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Walker Stalker Atlanta 2018 #TheWalkingDead #OffTMSM

When you think about The Walking Dead two things come to mind; Zombies and Atlanta. So it’s no surprise when one of the stops for the Walker Stalker Convention just happens to be where the show is filmed. The convention is 3 days filled with all things The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, from panels to meet and greets to photo ops. This was our first time going and I’ve got to say that we had an am Continue Reading

The Halloween. The Horror. The Nights – Part 1

In a rare OFF TMSM moment, I braved a night on the “dark side” of theme parks and decided to check out Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights 28 (HHN 28). This year HHN 28 was an 80s-dream come true, mostly because of the Netflix breakout hit, Stranger Things, which takes place in the 80s. No spoilers here, but if you have Netflix and haven’t had a chance to watch Stranger Things, I highly recommend the Continue Reading

Dragon Con 2018 Review

Every Labor Day Weekend for the past 32 years, Atlanta has hosted what some would call the greatest gathering of geeks and nerds this side of the Mississippi, and it goes by the name of Dragon Con. Dragon Con takes place in Downtown Atlanta and covers 5 hotels (Atlanta Hilton, Hyatt Regency, Marriott Marquis, Sheraton Atlanta and Westin) as well as 2 other buildings (AmericasMart Buildings 1 and 2). The ho Continue Reading

From Behind the Pass: Brunch at Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen is just one of the dizzying food options at Disney Springs (I still refer to it as Downtown privately). It’s become Disney World’s hub for foodies seeking something more refined than theme park pizza and french fries. Being a chef, I’m always on the lookout for eats of all kinds, especially anything “southern”. Southern cuisine is comfort food, and comfort fo Continue Reading

It’s Your Universe Book Review

Star Wars fans, isn’t Ahsoka Tano just the coolest character ever? I mean, she survived the Clone Wars, Order 66, AND the Galactic Civil War! And ladies, don’t you just love those adorable dresses that are Haunted Mansion, Mary Poppins, Mad Tea Party, and princess themed? How about being able to go to the Disney Store and getting some awesome matching Avengers athletic gear for your whole family? Isn’t that g Continue Reading

Sound and Fury: Marvel’s The Avengers Infinity War (Minor spoilers, plenty of warning)

Let’s get something out of the way. This is just part one. It’s far, far from over. Cries of outrage and anguish rose from the crowd tonight as the credits began to roll. My wife and I simply looked at each other and started laughing. Anyone who went into this thinking this movie would be a one-and-done is going to be more dissappointed then when Frodo didn’t toss the Ring into the fires of Mt. Do Continue Reading

Disney’s Boardwalk Resort Review ~ My thoughts!

As with all things Disney, it’s all in the details. Pulling up to the front doors of the Boardwalk Resort at Walt Disney World will immediately transport you back to the turn-of-the-century eastern seaboard. The resort was designed by architect Robert A. M. Stern, who also designed the Yacht & Beach Club Resort, who used elements of Atlantic City and Coney Island, with more nods to Coney Island, as inspir Continue Reading

A Spoiler Free Review Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Overview The Last Jedi is a fantastic movie that pushed characters in new directions beyond expectations. It is the most beautiful and visually pleasing Star Wars film yet. However, it is about a half hour too long. It also included several moments that were a bit odd and didn’t quite work. Overall, I give The Last Jedi a solid B+. Summary As a spoiler free review, I won’t mention anything you don’t already Continue Reading

Snips is Back! The Way Overdue Review of Star Wars: Ahsoka

Everyone’s favorite Torguta (sorry, Shaak Ti) is back for an exciting adventure that helps bridge the gap between Clone Wars and Rebels. Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnson takes place one year after the rise of the Empire. The book was released last fall, and I am so mad it took me this long to finally get around to reading it! It was amazing! (Warning: this review contains mild spoilers) First, I must be honest; Continue Reading

Have You Seen The Spider-Man Ring From What’s Your Passion Jewelry?

When we attended D23 in Anaheim last month, we had the opportunity to meet so many people that support us and follow what we do.  In addition, we were able to meet many vendors who work with Disney/Marvel/Star Wars/Etc.  Over the course of 3 days, I frequently stopped by a booth that caught my attention right away.  Being a big Marvel fan, whenever I see that bright red color with the familiar logo, I’m dr Continue Reading

Raglan Road Brunch Review

When planning our trip to WDW, one of our ‘must-do’ restaurants for dinner is Raglan Road. The food, the environment, the entertainment. We are immediately transported to Ireland. Having only eaten there for dinner, we were excited to learn that they offer brunch on Saturday and Sunday, and quickly made a reservation for our upcoming trip. If you have ever walked by Raglan Road around dinner time, there is usua Continue Reading