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Taken Season 1

John and Kay have a spoiler filled discussion about the first season of Taken.

Links:
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Comic Con Quick Start 2014

Yes, you read the headline right, and yes, we are aware this is now 2015.  As occasionally happens, Comic-Con just suddenly appeared before us, with preview night happening tonight and no time to record an updated Quick Start a very brief debate took place, along the lines of is there any harm in reminding people last year’s quick start podcast is still available? followed by a lot of the advice in it is timeless after all, that was our intent and goal when we sat down to record last year.

When John and I (Kay) recorded last year, we were thinking along the lines of useful tips 20+ years of attendance have taught us about San Diego Comic Con.  Things like, tell your friends you will meet them on the street side, or the water/bay side.  Avoid saying “Harbord Dr.” vs. “Harbor” side.  You are in a loud environment where it can be hard to hear every syllable, and cell phone signals are not perfect, despite the convention center having repeaters, and if you miss that precious word Drive… it can be so easy to miss connecting with someone you want to see, or feel as though time you could have spent enjoying the awesomeness that is Comic-Con was instead spent wondering where the heck your friends were wandering around thinking you were standing.

You will find that the 2014 Quick Start did include us discussing things that had caught our attention for that year, this year for instance, History Channel’s Vikings are back, but are doing Long Boat tours, and are at a different location.  In fact, their location varies depending on what time and which day you want to go out on the Long Boat and try and get a drinking horn.

Fans can conquer San Diego aboard the VIKINGS Long Ships July 10 & July 11 as follows:

Morning Route (near Convention Center) – 9:00am – 12:30pm
Pick-up at Manchester Grand Hyatt
Drop-off at 5th Avenue Landing (behind the Convention Center)

Afternoon Route (Gaslamp Quarter) – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Pick-up & Drop-off at 7th Avenue and Market Street Lot

Join the VIKINGS conversation at Comic-Con with @HistoryVikings using #VikingsSDCC.

Nerd HQ has moved, it was at PetCo Park last year, and in 2015 is at the Children’s Museum, at Union and Island by Front Street just across from the Marriott.

John Mayo, of ComicBookPage, and Kay Kellam, of PopArtsPlace, give some useful advice to get your Comic-Con international experience off to a quick start.

 

Links:
Comic-Con International: http://www.comic-con.org/cci
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Comics Podcast Network: http://www.comicspodcast.com
League of Comic Book Podcasts: http://www.comicbooknoise.com/league/

Email us at TheGuys@ComicBookPage.com

Join the discussion on our forum at: http://forum.comicbookpage.com

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page feed and website: http://www.ComicBookPage.com

2015 Spring Television Season Preview

John Mayo, of ComicBookPage, and Kay Kellam, of PopArtsPlace, discuss the 2015 spring fall television season.

The short version — the primary focus of this podcast is on the new shows starting up in the spring on “major” networks and cable channels. The shows are in order they are expected to premiere.

With a strong 2014 fall season having resulted in few cancelled shows, the mid-season offerings feel like fewer than expected, for instance iZombie does not yet have a premiere date that we could find.

Keeping that in mind, we covered as many of the December through May offerings we found of interest, and had available to us when we sat down to discuss the upcoming premieres and returning shows: The Librarians, Galavant, Agent Carter, Empire, Hindsight, Expedition Unknown, Melissa & Joey, Switched At Birth, 12 Monkeys, Musketeers, Chasing Life, The Fosters, Justified, Backstrom, Suits, Allegiance, Perception, Rizzoli & Isles, Odd Couple, Vikings, Battle Creek, Secrets and Lies, CSI Cyber, DIG, The Royals, AD, Orphan Black, and Wayward Pines. The episode includes shows from ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, and NBC, as well as ABC Family, History, SyFy, TNT, Travel Channel, USA and VH1.

During the discussion of upcoming mid-season replacements, returning shows, and event series, we also discussed the available trailers, and commercials and how effectively some sold their shows, while others left us needing to find more information.

After recording the episode Kay Kellam discovered PIVOT is moving into scripted programming with Fortitude, just one of many examples of the shows that unfortunately did not make it onto our radar, and the list in time to be included.

Links:
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/

Email us at TheGuys@ComicBookPage.com

Join the discussion on our forum at: http://forum.comicbookpage.com

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website:http://www.ComicBookPage.com

Vikings at San Diego Comic Con International

Vikings Cast at San Diego Comic Con International 2014

During the panel for the History Channel’s Vikings there was a lot of talk about the strength of the female characters, the intensity of the battle scenes, and the fact that a period of history rarely seen on TV, and cultures and places rarely portrayed are being brought to life.

Ragnar Lothbrok was a real person, written about in poetry, with a variety of legends having risen up around him.  It may be hard, in the case of Ragnar, to know the precise truth of his life, but knowing what we do about the time in which he lived, the History Channel’s show Vikings offers compelling entertainment, and an exciting glimpse into this period from the past.

Cast of the History Channel's Vikings at CCI in SD

The cast, which is working on Season 3 in Ireland, flew to San Diego for Comic-Con International, and talked about the experience of recreating both Norway and England from Centuries ago.  In season 3 more characters and, by the sounds of it, cultures and regions will be explored by our adventuring characters.

And as an added bonus for attending the Vikings panel, we received a Vikings Comic Book (published by Zenoscope) that I am looking forward to reading!