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Episode 71: Completely Unscripted!

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 71: Completely Unscripted!
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Unscripted episode!  Here are some topics..

The Not So Secret Orgin Of Madisen
Troy’s Christmas Lights
Dungeons and Dragons on Google + (Tabletop Forge)
Battlestar Gallactica
Amazing Spider-Man #700
Comic Book Realism vs Escapism
DC Animation – Superman vs The Elite, Batman: Year One, Batman: Under the Red Hood
Marvel NOW! Fantastic Four, FF, Uncanny Avengers
The Truman Show
Aquaman, Red Hood and the Outlaws
The Walking Dead
Stan Lee’s Birthday
Cosplay
My Little Pony
Much, Much, More!

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Episode 48: Completely The Lexington Comic And Toy Convention!

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 48: Completely Lexington Comic & Toy Convention!

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On this episode of Completely Comics, Troy and Will visit the Lexington Comic & Toy Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. Below is a list of guests on the show with the approximate times that the guests appear in the episode.

*see more photos on our Facebook page:  Lexington Comic Con Photo Album

0:00 Introduction

5:35 Doctor Who Family

7:25 Patricia Leisten
“Scott Summers is a jerk!” You can quote her on that.
Jay Leisten’s website is http://www.jayleisten.com/

11:58 Mark Kidwell
Mark talks about ‘68’ from Image Comics and ‘Bump’ from Fangoria Comics.
Here is his page on Comic Vine: http://www.comicvine.com/mark-kidwell/26-55682/

13:22 Don Glut
Don speaks about age bias, creativity in animation, working with Stan Lee, voice-over work, the 30 minute commercials called ‘Saturday Morning TV’, The Mummy’s Kiss, and why he hated to hear “This is the best script I ever read.” Don denies he named He-man, explains why he named the ‘Castle Grayskull’ and talks about his volunteer work with dinosaur fossils. Here is his website: http://www.donaldfglut.com/

23:26 Patrick from Lexington

25:00 Shawn Pryor with Action Lab Entertainment
Shawn talks about comics as literature, he shares that the Princeless Comic Received Five 2012 Glyph Nominations and that they are happy to be based out of Lexington, Kentucky. Their website is: http://www.actionlabcomics.com

28:05 Claude Miles and Billy Boyd from Breakfast Impossible.
They talk about their webisodes and web comic as well as Concave: Kentucky’s longest running Science-Fiction Convention and explain why it is like a sci-fi ‘club-med’ Their web address ishttp://www.breakfastimpossible.com             

30:58 Bertena Varney- Vampire Sociologist
Professor Varney talks about Vampire vanquishing kits (including sharpened Louisville Sluggers) and her book Lure of the Vampire. She shares that while there is a little known Chinese story of a vampire described as ‘shiny’, the current ‘Twilight’ phenomenon provides a disservice to the traditional vampire. Her website can be found at: http://searchforthelure.webs.com/

34:40 Kayla Perkins
Kayla announces the World Premiere of the Kentucky Movie ‘The Killbillies; Find out more about Kayla athttp://www.kaylaperkins.com

35:34 ‘Tommy’ Power Ranger Fangirl

36:46 Catherine Sutherland
Catherine is the Pink Power Ranger throughout the “Power Ranger Zeo” and “Power Rangers Turbo” Series. Catherine shares her love for the fans and announces she is working on a children’s book.  Here is a link to her wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Sutherland

39:30 Nakia Burrise
Nakia is  the Yellow Power Ranger throughout the “Power Ranger Zeo” and “Power Rangers Turbo” Series.  Nakia shares her love for the fans. Nakia also candidly shares her personal faith and her hopes for her new clothing line, Eternally His Design.

44:45  Kaitlyn from Lexington

46:04 Catherine is Supergirl, and James
Catherine expresses why she dresses in a full supergirl costume for the Con, and James, from the “Evening with Robert Kirkman” Completely Comics episode says hello.


47:45 Jonny Fairplay, reality TV Icon
Jonny talks about “The Boys” comic and a soon to be released comic project that he can’t mention.  We talk about his legal name change and all his charity work.  Follow Jonny on Twitter at @jonnyfairplay

53:01 Dean Lorey
Dean talks about Arrested Development’s return to TV as well as all the movies his written and co-written. Dean shares his favorite line that he has written. It is worth hearing it here and then finding it in the actual movie!

54:16 Drew Curtis
Drew talks about the beginnings of www.fark.com  and how it jsut kept growing. Drew shares tips about monetization of websites and shares a new service that he is exploring.

1:00:42 Kentucky Geek Girl, Natasha Collier
Natasha talks about the Hunger Games movie and something about a guy named Mr. Bates in an Abbey?

