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Spoiler Alert Theatre : The Robin Williams session

P.O.I network hosts Da Nerdette, The Jedi Ras, El Hawkez, Anthony Bachman, Francis “The other guy” and Che assemble to pay tribute to the genius of Robin Williams by journeying through his entire filmography.

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An Elegant Weapon Episode CXIII…Can’t Rain Everyday

robinwilliamsWe first pay tribute to the legacy of Robin Williams before a chat with guest Rochelle Davis of The Crow.

If you or someone you know is sad, talk to them, hug them. One love…     For help with depression please call Canada’s Mental Health line.

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Two J’s later Episode 26

Jay and Josh chat Guardians of the Galaxy, TMNT and more!

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Media Junk Food Podcast Episode 16

Phoenix and Sheryl welcome back Jay Kent and The El Hawkez for another pop culture chat ‘em up !

Episode 16

 

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Back When We Were Interesting Ep. 19 – Mork Returns To Ork

Welcome to Back When We Were Interesting, where we talk about the stories and the experiences that make us and you, interesting. This week is all about Robin Williams as we remember his amazing body of work. From the funny to the dramatic, we reminisce about the impact he had on our lives as an actor, and how he will be missed. And in a change of pace, we discuss depression, and how it impacts people’s lives.

If you are depressed or feel suicidal, know there are people listen. Also, please visit the following: Call 1-800-273-TALK in the U.S. or visit IASP or Suicide.org to find a helpline in your country.1-800-273-TALK1-800-273-TALK

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Nan Desu Kan 2014 Guests……….so far

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Hey everyone!  Nan Desu Kan (NDK for short) is only a month away!

NDK 2012 was my first time there, and i was instantly hooked.  Getting to see all the amazing CosPlay, the Japanese products and the mass amounts of Voice Actors there, I knew i had found another amazing Convention.  Held at the DTC Marriott in Denver, Colorado over 3 days of Anime awesomeness.  This year the Con will run from September 12-14 2014….Since 2012, this has become what i do on my Birthday weekend.

Since my first time at NDK in 2012, I’ve been given the amazing opportunity to be part of their Press Team.  Last year I was given the chance to sit down with 3 awesome Voice Actors that I interviewed for the podcast.  What i learned from all 3 of the artists i spoke with were to never give up on your dreams and push yourself to excel.

Going to NDK is eye opening – All the CosPlay on display is such great quality, it amazes me.  I don’t even know 99% of all the characters, but it doesn’t matter, because the amount of detail that goes into these costumes is nothing short of awesome.

This years line up is already shaping up to be another fun filled Birthday weekend for me.  Im really excited to see that David Vincent is returning for a 2nd year in a row!  Last year, at his Voice Acting Panel i was opened up to some of the inner workings of the VO/VA world, and he gave the panel attendees some great advice, tools and websites to better work your demo reel for Voice Acting.

For a look at some of the other amazing Guests that have been announced so far, check out NDK’s WEBSITE for further info on Guests and all the info you need for tickets!  We will see you September 12-14………ill gladly accent your present for my Birthday as well.

Here are some pictures from last year after our interviews with Tia Ballard, Todd Haberkorn and Taliesin Jaffe

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The Intensely Banal Adventures Of That Guy

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Have you checked out what Dave the Drummer has been cooking?  Check out his video series, The Intensely Banal Adventures of That Guy?  He just sent us his 3rd episodes and its hot off the presses!  Be sure to check out our YouTube by clicking HERE

 

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Back When Podcast Ep 18 – Science Fiction Theater

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Welcome to Back When We Were Interesting, where we talk about the stories and the experiences that make us and you, interesting. Guardians of the Galaxy is the number 1 film in the country, and Josh Hawkes and Francis Fernandez talk with special guest Shelley Rossell, discussing the films and television shows that got us into the SciFi genre. It’s Star Wars, Flight of the Navigator, & the obscure films that brought us into the genre on this week’s nostalgia filled Back When Podcast.

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An Elegant Weapon Episode CXII…Drunk On Comics Crossod

Join The Jedi Ras as he and Dereck of The Drunk On Comics podcast bring you a special cross-pod comics review edition of our respective 112th episodes. Books reviewed and discussed include The Wake, Dead Letters, The First Hero, Bodies and the Justice League.

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Back When We Were Interesting Ep. 17 – Our Childhood Movies Just Got Ranked

Welcome to Back When We Were Interesting, where we talk about the stories and the experiences that make us and you, interesting. In this outting, we fall in love all over again with the movies we grew up with, as Josh Hawkes and Francis Fernandez list the top five flicks that molded their childhood. From the Disney flicks that sang the catchy songs to adult themed cinema that went over our heads and into our hearts as we sit back, grab some popcorn, and get nostalgic on this week’s Back When Podcast.

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The Dragon Fisters Episode 128: Actual Play – Blood and Medal

Protection of the caravan carries on, while Shai attempts to carry on dealing with the loss of her (second) friend.  Meanwhile, the party must deal with the repercussions of their heroic actions while defending this most important delivery.

 

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Gamerstable – Ep172 House Rules

We’re not talking about the shit your dad used to say when you sassed him. We’re talking about rules that have been implemented in games, or omitted, by the players and GMs.

If you have some input on this, leave a comment here, via email or on our Facebook page.

Cast – Eric, Dan, Mike and Shawn

Episode 172

 

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Media Junk Food Podcast Episode 15

Phoenix and the gang welcome Jay Kent, the man behind the leaked fake Batman v Superman script.

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Hybrid Interests Ep 29

Im joined by Jason from AlcohalCinema – We get way off course and pretty much chat about a bunch of movies and eventually get into talking about podcasting and other Geekery.  Make some popcorn and enjoy as we just geek out about movies, what we loved, liked and disliked of titles from yesterday to just recently.

I had the honor of appearing on his show, Alcohal Cinema just after the recording of this podcast – Be sure to check out the fun we had talking about Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure!

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Hybrid Interests Ep 28

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This time i’m joined by POI Family member, Jason Webb.  We chat about Geekdom, Batman, Comics and more!  Get your Earl Grey out and enjoy an International conversation from Denver all the way to England

Be sure to check out PointsOfInterestPodcast.com for Jason’s comicbook reviews!
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An Elegant Weapon Episode CX…The Stoned Scribe

Andy “The Writer” Vega of The Adventures of Superstoner returns! We chat about the Cannabis Cup ’14, meeting Tommy Chong, Star Wars news, comics and a whole lot more! WARNING: Prepare your bics…

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The Dragon Fisters Episode 126: Actual Play – It’s a Caravan!

The party, recently returning from a successful hunt, returns to their somewhat menial positions within the settlement.  However, a short time later, news comes in of a caravan needing an escort from Langen.  Several units – including those or our party – are called upon to assist, and of course where our party goes trouble will soon follow.

Jesse (Game Master), Dave (Ro’Dash), Kelli (Falltu), Gabby (Shai), Besse (Rusk), & Trevor (Tarik)

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Gamerstable Social Media Gaming – Ep171

Something we know a little about is the next wave of tabletop gaming, social media gaming. It is using social media to make connections, find games or even play the games themselves. We asked our friend Kevin to join us to help elaborate on this and share his experience with it.

If you have some input on this, leave a comment here, via email or on our Facebook page.

Cast – Eric, Dan, Kevin, Brandon, Mike, Jayson and Shawn

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A Critical Moment of Awesome Ep. 159: Microwaves & Other Kitchen Appliances

Hello everyone, how’s it going? We’re fine, thank you. Dave the Drummer and Francis the Other Guy are bringing you a brand new Critical Moment of Awesome. It’s more Australian and Irish morning shows, kitchen appliances, talking animal movies, Weird Al, female Thor, vikings, black Captain America, ethnic superheroes, working, longest movie ever, robots, and so much more. It’s paper anime robots giving us the love on this week’s Crit Mo.

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You’re listening to A Critical Moment of Awesome, the devolution of a great idea. From pop culture, to music, movies, games, science, food and more, we really do cover it all. If you want to suggest a topic, have questions or want to tell us what we got wrong, write us at critmo@mail.com. Thanks again for listening.

