Category Archives: swedefest

Dork Approved: Swede Fest 12

Fresno is the epicenter of Swedes. What the hell are we talking about here? Well (kinda unfortunately) we’re not talking tall beautiful blonde people with fun accents. We’re talking about a sorta new genre of movie making.

If you remember the Jack Black movie “Be Kind Rewind” you might know what ‘swed-ing’ a film is. If not, read this. Or just accept that is a short version of an existing movie, scene or trailer. A lovingly done version. A version done in the dorkiest and most low budget way possible – that’s the art of it.

Lucky for us Fresnans we have our own festival devoted to this style of filmmaking called Swede Fest. Fresno was the only city with its own festival until it spawned others. So yes, Fresno is the center of a film genre. Beat that, Vancouver.

The latest Swede Fest (#12) had a solid batch of entries. PLUS it even had one involving podcast icon, Chris Hardwick, as Luke Skywalker, swede-ing the trench run scene. Haven’t been able to find the full version of it online but there is a short bootleg version. Luckly all the others are online, including our favorites, a mash-up from Dead In 60 Years:

And Napoleon Dynamite, done by some kids from a daycare campus (which makes it way more awesome):

Dorkgarden – Dorktown Episode 127

The crew missed ‘Fan Halen’ to bring this to you. That’s respect. That’s metal. Listen to Dorktown #127 for junk like:

  • More old Fresno businesses.
  • Quick Swedefest review.
  • Soundgarden’s new album.
  • A Bell’s “Or Game”. 
  • Music break: Natural Thrills
  • HIGH HORSE turns into a public restroom breakdown.
  • Bells and Becky’s BeerHistroy.
  • Careful how you rate your podcast on iTunes.
  • Fonzy Eyyys.

DOWNLOAD OR STREAM: dorkgarden127.mp3

You can also find this pod on iTunes and Stitcher. Like our Face and Tweet us. Thanks and junk! Dorktown is also on Untappd and Instagram! More “Dorkwork” podcasts include Flowing With Famous and The Perfect Pour.

Don’t forget to go out and have a nice craft beer from our Fresno Friends at Tioga Sequoia!

Dorktown Episode 102: Sweded Dorks

It’s taken years but Dorktown finally got the dynamic duo of Bryan & Roque from and Good timing too as their Swed Fest is coming Saturday and their sweded Avengers trailer has been exploding the Internet’s nerdy head.

So Bells and Mikey will be talking to them about that, other Fresno/Dumb Drum business and then add a good Star Wars rant to appease the Dork Gods. All within Dorktown Episode 102.

Listen by downloading or clicking the file below:


Music by Trumpet Solo and Rademacher (go buy Babyhawk Vol II).

Make sure to check out and head out Saturday for Swede Fest 8: