of the return of Marvel’s First Family. After a failed reboot developed by 20th Century Fox seemed to have tanked the Fantastic Four for good, they are finally coming home to where they belong. No casting decisions have been made but fan-casts are rather unanimous. Real-life acting couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are the popular choices for Mr. Fantastic and The Invisible Woman, as well as Zac Efron for The Human Torch. Furthermore, if the Fantastic Four are coming to the big screen, so too are villains like Doctor Doom and Galactus. The MCU’s Spider-Man director Jon Watts will handle directing duties.

10 Masked Costume Ideas for Halloween 2020

We’re in for an even weirder Halloween in 2020 than normal. The COVID-19 pandemic will surely have an effect on many people’s favorite holiday. Trick-or-treating, costume parties, and other festivities will have to be drastically altered for this year, or outright canceled. But as long as a face covering is involved, there are still fun and clever ways to dress up this year. Here are ten costume ideas that include a mask or face covering.

Spider-People

from Pinterest

One of the easiest masked costumes to pull off is Spider-Man. However, everyone and their nephew will be wanting to dress as Peter Parker on Halloween night. Fortunately, there are a plethora of Spider-Men to choose from! Aside from Peter, there is Miles Morales, Miguel O’Hara (Spider-Man 2099), and Ben Reilly (Scarlet Spider), all with their own unique suits. There are even alternate versions of Peter Parker such as Spider-Man Noir, or you can try to find an Iron Spider or Symbiote suit that Peter wore in the comics. And for the ladies, there are plenty of Spider-Women as well! Jessica Drew (aka Spider-Woman), Spider-Gwen, and Silk are some great examples. Although it might be a simple choice, there are plenty of ways to make a Spidey suit stand out.

Darth Vader/Kylo Ren

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The two helmed Sith Lords will surely be a popular costume choice this year. Vader and Ren both wear helmets that encompass their entire heads, ensuring the utmost safety for Halloween 2020. While their outfits are bulky and extravagant, they are still easy to find due to their popularity. The budget for these costumes might be on the high side, but owning a fully functioning Vader helmet is probably worth it. The only downside to these costumes is that you will possibly have to engage in a lightsaber battle with your doppelganger at some point in the night.

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Mortal Kombat Ninjas

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The Mortal Kombat universe may be the best place to find masked costume ideas. The games feature an abundance of ninjas who all wear masks, including poster boys Scorpion and Sub-Zero. The palette swaps are all in play as well, including Reptile, Smoke, Rain, Ermac, and Noob Saibot. There are also female ninjas in Kitana, Jade, Mileena, Frost, and Skarlet. These costumes are both easy to find and easy to make if you want to go the DIY route. Just don’t go performing any Fatalities out there; do Friendships (Friendship?) instead!

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V

This is a costume I feel like I don’t see enough under normal circumstances. In the COVID landscape, there is no better time to take to the streets as V for Halloween. Taken from Alan Moore’s classic comic V for Vendetta, V’s costume is instantly recognizable thanks to the movie adaptation released in 2005. The costume is rather easy to pull off, needing only a black cloak, a matching brimmed hat, and V’s patented mask and wig. There is even a complete costume set available on Amazon!

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Sango

For the ladies looking for an anime character to dress up as there might be no better choice this year than Sango. One of the more popular characters from Inuyasha, Sango is a female yokai slayer whose talents rival anyone else in the series. She has one of the cooler-looking outfits in anime, especially with her metallic mask. Along with her sword, she wields a giant boomerang that drapes over her shoulder. This costume may require a big budget or some serious DIY work, but the best costumes usually do!

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Kakashi Hatake

from Fandom.com

This will likely be the top costume choice for anime fans this Halloween. Naruto‘s Kakashi Hatake sports one of the most famous looks in all of anime, most notably (and conveniently) for his face mask. His outfit is also the most modern out of any character on this list, making it very easy for DIY methods. The only challenge with this costume is dying your hair white or finding a wig. If you are having trouble, Amazon has a complete costume set available.

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Sheik

from SmashBros.com

For everyone planning on dressing as Princess Zelda for Halloween, why not go with her masked alter ego instead? Sheik first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and was further popularized in the Super Smash Bros. series. Her face mask was used to conceal Zelda’s true identity, but it will work well as a safety measure this year too. Sheik has a very unique and complex look to her, making this a very difficult costume to find. You will probably have to look at cosplay stores, which usually have a heftier price tag. But dressing as Sheik would catch the eye of many onlookers, especially those who main her in Smash (like me!).