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Back When We Were Interesting Ep. 16 – One Comic Book Short Of A Longbox

Welcome to Back When We Were Interesting, where we talk about the stories and the experiences that make us and you, interesting. This week is the San Diego Comic-Con, and as a result, Josh Hawkes and Francis Fernandez talk about their history with comic books. From what started them on the medium, to their favorite characters like Scott Pilgrim and Deadpool. It’s a fun time to be had as we skim through the panels, enjoy the art, and collect the trades on this week’s Back When podcast.

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Tart …a tri-national comic book review

We here at POI are proud to bring you another of our patented tri-national comic book reviews. This review we bring you a beautiful series, Tart, by writer Kevin Joseph and artist Ludovic Salle. If we peak your interest please visit the kickstarter for Tart and support!

From Canada…   J.M. Clark reviews Tart

From America… Francis Fernandez reviews Tart

From Britain … Jay Webb reviews Tart

 

 

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An Elegant Weapon Episode CIX…Mad World

Patch Silver, artist behind the amazing new graphic novel Mad World , joins the Jedi Ras for a chat about life, liberty, and the pursuit of making comics.

Visit the kickstarter for Mad World and visit the facebook page for more incredible art.

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A Critical Moment of Awesome Ep. 158: Why oh why didn’t I take the BLUE pill?

Do you like horrible singers and controversy? Are you looking for two guys who would never pay more than a dollar for potato salad? Then you’ve found the right place, as this week’s Critical Moment of Awesome have Dave the Drummer and Francis the other guy discussing The Red Pill an feminism. But that’s not all! Its talk of Yoko Ono, and a lovely voicemail from our number one fan, the Dawn of the Rise of the Plant of the Apes, Of The, review, Snowpiercer review, talk about potato salad kickstarters, Casper the Friendly ghost movie, and so much more. Tell your friends, your neighbors, your coworkers about the amazing-ness of Crit Mo, and our love of Sincere Sarcasm.

You’re listening to A Critical Moment of Awesome, the devolution of a great idea. From pop culture, to music, movies, games, science, food and more, we really do cover it all. If you want to suggest a topic, have questions or want to tell us what we got wrong, write us at critmo@mail.com. Thanks again for listening.

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The DragonFisters Episode 125: Actual Play – Teeth, Claws, and Pointy Ears

This Episode:  During their expedition outside the fences of the settlement, the party discovers something very out of the ordinary.  Well, ordinary perhaps for people not used to fighting things with claws that come out of virtually nowhere.

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Back When We Were Interesting Ep. 14 – Camping Is In-tents!

Welcome to Back When We Were Interesting, where we talk about the stories and the experiences that make us and you, interesting. Josh Hawkes and Francis Fernandez visit the great outdoors as they talk about the joys of camping. From fires, to tents, to the woods as your bathroom, the stars are your blankets and the ground is your bed, as these two campers sing some campfire songs of nostalgia on this week’s, Back When podcast.

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Two J’s Later Episode 25

Jay and Josh celebrate their 25 episode with yet another jovial jabber on! 

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Denver Comic Con 2014 Pictures!

Follow the link below to see our entire Denver Comic Con 2014 picture gallery!  We had such a great time and cant wait to return next year!

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Sam Witwer sits down with Josh during the StarFest 2014 Weekend

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StarFest 2014 – Held at the DTC Marriott in Denver, Colorado – Get all the info on StarFest at, Starland.com

This was Josh’s First onscreen inteview.  Sam Witwer and Josh sat down to chat about Star Wars, Voice Acting and general geekery.  Watch the video HERE

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The Next Element #43

Hola, pod personas. Your boys are back and this time it’s the “Don’t call it a remix/remake” episode! Prepare yourselves for the best, worst, and most feared rehashings of your favorite books, movies and tv shows.

Episode 42

 

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An Elegant Weapon Episode CVII…There’s Bacta In My Bong.

El Hawkez joins The Jedi Ras to talk Star Wars,Episode VII, recant his tales of Denver Comic Con 2014 and discuss the differences in cannabis use between Denver and Toronto.

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The Media Junk Food Podcast Episode 14

Phoenix and Sheryl welcome Adam Stabelli for a chat about all the recent happenings in geek pop culture and give out some geekly advice to questions posed by you, the listeners.

