My Comic Shop History 4.6: Con Season Survival Guide

Host Anthony Desiato recruits two convention veterans and Alternate Realities refugees, Drew Cheskin and Brian O’Dea, to share their tips for surviving comic conventions. For those attending a large show for the first time, the episode covers budgeting time and money, navigating the show floor, deciding what type of show experience you are looking for, and more. Midseason finale. “Con Season” will resume in September. This summer, be sure to keep tuning in for a two-part “My Comic Shop Book Club” event and a four-part “Beyond My Comic Shop” miniseries, all available under the My Comic Shop History feed!

My Comic Shop History 4.3: Con Season at C2E2

Host Anthony Desiato conducts a post-mortem on 2018’s C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) with ReedPOP Content Coordinator Chris D’Lando and C2E2 vendor/Undiscovered Realm owner Chris Wilcock. The trio recounts their experiences on the convention floor, from running the show to slinging Pops to hosting a panel. It all begins with a pair of red trunks

Beyond My Comic Shop: The Road to Con Season

Host Anthony Desiato sets the stage for Season 4 of My Comic Shop History with a con-themed double feature. First, Anthony speaks with Dan Greenfield (13th Dimension) and Chris D’Lando (ReedPOP) about their experiences on the convention floor. Then, Anthony trades road trip tales with comic book creator Gregg Schigiel (Pix) and retailer Chris Wilcock (Undiscovered Realm). (Encore presentation. Originally aired as two episodes of Flat Squirrel Tales on 6/28/17 and 7/26/17).

Beyond My Comic Shop: Cosplay Goals

Host Anthony Desiato gets a crash course in cosplay with his wife, Stephanie, and guest Justin De Voe as the trio recounts their New York Comic Con experiences as Matt Murdock, Elektra, and Lobo, respectively. (Encore presentation. Originally aired as an episode of Flat Squirrel Tales on 11/1/17.)

Comic News Insider Episode 817 – NYCC: The Runaways w/ Lyrica Okano/Virginia Gardner/Ariela Barer/Allegra Acosta/Rhenzy Feliz/Gregg Sulkin/Producers Josh Schwartz/Stephanie Savage/Jeph Loeb!

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It’s the last of the NYCC press room roundtables! Jimmy sat in on this one for Hulu’s new show Runaways based on the hit Marvel comics series.  You’ll hear from stars Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Allegra Acosta, Rhenzy Feliz, Gregg Sulkin and Producers Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Jeph Loeb! How close to the comic book source will the series be? What changes for the characters have been made? Will we be seeing a lot of Old Lace? Download it and find out! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 816 – Harakiri Kane w/ Dean Haspiel/Stoya!

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Reviews: Power Pack Vol 3 #63, Ragman Vol 3 #1, Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #1 & 2, Batman White Knight #1 & 2, The Archies #1 & 2, Thor: Ragnarok

We are back! Well, Jimmy is back. Busy time of year so co-hosts are hard to find. He records solo but recruits some of the CNI correspondents to send in audio reviews for all of the above. Mad thanks to Erica, Emmy, Emily, Marta, and Heidi! Last week, Jimmy attended the new play Harakiri Kane written by cartoonist Dean Haspiel and starring Stoya. He sat down with them both after the show to discuss the play and you get to hear all about it! News includes: Brian Michael Bendis signs exclusive deal with DC Comics, Millarworld announces first Netflix comic, Tim Sale is developing new Batman projects, a Lord of the Rings TV series is in the works, Gotham is recasting Poison Ivy yet again and more! Also, come back later this week for the final  NYCC special episode starring Hulu’s Runaways cast and producers! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 814 – NYCC: Agents of SHIELD w/ Henry Simmons/Natalia Cordova-Buckley/Chloe Bennett/Clark Gregg/Elizabeth Henstridge/Iain De Caestecker/Ming Na Wen/ Producer Jeph Loeb!

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Jimmy sat in on the roundtables for AGENTS OF SHIELD. He chatted with stars Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Chloe Bennett, Clark Gregg, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Ming Na Wen, and producer Jeph Loeb. What’s gonna happen in space? Will they run into any other Marvel comics characters while up there? Is a crossover with the new Inhumans show coming? Listen in to find out! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 813 – NYCC: The Tick w/ Creator Ben Edlund/Michael Cerveris/Yara Martinez/Scott Speiser/Brendan Hines/Producers David Fury & Barry Josephson!

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Jimmy sat in on the roundtables for the Amazon series THE TICK. He chatted with stars Michael Cerveris, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, Brendan Hines, creator Ben Edlund, producers David Fury & Barry Josephson! The room started pretty late & it was very busy so we weren’t able to get stars Peter Serafinowicz, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry or Griffin Newman. Sorry about that! What’s coming for the 2nd half of the first season? How do they cover mental health? Any more characters from the comics that might make it into the show? Listen in to find out! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 812 – NYCC: SuperMansion w/ Zeb Wells/Matt Senreich/Tom Root!

