Needless Things at Dragon Con 2019!

This is it, Phantomaniacs – the place to find out where the Needless Things Irregulars will be during the greatest and best gathering of the year – Dragon Con!

Today I’m going to run down my schedule for Dragon Con, as well as panels featuring your beloved Needless Things crew! We have more on our schedule this year than ever before and I couldn’t be prouder of our team and our involvement in this annual event.

This year I’m on panels with the American Sci-Fi Classics, Horror, and Urban Fantasy Tracks, as well as a couple of celebrity panels. There’s no game show this year; instead we are presenting a very special, once-in-a-lifetime event. Continue reading “Needless Things at Dragon Con 2019!”

Needless Things Podcast 279 – Dragon Con 2019: Horror and Urban Fantasy Tracks

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Dragon Con 2019 coverage continues on Needless Things!

On this week’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast Dave talks to Carol Malcolm, Director of the Urban Fantasy Track, and Derek Tatum, Director of the Horror Track!
Listen in as Dave, Derek, and Carol discuss what’s current in horror and urban fantasy as well as their plans for their respective Tracks!
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Dragon Con 2019 – There’s an App for That

As of this writing the app came out yesterday afternoon. I haven’t even gone through it all with a fine tooth comb yet, but I’ve already got myself scheduled for more things than I can do. I’m actually on seven panels this year, and there are many others that I want to see. I haven’t even included time for things like Gnoll and I breaking out our Team Rocket costumes or just generally hanging around “the spot” with friends in a non-panel setting. For the first time ever I’ve given in and gotten a hotel room. It’s going to be pricey, but when I take a nap or get to sleep late it’ll all be worth it. Just remembering the trials and tribulations of taking MARTA last year makes it cheap at (almost) any price. Since this is my last post until after Dragon Con I’m going to fill it up with everything I’m going to do, would like to do, and just think sounds cool even if I know I probably won’t make it to. Please remember to update your app frequently for any important time or location changes. And just to make it extra easy for you to find me – the panels I’m on are highlighted in a fancy color. I mean, if you think blue is fancy I guess. Continue reading “Dragon Con 2019 – There’s an App for That”

Needless Things Podcast 277 – Dragon Con 2019: The Wild, Wild Classics Track

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Dragon Con 2019 coverage continues on Needless Things!

On this week’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast, Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track Directors “Jolly” Joe Crowe and “Gorgeous” Gary Mitchel return to the show to play some all-new minigames that demonstrate the fun of one of Dragon Con’s most beloved and interactive Tracks!
Listen in as Dave, Joe, and Gary highlight some panels and discuss this year’s exciting Classics Track celebrity guests!
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Needless Things Podcast 276 – San Diego Comic Con 2019: The Media

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Needless Things wasn’t in San Diego for Comic Con, but the Irregulars followed from afar and have plenty to discuss!

In this episode Dave, Head of Research Ryan, and special gust Mike Gordon run down the biggest and best movie/TV/comic news from San Diego. Marvel absolutely DOMINATED.
Listen in for all the SDCC entertainment news that’s worth knowing!
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Needless Things Podcast 275 – San Diego Comic Con 2019: The Toys

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Needless Things wasn’t in San Diego for Comic Con, but the Irregulars followed from afar and have plenty to discuss!

In this episode Dave and Head of Research Ryan run down the biggest and best toy news from San Diego.

Also, JAY IS FIRES.

Listen in for all the SDCC entertainment news that’s worth knowing!

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Dragon Con 2019 – Press Release and Big Guests

Well, it’s just over a month until Dragon Con. What does that mean? First, it means that I need to start drinking Emergen-C right freaking now. It also means that there are some status reports, updates, and press releases I need to get out into the world. Guests are still being added, and track schedules are far from finalized (drink if you even thought about asking when the app would be updated). There are still lots of exciting things that we do know so far. I’m gonna clear out a few updates and press releases before getting into the guests I really want to see this year. So much going on, and so little time before the party starts. I can’t believe that this will be my fifth year as a Dragon Con reporter. It seems like just yesterday I was taking “calming” shots to settle my nerves before my first interview. My nerves still get a little shaky even after all this time. So if you go to an early or mid-day panel where I’m speaking give me a big thumbs up for not dropping an f-bomb in front of your kid. Continue reading “Dragon Con 2019 – Press Release and Big Guests”

Needless Things Podcast 274 – The Summer of the Bat Live from Atlanta Comic Con

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This special episode of the Needless Things Podcast was recorded LIVE at Atlanta Comic Con 2019!

Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman changed Hollywood forever. The merchandising and marketing were unlike anything that the world had seen before, with Warner Bros. pushing the movie so strongly that it almost had to be a success.
And it certainly was.
While the movie itself merits hours of conversation, Needless Things Irregulars Dave West, Ryan Cadaver, Nicole Ghouled-Cadaver, and Chad J. Shonk presented this panel to a live Atlanta Comic Con audience to take a focused look at the cultural phenomenon surrounding the movie’s release.
From the shirts, toys, trading cards, stationary, and pool toys to the endless periodicals detailing every aspect of the film’s production, the team shares their fondest memories of that singular point in time.
Listen in as the Irregulars and members of the LIVE audience reflect on The Summer of the Bat on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
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Convention Recap: The 2019 Augusta Toy and Comic Show

NOTE: After coming back into work after ten days off, there was no way I could get July’s Previews post done by today. So that’ll be up next week.

As regular readers know, Phantom, Jr. and I attended The Augusta Toy and Comic Show a couple of weekends ago. It was an absolutely fantastic experience, so I wanted to share some of the highlights with you guys. Continue reading “Convention Recap: The 2019 Augusta Toy and Comic Show”