About Nathan Young

Hello geeks and nerds; let me introduce you to what I am. Nathan Young does a lot of wonderful things in the media world, from writing, photography, videography, and social media. My current home is the blog and website Geek Alabama. There I do everything from geeky/nerdy talk, event coverage, reviews, cooking, community coverage, promotions, and anything else to give any geek and/or nerd an organism. If it’s anything any geek and/or nerd would care about, I am usually talking about it. From conventions, gaming, crowdsourcing, tech, movies, TV shows, comics, books, food, videos, apps, and more. If you are looking for articles anyone would love reading, you have come to the right place! If you are looking for someone who can cover events with pictures and videos, cover products and shows, speak at events, cover your products, or attend your conventions, consider me! Every geek and/or nerd from trekkies, whovians, and even bronies, already has! The most interesting fact about me, I draw roads! #Aspie proud! #ASD

Catch Episode Nine Of The New Screen Savers


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Episode 9 of The New Screen Savers is here!  Leo Laporte is on vacation so you get to see Fr. Robert Ballecer and Robert Heron talk about a Drone Kit teaching robotics to kids, High Dynamic Range TV sets, For The Love of Spock Kickstarter campaign, and a lot more, enjoy!

Aspie Vlogs Episode 2: Old Clothes, Broke Tech, Bad Teeth


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Episode two of Aspie Vlogs is now here!  In this episode, I feature three things I would love to replace, if I had the money to do so.  I show off my old clothes with plenty of holes and stains. I show off my old computer and the unique way I charge my smartphone.  And I show off my teeth including my missing cap and a bill I can not pay back.  Enjoy!

Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Secret Loves Of Geek Girls


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

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The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a celebration of the stories we tell each other but never make public —until now. This non-fiction anthology of text stories and comics features stunning work from an amazing cast of female creators negotiating their way through love, dating, and sex.  The Secret Loves of Geek Girls includes:

  • Cover Art by Gisèle Lagacé & Shouri
  • Art by Renee Nault, Jen Bartel, and Sanya Anwar
  • New comics by: Margaret Atwood, Meaghan Carter, Megan Kearney, ALB, Jen Vaughn, Meags Fitzgerald, Gillan G., Diana Nock, Roberta Gregory, Laura Neubert, Sarah Winifred Searle, Natalie Smith, Jenn Woodall, Mariko Tamaki, and Irene Koh.
  • Illustrated stories by: Kate Leth, Janet Hetherington, Sam Maggs/Selena Goulding, Megan Lavey-Heaton/Isabelle Melançon, and Cherelle Ann Sarah Higgins/Rachael Wells
  • Text stories by Brandy Lynn, Stephanie Cooke, Diana McCallum, Jen Aprahamian, Katie West, Adrienne Kress, Soha Kareem, Loretta Jean, J.M. Frey, Trina Robbins, Twiggy Tallant, Rachel Deering, Hope Nicholson, Crystal Skillman, Marguerite Bennett, Soraya Roberts, Emma Woolley, Gita Jackson, Renee Nejo, Natalie Zina Walschots, Alicia Contestabile, Tini Howard, Cara Ellison, Jess Oliver-Proulx, and Erin Cossar.
  • Reprinted comics by: Gisele Lagace and Danielle Corsetto.

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a 6” x 9” softcover, approximately 220 pages, mixed art and text.  The Secret Loves of Geek Girls anthology is written for the geek girl who wants information and stories on dating and love. It’s a compilation of tales told from both sides of the tables: from the fans who love video games, comic books, and sci-fi, and those that work behind the scenes: creators, and industry insiders.  The Secret Loves of Geek Girls collects successes as well as embarrassments, examines the fandoms that we ship, and reassures us that no matter what we’re going through or have gone through, we are never alone.

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As of June 29th, this project has raised around $42,000 of their $30,160 goal. This project only has 29 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $4, you will get one digital copy.  For a pledge of $20, you will get one digital copy and one physical book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hopelnicholson/the-secret-loves-of-geek-girls

The Evening Post: How Accurate Should Movies Be


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Tonight I am presenting the latest episode from the PBS Idea Channel YouTube channel.  Neil DeGrasse Tyson has made a small game out of decrying the factual inaccuracies of popular movies, but do these noted inaccuracies actually…matter? On one hand, showing the dinosaurs in Jurassic World without feathers is a scientific error, but what about the fact that Jurassic World exists at all? Isn’t it just fantasy? Does it matter that in Gravity, gravity itself seemed to not necessarily obey our current understanding of it? Join Mike on this week’s episode of Idea Channel as he looks at what works of fiction may or may not owe to actual reality.

The Evening Post: How To Play Street Fighter Like a Pro


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Tonight, I am presenting the latest video from the PBS Game/Show YouTube channel.  Street Fighter 5 is just around the corner, so why not take the time until its release to become THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING MASTER you’ve always dreamed of? Learning to play Street Fighter can be an exercise is tedium, but on this week’s episode of Game/Show, they slow it all down and take a close look at some of the invisible core tenants behind playing Street Fighter (Street Fighter 4 specifically) in order to help YOU become a better player. Add in a little bit of practice and BAM! You’re on your way to becoming an EVO DOMINATING professional.