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Doiner has been writing reviews, cutting promos and writing whatever comes to mind since 2009. In 2010 alongside Drunken Zombie became the 2010 Splatcademy Award Winners for Best Horror Podcast. In early 2012 he made Head Writer. 2016 saw the closing for Drunken Zombie, now starts a new journey with Krueger Nation Horror Podcast, and Geek-Nerdery. To be continued…

Lisa Wilcox Revisits Elm Street Locations

Lisa Wilcox – best known for playing Alice Johnson in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master and A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child – is revisiting the Elm Street filming locations in her new web series.

Watch the first installment, in which she returns to the Johnson’s house, above. Be sure to subscribe to Wilcox’s YouTube channel to see future episodes.

Source: Broke Horror Fan

Interview With Author Libbi Duncan On The Scorching

I recently spoke with author Libbi Duncan about getting her first novel The Scorching published. And this what she had to say…

What inspired you to write your first novel and what was the writing process like?

First of all, thanks for inviting me to answer some questions for GeekNerdery. I’m a huge fan of all things sci-fi and fantasy so I’m excited to get involved. You’re going to laugh when I tell you what inspired me… I watched a documentary called Wild China during the fall of 2013-my junior year of college-and the incredible variety of landscapes and animal evolution just blew me away. Weird, right? I was also studying Mandarin Chinese and taking comparative literature and film analysis classes, and in my free time I played a lot of Fallout: New Vegas. All of that combined with my love for adventurous stories like The Hobbit and young adult sci-fi novels like The Hunger Games and somehow this story began to unfold in my mind. It took me three years to get from an idea to a polished novel. Writing the first draft was the easy part. You have to sit down and write every day, set reasonable goals, and never give up. It was a huge challenge, but it was a wonderful, fulfilling experience.

Here’s a brief(ish) look at my writing timeline:

Fall 2013 – I found inspiration, did research, created character notes, and made an outline.

Spring 2014 – I wrote the rough draft during Camp NaNoWriMo (the spring version of National Novel Writing Month, which is held during November).

Fall 2014 – I printed the draft and read it, highlighting and making notes on what was garbage and what was decent.

Spring 2015 – I rewrote the entire novel during Camp NaNoWriMo with a new beginning, new ending, and big-picture plot changes throughout.

Summer 2015 – I sent the manuscript to my beta readers, submitted a chapter to reddit for critique, and cried a lot (haha).

Fall 2015 – I revised again; this time I focused more on scene-level changes to characters, dialogue, thoughts, and style.

Spring 2016 – I sent the manuscript and a query letter to agents. There was some interest, a few requests, but no offers.

Summer 2016 – I polished the manuscript again, tightened up the dialogue and formatting, and tried again. This time I got an offer from my publisher, Black Rose Writing. I signed a two-year contract and began the publishing process.

Fall 2016 – I received editing notes from my publisher and got rid of a few thousand words of repetitive or redundant words and phrases, and I added some more figurative language and imagery. Then I worked with them and a proofreader to catch all of the little mistakes and do final copy edits. I also teamed up with a cover artist and approved all final formatting and changes in early December.

From what I read, The Scorching takes place in space, how much research was there to get everything accurate when it came to spacecraft, gravity generators, and how they all worked?

I don’t want to include any spoilers, but only part of the story takes place in space, and there is a blend of science fiction and fantasy. I did tons of research on the concept of a lunar colony, the main engine for the Madi’s “flyer”, and one type of technology in particular that I can’t talk about because it would give away too much. It’s something currently being researched and developed, but I took it to the furthest extreme of its potential as a way to really connect the realms of science fiction and fantasy.

Your target audience is young adults, why is that the age group you chose to write for?

“Write what you know,” or so goes the saying. I have four younger siblings, I’m a middle school English teacher, and I’ve always enjoyed reading young adult books, so I feel pretty confident in saying that I know young adults and young adult literature. However, I didn’t really set out to write YA specifically. I knew the story I wanted to tell, and I knew the setting, but the characters, style, and voice sort of developed along the way. It didn’t take long for me to realize the book I was writing was meant for the young adult category, but that doesn’t mean adults won’t enjoy reading it as well. I still read YA books for fun. I just recently finished the Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis; I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy my book.

Now that you got your first book published, what’s next for Libbi Duncan? Another book, maybe?

