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Meet the Bastards

  • Luke Gallagher

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    Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Nerd Bastards.com, Luke Gallagher - the love child of Michael Chikilis and Mr. Clean - can be found in Boston, Massachusetts, where he hopes to find continued inspiration and resonance in life through diversified, ambiguous, ambitions. He also wishes to have intimate relations with Christina Hendricks (a man can dream). He has been a professional wrestler, student of Jiu Jitsu, attempted body builder, aspiring actor and hot wings competitor. While genetically programmed to live life as a jock, he couldn't (mentally) be more opposite. His impressive action figure/collectible, comic book and DVD/Bluray collections, along with his love for cupcakes stimulate his nerd riddled thirst. "I am here to chew bubblegum and write stupid shit. And I'm all out of bubblegum." - Luke Gallagher Follow Luke on Twitter @NerdBastards View Stories

  • Mark Poynter

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    At 45, Mark has newsstand bought comics older than most of the other writers at Nerdbastards in his collection. Growing up nerdy means that Mark remembers things like big floppy disks, bank accounts before ATMs, having VCR parties to record bootleg copies of Anime and BBC TV shows, and when U.S. television only had three channels and required bunny ears to get a clear picture. Years of sitting the nerd sidelines suddenly exploded when asked to write an introduction to an article on Nerdbastards. The rest they say in hushed whispers . . . is history. View Stories

  • Adam A. Donaldson

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    Adam A. Donaldson is a writer, journalist, filmmaker and promoter based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He cut his journalism chops at the University of Guelph, as a writer at the student newspaper The Ontarion where we served as Arts & Culture Editor and later Editor-in-Chief. Additionally, Adam has served as Managing Editor of Lucid Media and is currently Editor-at-Large for Press+1. He has also been a contributor to the Guelph Mercury, Guelph Tribune, Waterloo Region Record, thecannon.ca, Echo Weekly, Women’s Post, InformedVote.ca, New Theatre Review and End Type. Adam has also made several short films including “Spooky Kids”, “Environmental Science”, “Zombie Apocalypse” and “Ready/S.E.T./Dunk”, and works with Synn Studios, a multimedia production company in Guelph, as a writer and publicist. View Stories

  • Jeremy R! Hudson

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    Hailing from parts unknown (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.. it's in Canada!) jeremy r! hudson is a broadcaster, writer, artist and self styled new media renaissance man. Once described as the second last hope of the human race. Pop-culture, comic books, science fiction, video games and your sister are just a few of his many interests. When not trying to be a real life Buckaroo Banzai (wait, Buckaroo Banzai wasn't real?!?) he helps raise the next generation of nerds with his lovely and far too forgiving wife. He can be stalked via twitter, facebook and following him home at night. View Stories

  • Jason McAnelly

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    Jason is perhaps best known to everyone as “that one guy who did that thing,” but few people know of his struggles in life. After making a name for himself training zombies to make pasta, he wandered the earth in search of the sacred cheese. Though the cheese eluded him, he discovered a talent for writing and has been working on perfecting his skills ever since. He is currently working on a fantasy novel and tapping keys for the folks at NerdBastards. Eventually, he will be rich and famous and way cooler than you. View Stories

  • Rush Urbalejo

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    Rush Urbalejo is a lifelong fan of comic books, movies, and television, however, his true passion is writing. In addition to providing stories for Nerd Bastards, Rush is an assistant editor and contributor for Kabooooom Geeks. When he isn’t busy with his day job or writing about the latest geeky news, he spends time with his family and friends travelling. There aren’t many comic conventions in AZ or CA that you won’t find him in attendance, so feel free to say hello if you spot him! Follow Rush on Twitter @Rush1031 and join him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rush.urbalejo. View Stories

  • Nicole Canovas

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    Nicole Canovas is a very tiny 28 year old and a professional answerer of the question “What grade are you in?” She is very passionate about comics, movies, and video games, and is not ashamed to devote a whole day (or sometimes several) to any of the aforementioned pursuits. Along with writing for Nerd Bastards, Nicole is an artist under the name “Feral Doe”, and you can check out her work by following her on Twitter and/or Instagram, both under the name @feraldoe. She’s always up for new reading suggestions or a good debate or discussion on what her mother lovingly refers to as “all that nerd stuff you like.” View Stories

  • Simeon Cortezano

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    Simeon's specialty may be in gaming, but every now and then, he's got an opinion regarding general nerd culture. As a child of the late 80's and early 90's, he grew up on shows like The Real Ghostbusters, Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, and Perfect Stangers. Simeon graduated with a B.A. in Political Science because he thought it was "cool," but still doesn't quite understand how the American government works. He hails from the East Coast - home of championships, spring snow storms, and spring heat waves. Simeon also really enjoys Hot Pot. Check him out on Twitter at @SimeonCortezano View Stories

  • Corey Jefferson

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    Corey's love of writing and all forms of entertainment has grown out of his torrid 15+ year love affair with improvisational comedy. He co-founded two groups in Bloomington, Indiana (Cletus & Virgil and The Trickle Down Effect), before joining ComedySportz in Indianapolis in 2009. There, he also co-founded the podcast Dangersplosion! and the theatre group Defiance Comedy, where he performed the duties of writer, producer, director, and actor. He also presented at TEDxBloomington in 2011. He recently moved to Chicago and is currently taking classes at The Second City. You can follow him on Twitter @PresTightrhymes Listen to his podcast (currently on hiatus) here: http://dangersplosion.podomatic.com And listen to Defiance Comedy's pop boyband and girlband here: https://soundcloud.com/enterbrozone View Stories

  • Bita Eisenhut

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  • Khalil Johnson

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    Khalil Johnson is a is a lifelong fan of comics, movies, and tv. After endlessy laking about them for years, decided to put his passion into practice as a writer. Little known fact: Khalil is who Jor-El named his son after, but Jor-El spelled the name wrong. In addition to handling his day job, Khalil is a contributing writer to NerdBastards and a few other places. Follow him on twitter @alilreview for the latest updates. View Stories