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2 in 1 Showcase Episode 279: Wizard World New Orleans 2012 (II)

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It’s the second Wizard World New Orleans convention for 2012! Why? Blake and Kenny try to solve the mystery. The boys also talk convention shopping, cosplaying, Star Trek panel mayhem and close encounters in the Men’s Room. In the picks, Blake is reasonably impressed with Indestructible Hulk #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 279: Wizard World New Orleans 2012 (II)


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 255: Wizard World New Orleans 2012

For the second year, Wizard World has come to New Orleans, and the Showcase boys are on the floor. The guys talk costumes, autographs, and convention etiquette, and Blake hits the floor to talk to some of the creators in attendance! Writer John Layman talks about the hit book Chew and his upcoming work on Mars Attacks, arist Joe Eisma gives a tease about Morning Glories, artist Nick Pittara talks about creating The Red Wing and the upcoming Manhattan Project, and writer Brandon Seifert tells us what Witch Doctor has to look forward to in 2012! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 255: Wizard World New Orleans 2012


Gearing up for Wizard World…

The second annual Wizard World New Orleans convention is this weekend, and I’m well and truly psyched. I don’t get to go to nearly enough cons for my taste, so Wizard plunking one down in my backyard was a great little burst of news (mitigated somewhat by the news that it was essentially supplanting the wonderful local convention, the NOLA Comic-Con, which I miss already).

But as is often the case when I’m about to have a big geek event, the pop culture centers of my brain have been wholly devoted to this event for the last several days. I’ve still been writing, but I’ve spent most of the rest of my downtime thinking about what I want to do when I get there, who I hope I get to meet with, and how to try to make a few connections in the writing world.

If you plan on attending, say hi! I’m planning to attend both days, and I should have Mike and Kenny from the 2 in 1 Showcase podcast with me for at least the Saturday. I’ll be the one wandering the floor with my iPod, trying to record interviews with various pros for my podcast.

And in the meantime, here’s the thought process that went into my preparing for this year’s convention, courtesy of and Everything But Imaginary…

EBI #433: Find Your Grail


Cough, wheeze, croak

Gotta love flu season, right? I took today off work due to a nice cocktail of an elevated temperature, horrible stuffy nose, incessant cough, and a voice that sounds like I’d lined my throat with broken glass. And how was your day?

After I called in sick I tried to go back to sleep, but only succeeded for about a half hour before the aforementioned coughing and wheezing made it known that I was up for the day. So I tried to be at least quasi-productive. I didn’t have any major cerebral capabilities, so rather than working on a big writing project I knocked out a lot of mini-reviews over at (we’ve changed up the format in a way that I think is cool and, more importantly, will help you guys find what you’re looking for). I also watched the last two Netflix movies I had at home to cap off my previously mentioned “watch as many 2010 movies in January as I can” experiment. I plan to report on the results of that tomorrow, for those of you who are interested.

And if you’re waiting to hear more about Wizard World New Orleans, that’s going to be a big ol’ column at CX this Wednesday. If you’d like to see photos of the con or a couple of videos of the musical stylings of Ethan Van Sciver, you can find them on my Flickr Album.


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 207: Wizard World New Orleans

The boys make the trip to the first ever Wizard World New Orleans. Listen to the guys as they walk the floor, give their thoughts on the convention, have chats with Sweets creator Kody Chamberlain and X-Men writer Victor Gishler, and listen to the musical stylings of Ethan Van Sciver! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Episode 207: Wizard World New Orleans


Wizard World New Orleans…

Was a lot of fun.

Probably won’t go back tomorrow, because I don’t really feel great and I feel like I did everything I wanted today. But if you didn’t make it today, make the trip on Sunday. It’s totally worth it.

More detailed thoughts later this week. I leave you with an image or two:

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Wizard World New Orleans tomorrow

The first-ever Wizard World New Orleans is tomorrow!

So of course, I’m sick tonight!

Fingers crossed, friends, that I’ll be there and kicking. If you’re there and you see me, say hello.


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 184: Kick-Ass, the Losers, and Listener E-Mail

We’re going mano-a-Blakeo this week as your valiant host flies solo. But that doesn’t mean we’re bereft of content! This week Blake gives his thoughts on the new-to-DVD films Kick-Ass and The Losers, talks about a couple of recent events from Wizard World Chicago and the Green Lantern movie, and answers your e-mails! In the picks, Blake doubles up with the surprisingly awesome Life With Archie: The Married Life #1 and the not-at-all-surprisingly awesome Darkwing Duck #3. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 184: Kick-Ass, the Losers, and Listener E-Mail

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