DragonCon 2014: Survival Confirmed

DragonCon 2014: Need Coffee Fun Fest Peter and the Ludicrously Big Die

'Peter and the Ludicrously Big Die' is not a children's book. But it probably should be.

Now that the smoke has cleared and the rubble of candy wrappers, makeup removal sponges and discard Predator gloves (no, really) has begun to slide into the mists of time, we take a moment to reflect on DragonCon 2014. And when I say “we,” I mean me. Widge. Because if you saw our schedule, you know we were collectively all over the damn place.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:10+00:00 September 7th, 2014|Stimuli|0 Comments

DragonCon 2014: The Who, The Where, The When

Madness: House of Fun

Dear God. Don’t look now, but DragonCon is this weekend. I said not to look! It will sense you staring at it. And then it will pounce. But the time is not right. Almost. But not yet. Remember: when the time comes, You Cannot Show Fear. The Con will maul anyone who shows fear.

Use this as your guide to the stuff we’re doing. We’re sure going to use it.

Follow our Needcoffee feed for last minute updates. Where available, everyone’s first mention has their Twitter ID linked up–so feel free to follow folks for their latest weirdness. (Except in cases where they’ve been added to an earlier panel than I first had them–so they’re Twitter-linked on here somewhere. I’m old and lazy.) As always, this list is subject to change without notice or sense.

As always, inevitably, there will be formatting and other stupid errors on this schedule. If you find something wrong, just ping me and we’ll get it fixed. Danke.

Update Log:
Version 1.01 – Added “Needcoffee vs. Sherlock”; added Rox’s “Adventurous Women” in Alt History; added the BritTrack After Dark panels for Scott
Version 1.02 – Added Tuffley’s and Wolven’s panels.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:10+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Stimuli|0 Comments

Your Weekend Goulash #2: Preparing for Conventions and, In Our Spare Time, Eating

Orphans of the Storm

Not a convention we plan to attend this year.

Random bits of things I wanted to share. Because I can. Coming to you post-weekend because the weekend was crazy. More on that shortly.

1) Sound engineer, philanthropist and friend to the animals Jon Boutelle has fired up 50 Days of DragonCon once more. Photos, info and scads of interviews with people associated with the Con. Recent entries have included a chat with: Grim, the video games track director and Dan Carroll, head of media relations. It is co-hosted by Leigh with guest appearances from many familiar voices and/or faces. Find it here. Enjoy.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:12+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Stimuli|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #212: The Lunchlady Who Loved Knives

Colt 45: This Establishment is Billy Dee Williams Approved sign

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that argues that Martian Manhunter could look like David Ogden Stiers if he really, really wanted to.

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Agenda:

  • Parenting (and hunting) skills
  • An attempt to talk about Zero Hour
  • J.J.’s deal…revealed!
  • Pirate dental work
  • House of Cards Season 2 (SPOILERS)
  • Hot in Portland
  • The Following (SPOILERS)
  • Hannibal (SPOILERS)
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:34+00:00 March 14th, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|3 Comments

    Solve This Live! from DragonCon 2013

    Solve This! Live 2013

    And we’re back. For this episode, we were recorded live in front of a studio audience (yes, again) at DragonCon 2013. Special thanks to Jon Boutelle and The Unique Geek crew for getting us on tape. Special thanks go out also to Aaron Poole for editing this monster. They are still awaiting your call.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:34+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Solve This|0 Comments

    DragonCon 2013: Re: The Following

    Following: James Purefoy and Kevin Bacon

    From DragonCon 2013: just in time for the return of the show this evening, we bring you Rox of Spazhouse, Jon Boutelle, J.J. Hawkins and Thespia discussing the first season of The Following. Obviously, spoilers for anyone who hasn’t made it that far.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:38+00:00 January 19th, 2014|Podcasts|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #200 – Live Highlights Reel

    Alex Ross Justice League

    The recording of Weekend Justice #200 took place at DragonCon 2013 in front of a live studio audience using crowdsourced topic suggestions and a shifting, ever-changing roster of Leaguers. It starred Jon Boutelle, Cosette, Kim, Leigh, Rob Levy, Aaron Poole, Rox of Spazhouse, ScottC, Serv, Thespia, Tuffley & a cast of literally thousands. Here is the video highlights reel, engineered and 4D sound FX by Jon Boutelle, filming by The Unique Geek, and edited by Aaron “Magic Fingers” Poole. Enjoy.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:38+00:00 January 19th, 2014|Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Make the Bad Men Stop: DragonCon 2013

    Sad Kitten

    If you think humans reacted poorly to the Catwoman movie, think about how actual felines felt...

    For your dancing and dining pleasure…if you’ve never been to the madness that is a Make the Bad Men Stop panel at DragonCon, then this video will be like you were actually there. Aaron Poole (who also used his Magical Orb of Editing to create this video) will explain all. Thanks to Unique Geek, Ltd for filming this mayhem at this year’s DragonCon. Enjoy.

    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:43+00:00 December 6th, 2013|Stimuli|0 Comments
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