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”

2019 Augusta Toy and Comic Show

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.

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Needless Things Podcast 266 – The Joy of Joe Live from Dragon Con 2018

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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.
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MomoCon 2019 – What to Do

I love MomoCon.

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.

You guys – people are dancing everywhere. It’s great. Continue reading “MomoCon 2019 – What to Do”