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Samus Aran

If you really wanted to turn some Nintendo fans’ heads on Halloween, look no further than gaming’s first leading lady. Though fair warning, this will be the most expensive costume on this list, given that Samus wears an entire power suit. On the other hand, it will also be the safest costume during COVID Halloween, so there is a fair trade-off. Zero-Suit Samus is perhaps a cheaper option, but she normally wears no mask or helmet. To dress in her classic look from the Metroid games, it will require a big budget and advanced DIY talents. A Samus Aran costume is only for those willing to go all-out this Halloween.

Ghouls from Tokyo Ghoul

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The ghouls in Tokyo Ghoul may be mostly villainous, but they could be anime fans’ saving grace this Halloween. All ghouls wear masks to conceal their human identities, each being unique from the other. The simplest masks belong to protagonists Ken Kaneki and Touka, with the latter being that of a rabbit (very easy to find). The best masks belong to the leaders of Aogiri. Tatara, Noro, and Eto Yoshimura have eclectic masks to go along with their outfits, making them some of the more cooler-looking ghouls to choose from. While some characters may be harder to pull off than others, they can probably all be accomplished through DIY means since most wear modern attire.

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Bleach Characters

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Simply put, Bleach is one of the most beloved anime of all time. Protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki is already a popular costume choice for Halloween, only needing to don his mask for this year. But there are many other masked characters in Bleach who deserve some Halloween shine. Similar to Tokyo Ghoul, most of the masked characters in Bleach are villainous. The masks are related to hollows, evil souls who remain behind to wreak havoc on earth. However, the two main groups of masked characters are the Arrancar and the Visored. The Arrancar are hollows who have reverted back to human form by removing parts of their masks, though some still have their mouths covered. Tier Harribel is perhaps the most famous example and is a great choice for ladies. The Visored are Shinigami who betrayed the Soul Society and have adopted Hollow masks. They perhaps have the best-looking masks in the series and are prime choices for costumes, given that there are both male and female members. While there are plenty of masked characters to choose from, Ichigo remains the most popular and easiest to accomplish.

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If you have any other suggestions for masked Halloween costumes, be sure to leave your suggestions in the comments!

Kang the Conqueror is Coming for the MCU

Last Monday it was reported that Jonathan Majors will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man 3. Majors broke out in 2019’s The Last Black Man In San Francisco and currently stars in HBO’s Lovecraft Country. He will now bring his talents to a villain whose big-screen debut has long been awaited by fans. In fact, Kang’s entrance to the MCU could have major (no pun intended) implications for the next phase of films. 

Jonathan Majors | Profile & Filmography | Fried Plantains
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Who is Kang?

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Kang the Conqueror has no superpowers but is a scientific genius from the 31st century. A historian obsessed with mankind’s past, Kang discovers time-traveling technology and uses it to leave his influence throughout human history. He does so by utilizing his access to advanced, futuristic technology to conquer ancient civilizations. In his first comic book appearance in Fantastic Four #19, he became Pharoah Rama-Tut of Egypt before being defeated by Marvel’s First Family as they were lost in time. He then became a consistent rogue for the Avengers, including founding member Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man. 

Fantastic Four (1961) #19
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It had been speculated that if Kang came to the MCU it would be against Pym and the Avengers. He will instead face off against the Scott Lang Ant-Man and hopefully (pun intended this time) the Wasp, played by Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily, respectively. Kang fits in well with the direction the tiny superhero duo were heading after Ant-Man and the Wasp and Avengers: Endgame, where time travel was found to be achievable via the Quantum Realm. Perhaps Scott and Hope will embark on another “time-heist” and run into different iterations of Kang throughout history. Regardless of how it plays out, Kang definitely presents them with their most formidable foe yet. 

To the Future…

Kang’s presence in the MCU could be linked to even more unrevealed elements coming to future films. For example, Kang’s real name is Nathaniel Richards, and he is believed to be a descendant of Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four. The time-traveling technology he discovers was also created by Dr. Doom, archvillain of the Fantastic Four and an immense threat to the entire Marvel universe. Therefore, Kang being in the MCU suggests that the Fantastic Four and Dr. Doom exist in some capacity as well. Furthermore, when Kang becomes Pharoah of Egypt he plans on mentoring En Sabah Nur, the world’s first mutant who goes on to become Apocalypse. Kevin Feige has already stated the FF and X-Men are “coming home” to the MCU, so Kang’s announcement for Ant-Man 3 could be the first of many signs for their arrival. 

