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

Check Out This Boxwars Cardboard Battle


The YouTube channel Boxwars has come up with something very clever!  Boxwars is a battle between combatants armed and armored with only cardboard creations. The stated goal of Boxwars is as much about the destruction of the cardboard works as it is about their creation. The event began in Melbourne, Australia in 2002 and has since grown to a worldwide subculture with increasingly intricate constructions as the cardboard arms race escalates over time.

See plenty of people hitting each other with cardboard below!

Crowdsourcing Mornings: Adventures in Cardboard Scholarship Fund

Geek Alabama Crowdsourcing Mornings

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.

Adventures in Cardboard seeks to re-inspire creative outdoor play with city-bound youth in uniquely play-focused arts workshops.  These are workshops that demand the use of legs and feet as much as hands and head, where artist-instructors seek to unleash a zeal for creative role-playing, and where “wonder” is the preferred path to igniting a passion for design, construction and playful exploration of the natural world.

In Adventures in Cardboard, artists and children take inspiration from the natural world to create their own fantastic places to inhabit and explore. They know that natural spaces open the imagination, and in turn the imagination can open new respect and longing for the natural world. From the work of Richard Louv and others describing “Nature Deficit Disorder” they know children are smarter, healthier and happier when they have time for semi-structured play in natural places.

Adventures in Cardboard also seeks to instill children with a strong experiential notion that any group of kids with an idea is a resource for creative fun that can easily compete with any indoor media. Adventures in Cardboard has a track record of inspiring children to organize their own group summer adventures at home with little more than their combined imagination, a thicket of trees and perhaps a bit of cardboard.

This year thy want to increase participation from families in need by increasing the number of scholarships they can provide, and by offering free transportation to and from a range of neighborhoods across the Twin Cities metro area.  Adventures in Cardboard is placing a priority this year on diversifying participation in their summer camps, culturally, ethnically, and by family income. Part of a successful scholarship campaign for AiC will be to effectively market the availability of scholarships and transportation across a range of economically and racially diverse neighborhoods and municipalities in the Twin Cities area.


As of October 13th, this project has raised around $1,000 of their $33,000 goal. This project only has 57 days left to raise the $33,000 or it might not be funded!  For a pledge of $50, you will get a t-shirt.  For a pledge of $500, you will get a custom cardboard heirloom sword.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/adventures-in-cardboard-scholarship-fund#/


The Evening Post: Listen To Hey Techies Interview Scott Wilkinson

Geek Alabama Evening Post

Tonight, I am featuring an interview from the Hey Techies Show with Scott Wilkinson, editor of AVSForum.com and the host of the Home Theater Geeks podcast.  The interview is all about home theater, and if you watch TV at home and want the best experience, enjoy this 41 minute interview below!

The Hey Techies Show is live from Jacksonville, Alabama every Thursday night from 7-9 pm Central on WLJS-FM 91.9 FM.  You can either listen on 91.9 FM in East Alabama or you can listen to WLJS-FM live online at: http://tunein.com/radio/WLJS-919-s5786/

You can subscribe to the show and get the full show download podcasts viaiTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite RSS podcasting app.

You can also subscribe to the Hey Techies Show YouTube channel.  There they will be uploading best of clips from each show!

Keep up with Hey Techies at: http://heytechiesshow.com/  Follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/heytechiesshow and on Twitter@HeyTechiesShow.

Watch ASAP Science Take On The War On Science


The YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE has taken on the people who are against science.  You know, those who don’t believe in science and would love the opportunity to alter science even though it might not be correct.  Science like climate change is real, and people like John Christy, who is the head of the Alabama Office of the State Climatologist, might want to watch this video below!

Catch Episode 23 Of The New Screen Savers


Episode 23 of The New Screen Savers is here! In this episode, Leo Laporte is joined by co-host Ron Richards. In this episode, you get to learn about Microsoft’s new gear, hear the creator of the Onion and TOR Projects, see how astronauts are training for Space at the bottom of the sea, hear about Pluto TV, the best cord-cutting app you’ve never heard of, and it’s International Light Saber Day, enjoy!