Friday, September 30, 2016

Needless Things Podcast 126 – Dragon Con 2016: GI Joe: A Real American Hero with Larry Hama

It’s a LIVE panel from Dragon Con 2016!

A presentation of the American Sci-Fi Classics Track – Larry Hama answers questions about GI Joe, the universe, and everything!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Embrace, Promote, and Defend What You Love. Support Your Friends' Works and Others. It Can Pay Dividends – Jerry Chandler


Support what you love. Promote what you love. Those seem like pretty basic concepts. They also seem like easy things to do. But if you spend any time at all on social media you’ll see that a lot of people use their time “socializing” by doing things other than this. As a matter of fact, a lot of people- and I am guilty of this myself from time to time when it comes to the realm of politics –seem to spend as much time or more essentially promoting the examples of what they don’t like than they do promoting things they like. That really is something a lot of people should work on changing.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Toy Review – Marvel Legends X-Men Series Kitty Pryde, Rogue, & Wolverine from Hasbro


I’ve been giving twelfth scale mass market figures a hard time lately. I think they deserve it. Twenty bucks apiece for what we’re getting from the average Marvel Legends or DC Multiverse release is not a good value. Especially when you compare those figures to what Star Wars fans are getting from the 6” Black Series (although I understand the quality is dropping there, as well).

However, on the rare occasion that you can find some Marvel Legends for a few bucks less than twenty, they might be worth it. Especially if they’re my beloved X-Men.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Beth's Dragon Con Recap - Part Three

Parts 1 and 2 are up if you haven't checked them out yet. You probably should do that before you read part 3, otherwise you'll be pretty lost. Not LOST, just regular non-smoke monster lost. I don't think I could be trusted with a smoke monster anyway. Like superpowers, I'd only use it for evil.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Phantom at Dragon Con 2016 – Day 3


If you haven’t read Day 1 – Thursday or Day 2 – Friday yet, click those links and do it!

Saturday was the big day.

As excited as I am for all of the things that I do at Dragon Con, The Dirty Dirty Con Con Game Game Show Show is my baby.

But prep for that didn’t start until 7 PM and I had a morning panel to attend to first!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Needless Things Podcast 126 – Dragon Con 2016: The Shining vs. The Shining

It’s a LIVE panel from Dragon Con 2016!

A presentation of the Horror Track - Phantom Troublemaker, authors Karen E. Taylor and Clay Gilbert, and Thomas Mariani from Horror News Radio discuss Stephen King's book and its various adaptations!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Slowly Watching the Monsters Die Off – Jerry Chandler



I’m in my mid-forties. Among the various other things that this statement can represent, it means for this topic that I’m from the generation who was born into one of the biggest monster and paranormal mania explosions into pop culture of the last four or five decades. My elementary and junior high school libraries were stocked with “nonfiction” books about the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman, ghosts, U.F.O.s, and the various compilation books looking at all the other “real” monsters and mysteries out there. Roughly a quarter or more of the selection of our school book fairs would be similar books to buy and own. Turn the TV on at any time of the day in the late 1970s and early 1980s and the odds were you’d channel surf into more than a few TV shows on cable and network television dealing with the paranormal and cryptozoology, and all of them treating the matters as if they had the scientific authenticity of a documentary on the making of the first atomic bomb.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Christina's Days of DragonCon Delight: Part One





We've all felt it.  That sensation the day after DragonCon where we are technically back in the real world yet we still feel like we are”back there.”  It still isn't over in our minds; it's just way too fresh.  Tis the day after the 2016 DragonCon as I'm writing this and I can tell you that I'm feeling that right now.  I look at the pics people took late Monday night or before check out Tuesday morning of a freshly cleaned and empty Peachtree Center or Hyatt/Sheraton/Westin/Hilton/Marriott, and it just leaves you feeling hollow.  So how does one fix this problem?  How do you fill the void?  With pictures, panel videos, DragonCon's Youtube goodies, DCTV stuff, and of course the fabulous Needless Things post-DC coverage. 

It's time for me to once again deny the real world access to my being and dive back in to the 2016 DragonCon.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Beth's Dragon Con Recap - Part Two

Oh Saturdays at Dragon Con. I both love and hate you. Love because it's when the best panels, costumes, and parties happen. Hate because it's when everyone in the entire world seems to show up and often slows things down to a crawl. I'm not complaining - I wouldn't give it up for anything. It's just a test of patience for those of us who get overwhelmed easily.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Phantom at Dragon Con 2016 – Day 2


If you haven’t read Day 1 – Thursday yet, it’s right here!

It is, unfortunately, inevitable that every year I will start at least one of these recaps by saying I didn’t feel very good in the morning. To one degree or another.