Host of the Week in Geek, Author, Pseudo-Celebrity, Gamer (Paper & Pencil), Live-Action Role-Player, Xbox Enthusiast, History Lover, and Father. A lifelong resident of New Orleans that has been involved in Southern Fandom since his first convention at the tender age of 15. Over the past 10 years his highly controversial alter-ego JOE BOB has MC’d over 50 Charitable Events at Conventions all along the Gulf Coast. He has also led panel discussions at several Conventions on Topics ranging from writing Steampunk stories to “How to Throw the Perfect Room Party”. David was also the Owner of the Bar “Spider’s Web” in New Orleans. During that time he gave refuge to LARPers in need of gaming space and threw theme parties of epic proportions. The Week in Geek is his brainchild. It is an attempt to provide Geeks, Nerds, Fan Groups, and Geeky Charitable Organizations, a platform in which they may promote events and recruit members. Other Radio Stations refused to take calls or ideas from people they deemed Nerds. Our Radio Show and Station are the only ones in the New Orleans Area that give our fellow Geeks a Voice. You can find his short story “Arms R.A.C.E.” in the book “New Orleans by Gaslight” available on Amazon.com
Co-Host of the Week in Geek, Cosplayer, gamer, Dragonslayer, and geek extraordinaire! He has been part of the Gulf Coast Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Gaming community for over 20 years having been or is an active member of many organizations such as the 501st Legion, Krewe du Who, Society for Creative Anachronisms, and the Wargames and Fantasy Cosplay Troop. Brian has been an avid gamer for the past 30 years be it video, role-playing, board, card, or miniature war games he has played his fair share. On the cosplay front Brian makes many of the costumes that he wears and has even done a bit of makeup for Lucasfilm. He also enjoys passing along his costuming knowledge through teaching others to make costumes for themselves, Brian is always happy to share what he knows. On film, Brian has had some opportunities like the Dragonslayer commercial you can see at www.ikilldragons.com, playing the dad in the 48 film fest production Apocalyptic Problems, as a spokesperson for the 501st on WGNO’s News with a Twist, and in Krewe du Who Time fest promo commercials. Brian knows that there is always something new in geekdom to see or do and is eager for his next great adventure!
The Week in Geek is a radio talk show broadcasting in the Metro New Orleans area from Fox Sports 1280 AM on Thursdays at 6pm CST. Thanks to the power of the internet our show has been heard around the world via our stations website and the Spreaker app.
We cover all topics related to geekdom such as comic books, video games, movies, books, conventions, cosplay, and many more! We have been fortunate enough to bring our listeners interviews from actors in film, TV, and voice overs also authors, comic book artists, geek musicians, and fan groups.
The hosts of The Week in Geek are David “D Squared” Ducorbier and Brian Held, Jr. both members of the Gulf Coast Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fandom Community for many years. Our video game pick of the week correspondent is Skungy Scontrino, our Facebook Admin is author Ernest Russell, and our Chief Librarian for book reviews is D L Held.