Flopcast 225: DragonCon Preview – Don’t Cosplay as Plankton

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Flopcast episode 225! We’re just days away from DragonCon, which means nerds and geeks from around the world shall soon descend upon hot and sticky Atlanta, Georgia. (Annoying reminder #1: Despite what everyone is saying, this is NOT the 30th “anniversary” of DragonCon. This is the 30th DragonCon. It started in 1987, if you want to do the math…) This year’s guest list includes Sam Jones (Flash Gordon!), Melody Anderson (Flash GordonAND Manimal!), William Shatner (TJ Hooker!), Erin Gray (Silver Spoons!), Judge Reinhold (every single movie from the 80s!), and more stars from Mystery Science Theater 3000, Firefly, iZombie, and all those superhero TV shows we could only dream of as kids. (The guy who plays Vibe will be there. VIBE. Time to practice our breakdancing…) Musical performers include Paul and Storm, Jonathan Coulton, Molly Lewis, The Doubleclicks, Mikey Mason, Kirby Krackle, and yes, Here Come the Mummies. We also have a few tips on surviving the convention as usual. (Annoying reminder #2: Vitamin C supplements, and all those products that claim to boost your immune system, will NOT help prevent con crud. Save your money. Or spend it on rum, which at least works as advertised.) And we run through Kevin’s DragonCon schedule — you can find him conducting tours for new attendees, meeting and/or greeting at the ESO Network Meet & Greet, and appearing on panels about Wonder Woman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Watchmen, Gotham, and more. See you there! As the old saying goes, we’ll have more fun than a whale shark.

Episode 225 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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Wizards, westerns, and the return of an iconic Star Wars weapon (hint: it’s the Death Star!): Fall/winter 2016 movie preview

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If you found the summer blockbuster season to be a little lackluster this year, never fear! Hollywood’s line-up of fall/winter movies is almost here, and it’s packed full of must-see movies and some potential breakout hits. Although it was tough to narrow down the list, here are the seven movies I’m most looking forward to later this year. Continue reading “Wizards, westerns, and the return of an iconic Star Wars weapon (hint: it’s the Death Star!): Fall/winter 2016 movie preview” »

The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Scifi News for 8/27/16

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Avery Brooks!!! What?!? Don’t worry it makes sense once you listen to my podcast. Putting that aside, what are the BIG 3 Scifi News items for this week?

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The ESO Pro Wrestling Roundtable Episode 34 – After the Slam

ESO Pro Ep 34This edition of ESO PRO has a full crew of awesome people to discuss WWE’s 2016 Summer Slam and all the ramifications it had! Join John Neal, Richard, Jonathan Williams, Mark Bousquet, and Earth Station One’s very own “Howdy” Mike Gordon!

The guys discuss everything from Finn Balor to his injury to the Women’s match that had everyone talking for the wrong reason. Since Finn Balor had to relinquish the title due to injury the guys talk about who the future Universal Champion might be. After Summer Slam things really heated up as Jericho had a back stage altercation with Brock Lesnar as well as Miz making some waves with a confrontation on Talking Smack involving Daniel Bryan. And what was up with Miz dressing up as a chicken and Dolph Ziggler dressing up as Colonel Sanders?
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Shall We Play A Game?

Dragoncon Ad for Scott and Debbie Viguie FinalWho is up for a game? This Dragon Con Scott and Debbie Viguie (Doctor Geek and Claire) have decided to have fun. Every so often we’ll Tweet out our location and a code word. The first person to find us at that location and give us the code word will get an Amazon gift card! (Limit 2 per person per day.) Join is in the fun! Scott will be on a couple of Alternate History Track panels and we can’t wait to start playing!

Debbie can be found on Twitter @debbieviguie Scott’s Twitter is @drgeeklab

The ESO 2016 Dragon Con Khan Report Episode 8

The ESO 2016 Dragon Con Khan Report Ep 8
Ready or not, the time has come! Dragon Con’s 30th anniversary party is about to begin and everyone is invited. Mike, Mike, Darren, MaryLouWho, and Dakoma report on some last-minute news and then are joined by Nikki Rau-Baker, Kevin Bachelor, Eternal Zan, and a variety of folks who left messages about what they are most looking forward to at this year’s show. But before we can lift our buckets or enjoy the pie, long-time listener Buddy Baker busts some common alcohol myths to help us prevail the long but fun weekend.
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The Earth Station One Podcast Episode 332 – Kubo & The Two Strings Review

Earth Station One Ep 332If you must blink, do it now. Pay attention to everything you hear from Mike, Mike, Ashley Pauls, Keith Johnson, and Paul Combs no matter how unusual it may seem. And it you look away, even for an instant, Paul may perish in the Geek Seat. The ESO crew review the latest Laika release, along with the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report and Shout Outs!
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Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 51: The Upside Down

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Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 51: The Upside Down. This week we travel through time and dimensions to end up upside down in 1983. This episode we are talk about the hit Netflix Original Stranger Things, so grab and Eggo and enjoy the show. We also discuss the passing of a cigar legend Carlos Fuente Sr. and review the Don Carlos Eye of the Shark. As we prepare for the madness that is Dragon Con, we update our Dcon newbies guide and discuss all the changes for 2016. In Nerd News we talk about a new Mary Jane, Bad Boys 3, a Clue reboot, a Lost Boys tv series, Metal Gear vs Zombies, and Ready Player One filming. Also we review the Imperial Doughnut Break by Evil Twin Brewing.
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Flopcast 224: Rick Springfield Petting Zoo

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Flopcast episode 224! Breaking news: The Olympic golf course has been overrun by capybaras (our favorite giant rodents), and it’s pretty much the greatest thing in sports history. Meanwhile, Kornflake and Doornail celebrate Thanksgiving, on the beach, in August. (Peppermint Patty was aghast… but at least the menu didn’t consist of popcorn and toast.) And Kevin’s summer of goofy retro concerts reaches its finale with three shows in a week: Rick Springfield (who introduced the word “moot” to pop music), The Go-Go’s (on their farewell tour — be sure to catch them before they stop-stop), and Belly (Boston’s mid-90s alt-pop heroes, back after a quick 20 year break). Now before we make our final preparations for FumpFest and DragonCon, we just have to launch our new fashion line for golfing rodents. (Yes, Kenny Loggins will perform “I’m Alright” at the runway show.)

Episode 224 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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