Episode 23 – WonderCon 2012

Well, July is just around the corner.  You know what that means!?!  San Diego Comic-Con!   Wait, what did you just say?  You didn’t get tickets?  Well, neither did we.  Luckily, we were able to take advantage of WonderCon’s temporary relocation to Anaheim, California this year and we’re here to bring you a little taste of our WonderCon 2012 experience.  Join us this week as we discuss some of our favorite experiences on the convention floor this past weekend, as well as our take on how WonderCon stacks up to the nerd-fest that is San Diego.  Grab your three day passes, hit the ATM, and don’t forget your poster tube (seriously, don’t) as we bring you WonderCon 2012!

(01:09) – When he’s not cross-dressing, Matt is keeping an ear open to the happenings around WonderCon. – Looper, The Nerdist Channel, Tournament of Nerds.

(06:35) -According to Ramses, comics are for nerds, but extraterrestrials are where it’s at, plus Adults Only zombies, failed predictions and toys! – Are We Alone, SETI@home, The Walking Dead, and the Square Enix Batman.

(12:35) – Robert shops like a pleb, regrets reading fantasy, debates writing Slash Fic, plus gender-bending.  Say what!?! – Journey, Ed Greenwood Presents: Waterdeep, and Captain Jack Sparrow.

(18:16) – Karen gets the group back on course (and away from Matt and Robert’s ambiguous sexuality) to report on more of the awesomeness coming out of WonderCon. – Geek & Sundry YouTube Channel, Wil Wheaton Tabletop, The Guild, Chris Hardwick, Casa de mi Padre with Louis Carazo, and American Vampire.

(24:44) – We jump right into the topic like geeky salmon swimming up a nerdy stream!  We talk how awesome it is to shop and connect in Artists’ Alley. – Pao and HANGBoY, Liana Hee, Brittney Lee and James the 7 year old artist!

(31:09) – Centaurs, Manticores, Epic-Level Shedus, oh my!  Robert leads us into our discussion on the look, feel, and execution of WonderCon vs. San Diego ComicCon, plus nerd stank, hurricanes, video games, and more! - Capcom, Dragon’s Dogma, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City,

(38:45) – All the Monkeys agree, less people means more quality geek time, stronger fandom and fan-bases, and depleted bank accounts. – Girls With Slingshots, comiXology, Wondermark, Sam and Max Monkey Island, and Symbiote Studios.

(45:27) – Gamers get their game on in a meta-petting zoo and we judge some who let their freak flag fly. – Munchkin, Malifaux, HeroClix, Magic: The Gathering, and Checkers, plus Boba Phat Pimp Boba!

(49:31) – If you poke around long enough, you can also find out some really awesome stuff getting produced, check out games, beg for freebies, and fill your stomach! – Kill Shakespeare, The Adventures of 19XX, Assault on Ultima Thule, and Cryptozoic Entertainment’s Locke and Key Game.

 

Closing Song – Don’t Stop Believing – written and performed by Journey

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2 thoughts on “Episode 23 – WonderCon 2012

  1. Thanks so much. I’m happy you are enjoying the show. Hopefully you are enjoying our other episodes just as much. =)

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