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Jimmy sat in on the roundtables for the stop-motion animated comedy series SUPERMANSION. He chatted with creators/producers Zeb Wells, Matt Senreich and Tom Root. What’s up with the new Halloween special? Do they leave room for improv during recording sessions? What’s coming up in the new season? Listen in to find out! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 811 – NYCC: Carmilla w/ Elise Bauman & Natasha Negovanlis!

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Jimmy sat in on the roundtables for the upcoming movie CARMILLA (based on the hit web series of the same name). He chatted with stars Elise Bauman (Laura) and Natasha Negovanlis (Carmilla).  Absolutely charming, smart, talented and funny ladies. How will the movie differ from the series? Where does Wynonna Earp actress (the fantastic) Dominique Provost-Chalkley fit into the story? Does love win out for Carmilla & Laura? Listen in to find out! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 810 – NYCC: The Walking Dead w/ Robert Kirkman/Greg Nicotero/Andrew Lincoln/Lennie James/Tom Payne/ Katelyn Nacon/Norman Reedus/Jeffrey Dean Morgan/Lauren Cohan/Melissa McBride/Austin Amelio/Gale Ann Hurd/David Alpert!

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Jimmy got his NYCC correspondent Keka to cover the press conference for THE WALKING DEAD at New York Comic Con. In attendance were stars Andrew Lincoln, Lennie James, Tom Payne, Katelyn Nacon, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Melissa McBride, Austin Amelio along with producers Roberk Kirkman, Greg Nicotero, Gale Ann Hurd, and David Alpert. Who’s going to be in trouble during the war? Will Negan finally get his just dessert? Any further info on the crossover with spin-off show Fear the Walking Dead? Listen in to find out!

FAIR WARNING…sound isn’t that great as it was a press conference and the actors would often not pic up their mics.

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Comic News Insider Episode 808 – NYCC: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women w/ Rebecca Hall/Luke Evans/writer-director Angela Robinson!

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Jimmy did the press roundtables for PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN while at New York Comic Con. He talked to stars Rebecca Hall and Luke Evans along with writer/director Angela Robinson. How close to the real story is the movie?* How did the couple come together? Are they now (if not before) Wonder Woman comic book readers/fans? Listen in to find out! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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*FULL DISCLOSURE. News came out a week after NYCC that the film does not represent the exact truth. A lot of liberties were taken as admitted by the director. We did NOT know this at the time or else we’d have asked about it. Still, I hear it’s a pretty good film and worth checking out. 

 

Comic News Insider Episode 807 – NYCC: Gotham w/ Ben McKenzie/Donal Logue/Erin Richards/Camren Bicondova/Jessica Lucas/Robin Lord Taylor/Crystal Reed/Chris Chalk/David Mazouz/Sean Pertwee/Morena Baccarin/Cory Michael Smith/Drew Powell!

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Jimmy did the press roundtables for GOTHAM while at New York Comic Con. He talked to Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Jessica Lucas, Robin Lord Taylor, Crystal Reed, Chris Chalk, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Morena Baccarin, Cory Michael Smith and Drew Powell. How do the new players fit into the mix? What’s up with Bruce and his new outfit? Is Penguin’s empire secure? Give a listen and then watch the show to see what happens?. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 806 – More NYCC w/ Daniel Warren Johnson/Sara Varon/Doogie Horner/Vince Ferriero/Ray Chou!

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Jimmy AND Producer Joe got more interviews at New York Comic Con! Jimmy talked to Sara Varon (SweaterWeather) and Doogie Horner (A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic). Meanwhile, Producer Joe chatted with Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity) and Vince Ferriero and Ray Chou (Skies of Fire)! Give a listen and go check out their awesome work. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 805 – NYCC Recap! Ben Templesmith/Alex Segura/Frank Tieri/Dan Parent/Jen Vaughn/Lauren Wilson!

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Jimmy went to New York Comic Con and boy are his arms tired! He covered a bunch of press rooms and got a great amount of 1:1 interviews with some awesome cartoonists/writers/artists. No reviews or news in this episode as we wanted to bring you a bunch of the interviews. Here, you’ll hear Jimmy chat with Ben Templesmith (Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse), Alex Segura (The Archies), Frank Tieri (Jughead: The Hunger), Dan Parent (Your Pal Archie), Jen Vaughn (Deadwater) and Lauren Wilson (The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide). Check out their work. You will not be disappointed. I wouldn’t have talked to them otherwise! Come back later this week for more 1:1s and the Gotham press room. Then next week, even more press rooms from The Tick, Agents of SHIELD, The Walking Dead, The Shannara Chronicles, Carmilla, SuperMansion and Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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