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#WWAustinCC Podcast – 2014

John Mayo, of ComicBookPage, talks with Kay Kellam, of PopArtsPlace, about Wizard World: Austin 2014, panels we attended and discuss include:

A panel on how to know if you are ready to enter the professional writing arena, and the avenues open to you. Presented by K.M. Tolan, a published SF/F author with Champagne Books, the discussion will be a Q&A format dealing with all aspects of fiction writing and how to break in to today’s market.

Con Radio is a brand new podcast service that covers all things pop culture – from movie & TV news to comic reviews, action figures to pro wrestling, the scary to the geeky! Join us for the latest recording of Con Radio’s premiere program “Con SMASH,” featuring special guests to be announced, prize giveaways and more, hosted by Mo Lightning (Voice of Wizard World, WrestlingAudio.com) and Aaron Sagers (Editor At Large of Blastr.) Learn more by following us @radioforgeeks and @consmash.

Christopher Judge, Teal'C of Stargate SG-1

Christopher Judge, Teal’C of Stargate SG-1

You have seen Christopher Judge in Stargate SG-1; The Dark Knight Rises; Stargate: Continuum; Stargate: The Ark of Truth, and have heard his voice as Magneto in X-Men: Evolution. Join him in his very own Wizard World panel where he shares stories from his career and will take questions from you!

COMICS PODCASTING AND BLOGGING  – recorded as a podcast, available next wednesday, October 15, 2014
This panel will focus on podcasting and blogging as it relates to comics and comics culture. Panel participants (John Mayo, Derek Royal and Cole Houston) will come from different perspectives of comics reading – mainstream, alternative, indie – and have varying experiences in covering comics reviewing, comics analysis, and comics/pop culture news. This will be an informative panel, providing a how-to introduction to those interested in podcasting and blogging about comics culture. Panelists will strongly encourage audience questions and participation, since much of the purpose of the panel is to inform and encourage audience members interested in social media as a platform to sharing ideas about comics and pop culture.

Starling City can feel a little bit safer with Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance) around to help protect its citizens. Join the star of the hit CW show, Arrow, as she discuss her part on the hit show, share a detail or two about the upcoming season, her exciting roles outside of Arrow & much more!

See a video of Katie Cassidy talking about the Salmon Ladder — and whether or not she could handle doing it — on youtube at http://youtu.be/ce2dMHKjHlI

Come see the original Green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank live on the Wizard World stage. Don’t miss your chance to ask your questions in this special audience Q&A session and learn more about his reality TV show My Morphin Life.

From comedy to drama to fantasy, Rebecca Mader can do it all! You’ve seen her in The Devil Wears Prada, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Ceremony, The Big Bang, Iron Man 3, and most recently in Once Upon a Time as the as delightfully evil and compelling Wicked Witch of the West. She joins us for her very first Wizard World panel where she’ll share stories from her career and turn to YOU for questions!

HOW TO START YOUR OWN PODCAST AND KICK ASS AT IT  – recorded as a podcast — available now.
Sit down with a group of local podcasters and learn the complete technical and creative process of starting your own podcast. How to find your own style to stand out amongst all the others and make it last. Whether you want to start a podcast or have no idea what a podcast is, this is sure to be the panel to see! Hosted by David Martinez (Loitering And…), Damon Miller (The Pop Pod), William Howser (Zombie Life Podcast), Angel Mascareno (The Pop Pod) and Michael Holland (Loitering And…)   This panel was recorded as a podcast and can be heard at http://loiteringand.libsyn.com/loitering-and-comic-con-panel

Comics and graphic novels have come into their own as subjects worthy of—indeed, demanding—attention from academia. Historians and cultural theorists teach courses, hold conferences, and publish books on various aspects of sequential art. Colleges and universities teach courses in comics as literature and social history as well as how to make them. Here, to give an overview of various ideas about and approaches to comics studies (and to answer the question “Why teach BATMAN in college?”) is a cross-section of comics scholars and teachers, including: Jackson Ayres (Texas A&M University), Sam Cannon (University of Texas at Austin), Andrew Friedenthal (St. Edward’s University), and Aaron Delwiche (Trinity University). The panel is moderated by Derek Parker Royal (The Comics Alternative).  This panel was recorded as a podcast and is available now at http://comicsalternative.com/on-location-academia/

