DragonCon 2022

Stephen will be joining all the cool cats at DragonCon this year!

We weren’t able to be there the last few years because, well, … everything. But we’re back! Looking forward to seeing all of our friends and fellow nerds on the Digital Media track. Stephen’s schedule is below and he would love nothing more than to shake some hands and give out some stickers. So swing by the panels and say hello!

If you’re reading this after the con, then welcome! Take a look at some of the links above, or just join us on Discord where we spend most of our time. It’s such a rad group of folks and we hope you enjoy swinging in and being part of the community. It’s a good vibes group and we try to keep it that way, so read the rules!

Thanks for stopping by!

New Show!

It’s been a long time since we’ve announced anything huge on this site, but I’m pretty dang excited about this one. We’ve been on a bit of an unintended hiatus with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades just due to life things, but that’s not gonna stop us from finding other ways to make some good content.

Introducing ….

Those Were The Days

Those Were The Days is a brand new show that we’re doing with TVsTravis, Audie Norman, and Amy Frost! It’s all about classic TV. Those shows that we grew up on, and shows our parents grew up on. We’re taking a time machine to The Honeymooners all the way up through more recent stuff like Everybody Loves Raymond.

It’s a good opportunity to look at how TV has changed over time and whether any of it holds up. I think we’ll be surprised at what we find, and you will to! We truly hope you can join us in revisiting some of our favorite classic episodes of television.

We’ll be recording LIVE on Twitch every Monday night at 9pm. We’re kicking off our first episode on April 4th. Come hang with us!


Oh man, you guys. It’s coming. Back and as awesome as it ever was.

It’s time for the….


That’s right! It’s time for us to make some dollars for Toys for Tots. Every year the LoD comes together to stream all day long, and hopefully make some money for the charity along the way. It’s been a ton of fun the last few years and we’re excited to do it again.

This year has been tough for everyone, but we know that there are still folks out there who have both the capacity and the will to give to this fantastic charity. There are more kids than ever who will be going with far less this year in terms of toys than there ever has been. It’s hard to imagine for a lot of us, but a single toy can change a kid’s Christmas more than we realize.

If you’d like to participate, join us on Twitch on December 4th for a full day of gaming and fun!

You can also donate anytime leading up to or after the events by visiting our Donate Page. All your money goes directly to Toys for Tots and not through us in any way. Thanks!

Getting Busy!

It’s that time of the year again, when the Legion starts doing some stuff and making some waves. Before we get to that, though, let’s talk Staring at Goats!

We started Staring at Goats way back in March, when the pandemic was concerning and we thought we were going to be chatting about it for a couple months before we switched gears. That didn’t happen for a variety of reasons and we’re still out there doing this show.

The biggest change is that Lando found himself super busy with other activities on his goat farm and his real life, so we’ve been having on special guests to join Jacob and I as we chat about our life in the plague lands. It’s been a really fun addition to the podcasting family here at Legion of Dorks. Sometimes we go deep, and sometimes we just stay at the surface level and talk about how we see the world changing as we move forward.

If you haven’t listened to that show, you should! Give it a try

Our latest anthology is launching on November 10th! This is huge news for us. Our previous anthology, Laundered: An Anthology of Monster Messes, was awarded the 2nd place price in short stories at the North Texas Book Festival. That’s right! It’s an award winning book! Therefore everyone in it is an award winning author! You should pick it up here or just read it on Amazon Unlimited. Either way, cash goes to Toys for Tots as part of our yearly charity support.

Which brings us to the charity stream! We’ve kicked off planning for it and expect to have a date soon, so keep an eye out for it.

Thank you so much for supporting us! Keep an eye out here for the latest updates! Also consider joining our community in Discord!

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!