1:01:42 Legendary comic artist, Mike Grell
While Mr. Grell draws Shadow Lass, he talks about his first job at DC, the Legion of Super-Heroes, The Pilgrim comic and a possible Jon Sable big budget movie.

1:13:50 Craig Boldman
Craig, artist on Jughead for Archie Comics talks about his innovative use of his iPad to make an amazing sketch card line. Craig also talks about is personal webcomic titled talipoe. Find more at http://www.facebook.com/cboldman1

1:20:14 Phoenix Kasai
Pheonix talks about her love of Rogue and Gambit; and how great it is to work with Craig Boldman.  Find out more about her at: http://www.phoenixkasai.com/  or http://www.facebook.com/PhoenixKasaiCosplay

1:22:49 Jerrod Greer, Lexington Comic and Toy Convention Organizer
Jarrod announces preliminary numbers of attendees at the convention as well as the dates of next year’s Lex Con. (Note: Listen for Jonny Fairplay’s unscheduled appearance.)

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Lexington Comic & Toy Convention Memories

LexCon 2012

Lexington Comic & Toy Convention  has come and gone, but it still lives in the memories of everyone who visited.  The convention was held on Saturday, March 24th at the Lexington Convention Center (home to the historic Rupp Arena and the University of Kentucky Wildcats).  The con featured comic book creators, publishers, vendors, celebrities and the DeLorean from “Back To The Future”.

The busiest folks at the Con had to be the Power Rangers.  Five members of the Power Rangers cast were in attendance.  Jason David Frank, who played Tommy on several seasons, had a constant line of people wanting autographs and photos.  So much so, that I never got a chance to speak with him.  The others had lines as well, but were a bit more accessible.  Paul Schrier (Bulk) and Jason Narvy (Skull) are incredibly funny in real life.  Catherine Sutherland (Pink Ranger) and Nakia Burrise (Yellow Ranger) were incredibly cool and fun to talk with.  We actually helped them find the show floor on Friday night, and I admit, I geeked out a little bit.

The Power Rangers held an hour long Q&A for fans of the show.  The audience ranged from the very young, to the gray-haired young at heart.  The actors answered every question from the fans given to them, some light-hearted, some serious.  One fan had come from a hard childhood, and commented how The Power Rangers had taught him how to be a good person with their morals on the show.

I attended another panel which featured Mike Grell, legendary artist and writer, and Mark Ryan, writer and voice actor.  The two had an interesting conversation about literary archetypes in fiction.  They also had a Q & A session, answer questions about their joint collaboration called “The Pilgrim.”

I had the opportunity to hang out with reality TV icon Jonny Fairplay (Survivor, TNA Wrestling) and Mikayla Wingle (Survivor, Lingerie Football League).  Jonny is a jokester.  Mikayla is amazingly beautiful and as sweet as she can be. While we were joking around I had a chance to take a picture that they shared on their websites!

I had a great time and have lots of good memories about the entire Convention. As well as national celebrities,   I ran into old friends like Daniel Frazier (The Adventures of Nightclaw and Prowler), Eric Banister (Derby City Comic Con) and Natasha Collier (Kentucky Geek Girl).  All three of these people have appeared on Completely Comics.  Daniel is an artist and a writer and works on his creator owned, all ages comic, The Adventures of Nightclaw and Prowler.  Eric Banister is a convention organizer himself, and put together Derby City Comic Con, an annual convention held in Louisville, Kentucky.  Natasha Collier is the Kentucky Geek Girl.  She’s a friend to our show, and hosts a fantastic blog, focusing on all things geeky from a girl’s perspective.

I even ran into other podcasters.  Comics Related was there (Irun into them at every convention I go to).  They’ve been around for awhile, and have always been friendly.  We ran into the guys from Comic Book Jerk.  Hilariously funny, I highly recommend watching their reviews of comic book related movies and shows (just not with your children).  I met the folks from Beaucoup Pop.  We had just discovered these folks, with the help of Natasha Collier (Kentucky Geek Girl) and have loved listening to their show.

The best memory for me, however, was watching Mike Grell sketch a drawing of Shadow Lass of the Legion of Super-Heroes.  The funniest moment..?  Getting locked out of the Con with Jonny Fairplay.. and beating on the doors to get in.

Convention organizer, Jarrod Greer, has a success on his hands. Over 4000 attended the convention, which was unexpected for the Lexington area.  There was at first a question if there was a strong enough interest in a convention such as this in Lexington Kentucky.  The turnout was great enough that next year, the con will be expanded to a two day event, held on March 16th and 17th.

We will be posting our show ‘Completely the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention’  featuring highlights and interviews!  Stay tuned to Completely Comics!

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