Here I am, back at work after a weekend that I would have to refer to as fun and successful. No – the live recording of Needless Things Podcast Episode 6 did not fill up the Odin’s parking lot or Media Room and certainly didn’t make Bobby Nash and Jay Hornsby rich men. But we did have a great time hanging out and recording and the trial by fire of the Olympus W-802 Digital Voice Recorder was a success.
The point is that everybody involved had fun and we got a good conversation out of it. I learned several things that I will put into effect for the next live show on August 17th. I’m going to focus more on the show itself than trying to make any kind of event out of it. The bottom line is that we can record whether people show up or not. And as Bobby and I determined after the event, it’s pretty much always better recording in person, whether you have an audience or not. The interaction is more immediate and real and the conversation has a much better flow.
Now that that’s all done, I am one hundred percent devoted to DragonCon (which is now asterisk-free) planning. I will once again be devoting at least three weeks of coverage on Needless Things; including my usual recaps. I’m in the process of lining up Q&As now and am really hoping that I can get a Calabrese podcast done. I’ve been working on that for a couple of months now. If not, I can at least hit them up at Con with my brand-new Olympus W-802. Which I got for $30 off the regular price because apparently nobody wants a blue voice recorder except my cheap ass.
As I write this we are a mere forty-four days away from DragonCon. I am excited beyond belief. This is going to be Phantom Troublemaker and Needless Things’ biggest year yet. There are so many awesome things in the works and I can’t wait to share them with you guys.
For now, here’s Needless Things Episode 6 – LIVE From Odin’s Cosmic Bookshelf. Myself, Mr. Beau Brown, the Belligerent Monkey, and Bobby Nash talk about our dork roots and the state of DC Comics’ media empire. I hope you enjoy it:
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