The Scorching already has a sequel and a prequel in the works. I’m about halfway through the first draft of the sequel and I have a rough outline for the prequel. I’m even toying with the idea of a standalone companion book that follows a different character that stays on the lunar colony during the timeline of the main series. I think there’s a story there. Beyond that, I have ideas for new stories ranging from dystopian sci-fi to urban fantasy. I get new ideas from dreams, daydreaming, movies, books, TV, or even from witnessing an event in real life that inspires me. If all goes well, I’ll be writing for the rest of my very happy days.

How can readers stay in touch or watch for updates on future books?

I’m on all major social media sites, Goodreads, Pinterest, Instagram, and Reddit. Here are the ones I use most: Facebook, Twitter.

Where is your book available to purchase?

You can order the paperback version of my book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or directly from my publisher’s website. The e-book will be available on Amazon sometime in early February. It will be available in select bookstores as soon as possible.

Shoot Interview With Disco Stu, Part One

Ladies and Gentlemen I’m sitting here with Lawrence Tucker, but many of you know him as Disco Stu. How are you doing this morning?

Dean Martin once said I feel sorry for people who don’t drink because when they wake up that’s the best they are going to feel all day. Pretend I’m Dean Martin right now.

I wouldn’t say I’m feeling like Dean after a Vegas show, but I’m doing fine. And thanks for taking time for this interview.

Tell me at what age did you discover professional wrestling and what drew you to it?

I started watching WWF on Sunday mornings about the age of 7 (1986). I loved the characters, the characters always brought me in more than the work rate as a kid, like I’m sure many kids felt. I wasn’t even that big of a Hogan guy, loved steamboat and Jake.

Growing up did it ever cross your mind to become a pro wrestler?

Absolutely not. I was the kid who was skinnier than Screech. I could go to McDonald’s and eat 3 double cheeseburgers and lose 5 pounds in the process.

As for the character Disco Stu how did that gimmick come about? And if I may ask, is Stu related to Disco Inferno?

I was always a huge Simpson’s fan. My license plate has been DSCOSTU since I was 16 so when it came time to pick a gimmick for me it was obvious.

In the mid to late nineties WWF(E) and WCW were feuding in the ‪Monday Night‬ Wars, around that same time an indie promotion called FUW was making waves in locale territories. How did you become part of that promotion?

When I was a kid in school I would book shows in class instead of paying attention. I would pretend WCW and WWF were all one and I would write out story lines on feuds like the Steiners vs. Rockers. In early 98 a group of my friends would meet at Denny’s every Monday after Raw/Nitro to talk about it. We would print out “dirt sheets” and discuss rumors. A friend of mine was a film school drop out as was I so we discussed one night about filming a show we would write. So a week later six of us filmed the long lost FUW house show in my girlfriends parents attic and used flip in fucks as the ring. It was horrible but the word got out so a month later we did our first back yard show. It kept snowballing until Illinois State University got a hold of our tapes and offered us a paying gig.

Have you had any professional training to become a wrestler?

I didn’t but as FUW evolved we rented warehouses and created training facilities: crash pads for wrestlers. By that time I was barely a wrestler but was really proud of our guys who put in the work and taught each other how to work.

You also became the first FUW World Heavyweight Champion, what did that mean to you?

Honestly not much. There were two co-founders myself and another guy. We agreed I would win the first title match in a trampoline lumberjack match and if we had another show he would defeat me. I never expected to have another show. Three years later I was part of a team that won the tag belts and that meant a lot because I get we had a great match and gave the fans what they wanted.

In the match you had with Mad Dawg were you had a VHS tape on a pole, who’s idea was that?

So that show was supposed to be our last but much like Terry Funk we came back. It was actually the first show I didn’t book or help with creative which actually hurt me a lot because I wasn’t a part of it in any way. It was supposed to be our last show but I felt like I wasn’t needed at all. I was planning on not participating at all but the wrestler I managed XXX got injured so the “porn on a pole” match was in jeopardy. I hadn’t told anyone that I wasn’t going to be at the show but I had to fill in for him last minute and wrestle. The programs had been printed with the match so I stepped in to replace him.

You and Honky Tonk Rob formed a tag team called, Rhythm and Funk. Do you prefer being in a tag team or going solo as a single star?

I like being in a tag team. As I stated earlier my work rate was sub par so that allowed me to get my spots in, pop the crowd and let my partner work as well.

Memories from the tag match where you defeated Luke A Libre for the tag team belts?