Arrow Asks Katie Cassidy QuestionLinks:
Wizard World: Austin: http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html
Convention Awareness Project Texas
Discount Comic Book Service: http://www.DCBService.com
Comics Podcast Network: http://www.comicspodcast.com
League of Comic Book Podcasts: http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league/

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#WWAustinCC – Katie Cassidy

Katie Cassidy ArrowThere were a LOT of wonderful panels Oct 2- 4 at the Austin Wizard World Comic Con at the Austin Convention Center.

A joint podcast with John Mayo, of ComicBookPage, will be going up soon with a two hour discussion of the countless wonderful moments.  During those two hours we discussed the Katie Cassidy panel, in which Katie not only showed off her biceps, but mentioned that as a former gymnast… well… I’ll let her tell you herself:

Arrow fans, can you picture it? Laurel on the Salmon Ladder? Yes, Season 3 could have a very different arc for Laurel Lance than we saw in Season 2, which ended with her “getting the jacket” as was joked during the panel on Saturday.

Katie Cassidy ArrowTake a moment to watch the video — then share it with your fellow Arrow fans!  Who knows, if the show will bring back the line “You Failed This City!” because it resonated with the fans, maybe we can encourage them to get Katie up on that Salmon Ladder and showing the world that Ollie isn’t the only one in Starling City who fights crime and does whatever it takes to fight for what is right.

Season 3 of Arrow Premieres on the CW October 8 at 8 PM / 7 PM Central.

If you have not already had a chance, check out the joint podcasts with John Mayo, of ComicBookPage, about Season 1 of Arrow, and Season 2 of Arrow.  (Our Season 2 podcast included a discussion about Laurel’s story arc with substance abuse and whether or not that was something that had been seen for her character in the comics, as well as whether or not that was a story arc we had seen coming for her character in particular.)


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(Entry edited to add links to podcasts about Season 1 and Season 2 of Arrow)

Z Nation – Premiering Sept 12 on SyFy and Space

Z Nation - on SyFy and Space

Z Nation – on SyFy and Space

In Z Nation, three years have passed since the zombie virus has gutted the country, and a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America. Z Nation stars Harold Perrineau (“Oz,” “Lost”) Tom Everett Scott (“Southland,” “Beauty and the Beast”), DJ Qualls (“Supernatural” “Memphis Beat”, “Perception”), Michael Welch (“Twilight” trilogy), Kellita Smith (“The Bernie Mac Show”) Anastasia Baranova (“The Darkness II”), Russell Hodgkinson (“Big Fish”) and Keith Allan (“Rise of the Zombies”).

One of the Space panels I enjoyed greatly at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto was the Z Nation panel with actor Tom Everett Scott and writer/producer Craig Engler.

The panel included a brief trailer for the show, which was more graphic than most shows I tune into.  As tempted as I have been to try watching the Walking Dead, for instance, zombies and gore are not in my wheelhouse, but listening to them talk about the show, I found myself wanting to tune in, even if I do spend portions of the episodes covering my eyes.

This is planned to be a show about travelling across the country, and by the sounds of it, they will not have a slow plodding journey.  They described a plot intensive show, with well thought out details for the Zombies, the virus that creates the Zombies, how the Zombies exist, and how those who are not Zombies are surviving in this new world.  In short, by the end of the panel someone who does not normally watch this genre of show but had come out of curiosity was ready to tune in.

As an added bit of fun, one of the characters, Citizen Z, has a twitter account up and running, and among other things he is giving advice (and taking advice) for surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.  You can tweet with @CitizenZNation.  Citizen Z is alone, in the arctic, with enough food to feed a hundred people for a year, and plenty of power, and access to satellites, giving him a global perspective on the Apocalypse… but who does he have to talk to??