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Back When We Were Interesting Ep. 12 – Summertime & The Living Was Pretty Easy

Welcome to Back When We Were Interesting, where we talk about the stories and the experiences that make us and you, interesting. This week, Josh Hawkes and Francis Fernandez celebrate the fact that everyone is graduating, by talking about our own graduation and high school life. We get our diplomas, party at our grad nights, and toss our caps in the air. It’s all that nostalgia and more on this week’s Back When Podcast.

 

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The Dragonfisters Episode 122: Actual Play – Final Destination

This Episode:  Having opened a portal at the seventh – and final – pillar, our group must now decide how to proceed.  Will they find out what is on the other side, or will they be forever stuck in this plane of existence?  Or possibly, option C.

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Gamerstable Sidegaming – Ep167

We’re not sure if it is an actual named thing, so we are coining it right here. Be it passing notes or using modern technology to manipulate the action, sidegaming is a way to keep players involved, engaged and thinking about the game.

If you have some input on this, leave a comment here, via email or on our Facebook page.

 

Cast – Eric, Shannon, Dan, Brandon, Mike, Jayson & Shawn

 

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The Wombmates Episode 82: Saturday AM in the House!!!

wombmatesspoonWe welcome David Yoon and Fredrick Jones ( @YOONICORN8710 and @Saturday_am on twitter) to talk about Saturday AM! It’s a genius way to get to know all the great up and coming American Manga stars all in one place! With deals like 400 pages of comics for $5 its a no brainer to check out! Here’s the site Saturday AM.com !!! As always…enjoy!

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Denver ComicCon 2014 – The Recap!

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In this episode – Che and Josh recap what was an amazing weekend at Denver ComicCon 2014.  Held over the weekend of June 13-15; DCC2014 saw just over 86,000 people walk through its array of Comics, Venders, Movie Cars and Stormtroopers.

Che was lucky enough to interview Lou Ferrigno (Find it HERE) Saturday morning at the Convention.  Josh caught up with some Artists, and sat down with the creator of My Gal, The Zombie; Dan Conner (http://crazygoodcomics.com/) to discuss art and crayons.  Then its just a recap of the weekend and what fun there was to have, plus a little Thank You to Denver ComicCon and DStreet

Be sure to stop at DenverComicCon’s WEBSITE for all the latest goings on for DCC2015 and keep an on our WEBSITE  for updates on where we’ll be next!
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The Lou Ferrigno Interview!!

Here it is Kids – The Lou Ferrigno interview that Che conducted Saturday morning at DCC2014 – We learn about his time as a Sheriff and how much he enjoys helping people.  We also learn a bit about FerrignoFit.com – Listen in and enjoy!

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Denver Comic-Con 2014 – The Recap

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Denver Comic-Con 2014 – 3 days of Geekery that went on from June 13-15 2014.  Held at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver, the Convention had its biggest year to date; over 86,000 attendees.  This is up 20,000 from last year.  The Convention itself was larger this year, taking over the entire Convention Center.  Denver Comic-Con (DCC) benefits the newly renamed Pop Culture Classroom, an organization that teaches literacy and art to children via Comic Books.  An all ages, Family friendly event that celebrates not only Comic Books, but also Toys, CosPlay, Technology, Art, and FUN!

This year we were once again Honored to get the pleasure of covering DCC as a member of the Press/Media Team.  POI has been covering the show since 2012 and this year was our best yet.  What this meant for us, was to do and see as much as we possibly could to provide you the reader with a sense of what its like to be at such an amazingly run show.

With 300+ Artists and Celebrities and just as many hours of programming, it was hard to decide on what to attend or go see.  DCC lined up some amazing Guests this year.  Caity Lotz, Julie Newmar, Adam West, Burt Ward, , Michael Rooker, Lou Ferrigno – the list goes on!  Amazing Artists like Robin Childs, George Perez, Robert Elrod, Dan Conner and Allen Bellman.  This year, DCC really outdid themselves.

As i mentioned in the Day 1 Recap – Friday was a day of finding where booths were located and meeting up with Friends.  Che and I got some information on the interview we were to conduct the following morning (more on that later) while Katie was hard at work snapping off pictures of some amazing CosPlay and Merchandise that Venders were selling.

