A New Podcast Is Coming

Before I explain the new podcast that is about when the launch date is about to happen. I must share a bit of sad news about Geek Fallout’s end. Earlier this month the original owners/creators of Geek Fallout made the move and ended the podcast.

“Me(Mike King) and Richard Rehder are hanging up the Geek Fallout network. My first podcast was with them and still exists, with a new name, Tech Chatr, on the Chatr Nexus. If you don’t like tech talk podcasts, we will have other kinds of shows in the near future so stay tuned. And be sure to like that page and send in stuff you would like us to review, or if you would like to guest on our shows. Can’t wait to hear from you all

I’ve been doing Geek Fallout for a number of years and it was also my first introduction to podcasting as a whole. Because of this podcast I went on to do a number of shows, like: Trek1701, Random Nerdness, Geek Fallout Top 5, Eclectic Mayhem Podcast, Geek Fallout Comic Book Eps. While it is a sad time, it does gives us a change to start anew.

So with this clean slate, Chris Lockhart and I are now starting up a new podcast called The Pop Culture Pub. This is Chris’s brain child and asked if I would be his new co-host for the show! Together we’re working to bring something new to the table and bring in some past podcasting friends. The current link for the show is on Podbean (The Pop Culture Pub ) and there is a iTunes profile being made at the moment. I’ll post that here soon! There is current a few shows posted, that were made by Chris Lockhart explaining the new show and the over all idea behind it.

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New Podcast: 2018 Comic Book Movie Preview (GFCB Vol 2 Ep3)

Finally I have the right episode selected. We are talking the 2018 Comic Book Movie season. Chris Lockhart is joined on the show by Calvin Heighton and Jason Roberts.    See you next week for our review of ‘Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’.

Source: 2018 Comic Book Movie Preview (GFCB Vol 2 Ep3)

News From Wizard World

News From Wizard World

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So earlier I got an email informing me that John D. Maatta has been named President and CEO of Wizard World, Inc., effective Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Wizard World, Inc. Appoints John D. Maatta President and Chief Executive Officer
Wizard World, Inc. today announced the appointment of John D. Maatta as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Wizard World is the leading producer in North America of…

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News From Wizard World

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So earlier I got an email informing me that John D. Maatta has been named President and CEO of Wizard World, Inc., effective Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Wizard World, Inc. Appoints John D. Maatta President and Chief Executive Officer
Wizard World, Inc. today announced the appointment of John D. Maatta as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Wizard World is the leading producer in North America of events and comic conventions that celebrate the very best of pop culture, celebrity, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology and live music.

“John brings Wizard World his solid entertainment industry experience and proven success in creating innovative content and distribution strategies. Wizard World is poised to expand its already significant footprint, and John will work with us to guide the company to its next phase of growth and beyond,” said Paul Kessler, Chairman of the Wizard World Board of Directors.

Maatta has enjoyed a particularly successful career as an entertainment executive, having served as the first employee of the WB Television Network, as well as the unnamedExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of both the WB and the CW Television Network—where he was the co-head of the network for more than six years. Maatta served in various capacities as an executive at Warner Bros and Lorimar-Telepictures Corporation for almost 28 years.

“Wizard World is the preeminent producer of pop culture multi-city tours that aggregates huge audiences of fans across the country. Wizard World comic conventions are high-energy events bringing entertainment fans the most sought-after and interesting celebrities and content from movies, television and music to technology and sports. Wizard World is on the verge of becoming an especially powerful force in the entertainment industry as it rapidly expands into the area of content creation together with the launch of new distribution initiatives. Wizard World stands squarely at the intersection of the audience, celebrities and cutting edge content. Wizard events are the sweet spot where the entertainment industry interacts one-on-one with its audience,” said Maatta.
Mr. Maatta currently serves as the President of UNICEF in Southern California, and as Chairman of the UNICEF Chinese Children’s Initiative.  Additionally, Mr. Maatta serves on the Board of Trader Vic’s Corporation, and is a member of the advisory Board of the Asia Society.
Mr. Maatta’s appointment will be effective as of May 3, 2016.

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic convention pop culture events across North America that celebrate the best in celebrities, pop culture, movies, television, music, sports, cosplay, comics, technology, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, and collectibles. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each Wizard event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, movie screenings, and music concerts Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store (www.shopwizardworld.com), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ (www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can access Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and other social media platforms.

My Thoughts On Wizard World Portland

My Thoughts On Wizard World Portland

WWCC20160220_092746.jpgSo if you been following my Twitter, you know I’ve posted a lot of updates and pictures of Wizard World this past weekend and still are posting things about it haha. I was lucky enough to bring my family with me, but I was thinking about making another personal post about our family adventures at Comic Con. I wanted to focus more on the press side of things on this post.

