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.

Check Out: “pop pop..! it’s trash culture.: Flea Market Finds: Whatever Happened to Dead-Eye Duck?”

pop pop..! it’s trash culture.: Flea Market Finds: Whatever Happened to Dead-Eye Duck?.

“My Sundays off are mostly spent at the local flea market, a few towns over, twenty minutes or so from home-base. Attending so frequently, well, I don’t usually find anything big enough worth sharing here. The vendors rarely change, their wares even less so, but I still go a couple times a month, more out of habit than anything else. This weekend, I was able to deviate from my normal, boring routine, thanks to the semi-annual Rotary Flea Market at the nearby Marshfield Fair Grounds.”

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Podcast background2Yay!! Finally finished recording our first podcast for Eclectic Mayhem! And it actually recorded this time! Well I guess it recorded last time as well, it just didn’t have any sound :(. Now time to edit it up and make intros and ending music. Like I posted before about the Eclectic Mayhem Podcast can be found at:

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Mecca Lecca Hi, Mecca Hiney Ho!

Mecca Lecca Hi, Mecca Hiney Ho!

Podcast background2Yay!! Finally finished recording our first podcast for Eclectic Mayhem! And it actually recorded this time! Well I guess it recorded last time as well, it just didn’t have any sound :(. Now time to edit it up and make intros and ending music. Like I posted before about the Eclectic Mayhem Podcast can be found at:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eclecticmayhemp0dcast

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Mecca Lecca Hi, Mecca Hiney Ho!

Podcast background2Yay!! Finally finished recording our first podcast for Eclectic Mayhem! And it actually recorded this time! Well I guess it recorded last time as well, it just didn’t have any sound :(. Now time to edit it up and make intros and ending music. Like I posted before about the Eclectic Mayhem Podcast can be found at:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eclecticmayhemp0dcast

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If you want to get a hold of us, our email is Outlook: eclecticmayhempodcast@outlook.com

Eclectic Mayhem is not your Grampa’s pop-culture podcast. We’re out to ask the WEIRD questions and look at the topics the MAN don’t want us to talk about! Like… Critters vs. Gremlins? Or why Tom Cruise? Why? Join the revolution! Join Eclectic Mayhem!

We should be uploading episode this week!

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Geek FalloutIn Geek Fallout & Geek Fallout: the Comic Book Episodes Podcast news!! We have two new show up now:

Geek Fallout Ep #121: Fave Franchise. On this never-before aired episode of the Geek Fallout podcast we are discussing our favorite geek franchises.

Geek Fallout: The Comic Book Episodes Ep #31: Golden Age Comics. Host Erik Johnson is joined with Chris Lockhart and Chris Gaida. On this episode we are discussing golden age stories, characters and the like. It’ll be a swell of a good podcast!

We will be doing a new this Monday on Top 5 Dystopian and/or post apocalyptic futures! With Derek Ash hosting and myself editing, join the rest of the Geek Fallout crew. Also coming up on April 13th I’ll be hosting Geek Fallout and we’ll be covering the second part of the Stargate podcast that was part of original  late Random Nerdness Podcast. Topics for this podcast go as follow:

– *General Discussion* About the ending for Stargate SG-1

– The movies that followed after. Also talk about the original movie with Kurt Russell and James Spader

– Also thoughts on the current News that Warner Brothers and MGM announced plans for a reboot trilogy. Roland Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original film with Dean Devlin, will direct and Devlin will produce.

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batman-590x325Adam West and Burt Ward will return for animated ’60s Batman movie!!!! Yes that is right! They are coming back to the Dark Knight world and personally I’m rather ecstatic about it… If you couldn’t tell haha. To honor five decades of KAPOWs, Burt Ward told the Mad Monster Party that there will be a “new, animated Batman full-length 90-minute feature” in 2016, and “Adam and I are going to be doing the voices.” great news for the fans of the TV show. After a slew of rights disputes between 20th Century Fox (owners of the old Batman show), DC Comics (owners of Batman), and Warner Bros. (owners of DC Comics), the series finally got a home video release in late 2014, as well as a spat of DC Comics called Batman ’66 in 2013 and 2014.

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Knowledge Power Hour!

knowing-is-half-the-battleGeek: “The word geek is a slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people; in current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit, with a general pejorative meaning of a “peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual”.

Although often considered as a pejorative, the term is also used self-referentially without malice or as a source of pride. Its meaning has evolved to connote “someone who is interested in a subject (usually intellectual or complex) for its own sake”.

This word comes from English dialect geek or geck (meaning a “fool” or “freak”; from Middle Low German Geck). “Geck” is a standard term in modern German and means “fool” or “fop.” The root also survives in the Dutch and Afrikaans adjective gek (“crazy”), as well as some German dialects, and in the Alsatian word Gickeleshut (“jester’s hat”; used during carnival). In 18th century Austria-Hungary, Gecken were freaks on display in some circuses. In 19th century North America, the term geek referred to a performer in a geek show in a circus, traveling carnival or traveling funfair sideshows. The 1976 edition of the American Heritage Dictionary included only the definition regarding geek shows.”

Nerd:Nerd or nerdy is a descriptive term, often used pejoratively, indicating that a person is overly intellectual, obsessive, or socially impaired. They may spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular, obscure, or non-mainstream activities, which are generally either highly technical or relating to topics of fiction or fantasy, to the exclusion of more mainstream activities. Additionally, many nerds are described as being shy, quirky, and unattractive, and may have difficulty participating in, or even following, sports. Though originally derogatory, “Nerd” is a stereotypical term, but as with other pejoratives, it has been reclaimed and redefined by some as a term of pride and group identity.

The first documented appearance of the word “nerd” is as the name of a creature in Dr. Seuss’s book If I Ran the Zoo (1950), in which the narrator Gerald McGrew claims that he would collect “a Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker too” for his imaginary zoo. The slang meaning of the term dates back to 1951, when Newsweek magazine reported on its popular use as a synonym for “drip” or “square” in Detroit, Michigan. By the early 1960s, usage of the term had spread throughout the United States, and even as far as Scotland. At some point, the word took on connotations of bookishness and social ineptitude.”

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