Day 2 started off with what could only be described as a BANG!  We had the amazing opportunity to interview Lou Ferrigno.  Che stepped up to the plate for the interview (which you can listen to HERE) and did a great job.  I could tell he was a little nervous, but he handled it well.  We even made the day of 1 of the 860+ Volunteers who helped Che by taking video on his phone while we spoke with The Hulk!  He got a picture taken with Ferrigno and about lost his head afterwards.

Saturday we took a ton of pictures.  There were so many amazing costumes this year, i love how CosPlayers step it up every year – Even Katie dressed up this year as a Sith Lord Snow White – The best CosPlay that i saw the entire weekend was a Skeksis from The Dark Crystal.  The 501st was on point with their enormous booth.  Attendees really seemed to dig all the different costumes from TIE Pilots to Royal Guards and even Darth Vader himself.  The Colorado Movie Cars were in full effect.  These cars are amazing to look at, and look TV/Movie accurate.  The General Lee, Tim Burton’s Batmobile, K.I.T.T from Knight Rider and even the Turtles Van.

The highlight for me on Saturday was the Arrow panel with Caity Lotz and Stephen Amell – These two really knew how to not only tease the attendees with future info, but also could bust the entire room into laughter.  During the panel, both Lotz and Amell mentioned that Emily Rickards (who plays Felicity Smoak) learns her lines by rapping them – Lotz called Rickards and she too spoke to the Attendees as well.  I also got the opportunity to speak with local Artist, Dan Conner creator of My Gal, The Zombie for the podcast.

Saturday closed out with me being stopped by the local CBS News affiliate for an interview about the Convention.  This was really exciting for me.  I was able to plug POI, but also provide some fun answers to the questions that were asked.  Unfortunately, I was cut from the final product for time – but it was still fun

Day 3 – Sunday.  It’s always so hard for Sunday to arrive – Yes, you are tired, but you also don’t want to Con to come to an end.  Sunday was all about getting our final shots and stories for our Photo Album and Podcast episode.  There should be a fun story about SciFi Speed Dating here, but unfortunately, we missed every session due to our picture-taking or chatting with Artists.  We spent the day meeting up with Friends and getting our final shots.  A highlight for me was right at the end of the Convention, it seemed that EVERY person that was there at the time, dressed as a DC character was up on the stage on the ground floor – there were 10’s of Harley Quinn’s, Batman’s, Jokers and even a few Batkids, KidFlash and even a Nighwing – all standing on a stage at the same time.  It made for fun pictures for the crowd and its a great window to how many versions there are of the same characters.

Sunday was a special day – It’s always so hard to have Sunday come to an end.  Even though at this point of the weekend you’re tired, and every step you take is heavier than the last.  This is the day that you have to say goodbye to Friends you may not see until next years Convention Season, or finally decide on that print or toy you’ve been eyeing all weekend.  Its your last chance to meet the amazing Guests that were lined up for 2014.  But what was different this year is the amount of people who attended Sunday – Most times, Sundays are very quiet and you’re able to move more freely – DCC 2014 proved that having amazing Guests and Exhibitors will continue to bring in Attendee’s until you have to push them at the Cons end.  I couldn’t believe how busy Sunday was.  Easily the busiest Sunday I’ve attended this year.

Denver ComicCon 2014 was easily the best of the 3 years it has existed.  From Guests, Programming, Artists and Vendors – to the incredible Staff and Volunteers that made the entire show run so smoothly.  Each member of these groups should get a High Five for their hard work.  We here at POI had a total blast.  We have a ton of stories that you will here in our DCC recap Podcast episode.  Thanks to EVERYONE at DCC!  We are proud to say that we have been apart of the Convention since Day 1 in 2012.  Thank You to DStreet, the PR Team that not only worked hard to set up interviews and meetings for the 300+ members of the Press/Media Team, but also for the communication leading up to the show, and for having us back!

Be sure to check into our FaceBook page for our Photo Album of DCC2014 and PointsOfInterestPodcast.com for our wrap up episode.

Until DCC2015 -

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Denver ComicCon Day 1 Recap

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What a day – For a Friday, the place was packed!

