Our guest is an old friend of Michael’s from Denver, long-running sci-fi convention attendee and staffer, co-founder of Denver Comic Con, and all-around nerd, Michael Newman. The Michaels sat down the last day of Gally and talked about our Rocky Horror Picture Show cast days, Penn Jillette’s Movie Night, Gallifrey One, John Barrowman, Gally ribbons, Denver Comic Con, Nerd Culture and fandom, The Denver International Film Festival, Tim Curry, cosplay parenting, Doctor Who, Star Wars: The Special Editions, Peter Capaldi, and the all-embracing nature of modern fandom.
This is a special mini-episode, and the second of the podcasts we recorded at Gallifrey One. Our guest is UK Award winning author of several horror/fantasy novels, short stories and novellas, Sam Stone. We sat down to discuss her new book series, The Jinx Chronicles, as well as Gallifrey One, the convention circuit, Sam’s other works, Doctor Who, and new music by Sam’s daughter, recording artist Linzi Gold.
This past weekend we attended the world’s largest and longest running fan-run Doctor Who convention, Gallifrey One. During my weekend, we managed to record several podcasts, and the first was with Steven Schapansky, co-founder of the world’s most popular Doctor Who podcast, Radio Free Skaro. We sat down in the middle of Lobby Con at Gally Friday night and talked about Gallifrey One and other Doctor Who conventions, podcasting, the evolution of fandom, and our favorite show, Doctor Who.
Heading to the world’s largest and longest running annual fan-run Doctor Who convention, Gallifrey One, this weekend! This year’s guest list has a great mix of new and classic series names, as well as nearly the entire main cast of Torchwood! I’m hoping to run into some listeners, record some full and mini-episodes, nerd out about my favorite sci-fi show ever, and most of all, HAVE FUN! I’ll be posting lots of pics next week. This year should be a hoot!
NOTE: Gallifrey One 2015 sold out in April, 2014, but there’s always next year if you don’t have a ticket.
Our guest is 3D graphic artist and creature modeler, Anastasios Gionis. We talked about live podcasts, bones and anatomy, Warner Brothers cartoons, Robert McKimson, growing up Greek in America, Cyrillic vs. Greek letters, celebrity impersonations, 3D character modeling, digital creature rigging, CG vs. practical effects, Alien, Stan Winston and Legacy Effects, 90s animation, 3D digital sculpting, The Strain, The Seventh Son, Japanese Anime, nerd culture, Metal music, video games, Greek mythology, Ray Harryhausen, and Silent Hill.
I performed standup for the first time in over 20 years on Thursday, February 5 at Red Balls Rock ‘n’ Roll Pizza in Moorpark, CA. This was a great moment for me, and was a personal triumph over my fears. I’m planning on doing more soon!
This week is a full-length episode with 20-year LA Progressive Rock band, Rocket Scientists. Eric Norlander, Mark McCrite, Don Schiff and Michael talk about musical instruments, showbiz stories, playing in Vegas, reading music, album production, progressive rock techniques, intersecting musical genres, musical roots, album-oriented rock, first bought albums, collecting music, record vinyl, album art and packaging, their newest album Refuel and EP Supernatural Highways, French horn, music videos vs. touring, Steam Punk, and far too many bands and artists to list.