What’s Up with Dragon Con? – SWR #140

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On this week’s podcast, Riley and Bethany are joined by Brandy Roatsey, Director of the Star Wars Track at Dragon con to talk about the upcoming convention.

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Topics include:

  1. How Brandy Became a SW fan
  2. Dragon Con’s diversity
  3. What fans can look forward to this year
  4. Bethany and Riley will be on panels!
  5. And more!
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Comic Con and Beyond – SWR #139

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On this week’s podcast, Riley is joined by Pete Morrison from Rebels Report to talk about his time at Comic Con 2014.

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Topics include:

  1. Pete’s No. 1 highlight of Comic Con
  2. Celebration Anaheim’s podcast stage
  3. The Star Wars Rebels Screening
  4. The 7 minute Rebels clip
  5. It will be hard not to compare Rebels to the Clone Wars
  6. Disney is like Google, not Apple
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy
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Darth Vader and the Lost Command (Part 1 of 2) – SWBTF #136

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One Sith vs. the Ghost Nebula, Tarkin’s son in life-threatening peril! All this and more! All on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR ticket to the EU! YOUR Podcast of Legends!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, and your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to discuss Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command. Strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!Your hosts jump right in from where they left off last episode.VaderandtheLostCommandHC Continue reading

Monsterama Con Review

This year, Riley and I attended part of Monsterama Con as press this past weekend!

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Touted as an “Atlanta convention that celebrates the fantastic in film, literature, and art,” I’d say Monsterama Con was definitely a successful, new convention that anyone interested in horror, or the fantastic would be interested in. I was especially impressed with the level of preparedness of the staff that I interacted with, the guests who came, as well as the number of panels for a convention in its first year.

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It took place at the Holiday Inn Select on Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Atlanta, August 1-3. While zombies and vampires have been the rage for a number of years now, Monsterama Con was a little different than one might expect in that while it had its share of zombies, it focused a bit more on older, classic horror from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s.

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While monsters, horror, zombies, ect. haven’t really been my thing, fans of the genre who showed up seemed to really enjoy themselves. I never saw anyone who wasn’t happy about something, or had negative things to say about panels, guests, staff, or the experience. With the convention being a smaller one, I think the atmosphere created was more intimate, and fans were able to take in more of the experience than at larger conventions I’ve been to. Waiting hours or days in line wasn’t necessary, and I think that added to the enjoyment for fan attendees.

My favorite parts of the convention were wandering around and just taking in everything, and seeing Cineprov riff an old horror film.

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The convention was also a very affordable one, with special room rates being offered at the convention hotel, parking provided for free, and passes were also a very reasonable rate.

All in all, for fans of the genre this is a must go to convention.

For more information, check out the official website and follow the convention on Twitter!

Bethany Blanton