Ha, well the joke there is that I received a concussion due to a rope break in which I got dumped on my head so memories from the actual match are not there. I have watched that match a 100 times so I know it move for move. The match online that is out there I believe is edited so there is more too it than you may have seen. My favorite memory though was working with Luke A Libre. Those guys were a lot of fun and the crowd was really really into the story our match told.

Winning the FUW World Heavyweight Championship didn’t mean much in your eyes, but you did go on to hold the Tag Team Championships did winning those belts mean anything?

In wresting titles are often called “props” I personally don’t believe that normally. I think that if the right people are holding a Feds titles it should elevate the shows they defend them on. However I was also the booker a lot of the time so it’s easy to say that the booker put the title on himself to get over. I don’t believe that was the case and we didn’t hold them long but if I’m being completely honest, hell yes it felt good and hell yes it meant something to be. I am proud of that match we won them at and I am proud to say I held the tag titles in my little tiny Indy fed.

Look for part two of this shoot interview in the up coming weeks. Massive!

Thoughts On Wrestle Kingdom 11

I just finished watching NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 and it was a bit underwhelming. I enjoyed about three matches from the whole event.

The lead up to Wrestle Kingdom 11 for me didn’t have that hype behind it like WK10 or even WK9. But I know once it was over only one match got that hype and a six star rating, Kazuchika Okada vs Kenny Omega. And I agree with Meltzer, it was a phenomenal. Another match I’ll give high praise to is Cody Rhodes vs Juice Robinson. Rhodes played the heel as a member of The Bullet Club and got the victory of Robinson. The match itself was back and forth with a couple high spots, nothing special. But seeing Rhodes in anything outside of WWE is great.

If you get a chance to watch Okada-Omega it’s worth every second. 

Former WWE Women’s Champion For Hall Of Fame

This past Monday WWE announced Kurt Angle will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and today Beth Phoenix is being rumored to be a candidate for this years class.

I’m a huge fan of Beth Phoenix but it’s kinda too soon for her to be inducted. I would like to see Ivory go in before Phoenix. But if the rumors are true, I’m happy for her.Other names being rumored for the class of 2017 include Diamond Dallas Page, William Regal, Rick Rude, Christian, IRS, and The Natural Disasters, Earthquake and Typhoon. 

Two Names For WWE: HOF 2017

It’s being written about that two names have leaked for the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame.

The first being Diamond Dallas Page, he does deserve it but not for his WWE run. It’s all about his time in AWA and WCW.The second name that’s being talked about is “Ravishing” Rick Rude and I hope he goes in because he was one of the best heels in the 80’s.

The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will take place over WrestleMania 33 weekend in Orlando, Florida.

2016… The Year That Failed

To be honest I don’t remember how I started 2016 but the months to come saw some major deaths in entertainment with the likes of David Bowie, Gene Wilder, Anton Yelchin, and Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher. Those are just some of the names that 2016 took from us. In the wrestling business Chyna, Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten lost their life’s this year.

With the bad you also have the good… 2016 brought us some good movies like Rogue One, Captain America: Civil War, and Suicide Squad. But on the small screen Tv shows like The Flash was fantastic! and The Walking Dead introduced us to Negan, and now everyone can see how good an actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan is.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla put on one hell of a three night event with BOLA. AJ Styles made his WWE debut at the Royal Rumble and in September saw Styles defeat Dean Ambrose to win the WWE Championship.

Side Note: CM Punk lost his first fight in the UFC. He’s a bit overrated when it comes to his stuff outside WWE or wrestling in general. And Lesnar-Goldberg had a shit match.

What’s to come in 2017? To be honest, I don’t see Ring of Honor lasting much longer. With their agent talents going to the WWE performance center to be trainers and people like Michael Elgin leaving ROH in a work-shoot gimmick then deciding to leave ROH all together in December.

On the WWE side of things… I’m loving the women’s division in NXT and I see it growing in 2017. I hope to see Samoa Joe, Johnny Gargano, and Nakamura make it to the main roster.

In Tv and movie, I have high expectations for Power Rangers but after seeing the promo figure for Goldar, I just don’t know now. Logan looks like it’s going to be good. I like the X-Men-Wolverine-First Class films. Hopefully we will see more or the rumored Tv series will be good.