Doctor Doom (2019) #6
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The revelation that Kang the Conqueror is coming to the MCU is bright news for comic book fans in 2020. I personally have anticipated Kang appearing in a Marvel feature film since the original Fantastic Four movies. Aside from a classic character finally earning his big moment, Kang most likely signifies greater things to come for the MCU. There is also a chance that Kang himself proves to have enough depth to warrant multiple movie appearances. Many believe he will have a role similar to Loki during the Infinity Saga: not the Big Bad that Thanos was (that’s presumably reserved for Galactus or Dr. Doom), but still a persistent antagonizer for Earth’s mightiest heroes.

Kirby 100: Kang, the Conqueror | Marvel
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Jonathan Majors is yet another strong addition to the star-studded ensemble of the MCU. He will look to continue the streak of intense, villainous performances seen in recent films. Ant-Man 3 currently has no release date but is expected to begin production in early 2021.

International Dot Day

Today is International Dot Day. The team at All Ages of Geek will be participating in International Dot Day this year and would love to see you participate too! Before we find out how to participate let’s look at the history of International Dot Day.

What is International Dot Day?

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.

The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

And each year on International Dot Day – with the help of people just like you –the inspiration continues. What started as a story in the pages of a book is transforming teaching and learning around the world as people of all ages re-discover the power and potential of creativity in all they do.”

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble®

How do I take part in International Dot Day?

“There is more than one way to celebrate International Dot Day. Here are some simple ideas and great examples from past International Dot Day participants. Feel free to borrow an idea or generate an idea of your own. All it takes is a little creativity!

Read: International Dot Day is named for the classic Peter H. Reynolds storybook The Dot. Available in English and many other languages, the book shares the story of a girl who begins a journey of self-discovery after a caring teacher challenges her to “make her mark.”

Create: Sign up and download the free Educator’s Handbook for International Dot Day. Here you will find suggestions and tools, including some great activities created by Peter H. Reynolds, to help you celebrate creativity in your classroom.

Find more about how to participate HERE

Examples of how you can participate in International Dot Day

Richard Colosi and his classroom got creative with The Dot Project, and even created this great video
Creating Dot Backgrounds in Photoshop!
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@mrsfrank1st
It is #InternationalDotDay and we are celebrating by reading @peterhreynolds
The Dot and making our very own dots! #makeyourmark
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@MrsOliverArt
All framed in swirly gold! #DotDay2020 #InternationalDotDay

All Ages of Geek & International Dot Day

We want to see you get creative during this exciting day! Send us your artwork by tagging us on Twitter and Instagram and by using the hashtag #AAOGDOTDAY #InternationalDotday so we can share your work! It is time to make your mark!

COVID-19 Forces Anime NYC To Postpone Till 2021

With the global pandemic still looming in the Big Apple, it has closed a lot of conventions this year, with Anime NYC being the latest to announce the unfortunate cancellation. Organizers of the big anime convention in New York shared the sad news to fans that they will be postponing this year’s festivities as COVID-19 continues to create problems in the city.

Anime NYC did announce that the convention is looking for some alternatives like online programming and other events in its place. Show director Peter Tatara shared in a press release about the news postponing the anime convention sponsored by Crunchyroll to November 2021. “I’m deeply proud of all this planning; however, as we near summer’s end, in light of both governmental direction and general public health advisories, a face-to-face event is just not possible at this time with the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Tatara also added that the convention has teamed up with Anime News Network Connect for some online events to help fans connect with the anime industry during these circumstances.  ”We’ll have more announcements, too, around additional ways we can celebrate our fandom while physically remote.” With Funimation and Crunchyroll doing their conventions virtually, it’ll be interesting to see if Anime NYC ends up doing the same to replace what would’ve been another big event at the famed Javits Center.

This year’s event would’ve brought guests from the popular Rooster Teeth web series RWBY for the first time at the convention as well as some returning visitors from some of the mainstream anime circuit. 