As i usually do on Day 1 of any Con, i get my bearings and find out where my Friends booths are at.  The Convention floor is HUGE this year.  Everything is laid out well and there seems to be more room in which to maneuver around the mass amounts of people who have already attended so far.  Even the passes this year look amazing.

Che and I met up with my Sister-in-Law and the 3 of us walked about the main floor, mingling with artists and show goers alike.  I made my way over to the ‘Podcast Peak’ and introduced myself to some of the shows showcased this year. There are so many talented people, and everyone has been really friendly.  I had a chance to sit down with Dan Conner, creator of My Gal, The Zombie and we recorded a short segment for the wrap up podcast after the weekend is done.

I got some pictures as well, please check them out and we’ll have our full photo album after the show is over.

Day 2 tomorrow – ill be back to recap what is looking to be an amazing day

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An Elegant Weapon Episode CVI…It’s a Toe Tag Riot!

The Jedi Ras is joined by the creative force behind the new comic Toe Tag Riot. Sean Von Gorman(The Secret Adventures of Houdini) and Matt Miner(Liberator) talk about the inspiration, conception and future of Toe Tag Riot.

Visit the kickstarter for Toe Tag Riot and support the cause!

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Back When We Were Interesting Ep. 10 – Back to Square One on Day Time TV

Welcome to Back When We Were Interesting, where we talk about the stories and the experiences that make us and you, interesting. This week’s episode is brought to you by your dad! Happy dad’s day! This week, Josh Hawkes and Francis Fernandez talk TV. From 80’s like reality TV to game shows to even PBS shows. We go 80’s and 90’s on you as we recall the rotary phones and naughty cable channels.  It’s all that nostalgia and more on this week’s Back When Podcast.

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An Elegant Weapon Episode CV… From Tatooine with Love

The Jedi Ras is joined by his Rogue Squadron, The Bach-man, El Hawkez and The Other Guy for a chat about all the latest news surrounding Episode VII.

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The Next Element Podcast #42

This episode Anthony and Colin are joined by the voice of Future Pro Wrestling himself Mr. Matt Burden. Join us as we take a pod voyage to movies,11 O’clock ComicsMatinee IdlesThe (PKD) Black Box, pod influences, the good and evil of the internet, superhero movies, stand up comedy, LCS’s (that’s local comic shop to you newbs), kids in a golden age of superhero movies and a whole lot of wrasslin talk!

You can find Matt @Matt_Burden
Wrasslin goodness @FPWuk and FPW and on Future Pro Wrestling on FB
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The Dragon Fisters SPECIAL Episode: Actual Play – Practice Dungeon Delving

We go back… way back to before our group was even our group.  Before the introduction of Gallyn into the campaign, we did an intro of John in a little session of Dungeon Delvers.

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Gamerstable – Ep165 Movie Mining: Raiders of the Lost Ark

If you ask ten different gamers what kind of campaign they would like to play in, nine (if not ten) would say “Raiders of the Lost Ark”.

We decided to watch the movie and then discuss this theory. Is Raiders the perfect game, and is Indiana Jones the perfect hero?

If you have some input on this, leave a comment here, via email or on our Facebook page.
Cast – Eric, Mike, Dan, Brandon, Shannon, Jayson & Shawn

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Two J’s Later Episode 24

Josh and Jay discuss Josh’s upcoming coverage of Denver Comic Con 2014 as well as Sparkle Girl, Green Arrow, the Warner Brothers movieverse and Godzilla. Ya know, those ole’ chestnuts.

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Back When We Were Interesting Ep. 9 – A Mosh Pit Of Infomercials

Welcome to Back When We Were Interesting, where we talk about the stories and the experiences that make us and you, interesting. This week, Josh and Francis catch up from the last two weeks and we find ourselves with our hands in the air as we talk concerts. Then somehow it goes into infomercials and commercials of our childhood and college years, as we reminisce about the slogans and the characters that made us the consumers of today.  It’s all that nostalgia and more on this week’s Back When Podcast.

Josh’s Fiverr – http://www.fiverr.com/joshrhawkes

Francis’ Fiverr – http://www.fiverr.com/sortageek

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Francis – @sortageek on Twitter

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A Star Wars discussion

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I recently posed a question to the POI crew and what follows is that discussion – Please feel free to comment and join in on the conversation!

