Over the years I have recorded various podcasts about the awesomeness of the San Diego Comic-Con. Some were post ‘wrap-up’ reviews and some were how to prepare for the show. Joined by a great group of SDCC veterans, we have tackled all kinds of highlights and issues related to the show. The 2009 episode is especially fascinating to listen to since so much has even changed just in five years (ignorance is bliss). For 2014, I’ll be posting more episodes so keep checking back!
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The Battle for Multicultural Heroes Panel at Comic-Con [July 2014]
For the second year in a row, the Battle for Multicultural Heroes makes it’s return to Comic-Con! I am joined by Youtube comedian Andre Meadows (@BlackNerd), professional cosplayer Linda Le (@VampyBitMe), and Dr Andrea Letamendi (@ArkhamAsylumDoc). We engaged a wide range of topics ranging from superhero stereotypes, cosplay, and race-bending. I was super honored to be a part of such a diverse range of experiences with this awesome panel. We all had a lot of similar pain and confusion growing up as well as we found our center in geek culture. Mobile click here.
End of the Road: San Diego Comic-Con in Review [July 2014]
It’s the end of the road for our journey to Comic-Con. It’s been an amazing year planning, preparing, and finally experiencing the greatest show on Earth. Joined by Megan Gotch of The Nerdy Girlie and Jeff Jordan of Nerds In Recovery, we discuss the amazing highlights and challenges. We review our favorite offsite events, panel highlights, the new Wonder Woman costume, and hard lessons learned about cosplaying. We also debate the success of Nerd HQ, the Hall H wristbands, and is Comic-Con really about comics. Sorry for the wind noise- recorded outside! Mobile click here.
San Diego Comic-Con Special Interview: Con Virgin! [July 2014]
There is nobody I love talking to more than a first timer to Comic-Con. During the show, Jeff and I set out to interview a ‘con virgin’ and we ran into Sean and Natalie- what a wonderful surprise! Sean and Natalie, who I met at WonderCon Anaheim, got engaged at my Battle for Multicultural Heroes panel a few months ago! It was the best way to end the panel and we were so happy to run into them again. While Sean is a seasoned Comic-Con vet and runs his own toy review YouTube channel, this was Natalie’s first time to experience SDCC! We not only talk about toy Exclusives but experiencing the show for the first time! Mobile click here.
San Diego Comic-Con Day 2: Hall H Strikes Back! [July 25]
I’m back in the wee hours of Hall H on Friday night to walk the never ending line. With the campers starting as early as 2:00, all the wristband groups were seemingly distributed by the 1:00a cutoff. My intentions were to interview fans from each of the A – D groups as well as those that didn’t make the cutoff. The journey took me to unexplored (and scary) regions of the Delta Quadrant and resulted in some great conversation. I uploaded this for you campers out there tonight- I hope this can keep you company as you fall asleep under the stars tonight. Good luck! Mobile click here.
Preview Night with Campers! [July 23]
It’s finally here! After all the waiting, crying, praying, registering, weeping, gnashing, and celebrating, Comic-Con 2014 has finally arrived! Now begins running the gauntlet of line waiting. Whether it’s waiting for Hall H or a Hasbro Exclusive, overnight camping is now a necessary part of the Con experience. @Nerdy_Something and I hit the lines late night to talk to the campers and ask them how early they got in line, why they are willing to camp, and what they hope to see. Mobile click here.
Road To Comic-Con Ep 04: 4-Day Program in Review [July 14]
Only 10 days left till SDCC! For this action packed episode, I am joined by @Nerdy_Something and special guest Megan Gotch of The Nerdy Girlie! We start out talking about Megan’s journey from fan to blogger and what the The Nerdy Girlie has meant to her. Then we review the just released 4-day mega-packed schedule while highlighting some of the special panels that might get lost in the hype. We then conclude by touching on some of the newer offsite events just added to the week. Mobile click here.
Road To Comic-Con Ep 03: Warner Bros Preview [July 5]
Only 18 days till SDCC! Here is my Road to Comic-Con Episode 03, the ‘Great Outdoors Edition’. Joined by my trusted geeky colleagues, @Nerdy_Something and @ScottNorth, in this episode we discuss Flash, Gotham, Constantine, and the Warner Bros line up. After that, we answer some Twitter questions from you, then comment on the latest Comic-Con Exclusives. Check it out and leave your thoughts below! iPhone users click here.
