Jessica Carlson

Jessica Carlson

She's tiny, but mighty... Fierce but kind... Standing in at 4'11" and holding a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications... Taking names and kicking butt... Jessica Carlson! In high school, Jessica was introduced to her two biggest hobbies: journalism and comic conventions. After graduation, she gave up the dream of becoming a rock and roll icon, and went to college. In that time, she worked for the CW6, 12 News, AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, ASU's I.T. department, and then graduated in December of 2017 with a 4-year degree, in 3 years. After that, she immediately got hired by Fox 10 Phoenix as an Associate Producer. And now, she is a freelance writer for the Geek Lyfe, specializing in breaking news.

Game On Expo: A Guide for Non-Gamers

 Believe it or not, there are self-identifying geeks and nerds that don’t religiously play video games. Shocking, I know.  However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be part of the fun!  Game On Expo is a gathering of streamers, competitors, and hobbyists alike. While many of the attendees have a relatively vast knowledge base of games, console history, or even binders full of gaming cards, others come ...

“Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus”: An Excellent Intergalactic Nostalgia Showdown

Netflix’s new animated adventure, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, brings us to a time where Dib, and all the fans of the classic show, have been waiting for Zim’s impending return. And now… the best Irken invader emerges for Phase 2.  We learn Zim has spent more than a decade sitting in a toilet, laughing about his evil plot…  Only for him to forget what Phase 2 is.  It’s almost as if the show nev...

Angry Birds 2: Family-Friendly, Animated Hilarity

(Photo Courtesy: Jessica Carlson at Harkins Theater 101 Cine Capri on August 10, 2019.) A lot of families can face a shortage of good animated movies all members will enjoy. Some parents can only watch repeats of the Lego Movie so many times before they lose their mind. However, Sony Animation Studios has come back with another film, that will surely keep the kids laughing, and brings plenty for a...

Kyoto Animation Tragedy: 33 Dead in Arson Attack

In Kyoto, Japan, Kyoto Animation studios became the scene where a deadly attack unfolded, killing 33 people, and hurting dozens more in the late morning hours today.  Police report a 41-year-old suspect made his way onto the Kyoto Animation studio, also known as KyoAni, spraying gasoline. Before igniting the blaze, local news sources report the man was screaming “die.”  There were about 70 people ...

A PlayStation Gamer’s Worst Nightmare: Network Error WS-37403-7

Thousands of PlayStation players were online, Thursday night, until they received this error code: WS-37403-7. Users across the globe lost connection to the PlayStation Network, unexpectedly signing them off. We’re aware that some users are experiencing issues logging into PSN. Thank you for your patience as we investigate: https://t.co/s026QGzJZr — Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) June 13, 2019 ...

Jared Padalecki (Sam from Supernatural) VS. Justin Bieber?

It all started with this: I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight? @danawhite ? — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 10, 2019 Justin Bieber challenging Tom Cruise to a fight. It’s a hysterical thought, and Justin Bieber later told TMZ he was joking. “I think he would probab...

The Rebirth of an Era: New Console Ultra Retron to Replace Nintendo 64

By Jessica Carlson aka Laughingpuffin It’s 1996. You just got home from school, grab some Gushers out of the pantry, plop down in front of the living room television set, and maybe watch a little bit of Dexter’s Laboratory or Hey Arnold. The landline phone rings. You pick it up, and a few friends say they are coming over. Quickly, you change the channel on the TV to 3, and you pull out the latest ...

We Never Asked For This: Lynx XBox Body Hygiene Products

By Jessica Carlson aka Laughingpuffin Some of us have been there… A new game comes out, it might be a weekend or a school break, and we binge through it. Time flies, and then you realize that you may have not taken a shower in 3 or 7 days. We get it. XBox and Microsoft have come out with the solution. Just ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), they have released a new line of hygiene pr...

Leak Hype: Amazon UK May Have Let the Watch Dogs Out

By Jessica Carlson aka Laughingpuffin The anticipation is building for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), coming to Las Vegas next week. However, one of the surprise exhibitions may have already been leaked before the big show. Ubisoft’s “Watch Dogs” is getting a third sequel, and Amazon UK might have spilled the beans. Watch Dogs Legion listed on Amazon UK https://t.co/2rNvagHrwl “Watc...

Dave Bautista Supports LGBTQ Community Against Controversial Bishop’s Tweet

By Jessica Carlson aka Laughingpuffin Dave Bautista – better known as Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy and professional WWE wrestler – is sticking up for the LGBTQ community, and his family. The actor took to Twitter on Sunday, and passionately responded to a comment by user @ThomasJTobin1.  Thomas J. Tobin is a bishop in Providence, RI, and an out-spoken opponent of the LGBTQ community and movem...

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