Josh Hawkes – I’m sure we’ve all discussed on our shows the future of Star Wars, but if we were in charge of making the movies,  what would you put in the flicks and why? And where the hell is Lando?…… OK… Respond!!

Jason Webb – Im not particularly a huge star wars fan, my opinion though the new movies should be darker more dark side, more Sith. I think the original trilogy had a good balance, prequels were a little bit more sweetness and light, love stories and such. I personally would go dark and give only the slightest bit of hope to keep people believing but start killing off people too, both sides. I think in this age, that would be the only way to go, its what people of this generation expect now I think! I think the missing Lando from episode 7 is kinda strange to be honest, I thought they would have had him back. I just hope the cast is able to pull off a better performance than people are expecting. Either way it just adds to the most epic summer of cinema in many years. 2015 is gonna be the year I finally buy a year cinema pass!

Francis Fernandez – I definitely liked the Star Wars films, but I’m more a fan of Star Wars as a concept (and as a result, the video games) more than an actual film series. Still, if I were to have control over the films, I would skip the story of Luke, Leia, and Han, and go straight to their children, or their children’s children. No need for this post war evil. It’s like the Star Wars universe can’t have a moment of peace! Let there be a time of peace, where the original trio die after a long and happy life, and then the Sith reappear after amassing power both in army and in the Force, for a new battle to begin. Or better yet, a story where the Sith and the Jedi have to work together. Oh and Lando? He’s alive, tended by his and Leia’s love child. But if you’re talking about Lando in Ep. 7, I hope he died a heroic death and Han and Leia honor him by naming their son after him.

Overall, I’m excited for the next film because it’s not George Lucas. It’s nice to see the vision of another pair of eyes and ears on this project. With the casting of Gwendoline Christie, aka. Brienne of Tarth, & Lupita Nyong’o, it looks like it will be the opposite effect of the prequels, and end up being the new bar for Star Wars films. Do I believe J.J. Abrams is the end all of film makers? No. But I think he’ll do a fine job of making an amazing series of films that will live in the hearts of adults and kids for generations. And thank God, because somebody needs to wash out the bad taste of Jar Jar Binks.
Josh Hawkes – I agree with aspects of both of these responses.  First up, I think the new Trilogy will be a bit darker than the past films.  It seems to be more of what the audience wants these days – Look at the new Superman movie or the recent Batman flicks.  The idea of the Sith coming back in greater numbers and ability is intriguing, yet at the same time; aren’t we ready for a new enemy?  What i would like to see is all the abilities we’ve read about for years in comic books or what we’ve seen in the cartoons over the years.
On Francis’ point of the new Trilogy NOT having The Lucas Touch is both interesting and scary for me.  This is after all Lucas’ story and baby – But i think he got sucked in too much by building a CGI movie and lost what it is that made the original movies so much fun…..Practical Effects.  The recent video Abrams posted that shows a creature walk through the shot for me, was quite awesome.  To me, he said I’m using practical effects in this movie’ without saying anything was rad.  Movies should have CGI added to make the scene better, not base the whole things on CGI.
Lets talk about Lando – I missed the chance to ask the man Himself at a recent Convention – I really wanted to know why he hasn’t been announced for the new movie.  Francis – Its quite possible that he and Leia have a love child and he’s got a nice place in Cloud City, waiting to take over the joint when Lando is ready to retire.
All i know is that, Summer of 2015 is going to be the Summer of The Wars for me.  I cant wait to see what we will be presented and what new adventures we will go on with the universe many of us love and grew up with.

 

 

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Denver Comic Con Welcomes “Doctor Who” Star Karen Gillan

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DCC 2014 Features Extensive “Doctor Who” Programming, Actors, Writers and Crew

 

DENVER – May 30, 2014 – Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference (DCC), a program of Comic Book Classroom (CBC) designed to help promote literacy through pop culture, today announced Karen Gillan as a guest the 2014 convention. Gillan will be appearing in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” later this summer and is best known as Amy Pond, the Doctor’s companion in “Doctor Who.”

