Marcus Blake was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1977. He grew up in Chicago and East Texas. His education is in History, Literature, Psychology, and Religion & Philosophy. Marcus Blake has studied at many universities throughout the United States, but his Alma Matar is Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, which is also where he wrote his first book, The Music of Life. Marcus Blake is a Poet, Musician, Comedian, Writer, and Historian. His books are The Music of Life, My Reflections, Returning Home. Sex Game. TheLonely Girl, Stories From Wrigley, 30 Minutes: Trust and Lies, and 30 Minutes:Guilty Until Proven Innocent. He has taught in the public school system, served in the Army, and been a guest speaker at Education and Literary events throughout the world. Marcus Blake is also a Radio Host, his current show is That Nerd Show which can be heard on Wednesdays and Thursdays at He is a veteran of Rock and Roll shows as well as Political shows on the radio such as Dueling Patriots. He also a filmmaker and is the director of Jedis From Dallas. Marcus Blake makes his home in the Dallas, Texas




At the tender age of five, Brendan’s sister took him to a double feature at the local drive-in of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and James Bond in Octopussy. After that, he was hooked. Brendan is an avid MMO player. Currently he plays Star Wars:
The Old Republic, but is eagerly awaiting Elder Scrolls Online and Camelot Unchained. He is a huge Star Wars fan and enjoys Star Trek, Babylon 5, BSG, and many others. He is a devoted reader of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher and has been playing Dungeons & Dragons for 15 years. Also, Brendan enjoys going to renaissance festivals and conventions with his wife. He and his wife, Erin are Friends of the Fair at Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, TX and are Lifetime VIP members of Space City Con in Houston, TX Along with his cohost Marcus, Brendan is a lover a fine craft beer and a home brewer. If he’s not at his local pub, Trinity Hall in Dallas, TX, you can often find Brendan at Homebrew HQ in Richardson, TX getting ingredients for his next batch of ale. In the real world, Brendan is a veteran of the United States Navy and works in the technology industry. He is also the Texas CO of Warrior Pointe, a veteran’sorganization. You can reach him on Twitter @NerdShowSmitty and be sure to check out his beer blog on this site, Beer for Nerds.

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