IMG_20160221_123633The lay out was rather…

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My Thoughts On Wizard World Portland

WWCC20160220_092746.jpgSo if you been following my Twitter, you know I’ve posted a lot of updates and pictures of Wizard World this past weekend and still are posting things about it haha. I was lucky enough to bring my family with me, but I was thinking about making another personal post about our family adventures at Comic Con. I wanted to focus more on the press side of things on this post.

IMG_20160221_123633The lay out was rather different this year. At first I wasn’t too sure I liked it. But it flowed rather well! When you first walk into the area you have all the exhibitors; SO MANY EXHIBITORS! A lot of cool stuff to be had and alsoIMG_20160221_123049 a lot of random treasures. Now behind that you have the autograph area and photo ops. Moving to your right you’ll find the Artist Alley which is beyond cool. Then They did something a little new this year or at least new to me.. They had a gaming event area, filled with new video games and TableTop. They also had a land area for tournament gaming by Bandai Namco and some esports area. I thought everything was very well organized and everything flowed smoothly. The only problem I had was some of the panels I wanted to go to overlapped each other or I was only given a few minutes to get there in time. But that happens at every Con haha, I don’t think that will change anytime soon.

received_10154144866981996The staff was super nice and answered every question you can throw at them. The only down side I had, small as it may be; I ran into Billy Mitchell who is best known for recording high scores on classic games from the golden age of arcade video games. I kinda knew he was a “jerk” at times (I’m putting that nicely). But I walked up and asked him how he was doing and then asked if I could interview him. He didn’t even look at me, just rolled his eyes and said, “right…” and kept walking past me. Okay.. Whatever that means hahaha. I really didn’t expected much from him, but I didn’t expected that. So moving along from that useless drama haha.

received_10154144866916996There were a lot of cosplayers and all were super nice and willing to answer any questions you have. One of them was dressed up as Neelix from Star Trek Voyager, sadly I forgot this guys name. received_10154144866971996But he was apart of the Star Trek Fan of the NW group and panel called “Let’s talk about the next Star Trek series”. Super nice guy! He spent over 2 hours in make-up for the Neelix cosplay and it’s been a work of love for himself. Later he told me that he was planing on going to Vegas for a Star Trek Con received_10154144866951996there. The Panel that himself and others put on was rather interesting. It was cool to sit back and hear everyone talk about what they would like to see in the new series. Like do we want a ship or no ship? Enterprise or another ship? Even a different time period for the show to take place. They even went as far as talking about plot ideas, planets, space stations, actors, etc. I got a lot of this panel recorded for my podcasts and will share that with you very soon.

Weta Workshop was also at the Con. this year. They had so many props and make-up effects, even had a part where you can get make-up put on you, but everything they had was amazing. Founded in 1987 by Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger as RT Effects, Weta Workshop has produced creatures and makeup effects for the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and20160220_150807 Xena: Warrior Princess and effects for films such as Meet the Feebles and Heavenly Creatures. A digital division, Weta Digital, was formed in 1993. Weta Workshop’s output came to worldwide prominence with director Peter Jackson’s film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, producing sets, costumes, armor, weapons, creatures and miniatures. It supported the creation of Reclaiming the Blade (2009), a documentary film on stage combat, historical European and Asian swordsmanship. So that should give you an idea on they are about..

They also had a Star Wars Fan Panel: “There has been an awakening… can you feel it? The future of fandom has irrevocably been changed with the release of The Force Awakens. Join professional nerds as we discuss 4 decades of Star Wars, challenge the audience inreceived_10154144867106996 trivia, and speculation on what the future of the Star Wars universe. Hosted by Tony Kim (@Crazy4ComicCon.com)” Who is a great blogger that I follow and sadly I didn’t get a chance to meet him. The panel was great and fun to be apart of.

I got to meet so many great people and interview a number of them before hand as well. I can’t wait till next year and really get into it :). If you happen to get the chance to go to Wizard World at any point, Do so! People there are super nice and easy to work with. A lot more organized than the first year they did this, a lot of hard work and love went into this event and it shows. The next post will have links to the podcasts with the interviews & panels that I was apart of.

Comic Book Trivia Of The Day

Comic Book Trivia Of The Day

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Question 1: What type of radiation led to the creation of the Hulk?

Gamma Radiation

Question 2: (True or False) During the Civil War, Iron Fist was opposed to the Superhuman Registration Act.

TRUE

So now with today’s questions!

Question: What is the profession of Jennifer Walters, a.k.a the She-Hulk?

A: Doctor

B: Singer

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