DCC’s “Doctor Who” programming also includes multiple panel sessions, as well as writers, crew members and additional celebrity guests—including previously announced Sylvester McCoy, the seventh Doctor and Peter Davison, the fifth Doctor.

“With the number and quality of ‘Who’ guests and panels, DCC is essentially featuring a ‘Doctor Who’ convention within the convention—in fact, it’s going to be one of the largest in the country,” said Bruce MacIntosh, CBC chairman and director of DCC programming. “The show is so popular that we’ve tripled the number of panels each year.  In 2014, we’re going to have over 25 hours of programming about the various characters and elements of the show—and that doesn’t even count the standing-room only Q&A sessions in our massive Main Events Halls with the Doctor Who guests.”

In addition to DCC guests and programming, Comcast Xfinity is partnering with BBC America at the convention and will have Doctor Who-related themes, prize packs and other giveaways.

Additionally, along with activities and surprise guest appearances, the 8,000-square foot Comic Book Classroom Corral area on the show floor will feature “Doctor Who” crafting and other surprises for kids and teens.

As contracts are completed more guests will be added and additional panels will be scheduled. A complete list of “Doctor Who” and other pop culture and comic book guests can be found atwww.DenverComicCon.com/guests.

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Karen Gillan – From 2010 to 2013 Gillan played Amy Pond, “The Girl Who Waits” and companion to Smith’s Doctor on “Doctor Who.” The Scottish actress will be appearing in the upcoming Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy” as well as “The List,” and has the lead role in “Selfie,” an upcoming ABC pilot that is a modern re-telling of the “My Fair Lady” story.

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Peter Davison – Davison played the fifth Doctor from 1981 to 1984. He has since returned several times to the world of Doctor Who. In 1993 he appeared as the fifth Doctor in “Dimensions in Time” as part of the BBC’s annual Children in Need Charity drive, and in 1985 he narrated an abridged novelization of “Warriors of the Deep” for BBC Worldwide’s “Doctor Who” audio book series. Most recently, Davison has had recurring roles in “Law & Order: UK,” “Pat & Cabbage” and “Inspector Lewis.”

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Sylvester McCoy – As a comic act and busker McCoy appeared regularly on stage and on the BBC in the 1970s and 80s. In 1987 he became the seventh doctor in the in “Doctor Who.” McCoy is also known for his recent work as the wizard Radagast the Brown in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit.”

About Comic Book Classroom

Comic Book Classroom is a charitable organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development. CBC creates programs for underserved students, schools, and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. CBC is the organizer and producer for the DCC. www.comicbookclassroom.org. 

About Denver Comic Con

Entering its third year, the DCC is Denver’s premiere fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media. It is also an extension of and an awareness builder for its parent organization, Comic Book Classroom. For the latest news and information, visit www.denvercomiccon.com.

Thank you to 2014 Denver Comic Con associate sponsors Xfinity, Westword, Denver’s Own Channel 2, 106.7 KBPI Rocks the Rockies, Guiry’s, Go Recycle Yourself, Illegal Pete’s, StylinOnline, Breckenridge Brewery, Hard Rock Café, and Mile High Arcade.  Special thanks to our contributing sponsors the Denver Outlaws, The Wizard’s Chest, PrintNinja, Microsoft Store, GEICO, and Photobucket.

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A Critical Moment of Awesome Ep. 150: “I’m So Street, I Get Parking Tickets!”

Last week, Dave the Drummer and Francis the Other Guy tried to take things seriously. This week it’s back to nonsense as we review Dave’s new favorite movie, “Still Flowin” starring, directed, written, and produced by Bad Music Video alum, Raed. While Francis dies in horror, Dave squeals with glee. We even squeeze in an “X-Men: Days of Future Past” review and some talk about Twitter crusades, and much more. Keeping the #cancelcritmo flames fresh on this week’s episode.

Bad Music Video Of The Week: 3 Second Rule – Lisa Gail Allred http://youtu.be/57Sb14dyaUc

You’re listening to A Critical Moment of Awesome, the devolution of a great idea. From pop culture, to music, movies, games, science, food and more, we really do cover it all. If you want to suggest a topic, have questions or want to tell us what we got wrong, write us at critmo@mail.com. Thanks again for listening.

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