Sound Board DragonCon Special Edition: Brit Pop 2013

British guitar

Rob Levy and Aaron Poole take the wheel and pilot us through Sunday morning at DragonCon 2013. Tuffley and Widge are on-hand with Dana Franks as a special guest star.

Please excuse the bits where someone’s cell phone starts causing interference.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:27:14+00:00 September 20th, 2013|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sounds of DragonCon 2013: Orphan Black at X-Track

The Ladies of Orphan Black

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This year at DragonCon, the inimitable Leigh–X-Track Director extraordinaire–put together a fan panel to discuss the conspiracies, weird science, and general shady dealings going on in the universe of Orphan Black. Because of our previous discussion on this topic, in the form of my conversation with Graeme Manson, I was invited to participate on this panel, along with Rob Levy, JM Tuffley, and the wonderful Cheryl of X-Track Staff. We had a great time together and we got a lot of excellent questions from the audience.

So if Orphan Black is a thing in which you are or might be interested, then I recommend you enjoy the above podcast. This was the X-Track Orphan Black Fan Panel, Sunday, September 1st, 7pm, Dragon*Con 2013. (Direct download available here–right click and select “Save As” or the equivalent.)

Oh, and the only Orphan Black cosplay I saw, all Dragon*Con, was seen at this panel: a fantastic recreation of the shot of Helena, found at right…

(Season 1 of Orphan Black is available from Amazon on DVD, Blu-Ray and on Amazon Instant Video.)

By | 2017-09-24T22:27:14+00:00 September 16th, 2013|Podcasts|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #201: This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that survived DragonCon and luckily suffers from only the same disorders that it did beforehand. It shall now spend three hours telling you all about them.

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Ron Jeremy

Agenda:

  • Everybody had a week
  • Derelict beer post-action report
  • DragonCon shenanigans
  • Zombies and scotch
  • Derelict: first the zine, now the coasters
  • Drinking underage and shipping issues
  • Jon’s lament
  • All smells come from New Jersey
  • DragonCon room frenzy
  • Rox’s shipping tips
  • DragonCon’s whore
  • Rob’s DragonCon tips
  • Cults made easy
  • Widge vs. the Coroner of Darkness
  • Luther vs. Notting Hill
  • Conquered by movies
  • The Man Who Left Rob and Rox Speechless
  • DragonCon Dealer Scrip (or something)
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:15+00:00 September 14th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|5 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #200: A League Divided (Live at DragonCon 2013)

    Justice League of America 200

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that recorded this nonsense at DragonCon in a live performance known as “Need Coffee Presents Your Weekend Justice Show of Shows.” There’s discussion. There’s games. There’s the Sound Board Live. There’s straining to hear things. It’s just like you were there. It’s the same podcast but with a couple hundred more people thrown into the mix. There has never been a trainwreck like this one. Not in the history of trains.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:16+00:00 September 6th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    DragonCon 2013: Crawling From the Wreckage

    Thank You Weekend Justice Cookie

    So the madness that was DragonCon 2013 has come and gone. And as we wake up in our respective car trunks, oversized pieces of luggage and coffins–we struggle to remember the extended convention weekend that was.

    Luckily, we have photos. And videos. And audio. And those will be happening as we can slam them into a somewhat respectable (for us) form. In addition to multiple panels where we got to see many, many of you, we did our experimental Weekend Justice #200 live recording and everyone had a chaotic good time. We also recorded another live Solve This, which will be hitting a lot sooner than the last one. And we had our annual Need Coffee Group Therapy session.

    Some highlights, though. We have had it underscored just how incredibly sexy you, our fans, are. That picture up there is of the giant cookie that greeted me when I arrived on the scene at Make the Bad Men Part I. Yes, I know: I should have taken the picture before we began mauling it. But I’ve been on a diet for a while and…well, you know, giant cookies aren’t something you purchase for yourself regardless, right? It was amazing. And I ate way too much of it. Took me back to high school age birthdays, so it did.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:16+00:00 September 4th, 2013|Stimuli|0 Comments

    DragonCon 2013: The Official Need Coffee Schedule

    Human Sacrifice - Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

    Coming to DragonCon this weekend? Want to seek out Team Need Coffee as we scatter amongst the madness? Here’s your guide. 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.

