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If you’re in San Diego this weekend, GAY NERDS creator JP Larocque will be at San Diego Comic Con as part of the Dark Horse panel for the upcoming anthology The Secret Loves of Geeks.

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Hope Nicholson, who edited the anthology, describes it as follows:

A new collection of intimate, vulnerable, inspiring, and touching stories about love, sex, and dating by your favourite creators of all genders. From stories about rejecting intimacy, to embracing it. Loss and love, and of course how our lifestyle as comic creators, sci-fi writers, and general fans affects it all.

The collection includes:

Cover art by: Becky Cloonan

Art by: Megan Kearney, Maddi Gonzalez

Illustrated stories by: Vita Ayala/Jessi Jordan, Saadia Muzaffar

Prose stories by: Dr. Nerdlove (Harris O’Malley), Diana McCallum, Hope Nicholson, Kristian Bruun, Gabby Rivera, Ivan Salazar, JP Larocque, Candy Palmater, Speranza, Gwen Benaway, Hope Larson, Cecil Castelluci, Patrick Rothfuss

Comics by: Dylan Edwards, Letty Wilson, Shee Phon, Hanna-Pirita Lehkonen, Maia Kobabe, Priya Huq, MariNaomi, Margaret Atwood/Michael Walsh/Jordie Bellaire, Levi Hastings, Ryan Dunlavey, Terry Blas, Amanda Deibert/Cat Staggs/Ryan Ferrier, Amy Chu/Valentine De Landro, Sfe Monster, Cara Ellison/Maddie Chaffer, Peaches, Shauna Grant, Gerard Way/Robert Wilson IV, Dana Simpson, Marley Zarcone”

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The Dark Horse panel will be Friday, July 21st at 10:00am:

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.  GEEKING OUT ON SECRET LOVES: WHEN PERSONAL TALES FILL THE PAGE (Room 25ABC)

The Secret Loves of Geeks is the newest anthology from editor Hope Nicholson about love, sex, and dating with stories from cartoonists and professional geeks who tell their intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring stories. Join Dark Horse creators of all genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds for a discussion on the modern idea of love.

A signing will follow at 4:00pm at the Dark Horse Booth (BOOTH #2615):

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. SECRET LOVES (OF GEEKS): Dylan Edwards, JP Larocque, Maia Kobabe, Vita Ayala

For more information on the panel, visit this link.

HAPPY CONVENTION, EVERYONE! And if you feel like catching up on old GAY NERDS eps, you can watch them here. Exciting news in the pipeline!

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Dreams really do come true! And it should come as no surprise to you that our dreams are very nerdy.

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GAY NERDS will be on Space Channel! This past Monday, the Toronto Public Library held a talk with series creator JP Larocque about the genesis of the show and queer representation in the media, followed by a screening of some of his favorite episodes.

And as part of the festivities, a crew from Space Channel’s InnerSpace interviewed JP, Ryan Kerr (Sammy) and Alexandra Wylie (Lana) for an upcoming segment. It was a fantastic evening, and one made even better by bringing the show one degree closer to Orphan Black. Call us, Tatiana Maslany.

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The episode airs Friday, October 2nd at 6pm & 11pm EST. Once the footage is online, we’ll make sure to post it here. And stay tuned for some exciting news about what’s next for the series. Goooooooooo GAY NERDS!

UPDATE 10/05! Here is the segment! Thanks for the love, Space Channel!

Have you been consumed by Spring Fever? Smelling lots of flowers while cruising those public parks? Us, too!

Lots happening in the month of May (and beyond):

On Saturday, May 3rd, GAY NERDS will be screening as part of Canada’s first web festival, The Vancouver Web Festival.

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The festival is a weekend-long affair, with a launch, awards, panels, and an awards ceremony. We’ll be part of the block screening at 2:10pm on Saturday. Exciting stuff! It all goes down at:

Imperial Vancouver (formerly District 319)
319 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2S7
Canada

Ticketing and additional information is available at the link.

On Saturday, May 10th, our show will be screening at not one, but TWO festivals in Toronto.

At 1:30pm, GAY NERDS will be screened as part of the LGBT Showcase at the inaugural TO WebFest.

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This is another fabulous weekend-long affair, with panels, screenings and an awards ceremony. Very honoured to be a part of this with our fellow web series peeps. It all goes down at:

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

At 8:30pm, GAY NERDS will screen as part of the 4th Annual Sudden Impulse Film Festival.

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This is our second year at this particular festival, and you can look forward to a fun night of drinking and live entertainment and screenings. It takes place at:

1035 Gerrard St East
Toronto, ON M4M 1Z6

On Sunday, May 11th, our fearless leader JP Larocque will be participating in a panel for TO WebFest, “Creating on a Budget.” It’s at 4pm in the Brigantine Room at the Harbourfront Centre.

And on Sunday, June 1st, we will be screened as part of the Web Series Showcase at the 24th Annual Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival.

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We’ve volunteered at and attended this festival since we were baby gays, so to be included as part of this year’s line-up is a huge honour. Here is JP Larocque alongside fellow filmmakers Pat Mills and Austin Wong at the launch party on April 30th.

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The screening is at 3:00pm, and will be the WORLD PREMIERE of our season finale, “The Fellowship of Sarah Michelle Gellar,” followed by a panel with the filmmakers at:

TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX CINEMA 2
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON
M5V 3X5
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Thanks for the love, folks! Whether you’re watching us on your desktops, laptops, phones or at festivals, we appreciate your support.

Some hometown festival love for GAY NERDS from the folks at Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. Come watch the premiere of our season finale “The Fellowship of Sarah Michelle Gellar” on June 1st! And stay for a panel featuring creator JP Larocque in provocative underwear.

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“Inside Out is thrilled to present the who’s who of the finest LGBT web series on the Internet. The Web Series Showcase features both critically-acclaimed titles and highly-anticipated debuts. The full line-up includes Little Horribles, F to 7th, Féminin/féminin, Leslieville, Gay Nerds, Other Men and Roommates. Filmmakers will be in attendance for a panel discussion on the meteoric rise of the web series platform on June 1 at 3pm.”

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas.

We’re still at it — putting the finishing touches on our second episode (for release in February) while finishing up production on the final episodes of Season Two. It has been a busy month! That being said, our cast and crew have been troopers — working through Polar Vortexes, power outages, ice storms, crowd scenes, unfortunate injuries, and even THE HOLIDAYS. What?!?

We’re SO proud of the work we’ve done thus far, and can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned for more snaps and info as we get closer to the release of episode two — “28 Gays Later”!

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Big love to Hope over at Geekpron (G33KPRON) for this fantastic write-up of our second season premiere!

“The first season, featuring slice-of-life parodies of Batman, Jurassic Park, Alien, Breakfast Club, and Silence of the Lambs featured quick witted dialogue and fantastic performances by the cast. I would also like to say, Gay Nerds is one of the highest-quality non-professional webseries I have ever seen in my entire life.”

WOW. Thank you. Check out the full article here.

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We’re still at it! As summer turns to fall, we are still hard at work crafting the second season of our show. Below are some production photos from our most recent shoot day.

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Robert Keller (Ralphie) and Ryan Kerr (Sammy) are enthralled by something off-screen. What is it?

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Director JP Larocque and Director of Photography Graeme Mislan work hard on getting the right shot. There’s an Easter Egg in this photo.

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On-set security. (The Easter Egg is more visible this time around.)

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Friends until the end.

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Possibly the best picture. Ever.

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Terrified in the woods.

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What waits behind that door?

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Shenanigans!

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Lots o’ gore!

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The boys strike a pose.

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Intensity.

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The ladies of GAY NERDS!

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Turning to friends for advice!

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Sammy, Paige, and Lana — together at last.

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Gay Scripting.

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He’s dressed in red, but everyone wants to see his pink ranger.

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Director JP Larocque helps to give Robert Keller some powerful motivations.

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It’s almost better without any context.

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Our version of 3D is having our actors thrust things into expensive camera equipment.

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Alexandra Wylie and Ryan Kerr yuck it up during a very early call.

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FACE!

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The set bustling with activity.

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Just a regular day.

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Paige (Justine Moritz) tends to fall head over feet.

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Our cast! Yay!

Stay tuned! Lots more to come!

Recently, GAY NERDS creator JP Larocque had the chance to sit down and interview some Toronto-based filmmakers for a piece on queer Canadian web series for the LGBT paper Daily Xtra!.

Check out the article here, which references Leslieville, Who the F**k is Nancy?, Out With Dad, Seeking Simone, Boystown, B.J. Fletcher: Private Eye, rihannaboi95 and GAY NERDS!

Support Canadian web series! #canqueer #lgbt #webseries

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