This episode of the Needless Things Podcast was recorded in front of a packed ballroom audience at Dragon Con 2018!
The man called Sting is one of the most decorated and celebrated heroes in the history of professional wrestling. The Nature Boy Ric Flair is an unprecedented sixteen time World Champion and is generally regarded as the greatest professional wrestler of all time. These men have faced each other – and hundreds of other opponents – countless times through the decades. And now, moderated by your Needless Things host, they will share tales of battle and glory LIVE from Dragon Con! Listen in as Dave takes the stage with two of wrestling’s biggest legends! 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!
THIS is THAT interview! Conducted in front of a live audience for the Puppetry Track, this conversation includes Kirk’s work with the Henson Company as well as many other puppetry-related projects. Kirk has lived an amazing life in the entertainment business and has a multitude of diverse experiences to share. Listen in as Dave and Kirk share a bit of Fireball and some laughs LIVE from Dragon Con 2018! 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!
Recorded LIVE at Dragon Con 2018 for the Horror Track!
John Carpenter’s Halloween changed horror cinema 40 years ago. Our pal Derek Tatum put together a roundtable of luminaries to discuss the original as well as the upcoming sequel. Our own Dave West moderated a fantastic panel consisting of author Mari Mancusi, author/illustrator Catherine M. Scully, author Valerie Hampton, and author Clay Gilbert.
The group discusses the impact of the original film and the significance of its holiday setting. Michael Myers, Laurie Strode, and Samuel Loomis are also discussed in-depth, as their complicated relationship contributes hugely to the lasting appeal of the film.
Listen in as this talented group dissect one of the greatest horror films of all time on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
Sometimes you have to post something from a site that no longer exists just so that you can turn it into Dragon Con media relations. Sometimes the head of the site you write for changes the entire thing immediately after Dragon Con. These is/are one of those times. So if you read this on the old site I won’t be offended if you don’t read it again. Continue reading “Dragon Con 2018 – The Dragon Awards”→
Needless Things’ own Dave West had the privilege of moderating several celebrity panels at Dragon Con this year. Each was an amazing experience in and of itself, but one of the most moving and emotional experiences came from an hour with professional wrestling legend Ric Flair.
Listen in as the Nature Boy shares stories of life, business, and family on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
If you missed part 1 of my recap you can go here to get caught up.
Now where were we? Oh yes, Thursday evening. I hung out with Rich near the ballroom where DCW would be happening, and had a few drinks to ready myself. I don’t know if it’s because everyone new about the new official start day or wrestling has just gotten that popular, but the line went on forever. We stood with the Hooligans in the overflow area for ages as the line just kept coming. It was starting to look like the room would fill before we could get in. That was certainly not going to happen to us so we started frantically messaging Schweck (who was inside reserving our rows of seats) to come out and get us. He finally did, but once inside it turned out that some interlopers had joined us. I didn’t mind sitting in the second row; until Noel and Rebeccah left for another event, and Rich moved to the first row. So there I was all alone with only a few total strangers in my row. I stuck it out for a little while. I did get to see Sting, Lita, and Ric Flair at least. After a bit I did miss having someone to talk to so I wandered off in search of something slightly more social. I ran into Dave, Ryan Cadaver, and Nicole at the Hilton and the dance party of foolishness began. “Hilton World” was a nice touch. I like that they went with a theme, and apparently so did some of the people wearing inflatable dinosaur costumes. I mean, it did fit with their whole thing after all. Once the dinos hit the floor the DJ decided to make it extra, and played “Walk the Dinosaur “. Look it up youngsters. Much drinking, dancing, and general silliness ensued. Things got even better once wrestling let out and a bunch more people joined the party.Continue reading “Beth’s Dragon Con Recap: Part Two”→