Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 176 – Dragon Con 2017: The Puppets Take Atlanta


Dragon Con 2017 coverage continues on Needless Things with this special Wednesday episode!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Dragon Con 2017 – Phantom’s Schedule

By Phantom Troublemaker

Good evening, Phantomaniacs and welcome to basically the only Dragon Con post (aside from podcasts) I’ve been able to put together this year. And you’re about to see why.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dragon Con 2017: Beth's Interview Requests

by Beth

As Dragon Con quickly approaches I'll probably only stop talking about it here long enough to give my thoughts on this season of Game of Thrones once the finale airs. Other than that it'll most likely be all Con all the time. Several weeks back I received an invitation from the lovely people in Dragon Con media relations to submit interview requests for Walk of Fame guests. From what I've seen they don't throw this out to everyone so I had to think long and hard about who to request. I didn't want to aim too high, but then I also figured "what the hell, why not?" and asked for some people I might not be important enough to talk to anyway. There are some pretty big names this year, and narrowing this list down to 10 (each reporter only gets 10 requests) was daunting Here, for your reading pleasure is the list of my requested interviews, and why I picked them.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 174 – Dragon Con 2017: Dragonslayer Needless Commentary


Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Dragon Con 2017: SURVEY SAYS!

BY PHANTOM TROUBLEMAKER

For the first time ever you have the opportunity to determine the FUTURE!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Dragon Con 2017: The Dragon Awards

by Beth
Last year I encouraged you to sit on your ass, and vote for the first annual Dragon Awards. This year I encourage you to do the same thing. I didn't get on in time for the nominations so if you want to have a hand in choosing the nominees next year look for the nominations process to start in early July. I'm a little mad at myself about it too since Thrawn didn't get a nomination. Just because you didn't get nominate your favorite whatever it is you like doesn't mean you can't still participate though.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Dragon Con 2017: The Costume Post – aka – In Your Satin Tights

By Phantom Troublemaker


It takes many different elements to create the magic of Dragon Con – fan Tracks, celebrity guests, apple pie – but in my opinion few are as important as the costuming community.
To me, Dragon Con’s biggest virtue is that it gives me the ability to immerse myself in an environment that is accepting, nurturing, and fantastical. Where, for five(ish) days we can all be whoever we were mean to be – our best selves. Whether you’re a wizard, a wrestler, a soldier from the future, or a mad scientist, you get to be you. And more importantly, you’re surrounded by fellow wizards, warriors, and Wonder Women.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Comic Book Wednesday – Previews August 2017: “Things With Pages”

By Phantom Troublemaker


If you don’t know, Previews is the catalog that Diamond Comic Distributors use to offer the products they distribute to comic book stores around the country. This is where you can view and order (through your favorite Local Comic Book Shop) comic books, trade paperback collections, t-shirts, books, media, and toys and other collectibles from hundreds of different vendors that deal in geek-oriented merchandise. The genius part is that you actually have to pay for your copy of Previews for the privilege of ordering other things to pay for.

It’s like the Ren Fest except without the horse poo smell.

So every month a new edition of Previews is sent out to comic book stores. Contained in the pages within are products that might be currently available or could be released anytime in the next year; but are typically about two months away. Most of this month’s offerings are scheduled to ship in October.