Geek Field Guides

First Taco Bell Downey, California

Luckily, I had visited the First Taco Bell when checking out the oldest operating McDonald’s in Downey. In January of 2015, Seafood Tacos Raul, the former occupant of the 1st Taco Bell building relocated....

Hollywood Museum

I had heard about it and finally had to make a trip. “The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood, has the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. The museum, featuring...

Creature Features

The Magnolia Park Neighborhood in Burbank is a mecca for all things horror and science-fiction.  While in the neighborhood, I stopped by Creature Features for some browsing. I did have a goal in mind....

WonderCon 2015 – Anaheim, California

WonderCon 2015 in Anaheim was fantastic! When I was in school down in San Diego, going to Comic-Con was a breeze.  Many a time, I’d drive over and pick up a badge that very same...

Movieland Wax Museum

The Movieland Wax Museum doesn’t exist anymore. In 2005, the Movieland Wax Museum shut it’s doors. The city of Buena Park purchased the property in 2007. However, remnants still stand for those urban explorers. My...

Film Location Emergency!

Film Location Emergency! Gage and DeSoto. Two names that still resonate to this day. As a young kid in the 1970s, Emergency! was a favorite show. One Saturday afternoon, I decided a trip down...

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

On my “old fashion” entertainment family day, which also involved a stop at the Velaslavasay Panorama, I gathered the kiddos and wifey and headed over to the Bob Baker Marionette. I had been following...

Film Location Absentia

Film Location Absentia (2011)

Film Location Absentia (2011) Thank you Netflix! I was on the lookout for a Lovecraftian horror movie. I had finished reading another collection of Laird Barron’s short stories during a visit to Trona Pinnacles...

The Velaslavasay Panorama

I’d reread “At the Mountains of Madness” by H.P. Lovecraft after having listened to the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast episodes. (On an aside, Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer know how to do a podcast and...