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  • Thursday: God’s Wrath, Renfree vs. Yates, Anything But Clothes, The Poseidon Adventure, an Army of Bunnies, Swinging at Edgewood

    Thursday: God’s Wrath, Renfree vs. Yates, Anything But Clothes, The Poseidon Adventure, an Army of Bunnies, Swinging at Edgewood

    THURSDAY I wake up hungover to the sound of rain. It’s almost noon and I should already be on the road to Dragon Con, but in truth I haven’t even started packing yet. I fall out of bed and wince as the bourbon in my gut does a somersault. Not how I imagined this morning. I’m racing down I-75 to school, rushing to turn in a history paper at my school, when the clouds start to break open. By the […]

  • The Good, The Bad and The Dead

    The Good, The Bad and The Dead

    As the Season 6 premiere of The Walking Dead begins tonight, my anticipation grows. I look forward to being engrossed in the struggles of the group, internal and external. I still waver whether me not having read the comic book nor the graphic novel is a good or bad thing. A lot of gratitude goes out to Fear The Walking Dead for stemming the tide even though I wish Chandler Riggs would had not grown seemingly four feet, allowing AMC […]

  • 2015 Dragon Con Parade

    2015 Dragon Con Parade

    The 2015 Dragon Con has come and gone but the memories of this annual fan convention will last…well until next years Dragon Con. But until that time arrives, I’d like to share one of the better memories from this years Dragon Con. If you know anything  about Dragon Con (and I imagine you do or why else would you be reading this) then you’ve heard of the famous Dragon Con Parade. Each year, hundreds of dedicated cos-players, movie buffs and […]

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  • Interview with Con-Voluted’s Jay Wright

    Interview with Con-Voluted’s Jay Wright

    As a former bartender of five years at the drunken nerd haven known as Battle n Brew, I have been fortunate enough to meet all kinds of eccentric movers and shakers in the geek community. They come in many shapes and sizes, but always there is this strange and amazing sense of quirkiness and relatability that ties all of these amazing characters together. Jay Wright is one such character. As one of the founders of Con-Voluted, Jay has put his […]

  • Jerrod Carmichael is the next Chris Rock but his sitcom is “Pootie Tang”

    Jerrod Carmichael is the next Chris Rock but his sitcom is “Pootie Tang”

        There’s a scene in “Pootie Tang” where a gorilla fatally mauls Pootie’s dad. It was unexpected, absurd and the ONLY funny scene in the entire flick. The fact that this movie even made it into theaters is a testament to how hot Chris Rock was in 2001. Rock’s collaborations with HBO (two stand-up specials and a comedy series) were solid gold and made him an icon. But for whatever reason, his brilliance didn’t translate into long-form storytelling. I see the […]

  • Foot Pound Force: An Interview with Dave Hewitt

    Foot Pound Force: An Interview with Dave Hewitt

    This weekend, I got to talk with Dave Hewitt, bassist and self-professed “laboratory vocal assistant” for nerd rock outfit Foot Pound Force, a three piece band (usually) that revels in irreverent pop, culture observations and radio-friendly melodies. Their charmingly lighthearted track list includes such titles as “Dr. Mario’s Medicine Cabinet” and “Moshpit Bandwidth.” Undercurrent Atlanta: First of all, Dave, thank you so much for taking the time to chat with UnderCurrent Atlanta. Dave Hewitt: Thank you for your interest. UCA: […]

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  • Sword Handler Joshua Adrian talks about Dragon Con

    Sword Handler Joshua Adrian talks about Dragon Con

    Dragon Con is right around the corner and I’m back at it, trying to find out more information about this huge convention that will be taking over down town Atlanta early September. I was able to snag a pretty interesting interview with sword handler Joshua Adrian. UnderCurrent Atlanta: Hello Joshua. Ok, forgive my ignorance but can you tell me a little about your sword handling career? Joshua Adrian: I have done a sword solo for an Atlanta Opera production, as well […]

  • The Hype: The Rocketeer

    The Hype: The Rocketeer

    From its inception, The Rocketeer had everything stacked against it. The liner notes for Disney’s 1991 action picture read like a handbook of everything one should avoid while making a film. Writers were fired and subsequently rehired on multiple occasions. Rumors of tension between the studio and director Joe Johnston began to bubble as Johnston turned down Johnny Depp, Bill Paxton, Kurt Russell, Dennis Quaid, and Emilio Estevez in favor of superunknown actor Billy Campbell for the role of leading […]

  • Jennie Law talks about Dragon Con

    Jennie Law talks about Dragon Con

    I’m back at it, looking for some more good advice on how to tackle the behemoth also known as Dragon Con. I’ve already spoken with Jeff James and Clara Nguyen; this week, I’ll be speaking with long time Dragon Con attendee Jennie Law. To this point, Jennie has been going to Dragon Con for the longest, since ’98 so I know she’s got some really good information to share!     UnderCurrent Atlanta: Hey Jennie, thanks for taking time out […]

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  • Cos-player Clara Nguyen talks about Dragon Con

    Cos-player Clara Nguyen talks about Dragon Con

        Oh man, I just got back from an incredible trip to Medellin, Colombia for a friends wedding. I know, I know, Medellin Colombia you ask? But after my visit, I have no problem telling people to visit that beautiful city. But that’s a story for another day. Let’s talk about Dragon Con. YEAH!!!   Continuing with my research into how Dragon Con operates, I reached out to Clara Nguyen, cos-player extraordinaire and got her input on how I […]