Those who already purchased their tickets in advance will have the option to get a refund or have them roll over to participate in the following year. Anime NYC held its first convention at the Javits Center back in 2017. This year would’ve been the fourth year for the anime event scheduled for November 20-22. Organizers predicted that this year’s festivities would’ve brought in more than 50,000 attendees as Anime NYC has grown in attendance each year.

Anime NYC is currently scheduled to return to the Javits Center on November 19th, 2021.

Rocksteady announces new “Suicide Squad” game

Batman: Arkham fans went ballistic when Rocksteady studios announced their new project on Twitter: Suicide Squad. Fans rejoiced for a new DC game from Rocksteady after a five year hiatus. No one knew what was going on behind the scenes, but we knew something big was coming.

The video game developer posted the announcement on Twitter but not in the way fans anticipated. Instead of seeing staple Suicide Squad members like Deadshot or Harley Quinn on the announcement poster, Rocksteady opted to go the extra mile and revealed the game’s poster with an image of the Suicide Squad’s target: Superman.

Y’all complained about Arkham Bosses being too easy…
Now, we suffer.

The mad lads. They’ve done it.

Fans have been anticipating some Superman content from Rocksteady for a while, after the planned Superman game was cancelled and easter eggs relating to the Last Son of Krypton were littered across Arkham Knight. Some fans, including yours truly, were disappointed that Rocksteady was developing a Suicide Squad game rather than a new Batman: Arkham game.

Many believed that due to the poor reception of the Suicide Squad live action film, any related media, including this one, would suffer a lack of interest and enthusiasm from the general audience. But the fact Superman seems to be this game’s big final boss raises some eyebrows and have put some doubts to rest.

At the very least, it puts a big, goofy smile on my face.

More information about the game is set to be announced on August 22nd at DC Fandome.

Naruto Week on All Ages of Geek

Next week is Naruto Week on All Ages of Geek! All week long Mon-Sun get Weeb Watch-a-Thon episodes of Naruto (episodes 5-11) which include:

  • Reactions
  • Analysis
  • Commentary
  • Reviews

Every month on All Ages of Geek you will get access to edited Weeb Watch-a-Thon episodes that were provided as Early Access episodes on Patreon weeks/months prior to the release.

Celebrate your favorite Naruto Episodes all week long by using #AAOG2020 on Twitter to share your Naruto fanart, fanfics and more with us all week long. We’ll also feature your content in upcoming episodes!

About Naruto

The Village Hidden in the Leaves is home to the stealthiest ninja. But twelve years earlier, a fearsome Nine-tailed Fox terrorized the village before it was subdued and its spirit sealed within the body of a baby boy.

All Ages of Geek Listed Feedspot’s Top 20 Indie Game Development Sites

Hey geeks and goobers! We have great news. All Ages of Geek was listed as Feedspot’s Top 20 Indie Game Development websites. At All Ages of Geek, we are all about supporting, promoting and working with indie game developers to assist them with the promotion of their indie video games.

We want to give back to the indie game dev community because the stories in these games are truly remarkable or just don’t see enough of love compared to their triple-A competition. We’re working hard to develop new ways to allow these creators to shine and have their games be reached by all-new audiences all over the world.

Here’s our interview with Guinea Pig Parkour game developer Jeff Mumm to give an example of our work with indie developers.

If you would like to be featured on The Geekoning Podcast to talk all about your work with indie video games please reach us at pr@allagesofgeek.com and let us know about your work as an indie game developer.

Feedback on the All Ages of Geek Website

Hey guys! Kat here with another update. Now that you’ve experienced the website we want YOU to add some suggestions and let us know what you would like to see here. This isn’t concerning videos or content but more about:

  • Website Navigation
  • Sections added to the website
  • What you like and don’t like so far
  • Ideas for making this more interactive and fun for you to use (as a user)
  • Future expectations

As of right now we are building the Community section on All Ages of Geek and want to know what you’d like to see there given the fact that it’s your section of the website and where you will be interacting with each other. All suggestions are taken into consideration and appreciated. Our goal as a company is to listen to your suggestions first and foremost.

Once a month we would also like to take a survey from you to hear how you are enjoying All Ages of Geek, what we can improve upon and what you enjoy. Honesty is the best policy here and so is mindfulness. In order to grow, we have to hear what our audience has to say always.

So let us know what you would like to see for the future of the website. This isn’t about content but it’s so you can have the best possible experience here while tuning into that content and socializing with online friends and community members. Thanks, guys!