Nerd or Die!

Hey, party people! We have some fun news!

Nerd or Die, a very popular site for streaming overlays, has made us an affiliate! I’m pretty pumped about this. Bill, AKA RunJumpStomp, recommended them to me back when we went to DragonCon, and I checked them out as soon as I got home. They’ve added some fantastic elements to our streams and made them feel a bit more alive.

If you want to dial up the production value of your stream, Nerd or Die is the place to go. With easy-peasy setups and launch scripts, you can get up and running in no time. Check them out, and use our affiliate link if you decide to pick something up. It helps us out too!

Toys For Tots Charity Drive

Oh my goodness, you guys. It’s already time for the annual Legion of Dorks Gaming and Giving drive to benefit The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation!

This Friday, December 6th, your favorite internet nerds will be sitting down to play games, give stuff away, and chat for hours to earn money for a charity that we greatly love and appreciate. We’re starting at 8am and going until around 10pm, so we have plenty of time to reach our $2000 goal! We can’t wait to spend this time with you guys and earning money for the kids.

Please spread the word far and wide that we’re doing this effort! Tweet it, Facebook it, Instagram or Snapchat it! Whatever you can do to help drive folks over to the channel will be a huge help to us. Even if you can’t donate money, you can always donate some word of mouth push.

If you want to donate, please visit our special donation page! This money goes straight to the charity! We never handle your money before it goes to where it is needed.

Thanks so much, everyone! Let’s make this a huge year!

Live at NC Comic-Con

We did our third live show ever last Friday! It was fantastic! We went over to Durham to perform at NC Comic Con and had an absolute blast.

We really wanted to record this one but we had a little technical trouble and not a whole lot of time to troubleshoot it. So this is yet another live podcast that will not really be released in podcast form. Regardless, it was super enjoyable and everyone that came was so much fun.

The thing that continues to amaze me about these con shows it that we somehow manage to get people in the door who actually have no idea what our show is about, or what it is. These super fun people make their way into the room and not only stick around, but they participate and have a good time. I’m never sure how our games are going to go, and I’m always super happy with how it turns out.

I say all this to say thanks to everyone who came to those show, and I hope you find this page and check out all the stuff we produce. We’re super happy to have you, and I would love to see you pop into our discord and say “Hi!” We all sit around in there chatting throughout the day, and there’s just an awesome group of folks. JOIN US!

I Love That Movie

I got to be a guest on one of my latest favorite podcasts, “I Love That Movie” with Lisa Sanchelo. It was super fun! We did a deep dive on one of my favorite movies ever, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” I’ve seen this movie a hundred times, and it was so fun to be able to sit down and really consider the movie and what was in it. I’ve always watched it for fun, and I got a ton out of it by finally watching it with a critical eye. I think I actually appreciate it more now.

This is easily one of my favorite podcasts that I’m listening to right now. I feel like the movie part is obvious, but it’s really the love of movies that keeps me coming back to it. This isn’t a show where the host and her guest for the week are hyper critical of a movie. It’s a show where they just gush about movies they love. It makes for a very positive and engaging experience.

Give it a listen, and totally sub to the show! I really think you’ll love it!

I Love That Movie

Dragon Con Schedule

We have our official schedule for the panels that Ash and I will be on during Dragon Con! You guys should definitely swing by, say hi, and hang with us for a bit. We’d love to see your wonderful faces!

We’ll also be at the Writer’s Meetup at the Westin Bar at 7pm on 8/30. If you’re a writer (aspiring or published) come hang out with us!

Don’t forget to also go visit our good friend Kelly Colby for her panels as well!

8/30 – Short and Sweet: YA Anthologies – A707 Marriott – 4pm
8/31 – YA Genres: What’s Hot? – Embassy CD Hyatt – 10am
8/31 – Prophecy, Rattling the Bones of an Old Device – Embassy EF Hyatt – 8:30pm
9/1 – The Magical Realm: Fantasy Worldbuilding – Marriot A707 – 1pm

Laundered Anthology

I am beyond excited to announce the upcoming pre-order for The Legion of Dorks Presents – Laundered: An Anthology of Monster Messes!

The final book cover

Our amazing community put out a call for submissions to this anthology series as pitched by fellow Legionnaire Kelly Lynn Colby, and that call was most certainly answered. This thing is full of some amazing stories written by some fantastic authors and we are so happy to be able to be a part of it.

The best new? All of the proceeds for this book go to the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation! We support this charity every year in our Christmas stream marathon and are so happy to be able to provide more opportunities for children to have the Christmas that other kids are able to have. Toys for Tots does some magical work, and we truly believe in supporting their mission to provide a little more joy around Christmas for those in need.

Keep an eye out for our announcement of the availability of the anthology for you to purchase. We’ll also be partnering with Cursed Dragon Ship Publishing to produce another anthology. Look for that announcement soon and get those stories ready!

Brand Spankin’ New

Greetings, People of Earth!

Welcome to the brand new Legion of Dorks blog!

“Why do you need a blog?” you say while wiping the ketchup off your lip. Well, that’s easy to explain, children. We need a spot where we can tell you all the goings on around the Orbiting HQ including fun events, new streams, D&D journals, and other stuff. What better place to do it than a dot com of our very own named after you wonderful people.

We’ll try to keep you abreast with all the happenings, and you can leave comments and tell us how you think we’re doing. We’ll be deleting all the ones that tell us we’re doing horrible. We’re all about positive feedback around here! Kidding. Tell us what you think. It’s how we get better.

Hope you like the new place. Pull up a chair and get comfortable. Oh, and if you’re new here, come join us for circle time on Discord.

Thanks for swinging by!