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”→
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! “Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com
Just a couple of months ago I stumbled across the website for the Augusta Toy and Comic Show.
I was planning a trip to Wilmington, North Carolina to see my family and just happened to notice something about this convention on Facebook. I thought “Hmmm, June” and then I thought “Oh – Augusta” and checked the dates just to see if anything lined up. Sure enough, this show takes place the weekend we were going to be leaving for Wilmington. And Augusta, if you don’t know, is in between Atlanta and Wilmington.
Recorded LIVE at Dragon Con 2018 for the American Sci-Fi Classics Track!
Listen in as some of the contributors to The Joy of Joe – a book celebrating GI Joe fandom – share their memories of America’s movable fighting man with a capacity live audience at the greatest con around! Featured panelists include Jim Beard, James Palmer, Award-Winning Bobby Nash, Michael D. French, Andrew E.C. Gaska, and of course our own Dave West. Be sure to join the Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!
Most of the guests and programming aren’t necessarily geared towards my interests. The average attendee age is probably young enough to be my child. I know very few people who go, so there’s not exactly a ton of folks to hang out with.
The energy at MomoCon, however, is like nothing I’ve ever experienced.
You guys know I’m a Dragon Con guy. But that’s a whole different beast. The energy at MomoCon is vital and positive in a completely unique way. The array of gamers, cosplayers, anime fans, and genre enthusiasts of every stripe all exude this powerful force of goodwill. There’s a sense of love and hope in the air that is energizing and wonderful.
MomoCon is Atlanta’s other huge convention. And it’s growing at a rapid rate. If I had to describe it in a few words I’d say it’s the Robin to Dragon Con’s Batman. It has a lot of the same traits, but it’s younger and more energetic and if I’m being honest probably a bit smarter (this is Tim Drake Robin). Continue reading “MomoCon 2019 – Who to See”→
So if you haven’t already read my recap of Days of the Dead you might want to do that now. Or maybe you’re just a really big Edward Furlong fan. Whatever your thing is man. Well for all you big Edward Furlong fans out there here’s the audio for the panel he did at Days of the Dead last month. I don’t want to give anything that he talked about away so just listen. Looking back I do want to know why no one asked about Pet Sematary II. Probably the same reason no one asked him about that Crow movie he was in. Never mind; answered my own question. It’s not just another tragic story of someone who got too famous, too fast, too young. I will tell you that I’m planning on looking up the movie Arachnoquake now though. This is the only panel I got to record this year, but I still did better than Dragon Con last year so quit your bitchin.
Join me again in a few weeks for some all new non-convention related content!
Yeah, I’m a little late getting this up. I had to post my “best of 2018” stuff before Dave fired me, but I’m finally going to talk about Days of the Dead. This was my third year attending, and it’s always a blast. If you haven’t checked it out yet I highly advise you to hit one up in a city near you. Continue reading “Days of the Dead – Atlanta”→