    Ver. 1.01 – 8/26 – Tuffley’s full schedule added; Wolven’s full schedule fixed; Bad Men 2 fixed; other appearances by Kidlet, Kim & Leigh added.
    Ver. 1.02 – 8/26 – Rox’s Alt History Sherlock Holmes panel added on Friday.
    Ver. 1.03 – 8/27 – Rob’s 7pm Peter Davison panel on Friday added.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:17+00:00 August 26th, 2013|Headsup|2 Comments

    Solve This! Live at DragonCon 2012

    Solve This Live from DragonCon 2012: Jon Boutelle, Aaron Poole, Rox of Spazhouse, Widgett Walls and J.J. Hawkins

    Clockwise from bottom left: Aaron Poole, Jon Boutelle, Rox of Spazhouse, J.J. Hawkins and Widgett Walls

    Okay, yes, it’s a second series. Consider this your appetizer for the upcoming second series of Solve This, the improvisational panel show and podcast that pits a panel of four experts to unravel the particular Gordian Knots that I place in front of them for your amusement. No, really, we’re doing more of them. The damn chairman scripts are already written.

    For this episode, we were recorded live in front of a studio audience (again, no, really) at DragonCon 2012. Special thanks to Jon Boutelle and The Unique Geek crew for getting us on tape. Special thanks also to Aaron Poole for editing this monster. Hire them both. Their rates are reasonable. And! We’re doing another live performance/recording Sunday at DragonCon 2013…September 1st, 7pm at the Atlanta Ballroom in the Westin. So this gives an idea of what to expect.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:17+00:00 August 24th, 2013|Podcasts, Solve This|4 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #199.9 With a Line Over the Last 9

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that’s going to record its 200th episode at DragonCon if it kills you.

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    Electric Company Spider-Man: What Happened?

    Agenda:

  • The price of sex?
  • Messaging and emailing while drunk?
  • Aaron will be blind soon, we’re certain
  • Number swizzling
  • Half a conversation about beer. Quiet.
  • Bottle hygiene
  • Derelict snail mail and a review
  • How to double your pleasure
  • Kenneth Hite at DragonCon
  • J.J. vs. The Gun
  • Geeks vs. football fans
  • Rox’s mighty hoodoo
  • Scott’s grandmother and voodoo
  • Tuffley’s research (not a euphemism)
  • When are introductions not introductions?
  • Introducing…Kim. As Kim.
  • Things not to do while driving
  • Rox’s practice cane
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:18+00:00 August 17th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|4 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #197: The Guy Who Bags Your Groceries is Not a Quest Giver

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that wants to send you on a quest… to Dream The Impossible Dream.

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    Toucans

    Agenda:

  • Jon and the Porn Router
  • Every 80s film ever
  • Serv trying to be reassuring about porn (failing)
  • Canada Track
  • Jon and the Alien-Blocking Router
  • The NSA discovers Jon’s Routering
  • Man of Steel
  • Technologically advanced civilizations don’t require screens
  • Laurence Fishburne‘s earring
  • Nerves Like Serv
  • Drink report
  • The Weekend Justice Book Club Review
  • Neil Gaiman and The Ocean at the End of the Lane
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:37+00:00 June 29th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #195: Criminal Cravings for Empanadas

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that wants to believe but can’t due to an overabundance of ECT while it was in middle school. And it’s here, albeit delayed by weather, illness and exhaustion–the three horsemen of the podcast apocalypse.

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    Pie Town

    Agenda:

  • Beer and loneliness. By degrees.
  • Donut outreach
  • The definition of in-laws and Serv’s true occupation
  • The true nature and conspiracy behind X-Track
  • Fun with Hannibal
  • Doctor Who, drugs and the 80s
  • Need Coffee: The Beer
  • Frank Zappa and shoes
  • More Derelict
  • Grimm and gypsy safety advice (SPOILERS)
  • Benedict Cumberkhan and Star Trek mayhem (SPOILERS)
  • Avengers cartoons
  • Strange Dredd casting
  • Faces of Death starring The Monkees
  • Sympathy for the Masters of Evil
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:42+00:00 June 2nd, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments