About Jason Bucky Roberts

Being a product/child of the 80’s, Jason Bucky Roberts was born in California. Being raised on Saturday morning cartoons, watching the rise of gaming consoles and taking part in the never ending war between Apple and PC. Jason as become a mild-mannered blogger & super nerd. Fighting a never-ending battle for fandom, cosplayers, & the Ameri-CON way! Typical social media evangelist. Avid gamer. Professional zombie specialist and a devoted reader. Jason’s current Twitter handle is Jason Bucky Roberts ‏@iRoberts3

The Pop Culture Pub Podcast: Mister Bad Guy

On this episode of ‘The Pop Culture Pub Podcast’ hosts Chris Lockhart and Jason Roberts are joined on the show by MD Jackson (from ‘This Week from the Cave of Cool’ podcast). They are discussing “Bad Guys” on this episode. They list off their Top 5 Bad Guys from pop culture and discuss the qualities that make a “good” bad guy.

https://thepopculturepub.podbean.com/e/mister-bad-guy/

Oh Loot Crate….

So. I figured I’d give Loot Crate another try.. This time I ordered 3 different creates for Unboxing. Last time I ordered anything from them, shipping was WAY OFF! Plus with missing items, no refund, zero reply from customer service.. One would think I would just walk away at this point. But these creates were just too good to pass up. Plus I got some rather big discounts on them.

So with this looking hopeful, shipping now has a delay.. This is the email that was sent to me. If anyone gets loot crate, pay attention.

Due to unforeseeable reasons, we may ship a crate later than expected. Check the chart below for your new estimated shipping. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

After the completion of each sales period, if a crate is On Time then it will be removed from this list. If there are updates to the ship date, it will remain listed until it has shipped.

If your estimated shipping is On Time, Click Here to see your estimated delivery window.

I mean I get it, things happen. But give their history with me, can’t help but worry haha. The crate I placed orders for are Fallout Crate, Core Loot Crate, Anime Crate. Guess we’ll see which one gets here first.

The Pop Culture Pub Podcast : Annoying Things in Pop Culture

This is definitely the first episode of a franchise topic, because there is so many things that annoy us: ANNOYING THINGS IN POP CULTURE.

Hosts Chris Lockhart and Jason Roberts are joined on the show by Richard Rehder. Some of the points discussed include: Re-casting unnecessarily, bullying/toxic fandom, secrets in plot lines, lazy people, empty cities in animation, lens flares….

Buck Rogers 40th Celebration Comes to Rogue Valley Comic Con

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the popular science-fiction adventure television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and the Rogue Valley residents are set to celebrate the occasion with nobody but Buck himself. Actor Gil Gerard, who portrayed the title character, will be making a rare Oregon appearance at Meadowlark Comic Con on May 11th, at Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center. Gerard will be joined by Felix Silla who was responsible for the physical performance of the robot Twiki. Felix Silla is also known for playing Cousin Itt on The Addams Family and one of the Ewoks in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars fans will also be able to meet Richard Oldfield who appeared as Rebel fighter pilot Hobbie Klivian (Rogue 4) in The Empire Strikes Back and delivered the line to Carrie Fisher “Two fighters against a Star Destroyer?” An American actor, Richard Oldfield has been living and working in the UK since the 1960s, and his Meadowlark Comic Con appearance is a rare chance for Oregon fans to meet one of the original trilogy Star Wars actors.
Also appearing at Meadowlark Comic Con are actors Rajia Baroudi and Alan Palmer who played the White Alien Ranger and the Black Alien Ranger respectively in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993), and artists Chris Marrinan (Nova, Wonder Woman, Doctor Strange) and Blacky Shepherd (Voltron, Pumpkinhead).
The convention welcomes fans of all ages to come and meet celebrity guests and local artists and creators, shop from comic book and toy vendors, attend panels and special movie screenings with celebrity Q&A, play video games, learn LARPing, play escape room, and compete in the cosplay contest for a cash prize in kids and adult categories.
Meadowlark Comic Con is May 11th, 2019, at Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center. Door open at 10 am. Tickets: $10 online/$15 at the door (age 8 and above), Family Pack $35 (admit four, available online only). Kids under 8 years of age are free with a paid adult.

Wizard World 2019: Artists & Retailers

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Okay this one is more about the Artists rather than the retailers.. While there is a number of great retailers that come to these events. I feel this year wasn’t that great.. I found a lot of them to be over priced for what they were selling. For example: one retailer would be selling a Pop Head at $40. Now you can go two spaces down and find the same one for $20 or $15…. Plus there seems to be a number of complaining coming from the booths. Stating that no one is buying anything and “trying” to cause guilt trips into buying their stuff.. Personally I found myself think they should have made plans on selling and/or pricing for their products. I really don’t feel bad for them, specially the ones selling autographs of actors or guest for almost double what they are worth. Plus the fact you if you selling autographs of guest who are there at the Comic Con. Why would you buy just pictures for a 100+, when you can get a more personal experience with them and a picture…? It annoys me to no end with these people. I had one guy bitch at me because he put his all his money into this event, in hopes of a profit. This went on for almost 15 awkward minutes. He had nothing but autograph pictures…. No clothing, props, figures.. Just pictures… In the end I just walked away, stating you should have better business sense and know your demographic better. Before wasting all your money on this kinda project.

ANYWHO!! Sorry got on a random soapbox there.

The Artist:

I got to meet Randy Emberlin and wow. Super nice guy and funny. Talked to him for a bit about his art work and past job he had in the past. If you don’t know who Randy is, here is a small bio for you.

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Randy Emberlin is a comic book inker best known for his ink work on the Spider-Man comic books. Per the bio on his website, he currently lives in Portland, Oregon. He has spent the past 30 years working in a variety of creative fields, including as an illustrator of educational books and an animator on over fifty television commercials.

Over the last 20 years he is probably best known for his work as an inker in comics, with a resumé that includes long runs on The Amazing Spider-Man, G.I. Joe, Doctor Strange, Alien Legion, Ghost, and recently the Left Behind series for Tyndale House. He has worked with a wide range of pencilers.

I found myself buying a number of his pictures and getting is autograph as well. Plus the lack of Spider-Man artwork on my walls is rather bothersome haha.

static1.squarespace.comI also got to meet Mostafa Moussa and fell in love with his art style. With out even thinking about it, I got a drawing he did with Deadpool & Cable. As well as one of Harley Quinn. Mostafa has worked with DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, IDW, Dark Horse, Hasbro, Mirage Studios, Zenescope, Devil’s Due, Big Dog Ink, just to name a few. Personally I didn’t realize who he was till I saw his art work and put two and two together haha.