** Corrections: I mention Hall A when I meant to say Hall H when referring to the Funko Booth**
Road To Comic-Con Ep 02: Beginners Guide to the San Diego Comc-Con 2014 [June 23]
We are almost 1 month from the San Diego Comic-Con 2014! In grand tradition, here is my ‘Pre Comic-Con’ podcast to help you prepare for this crazy 4 days in San Diego. This is a very meaningful podcast to me personally because it’s a reunion of the very same group of friends from our very first pre SDCC podcast in 2009 (when I was with a website called BabbleOn5.com). On this 1hr 20 min show, we talk about general preparations, how to tackle the showroom floor, standing in line for Hall H, outside events, and much more. This is perfect for you first time attenders but will also include a lot for you veterans. iPhone users click here!
Road to Comic-Con Ep 01: Get Unstuck [June 16, 2014]
For this Tip of the Day, I’m starting my “Road to the San Diego Comic-Con podcast series”. In years past, I have done a big pre or post Comic-Con podcast joined by fellow SDCC veterans. For this year, in order to provide the best content, I will be doing a series of shows over the next month. So in this first 22 minute episode, I will answer a reader question about how to get ‘unstuck’. Then I’ll highlight an offsite event, an SDCC Exclusive, and a Comic-Con focused Twitter account. More to come! iPhone users click here
Geek Therapy Podcast and The Battle for Multicultural Heroes 
I was very honored to join host Josue’ Cardona on the Geek Therapy podcast this past week. Geek Therapy are an awesome group of mental health professionals that use comics and superheroes to help us understand ourselves and culture better. On this episode, I had a chance to discuss why I am so passionate about my ‘Battle for Multicultural Heroes’ panel that I have been hosting at different comic cons around the nation. We discuss the importance of role models, the dangers of stereotyping, and the ethnic challenges ahead in comics, TV, and film. If you are interested, I will be hosting the Battle for Multicultural Heroes panel at Philadelphia Comic Con (June 20) and at the San Diego Comic-Con (TBA). iPhone users click here
2013 San Diego Comic-Con Survivor Guide
My official 2013 Comic-Con Survival Guide Podcast is here! Partnering with my sister site @BabbleOn5, I am joined by con veterans @NerdOutburst, @TheSeanConnelly, and @Nerdy_Something. Collectively, we have accumulated over 25 years of con knowledge just for you! In this 55 minute discussion, we talk panel lines, shopping on the showroom floor, cosplay etiquette, what the big panels will be, outside events, and more. Thanks for listening and comment if you have any of your own suggestions. iPhone users click here
Beginner’s Guide To Comic-Con 2012
Navigating Comic-Con for the first time can be a daunting task to say the least. Most people I talk to admit that if they knew more, they would have done their first con differently. So along with the usual BabbleOn5 team, I have posted a ‘Beginner’s Guide to Comic-Con‘. For this 1 hour podcast, we cover tips for preparing for the trip, the exhibitor floor, panels, after parties, etc. Hope you enjoy it and we hope to see you at the Con.
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San Diego Comic-Con 2010 Wrap Up
I host the 2nd SDCC BabbleOn5 podcast with the usual suspects covering all the highlights from 2010. This year was the biggest ever bringing out Hollywood’s A-list newcomers like Angelina Jolie, Bruce Willis, Harrison Ford, Will Ferrill, Tina Fey and much more. Since we did the full 4 1/2 day experience, we dive deep into the best panels, the showroom floor, and offsite events. It was an amazing year! iPhone users click here
San Diego Comic-Con 2009 Wrap Up
This was my first Comic-Con focused podcast done with my old site BabbleOn5- but with the same group of nerds from over the past few years. 2009 was a fascinating slice of time since it was right at the boom of SDCC as well as her 40th anniversary. This year was also the emergence of geek culture and the rise of Comic-Con in the popular arts. This podcast will also give you a glimmer of how exhausted you feel after the 4 day trek!
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