With comic books being more mainstream than ever, it’s no surprise that comic conventions, or Comic Cons, are extremely popular. But with the growing crowds of younger, inexperienced fans, it seems that the etiquette of con goers has declined. As well as the vendors themselves. And lets not forget all the possible distractions, like cosplayers, and misrepresentation of geek culture, like The Big Bang Theory. Are they helping or hurting the cause?!
During this episode of My Big Fat Pull List, the crew share stories of nightmare con moments, give advice to venders on how to sell their books more efficiently and warn inexperienced comic collectors to mind their manners when hunting through long and short boxes. All this and more inside the Pros & Cons of Comic Conventions!
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Links from this Episode:
— My Big Fat Pull List on the Web http://mybigfatpulllist.com
— Cosplay https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay
— Wizard World https://wizardworld.com/
— Harley Quinn http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/Harley_Quinn
— Suicide Squad https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386697/?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Wonder Woman film https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279/?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Halle Berry https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000932/?ref_=tt_cl_t1
— Elektra film https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0357277/?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Batman Returns https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103776/?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Michelle Pfeiffer https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000201/?ref_=tt_cl_t3
— Supergirl CW https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4016454/?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Buffy Summers http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/Buffy_Summers
— Captain Janeway http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Kathryn_Janeway
— Ghostbusters Answer The Call https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1289401/?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Charisma Carpenter https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004806/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t10
— Michael Rooker https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0740264/?ref_=tt_cl_t8
— Bucky O’Hare https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucky_O%27Hare
— Free Comic Book Day https://www.freecomicbookday.com/
— Comic Headquarters http://www.comichqstl.com/
— IDW Publishing http://www.idwpublishing.com/
— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles https://www.idwpublishing.com/product-category/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/
— The Big Bang Theory https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898266/?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Freaks & Geeks https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0193676/?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Toyman Toy Show http://www.toymanshow.com/
Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:
— How determined are YOU when it comes to hunting for missing issues at a convention? Tell us now!
— What are YOUR thoughts on how The Big Bang Theory interprets geek culture? Tell us now!
— What would YOU suggest to vendors at conventions to make the experience better for customers? Tell us now!
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The Hosts of this Program:
Nicholas J. Hearne:
Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! His fascination with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel Comics X-Men drove him to become an avid reader of all literature and a devoted comic collector at the age of eleven! Even though Nick enjoyed most comic book related material, his deep passion for all things “mutant” led to his alter ego being formed, the Uncanny Mister X! In recent years, Nick has co-founded his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, a film company, Archlight Studios, and has become a skilled podcaster and podcast editor. Mister X has taken all of Nick’s talents and found an outlet for his mad ramblings… the My Big Fat Pull List podcast!
Just a common man, working hard with his hands, Jacob Petri has always had an eclectic taste in the world of pop culture. As a child, Jacob read comics, watched Saturday morning cartoons, enjoyed televised sports entertainment, played video games and collected trading cards and action figures. As an adult, he took his love of over the top theatrics and parlayed that into a mediocre Pro-Wrestling career, as he believed Pro-Wrestling was the closest he could get to live action comic books.
As Pistol Danger, he’s used his knowledge and skill both in the ring and on the internet, navigating video games during Let’s Plays and dishing out advice about the wrestling business. Needing to conquer new forms of entertainment, Pistol Danger has turned to podcasting, hoping to educate people on the finer points of geek culture, from comic books to films and everything in between.
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Born with the ambition to one day be a professional football player and then join the military, Sean Murphy was always drawn towards hero based cartoons such as G.I. Joe and the X-Men. Sadly, those dreams were crushed after a terrible accident while playing street football. Sean learned that he was born with missing bones in his feet and his doctors informed him that he wouldn’t be able to play pro football let alone join the military. Missing out on being the hero he wanted to be, Sean turned towards the heroes he knew and loved… comic book superheroes!
As his teenage years turned to adulthood, Sean found a deep love for pop culture. Taking part in role-playing games, cosplaying as his favorite characters at conventions, Sean even worked at a comic book shop for over a decade. His need to absorb geek culture and fun facts earned him the nickname Smurphy. A fun-loving and sometimes socially clueless podcaster, Smurphy is eager to pass on all he knows and then some.
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