And lastly, on a personal note. 2016 for myself has been good. Went to an awesome Halloween party at Ship’s Wheel. I learned how to two-step and haven’t looked back since. Thanks to Ashley, Reigh, Taylor and the one person that started it all Stacy. I can go to any honky tonk and have a ball… I also lived through the fall of Drunken Zombie, a podcast and blog site… somewhat all about horror. But it wasn’t long until I was writing again, right here at Geek-Nerdery! (Cheap Pop). But for a complete rundown of my year, just visit Doiner.com. and there you have it! 2016 is about to be over. Hopefully no more deaths! Massive!

NBA JAM (XboX 360)

I recently been playing a lot of NBA JAM for the XboX 360 and it’s bringing me back to the days when I played it on the SEGA Genesis. The 360 version plays as NBA JAM: Tournament Edition, but with updated graphics, audio, and a few added punch-blocks to steal the ball. It’s 100% nostalgia!

The game is a bit faster than what I remember. I haven’t looked at the options to turn down the speed or difficulty, but winning six games out of ten isn’t bad for a plug in play.

I recommend NBA JAM for the 360 if you just wanna have a good time playing a fast paced basketball game and 90’s nostalgia! Now to find a copy of NFL: Blitz.

Official Cover Artwork For WWE Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living’ Blu-Ray

Synopsis

At age 35, DDP attempted to become a wrestler, something everyone told him was impossible. After years of hard work, DDP ended his career a three-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion.

Since exiting the ring, DDP is now known the world over for his DDP Yoga, a life-changing exercise tool. DDP has mentored both Scott Hall and Jake Roberts to sobriety. A relentless worker with a passion for life, this is the true story of Diamond Dallas Page.

Look for Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living’ to hit home video on March 21st.

Source: WDNetwork

Thoughts On WWE2K17

Christmas was good to me this year with WWE2K17 waiting in my stocking. After a day of updates and DLC, I finally sat down and played it. You gotta remember I was still playing WWE2K16 for the XboX 360 since its release. Now playing 2K17 on an XboX One is a big improvement. I still have to work out the new submission reversal and as I said in 2K16, there is a one to two second lag when reversing a punch or grapple. But over time I’ll get the hang of it.

The roster alone is stacked! and adding DLC to it, the match making is endless. I went ahead and unlocked all legends and I’m very pleased with the likes of Dusty Rhodes, Arn Anderson, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. With DLC I did get Goldberg and Nakamura, both worth the couple bones I spent.

I also dabbled in community creations thanks to Drunken Zombie Facebook Fan Dave Drasheff, and found about ten CAWs. Such as Steiner Brothers, Hollywood Hogan, and Chris Hero. With some CAWs looking so good there’s no need for DLC at times. But you gotta have that entrance and theme music.

Overall WWE2K17 is a good wrestling game, a big improvement from 2K16. I know I will be playing this game for a long time.

The Return of Doctor Mysterio: UK Blu-Ray And DVD Details

The Return of Doctor Mysterio hasn’t made its TV debut yet and details have already surfaced for the UK Blu-Ray and DVD.

Both the DVD and Blu-Ray will include…

The Doctor: A New Kind of Hero: The Doctor has no superpowers, but he can stand proudly alongside the greatest superheroes ever known. In this special program, we’ll ask what it is about the Doctor that makes him so heroic.

Doctor Who Extra: The Return of Doctor Mysterio: Join stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, showrunner Steven Moffat, and many more for this very special inside look at the making of The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio, will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 23rd, 2017. Look for the US release on February 21st, 2017. 

ESPN: 30 For 30 – This Was The XFL Trailer

Over the years ESPN: 30 For 30 and E:60 series has released some fantastic documentaries and when it comes to wrestling ESPN isn’t afraid to cover such a great sport. First example would be The Wrestler, spotlighting Scott Hall (Razor Ramon) and his rise and fall in professional wrestling. Another example would be Behind the Curtain, looking at WWE’s developmental territory NXT and a handful of then up in coming talent trying to make it to the main roster. 

With that said, February 2, 2017 ESPN will be releasing another 30 For 30 special but this time it’s for Vince McMahon’s football company XFL. The XFL only lasted one season back in 2001. Look for This Was The XFL coming in 2017.

Flair-Banks Title Run

This past Monday Sasha Banks defeated Charlotte Flair once again to become WWE Women’s Champion… As I said in the past, these two wrestlers can put on a show. But my problem is, the championship changing hands too many times between Banks and Flair. Let one of them have a decent four to five month run or have someone else get the strap for a while. Bayley, Dana Brooke, or the long over due return of Emmalina.